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Green Lotus Peak GCE866 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 4, 2012

View from Green Lotus Peak

Be prepared to break a sweat to get to Green Lotus Peak (GCE866) in the off-the-beaten-path town of Yangshuo, China. This difficulty 3, terrain 4 1/2 traditional cache requires a hike and a climb to the top of a jagged peak.

The regular size cache container was hidden in 2003 by ooga booga / 10th_coq_scouts / meryl. Since then, more than 120 geocachers have dared to make the climb and log a “Found It.” This cache has earned a number of Favorite Points over the  last nine years and it’s easy to see why.

The cache brings visitors to a striking scene, composed of numerous peaks, rosy clouds, villages and the Li River.

The trail to the peak

As one cacher logged, “WOW man! That’s one of the best caches! That’s how I like caching ;-)! The way up is some kind of a jungle trail with some ropes and bamboo in which are very helpful! And then you arrive on the top, totally wet from your sweat and you feel like you’re reborn! The view is just amazing! If you ever come to Yangshuo, you just have to do this cache!”

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com

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Numerous peaks and a cache