Visit at Geocaching HQ and the finish of the GCHQ Geotour

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 to 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 months in California.

old GCHQ-Passport

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 email 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.

GeocachingHQ-Shop

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GeocachingHQ

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 a 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.

GCHQ-Trackable

GCHQ-Tour-Coinset

GCHQ-Shirt Back

GCHQ-Shirt Front

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 geocaches 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.

Geotour-PassportIf 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.

 

 

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