Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5BMM0
by ATA ORU
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Sardegna, Italy
N 41° 14.705 E 009° 08.635
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

As we round out the last week of Planetary Pursuit, we focus our telescope on one more galactic-themed cache — Moon Tower (GC5BMM0). Located on the northernmost tip of Sardinia, Italy, this Traditional Cache is remote, captivating, and totally rocks!

View from Moon Tower
Sardinia has is all: contrasting mountains, forests, deserts, and beaches.

In terms of compelling landscapes, Sardinia has it all: contrasting mountains, forests, deserts, and beaches. Additionally, ancient ruins dating back to the Bronze Age dot the entire island for you to explore to your heart’s content.

A local goat checks out the geocaching action.
A local goat checks out the geocaching action.

Moon Tower is named after the very unusual and lunar-like landscape of Capo Testa. Imposing weather worn cliffs, slanting hoodoos, and humongous boulders abound. Many people encounter curious goats and tortoises along their journey. This is a moderately demanding T3 cache that involves hiking along a clearly marked path with occasional flights of stone steps. You may be short of breath by the end, but you will most likely survive.

A steadfast tortoise along the path
A steadfast tortoise along the path

The cache is located atop one the gigantic boulders, providing a panoramic view of Moon Valley. Although this may sound challenging, there’s no need to pack your climbing gear. But once you “summit”? Wow! The panoramic views of the entire moon valley are outta this world. You’ll never want to come back to Earth!

Watch your step!
Watch your step!
That is an amazing view!
That is an amazing view!

What cachers have to say:

Myreen
Wow, what a fascinating and interesting landscape! Somehow I had more problems finding the trail to the tower than finding the cache. Thanks for leading us up here and TFTC!

Wow, what a fascinating and interesting landscape!
Wow, what a fascinating and interesting landscape!

Inko38 & Crew
What a place to be! Geocaching brings us to the best places on earth. This is one of them, for sure! The cache description was exact, no problem to reach the final. The view down to “moon-land” was breathtaking. Thank you so much for placing this cache.

The view down to "moon-land" was breathtaking.
The view down to “moon-land” was breathtaking.

Fliedermäusschen
Today we were double happy. First we found a parking spot only a few meters away from the entrance and second we found this container very quickly, even without the help of the hint or the spoiler pictures. This is a spectacular landscape and it’s really fun to climb over the rocks, not only for the kids. TFTC

Capo Testa Lighthouse
Capo Testa Lighthouse

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Janelle
Joined Geocaching HQ in the fall of 2014 as Community Manager. Kind to animals. Loved by children. Excels at DNFs.