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Hol’ Dir jetzt das nächste Geocaching-Road-Trip-’15-Souvenir!

14. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Jetzt wird's extrem! Das dritte Souvenir ist jetzt beim Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 freigeschaltet. Um dieses zu bekommen, ist etwas Einsatz nötig: Man muss dafür einen Geocache mit der Schwierigkeits- oder Geländewertung “5” finden. “Schwierigkeit 5″ bedeutet, dass man sich geistig richtig anstrengen muss; “Gelände 5″ ist etwas für die Adrenalin-Junkies, wobei eine Spezialausrüstung wie ein Boot oder Klettergurte erforderlich sein werden. Wir haben eine Suchroutine auf der Suchseite hinzugefügt, mit der man D5- und T5-Geocaches in der Nähe aufgelistet bekommen kann. Bei der Geocaching-Intro-App kann man durch ein Upgrade auf die Premium-Mitgliedschaft die Anzeige von D5- und T5-Geocaches freischalten. Auf geht's zum nächsten Souvenir. [...]

Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) – Geocache der Woche! (engl.)

10. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

The “Dotty-Wotty” house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project.Photo Credit paulhitz Geocache Name: {GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Discovering new places is one of the best parts of geocaching. For example, almost every city has hidden pockets of art—even Detroit. This geocache will take you to the Heidelberg Project. Wikipedia describes this neighborhood of art as, “an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city's east side, just north of the city's historically African-American Black Bottom area.” Many people wouldn't even know about this amazing area had it not been for this geocache. What geocachers have to say: “This location is just another reason why I love geocaching. Without this cache being here, I would never have known this unique area existed in Detroit. Thanks for putting a cache here for me to find, and for seeing this local street art. Amazing spot.” – LucyLee “So glad that we made it down here. I figured my niece would like the area and I was correct. We had fun trying to retrieve the cache but we got it. What an interesting place. As the CO said when I mentioned coming to get this one….take the time to explore. Thanks for placing this cache and bringing us down to the area.” – ShihTzumommy “AWESOME! Anybody that enjoys art in any form should check this area out. very unique and creative, i'm sure the pictures speak for themselves. adding as a fav for the overall location. thanks” – RE4isNumber1 Photos: Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommy What do you think happen next? Photo by mlaniel Three happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI Chickenlegs What interesting art have you seen while geocaching? Post your 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! [...]

Direkt aus dem Geocaching-Hauptquartier: Eine Führung durch das neue Nachrichten-Center

7. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Es war noch nie so einfach, andere Geocacher zu kontaktieren. Nach einer mehrmonatigen Testphase, vielen Rückmeldungen aus der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft und etlichen Änderungen, hat das neue Nachrichten-Center das Betatest-Stadium verlassen. Mit dieser neuen Funktion kannst Du Mitteilungen über Geocaching.com und die Geocaching-Intro-App verschicken und empfangen. Schau Dir das kurze Video mit zwei Entwicklern aus dem Geocaching-Hauptquartier an, um mehr über den Hintergrund des neuen Nachrichten-Centers zu erfahren. Probiere das neue Nachrichten-Center jetzt aus. [...]

Deep Blue Something (GC43K9C) — Geocache der Woche!

3. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Dean's Blue Hole Photo by geocacher wiggerl der Bayer Geocache Name: Deep Blue Something (GC43K9C) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: The Geocache of the Week isn't always a geocache with tons of finds or Favorite Points—sometimes it's a cache that's designed to inspire your next adventure. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is here and visiting a tropical location sounds quite nice. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, you're in the midst of winter and finding a geocache in a place like the Bahamas probably sounds pretty awesome right about now. At this geocache, you'll not only see a beautiful location, you'll also see something you can't see anywhere else: Dean's Blue Hole, the deepest salt-water blue hole in the world at 663 ft (200m). What geocachers have to say: “Wow! What an amazingly beautiful place. Before I found this cache, I jumped into Dean's Blue Hole from on top! Surreal! TFTC! :)” – monkey_travels “Gorgous view! That spot needs a cache! Perfect for snorkeling! Loved it!” – Bobby738 “Awesome place! First time here and won't be the last! Thanks for the cache!” – rglenn13 What the geocache owner, rockthecachebx, has to say: My parents live in a little house nearby and we walk down to the Blue Hole just about every day for a snorkel while visiting them. Initially we (husband Jeff and I) wanted to put a cache at the BOTTOM of the hole, 662 feet down, in hopes of it being the longest running undiscovered cache. But we were afraid of the very real possibility that someone might get hurt searching for it and we knew we'd never be able to maintain it at that depth! The name, Deep Blue Something, seemed appropriate and is a nod to a 90s band that was popular in our college days. We've had some great times snorkeling and exploring around Dean's Blue Hole. I've seen Hawksbill sea turtles, upside-down jellyfish and nudibranchs that I included in my obscure animal ABC, P is for Pangolin. There's a tiny territorial damsel fish that will attack if you swim near his rock at the edge of the cove. Once my husband spotted an adorable baby octopus living in a glass bottle. Swimming across the Blue Hole is a bit eerie. Gazing down into the depths, it is easy to let your imagination run wild, creating fantastic sea monsters, sunken treasure and ghostly forms between shafts of sunlight in the deep blue. Sometimes we visit at night to scare ourselves silly, once we even tied dive lights to a rope and lowered it into the hole to see if we could attract any interesting creatures. I was surprised that it took over a year for Deep Blue Something to be found! It has been so much fun to read everyone's logs of adventures at the hole and I love seeing their photos. The location attracts an international crowd. It is a bit of a mecca for the world's freediving community. The still water and incredible depth make it the perfect place to test human endurance and set world records. I'm a bit surprised that Deep Blue Something is still the only traditional cache on Long Island. To the Geocaching Community: The place does have a history of tragedies, so swimmers should be cautious and inexperienced swimmers should stick to the shallow parts of the cove. Consider making your visit a CITO visit. Like most islands, Long Island is plagued by plastic rubbish that washes ashore. Locals can point you to the island's dump which makes an interesting visit in its own right! A note to spearfishers, please target lionfish! This invasive species eats anything that fits in its mouth and is very detrimental to the local ecology. They're delicious, just watch a YouTube video on safe handling. Photos: From above. Photo by geocacher Bobby738 The blue hole from the beach. Photo by geocacher wiggerl der Bayer And then it just drops off… Photo by geocacher Bobby738 What's the most beautiful place geocaching has ever taken you? Post your 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! [...]

Erarbeite Dir jetzt Dein nächstes Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenir!

1. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Nimm an einem Geocaching-Event teil! Dein nächstes Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenir wartet auf Dich. Alles, was Du tun musst, um das “Triff Deine Road-Trip-Kumpel”-Souvenir zu erhalten, ist, vor dem 3. September an einem Event teilzunehmen. Dabei kann es sich um ein reguläres Event, ein MEGA oder sogar ein CITO-Event handeln. Suche jetzt nach Events in Deiner Nähe. Sieh Dir alle anderen Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenirs an, die Du erhalten kannst. Während Du das Event besuchst, vergiss nicht, die tollste Begebenheit oder einfach nur ein nettes Foto mit dem Hashtag #Geocaching15 zu versehen und auf Instagram zu posten, um mit etwas Glück hier mit aufzutauchen. [...]

gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N) – Geocache der Woche! (engl.)

26. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

No big deal, just walking into a geocache. Photo by geocacher patafix86 Geocache Name: gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: The first souvenir for the Geocaching Road Trip '15 is Fun with Favorites: find any geocache with 10+ Favorite Points to earn it. After finding this geocache, you'll not only have the new souvenir, you'll also be one of the few geocachers who can truthfully say, “I've walked around inside a geocache.” What geocachers have to say: “What a super cache. Thanks to the owners for allowing it. Must be a tourist pull!Well done Johnny-Vegas. TFTC” – creditdog “It is a great moment of geocaching and a very beautiful discovery. I do not know how to express all this without revealing it too much. As a result, I would content with inviting the other players to come to discover this “box” and to see what it contains. A warm congratulations and thank you for this outstanding geocache.” – cukcelte “Wow!!! What a beauty, This must be the largest cache we are ever likely to see. Thanks for the welcome from Johnny Vegas. Nice to have met you. We will try and visit this cache again and bring more stuff.” – DaiGym What the geocache owner, Johnny-Vegas, has to say: “I wanted to be more involved with Geocaching so my mind started ticking over with ideas. It's the way I am, quite imaginative and some say over imaginative! Our new home came with a 7.5 tonne DAF lorry parked up in the barn. It was registered in the UK and so very difficult to re-register it here in France. There is already plenty of storage and outbuildings so another “store room” was not really required. I decided to convert the lorry and it's massive box on the back to be a cache container but I didn't want it to just look like a half-hearted attempt. So decided to paint it a deep green colour just like an ammo box, I had vinyl lettering made to create a geocaching.com label in extra large letters. Camouflage netting was placed over the cab to “blend” it into the background and a camouflage interior design was created. I really wanted it to look and feel like a cache container and not the back of an old truck. With the cache being located within our grounds I get to meet other cachers and share their experiences which is wonderful. Reading their feedback tells me they are really happy with finding the cache (not hard to locate!) but also sharing their excitement with me, it really is great fun.” Photos: So, are they considered swag now? Photo by francoizik A happy family outside the container. Photo by Les moregans A giant logbook to match the cache. Photo by geocacher C2iC What's the largest geocache you've ever found? Post your 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! [...]
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