Namib Desert, Namibia GC14W63

11 stunning EarthCaches and how to find them

Namib Desert, Namibia GC14W63
Namib Desert, Namibia GC14W63

EarthCaching is the magical combination of geocaching and geological discovery.

EarthCaches are meant to teach geocachers about particular (and typically jaw-dropping) geological features. EarthCaches do not contain physical containers like most geocaches. They do, however, carry a piece of geological history that can date back millions and millions of years… which is certainly a treasure of sorts.

How to Find an EarthCache

  • Using Advanced Search you can customize your geocache search. Click on “Add Filters” to see advanced search options. Under “Geocache Types”, select EarthCache only.
  • Premium Members can now search for EarthCaches using the Geocaching® app.
  • Navigate to the posted coordinates of the EarthCache site. Bring a camera (most EarthCaches encourage selfies).
  • Once at the EarthCache site, take in the scenery, the geological marvels or oddities, and read the cache description. The cache owner will likely ask you to answer some questions about the site. You can use the Message Center on Geocaching.com or in the free Geocaching app to send answers to the required questions.

Now that you know how to find an EarthCache, check out these 11 stunning EarthCache locations to add to your geocaching bucket list. And remember: between July 31 and September 2, you can earn one of the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 souvenirs for finding an EarthCache or attending a CITO event.

 1. GC111XM in Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey GC111XM
Pamukkale, Turkey GC111XM

 

2. GC20010 at Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal, Russia GC20010
Lake Baikal, Russia GC20010

 

3. GC14W63 in Namib Desert, Namibia

Namib Desert, Namibia GC14W63
Namib Desert, Namibia GC14W63

 

4.  GC25643 at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Bláa lónið - Blue lagoon - Blaue Lagunem, Iceland GC25643
Bláa lónið – Blue lagoon – Blaue Lagunem, Iceland GC25643

 

5. GC11A56 at Jellyfish Lake, Ongeim’l Tketau, in Palau

Jellyfish Lake - Ongeim'l Tketau, Palau GC11A56
Jellyfish Lake – Ongeim’l Tketau, Palau GC11A56

 

6. GC2PFGZ at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Fallas do Iguaçu / IGUAZU Fault, Argentina GC2PFGZ
Fallas do Iguaçu / IGUAZU Fault, Argentina GC2PFGZ

 

7. GC4CNMG in Western Australia

Kooling off in Karijini, Australia GC4CNMG
Kooling off in Karijini, Australia GC4CNMG

 

8. GC13D90 near Monsanto, Portugal

Cruziana [Penha Garcia], Portugal GC13D90
Cruziana [Penha Garcia], Portugal GC13D90

9. GCPCPX in Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway Earthcache, Ireland GCPCPX
The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache, Ireland GCPCPX

 

10. GC23HNZ near Darvaza, Turkmenistan

The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan, GC23HNZ
The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan, GC23HNZ

 

11. GC1JY47 at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming

Rainbow's End: Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, GC1JY47
Rainbow’s End: Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, GC1JY47

 

What EarthCaches are on your bucket list?

 

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Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – The Photo Album

Geocachers celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching by embarking on a grand #Geocaching15 adventure over the Alps

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Last week we reported on three geocachers – Alexander Monsky (Berufsgeocacher), Tim Krüger (psycho_vm) and Benjamin Gorentschitz (MudMen_GER) – and their plans to cross the Alps on foot. Read the full article here.

After almost seven days and many miles they send us some of the highlights of their trip fixed on film. Enjoy their #Geocaching15 #GCTransAlps photo album below!

Hoch hinaus fürs Geocaching – Ein Fotoalbum

Geocacher feiern 15 Jahre Geocaching mit einer abenteuerlichen Alpenüberquerung

Letzte Woche haben wir von drei Geocachern – Alexander Monsky (Berufsgeocacher), Tim Krüger (psycho_vm) und Benjamin Gorentschitz (MudMen_GER) berichtet, die vorhaben die Alpen zu Fuß zu bezwingen. Den vollständigen Artikel dazu kannst Du hier lesen.

Nach beinahe sieben Tagen und etlichen Kilometern möchten wir einige auf Fotos festgehaltene Highlights der bisherigen Wanderung mit Euch teilen. Schaut Euch hier das #Geocaching15 #GCTransAlps Fotoalbum an!

Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers

Geocachers celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching by embarking on a grand #Geocaching15 adventure over the Alps

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Twenty four hours ago, three hardcore geocachers started on the geocaching adventure of a lifetime. Combined Alexander Monsky (Berufsgeocacher), Tim Krüger (psycho_vm) and Benjamin Gorentschitz (MudMen_GER) from Germany have 14 years worth of geocaching experience under their belt. Benjamin (Benny) and partner Sandra write about their geocaching endeavors on the MudMen-GER blog.

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Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Hoch hinaus fürs Geocaching

Geocacher feiern 15 Jahre Geocaching mit einer abenteuerlichen Alpenüberquerung

Vor ungefähr 24 Stunden machten sich drei mutige Geocacher auf den Weg, ein spannendes Geocaching-Abenteuer zu erleben. Alexander Monsky (Berufsgeocacher), Tim Krüger (psycho_vm) und Benjamin Gorentschitz (MudMen_GER) können zusammengenommen eine Geocaching-Erfahrung von stolzen 14 Jahren aufweisen. Benjamin (Benny) und seine Partnerin Sandra erzählen von den spannendsten Geocaching-Erlebnissen auf ihrem Blog MudMen-GER.

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