Sky House – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCT7AZ
by Stephen & Ken Wiens
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
5
Location:
Alberta, Canada
N 51° 18.761 W 115° 14.573

Often geocaching is done by driving in your car to the cache closest to your location. But sometimes you have to do some preparation, research, and gather the right equipment. Our Geocache of the Week falls into the latter category.

Sky House is reached by undertaking a twelve pitch ice climb on the famous House of Sky Climb located in the Ghost River Wilderness Area in Alberta, Canada. While it is possible to hike to the cache during the summer, it is not recommended, as the trail is poorly marked and it is very easy to get lost. The best time to approach it is during the winter.

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It’s not too late to become an Official Space Explorer

Geocachers around the universe have been blasting off to add smilies and digital souvenirs to their profiles during this exciting adventure of Planetary Pursuit.

It’s not too late to earn up to 10 souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer! Find different cache types to collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 15 and explore beyond what you know about geocaching…

Puzzle Cache Geocaching

How to solve Mystery Caches (also known as Puzzle Caches)

Puzzle Cache Geocaching
Keep calm and go Puzzle (Mystery) Caching

This article was written by Geocaching superstar and Geocaching HQ employee, Cathy (Prying Pandora).

Do you look at Mystery Caches, also known as Puzzle Caches, and have no idea where to start? You’re not the only one. Many geocachers feel overwhelmed by Mystery/Puzzle Caches, but they’re not as scary as they appear. You just need to begin collecting your own “puzzling bag of tricks” to help you solve them.

What should you keep in your puzzling bag of tricks? Think of the “tricks” as what you learn from each puzzle you solve. Many puzzles use the same ideas, so if you solve one, you can often pull that same trick out again and solve another similar puzzle. The more tricks you put in your bag, the easier Mystery/Puzzle Caches will be to solve. You will never stop finding new tricks to put in your bag, no matter how long you’ve been solving puzzles.

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GREETINGS OBX EARTHLINGS – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4G2HQ
by beans&franks
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
North Carolina
N 35° 14.920′ W 075° 36.526′

Get ready for take off! There’s a geocache in the Outer Banks of North Carolina that may eclipse the other geocaches on your find list. GREETINGS OBX EARTHLINGS landed on Earth on July of 2014. Prepare for a close encounter with the fourth kind while at ground zero. But it’s ok, these aliens come in peace.

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No service in outer space? No problem!

Planetary Pursuit has officially launched and your journey through the Solar System has begun! In an attempt to relieve any turbulence throughout your expedition, Ground Control will be offering useful tips for smooth space sailing.

Even though you may be roaming outer space, there’s no need to let your data roam while caching! Take your adventure offline to find caches anywhere the game takes you with Geocaching Premium. As a Premium member, you can save lists of geocaches for offline use so you’ll always be ready for the next adventure no matter where your cell service ends. Here’s how to download a list and access it offline in the Geocaching® app:

1. Go to the My Lists section of the Geocaching® app.
2. Tap the ellipsis (…) next to the list that you want to download.
3. Select Download Offline Data.

Offline maps are saved in the Trails map type. When you’re geocaching without an internet connection, switch to Trails to see your offline maps!

Start planning your out-of-this-world geocaching adventures and earning up to 10 new souvenirs!