A geocaching crew goes for 13 different icons in one day

Geocache Icon Run: find the most cache types in one day

A geocaching crew goes for 13 different icons in one day
A geocaching crew goes for 13 different icons in one day

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

If you are an obsessed geocacher, then you probably like to build your Geocaching profile stats such as “Most caches found in a single day”, “Highest altitude geocache”, or “Farthest away from home”. One statistic that can be trickier is an “Icon Run”, which is logging as many different cache types in one day as possible. But most geocachers, with a just little guidance and a full tank of gas, can bulk up their icon stats. Here’s how!

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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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Virtual Cache in Paris: GC7B6KT

Virtual Rewards: The world is your oyster!

Virtual Cache in Paris: GC7B6KT
One of many Virtual Rewards around the world

Virtual Caches are about discovering locations rather than containers. Since August 2017, close to 1,300 new Virtuals have been published in almost 70 countries around the world. We’ve gathered ten of the most iconic, remote, and/or downright quirky Virtual Caches for you to discover.

Have you found one of the new Virtual Rewards?

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Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5BMM0
by ATA ORU
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Sardegna, Italy
N 41° 14.705 E 009° 08.635
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

As we round out the last week of Planetary Pursuit, we focus our telescope on one more galactic-themed cache — Moon Tower (GC5BMM0). Located on the northernmost tip of Sardinia, Italy, this Traditional Cache is remote, captivating, and totally rocks! Continue reading →

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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