Just in time for the beginning of the best weather to travel north, is our Geocache of the Week GC5803. The geocache titled, “As North As It Gets!” takes you up to N. 82 degrees.
Besides the wolf above, cachers who’ve logged GC5803 say you’ll also be walking among foxes, lemmings and even polar bears. The cache is just outside what’s reported to be the northernmost permanently inhabited place on earth: Alert, Canada. The Canadian Air Force staffs a station there. Temperatures in Alert average about -30 degrees Celsius most of the year.
Geocacher finding GC5803. At last report, the cache thankfully contained gloves and hand warmers.
Now is the perfect opportunity to plan your northern caching adventure. July is typically the warmest month. The snow melts to reveal a rocky terrain of jagged shale. Temperatures average a scorching six degrees Celsius (42 Fahrenheit). You could be among the nearly two dozen geocachers to earn a smiley for logging this cache and take away memories of a rarely visited northern landscape.
View from near the GC5803
What to explore more geocaching adventures? Take a look at all the Geocaches of the Week here.