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Kids Shouldn’t Have ALL the Fun

Ever dreamed about finding hidden treasure that leads you to delicious and healthy food? It’s safe to say that most of us gave up on those ideas some time around adolescence. Halo Top and Geocaching think that’s a shame, so we’ve partnered up to give people back just a little bit of that childlike wonder.

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Geocache of the Week — Pirates of the Grand: The Legend of DKs Treasure

Multi-Cache
GC3KQG3
by discuskrib
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
5
Location:
Grand River, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N 43° 25.330′ W 080° 24.930′

Yer tale begins in a disreputable harbor tavern, where ye seek information ‘bout lost pirate gold from a grizzled ole sea dog…

‘Tis how this aquatic pirate treasure hunt begins.

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Denali Travel Bug Lodge — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC1D5FT
by Ladybug Kids
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Denali National Park, Alaska
N 63° 44.533′ W 148° 53.640′

“The Last Frontier”, “The 49th State”, “The Land of the Midnight Sun”…

Denali — Athabascan for the “The Great One”

Alaska is called all these things, especially in the summer when the sun may not set. This is the best time of year to go visit Denali National Park, where your chances of viewing North America’s highest peak are stronger.

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Reloj Solar Quitsato [Solar Clock Quitsto] — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC56FKX
by wen-go
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Cayambe, Ecuador
N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′

N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′ —

Aptly named, Ecuador straddles the equator where the southern and northern hemispheres meet. Exactly at latitude N 00° 00.000′, the Quitsato Sundial was the first monument of the Equator in the history of the Republic of Ecuador.

The location features a 54 meter diameter platform  embellished with a mosaic of  river stones. The different shades of rock create an eight-pointed star, also known as a  compass rose that indicates solstices and equinoxes.

At the center of the platform stands a giant 10-meter high sundial that can be used to tell time. This platform is also used to explain the albedo effect when the darker stones create higher temperatures from the absorption of sunlight. The cache takes you to a viewpoint to relax and absorb all this celestial knowledge.

 

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