Jedi mind tricks aside, this is the geocache you’re looking for. Luckily, you won’t have to travel to a galaxy far far away to find it. This week’s Geocache of the Week, Star Wars Cache (GC2FDRQ), takes us to the filming location for the Mos Eisley scenes in Star Wars IV: A New Hope.
If you aren’t sure why this week’s Geocache of the Week is Star Wars themed, I’ll explain. This Saturday, May 4, is a special holiday for Star Wars fans. “May the Fourth” sounds similar to “May the Force” which is part of the famous line, “May the Force be with you.” Basically, it’s just a day for Star Wars fans to boast about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek, remember the epic saga of the original trilogy, try to forget the prequel trilogy and emphatically declare who shot first (FYI: it was Han).
Since time when Mos Eisley was a bustling spaceport filled with smugglers, villains droids, Jedi and everyone’s favorite alien band, Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, things have calmed down quite a bit. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to even find a smuggler that can do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. However, you will be able to explore the remains of this once lively town on Tatooine. Actually, the set used for many of the scenes set on the planet Tatooine were located in Tunisia, near the town of Tataouine. Coincidence? My intuition tells me no.
Even without the presence of Tusken Raiders, the journey to this difficulty 1, terrain 5 geocache can be quite treacherous. Geocachers will have to travel through miles of sand dunes to reach the town. However, once you arrive in the town, finding the geocache won’t be too difficult—just make sure to use your cloaking device to prevent muggles from catching on. Geocachers from around the world have traveled to this iconic location to see a piece of galactic history. Geocacher s1las wrote, “My son and me found the force and the Cache…Our first overseas cache its the best yet TFTC.”
Movie-themed geocaches are everywhere. What’s your favorite movie theme or what movie theme would you most like to see in a geocache? Tell us in the comments.
Also, this year’s Geocaching Worldwide Flash Mobs will take place on Saturday with the theme, “May the Fourth be with you.” It would be a great time to meet other Star Wars loving geocachers. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.
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