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Don’t let the cold keep you in! — Geta Hamn (GC2WH0F) — Geocache of the Week Winter Inspiration Edition

Ice skating to the geocache. Photo by geocacher Trang.

Geocache Name:

Geta Hamn (GC2WH0F)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/3

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re in the depths of a cold winter and it can be hard to convince yourself to get out and find a few geocaches. We don’t blame you. Leaving the cozy warmth of your home is a hard thing to do. But maybe instead of thinking of all the things that hold us back during winter, we should think of the new opportunities it provides. In the case of this geocache, during cold winters, geocachers can lace up their ice skates and make the geocaching journey on top of the frozen waterways. Cold? Of course it is. Amazing and only available in winter? Definitely. Worth it? We think so. Take a look at the photos and see for yourself.

# of Finds:

202

# of Favorite Points:

14

What the geocache creator, Maxitupla, to say:

“I placed this geocache here because I wanted to show this place to other geocachers. This is close to my summerhouse and one of my favorite places. I love sitting here late in the evening a warm summer night and it is absolutely quiet…When I placed this cache I expected it to be mainly a “summer tourist cache”, a bit of the beaten path to draw any hordes of cachers. There were few local cachers at that time and wintertime not so many visitors. I didn’t expect that anyone would come ice skating here…I like reading the logs and know that geocachers from many countries also enjoy this place. Some of them had time to sit down for a while and some rushed on to the next cache…I hope more geocachers would share their favorite places with fellow cachers by placing a cache there. There is so many more beautiful places to be found.”

What geocachers are saying:

[translated from Swedish] “First time here! Beautiful place. Worth seeing! Thanks for the interesting cache Maxitulpa.” – deciface

“The view was beautiful, and we had it all to ourselves on this snowy Saturday. Finely done cache was soon logged, one more look around to enjoy the view and on with the trip. TFTC!” – mandello

[translated from Swedish] “After a fantastic ice skate on sea ice off [Dånö Island] we took the opportunity to sign this nicely hidden cache before we went on to the hotel in Mariehamn.” – Trang

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Photos:

Views like this make Winter worth it. Photo by geocacher Trang
Views like this make Winter worth it. Photo by geocacher Trang
Earn your hot cocoa! Photo by geocacher Trang
Earn your hot cocoa! Photo by geocacher Trang
Nothing warms you up more than a skate and a find! Photo by geocacher Trang
Nothing warms you up more than a skate and a find! Photo by geocacher Trang

Ice skating, skiing, sledding—how do you geocache in winter? Post your stories and photos in the comments.

 

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