Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week

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GC3BH3J
by Valente Cruz
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
5
Location:
Aveiro, Portugal
N 40° 52.163 W 008° 11.409
Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3J
Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week, GC3BH3J

Deep within the wild greenery surrounding Rio de Frades canyon in Portugal, this T5 cache may put you in Indy’s shoes—or, maybe his wetsuit.

Many geocachers feel an affinity for Indiana Jones and imagine they’re on amazing adventures in exotic locations, retrieving ancient artifacts worth millions of dollars. In all reality, many geo-adventures are closer to grabbing a lamp post cache from a parking lot on the outskirts of town, but the thrill is still there! 

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Phenomenal geocaching community

Phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017

Phenomenal geocaching community
Phenomenal geocaching community

A golden ammo box full of juicy geocaching secrets travels around France! A beloved German geocaching rock band retires after 10 years! A wheelchair-bound geocacher simultaneously nabs his first T5 and his 1,000th cache!

Geocachers have always done great things and this past year was no exception. Here are some of the most phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017.

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GC70MTZ Demank, July 5. The event that started it all.
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Are you crazy?!? No, I’m Radu! Geo-cycling through 16 countries in 5 months.

 

GC70MTZ Denmank, July 5. The event that started it all.
GC70MTZ Denmank, July 5. The event that started it all.

Radu Clapa (Radu C) is Romanian-born and now resides in Denmark. He does not own much in the way of special gear, equipment, or clothing, and insists many people could do what he’s done if they just have the willpower. He swears he’s a normal guy.

Except this “normal guy” is doing the exceptional: geocaching on a bicycle through 16 countries, focusing on T5s, Virtual Caches, Webcams, and oh, about 1,400 other “regular” geocaches. He calls the journey, “Geocaching Bicycle Touring Europe 2017”, or GBTE2017.

His 7,800 km (4900 mi) adventure started in Denmark on July 5th and will end on Wednesday, November 15th in Romania. Here’s his story.

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Ojamon Helmi / The Pearl Of Ojamo — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4Q81K
by famsten
Difficulty:
5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Finland
N 60° 14.222′ E 024° 02.194′

Any abandoned mine sounds like an interesting place for a geocache, but the Ojamo mine in southern Finland is more than just that. The mine is completely submerged in water and still contains tracks, elevators, tools, test samples, and drilling equipment systems from when it was fully operational.

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T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
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T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria

T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders

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

Geocaching can vary around the world. It also varies for individual cachers. Sure, the concept is the same. Use coordinates to find a location, search until you make the find, open the container, sign the log, make trades, then replace the container. Repeat as often as the heart desires, or as often as the obsession requires.

I recently posted about finding a T5 geocache in my flip flops on my personal Facebook wall. Many of my geocaching friends around the world think I’m incredibly silly (or just plain stupid) for geocaching in my flip-flops, but I do it anyway. The T5 geocaches I’ve searched out this year in my flip flops were only accessible via boat/kayak, so my choice in caching footwear made perfect sense up to that point. But that recently changed.

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