EarthCaching is the magical combination of geocaching and geological discovery.
EarthCaches are meant to teach geocachers about particular (and typically jaw-dropping) geological features. EarthCaches do not contain physical containers like most geocaches. They do, however, carry a piece of geological history that can date back millions and millions of years… which is certainly a treasure of sorts.
How to Find an EarthCache
- Customize your geocache search. Select Filters to see advanced search options. Under Geocache Types, select EarthCache only.
- Premium Members can search for EarthCaches using the Geocaching® app.
- Navigate to the posted coordinates of the EarthCache site. Bring a camera since EarthCaches tend to be photogenic!
- Once at the EarthCache site, take in the scenery, the geological marvels or oddities, and read the cache description. The cache owner will likely ask you to answer some questions about the site. You can email the cache owner or use the Message Center to send answers to the required questions.
Now that you know how to find an EarthCache, check out these 11 stunning EarthCache locations to add to your geocaching bucket list.
1. GC111XM in Pamukkale, Turkey
2. GC20010 at Lake Baikal, Russia
3. GC14W63 in Namib Desert, Namibia
4. GC25643 at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
5. GC11A56 at Jellyfish Lake, Ongeim’l Tketau, in Palau
6. GC2PFGZ at Iguazu Falls, Argentina
7. GC4CNMG in Western Australia
8. GC13D90 near Monsanto, Portugal
9. GCPCPX in Northern Ireland
10. GC23HNZ near Darvaza, Turkmenistan
11. GC1JY47 at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming
Which EarthCaches are on your bucket list?