A couple weeks back, Geocaching started teasing something called the Planetary Pursuit.
Now we know more about it. It’s another special geocaching promotion which will let you earn up to 10 new souvenirs for your profile. Check out the official webpage with the countdown. I love this awesome idea of Geocaching as I am very interested in space and space travel with all the recent experiences I had at the Kennedy Space Center. This is similar to the previous promotions Geocaching had like Mission Impossible and “The Treasure of Mary Hyde“.
The official mission briefing
The year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system earning souvenirs along the way. Individually find different cache types to collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 8 and earn up to nine planet souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, April 9 at noon UTC.
Different geocache types give you different points per find. Below you can find the official lists how much points you will earn for each cache type and how many of the points you have to collect for the different souvenirs.
|Log a Found it on any geocache (Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Wherigo)||5|
|Log a Found it on a Multi-Cache or Letterbox Hybrid||10|
|Log a Found it on a Mystery Cache or EarthCache||15|
|Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points||15|
|Attend any event||15|
|Drop off trackable||4|
|Souvenirs||Points needed on the Friend League (individual)|
|Planetary Pursuit: Earth||5 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Venus||10 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Mercury||20 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Mars||40 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter||65 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Saturn||100 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Uranus||200 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Neptune||300 points|
|Planetary Pursuit: Pluto||500 points|
|Official Space Explorer||Collect all planet souvenirs (500 points) and earn this meta souvenir.|
You can play all over the world to earn the souvenirs. Make sure you activate your Friends League first and then continue to find geocaches.