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High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache der Woche

29. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

The geocache (with its updated badge). Geocache Name: Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Most geocachers love a good gadget cache and this geocache is a perfect example. These types of geocaches highlight the creativity and ingenuity of the geocaching community. Forests and other places where the gadget box won't be mistaken for a real piece of equipment are great places for gadget caches. Many of these geocaches, while they may seem technologically advanced or difficult to create, were built by people with no prior experience. Thanks to the internet, you can learn simple engineering, programming and even woodworking. We won't give it away, but when this geocache reveals itself, it's utterly electrifying. What geocachers have to say: “Nice! Love the gadget caches! Had to stop for this one on the way home to Illinois.” – supersteen “Very nicely done and fun cache!!! TFTC!!!” – tabbikat “Awesome cache! Well deserving of a favorite point! Thanks for a great cache!” – Mazzy Duck What one of the geocache hiders, Hockeyhick , has to say: I have always been a fan of thought-provoking puzzles, and geocaching certainly gives us all a chance to stretch out our brains as well as our legs. Additionally, my wife, Kerry (Cache-n-Kerry) cling to the mantra that a quality cache should either take you somewhere really cool, consist of a really cool puzzle, or a really cool container! To be truthful, my inspiration for this cache humbly came from my good friend, Mike Sherwood (MSWahoo). He travels a lot for his job, and as a result, shares many tales of cool caches that he has found. He told me of the really cool hides that he found belonging to a cacher named Dayspring. After hearing about some of his caches, I wanted to try to give geocachers in our area some cool caching experiences, too. Having an electronic engineering background, a twisted sense of humor, and a shop full of “toys,” the sparks rally began to fly in the Hockeyhick Labs! The original cache began as a 4-inch PVC pipe with the electric motor/gearbox inside, but sadly, someone decided that they wanted it more than I. After consulting with the property owner he encouraged me to make one that would be little more permanent than before. The housing is an electrical enclosure mounted to a fence post, with the pipe exiting the bottom, and a more maintenance-free motor doing the work inside. Adding in some limit switches has really helped to keep it running smoothly over time. Over all, it took about a weekend to build, but I tested it a lot, with various weights and conditions because I didn't want to disappoint folks that come through the Upstate of South Carolina and detour just for this cache. The results have been well received, and the real pleasure for me, as the cache owner, comes when we get those extremely nice email notifications! Knowing that our cache has brought so many smiles to fellow cachers gives great satisfaction. Also, we have seen that when you think that you have seen it all, someone else raises that bar a little bit higher, and in our area, that is no exception. We have since seen incredible cache ideas as a result, and they make me want to get even more creative! Photos: Huzzah! The geocache! You'll have to read the description for this one. What was the last geocache that made you say “WOW!”? Tell your story and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]

5 Tipps für die Planung Deines nächsten Urlaubs mit Geocaching

23. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Spiele Geocaching in aller Welt Geocacher zeigen gern ihre Lieblingsorte – deshalb ist Geocaching einer der besten Wege zum Entdecken neuer Orte. Nutze diese 5 Tipps, um Dein Ziel mit Geocaching zu erkunden: GeoTours – Das sind von örtlichen Organisationen und dem Geocaching-Hauptquartier betreute Geocaches. Sie führen Dich zu den interessantesten Orten, informieren Dich über deren Geschichte und erhöhen selbstverständlich auch Deine Fundzahl! Pocket-Queries – Du bist irgendwo und hast keinen Mobilfunkempfang? Geocaching-Premium-Mitglieder können Geocache-Listen erstellen und für die Nutzung ohne Internetverbindung herunterladen. Multi-Caches – Diese Geocaches mit mehreren Stationen bieten oft eine perfekte kleine Führung durch die Stadt. Nach Favoritenpunkten sortieren – Geocaching-Premium-Mitglieder können die besten Geocaches in einer Region finden, indem sie in den Suchergebnissen auf die “Favoriten”-Spalte klicken. Triff die Einheimischen – Wer kann Dir mehr zeigen als die hier lebenden Geocacher? Ein Event zu veranstalten oder zu besuchen ist eine perfekte Möglichkeit, die örtlichen Geocacher kennenzulernen. Welches sind Deine Lieblings-Tipps für Geocaching im Urlaub? Teile sie auf der Geocaching-Facebook-Seite. [...]

Into the mountains we go! — The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R) — der Geocache der Woche!

22. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Panorama from the lookout. Photo by geocacher lamin Geocache Name: The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are no shortage of amazing places in the world—but figuring out which ones to visit can be a daunting task. Luckily for geocachers, we can just look for nearby geocaches, take a look at photos, read logs and check out the favorite points. One look at this geocache's photos and logs and it instantly went on my bucket list. What geocachers have to say: “Found during a vacation in the area. Wonderful views, hopefully I'll climb to Matterhorn one day.” – pedron4 “What a day, like a post card! Sunshine no cloud and a cache at the feet of the Madonna, TFTC” – zigzagzug “After I had something to eat and drink at the hut, I scrambled up to search for this cache. It wasn't hard to find, though there were a couple of muggles who had to be avoided What a great location!” – johannesvanderwerf Photos: The Matterhorn from GZ. Photo by geocacher raumangst Despite a DNF, this young geocacher is still all smiles. Photo by geocacher Ciklo Beautiful mountains. Photo by geocacher johannesvanderwerf What geocache is on your bucket list to find? Tell your story and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]

Scheinwerfer! Kamera! Und bitte! Mach Dich bereit für GIFF 2015

19. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Reicht Eure Filme für GIFF 2015 ein! Werft Eure Kameras an, denn das Geocaching-International-Film-Festival ist zum dritten und letzten Mal zurück. Während der letzten beiden Jahre haben Geocacher Beiträge eingereicht, die sich um Abenteuer- und Liebesgeschichten, FTFs, DNFs und Dinge drehten, die wir nicht einmal in Worte fassen könnten. Also, was kommt als nächstes? Das liegt ganz bei Euch! Helft mit, GIFF mit einem wahren Feuerwerk zu verabschieden, indem Ihr die kreativsten Videos aller Zeiten einreicht. Reiche Deinen Film bis zum 1. Juli ein und sichere Dir damit die Chance auf einen Preisgewinn und die Vorführung bei GIFF-Events auf der ganzen Welt. Hier gibt es weitere Informationen zum Einreichen eines Beitrags. [...]

15 Jahre Geocaching

18. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Interessanter Artikel in der über 15 Jahre Geocachen mit der Geschichte des Geocachen sowie Hintergründen und Fakten 15 Jahre Schnitzeljagd per GPS Der erste Cache [...]

Do you like lakes? — plitvice lakes (GC1FNKR) — Geocache der Woche!

15. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Absolutely gorgeous! Photo by geocacher Brainburned Geocache Name: plitvice lakes (GC1FNKR) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Beautiful places like these don't form overnight. It takes thousands of years of geologic processes for beauty to evolve out of rocks and water. While photos may enable you to appreciate the vibrant colors and incredible scenery, an EarthCache like this one gives you an appreciation for the processes behind the beauty by teaching you about the sequences that took place to form it. What geocachers have to say: “We had tour around beautiful lakes. Whole day we walked around the park. Lots of pictures were taken and beutiful places were seen. Thanks for the earth.” – Legsa^ “Its so beautiful there and the sun was shining the whole day! We had a very nice time here! TFTC” – Schesn “Daily trip together with DieterRoland from Drvar – Bihac – Plitvice Lakes. Perfect weather, visiting historical sites, beautiful landscape and an impressive scenery here in the National park. TFTC!” – Steveeeee Photos: This view is ok, I guess. Photo by geocacher rum.burak One of the pathways through the lakes. Photo by geocacher zansquare The lakes and waterfalls. Photo by geocacher Suikerbossies What was the last thing you learned from an EarthCache? Tell your story and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]

Announcing the April 2015 – Geocacher des Monats

14. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

The April 2015 nominees for the celebrated Geocacher of the Month award run the gamut of what it means to be a legendary geocacher. For Marchand de cailloux, it means crafting intricate, clever, beautiful wood caches. For Zugführer, it means organizing Cache-Events that repeatedly draw dozens of old and new geocachers alike. For hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus it means inventing a highly popular local geocaching trivia night complete with customized trophy. The featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ after reviewing community input and blog comments. It's a tough decision, given the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole. All the nominees will receive special prize packages from Geocaching HQ, but only one will receive the elusive Geocacher of the Month Geocoin. The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin. After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus have been officially named the featured Geocachers of the Month for April 2015. ‘Caching team hooserisunshine and FailedApparatus have made a big impression on the the geocaching community in North and South Carolina with their regular geocaching trivia events, ‘It's All Just Trivial!' Though the geocaching trivia nights were spawned as a way to spice up regular Cache-Events, they've since become an institution. The winning team at an ‘It's All Just Trivial' event take home medals and sometimes a trophy – both of which were created by hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus. Geocacher Beth Andrews says, “Hands down… my vote is for Hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus. Not just for the great and wonderful things they have done with geocaching trivia around the whole South East…., but with geocaching as a whole. From fun hides to hair pulling puzzle caches to just being great people. I'm honored they are part of my geocaching family and no two people deserve this more than those two.” Echoing her sentiments, Matt Norris says, “Hoosiersunshine and Failedapparatus are the best nominees I could think of for this! Anyone who has ever been to an “It's All Just Trivial” event knows that this would be incredibly well deserved. Those who have not can't even imagine what those two have put into these events! Not only fun trivia, but everything from fully stocked caches, to unactivated geocoins and everything in between as prizes to every person who attends. And every person who wins gets a real gold medal! They bring fun geocaching events to a new level that I have never seen. Amazing people bringing fun not only to SC and NC, but they've traveled to host these events in GA, FL and VA too!” Thank you to all the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month nominees for your tireless efforts to bring joy to other geocachers. Three cheers for legendary geocachers! Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month's award! [...]

Schnall Dich an! Hier fängt Deine Reise zu sechs neuen Souvenirs an.

12. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Jeder Road-Trip braucht einen Partner Imbiss? Eingepackt.Musik? Dabei.Partner? Das ist der Punkt, an dem wir ins Spiel kommen. Wir werden über die nächsten paar Monate alle bei einem Geocaching-Abenteuer mitmachen, um 15 Jahre Geocaching zu feiern. Dabei wirst Du die Chance haben, sechs neue Souvenirs für Dein Geocaching-Profil zu erhalten. Um Dich bereit zu machen, melde Dich an für Deinen Partner beim Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15. Du wirst dann E-Mails erhalten mit den ersten Darstellungen der kommenden Souvenirs sowie Tipps und Tricks, wie man diese erhalten kann, vom Geocaching-Hauptquartier. Melde Dich hier für Deinen Partner beim Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15 an. [...]

Between a rock and…more rocks. — Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) — Geocache der Woche

8. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Yahtzee! Geocache Name: Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: This geocache is a perfect example of being extremely creative, while staying within the guidelines. The guidelines state that geocachers must not dig when finding or placing a geocache—however, like with this geocache, piling rocks on top of the geocache provides the same feel as a buried cache, without needing a shovel. What geocachers have to say: “Wow another GREAT cache from the CO!!! Dude you guys ROCK!!! Thanks for another creative cache. Keep up the great work!” – I C IT “Awesome set up!, this one took some werk by the CO to get this made and installed, a nickname for this one should be “patience” haha, that's what it takes to get er' done. great cache and of coarse another FAV point!, will definitely recommend to others. Thanks for a fun well done cache!!!” – bajatym “Another really nice job on this cache! A favorite point for certain. THX 4 the fun!” – Smoochersmom What the geocache hider, Adam_710, has to say: Well i have always liked the trickier geocaches and wanted to build something i haven't seen.. Ive always grown up around cars and a bottle jack was the first thing that came to mind, so i wanted to build around that. The construction from the mental design, to the physical product took about two weeks..the hardest part was the drawing and concepts. The physical build took two days. Honesty i love getting the favorite points for these hides, thats what makes me want to keep coming up with better geocaches! The reactions are great to the pitstop, it just takes a lot of turning lol Honestly its all for [geocachers]! I really enjoy reading the comments of the caches and there thoughts about how it was conctructed. Don't forget to look for the ones are out there and ones that are coming out soon Photos: The geocache uncovered. Where the logbook hides Between a rock and more rocks. What's the best geocache camouflage you've ever seen? Tell your story and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]

Mach mit beim Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15

5. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Während der nächsten Monate werden wir uns alle auf eine Geocaching-Reise begeben, um 15 Jahre Geocaching zu feiern. Du wirst die Gelegenheit haben, fünf Geocaching-Aufgaben zu erfüllen. Für jede davon erhälst Du ein Souvenir für Dein Geocaching-Profil. Sobald Du alle fünf zusammen hast, bekommst Du dafür noch ein sechstes, ganz spezielles Souvenir. Die Aufgaben werden nacheinander freigeschaltet und Du hast bis zum 2. September Zeit, diese zu erfüllen und das entsprechende Souvenir dafür zu bekommen. Also packe Deine Sachen, nimm ein paar Snacks mit und erstelle Dir eine Playlist Deiner Lieblingslieder für den Road-Trip, denn hier sind Deine Aufgaben und ihre Startdaten: 19. Juni – 2. September – Finde einen Geocache mit mehr als 10 Favoritenpunkten. 3. Juli – 2. September – Nimm an einem regulären Event, einem MEGA oder einem GIGA teil. 17. Juli – 2. September – Finde einen T5- oder D5-Geocache. 31. Juli – 2. September – Erledige einen EarthCache oder nimm an einem CITO teil. 14. August – 2. September – Finde einen Rätsel-Cache. Bevor Du loslegst, lass Dir sagen, dass kein Road-Trip durchzuhalten ist, ohne einen vertrauenswürdigen Partner an der Seite. Melde Dich unten an, und wir benachrichtigen Dich, wenn eine neue Aufgabe veröffentlicht wurde. Wir werden Dir dann auch hilfreiche Hinweise und Tipps für diese fantastische Reise schicken. Email address: First Name: Last Name: By clicking Sign Up, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. [...]

History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache der Woche

1. Mai 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Just incredible! Photo by geocacher Suikerbossies Geocache Name: SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaching can bring us to beautiful places, as well as teach us about the history of an area—this geocache does both. Ground zero gives you sweeping views of the Cape of Good Hope. You can see the crystalline blue water and sandy beaches for miles. By reading the geocache's description, you'll also learn about the history of this area—a tragic shipwreck took place just off shore. What geocachers have to say: “Easily found while visiting the Cape. Very nice hide, very very nice spot!” – AlteGurke “While a great tour we found this Cache together with xhanmanx! Great spot, thanks a lot for hiding! Greetings from Germany!!!” – LÖ8277 “Had a few trips up and down the stairs until I found the right direction to go. This is a great area for sightseeing. I went to Cape Horn last year and now I've been to the Cape of Good Hope. Cool! Thanks for putting a cache here.” – kayst Photos: Scenery + history. Photo by geocacher flyMIK Even when there is no view, the view is still amazing. Photo by geocacher josan08 The beach. Photo by geocacher flyMIK Epic view from GZ. Photo by geocacher Geo Peet What has been the most interesting piece of history you've learned through geocaching? Tell your story and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]

Nominate the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month

30. April 2015 // 0 Kommentare

This month's nominees for the very special Geocacher of the Month award take the geocaching cake for their contributions to the game we love. Among them are a geocaching event organizer extraordinaire, the founders of a popular geocaching trivia series, and a maker of intricate and clever wooden caches. The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin. The decision won't be easy. Luckily, we have you to help. Post your vote below and let us know who you think should take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin (at left). March 2015 Geocacher of the Month, Schlurie Although all the nominees will receive prizes, the featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition Geocoin, a Geocacher of the Month hat and a profile icon. They'll also receive a certificate that recognizes their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Schlurie was the March 2015 Geocacher of the Month. Of Schlurie, Geo-Tootles says, “There are lots of cachers outside in the woods, searching for caches, for great and for special moments. But without having creative owners these experiences would be reduced to a minimum. Schlurie spent months of crafting new hides, this time with an incredible range of different bird-houses to let cachers smile and especially children laugh.” Now it's your turn to decide which geocacher should be further recognized. Read the profiles of this month's three nominees, and write a supportive comment below this post describing why you think this person should be recognized. A panel from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor. Here are your nominees for April 2015 Geocacher of the Month. Zugführer hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus Marchand de cailloux Comment below to tell us who you think should be the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month. Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month's award! [...]

Du bist nur noch Stunden entfernt von einem neuen Souvenir!

25. April 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Freu Dich über 15 Jahre Geocaching Der 2. Mai steht für den 15. Jahrestag, an dem Geocaching begann. Geh raus und finde irgendeinen Geocache, um das spezielle 15-Jahre-Geocaching-Souvenir zu erhalten. Außerdem finde heraus, was Deine Geocaching-Mission für den Sommer sein wird. Mit der neuen Suchroutine haben wir drei bisherige Funktionen zusammengefasst, um die Suche nach dem Geocache, den Du finden willst und mit dem Du ein Souvenir erhalten kannst, mit einem Klick zu vereinfachen. Klick einfach die Box, um ein Event in der Nähe zu finden, den ältesten Geocache in Deiner Nähe oder die Geocaches mit den meisten Favoritenpunkte im Umkreis. Probier es gleich mal aus. [...]

Mach Dich bereit! Aktionsreiche Wochenenden stehen bevor!

18. April 2015 // 0 Kommentare

In den nächsten zwei Wochen: CITO-Wochenende und 15 Jahre Geocaching Vom 24.-27. April treffen sich Geocacher aus aller Welt bei Events, um die Landschaft zu säubern, Bäume zu pflanzen oder eingewanderte Arten zu entfernen und ein Souvenir zu bekommen. Suche im Eventkalender nach CITO-Events in Deiner Umgebung. Vergiss Dein “Will Attend”-Log nicht, damit die Organisatoren wissen, dass Du kommst. Finde ein CITO-Event in Deiner Nähe Nächstes Wochenende feiert Geocaching am 2. Mai seinen 15. Jahrestag. Geh raus und suche einen Geocache – einen beliebigen Geocache – und Du erhälst das 15 Jahre-Geocaching-Souvenir. Außerdem kannst Du Deine Geocaching-Mission für den Sommer entdecken. Finde einen Geocache in Deiner Nähe [...]
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