“Echo Canyon Summit” GC18C9B GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2010

View from the route to "Echo Canyon Summit" geocache

“Echo Canyon Summit” (GC18C9B) takes geocachers to a vista over looking Scottsdale, Phoenix, and a kaleidoscope of desert colors in Arizona, U.S.A.

The micro cache is rated a difficulty 3 and a terrain 3.5. Hands-On Cachers hid the geocache in January of 2008. The first line of the cache notes reinforces the high terrain rating. It reads, “Strenuous hike up Camelback Mountain.”

You’re also warned to watch out for muggles. This hiking path is a high traffic area. The cache owner says it’s the muggles in the area that increase the difficulty rating for “Echo Canyon Summit.”

Still, more than 100 geocachers have found the bison tube cache.  The hike is even suitable for athletic children. The cache owner does warn about the desert heat if you attempt this cache in the summer.

View from near "Echo Canyon Summit" geocache

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  • Anonymous

    When you go to find “Echo Canyon Summit” don’t forget to visit my cache “Where Eagles Dare” GC1D64R.

  • Hands-On Cachers

    Wow! This is so cool! I didn’t even know about the ‘Geocache of the Week’! My son and I went on this hike, geocaching along the way. When we got to the top, I couldn’t believe such a great area with wonderful 360 degree views didn’t have a cache! It is a very popular area, so we placed a micro hoping that it wouldn’t be ‘stumbled’ upon. I hope many more cachers will be able to enjoy the trip up and get to log a smiley when they get there. Thanks!