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Oktober 2018

Nächste Woche kommt die Kaltluft!

18. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Der Oktober war bisher nahezu sommerlich…und trocken. Nächste Woche ändert sich die Großwetterlage grundlegend und es wird kühler.Mehr dazu: [...]

Allzeitrekord: So wenig Wasser wie nie in deutschen Flüssen!

17. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Durch die Dürre-Perioden, welche seit Mitte April immer wieder auftreten, führen die meisten Gewässer viel zu wenig Wasser. Einige Pegelstände weisen dabei sogar Rekordwerte auf.Mehr dazu: [...]

The Best GIFF Logbooks of All Time

17. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

The countdown to the 2018 Geocaching International Film Festival has begun! From November 8-12, 2018, the 16 GIFF films that made the final list will be shown at GIFF events hosted by geocachers all over the world. Log your “Will Attend” at an event near you! Are you hosting a GIFF Event? It's time to start thinking about what logbook you'll have around for your guests to sign! We've searched the last three years of worldwide GIFF Events for the most inventive and beautiful handmade logbooks around. Take inspiration from some of these: [...]

Bis zum Ende des Monats nahezu komplett trocken!

15. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Es ist weiterhin kein nennenswertes Tief in Sicht, was uns den dringend nötigen Niederschlag bringen würde. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Der restliche Monat könnte regional sogar komplett trocken ausfallen!Mehr dazu: [...]

Wird das restliche 2018 zu trocken?

12. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Seit Mitte April ist Trockenheit immer wieder ein wichtiges Thema. Auch derzeit haben wir es mit deutlich zu trockenem Wetter zu tun. An dieser Lage könnte sich weiterhin kaum etwas ändern.Mehr dazu: [...]

The Cave — Geocache of the Week

11. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC1EFM0 by global trekkers Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 5 Faro, Portugal N 37° 05.219 W 008° 25.466 If you make the trek, make sure to sign the logbookClose your eyes. Take in a deep breath. Let it out. Transport yourself to the most exquisite beach you can imagine. It's sunny, warm, and there's even a remote cave. Now imagine there's a geocache there, too. This is no dream. This is “The Cave” in Faro, Portugal, our Geocache of the Week. Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This corner of Europe is known for their fabulous beaches, traditional fishing villages, exquisite port wine, rich culture, and their passionate geocaching community. “The Cave” is also known as Algar de Benagil“The Cave” is also known as Algar de Benagil, located along the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal in the municipality of Faro. This T5 Traditional can be accessed by boat, canoe, or kayak and takes about 15 minutes from nearby Praia de Benagil (Benagil Beach). Swimming to the cave is not advised since ocean currents can be strong. You may pass several local fishing boats as you make this trek. Can be accessed by boat, canoe, or kayakFrom late morning to mid-afternoon the cave comes alive and is perfect for those posts to make all your friends back home jealous. The sunlight permeates directly from the top opening which creates an interesting contrast between light and shadow. Algar de Benagil is Instagram-famous so to increase your chances of a remote getaway, make the journey at off times and rent your own kayak (and life vest) rather than booking with one of the tour boats. Being the only ones there is still possible if you're flexible with timesWhile you're there, consider hiking to the dome on top of the cave. It is possible to make the trek in flip-flops, but if you have a dry bag to add a pair of sneakers, it's a good idea. It's advised to stay behind the fence and take in the view from there. View from the top of the domeSince satellite reception is non-existent inside the cave, the cache is not at the given coordinates. The coordinates will get you to the west entrance, but the cache is hidden in the highest rock at the darkest part of The Cave. You'll just have to go there and find out for yourself. The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week The Cave — Geocache of the Week Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. [...]

5 reasons to keep geocaching as the seasons change

10. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

When you think of geocaching, two options often come to mind: a summer activity or something to do while traveling…in summer. Both of those are great choices, but before you prepare to pack away your TOTT (tools of the trade), have you considered caching in the shoulder season?Shoulder season is the time between the summer and winter seasons (or winter and summer for all you southern hemisphere folks!) Spring and fall may have a bit less predictability, but one thing is certain: there are fewer people on the trails. We've compiled our top five reasons to show why these months are perfect for geocaching. 1. Have the trails to yourselfDuring the off-season, trails tend to quiet down. Kids are back in school, vacations wrap up, and the weather begins to change. This also means it's easier to park at trailheads, parklands, beaches, and more. Easy parking and fewer muggles means more finds! Photo: CivilRightsCacher2. Enjoy the viewWhile transitioning temperatures can make the weather less predictable, the variable conditions can lead to some stunning landscapes! Wildflowers begin to bloom in the spring and the leaves turn to vibrant colors in the fall. Make a List and hit the trails to enjoy the colors from foliage and flowers alike! Photo: TatiyPedro3. Geocaching EventsThe shoulder season hosts two awesome geocaching events (and souvenir moments!): GIFF (Geocaching International Film Fest) in November and CITO (Cache In Trash Out) in April and September. GIFF happens just once per year where geocachers submit their geocaching films to a panel of judges in hopes of having their film shown at GIFF events around the world. CITO is an environmental initiative to preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. While you should practice CITO every time you cache, you can earn a unique souvenir during the Spring and Fall CITO weeks each year. 4. Traveling can be more affordableSpring and autumn seasons tend to have less demand when it comes to traveling. Without the demand, the deals are often better. If you're a savvy traveler, keep the in-between seasons in mind for some savings on that trip you've always wanted. Looking for travel inspiration? Check out these “Greatest Hits” geocaches. 5. Have the best of both worldsThe most marvelous part of the shoulder season is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The changing weather means that you may have a sneak peek of summer sunshine in spring, or could indulge in ski or snowshoe caching in autumn! One rule for all activities, regardless of season is to be prepared! Bring layers, water, a pen, snacks, and share your plans when heading out for an adventure. Have fun, be safe, and cache on! [...]

Wetterumschwung mit Niederschlägen und Wind in Sicht

9. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Derzeit hält sich trockenes, sonniges und warmes Wetter in Deutschland. Daran wird sich auch vorerst nichts ändern. Eine grundsätzliche Umstellung der Lage ist allerdings in Sicht.Mehr dazu: [...]

International EarthCache celebration for 2018

9. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Get ready to rock — International EarthCache celebration rolls during October. On Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, earn a new souvenir by getting outside, finding and then logging an EarthCache! EarthCaches don't have physical containers, but instead, bring you to a unique location and teach you a geological science lesson. Check out these ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world for inspiration. During the International EarthCache Day celebration, this special geocache type will be available to all members in the Geocaching® app.* The app makes finding and logging EarthCaches easy. Just send your answers to the geocache owner via Message Center! *Excludes specifically designated Premium member EarthCaches. [...]

Altbekanntes Problem: Trockenheit!

7. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Viele freuen sich über das aktuell goldene Oktober-Wetter. Doch die Lage bringt ein altbekanntes Thema mit sich: Die Trockenheit.Mehr dazu: [...]

Von Montag bis Donnerstag schön

5. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Am Wochenende stören Tiefausläufer zeitweise das goldene Oktober-Wetter. Doch schon zu Beginn der kommenden Woche ziehen dichtere Wolken ab, sodass uns flächig sonniges Herbstwetter erwartet.Mehr dazu: [...]

Magic Wand – Geocache of the Week

4. Oktober 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Multi-Cache GC3KWJE by duck 43 Difficulty: 3 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Western Australia, Australia S 32° 00.400 E 115° 50.109 Have you ever wished for a magic wand that could solve all of your problems with just a wave? While wielding this power in everyday life may only exist in fairy tales, you can experience the next best thing. Visit this Multi-Cache where your wish for a “magic” wand comes true to reveal the smiley for this Geocache of the Week! Image by duck 43 – Perth, Western Autstralia's capital city, can be viewed in the background of GZ The backdrop for the Multi, Magic Wand, is the capital city of Perth in Western Australia (WA). Ground zero overlooks the Swan River, an idyllic estuary that contrasts the bustling metropolis of WA's largest city. Cache owner, creative wizard, and Australia's highest Favorited hider, duck 43 located the spot over six years ago. “It was such a lovely location, I simply had to come up with something special. At the time I was not an experienced hider and could not have imagined how popular this cache would become.” Image by Dark Energy – the wand is in close proximity to the cache containerThere are two stages to the Multi-Cache: one for the cache container and one for the key to access the log— the magic wand! Step aside Harry Potter and Fairy Godmother, this wand consists of a classic, black rod with an attractive special feature (no, not fairy dust). “I don't know how I came up with the idea for the mechanism, but I knew I would have to use magnets to open the box,” duck 43 said of their creative process. The wand was specially made for this cache. The cache itself is nestled nearby under a natural, cave-like arch of foliage. It is comprised of an outer box (on which you can cast your spells) that provides protection for the inner Lock & Lock with logbook. Image by duck 43 – the container can be seen under a cave-like structure in the brushGeocachers can proclaim Alohomora! if they wish to astound young wizards with ‘sorcery' in opening this cache, but the components all conform to the laws of physical science. “It is quite simple really. A magnet moves across, like a latch, and prevents the lid from opening. By sliding a magnet on the outside, it would move another one on the inside which would move into a position to become a locking bolt. To close it you simply place the wand magnet in a position to repel the internal magnet.” Image by duck 43 – geocache container placed with permissionThe combination of a beautiful venue and cache design have drawn geocachers from across the globe to the Multi, including from the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Netherlands. “We have a limited population in Western Australia, so most geocachers have found it but people from overseas and interstate put it on their priority list. It has been muggled a couple of times but generally not badly and I have been able to fix it. . .The favourable logs help to keep me motivated!” The attention garnered this cache with over 200 Favorite points, the current leader in Western Australia. We're positive you'll understand why! Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. [...]
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