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Finders Keepers: Geo-Novelist Seeks Monetary Cache

American write Devon Pollard tells It’s Not About The Numbers about his geo-novel: A young couple hike through the forest, cellphones in hand. Some time later, they reach their destination: a hard-to-reach cache, dangling precariously over a cliff face. When they manage to retrieve it, instead of treasure, they uncover something far more gruesome: a rotting forearm, the victim’s fingernails still polished pink. And that’s only the beginning …

Officials Ban Premium Member Geocaches

Premium Member Only geocaches will soon be at a, well, premium in northwestern Ohio’s Hancock County.
Nor should you expect to find any ammo cans or any hides placed above ground level in the area’s parks, now that Hancock Park District officials have instituted geocaching permits.

Another Week, Another Geo-Bomb Scare

It’s a Wisconsin geocache in the firing line this time – in what is the sport’s fifth American bomb scare in less than a month.
On April 27th, a Menomonee Falls resident alerted police at about 4.25pm after noticing a “bomb-like” device hanging from a tree near the village’s water tower while out walking her dog.

Geocaching Bombs Again

Another one bites the dust … Bomb squad members detonated an Ohio geocache last week after a report of a suspicious package.
Wednesday’s geo-scare was the fourth such incident in the United States in less than a month.

Geocaching’s New Celebrity X-Man

If, as the X-Men’s Wolverine says, he really is “the best there is” at what he does, we geocachers are in BIG trouble.
Hugh Jackman – the Hollywood star best known for playing the clawed mutant in the hit film franchise – has taken up our hobby.

Bye-Bye Badlands Geocaches

Bad news for geocachers near Oregon’s Badlands.
Eighty-four hides spread over an 11,858-hectare wilderness area in the American state are to be removed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Prineville office.

Orange Is The New Geo-Uniform?

Would you don bright orange hunting garb to go geocaching? Or buy a permit to search for certain hides?
Wildlife officials in the American state of North Carolina hope the answer is yes as they consider ways to regulate the use of their game lands by geocachers.

International Geocaching Day: Brew Kids On The Block

For a second year, Washington’s Glen Silvers (GC handle: valleyAGs47) volunteered to be our lackey at this year’s Groundspeak Block Party.

Snapped In A Foreign Country …

Where in the world is It’s Not About The Numbers poster boy?

Geocacher Injured In Mountain Fall

An American geocacher needed hospital treatment after falling nine metres and landing on her head while visiting New Hampshire’s Blue Job Mountain last Friday.

Fifty-eight year-old Patricia McBride, of Rochester, was exploring the state forest with her husband when she slipped and fell 9m (30 feet) about 3pm.

 

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