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And The World’s Fifth Weirdest Hobby Is … Geocaching?

It’s a real puzzler …
Website ChirkUp – slang for ‘cheer up’ – is now reporting that our beloved hobby ranks fifth in the world’s top 10 weirdest past-times.

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.

Grisly Find For Teenage Geocachers

Two Canadian teenagers were probably wishing for a DNF when they stumbled upon a dead body while geocaching last weekend.
The southern New Brunswick residents discovered the remains of the 57-year-old woman under a bridge in the rural community of Coles Island on Saturday afternoon, according to media reports.

App Creator Takes The Geocaching Road Less Travelled

A French geocacher is offering a guide to being a popular geo-event host – or rather a geocaching roadbook.

Baptiste T (GC handle: Surfoo) has created GeoRoadbook, a new web app that lets event holders produce a booklet displaying the Geocaching.com hides in the area.

British Actors Find A Geocache And Some New Fans

The reviews are in … And they’re all positive for geocaching’s theatrical debut.

Since July 16th, the hi-tech hobby has been treading the boards at London’s Bridewell Theatre in the first of two new short plays by British troupe Give It Some Room.

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.

Update: Geohacker Halts Premium Member Attack

Geohacker – the American player who disguised himself as a gloved hand with googly eyes to unveil his method of hacking Geocaching.com’s premium member features – has vowed to stop his disruptive campaign. For now, anyway …

Today he emailed It’s Not About The Numbers to say he had reached a “settlement” with Groundspeak and “had agreed not to pursue” his Hack Code project.

Cemetery Geocaches Dead And Buried?

A Michigan city’s ban on cemetery geocaches could be the death of these hides for everyone, say two American players.

Matt Jones and Carl Gage had to archive their caches at Petoskey’s Greenwood Cemetery earlier this month after officials implemented a ban amid concerns that geocachers had been unnerving mourners.

 

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