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“The Emerald Lakes” GC24VY3 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 4, 2010

View of "The Emerald Lakes"

The Emerald Lakes” (GC24VY3) reveals the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park.  Geocachers hike to the top of Mt. Tongariro to discover the three picturesque lakes.  The lakes themselves began as craters formed during volcanic activity.

Geocacher funkymunkyzone created the cache in March of this year.  The difficulty two, terrain 4.5  EarthCache requires a day hike of nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles).

There are three requirements to claim the EarthCache.  Geocachers must use their GPS units to record the elevation of each of the three lakes, describe the color of the lakes and take a photo of the lakes showing their GPS device at the published coordinates.

View of "The Emerald Lakes"
View of "The Emerald Lakes"

More than a dozen geocachers have already logged a smiley on the cache.

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