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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Extreme Maintainers: Geocaching Edition

Any cache owner knows that owning a cache requires a lot of maintenance. This might include carrying a maintenance kit when going caching, having a regular “cache maintenance schedule,” or something totally unique to you!

We asked geocachers how they go above and beyond for cache maintenance. Here are some of their inspiring responses:

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A Gathering of Soles — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5A4AA
by Shootingstar & Wolf
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
New York
N 43° 21.916′ W 078° 20.942′

Are you in good caching spirits? We hear there’s a ‘Gathering of Soles’ for those looking for a smiley in Western New York. This cache is laced with trickery and no easy feet to solve. Hundreds of shoes have been thrown into these four trees since the 80’s, which means there are a lot of misleading hiding spots. No need to stick your tongue out in frustration though, most geocachers meet their sole-mate and walk away with a new hop in their step.

There is only one good, geocache, and many evil, red-herrings.” – Sockrates

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Preikestolen — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCGGHB
by andresen64
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
4
Location:
Rogaland, Norway
N 58° 59.278 E 006° 11.341′

Whether you seek the thrill of living and caching “on the edge” or simply enjoy stunning views while putting another smiley on your map, make sure you save a spot on your geocaching bucket list for our Geocache of the Week. Preikestolen is calling cachers near and far to the south of Norway, where it perches on a vertical cliff towering 1,982 ft (604 m) above the blue waters of the Lysefjord.

Image by g-o-cashers.
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Bucharest—One Geocache at a Time

I glanced out of the bus when leaving the airport. Large chunks of concrete created a grey contrast against the thick packs of snow slowly forming against the structures from the penetrating ice rains slamming down gloomy suburbs. To say it was love at first sight between me and Bucharest would be an unreserved lie. 

But, I’m tolerant. I believe in second chances. I wanted a slice of the Balkans raw on my plate and to sink my teeth into them. I was, by all means, determined to find the hidden treasures of Romania’s frozen capital. Literally.

Geocaching was going to be the compass to my urban exploration, a digital cupid to slowly, but surely, make me fall with the introverted charm of this destination.

It worked. 

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