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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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15 geocaches. 15 countries. 22 hours and 25 minutes. Geotrip ’17.

What is Geotrip’17?

In 2011, a group of geocachers from the Netherlands set a geocaching record when they found 15 geocaches in 15 countries within 24 hours. Six years later, a group of Finnish geocachers were up to the challenge to break this record. Harjus, Rimaju, Weellu and Wesbridge embarked on Geotrip ‘17 on April 15, 2017 from the Netherlands just a second past midnight. They reached their final destination in Poland at 10:25 pm the same day 22 hours and 25 minutes later, setting the new record!

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Interview with NTM-27 AKA @creativecache

What do a Rubik’s cube, a typewriter, a heron, and a fishing pole all have in common? They are all things that cache owner NTM-27 has used to create a cache!

 

 

Nynke (NTM-27) is a 22 year old geocacher who combines her passions for geocaching and photography into her inspirational Instagram account, @creativecache. We reached out to learn more about her and how she draws inspiration for creative hides.

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TEATRO ROMANO / ROMAN THEATRE — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC50W5J
by Adolficus
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Mérida, Spain
N 38° 54.909′ W 006° 20.338′
Tragedy!

Travel back to the year 15 BC and the splendor of the Roman Empire for this Geocache of the Week. The Roman Theatre of Mérida, Spain, is Europe’s best conserved original stage for theatrical performances and continues the tradition through the annual Mérida Classical Theatre Festival.

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain, and find the “cutting-edge” cache container nearby.

Cache owner Adolficus encourages visitors to reenact a tragic play and share photos on logs for others to enjoy.
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