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Symbol of Miyajima — Geocache of the Week

15. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC35HCN by MTSK Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Hiroshima, Japan N 34° 17.843 E 132° 19.141 The great Torii gate and a little friendThis Geocache of the Week is located on Itsukushima Island, popularly known as Miyajima, which translates to “Shrine Island” in Japanese. The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious sika deer. From there you can get a beautiful view of the great Torii gate while logging the cache. At high tide, the shrine appears to float on water and you can boat under/through the great Torii. And at low tide, you can walk right up to the gate. Here's a great link with tides tables, weather reports, cherry blossoms forecast, and even an autumn leaf viewing information for the area if you are serious about logging this cache. At high tide, the gate appears to float on water and you can boat right under/through itAt low tide, you can walk right up to the great Torii gateAs with many caches at popular historical or tourist destinations, stealth is everything when retrieving the container. But most people are distracted and taking photos of the gate and deer. Speaking of deer, look out for them. They appear to be docile but can be quite rude and grab your lunch if you're not paying attention! The deer look sweet, but watch out! They're crafty!The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure. It is one of the most photographed locations in the country. The Shinto shrine was originally built in the 6th century and has been rebuilt several times, with the current structure dating back to 1875. The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure.Odd fact: Since 1878 no deaths or births are permitted near the gate and burials on Itsukushima Island are forbidden. Miyajima at low tide during sunset. The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious deer. Father and daughter walk to the gate at low tide. A quiet moment of reflection in the rain. The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered a Japanese National Treasure. Low tide, as seen from the shore. Where is the most beautiful location you've found a geocache? 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. [...]

Book of Minnesota: A trackable journal

9. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Geocaching duo Abe&Carly set out to create a trackable that was both memorable and inspiring. As opposed to the normal coin or Travel Bug tag they came up with the idea to try and capture the handlers creativity and leave their mark on the trackable. They created a trackable journal where geocachers could draw pictures, write stories, and show their creativity. “There had to more to bugs than simply having an inanimate object moving from place to place,” says Abe. The trackable journal, entitled “Book of Minnesota,” was intended to only roam around the state of Minnesota but traveled throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada, collecting stories along the way. 45,000 km (~28,000 mi) and almost 16 years later the journal is back in Minnesota. It was most recently logged on the 3rd of March. “Over the years it has come and gone, but it always shows up. We thought it was lost for sure at one point and was unheard of again for a year or two. From what we've seen, the people haven't disappointed us. There are a lot of creative people out there and they take pride in their work. I'm so glad people love it, contribute to it, and keep it safe on it's journey.” Their advice to geocachers: “Be kind to the bugs, keep them moving.” [...]

Ultramafic Magnificence – Geocache of the Week

8. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

EarthCache GC2Q4TQ by Tim+Jed Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 5 Location: New Zealand S 44° 33.235′ E 168° 12.560′ EarthCaches are a special type of geocache. They are not physical containers, they are geological locations where people learn about how our planet is shaped by geological processes and how we manage Earth's resources. You can find them in many places — one might be at an easily accessible lake or a ravine in a forest near you. But then there are EarthCaches like our Geocache of the Week which is so remote that it took almost six years for someone to claim the FTF. FTF marks the spot Ultramafic Magnificence is located on the south island of New Zealand on the boundary of Fiordland and Mt. Aspiring National Parks. The Red Mountain range in this area is made up of ultramafic rock, thrust up 10 km (6.2 miles) up through Earth's crust by tectonic actions of the Indo-Australian and Pacific plates. This causes the rock to appear in isolated patches (ultramafic intrusions) which contrast dramatically against the surrounding, more typical alpine rock. Ultramafic rock is rich in iron, which gives the hills their distinctive deep red/brown rusty color, but is deficient in other essential minerals, thus no vegetation grows there. About 30 km (18.6 miles) south of Red Mountain you'll find ultramafic rock at Cow Saddle. As you climb over the col, you notice a striking difference between the ultramafic rock to the east and the more traditional rock to the west. If this sounds like the type of EarthCache that gets you excited, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to embark on the journey. The trek to reach the site of the cache takes three days, and you must be proficient in deep wilderness hiking. You have to bring all necessary equipment such as shelter, clothing for all weather conditions, cooking gear, food, and emergency equipment. You need to be able to cross a river, read and navigate a map, and be prepared to face harsh weather. There are no cabins or marked tracks. So far the cache has been logged by five fearless geocachers and it is highly recommended to read the logs of their amazing journeys. Will you be the next adventurer to find and log this cache? 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. [...]

Comment gagner presque 5000 Points favoris : entretien avec un poseur de caches nommé goblindust

7. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Les caches créatives sont mémorables. Vous en entendez parler par vos amis, lors d'Events ou sur notre blog/nos pages sur les réseaux sociaux. Mais comment sont-elles créées ? Qui leur donne naissance ? Dans l'état de Washington, il y a nom qui revient systématiquement lorsqu'on parle de caches innovantes: “goblindust.” Il possède une batterie de caches, dont aucune ne ressemble à une autre. Goblindust, de son vrai nom Scott Meyers, est membre géocaching depuis 15 ans et a posé sa première cache le 20 décembre 2003. Depuis, ses caches actives ont cumulé 4700 Points favoris. Vu le chiffre, il nous a semblé qu'il aurait peut-être deux-trois idées utiles concernant la pose des caches, alors je me suis entretenu avec goblindust pour savoir qui il est, où il puise son inspiration et quels conseils il peut nous donner à tous. Geocaching HQ : Géocaching à part, quel a été votre parcours ? Globlindust : Oh, je suis né dans la brousse et j'ai été élevé par les coyotes. Non ! (Il rit). Si vous voulez connaître mon parcours, je ne suis pas ingénieur. J'ai une petite expérience en électronique, mais surtout, j'adore démonter et remonter des objets : l'électroménager, le matériel de cuisine, etc. Geocachnig HQ : Pour vous, qu'est-ce qui fait une bonne cache ? Goblindust : Je dirais qu'elle doit être différente, c'est le plus important. C'est comme les abat-jours: on en a tous fabriqué un, mais pourquoi pas créer un abat-jour qui changerait de l'ordinaire ? Et imaginez tout ce qu'on peut faire d'autre avec. Geocaching HQ : Quelle est la meilleure façon de faire une cache créative ? Goblindust : Pas facile d'expliquer comment être créatif ! D'abord, il faut se dire “Qu'est-ce que je veux faire ?”, et que ce soit quelque chose qui n'a encore jamais été fait par personne. Trouvez une idée neuve. Moi, je fais un tour chez la Foirfouille pour qu'il me vienne des idées, et ensuite je vois ce que je peux faire avec. Par exemple, les nichoirs sont faciles à réaliser parce qu'il y a plein de façons de les ouvrir. On peut utiliser des aimants, des croches, des loquets. Geocaching HQ : Vous expliquez que vous allez trouver l'inspiration dans des magasins discount. Avez-vous d'autres sources d'inspiration ? Goblindust : Les magasins discount sont géniaux, parce que je ne veux pas beaucoup dépenser, et que les gens jettent volontiers des trucs fantastiques. Vous savez, la borne incendie placée devant chez moi a été enlevée, alors j'ai demandé aux pompiers s'ils voulaient bien que je prenne l'ancienne. Ils n'ont pas voulu me la donner. Mais il faut regarder autour de soi et se dire : Qu'est-ce que je pourrais faire avec ça ? Des endroits géniaux pour ça, ce sont les magasins de bricolage fait l'affaire, ou les boutiques de nautisme pour les objets étanches. Geocaching HQ : N'avez-vous jamais eu une idée qui vous paraissait impossible ? Goblindust : Non. Je crois que rien n'est impossible. C'est toujours envisageable, mais qu'est-ce que ça coûte ? Combien de temps cela va-t-il tenir en place ? Le plus important c'est toujours l'endroit où placer la cache. Il est important de définir un endroit sûr où les gens ne vont pas s'en débarrasser. Rien n'est impossible, c'est juste une question de temps et d'effort. J'ai dû doubler le travail effectué sur tout ce que j'ai construit, soit parce que ça ne fonctionnait pas comme prévu, soit parce que ça a été volé, ou soit parce que ça a été facilement endommagé. Comment ajouter plus de créativité à vos caches posées ? Si vous vous challengez un peu à penser différemment, garder un esprit ouvert, et toujours rechercher l'inspiration, vous vous rapprocherez d'autant plus de la cache créative. Observez d'autres caches autour de vous, ou comme le fait goblindust, visitez des boutiques de seconde main et demandez vous ce que vous voulez faire – et aussi si cela nécessite une batterie. Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur goblindust ? Lisez l'entretien dans son intégralité ici (en anglais uniquement). [...]

La Poursuite Planétaire : Explorez l’au-delà

7. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Rejoignez la Poursuite Planétaire et gagnez jusqu'à 10 nouveaux souvenirs Nous sommes en l'an 2650. Vous êtes invité à rejoindre le Club des Explorateurs du Geocaching et figurer parmi les premiers géocacheurs à visiter chaque planète de notre Système Solaire et remporter des souvenirs tout au long du voyage. Trouvez différents types de géocaches pour collecter des points sur la Ligue d'Amis entre le 19 mars et le 8 avril et remportez jusque 10 nouveaux souvenirs pour devenir un Explorateur de l'Espace Officiel. Visitez la Ligue d'Amis pour activer votre tableau de bord des scores et préparez-vous au décollage le 19 mars. Préparez-vous pour le décollage ! [...]

Búsqueda Planetaria: explora el más allá

7. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Únete a la Búsqueda Planetaria y gana hasta 10 nuevos souvenirs Es el año 2650. Estás invitado a unirte al Club de Exploradores de Geocaching y ser uno de los primeros geocachers en visitar cada planeta del Sistema Solar, consiguiendo souvenirs a lo largo del camino. Encuentra diferentes tipos de geocachés para acumular puntos en la Liga de Colegas entre el 19 de marzo y el 8 de abril y consigue hasta diez souvenirs planetarios para convertirte en un Explorador Espacial Oficial. Visita la Liga de Colegas para activar tu tablero de control de puntuación y prepárate para despegar el 19 de marzo. Prepárate para despegar! [...]

Planetary Pursuit: Entdecke Unentdecktes

7. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Nimm an der “Planetary Pursuit” teil und verdiene Dir bis zu 10 neue Souvenirs Es ist das Jahr 2650. Du bist dazu eingeladen, dem Geocaching Entdecker-Club beizutreten und einer der ersten Geocacher zu sein, welcher jeden Planeten unseres Sonnensystems besuchen wird und auf seinem Weg Souvenirs verdient. Finde zwischen dem 19. März und dem 8. April verschiedene Geocache-Arten und verdiene damit individuell Punkte in der Freundesliga. Erhalte so bis zu zehn neue Souvenirs, um ein offizieller Weltraumentdecker zu werden. Besuche die Freundesliga, um Deine Punkteübersicht zu aktivieren und bereit zu sein für den Start am 19. März. Bereite Dich hier auf den Start vor! [...]

Planetary Pursuit: Explore beyond

7. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

The year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system, earning souvenirs along the way. Find different geocache types to individually collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 8 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer. Simply visit the Friend League page to activate your scoring control board and prepare to lift off on March 19. Prepare for take off [...]

What is Geocaching?

6. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Join the world's largest treasure hunting community! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in 190 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now. Geocaching started in early 2000. When the website launched, only 75 geocaches had been hidden. Today, there are over 3 million geocaches and millions of active geocachers playing the game. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and difficulties and are hidden in both rural and urban settings. Geocaching offers something for everyone, from families with children to retirees. Some geocachers play the game to see how many total “finds” they can get, while others play to see how many new states or countries they can visit. Geocaching is a great way to find remarkable destinations that you would not have otherwise discovered. It is also an excellent education tool and an excuse to get off the couch. Go play. To get started, create a free basic account and use or the free Geocaching® app to search for geocaches near your location. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, the Geocaching® app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. Once you find a geocache, open it up and sign the logbook. You may discover some trade or swag items (small toys, keychains, trinkets) inside the geocache. The general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value. Then, place the container back exactly how you found it and share your experience online with the rest of the geocaching community. Connect. You can learn more about geocaching through the Geocaching Blog, The Geocaching Channel on YouTube, or the Geocaching Help Center. Educators can share ideas and lesson plans in the Forum section for education. You can also connect with the geocaching community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. Happy hunting! [...]

The top 10 “best” geocaching songs

6. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

The 10 “best” geocaching songsEpic geocaching adventures deserve an epic soundtrack, or at least some fun music when you're on your way to log a cache (or a DNF). Here's our Top 10 list of the “best” geocaching songs (notice the quotation marks). Which songs get you movin' from cache to cache? GCZ5H710. “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” by Jimmy Buffett It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudesNothing remains quite the sameWith all of our running and all of our cunningIf we couldn't laugh (cache!) we would all go insane GCEA929. “Patience” by Guns N' Roses Need a little patience, yeahJust a little patience, yeahSome more patience, yeahCould use some patience yeahGotta have somePatience yeahAll it takes is patienceJust a little patienceIs all you need GC4RBN98. “One Way or Another” by Blondie One way or another, I'm gonna find ya'I'm gonna get ya', get ya', get ya', get ya'One way or another, I'm gonna win ya'I'm gonna get ya', get ya' ,get ya', get ya' GC1HKTP7. “Stand” by R.E.M. If you are confused, check with the sunCarry a compass to help you alongYour feet are going to be on the groundYour head is there to move you aroundStand in the place where you liveNow face northThink about directionWonder why you haven't beforeNow stand in the place where you workNow face westThink about the place where you liveWonder why you haven't before GC60VPQ6. “The Wanderer” by Dion Oh yeah, I'm the type of guy that likes to roam aroundI'm never in one place, I roam from town to townAnd when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl (cache?)Yeah, I hop right into that car of mine and drive around the worldYeah I'm the wandererYeah, the wandererI roam around, around, around GC1020Z5. “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team I'm takin' it back to the old school‘Cause I'm an old fool who's so coolIf you want to get down, I'ma show you the wayWhoomp, there it is! Lemme hear ya say GC22Z4Y4. Roam” by The B-52's Roam if you want toRoam around the worldRoam if you want toWithout anything but the love we feel GC4C79N3. “The Distance” by Cake He's going the distanceHe's going for speedShe's all alone (all alone)All alone in her time of needBecause he's racing and pacing and plotting the courseHe's fighting and biting and riding on his horseHe's going the distanceNo trophy, no flowers, no flashbulbs, no wineHe's haunted by something he cannot define GC3T5382. “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For” by U2 I have climbed the highest mountainsI have run through the fieldsOnly to be with youOnly to be with you …But I still haven't foundWhat I'm looking for And the number one song for geocachers has got to be… GC2HN2H1. “The Raider's March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark composed by John Williams and performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra Dut duh dut DAH… Dut duh DUH… Dut duh dut DAH… Dut duh DAH DAH DAH! [...]

How to earn almost 5,000 Favorite points: Interview with cache owner goblindust

2. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Creative caches are memorable. You hear about them from your friends, at events, or from our blog/social media. But what goes into them? Who is behind them? In Washington state, a name you hear often synonymous with innovative geocaches is “goblindust.” He has an array of caches unique from each other. Goblindust, also known as Scott Meyers, has been a member of geocaching for 15 years and hid his first cache on December 20, 2003. Since then his active caches have accumulated over 4,700 Favorite points. With that statistic in mind, it sounded like he might know a thing or two about cache hiding, so I sat down with goblindust to discuss who he is, where he finds his inspiration, and what tips he has for the rest of us. Geocaching HQ: What's your background outside of geocaching? Goblindust: Oh, I was born in the wild and lived among coyotes. No! (laughs) As far as my background goes I'm no engineer. A little bit of experience in electronics, but mostly I enjoy tearing things apart and sticking them back together…Appliances, cooking equipment, etc. Geocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching? Goblindust: 2003! I think I went to a park in Portland, Oregon for a concert and I found a little tube, it looked like a bug catching tube or something. It had a sticker on it that said, ‘don't take it' because it had to do with geocaching. I went home and looked it up, signed up, then went to REI to buy a GPS. The first cache I did was in Colorado. Geocaching HQ: Was the first cache you found the one that got you hooked? Goblindust: Yes, it was pretty fun and exciting. The cache was a Multi that was pretty difficult. Dummy me, first one should have been an easy one. Still was pretty cool to do and I enjoyed it. Geocaching HQ: Where did the name “goblindust” come from? Goblindust: Someone who didn't like me said I was like a goblin. I had to come up with a name on the spot, and I went with that thinking I would change it, but here we are. Geocaching HQ: What cache have you found that made an impression on you? Goblindust: The Raven's Labyrinth down in Arizona. You'll find a few keys in a tree, then it says to go back to the map box. You'll use the keys to open the box with hydraulics. You'll play around with the movements of the the box and electronically a steel ball drops down through a labyrinth, and you'll balance it and guide it to a hole. The side will open up and you'll sign the logbook. Though if you make it to the final hole, you get your name on a brass plaque. A geocacher attempting The Raven's LabyrinthGeocaching HQ: For you what makes a quality cache? Goblindust: I would say different, is the biggest thing. We've all done lamp skirts, but you could design a lamp skirt that is different. Think about what else it could do. Geocaching HQ: What's the best approach to a creative geocache? Goblindust: How do you tell people to be creative? First you need to think, “What do I want to do?” and it needs to be different than what someone else has done. Think of something new. I'll go into Goodwill and generate ideas then think of what can I do with that. For example birdhouses are easy to do because there are so many ways to open them. You can use magnets, hooks, latches. Geocaching HQ: You say you go to discount/thrift stores for inspiration. Do you have other means of finding inspiration? Goblindust: Discount stores are great because I don't want to spend a lot of money and people like to throw out wonderful stuff. You know, they removed the fire hydrant in front of my house and I asked the fire department if they would give me the old one. They wouldn't give it to me. But you got to look around and ask, what could I do with this? Any kind of hardware store is great or marine stores for waterproof stuff. Goblindust helped create a geocache featured on Geocaching HQ's GeoTour: GC32A0HGeocaching HQ: You have a number of complicated and intricate caches. Do you find it difficult to provide maintenance on them? Goblindust: Not difficult but they do require batteries sometimes. I often find that when building them I need to make them geocacher proof so they don't break it. How do I make a (geocache) so it cannot be forced open or destroyed by geocachers? One of the things I learned was to not use standard screws. I don't worry about muggles. None of my stuff is Premium only and I try not to have too many because it could turn into too much time and batteries. I try to make them as maintenance free as possible. Geocaching HQ: Do you have a favorite hide of your own? Goblindust: I would think Dr. Who is probably the favorite, because there was nothing like it at the time. It was fun to put together. It was a big challenge to me because when it was done it was still hard to find. It took a lot of effort to make it work and build. Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible? Goblindust: No. I don't think anything is impossible. It's always doable but how much does it cost? How long will it last? The biggest thing is always where to put it. You'll need to pick somewhere safe so people cannot trash it out. Nothing is impossible, it's just time and effort. Pretty much anything I've built I've doubled the work with what didn't work, got stolen, or easily broken. Goblindust having fun at one of his pirate ship events hosted in Washington stateGeocaching HQ: What keeps you playing the game? Goblindust: The social aspect of it, mostly building the caches, but also the places it takes you to. It's good motivation to get you outside and to another country because of an event or special cache in the area. How can you add more creativity to your hides? If you challenge yourself to think outside the ammo can, keep an open mind, and always look for inspiration you'll be one step closer to a creative cache. Look around at other caches, or as goblindust does, visit second-hand stores and ask yourself what you want to do–and also if it needs batteries. [...]

Johnny Island’s Throne Room — Geocache of the Week

1. März 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC57ZJR by goblindust Difficulty: 3 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Washington, United States N 46° 43.411′ W 122° 57.110′ Every now and then you come across a geocache that is so amazing that you have to sit down. You hear that it's great but it still exceeds your expectations. Johnny Island's Throne Room offers a surprise when you enter his room. But before you get inside you may question its mundane outer shell. Portable bathrooms don't typically provide a magical experience quite like this one does—it has anything but stinky reviews. Of the 817 geocachers who have found the cache 68% have awarded it a Favorite point. Not too bad for a geocache not near any major city or monument. So, what makes this cache so special? It starts with step number one, entering the cache. You need to bring a card with a magnetic strip to unlock the door then push the yellow knob to open it. Once inside there are a few things you may notice such as a special flusher, seat belt, TV, keypad, and panic button—it's pretty high tech in there. After following the prompts to unlock the toilet seat, sign the logbook lies found in the “chamber” awaiting your signature. Goblindust is a well known for his gadget caches, his attention to detail, and comic relief are a great combination as seen in this cache. In tandem with this Geocache of the Week we interviewed goblindust for tips and how he finds inspiration for his hides. Look for the article tomorrow. Click to view slideshow. [...]

Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the Week

22. Februar 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional 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, GC3BH3JDeep 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! Those who brave this trek initially park at the Postman Trailhead, explore cache GCPZHC, then climb alongside the river until they reach the lagoon. Whatever your approach, it's advised to bring at least 15 meters (50 feet) of rope, a helmet, and a wetsuit, because that water is COLD. Above all, don't forget your waterproof pen. You won't want to go through all this work for nothing! At the lagoon and waterfallThe container is located on the outside of the waterfall, but since you've come this far, shimmy up the slippery rocks and explore the tunnel behind the waterfall! This T5 is definitely challenging, but with 140 Favorite points and an 86% Favorite point rating, you know the effort is worth it. The cache page states: In order to complete the cache it is essential that they know how to swim well or, if not, they should wear a vest. As an alternative to swimming, you can climb the wall to the left of the waterfall and “uncork” next to it. You can also go down the river through canyoning, although the charm and challenge may be smaller than the climb. You must enter the tunnel behind the waterfall!It wasn't until Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth movie in the series, that we actually see our hero go over a waterfall. Although that movie takes place in South America, this homage in Portugal is a fantastic way to take your adventuring to a new level. 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. [...]

I ❤️ Paris – Geocache of the Week

15. Februar 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Wherigo GC2JVJB by starless Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2 Location: Paris, France N 48° 51.270′ E 002° 21.140′ Paris has a long and eventful history. In 508 A.D. Clovis the Frank, the first king of the Merovingian dynasty, made the city the capital of France. Nowadays, Paris is considered to be the city of love. Couples from around the globe choose Paris as a destination for a romantic getaway and to be immersed in the rich culture of the city. For geocachers, our Geocache of the Week offers an additional reward for visiting the famous sites the city has to offer. The “I ❤️ Paris” Wherigo lets you explore Paris like any ordinary muggle while hunting for an elusive cache at the same time. Stages are placed at forty landmarks across Paris and its surroundings. You must discover five of them to get the coordinates of the final cache. You can start the game wherever you want since there is no particular order of finds. Just be advised that the final location is not very far from the published coordinates. But there is a twist — you do not know where those forty stages are. If you think you are in an interesting location or near a landmark, get out your mobile phone and start the Wherigo cartridge to see if it is part of it. So while you marvel at the French Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame de Paris, ascend to the top of the Eiffel Tower, stare at Mona Lisa's smile, take a stroll along the Seine, or relax in a cafe in Montmartre — make sure to open the cartridge and see if you are closer to your goal. After you collect your five stages and make your way towards the final coordinates, fond memories of the journey that got you here will be on your mind, and, as your sign the logbook, you too will say: “Je t'aime Paris”. [...]

Underground — Geocache of the Week

8. Februar 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Letterbox Hybrid GC28G7E by Dr.Suicide Difficulty: 2.5 Terrain: 3.5 Location: Czech Republic N 50° 48.209′ E 014° 21.726′ There's a Letterbox Hybrid in the Czech Republic that may have slipped under your radar; literally. Hidden deep beneath the surface within winding tunnels is Czech Republic's most Favorited Letterbox Hybrid with 839 Favorite points. Its name: Underground. Pre-adventure checklist: Torch or headlamp Clothes that can get dirty Water Hiking boots or athletic footwear Geo-partner The coordinates bring you to a small parking lot. The first thing to look for is the sign marking the end of the village. A path by the sign leads you to a small bridge off the trail which leads to the “underground”. The small opening hatch to the inside is roughly one meter (~three feet) wide. The tunnel opens up into a corridor with four tunnel entries, then keep going straight. A few more tunnels and one ladder later (be sure to follow the instructions on the cache page) and you find yourself in the same room as the “big black monster” which has eaten the geocache. The final part of the adventure is to bravely enter the belly of the beast and locate the cache inside. The cache itself is a larger lock n lock and because it is a Letterbox Hybrid you can expect letters and postcards on the inside. After conquering the mighty monster and sifting through the SWAG sign your name in the logbook and head towards the surface. The adventure takes roughly an hour and a half to complete. Be sure to notify someone on the outside before attempting this cache, and it is strongly encouraged to try this cache with a geo-partner. Lots of geocachers do this cache together as a crew. Who would you bring along on this cache journey? 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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