From inside one of the passenger cars
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Ring of Fire — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCJYHZ
by ironman114
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Washington State, USA
N 47° 19.785 W 123° 38.595

MINUTE by MINUTE… MILE by MILE… The RING OF FIRE closed… on INNOCENT and GUILTY alike!

Ring of Fire movie poster
Ring of Fire movie poster

That’s the tagline for the 1961 Hollywood film titled Ring of Fire. The movie follows a small-town sheriff in Oregon who arrests a trio of robbers (two men and one woman). The tables turn, the robbers take the sheriff hostage, a forest fire rages out of control, and calamity ensues.

In the final scene, a burning railroad trestle collapses during an attempted crossing (forward to 14:00 for the “good part”). Although most of the movie takes place and was filmed in Oregon, this key scene was filmed along the Wynoochee River, in Washington State. The bridge and trestle were blown up, sending two passenger cars and a 60-ton steam engine to crash and burn in the river below.

The gorge was deemed too deep and the train too heavy to remove, so the passenger cars were cut in two and moved to the river’s edge. Almost 60 years later the wreckage remains, making this already beautiful hike even more epic. The movie may be a trainwreck, but this epic T5 geocache is definitely worth the effort! 

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Congratulations PodCacher on 600 episodes!

Since 2004 Sonny and Sandy have been geocaching together and traveling the world. What began as a first date became a hobby they would love and share together. A year and a half later the PodCacher podcast was born. Their charming personalities, engaging content, and consistency make the show entertaining for geocachers of all ages and levels of experience.

The podcast has grown to be the largest and most internationally-recognized geocaching audio show in the world. Earning nominations for “Best Produced Podcast” by the Podcast Awards and has been a featured podcast in Apple iTunes for many years.

As part of celebrating PodCacher’s milestone of 600 episodes, I interviewed Sonny and Sandy to learn more about how they got started and who they are outside of geocaching.

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NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC1GZ8H
by .:[B@n]:.
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
5
Location:
Luxembourg
N 49° 29.329′ E 005° 58.308′

Have you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.

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Geocache of the Week: Twin Pirates Treasure Hunt

Multi-Cache
GC19NBJ
by MrFisherman
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Ohio
N 41° 19.895′ W 081° 27.405′

Ahoy! Any true pirate knows th’ best treasures be hidden far away from th’ shore, tucked away, ‘n safe from bein’ picked off by scalawags (muggles). Legend has it that a cap’n (cacheowner) by th’ name o’ MrFisherman hid thar treasure deep in th’ woods. Four pieces o’ th’ booty map be in th’ vast wilderness awaitin’ discovery ‘n be put together.

Now be advised, th’ mosquitoes in them thar waters be as large as whales! So in th’ heat of the summer, bring yer harpoon or a bottle o’ bug repellent. Beware this be no ordinary treasure hunt. She covers about nigh-on o’ ankle twistin’ trails ‘n a good amount o’ bushwackin’, but she’s worth a bag o’ gold!

A treasure chest awaits ye at th’ final stage o’ th’ Multi-Cache. Will ye live to tell th’ tale o’ th’ Twin Pirates Treasure Hunt?

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Downhill Strand Dragonstone
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Geocaching Game of Thrones: The Real Westeros. Guest blog by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie

Written by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie

Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones will be familiar with the fictional setting of Westeros, but did you know that many of the filming locations used for the cold and icy north are in Northern Ireland? We’re warned that ‘winter is coming’ and that’s certainly true on the Emerald Isle when a warm, sunny day is often followed by a stormy, wintery one. However the changeable weather is probably not what attracted Game of Thrones producers to Northern Ireland; the breathtaking landscapes and magical ruins were a much more likely draw.

There are lots of great geocaches placed near filming locations so you can do your own Game of Thrones caching tour. Here are some of the highlights:

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