Ten off-the-beaten-path ways to CITO

Ten off-the-beaten-path ways to CITO

All good cachers go geocaching, but what do great cachers do?

Cachers Improve The Outdoors!

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at over 18,000 events.

CITO Events often involve litter clean-up, trail building, tree planting, invasive species removal, and more. Perhaps you’ve attended CITOs in the past and are ready to host your own, or maybe as a regular CITO host you’re ready to change things up.

Today we highlight off-the-beaten-path ways to step up your CITO.

GIFF 2018

Geocaching International Film Festival 2018 in review

This past November, almost 18,000 geocachers attended Geocaching International Film Festival events. From movie theater seats and living-room couches, geocachers all around the world celebrated the 16 GIFF finalist films. We laughed a lot, sniffled a little, and remembered what we love about geocaching.

This year we’re excited to share a very special video created by geocacher and previous GIFF finalist, Geoelmo6000. He gathered and edited footage from this year’s film finalists and GIFF events to create this exclusive recap. Watch the film now: 

Interested in submitting your own film and participating in next year’s festival? Learn how at the GIFF website. You have some time but you may want to start sketching your storyboards. The deadline for next year’s film entries is August 1, 2019.

Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018

Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018

Tranent Core Path Spring CITO 2018 — GC7MX0X, Scotland
Tranent Core Path Spring CITO 2018 — GC7MX0X, Scotland

Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week just wrapped up, and what a success it was! Thousands of people all over the world grabbed their gardening gloves, garbage bags, and old blue jeans and got to work. Here are ten highlights that will make you smile. And remember, a good geocacher CITOs every time they geocache!

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Cache In Trash Out® — 10 Create Ways to CITO.
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Cache In Trash Out® — 10 Creative Ways to improve your CITO

 

 

 

GC70MTZ Demank, July 5. The event that started it all.
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Are you crazy?!? No, I’m Radu! Geo-cycling through 16 countries in 5 months.

 

GC70MTZ Denmank, July 5. The event that started it all.
GC70MTZ Denmank, July 5. The event that started it all.

Radu Clapa (Radu C) is Romanian-born and now resides in Denmark. He does not own much in the way of special gear, equipment, or clothing, and insists many people could do what he’s done if they just have the willpower. He swears he’s a normal guy.

Except this “normal guy” is doing the exceptional: geocaching on a bicycle through 16 countries, focusing on T5s, Virtual Caches, Webcams, and oh, about 1,400 other “regular” geocaches. He calls the journey, “Geocaching Bicycle Touring Europe 2017”, or GBTE2017.

His 7,800 km (4900 mi) adventure started in Denmark on July 5th and will end on Wednesday, November 15th in Romania. Here’s his story.

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