The quality criteria for the project cache


Since not only the number of doses but also the quality of an area of ​​interest makes Cacher, has set itself the aim of the team around on the project Twentythirteen, maintain a self-imposed code of strict quality. Of course all laws and the guidelines of are basically to comply with, However, here are some points are stated which you should respect for the project Twentythirteen:

The "code 2013"

As a point of contact for the content of “Code 2013″ is you Pacific under gladly at the disposal. He has drawn up the code and is responsible within the framework of the project for the quality of the hideouts. We ask you therefore, previously this code to read and if there are any questions about to contact him. Pacific has itself already 100 Set cache of various types and so is your competent partner for all quality issues!

The location

The location is the most important and the basis for a good cache. All finals from the project should be in places that are worth visiting (z.B.: Lookout points, Special architecture, historical backgrounds,…) the way to these finals should have something to offer or. Also a double occupancy (z.B.: Trfor exampleional- and Earthcache) should be avoided. Exceptions are special constructions, they already made out worth seeing can be classified as.

The container

A "lock lock box" or something Hochwertigeres should be used as a standard for small to large and (If not otherwise possible by by the location) a micro in the form of a Petlings. To note is, that the container is waterproof, temperature- and is UV resistant.

The hiding place

This should be designed so, It can be reached also by smaller groups and is still safe. To prefer one is exceptional camouflage, where find this to be made not impossible.

The contents of

Basic equipment are a logbook (Issue, Block or small book)-at least a writer. Also small, not water absorbing Exchange objects should be included in the "Small" size.

The risk

In all caches, a calculable risk is required. Be explicitly noted in the listing is in cache with special hazards, to avoid an overconfidence of the seekers.

Series (Powertrail)

Here the distance from cache to cache should at least 400 Be M and maximum a distance of 10 metres from the next way. A path routing for pedestrians and cyclists is preferred to choose. On restrictions and other special features of the exile is to note in the listing, to avoid problems with the authorities and cross-field einmärsche.

Cache types

Basically, all cache types are possible. Only side events are possible only after consultation with the organizing team by Projekt2013. A balanced distribution on the cache types is preferable (for example: After five traditional caches a multi cache). To ensure the implementation of the distribution, should be included in any case with the area leader of the respective region contact.


The distances between places, where cacher longer retard (Stage, Final) to forest and hunting facilities (Delight, Feeding,…) should at least 200 Be M. In wooded areas must be pointed out, a dawn search is not desirable. Caches are located in the area of protected species must during the early- and rest periods are disabled (for example: Bats or nesting sites).

National Park/private collection

National Park/private permission through the owner / management is required. Here the cache type must be declared (Night cache, T5...) to avoid conflicts in retrospect. Recommend to locate the owner / management we with e.g.: the lot number to carry out research and inquiries on the Municipal Office of the region.

The listing

The template provided by Projekt2013 should be used as the basis for this. In traditional the hint in German and English, cache is run. For all other types, a bilingual version is desired.

D/T rating

The assessment is according to difficulty and terrain as follows to select:


1 Star:

No special skills are necessary to make the position of geocaches and/or the Geocache itself. The Geocache is easy to find from an inexperienced cacher.

2 Star:

There are simple puzzles to solve and/or the Geocache is not obviously attached to the position. The puzzles to be solved can be solved with General knowledge without the use of search engines.

3 Star:

The mystery can in General only with the use of search engines or other tools be solved. The Geocache in itself is well camouflaged and shows only after a long search the Cachern or you need to cache experience to the “right” Places to look.

4 Star:

Puzzle, to solve are with tools for experienced cacher without special knowledge or geocaches, their Hideout is very well camouflaged or so well integrated into the natural surroundings in a special way, that a longer search is necessary even for experienced geocachers.

5 Star:

Puzzle, make required very special knowledge and/or the use of technical tools which. The hiding place is characterized by extreme camouflage and it requires enormous experience to the cache find to could.


1 Star:

Access via paved way (1,5 If not suitable for wheelchair users)

2 Star:

Access via paved way (Gravel road, Hiking trails or similar).

3 Star:

Access through the site without path or marks or. Go.

4 Star:

To get to the cache you must abide firmly with your hands.

5 Star:

Special equipment required. Normal household items (Screwdriver or similar) are excluded.

The attributes

All applicable attributes must be used. An intentional false setting is not acceptable.

The maintenance

All caches should be laid in a field, a maintenance over a period of 14 Allows days. Also, a control is in the case a socket installed long before the project Twentythirteen 14 Days before the event essential.

Google translate

Cache mobile meeting

Participants: 318
Listing: GC4AXZE

Sunrise T5 – Side event

Participants: 189
Listing: GC46PV8


Participants: 1.683
Listing: GC3Q8DH


Participants: 196
Listing: GC4C1Q6

Geocaching Mega-Event

On 1. & 2. of June 2013
Thalheim / Wels


The Geocaching Mega Event "Project Twentythirteen" is organized by the "Upper Austrian Geocaching Society".

© 2012 Project Twentythirteen