Are you getting ready for International EarthCache Day 2019?
Log any EarthCache on Saturday, October 12 or Sunday, October 13, and earn the International EarthCache Day 2019 digital souvenir. EarthCaches bring you to unique locations and teach fascinating geological lessons about Planet Earth.
Need some inspiration? Here are ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world.
EC58PM OS ILHÉUS DOS MOSTEIROS
Four enormous rocks, 30 meters (100 feet) high, stand proudly along the western end of the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. This area is considered to be the most western point of the European continent.
The Spar Cave, Skye Earthcache
Northern Scotland, UK
The caves are located inside a narrow band of limestone and marble, which runs from Smoo Cave near Durness on the north coast of Sutherland to the southeast and across Skye.
Die Geologie des Hohen Gölls
This EarthCache takes you to the Hoher Göll, a mountain 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level. Found in the Berchtesgaden Alps, this location straddles the border between Bavaria, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria.
N 35°36.E 023°35🇵🇱Γραμβούσα~Crete with Alexandra
Did you know that Crete travels towards Africa with a speed of 8 cm (3 in) yearly? You’ll learn this (and more) from this EarthCache.
This EarthCache gives you the opportunity to scratch around Bokkeveld mudstone and shale in a quarry at the top of a mountain. You can discover traces of prehistoric life, entombed in the muddy depths of an ancient sea from 400 million years ago.
Girraween, meaning a ‘place of flowers’, is a park full of massive granite outcrops, large angular tors, and precariously balanced boulders towering above open rainforests.
Mount Yasur is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is known as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because of its regular eruptions over hundreds of years. The volcano is located on Tanna Island in southern Vanuatu.
Niue has formed on a volcano rising almost 4000 meters (13,000 feet) from the bed of ocean rising up to 70 meters (230 feet) above sea level at its highest point. It’s covered with 400-meter (130-foot) layer of carbonates mostly formed by corals, dating back to the Miocene and Pliocene ages. It is a great representative of karst topography.
BEAVER CREEK FIDDLAR RAPIDS EARTHCACHE