The Geocaching HQ – heaven for all Geocachers. Always wanted to visit and I have been to Seattle but back then I didn’t even know what Geocaching is. I learned about it in Germany and quickly got addicted. This is a fun and adventurous hobby. I also found out about the Geocaching HQ Geotour and planned to finish it prior to my visit at the HQ. After I started the tour in April and couldn’t finish it, because one cache of the tour was missing, I finally managed to complete the tour after I got back from 4 month in California.
You need an appointment to visit, I sent out an E-Mail to the HQ and hoped they will respond quickly. And sure they did. It was probably 15-20 minutes after I send the mail, when I got the response from the HQ that I could drop in. Happy!!!
The HQ was not far from the cache, I started walking over there and sure enough they already awaited me. Holly from the HQ-Staff was a great host and we had a nice little chat.
Once you get to the HQ you can find another Cache over there and log it and I also got my GCHQ Geotour passport stamped. Which allowed me to buy the Geocaching HQ Geotour Coin set. Also every visitor gets an Geocaching HQ trackable and can buy the Geocaching HQ T-Shirt. The shirt and the Geotour coin are not available at the online store only at the HQ.
There is also a photo-logbook and a photo-booth at the HQ, I was so overwhelmed that I completely forgot to do this. Next time!
I found a lot of trackables in the geocache and decided to take some with me and discovered the rest of them.
The visit here at the Geocaching HQ was remarkable and if you are in the area and are a geocacher, you have to visit here. It is a must for every cacher.
If you want to do the Geocaching HQ Tour, I would recommend you to stop by at the HQ and pick up a passport. They are available at the counter and look great. Of course you still can print out a passport on the tour page, but original is original 😉 The new passport gets punched instead of stamped except for one cache.