Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Lego – einer ist zuviel (GC13Y2Y)

Traditional
GC13Y2Y
by riechkolben
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1
Location:
Berlin, Germany
N 52° 30.568′ E 013° 22.362′

As we look back on twenty years of geocaching history, we are revisiting some of our favorite Geocache of the Week candidates from years past.

This week we’re looking back to February 2011 to a Geocache of the Week that is now a ‘piece’ of geocaching history. With a list of smileys longer than its neck and the most Favorite points of any geocache, Lego – einer ist zuviel stands tall atop the geocaching world. When we featured the geocache in 2011 it had just over 2,800 finds and 350 Favorite points. Nowadays GC13Y2Y boasts over 33,000 finds and has over 11,000 Favorite points.

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Cache and Release — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC8HG04
by BrettandBekah
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Virginia
N 37° 30.842′ W 077° 28.859”

“Cache and Release” (GC8HG04) is a dynamic D4/T2.5 Mystery Cache with many fun layers. Published just outside of Richmond, Virginia, this Geocache of the Week will surprise and delight any cacher who stumbles upon it. We were lucky enough to receive permission from geocache owners BrettandBekah to share the cache experience, and see the stages first-hand from the creators themselves. Of course, if you ever find it, you’ll still have to figure it out on your own. 

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Speden Spelit Nopeustesti — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5FD0B
by tiuhto
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2
Location:
Finland
N 60° 12.962′ E 025° 00.688′

“Simon Says” is a challenging game of reaction and memory. Speden Spelit Nopeustesti is a geocache that emulates this fun and sometimes frustrating game with multi-colored lights. It won’t be hard to find, but it will be difficult to get to the logbook if you cannot follow the pattern of lights perfectly.   

Image by Jorppa Lane 
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From flying planes to finding caches — Interview with cache owner Cliptwings

For cache owner ‘Cliptwings’ geocaching isn’t just a hobby, it’s a new opportunity to realize that even if he can’t fly anymore, the wings of passion prevent him from being cooped up. A former Airforce and commercial airline pilot turned creative gadget cache engineer. Travelling the world on planes Cliptwings says there wasn’t a place that didn’t have a cache nearby. 

First introduced to the game by his wife, Princess Pooh Pooh, who thought of him when a geocacher explained the game to her. They went out to find a cache in a park and got hooked. To him, it felt powerful to have GPS technology in his hand because airlines still used ground-based navigation at the time. 

Since then Cliptwings has hidden a number of amazing caches that take some time and creative juice to create. 

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Daniel Düsentriebs Fitnesspause (Lesen!) — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5K2A9
by TCapitano
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Hessen, Germany
N 50° 14.070′ E 008° 39.730′

Fitness is an essential part of life. For some it’s running, cycling, climbing, or going to the gym; for others it’s geocaching. One cache owner (TCapitano) has added a component to their geocache that requires some movement on your behalf. Maybe we spoke too soon, don’t worry the cache owner is no cycle-path: the cache is geared towards fun not the Tour de France.

This crowd favorite has garnered over 2,600 Finds since 2015 in Hessen, Germany. Of the geocachers who have found the magnificent geocache, 89% of them gave a Favorite point, making it one of the highest Favorited caches in the world.

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