At 3:18am EST on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 marked a significant milestone in the history of geocaching.com. This marked the end of the 6-digit geocaching.com waypoint ID and at the same time the start of the new 7-digit waypoint ID. Contrary to popular belief, the end of the 6-digit waypoint ID did not spell the end of geocaching as many had feared and worried might happen. This geocache has the distinct and unique honour of having the first 7-digit waypoint ID of GC10000.
This geocache GC10000 is the 512401 geocache created on geocaching.com and it has taken just over 6.5 years (2429 days) to reach this point, with an average of about 210 geocaches created each day since the first geocache was placed back on May 3rd, 2000. There will be a total of 27,705,630 geocaches with a 7-digit waypoint ID. What this basically means is that, at this rate, the 7-digit waypoint ID will last approximately 360 years and will be around a lot longer than any of us. With the rapid evolution of geocaching over this short period since creation, one can only imagine what geocaching will be like in the 24th century.
Now is your chance to be a part of history, by getting out and finding this geocache GC10000, as this will probably be one of the most historic and significant moments in geocaching.
The GC10000 Geocoins are now available. You can order your's here: