Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Groundspeak was founded in 2000 to manage Geocaching.com, which is the global headquarters for the sport of geocaching. Groundspeak Headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington and it's also the location of an official geocache - GCK25B. Lackeys is an honorary term used to describe the Groundspeak founders and their employees. Being a Lackey is considered a badge of honor.
In order to gain access to the building you have to make an appointment ahead of time. Their current hours for visiting are from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Once inside they'll give you a tour and you can officially "find" the geocache, which I understand is a huge treasure chest, loaded with travel bugs from around the world. Then you can log in on the log book, trade for swag and take some pictures.
To date, over 4000 geocachers have logged in at the site and over 830 cachers have named it one of their favorite caches. Currently there are over 70 TB's sitting there waiting to be traded.
I hope to one day be able to make the trip to Seattle and visit Groundspeak Headquarters.