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The world’s largest geocache series: Church Micros

3. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Written by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie Church Micro 10000 Tintern Abbey GC6PWBDIf you've ever gone geocaching in Great Britain, you've probably come across a Church Micro cache. Church Micros are geocaches near interesting churches, church ruins, or chapels to highlight beautiful architecture or fascinating history. Contrary to the name, the container itself does not need to be a micro; in fact, it can be any size or even a Virtual Cache. While the series is predominated by Traditional and Multi-Caches, there are also Mysteries, EarthCaches, Wherigos, and Letterbox Hybrids. Even some of the new Virtual Rewards are Church Micros. The series was created 10 years ago by sadexploration (Steve) and exploded in popularity since then. There are now more than 11,000 Church Micros, making it the largest cache series anywhere in the world. Church Micro series creator sadexploration (Steve)Steve placed the first 50 Church Micros himself, but he always intended to get other cachers to add their own. He could not have foreseen how popular the series would eventually become. Church Micro 7500…Bath Abbey GC5PM00As the popularity grew, Steve held back the milestone numbers of 1,000 and 2,000 to place something a special himself. It soon became difficult for him to place interesting milestones close to home, so he gave other cachers the chance to hide a special “thousandth” cache. The awe-inspiring ruin of Tintern Abbey in Wales hosts the 10,000th Church Micro and is a testament to how special a church must be for consideration as a milestone. Church Micro 10000 Tintern Abbey GC6PWBDEqually as beloved as the series itself are the Church Micros statistics, created by the geocacher, BaSHful. He has created achievement awards that are virtual badges for your geocaching profile, and geocachers can work their way up the award rankings by finding more Church Micros. The stats and awards fuel the competitive spirit many geocachers have. Church Micro 6000…York Minster GC56Q8FThe series now has its own special “holiday”. On November 7th, geocachers around the UK will host and attend events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first Church Micro ever placed. Over 40 Church Micros events are scheduled on or around Church Micro day. All events contain the same Church Micro number in their title – 10010 – an idea Steve had to give more geocachers a chance to find the special number. Church Micro #5576 Bristol Cathedral GC52TWJSo what makes a good Church Micro cache according to Steve? “Any old church in the countryside, especially when you spot the spire a while before you get there.” He also says an interesting cache description with a photograph and a good hide placement are important. Church Micro 7795… Brackenfield GC5TRDAFind more information about the history, statistics, awards, and much more about Church Micros here. If you live in the UK and want to hide your own Church Micro, please request a number here. Church Micro 1059 - Little Eaton GC5N95P Church Micro 9485...Lockington-cum-Hemington GC6GKHB Church Micro 9472...Pentrich GC6GGME Church Micro 5358..Chesterfield St Mary&All Saints GC54FZ6 Church Micro 5905...Wicken Bonhunt GC56PMC The Geocaching Junkie Website: thegeocachingjunkie.com Twitter: @thegeojunkie Facebook: The Geocaching Junkie [...]

BIJ DE BIJ — Geocache of the Week

2. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC3G81Y by team-Koksi Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands N 51° 54.262 E 004° 53.637 This geocache will make you want to unwind and rest a while. Nestled in the quaint village of Goudriaan, Netherlands, the cache lives in a tiny building near acres of exquisite Dutch countryside. The home may be micro, but the cache owner's heart is BIG, and they've pulled out all the stops to make sure your visit to the cache is a pleasant one. Lamps, curtains, tables, and an assortment of decorations make the abode feel like an extension of the cache owner's own home. A stunning collection of tea cups adorn the walls of the interior, giving it a whimsical atmosphere. Bee-themed decorations placed tastefully throughout the establishment remind you to take a breath, unwind, and “bee” happy. How has geocaching helped you relax? 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. [...]

Das Nachrichtencenter unterstützt jetzt zusätzliche Dateitypen

1. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Es gibt viele gute Gründe, das Nachrichten-Center zu nutzen. Es gibt so viel zu besprechen, wenn es um Geocaching geht: Es ist eine gute Möglichkeit, Geocaching-Ausflüge mit Deinen Freunden zu planen. Eine gute Möglichkeit, einen Freund nach Tipps für die besten Geocaches in Deiner Umgebung zu fragen. Du kannst einen zusätzlichen Hinweis vom Owner für ein besonders schwieriges Versteck erhalten. Da das Nachrichtencenter in der Geocaching®-App verfügbar ist, kannst Du Deine Antworten für virtuelle Caches und EarthCaches direkt vor Ort versenden. Wir wissen, dass Geocaching besser ist, wenn die Mitspieler besser untereinander kommunizieren können. Daher wollten wir das einfacher machen. Die Herausforderung sollte ja die Suche nach Geocaches sein, und nicht die Benutzung der Internetseite! Daher haben wir etwas Zeit investiert, um das Nachrichten-Center zu aktualisieren und zu verbessern. Mit dem neuesten Update kannst Du jetzt Dateitypen wie pdf, doc oder docx* sowie Bilder an andere Geocacher schicken. Wir haben auch das Aussehen verbessert, damit es sich auf Deine Inhalte anpasst. Wenn Du es noch aufgeräumter haben willst, kannst Du in Deinem Posteingang jede beliebige Nachricht verbergen. *Diese Funktion ist derzeit in der Geocaching®-App noch nicht verfügbar. Wir haben eine weitere neue Funktion hinzugefügt: Alle Nachrichten können zur eigenen Email-Adresse weitergeleitet werden. Wenn diese Funktion ausgewählt ist, werden alle Nachrichten, die Du im Nachrichten-Center auf Geocaching.com oder in der Geocaching®-App schreibst, automatisch an Deine Email-Adresse weitergeleitet. Das Weiterleiten erleichtert die Suche nach bestimmten Nachrichten. Wähle Einstellungen im Message-Center und klicke Nachrichten an E-Mail weiterleiten, um diese Funktion anzustellen. Außerdem haben wir das Nachrichten-Center viel verlässlicher gemacht, indem wir einige Fehler beseitigt haben. Es gab einige Unstimmigkeiten mit Nachrichten, die als ungelesen angezeigt wurden, obwohl sie gelesen waren, Unterhaltungen, die nicht funktionierten und ein seltsames Verhalten beim Hochladen von Bildern. All diese Fehler wurden mit diesem Update behoben. Jetzt kannst Du Dich auf den Inhalt Deiner Nachricht konzentrieren – anstatt auf die Fehler. Erzähle Deinen Freunden vom verbesserten Nachrichten-Center, indem Du Ihnen jetzt gleich eine Nachricht schickst. [...]

El centro de Mensajes admite ahora tipos de archivo adicionales.

1. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Hay varias buenas razones para utilizar el Centro de Mensajes, porque hay mucho de qué hablar cuando se trata de geocaching: Es una forma perfecta de planificar salidas con tus amigos. Es un buen modo de pedir consejo a un amigo acerca de los mejores geocachés de tu área. Puedes conseguir una pista del propietario del caché en escondites especialmente complicados. Y dado que el Centro de Mensajes está disponible en la app de Geocaching®, puedes enviar las respuestas de Virtuales y Earthcachés sobre la marcha. Sabemos que el geocaching es mejor cuando los jugadores se comunican entre ellos, así que queríamos hacerlo más fácil. El desafío, después de todo, debería ser la aventura, y no las herramientas que utilizas. Es por lo que nos hemos tomado un poco de tiempo para actualizar y mejorar el Centro de Mensajes. Con la última actualización, ahora puedes enviar acrhivos de tipo pdf, doc o docx además de imágenes a otros geocachers. También hemos limpiado la imagen para centrarnos más en tu contenido. Si quieres aún más limpieza, puedes conseguirlo ocultando algún mensaje. *Esta función no está disponible actualmente en la app de Geocaching® Adicionalmente, hemos hecho más fiable el Centro de Mensajes reparando algunos errores. Ha habido alguna irregularidad con mensajes mostrados como no leídos que sí que lo estaban y conversaciones desordenadas. Todas ellas han sido arregladas en esta versión. Ahora puedes concentrarte en el contenido de tu mensaje – no en los errores. Informa a tus amigos acerca del Centro de Mensajes Actualizado escribiéndoles un mensaje ahora mismo. [...]

La messagerie accepte désormais de nouveaux formats de fichiers

1. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

On ne manque jamais de bonnes raisons d'utiliser la messagerie, tant il y a de choses à dire sur le géocaching : C'est une excellente façon d'organiser une sortie geocaching avec vos amis. Une bonne manière de demander à un ami de vous recommander les meilleures caches des environs. Vous pouvez obtenir un indice auprès du propriétaire d'une cache particulièrement épineuse. Et, comme la messagerie est accessible depuis l'application Geocaching®, vous pouvez envoyer vos réponses pour les Virtuelles et les Earthcaches directement sur les lieux. Nous savons que le géocaching est plus agréable quand les joueurs communiquent entre eux, c'est pourquoi nous voulons vous rendre cette tâche plus facile. La difficulté, après tout, est censée provenir de vos aventures et non des outils que vous utilisez. Voilà pourquoi nous avons pris le temps de moderniser et améliorer la messagerie. Grâce à cette mise à jour récente, vous pouvez maintenant envoyer à d'autres geocacheurs, outre des images, des fichiers au format pdf, doc ou docx*. Nous l'avons également dotée d'une apparence plus épurée afin de donner la priorité à votre contenu. Si vous préférez un ensemble encore plus ordonné, vous pouvez vider votre boîte de réception en cachant n'importe quel message. *À l'heure actuelle, cette fonctionnalité n'est pas disponible dans l'application Geocaching®. Par ailleurs, nous avons rendu la messagerie bien plus fiable en réglant plusieurs bugs. Il y avait jusque-là certaines anomalies, où des messages lus apparaissaient comme non lus, et des conversations s'affichaient dans le mauvais ordre. Tous ces problèmes sont réglés dans cette nouvelle version. À présent vous pouvez vous concentrer sur le contenu de vos messages, plutôt que sur leurs bugs. Prévenez vos amis de la mise à jour de la messagerie en leur écrivant dès maintenant. [...]

GIFF starts this weekend – log your Will Attend now!

1. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

The smell of popcorn in the air, gnomes dancing everywhere… it can only mean one thing: It's time for the 2017 Geocaching International Film Festival! From November 2-6, the 17 never-before-seen GIFF finalist films will make their international debuts on hundreds of screens all over the world. Some GIFF events will be cozy—like this outdoor GIFF barbecue party in Tokyo. Some events will be extravagant—like this Spanish movie night hosted by one of this year's finalists. All GIFF events will show this year's hilarious, dramatic, and poignant geocaching films. And if you need one more reason to love GIFF: attending any official GIFF event will earn you the GIFF 2017 souvenir! Don't miss your chance at popcorn, films, and GIFFy fun… explore this live map of all official GIFF events to find one near you. Tag your GIFF stories and photos with #geocachingfilmfestival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a chance to have them shared on the official Geocaching channels! [...]

Message Center now accepts additional file types

1. November 2017 // 0 Kommentare

There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching: It's a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends. A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area. You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide. And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field. We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That's why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center. With the latest update, you can now send file types such as pdf, doc, or docx* in addition to images to other geocachers. We also cleaned up the look to make it all about your content. If you like even less clutter, you can clean up your inbox by hiding any message. *This functionality is currently not available in the Geocaching® app. We added the ability to forward all messages to email. By toggling this setting “on,” messages you create in the Message Center on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app will automatically be forwarded to your email. Forwarding messages to your email makes searching for previous messages much easier. To enable email forwarding, select the settings button in Message Center and check the Forward messages to email box. Additionally, we made the Message Center a lot more reliable by fixing several bugs. There had been some irregularities with message being displayed as unread, that were read, and conversations out of order. These have all been addressed with this release. Now you can concentrate on the content of your message – rather than the bugs. Let your friends know about the updated Message Center by writing them a message right now. [...]

Creepin’ it real: Add geocaching to your Halloween

31. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Why didn't the skeleton go geocaching? Because he had no guts! Halloween is quickly creeping upon us. If you've gotten caught in geocaching's web, here are five ways to add a little geocaching to your Halloween — or is it add a little Halloween to your geocaching? And remember, never go geocaching with vampires — they're a real pain in the neck. Frankencache 1. Add a spooky twist to your geocache Monsters. Fake snakes. Burnt teddy bears. Eerie cobwebs. Pens that don't work. Things can get really scary really fast. Frankencache Rubber snakessss Burnt bears Cobwebs Pens that don't work 2. Find and log a “Ghost” (Virtual) Cache BOO! Virtuals are often referred to as “Ghost Caches” because of the spirited icon. Virtual Caches do not involve a physical container, but rather, require you to visit an interesting location then answer questions to earn a find. Previously a grandfathered cache type, a limited number of Virtual caches recently became available again worldwide. There are over 5,200 active Virtual Caches around the world, with new ones added every day. GC7B9EZ GC7B9EZ GC7B9EZ GC7B764 GC7B764 GC7B764 3. Carve a geo-themed pumpkin Make your pumpkin spicy with some geo-art. Signal's face? A Virtual icon? A compass? Go for it! 4. Find a Night Cache Are you afraid of the dark? Night caches are designed to be found at night and are difficult or impossible to find during the day. Typically a flashlight or UV light is needed to follow reflectors to the final location. SAW Make sure to bring a headlamp and UV light UV logs only No flashlight? No thank you. UV logs 5. Dress in a geo-themed costume Travel Bug? Ammo can? Soggy logbook? Muggle? Oh, the possibilities are endless! Travel Bug costume How do you creep geocaching real? [...]

UnBOOlievable Geocaching Halloween Costumes

27. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Get ready to get spooky — Halloween is coming! This year, ditch the usual broomstick and witch hat and opt for a more geo-tacular disguise. In a crowd of witches, superheroes, and princesses, you'll definitely stand out. They're dreadful, ghoulish, and just the right amount of strange — check out our geocaching costumes, and let us know if you create your own! (To the tune of Monster Mash): I created a cache late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight For my ammo can became a disguise And suddenly to my surprise He found the cache!(He found the geocache)He found the cache!(He found it in a flash) Travel Bug Put on a bug costume, grab a suitcase, and you'll be all set for your voyage around the neighborhood. Bison Tube Q: What did the buffalo father say to his son as he left to go trick-or-treating? A: Bison. (K)night Cache Do you defend the castle from intruders during the day and search for caches at night? Are you a skilled swordsman and a night owl? Are you a fan of mediocre puns? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, dress yourself up as a (k)night cache this year! Muggle Impress your geocaching buddies with this muggle costume. They're oblivious, they're everywhere, they make our lives difficult… but geocaching wouldn't be nearly as fun without them! Ammo Can We ammo-can't believe how great this costume is. [...]

Til Death Do Us Part — Geocache of the Week

26. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC1YXVW by mo pirate Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Missouri, United States of America N 39° 51.614 W 094° 48.690 Geo. C. Aching, Rest in PeacePlease join us in remembering a true icon: Geo. C. Aching. Geo. C. Aching was a phenomenal adventurer, world traveler, and companion. And a real prankster, too. Remember the time we went on a maintenance run and couldn't find our own geocache anywhere? Or how about those logbooks that we could never get out of bisons? Or, that hot summer day when we drove three hours to the next county, went on a grueling 10-mile hike, and had blisters all over our feet only to realize that Geo made sure we forgot our pen? Turns out that sometimes those of us who wandered were actually lost. Geo spent time with everyone, whether voyaging on worldwide excursions, hiking to remote locations deep in the woods, or just grabbing a rusty candy tin while picking up the kids at the mall. Geo was always there for all of us, no matter where we went or what we were doing. Here's to you, Geo. C. Aching — may you finally log that giant D5/T5 ammo can in the sky. Til Death Do Us PartRest in Peace geocachersOpen casket funeralGotta hand it to you, this is an awesome cacheFound at the end of Geocaching Way* This geocache is on private property with owner permission (cache owner is the property owner) and not located in an actual cemetery. 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. [...]

Dix caches terrifiantes pour Halloween

25. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

L'obscurité croît à l'approche d'Halloween, et il en est de même pour les caches terrifiantes. Nous partageons avec vous 10 caches du monde entier qui font froid dans le dos (sans ordre particulier) et espérons qu'elles vous inspireront pour trouver la géocache la plus effrayante autour de chez vous cette semaine ! Maintenant, c'est parti pour les frissons avec 10 caches effrayantes ci-dessous : Dracula Untold – B36 (GC5HGMH) Dracula Untold Dracula Untold Tavern of the Damned Redux – Smiley's Revenge (GC9F6C) Smiley's Revenge Smiley's Revenge Freddy's Nightmare..Night Cache (GC1GX7B) Freddie's Nightmare Freddie's Nightmare Skull Cliffs (GC16CEP) Skull Cliffs Skull Cliffs The Creepy Tree (GC57ZMV) The Creepy Tree The Creepy Tree Het mysterie van de drie zusjes (GCDAFD) Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Geist des Hagen Geist des Hagen Kostnice/Ossuary (GCP0JT) Kostnice / Ossuary Kostnice / Ossuary Hand Trap CARMH3 (GC3TBR5) Hand Trap Hand Trap Heligan Hike 6 – Gotta Hand it to You! (GC3XCF0) Vous vous sentez inspirés pour créer votre propre cache qui fait peur ? Suivez ce tutoriel pour construire une cache-araignée ! Prêts pour passer du côté obscur ? Parcourez la collection des Caches Hantées sur la Boutique Géocaching ou un Revendeur International ! [...]

Zehn gruselige Caches für Halloween

25. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Halloween naht und die gruseligen Geocaches auch. Wir teilen mit Dir 10 gespenstige Caches aus aller Welt (ohne bestimmte Reihenfolge) und hoffen, sie inspirieren Dich dazu, diese Woche den gruseligsten Geocache in Deiner Gegend zu finden! Mach Dich jetzt bereit, Dich von 10 gruseligen Geocaches unten erschrecken zu lassen: Dracula Untold – B36 (GC5HGMH) Dracula Untold Dracula Untold Tavern of the Damned Redux – Smiley's Revenge (GC9F6C) Smiley's Revenge Smiley's Revenge Freddy's Nightmare..Night Cache (GC1GX7B) Freddie's Nightmare Freddie's Nightmare Skull Cliffs (GC16CEP) Skull Cliffs Skull Cliffs The Creepy Tree (GC57ZMV) The Creepy Tree The Creepy Tree Het mysterie van de drie zusjes (GCDAFD) Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Geist des Hagen Geist des Hagen Kostnice/Ossuary (GCP0JT) Kostnice / Ossuary Kostnice / Ossuary Hand Trap CARMH3 (GC3TBR5) Hand Trap Hand Trap Heligan Hike 6 – Gotta Hand it to You! (GC3XCF0) Bist Du inspiriert, einen eigenen gruseligen Cache zu legen? Folge dieser Anweisung für einen Spinnen-Cache! Bist Du bereit, auf die dunkle Seite zu wechseln? Sieh Dir unsere “Haunted Hides”-Edition im Geocaching-Shop oder bei einem unserer internationalen Händlern an! [...]

Diez caches espeluznantes para Halloween

25. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

Al igual que se aproxima Halloween, lo hacen los cachés terrorificos. Presentamos 10 cachés fantasmales de todo el mundo (sin ningún orden en particular) ¡y esperamos que te inspire a encontrar el geocache más espeluznante de tu zona esta semana! Ahora, prepárate para flipar a continuación con 10 espeluznantes geocaches: Dracula Untold – B36 (GC5HGMH) Dracula Untold Dracula Untold Tavern of the Damned Redux – Smiley's Revenge (GC9F6C) Smiley's Revenge Smiley's Revenge Freddy's Nightmare..Night Cache (GC1GX7B) Freddie's Nightmare Freddie's Nightmare Skull Cliffs (GC16CEP) Skull Cliffs Skull Cliffs The Creepy Tree (GC57ZMV) The Creepy Tree The Creepy Tree Het mysterie van de drie zusjes (GCDAFD) Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Geist des Hagen Geist des Hagen Kostnice/Ossuary (GCP0JT) Kostnice / Ossuary Kostnice / Ossuary Hand Trap CARMH3 (GC3TBR5) Hand Trap Hand Trap Heligan Hike 6 – Gotta Hand it to You! (GC3XCF0) ¿Te sientes inspirado para crear tu propio caché aterrador? ¡Sigue este tutorial para crear un caché arácnido! ¿Listo para pasar al lado oscuro? ¡Hojea la colección Haunted Hides en la tienda de Geocaching o en un minorista internacional! [...]

Ten creepy caches for Halloween

25. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

As Halloween creeps closer, so do the creepy geocaches. Well not literally, we hope! We're sharing 10 spooky caches from around the world (in no particular order) and hope it inspires you to find the creepiest geocache in your area this week! Now, get ready to be freaked out by 10 spooky geocaches below: Dracula Untold – B36 (GC5HGMH) Dracula Untold Dracula Untold Tavern of the Damned Redux – Smiley's Revenge (GC9F6C) Smiley's Revenge Smiley's Revenge Freddy's Nightmare..Night Cache (GC1GX7B) Freddie's Nightmare Freddie's Nightmare Skull Cliffs (GC16CEP) Skull Cliffs Skull Cliffs The Creepy Tree (GC57ZMV) The Creepy Tree The Creepy Tree Het mysterie van de drie zusjes (GCDAFD) Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Het mysterie van de drie zusjes Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Geist des Hagen Geist des Hagen Kostnice/Ossuary (GCP0JT) Kostnice / Ossuary Kostnice / Ossuary Hand Trap CARMH3 (GC3TBR5) Hand Trap Hand Trap Heligan Hike 6 – Gotta Hand it to You! (GC3XCF0) Feeling inspired to create a creepy cache of your own? Follow this tutorial to make a spider cache! Ready to go to the dark side? Browse the Haunted Hides collection in Shop Geocaching or at International Retailers! [...]

HCue: Spider Cache

25. Oktober 2017 // 0 Kommentare

BEWARE! A spooky edition of the HCue video series just in time for Halloween! Learn step by step how to make your own spider geocache! [...]
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