Rocks of Hyderabad – Golconda — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC6CX04
by Tomazzo69
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
India
N 17° 22.989 E 078° 23.965′

Just a short distance from Hyderabad, the technical hub of Telangana, India, stands the fortress of Golconda. Started in 1143, it was built up by several dynasties through the centuries, protecting royalty and priceless jewels alike.

The fortress may be old, but it’s practically a spring chicken compared to the rocks on and from which it is built. And although breathtaking, we’re talking about an EarthCache, so it is the rocks themselves that are the real stars of our Geocache of the Week, Rocks of Hyderabad – Golconda.

The ruins of Golconda. Image by nykkole

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Santa Fe National Historic Trail GeoTour (GT34)

 

Giddy-up geocachers, a new journey awaits!

From 1821 to 1880, traders hauled manufactured goods from Missouri all the way to Santa Fe. There they traded these goods for silver coins, pelts, and mules. Known as the Santa Fe Trail, this trek spanned five states and nearly 900 miles (1,400 km) of challenging terrain—the early pioneers sure didn’t have it easy.

You too can walk the Santa Fe Trail—luckily for you, there are now paved roads, National Park Service historical markers, over 1000 Favorite points, and 73 geocaches to discover, and on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail GeoTour!

You’ll crow for joy when you find GC4YXVK, right in the middle of historical Santa Fe! Photo by Love

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Submit a Geocache of the Week!

 

Where has geocaching brought you?

Maybe to the tops of mountains or deep underwater. Maybe into the vibrancy of a new city, or on a peaceful stroll through a wooded glen. Maybe you found the most dastardly of puzzle caches, a nerdy themed cache, or simply a cache with the most breathtaking view you’ve ever seen.

Wherever your geocaching journey has led, and whatever amazing caches you’ve found, we want to know!

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Þingvellir – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC1Z45X
by MaMiFKa
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2
Location:
Iceland
N 64° 15.325′ W 021° 07.718′

I feel the earth move under my feet                                                                                           I feel the sky tumbling down

Though the sky tumbling down almost certainly spells impending doom, if you feel the earth move under your feet while geocaching, it might simply be a sign that you’re at ground zero for Þingvellir – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an EarthCache in Iceland, and our Geocache of the Week.

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Chile Geocaching llama

Geocaching country souvenir: Chile

Chile Geocaching country souvenir
Chile Geocaching country souvenir

Stretched along the western edge of South America lies Chile, a country spanning over 4,620 km (2647 mi) from north to south and taking the claim of the longest country in the world. Here are some other spicy facts about Chile:

  • Chile is the location of the driest place on Earth. Some parts of the Atacama desert have never received a single drop of rain, and the desert is quite possibly the oldest on Earth—it’s been around for about three million years!
  • Chile is one of the only countries whose government funds UFO research. It’s also one of the best places in the southern hemisphere for astronomers since northern Chile can have over 300 cloudless nights a year.
  • Chile also has amazing biodiversity. Native animals range from penguins to flamingos, and from pumas to chinchillas. It’s also home to the world’s smallest deer, the pudú, which weighs in at a tiny 6.4 to 13.4 kg (14 to 30 lbs).

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