Geocaching in New Mexico

Geocaching adventures in New Mexico

Geocaching in New Mexico
Geocaching in New Mexico

This blog post was written by geocaching superwoman and Geocaching HQ employee, Annie Love.

One might think of a band playing gigs in different cities when they hear the term “Lackeys on Tour.” But those of us who work at Geocaching Headquarters, lovingly known as “Lackeys,” it simply means geocaching in an interesting new location.

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B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCG0DN
by MiketheFiddler
Difficulty:
5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Marshall Islands
N 07° 11.957 E 171° 03.138
B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week
B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

The D5/T5 ratings for this Geocache of the Week Virtual Cache are spot on, and could probably be even higher (T6 rating, anyone…?). In the fifteen years since publication, only six geocachers have logged this cache due to the extraordinarily remote location and methods of traveling there.

This World War II plane wreck is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 500 miles (800 km) west of the International Date Line near the Majuro atoll as part of the Marshall Islands. A kidney-shaped reef 25 miles (40 km) long with a population of around 20,000 people, Majuro is is a tropical paradise boasting beaches, reefs, a wealth of stunning sea life, and even more local history.

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Geocaching on the water

Paddle your way to a T5 geocache

After attending the MOGA 2014 Mega-Event in Ohio, my wife and I were driving through Kentucky on our way home. I opened the Geocaching® app to search for caches along our route when I caught sight of a ton of T5 caches. I mean a boatload of them (pun intended because they were the kind that required a boat to find). They were on creeks, rivers, and lakes. So many of them! I’d never seen anything like it. Alas, I had no boat. No kayak. No canoe. No watercraft of any kind.

I pondered the boat idea upon returning home. Impulsive as I may be when it comes to geocaching, I know enough not to immediately drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on a watercraft. So, I dipped my toe into water caching by tagging along on a lake outing with a friend who owns an extra hardshell kayak. I loved it. Still, I wasn’t quite ready to make a huge investment. Instead, I purchased an inflatable kayak for around $75.

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Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3J

Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC3BH3J
by Valente Cruz
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
5
Location:
Aveiro, Portugal
N 40° 52.163 W 008° 11.409
Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3J
Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3J

Deep within the wild greenery surrounding Rio de Frades canyon in Portugal, this T5 cache may put you in Indy’s shoes—or, maybe his wetsuit.

Many geocachers feel an affinity for Indiana Jones and imagine they’re on amazing adventures in exotic locations, retrieving ancient artifacts worth millions of dollars. In all reality, many geo-adventures are closer to grabbing a lamp post cache from a parking lot on the outskirts of town, but the thrill is still there! 

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No Further South From Here
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No Further South From Here — Geocache of the Week

Virtual Cache
GCHN13
by KRSWrench
Difficulty:
4.5
Terrain:
4.5
Location:
Antarctica
S 90° 00.000 W 180° 00.000
No Further South From Here
No Further South From Here

When you stand at S 90° 00.000 W 180° 00.000, the only way to go is north. That’s what makes this Virtual Cache at the South Pole so nice nice, baby. Yeah, we went there. Sorry. We were just trying to be cool.

Although Antarctica is the least visited continent, there are currently 48 active geocaches located in this harsh yet fascinating land. Ready to log this smiley? Great! Here’s what you need to do: Continue reading →