Raiders of the lost place II – Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC3YFB5
by Saarfuchs
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
4.5
Location:
France
N 49° 26.807 E 005° 53.759

Ready for a subterranean French adventure? Tucked away in Eastern France lies the Maginot Line, a series of decommissioned military fortifications, now left to the sands of time. Grab your most powerful flashlight and summon your courage as we explore France’s most-Favorited Mystery Cache, Raiders of the lost place II (GC3YFB5).

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Extrem4 -“Stonerose”- Nachtcache — Geocache of the Week

Letterbox Hybrid
GCTWJ1
by Doomritterbande
Difficulty:
5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Grand-Est, France
N 48° 00.975′ E 007° 31.875′

So you’ve heard of the standard daytime caching, but have you heard of extreme nighttime caching? Prepare yourself for a never-before-seen adventure through the forgotten walls of a 19th-century French fortress. Dark twists and turns await you at every mysterious corner in this daring Letterbox Hybrid! This Geocache of the Week is for those who like to play in the dark and are up for one intense challenge; welcome to Extrem4 -” Stonerose” – Nachtcache (GCTWJ1). 

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Geocaching, tennis, and community building—Interview with Arnokovic

Sometimes we start amazing journeys without realizing it until after the fact. That’s exactly what happened to Arnokovic, a community volunteer translator and prolific geocache hider hailing from the north of France, when he found his first cache with a coworker back in 2009.

Since then, he has found over 50,000 caches and has hidden 168 of his own, including GC5552H (Eiffel Power, France’s most-Favorited geocache of all time). We sat down with Arnokovic himself to discuss his experiences geocaching, what it’s like to serve as a volunteer translator, and the various ways in which geocaching has come to impact his life.

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Eiffel Power

Traditional
GC5552H
by Arnokovic
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Paris, France
N 48° 51.422 ‘E 002° 17.656’

Some of the most memorable and beloved geocaches often coincide with historic and culturally significant landmarks. Few caches capture this sentiment better than our Geocache of the Week, Eiffel Power (GC5552H), which we originally featured in 2017.

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Occi

Traditional Cache
GCWGPH
by kardamom
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Corse, France
N 42° 35.033 E 008° 50.391

Geocaching can leave a lasting impact on us in many ways, from the ingenuity of the geocaches to the new places we discover. We have decided to revisit some of our favorite Geocaches of the Week from the past.

This week we’re looking back to December 2012 and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. Separated from Sardinia, Italy by the Strait of Bonifacio, Corsica is home to Occi (GCWGPH). This geocache brings geocachers to the abandoned village of Occi. Scholars believe this small town was founded in the Middle Ages, and the first inhabitants were refugees from a nearby town. Although it was inhabited for hundreds of years, the small village was eventually abandoned for the larger town of Lumio.

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