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Auburn Sea (GC3QGYZ) — Geocache der Woche (engl.)

4. September 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Geocache Name: Auburn Sea by Nashuan with help from CaladorGCS Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3.5/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: While geocaching is a hobby that's captured the hearts of millions of people, not all geocaches are created equal. Not every cache is difficult to find. Not every cache is well-maintained. Not every cache is going to make your jaw drop and your eyes fall out when you see it. But this one does. “Auburn Sea” is a Puzzle Cache that melds adventure, history, and handiwork. After deciphering a tricky puzzle about the pirate Captain Kidd and his beloved treasure, the geocacher embarks on a quest to find said treasure…or die trying.* The geocacher who finds the cache treasure is only halfway there—getting it open is an adventure in and of itself. *not really The logs and favorite points on this cache are testament to the creativity of the puzzle and the hide. This cache is sure to bring smiles to all who dare to find it. What geocachers have to say: “Best cache we have found yet. Very cool! This will get a favorite from us. TFTC.” –WeRmudfun “Everything about this cache was fantastic from the puzzle the cache page and of course the final container. This is one of those you wish you could give more then one favorites to. Thank you for one of the highlights of the trip. This was #14 of 20 for the day. Thank you for the cache.” –Odyn “I'd solved this one a while ago and enjoyed the process….and then when I knew we were coming up here to the Auburn Sea to walk on water, I found I'd lost my notes, left nothing electronic, and had to find the solution to all the puzzles all over again….surprisingly difficult even the second time! Both the puzzle work and the cache at GZ are amazing bits of work….the treasure chest was far nicer than I'd expected even based on spoiler images, and getting it out and open was impressive and loads of fun. Can I give more than one favorite point???” –T13 “The puzzle is the work of a master craftsman, and the treasure awaiting was beyond description. The adventure, exceptional.” –snewt lindellRead the rest of snewt's awesome log on this cache here. Photos: The treasure chest…not yet opened. Close up of Captain Kidd's home turf. Treasure seeker rjb43nh and others. The treasure chest…opened! The FTF prize. Spoiler video! (Also available via the cache page). Some cache owners go above and beyond to make finding and logging their cache an experience. What's been your favorite geocaching experience? 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! [...]

Danke für 15 Jahre Geocaching-Großartigkeit!

29. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Danke von uns allen hier aus dem HQ! In zwei Tagen wird 15 Jahre alt – und das haben wir auch Dir zu verdanken! In den letzten anderthalb Jahrzehnten ist Geocaching von ein paar auf der Welt verstreuten Geocaches gewachsen zu über 2,5 Millionen versteckten Geocaches in fast jedem Land auf der Erde – und einem in der Internationalen Raumstation. Der Weg war – wie ein Geocaching-Ausflug – voller Spaß und Überraschungen. Von uns alles hier aus dem Geocaching-HQ in Seattle: VIELEN DANK! Schau auf den Geocaching-Blog, um von weiteren Meilensteinen zu lesen, die Geocaching über die Jahren hinweg gesetzt hat. [...]

Größter Cachebehälter Österreichs? (GC35Q1C) — Geocache der Woche (engl.)

28. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Geocache Name: Größter Cachebehälter Österreichs? by artig&hold Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: “Größter Cachebehälter Österreichs” means Biggest Cache Container in Austria…which this one may very well be, depending on how you define ‘cache container'. Geocachers who arrive at GZ find themselves standing in front of wood-gated door in an old brick wall. Hidden somewhere nearby is the trick to unlocking the door, after which is you follow a set of narrow stone stairs that descend down to blackness. Depending on what kind of geocacher you are, it's either eerie or exciting (or maybe a bit of both) to climb down those stairs, but geocachers who do are treated to a first class logging experience. At the bottom of the stairs is an old wine cellar, now home to an old desk and chair, an assortment of drippy candles, various swag items, and of course…the logbook. If you listen carefully you may hear the ghost of a pinot noir calling you from the darkest corners of the cellar. What geocachers have to say: “Einen Cache dieser Art habe ich noch nie gesehen: begehbar, sehr geräumig und wohltemperiert. Wirklich etwas Besonderes und einen kleinen Umweg wert.” –sunflower2012I've never seen a geocache like this one: accessible, spacious, and of a comfortable temperature. Really something special, and totally worth a small detour. “Von diesem Cache hatte ich schon gehört… heute war ich endlich mal in der Nähe und wollte mir diesen nicht entgehen lassen. Nach einer kurzen Suche wusste ich auch wie ich hineinkomme Das war wirklich eine willkommende Abkühlung heute! Schön gemacht! Ich nehme einen Coin mit auf die Reise und hinterlasse einen FP! Danke für´s “Verstecken”, Zeigen und Herrichten sagen Die Glücksmagneten.” –Die GlücksmagnetenI'd heard about this cache…today I was finally in the area and couldn't miss it. After a short search I figured out how to get inside. This was really a welcome cooling-off today! I'm taking a coin with me on my travels, and leaving behind a favorite point! Thank you for “hiding”, sharing, and organizing.” “Ich war schon sehr neugierig und konnte es kaum erwarten den Cache zu finden. Und dann diese Überraschung. So toll und schön gemacht. War mir eine Ehre mich hier zu verewigen. Bekommt auf jeden Fall einen ganz dicken Favi.” –EllannaI was very curious about this cache and could hardly wait to find it. And then this surprise! So amazing and well-made. It was an honor to be here. Absolutely getting a big fat favorite point. What the cache owner has to say: What inspired you to hide the cache here?We always wanted to make some kind of a special cache. Not another film canister behind a traffic sign. We then had the opportunity to buy this small property opposite of our own wine cellar. And there was this damaged old wine cellar on it. As we did not want this old wine cellar to get completely rotten, so we renovated it. We had no real need for it, so my wife and me decided to try to make a cache out of it. We always sad, as long as no one damages something we will have a cache there. Just once we had some children finding the way to enter the cache and they spread the log book, but it was easy to repair it. And a other funny story happened when a cacher found the key to another wine cellar in the area, but that is another story. We have now some years without damage, and the cache is still alive. How old is the cellar in which the cache is hidden? Are there many in the area?No one knows how old those wine cellars are. In former days in our area nearly every house of a village had its own wine cellar. So there are quite some in the area. The local farmers dug them in winter time, but it was not written down when and from whom. The estimation is that they are some 200-300 of years old. What has been your reaction to all of the nice logs and Favorite Points?Of course it is a big pleasure to read all those nice logs and the see the Favourite Points coming in. ☺ Is there anything you'd like to say to the geocaching community? We hope to see many more cachers visiting our cache. If you see some people opposite of the cache – don't be shy it's maybe us. If we are there we are happy to have some glass of wine and a chat with you! Photos: Some cache owners go above and beyond to make finding and logging their cache an experience. What's your best experience? 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! [...]

6 Souvenirs. 5 Geocacher aus dem HQ.

25. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Sieh Dir das 24-Stunden-Geocaching-Road-Trip-Video An Der Geocaching-Road-Trip '15 endet in etwa anderthalb Wochen (am 2. September), aber Du hast immer noch eine Menge Zeit, Dir alle sechs neuen Souvenirs zu verdienen. Du könntest damit sogar bis zu den letzten 24 Stunden warten, wenn Du wolltest – und das beweisen wir Dir. Sieh Dir das neue Video an, in dem 5 Geocacher vom Hauptquartier auf einem 24-Stunden-Road-Trip alle 5 Arten von Geocaches finden, mit denen man die neuen Souvenirs bekommt. Du wirst den neuen Wagen, ein paar großartige Geocaches und vielleicht sogar eine Dance-Party sehen. Sieh Dir jetzt das neue Video an. Sieh Dir die Beiträge aus der Endausscheidung des Internationalen-Geocaching-Filmfestivals an Du hast möglicherweise gehört, daß das diesjährige Internationale-Geocaching-Filmfestival aufgrund von starkem Regen abgesagt wurde — das bedeutet aber nicht, dass diese großartigen Filme nicht gezeigt werden. Die weltweite Geocaching-Community hat jetzt die Gelegenheit, die Filme bei Mega-Events oder örtlichen GIFFs [Geocaching-Filmfestivals] zu sehen. Die Filme werden bei ausgewählten Mega-Events gezeigt. Du kannst auch vom 5. bis zum 8. November 2015 selbst ein Filmfestival veranstalten. Detaillierte Informationen findest Du hier. [...]

By the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache der Woche! (engl.)

14. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Excitement as the final is revealed. Geocache Name: By the Light of the Silvery Moon (GC1BT32) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: This week, the final souvenir of the Geocaching Road Trip '15 will become available: Put on Your Thinking Cap. To earn this souvenir, and potentially the Road Trip Hero souvenir, you'll have to find a Mystery Cache. While many geocachers automatically associate Mystery Caches with puzzles, that's not always the case. This geocache, for instance, takes you on a nighttime journey through the woods. You'll have to follow reflective tacks and shapes through the woods until you make it to GZ. What geocachers have to say: “Woah! This may be the coolest geocache I have ever found. Seriously! What an adventure! Thank you so much for setting this up!” – ThePaigeTurner “TFTC!!!! This was our first night cache. It was amazing!!! We had a blast. I wasn't sure how to set breadcrumbs on the gps so we dropped glow sticks to mark our way home. However, I must admit I have seen to many horror movies lol.” – Geeky Gal “I thought there was no way the other night caches would compare to the first one we found but this one was amazing. Looking for the silvery moon and stars was thrilling. We were all blown away when we saw the final to this adventure. It's always nice when someone leaves the light on for you:) Thanks for the hide and smiley.” – Qaz&Kids Photos: Glow sticks aren't required, but they're still necessary. ThePaigeTurner checks her light. Headlamps are key. Follow the “stars” aka reflectors What's the best night cache you've ever done? Post your photos and stories 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! [...]

Du könntest zum Road-Trip-Helden werden!

11. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Erhalte Dein fünftes und sechste Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenir. Mach Dich schlau und bring Dein Gehirn auf Trab: Ab Freitag, den 14. August kannst Du das Souvenir „Setze Deine Denkermütze auf“ erhalten, wenn Du einen beliebigen Mystery-Geocache findest. Diese Geocaches werden Deine Geocaching-Fähigkeiten auf die Probe stellen. Lese die Beschreibung eines Mystery-Geocaches, um die Koordinaten aus zu knobeln, die Dich zum Geocache führen. Wenn Du bereits alle Souvenirs gesammelt hast, erhälst Du außerdem das sechste – und letzte Geocaching Road Trip '15-Souvenir: den „Held des Road-Trips“. Wenn nicht, keine Sorge. Du hast noch bis zum 2. September Zeit alle sechs Souvenirs zu ergattern. Sieh Dir hier Deine Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenirs an. Verpasse auf keinen Fall die allerletzte Block-Party Apropos Souvenirs – wie wäre es mit einem Bonus? Finde irgendeinen Geocache – ja, richtig, IRGENDEINEN Geocache – diesen Samstag, den 15. August und erhalte das „International Geocaching Day“-Souvenir. Die absolut letzte Geocaching-Block-Party findet diesen Samstag, am 15. August, statt. Feiere Geocaching mit uns in unserem Geocaching-Hauptquartier in Seattle, zusammen mit tausenden von Geocachern aus der ganzen Welt. Wir halten Essen, Spiele, Spaß und natürlich Geocaching für Euch bereit. Melde Dich jetzt auf der Block Party-Veranstaltungsseite an. [...]

Columbus RiverWalk GeoTour (engl.)

8. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

GeoTour: Columbus (GA) RiverWalkLocation: Columbus, GeorgiaNumber of Favorite Points: 125 A great view of the Chattahoochee River; the river was the primary reason Columbus was founded here in west central Georgia. This is the furthers most navigable part of the river; going from Columbus to the Gulf of Mexico. GC3EY98 Why RiverWalk is a great place to visit: Columbus is the second largest city in the state and was the last planned city in the 13 Original Colonies. Since its founding in 1828, the city has grown as a family-friendly destination with over 46 attractions, all within an hour's drive of the heart of the city. Columbus is home to two national museums, one of the largest art & history museums in the southeast, the largest urban whitewater course in the world, a vibrant arts & entertainment district and more. Not unusual to see wildlife of all kind along this trail – from birds, turtles, alligators, and even this little guy. GC3BAYW Best time of year to visit: That's the best part. Columbus is a year-round destination whether you're visting for geocaching or for the sites. Must-see attraction: With 46 attractions, the bucket list can be overwhelming. But because the RiverWalk GeoTour is located along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk, there are many great activities to choose from. Some of the activities include whitewater rafting, a zip line, Space Science Center, National Civil War Naval Museum and the arts & entertainment district. Hidden gems only locals know about: When it comes to food, you have to experience a scrambled dog and Cherry Coke from Dinglewood Pharmacy. It's not uncommon to see bankers, families, and blue-collar workers sitting around the counter enjoying this typical Columbus and southern tradition. A scrambled dog is basically a hot dog served in an open bun, smothered with chili, onions, pickles and oyster crackers. You can get it done almost any way – double wiener, extra pickles, mustard, ketchup, etc. Prizes: The RiverWalk GeoTour provides a number of prizes including three coins and unique playing card. If you find 10 geocaches, you'll receive a bronze coin. If you find 20 geocaches, you'll receive a silver coin. If you complete the entire challenge, you'll receive a gold coin. All three coins are earned as the geocacher advances in the GeoTour. Plus, there are six playing cards that you can win for finding a specific group of geocaches. Columbus RiverWalk Geocoins What geocachers are saying about RiverWalk GeoTour: “Found while on a week long spring break camping hiking and geocaching trip with Mom and Dad (Jerdawg and LilyGA) and my brother Agent J. We got to go to 5 different state parks and also do the Columbus geotrail and get our gold coins! The whole week was a blast. Thanks for placing the cache out for us to find!” -SwimDawg “One of the many amazing geocaches found with my family as we worked our way toward the gold coin level status on the Columbus RiverWalk Geotrail. This was a really well-done trail, and much harder (though not impossible) than any other geotrail I have done before up to this point. It didn't help that it started to pour down raining on us the last day. Thanks for a great time and for placing all of these caches out here.” -Jerdawg “Came down with PlagueRider from Atlanta for a geocaching weekend in Columbus and after grabbing on the way to Columbus some Georgia counties I was missing we attended the “WWFM Flash Mob over the Border” event and started to hunt down the geocaches on our list. It took a couple of minutes to spot this hide but we did so we wrote down the information for our RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet and placed everything back as we found it after we signed the log.” -Solokrieger Additional information:The 6.5 mile Challenge can be completed in a long day. It's best to rent a bike from the nearby bike shop, pack a lunch and have a blast exploring. A word from the host: “It's about the hunt. The numbers. About going places and seeing new things. That's why we spend our time geocaching – using multimillion dollar satellites to find tupperware hidden in some of the strangest places. This summer marks my 60th birthday. It's also the 10th year that Cibachrome and I have been geocaching, and it's the 15th anniversary of geocaching. A lot of milestones to keep up with. So what to do? We decided to strike out and create our own “geocache challenge.” We left late May 2015 to geocache the lower 48 states. After 21-days (or so) and 9100 miles later, the final goal was to arrive back in Columbus on my birthday mid-June — hopefully surviving the task of the caching and traveling those miles and hours with one another. At any rate, we reported our trip with words and photos that can be seen on my blog. In addition, we dropped a travel bug into each container to mark the find. That TB's goal, return to Columbus. So why did we do it? Adventure. Numbers. Maybe it's was about looking for something else that's just hard to describe. To pick a favorite cache from the trip is almost impossible. There was the Terrestrial Highway, the rails to trail walk on a crisp morning in Vermont, or the conversation over pizza and beer in Corning, NY, or coming out of the rain in Orangeville, Ill after a hike, soaking wet and a small dine and town decked out from Memorial Day. All those miles have a cache and a story and amazing people.” Peter [...]

Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head (GCHFT2) – Geocache der Woche (engl.)

6. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Geocache Name: Difficulty/Terrain Rating: Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head 1/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: A Wasp Head bento box. Photo by JordsAU This is the world's first EarthCache. Placed by geoaware on January 10, 2004, GCHFT2 is located on an isolated stretch of coastline in Murramarang National Park, in southeast Australia. Visiting geocachers are met with striking views of rugged waters, an abundance of geological history, and the occasional kangaroo. If an EarthCache is “a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth” (, then this EarthCache at Wasp Head is some sort of mega-EarthCache. The cache instructions take the geocacher on a geological tour through time past fossilized worm burrows (pictured below), giant boulders dropped by icebergs floating on an ancient sea, and rock channels left by the erosion of once-molten rock. What geocachers have to say: “What a great place. We really wanted to see fossils and this place delivered. I loved the rock formations and if geoaware hadn't told us we would be oblivious to the dike. Thanks geoaware for a great EC.” –igotahunch “Great tour of the headland. First attempt at geocaching and a great way to start. Thanks.” –Busterandjo “I was out at the coast back on Oct 2 so I did the homework for this cache. It's a beautiful spot and it was a fantastic day out. Found everything except the bryozoan fossils but that could have been my poorly entered waypoint coords. (I forgot to preload these before heading off and there's no reception at gz). I'm always amazed to see fossils in place rather than in a museum. It makes me wonder about such life flourishing such an unimaginably long time ago and what the site would have looked like back at that time. Rather damp I suspect. I've attached a pic of a shell I spotted. TftEc.” –StrangeTrousers What the EarthCache owner, geoaware, has to say: (Excerpted from 2014 article on the Geocaching Blog) “Ten years ago I was a lucky guy in the right place at the right time. The Geological Society of America (GSA) had just employed me to work on education and outreach programs, a GSA member mentioned the new game of geocaching to my boss, and I was on holiday here with my kids looking at the rocks in Australia. So that day we wandered around a rock platform that I had been on a thousand times before but now with a new purpose. How could I bring others here geocaching so they left learning something new about our amazing planet? Fossils, evidence for glaciers, weathering – so much in such a short walk. This was the perfect place. And so EarthCache I GCHFT2 was born—and so was the concept of an EarthCache: a place where the Earth was the treasure. A place where you would learn about the geology of the planet while you geocached. If you have not experienced an EarthCache, its time you tried. It's a different experience – but who would ever not enjoy learning when it's fun!” Photos: Calypso62 at a split joint. Photo by Calypso62. A foot massage? Photo by STORMCATCHERS. Fossilized Bryozoan colony. Photo by Calypso62. Geocachers sitting in a split joint. Photo by The Arkaroo. Patterns and seeds at the first EarthCache. Kanga-muggles at GZ? Photo by cRimehUNter. Sunset at Wasp Head. Photo by STORMCATCHERS. The Geocaching Road Trip '15 is in full swing, and it's time to earn your “High-Five for the Earth” souvenir. What EarthCache or CITO event are you going to find/attend? 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! [...]

Feier den “Internationalen Geocaching-Tag” am 15. August

4. August 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Feier den “Internationalen Geocaching-Tag” am 15. August Einer der größten Geocaching-Feiertage steht fast schon vor der Tür: Am 15. August ist Internationaler Geocaching Tag. Es ist der perfekte Tag um nach draußen zu gehen, ein paar Geocaches zu finden, und einem neuen Geocacher das Spiel zu zeigen. Am 15. August findet auch zufällig die Geocaching-Block-Party in Seattle statt. Wenn Du mit dabei sein kannst, freuen wir uns. Wenn nicht, keine Sorge! Feiere den Tag so wie es Dir gefällt, und teile Deine #Geocaching15-Fotos auf Instagram. Brauchst Du einen Tipp, wie es sich gut feiern lässt? Suche nach Geocaches mit mindestens 15 Favoriten-Punkten. 5 Souvenirs. 8 Geocaching-HQ-Mitarbeiter. 300 Meilen. 24 Stunden. Ausgenommen, dass Du in einem Geocache, der noch nie gefunden wurde, wohnst, hast Du bestimmt schon vom Geocaching-Road-Trip-'15 gehört. Wenn nicht, gibt es 6 neue Souvenirs die Du Dir verdienen kannst, indem Du bis zum 2. September fünf verschiedene Geocache-Typen findest. Geocaching HQ macht auch mit! Eine Gruppe Lackeys plant einen Ausflug, um alle fünf Geocache-Typen zu finden und sich die Souvenirs zu verdienen–und das alles innerhalb von 24 Stunden. Am 6. August ab 17:30 Uhr kannst Du die Reise auf Twitter verfolgen, unter @GoGeocaching und #Geocaching15. [...]

Rubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM) – Geocache der Woche! (engl.)

31. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

We couldn't agree more, Mr. TB. Photo by Funk to Funky Geocache Name: Rubik's Cache (GC5YGFM) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: You can now earn your Let's Get Extreme Geocaching Road Trip '15 souvenir by finding a D5 or a T5 geocache. For this one, some geocachers automatically think of rock climbing, rappelling or some other adrenaline-inducing geocache as their go-to for this souvenir. But don't forget the mind-bending puzzles that can also earn you this souvenir. For this geocache, you'll not only have to answer a few questions to get the coordinates, you'll also have to solve a Rubik's Cube once you get there. Good luck! What geocachers have to say: “Thrilled to get the souvenir and be there at bb's mega number, but most of all it was a splendid cunning cache and and a pleasure to do, thanks.” – Wibsey Wench “Thank you for such a brilliant puzzle and for making my special number such a memorable find.” – badgerbaby “Well deserving of a favourite point for not only did I solve a difficulty 5 for the Road Trip 15 but the whole thing took place on a day not filled in on my caching calendar. TFTC.” – Andicap What the geocache owner, darkskill, has to say: What inspired this hide? I'd purchased the treasure chest Rubik's cube for my collection and noticed how nicely a bison Geocache container fitted inside! Thought this would be a great idea for a difficult puzzle cache and a few days later had the cache ready to go. Did you know how to solve a Rubik's Cube before working on this geocache?Yes I did, I've got quite a large collection of twisty puzzles and enjoy speed solving some of them. What has been your reaction to all of the positive logs and Favorite Points?It's nice to see this Geocache has introduced some of the cachers to the Rubik's cube and encouraged some of them to learn how to solve it for the first time! It's always nice to read through the positive logs and know that other people have enjoyed my cache. Photos: Too easy for geocacher Andicap Nice work! Photo by geocacher Funk to Funky Solved it! Photo by the CO, darkskill What has been the best puzzle you've ever solved to find a geocache? Post your stories and 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! [...]

Incredible Geocaching Road Trips from Around the World (engl./deutsch)

29. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Three featured road trips from USA, Germany, and New Zealand By this time, you're probably aware that we are celebrating 15 years of geocaching this summer. We're using the theme of road trips to make it fun for everyone. You have the opportunity to complete five geocaching quests, each of which will earn you a souvenir for your geocaching profile. Complete all five and you'll earn a sixth, extra special souvenir. Today, we highlight a three phenomenal road trips to take in three very different parts of the earth: Route 66 in the United States, a north to south bike tour of Germany, and a “New Zealand's greatest hits” series of caches inspired by The Lord of the Rings saga. United States of America – U.S. Route 66 150 miles stretch of Route 66 from Barstow, CA to Needles, AZ U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66) originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering over 2,400 miles (3,862 km). In the 150 miles stretch between Barstow, California towards Needles, Arizona lies a power trail of 800 geocaches. A power trail is path with a large number of caches placed within close proximity to each other (though no closer than .1 miles apart). All the caches in this series are on the same side of the road; therefore, this series should be done heading eastbound. GC2J17A – 001-Route 66. The first of 800 caches along the Route 66 power trail from Barstow,CA to Needles, AZ. GC2K087 – 400-Route 66 is a adorned with piles of rocks (SPR?) used to spell out where ‘cachers are from, and the number “400”. GC2K6TW – 800-Route 66 is the final stop for this power trail, but unfortunately temporarily disabled due to repair work being done to the road due to damage from the flash floods of September 2014. A few caches along the route are not part of the series, such as GC1K592 – Kick up your feet! There lies an dead tree covering in old shoes. So, if the power trail wears yours out, you could always swap for an older, dirtier, more busted pair. GC1K592 – Kick up your feet! is not part of the Route 66 power trail, but definitely a quirky stop along the route. Germany – Deutschland-Tour GC3JH5D Deutschland-Tour runs from north to south Germany and is meant to be completed on bicycles GC3JH5D Deutschland-Tour is a 26 stage (with one alternate) Multi-Cache that runs from the north of Germany to the South, covering over 1,600 kilometers (994 miles). This is not a road trip for the weak, as it's meant to be done by bicycle. The geocache listing page describes it best (German to English translation): Es geht also um eine Radtour über 1600km durch 7 Bundesländer vom nördlichsten Punkt Deutschlands bis zum Südlichsten. Ja, richtig gelesen, die Dose liegt in der Nähe von Oberstdorf im Allgäu. Ja, das ist völlig ernst gemeint und: ja, es ist sehr weit. Aber die Belohnung sind unendlich viele neue Eindrücke und das unglaubliche Gefühl, einmal aus eigener Kraft das ganze Land durchquert zu haben. This is a bike ride of over 1600km through seven of Germany's states, from the northernmost point to the southernmost. Yes, you read correctly, the cache is near Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region. Yes, that's meant entirely seriously and, yes, it's very far. But payoffs are new experiences and the incredible feeling of having travelled across an entire country under one's own power. GC3JH5D Station 1 at the north end of Germany says, “Of course, we begin our tour at the northernmost point of Germany and let the solitude of the place affect us. Only the constant blowing wind, the sound of the waves and the cries of sea birds break the silence.” GC3JH5D Just a typical day of beauty GC3JH5D Rainbows and lush valleys are a big visual payoff when your thighs are begging for mercy GC3JH5D The Final stage has a beautiful spot for reflecting on this life-changing journey Middle-earth (aka New Zealand) – The Lord of the Rings Focusing on New Zealand's North Island, there are a few of the Lord of the Rings inspired geocaches There are so many great geocaches related to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy throughout out the world, but let's just focus on New Zealand's North Island. The dramatic landscapes and large uninhabited areas make it easy to understand why all of the movies were filmed here. I'm sure many geocachers could add a dozen more great spots to cache onto this list – and please do! But here's some of the top geocaches dedicated to this story: GC1HCXK Hobbiton (Waikato) is a “popular tourist destination, and earned the esteemed honor of “Geocache of the Week”. It's so popular that it's actually getting “biggified”. GC3VBMT There And Back Again is a simple multi is placed near the location of the filming of scenes in The Shire from both The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. GC24VXZ Ngauruhoe – Mt Doom (Central Plateau) is an Earthcache featuring the youngest of three volcanoes and is only 2,500 years old! GC4B4AR “The Shire” – Rangitikei packs a powerful punch despite its hobbity size EarthCache GC19NVM Putangirua Pinnacles was featured as the fictional Dimholt Road, Approach to Paths of the Dead in “The Return of the King” Keep in mind if you plan it right, since New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, you could geocache all summer long, twice a year! There are countless journeys to take while geocaching. Have you taken a geocaching road trip? What would be your ultimate geocaching road trip? Tell us in the comments below! [...]

Ein Hoch auf die Erde!

28. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Neues Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenir ab diesem Freitag freigeschaltet Das nächste Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-Souvenir wurde zu Ehren des Geocaching Spielbrettes (also unserer Erde) entworfen. Finde ab dem 31. Juli einen EarthCache oder nimm an einem Cache-In-Trash-Out-Event (CITO) teil, um dieses Souvenir zu verdienen. EarthCaches haben keinen Behälter oder Logbuch, sondern führen Dich zu geologisch interessanten Orten, an denen ein besonderes geologisches Phänomen zu besichtigen ist. Damit Du Dir einen Smiley verdienen kannst, musst Du die Fragen des Geocache-Besitzers zum vorgestellten Naturereignis beantworten. Das neue Nachrichten-Center macht dies einfacher als je zuvor. Cache-In-Trash-Out ist eine von Geocachern unterstützte Umweltinitiative. Geocacher treffen sich bei CITO-Events, um die Landschaft zu säubern, Bäume zu pflanzen oder eingewanderte Arten zu entfernen. Suche jetzt nach CITO-Events und EarthCaches in Deiner Nähe! [...]

[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) — Geocache der Woche (engl.)

24. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Sci-fi movie set or geocache location? Only one way to find out. Photo by icmsv Geocache Name: [Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaching takes us to some pretty interesting places. Sometimes it's to the top of a mountain. Sometimes it's to a spooky abandoned place. This geocache will take you on an adventure to a decommissioned Army base in Italy. The relics of communications equipment and buildings still remain and are open for exploration. Places like this can teach us about the history of a local area and also the history about what was happening in the world at the time. What geocachers have to say: “A bit spooky, but it was all worth it . Classic LP cache, that was found by chance without amy searching at all – somehow I went straight to the box . That´s worth a FP!” – Noogman1 “What a must have Lost Place Geocache! For our old VW Bus was the climb up this road a really hardcore test. But he did it, and the Result was an incredible view over the valleys in front and back of us. An surely this LP is the hard way up really worth. Thanks for bringing up here.” – Mystic-G “what a fantastic lost place. The satellite dishes were very impressive. It was scary to explore the abandoned buildings. The view was great and the wind was strong. Thank you for showing this great lost place.” – CharityLaird Photos: Even without the history, the view makes the journey worth it. Photo by CharityLaird One of the many empty corridors. Photo by snoopyschiri Spooky, isn't it? Photo by snoopyschiri I bet you can get every channel from there. Photo by tlapak What's the most amazing abandoned place you've found while geocaching? Post your photos and stories 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! [...]

Sieh Dir an, wie ein Lackey des Geocaching-Hauptquartiers eine 5/5-Challenge annimmt

23. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Die suche nach dem ältesten ungefundenen Geocache im US-Bundesstaat Washington Etwa vier Stunden vom Geocaching-Hauptquartier in Seattle entfernt, auf dem Gipfel des Liberty-Bell-Berges, liegt “Tensegrity on Liberty” (GC1G5BY), der älteste ungefundene Geocache in Washington. Der Grund dafür? Es ist ein Geocache mit einem Schwierigkeits- und Geländewert von 5, der 122 Meter technisches Klettern der Stufe A5 erfordert. In unseren neuen Video versucht Geocaching-Hauptquartier-Mitarbeiter Derek gemeinsam mit einem befreundeten Muggel den Erstfund und verdient sich das neue Geocaching-Road-Trip-‘15-“Let's Get Extreme”-Souvenir. Wahrscheinlich kennst Du ihn aus einigen unserer Videos. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Autor und Schauspieler (er versucht es wenigstens) für Groundspeak ist er ein begeisterter Kletterer. Sieh Dir das neue Video an und finde heraus, ob er es schafft. Schau Dir das Video jetzt an. [...]

Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache der Woche! (engl.)

17. Juli 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Found it! Photo by geocacher bubendorf Geocache Name: Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 5/5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Beginning tomorrow, you can earn your Let's Get Extreme Geocaching Road Trip '15 souvenir by finding a D5 or a T5 geocache. Or, if you want to get SUPER EXTREME, you could find a 5/5 geocache like this one. This geocache is located on Mont Blanc, the highest point in Europe and one of the most popular alpine climbs on the continent. What geocachers have to say: [translated from German] “A super cache up here, great views safe is our highest cache and I'm pretty proud to have done it! thanks for hiding!” – D Gniesser “It was our first find after the climbing Mont Blanc (summit). We have decided to look for the caches along the route on our way down. This cache was really great and I liked it very much. I also guess it´s my highest placed cache I´ve ever found. Merci!” – -Iti- “My 6-th time on MontBlanc and 5-th successful time on the summit! And just first time remember to look for a cache It wasnt easy – still a lot of snow, ice. Was looking around, turning rocks for ~15 mins while found it Also placed small lithuanian flag to container. Thank you for cache in amazing place!” – Photos: On top! Photo by geocacher Maacher Sunrise from the top of Europe. Photo by geocacher Gnas On the way up! Photo by geocacher DeepButi The approach. Photo by geocacher heli89 & Mr. Pink ! What geocache are you planning to find for your Let's Get Extreme souvenir? Post yours 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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