Traveling through the forest, over the desert, into the ocean, and up to the mountaintops, geocachers witnessed 13 species of Hidden Creatures around the world. We created an infographic to showcase six fun stats from the campaign. From stats to photos, here’s a look inside Hidden Creatures:
Finding the Traditional Cache L’Avarizon (GCWNGX) on the island of Jersey is no small feat. You must walk over a mile from the shore along a rugged coastline during low tide, making sure not to get stranded when high tide rolls in. Through an unusual series of events, a child stumbled upon the cache—when it washed ashore, over 100 miles (160 km) away on the other side of the English Channel in West Sussex, UK!
History was made on May 26, 2018 when the state of Ohio hosted the first Giga-Event in the United States! With a Giga this “close” to home (when compared to traveling abroad to other events from Seattle), quite a few HQ staffers wanted to join in on the fun! Learn more about the event from four lackeys who traveled to GeoWoodstock XVI to experience the Americas’ first Giga-Event firsthand!
Spotted: Three legendary creatures hidden among towering trees and overgrown greenery. Be on the lookout for the hairy Bigfoot (and its enormous footprints), glorious Unicorn, and whimsical Fairy. Navigating through a mossy forest and looking for objects should feel familiar to all geocachers.
For the next four weeks we will be highlighting the different habitats these Hidden Creatures call home. If you find 100 caches in the first week you will earn all of the souvenirs at that time. You can take your time and cache over all four weeks or challenge yourself to find them all as fast as you can!
The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.
If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1, 2018.
But before you start filming, check out these do’s and don’ts of making a GIFF entry.