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If you build it, they will cache. — “1988 Field of Dreams” (GC359Z4) — Geocache der Woche

10. April 2015 // 0 Kommentare

If you build it, they will cache. Photo by geocacher RVtrvlkids Geocache Name: “1988 Field of Dreams” (GC359Z4) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are quite a few geocaches hidden at movie sets around the world, including the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. To celebrate the beginning of the 2015 Major League Baseball season in the United States, this geocache takes us to a pretty famous place in baseball history. If you've seen the 1988 film “Field of Dreams”, you'll most likely recognize exactly where this geocache is. What geocachers have to say: “I ended up completely altering my original plans just to visit here. I had originally planned to take 380 down to Cedar Rapids and then catch 80 out of Iowa. Then I remembered this site and decided to see where it was. Turns out, it wasn't too far off the route I was already on. So I just HAD to detour and check it out. Got here early in the morning. What a cool place! The cache took me way longer to find than it really should have, but I got it. Then I wandered down to the house and ballfield. Looks a lot different in winter than it did in the movie. I took the time to wander around and snap some photos and of course, walk the bases. Based on the footprints in the snow, I'm not the only one to do so recently. It is so cool that they preserved this place exactly how it appeared in the movie. How cool is that? I will have to return here some day when the field isn't partially covered in snow and the corn is actually up. Thanks for bringing me to this awesome location today!” – Tsmola “This was a focus cache, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I have seen this movie a few times, and seeing the movie set was thrilling! Walked around the bases, and wandered out into the corn field was exciting! Thanks so much for placing this cache, as I wouldn't have never seen this place without it.” – outsiders2 “Another must visit cache on our 7 day road trip with outsiders2 and Dr. House. We all remember watching the movie probably more than a few times. Took some time out of the schedule and became tourists and take many photos and even bought a few souvenirs. TFTC” – DDTKR What the geocache owner, The-DuHawks, have to say: On the favorite points and positive logs: “I think it is wonderful. It is a special place for me. In the final scene of the movie, when all the cars were driving, with their lights on, to the Field, my parents, who were in their 70's, were driving one of the cars. I find it unbelievable that, even after 25 years, there are 1,000's of people visiting the Field of Dreams every year.” Photos: Don't be afraid to come out and get a few hits in. Photo by geocacher Drew136 At the entrance. Photo by geocacher Hack1of2 The house from the movie. Photo by geocacher PJM (Iowa/Nederland) Check out this video of this geocache from the Geocaching Vlogger: Have you ever found a geocache at a movie set? 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! [...]

Häufig Gestellte Fragen: Nachrichten-Center Beta

8. April 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Wir müssen es eingestehen: Auf Geocaching.com war es bisher nicht immer einfach, andere Geocacher zu kontaktieren. Wir haben Euer Feedback ernst genommen und das nagelneue Nachrichten-Center Beta entwickelt. Mit dieser neuen Funktion kannst Du Nachrichten von Geocaching.com senden und empfangen. Zum neuen Nachrichten-Center Warum wird das Nachrichten-Center eingeführt? Aus Erfahrung wissen wir, dass Geocaching zu einem intensiveren Erlebnis wird, wenn die Mitspieler untereinander kommunizieren. Deswegen wollten wir diesen Prozess vereinfachen. Unserer Meinung nach sollten die Herausforderungen nur beim Abenteuer “Geocaching” liegen, nicht aber in den Anwendungen, die man dafür verwendet. Worauf wartest Du also noch? Geh los und such nach einem EarthCache – wir versichern Dir, dass die nötige Übermittlung der Antworten auf die geforderten Fragen an den Cache Owner jetzt erheblich leichter sein wird! Nutze die neue Funktion, um jemanden, der den Geocaches bereits gefunden hat, mit der Bitte nach einem Hinweis anzuschreiben. Oder verwende das Nachrichten-Center, um mit Deinen Geocaching-Kumpels die nächste Wochenendtour zu planen. Wir wissen natürlich, dass noch nicht alles bis ins Detail ausgereift ist, weswegen wir gern Rückmeldungen von Dir entgegen nehmen und im Laufe der Zeit weitere Verbesserungen vornehmen werden. Insofern freuen wir uns, wenn Du an der Umfrage teilnimmst und uns Deine Meinung zum Nachrichten-Center mitteilst. Wo finde ich das Nachrichten-Center? Du hast jederzeit Zugriff auf das Nachrichten-Center, indem Du das Brief-Symbol in der rechten oberen Ecke der Website anklickst. Wie verschicke ich eine neue Nachricht an einen Mitspieler? Dafür gibt es eine coole Funktion, die den Namen automatisch vervollständigt: Tippe einfach einen Geocaching-Benutzernamen in das Suchfeld und wähle dann aus der Liste der vorgeschlagenen Benutzernamen aus. Jetzt kannst Du eine Nachricht schreiben! Ich möchte eine Nachricht löschen. Wie mache ich das? Derzeit können Benutzer Nachrichten nicht permanent löschen. Allerdings kannst Du die Funktion “Nachrichtenverlauf verbergen” nutzen, die dazu führt, dass dieser solange verborgen wird, bis Du erneut eine Nachricht mit dem betreffenden Benutzer austauschst. Wie kann ich verhindern, dass mich bestimmte Mitspieler anschreiben? Beim neuen Nachrichten-Center hast Du die Möglichkeit, andere Mitspieler zu blocken. Das betreffende Geocacher bekommt davon übrigens nichts mit. Wird das Nachrichten-Center auch bei der Geocaching-Intro-App verfügbar sein? Auf jeden Fall! Wir werden demnächst eine erste Version des Nachrichten-Centers bei der Geocaching-Intro-App für iPhone und Android verfügbar machen. Dadurch wirst Du auch von unterwegs schnell zu anderen Mitspielern Kontakt aufnehmen können. Warum kann ich nicht gleich den Inhalt einer Nachricht sehen, sobald ich eine Benachrichtigung darüber per E-Mail erhalte? Gute Frage: Es gibt eine technische Begrenzung dafür, wie eine Benachrichtigung ausgelöst wird. Du kannst auf diesen Punkt gern in der Umfrage zum Nachrichten-Center eingehen. Bekomme ich nun auch alle aktuellen Meldungen hinsichtlich Fund-Logs und Sofortbenachrichtigungen über das Nachrichten-Center? Nein! Nachrichten, die durch Aktionen im Spiel ausgelöst werden wie Fund-Logs oder Sofortbenachrichtigungen und Logeinträge zu Trackables werden weiterhin per E-Mail an die Adresse geschickt, die bei Deinem Geocaching-Benutzerkonto hinterlegt ist Bedeutet das, dass das bisherige Kontaktformular zum Versenden von Nachrichten an andere Benutzer entfernt wird? Nein! Diese Funktion wird für die absehbare Zukunft weiter bestehen bleiben und ist nach wie vor die sinnvollste Art, beispielsweise den regional für Dich zuständigen Community Volunteer Reviewer zu kontaktieren. Zugleich hoffen wir aber, dass Du auch der Meinung bist, dass das neue Nachrichten-Center eine effektive Methode ist, um sich mit anderen Geocachern auszutauschen! [...]

Gesucht wird der Geocacher des Monats März 2015

31. März 2015 // 0 Kommentare

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin. You know you're a geocacher if… When you get asked, “Cash or Card?” you hand the teller a lock-n-lock… You wake up early to be first in line for ammo can sales… You've been to a CITO event (Cache In, Trash Out), and… You've been nominated for Geocacher of the Month! This month, these three awesome people know for certain that they're geocachers (in case they had any doubts before). Here's your opportunity to help decide who will take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left). Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition geocoin, a hat and profile icon. They'll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. Without further ado, here are the March 2015 nominees for Geocacher of the Month. SchlurieSchlurie is famous in Rheinland-Pfalz for creating fun and inspiring geocache hides. His particular specialty is birdhouse caches, which have generated a lot of “WOW” moments for geocachers over the years. His nomination comes from Gruet: “Es sind alles selbst gebastelte Vogelhäuschen der Extraklasse. Raffinierte Tricks zum Öffnen, versteckte Mechanismen und integrierte Elektronik. Alles mit Erlaubnis der Gemeinde in einem wunderschönen Waldgebiet installiert. Über 40 Favoritenpunkte in nur einem Monat sind selbst erklärend!” All the caches [in the series] are homemade birdhouses of the highest order. You'll find clever tricks required to open them, hidden mechanisms, and even integrated electronics. All placed with permission from the land manager of a beautiful area of forest. Over forty favorite points in just one month! FivebalesIdaho geocaching team Fivebales are all about strengthening their location geocaching community. Their nomination comes from you+me_makes4, who says, “I'd like to nominate Fivebales as Geocacher of the Month because of the amount of work that they put in behind the scenes. One half of Fivebales has been the Event Manager for the Yuma Mega Event for the past two years. It's a largely thankless job that requires countless hours of work for an amazing annual Mega Event. The second half (and, I'm sure in her words, better half) of Fivebales has served as Secretary for South West Arizona Geocachers (S*W*A*G), the group that organizes the annual Mega. She also organizes a monthly newsletter that is sent out to every member of S*W*A*G to keep up on local happenings and events. The Yuma, Arizona geocaching community would not be where it is without them, and this is our way of thanking of them for all the hard work.” chuck80196Missouri-based cacher chuck80196's nomination comes from Stearman5: “This geocacher has found just about every geocache within the local area and is often traveling to other states to get his daily geocache. Chuck80196 has a current geocache find streak of over 1600 days with a find, and he is motivated to keep that steak going. After he passed 1,000 consecutive days with a find he was surprised at a local ice cream event with a golden ammo can; GC4F08J. He has over 880 first to finds and of late holds back to allow others the chance to get their first FTF; especially if he has already gotten his geocache for the day. He has over 4,900 finds and should pass 5,000 finds by April 5th of this year. He not only gives out favorite points but also receives them. Out of his 181 caches he has received 205 favorite points that is an average of 1.1 points per cache. And out of the caches he has found he has given out 460 of his 491 favorite points available that's 94% given away. Chuck80196 is ALWAYS willing to help another geocacher out and if you know him he is probably the number one PAF [Phone A Friend] option on your list. And at events he is easily one of the most outgoing social persons at the event. Everyone loves to geocache with him and enjoys chatting it up when you cross paths with him.” Comment below to tell us who you think should be the March 2015 Geocacher of the Month. If your nominee wasn't recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We're always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You'll need to include the following information: Your name, the name of your nominee, their username A picture of the nominee Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other. [...]
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