Outdoors

Winter Geocaching

[This blog post was originally posted on the Geocaching.com blog on December 4, 2015] With winter weather comes new challenges for geocachers. Days are shorter and colder while snow and ice change the landscape, making special equipment necessary. Clockwise from top left: Earthcache at GC1575A Big Four Ice Caves in Washington, Heli ski to GCV3AH “Georgia on… Continue reading Winter Geocaching

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A Special Geocaching Mission to a Ghost Town

[This blog post was originally posted on the Geocaching.com blog on April 19, 2015] Any excuse to find a geocache in a ghost town, right? Geocaching HQ received notification that public access to the ghost town of Monte Cristo in the mountains outside of Seattle was about to be closed. Hazardous mining-related waste has to… Continue reading A Special Geocaching Mission to a Ghost Town

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The first Giga-Event draws 8,000 Munich attendees

[This blog post was originally posted on the Geocaching.com blog on October 7, 2014]  On August 16, 2014, the world’s first Geocaching Giga Event took place. Annie, Andrea, Raine and Annika traveled from Geocaching headquarters in Seattle to the Bavarian capital of Munich to witness this historic moment. Below is a trip report in the Lackey’s own words: The… Continue reading The first Giga-Event draws 8,000 Munich attendees

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Nightcaching at Sweden’s largest Mega-Event

[This blog post was originally posted on the Geocaching.com blog on December 10, 2013]    Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Andrea Hofer attended Sweden's oldest and largest annual Geocaching event – FUMBLE AFTER DARK 2013. This is Andrea’s account of her trip. Andrea,… Continue reading Nightcaching at Sweden’s largest Mega-Event

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Alligators vs. Crocodiles: Tips and Tricks

Why Learn the Difference: According to alligator wrestlers, there is no such thing as a bad wrestler because if you're bad, you're dead. The normal gait of alligators and crocodiles on land is the “belly crawl,” but they are the only reptiles who can bring their legs directly under themselves in a “high walk.” In… Continue reading Alligators vs. Crocodiles: Tips and Tricks

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Seattle’s Geocaching Scene

Today I interviewed with a really neat Seattle-based geocaching company called Groundspeak. For those of you who don’t know, geocaching is a treasure hunting game using GPS. There are over 1 million caches in the world to find. You can also locate benchmarks, which are hidden survey markers that are a part of American history.… Continue reading Seattle’s Geocaching Scene