Sounds of the Bay GC30CB GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 11, 2012

View from Sounds of the Bay

Whoever said that good things are hard to come by, hasn’t searched for the Sounds of the Bay (GC30CB) geocache on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.

Listen closely, because this difficulty 2.5, terrain 1 traditional cache is surrounded by a wave-activated acoustic sculpture, called the Wave Organ, and it’s calling out to geocachers.

The small size cache container found somewhere on the jetty was placed by Surfcal in January of 2002. Over the last ten years, more than 1950 geocachers have logged this cache and helped make it one of geocaching’s most visited sites.

Wave Organ Pipes

The jetty itself was constructed with used building materials. There are 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete located at various elevations within the jetty, which stretches into the water. The rise and fall of the tide creates a wave-powered symphony as water moves in and out of the pipes.

With more than 180 Favorite Points, this cache is just as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium – an arts and science center, and Alcatraz – a notorious prison island, it’s easy to see why geocachers are in for a treat.

As one logger put it, “Way cool! Music to my ears and then some, primitive yet spiritual in nature and soothing to the soul. Thanks for bring us here, we may never had known about it otherwise. This is what makes caching a great hobby.”

The cache at Sounds of the Bay

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.

If you’d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.