Arcade claw machines, mirrored illusions, and mazes: Interview with cache owner mrradach

Everything from arcade claw machines, mirrored illusions, and mazes have been used by creative cache owner mrradach. To break up the monotony of his day job as a tram driver, he was looking for something with action, adventure, and a creative change-up to ease his ambitions. In his own words, “I’ve been looking for such a pastime for a while and found it in geocaching. I especially like the creative aspect of it, as a geocacher and cache owner.” 

Geocaching was the perfect outlet for this, and mrradach’s 31 geocache hides with 90+ Favorite points (2 hides have over 400 FP’s!) speak for themselves in terms of their quality. Though if it weren’t for his dad and two brothers coming home late to Christmas dinner seven years ago, angering the whole family, he wouldn’t have known about geocaching. At the time mrradach didn’t understand why or how they could have forgotten the time but now he says he totally understands.

These cool, fun, and interactive caches inspire cachers at all experience levels. Their appeal sparked some interest at HQ so we reached out to mrradach to get to know what goes on when he is daydreaming of future cache hides, what excites him about the game, and where his inspiration comes from.

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Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6MZEJ
by mrradach
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
2.5
Basel Stadt,
Switzerland
N 47° 34.159′ E 007° 39.480′

Welcome to Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! Did you pronounce that correctly? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone — trying to pronounce the name of this geocache is almost as puzzling as the cache itself. Swiss-German (Schweizerdeutsch) speakers can say this expression with ease, but we won’t keep the door shut on the translation. It is the typical Swiss-German term for kitchen cupboard, although this isn’t your typical cupboard (unless you like to store things in the woods). Opening the first door presents a big challenge, a labyrinth that is more deceptive than meets the eye. 

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The magical world of Harry Potter caching

Welcome to the magical world of witchcraft, wizardry, and geocaching! Harry Potter has captured the hearts and minds of millions of muggles and geocachers since its creation in 1997. Drawing inspiration from the books and films, geocache hiders continue to place Potter-themed caches around the globe that bring the magic to life in the game of geocaching. In fact, there are nearly 1,000 geocaches placed globally with “Harry Potter” in the cache titles. Whether you identify as a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, all will love these seven Harry Potter themed geocaching adventures.

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Geocaching group celebrates obtaining the cache

No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC11AT5
by PZ Dude
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Ohio, United States
N 39° 46.645 W 084° 03.946
No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the Week
No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the Week

The cache is located at the top of the Wright State University sign. Seems simple enough, right? Just climb up, grab the cache, and be done with it. But here’s the catch: climbing the structure is not allowed. Plus, judging from the gallery, you may want to bring your friends — lots and lots of friends — for this Geocache of the Week.

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Geocaching HQ Highlight — The Visitor’s Center

Whether on a geocaching road trip across the country or living down the street, geocachers love to make a pit stop at Geocaching HQ to sign the famous logbook, celebrate a milestone, share stories with fellow geocachers, and see for themselves where all the geocaching magic happens.

But if you can’t make the trip out to Seattle HQ is coming to you with a Virtual Tour of the Visitor’s Center!