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Stone Park Jamshidieh GC2QDY1 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 30, 2012

Eric Schudiske on April 30, 2012, 7:26 am

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View of Tehran from near the cache location

Stone Park Jamshidieh (GC2QDY1) is one of only 32  active geocaches in all of Iran. The country boasts the combined size of the western U.S. states of California, Oregon , Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada . With just over 30 geocaches in the entire country, that’s only one geocache for about every 50,000 square kilometers (31,000 square miles).

The geocache “Stone Park Jamshidieh” helps make up in quality what Iran lacks  in geocache quantity. The geocache delivers adventurers to a location of deep importance. The stone park was once a private garden. It’s now a public park with restaurants, a zoo, and a small lake. But the payoff for many comes when they look  down on the city below. The view shimmers at night with countless city lights.

Karolos hid the cache just over a year ago. He writes, “The stone park Jamshidieh, situated in the north of Teheran is one of the most beautiful parks in Tehran. From a small lake inside the park you can easily walk up a stairway to the summit up to 2100 m.” The summit offers the view over the city.

Geocachers near the cache

Geocachers logged the first find on the geocache four days after it was published. They used the treasure hunting experience to introduce others to geocaching, “Together with two Iranian cache newcomers — Leila and Said — we started our first caching tour in Iran. Fortunately, the traffic was not bad. The cache itself was well hidden but not too difficult. Thus, we managed our first FTF.”

A sculpture at Stone Park

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