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Sei bereit für den Geocaching-Road-Trip ’15!

9. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Hier kommt Dein Packzettel. Der Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15 geht gleich los! Doch bevor es auf die offene Straße rausgeht, sind hier noch ein paar Dinge, die zu tun sind: Sieh Dir die neue Suchfunktion an – Jedes Souvenir ist mit einer speziellen Geocache-Art verknüpft. Unsere neue Suchfunktion erleichert das Suchen, Filtern und Sortieren von Geocaches. Schicke eine Nachricht – Unterhalte Dich mit anderen Geocachern, frage nach Hinweisen, und mehr im neuen Nachrichten-Center. Animiere Deine Freunde zum Mitmachen! Schalte um auf die “Geocaching einem Freund weiterempfehlen”-Seite, um Deine Bekannten dazu zu bringen, Dich auf dem Trip zu begleiten. Mach Dich mithilfe des Geocaching-Shops bereit – Hole dir #Geocaching15 SWAG bevor Du Deine Reise anfängst. Teile Deine Road-Trip-Erlebnisse mit anderen und gewinne: Tagge Deine Postings mit dem Hashtag “#Geocaching15″ für die Chance einen kleinen Preis zu gewinnen. [...]

Chronicle Your Road Trip with #Geocaching15 Photos!

5. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Tag Your Geocaching Road Trip '15 Photos with #Geocaching15 This summer, geocachers around the globe will embark on the Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 to celebrate 15 years of adventure and exploration. Nowadays, no road trip is complete without photographic evidence! Tag your posts on Instagram with #Geocaching15 for the chance to have your photos become geocaching famous. Over the next few months, we'll feature our favorite photos tagged with #Geocaching15. Sign up for the Geocaching Co-Pilot mailing list to see if your photos are featured. At the end of Geocaching Road Trip ‘15, we'll select the best of the best and feature them in our weekly newsletter (reaching over 6 million geocachers around the world!) and on social media. Here are some photos we love that'll your wheels turning: Unique destination. Photo by @5montreals. Scenic view. Photo by @chrrich80. Selfie stick shot! Photo by GoPro! Photo by @tenchy. Extreme geocaching. Photo by @headhouze. Geocaching Founders Jeremy, Bryan, and Elias back in the day! Road trip! Photo by @kylejamesburgess. Need inspiration? Check out Geocaching on Instagram. [...]

Brush up on your math skills. — Pythagoras (GC4DAY7) — Geocache der Woche!

5. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Did you bring a calculator? Photo from the Geocaching Pinterest page. Geocache Name: Pythagoras (GC4DAY7) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Raise your hand if in middle-school math class you said, “I'll never use this stuff!” Don't worry, my hand is raised, too. And now here we are, remembering back to our algebra teacher's lessons so we can earn another smiley. Excellent journeys and even better puzzles go hand-in-hand. This geocache combines the two and adds in a fantastic geocache container to create a story-worthy moment. All you have to do is figure out the numbers, remember how to use the Pythagorean theorem to solve the puzzle and unlock the lock. Simple! What the geocache creator, Kerry_1, has to say: About the geocache: In our geocaching area we have found a beautiful place in triangle shape, so we got the idea to use the Pythagoras' Theorem for guessing the coordinates. We transfered the triangle much bigger into the map and at the tops we took a photos. After we just had to find some places to hide coordinates. Producing of the box was pretty simple, even with design it took few hours only. There is a little stumper about getting inside. But if cachers gave attention at school, it will be easy to open it. Regarding Favorite Points and positive logs: We always get pleased, if people like our cache and somehow all of our caches are made by the same method. We enjoy making up new projects and we are happy if it pleases those, who will find them. To the geocaching community: Try to make caches, which will surprise people. So they will also have a nice memories to take, not the count only. Photos: Geo-pup needs a break! Photo by chris444 Geocachers on the way to the find. Photo by geocacher chris444 Pythagoras himself. What was the last geocache that really made you think? 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! [...]

Über ein Leatherman Multitool freuen dürfen sich…

4. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Die Veröffentlichung unserer Gewinner hat sich leider etwas hingezogen. Wir hoffen, dass wir damit nicht allzu großen Unmut auf uns gezogen haben. Unser Mini-Affe, der heute seinen 7-wöchigen Geburtstag feiert, hält uns aktuell sehr auf Trab Nun ist es aber … Weiterlesen → [...]

Stell Dein Team für den Geocaching-Road-Trip ‘15 zusammen

3. Juni 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Lade Deine Freunde ein, bei dem Abenteuer mit dabei zu sein. Nach einem erfolgreichen Fund einen Freudentanz aufzuführen, ist gewiss lustig, aber bei weitem nicht so toll wie zusammen mit einem Haufen von Freunden zu feiern. Nein, im Ernst – schau es Dir selbst an. Mit dem Start des Geocaching-Road-Trips ‘15 in etwas weniger als zwei Wochen, ist es jetzt an der Zeit, Deine Freunde dafür mit ins Boot zu holen, damit sie bei dem Abenteuer mitmachen. Das ist ganz einfach. Nutze die “Geocaching weiterempfehlen”-Seite, um eine Einladung auf Facebook oder per Twitter zu posten oder per E-Mail zu versenden. Diese hat dann alle Details, die Deine Freunde benötigen, um bei Geocaching mitzumachen. Außerdem hast Du dadurch die Chance, Deine Statistiken etwas aufzubessern. Fang jetzt an, Dein Team für den Geocaching-Road-Trip ‘15 zusammen zu stellen! Geh dafür auf die “Geocaching weiterempfehlen“-Seite. Mehr Informationen zum Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15 findest Du auch auf der neu eingerichteten Website. Hier kannst Du sie Dir anschauen. [...]

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! [...]
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