3 Comments

“As North As It Gets” GC5803 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 25th, 2010

A local resident near GC5803

Just in time for the beginning of the best weather to travel north, is our Geocache of the Week GC5803.  The geocache titled, “As North As It Gets!” takes you up to N. 82 degrees.

Besides the wolf above, cachers who’ve logged GC5803 say you’ll also be walking among foxes, lemmings and even polar bears.  The cache is just outside what’s reported to be the northernmost permanently inhabited place on earth: Alert, Canada. The Canadian Air Force staffs a station there. Temperatures in Alert average about -30 degrees Celsius most of the year.

Geocacher finding GC5803. At last report, the cache thankfully contained gloves and hand warmers.

Now is the perfect opportunity to plan your northern caching adventure.  July is typically the warmest month.  The snow melts to reveal a rocky terrain of jagged shale.  Temperatures average a scorching six degrees Celsius (42 Fahrenheit).  You could be among the nearly two dozen geocachers to earn a smiley for logging this cache and take away memories of a rarely visited northern landscape.

View from near the GC5803

What to explore more geocaching adventures? Take a look at all the Geocaches of the Week here.

3 Comments

“The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK June 3rd, 2010

This Earthcache takes you on an exploration of one of the geological wonders of Ireland.  “The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX challenges geocachers to find an unusual feature  at a specific latitude and longitude, identify it and discover its “name.”

Child playing on rock formations

To verify your find send an email to the cache owner.  You’ll find photos like this one above on the Geocache Details page as well. Geocachers who’ve logged the find say it’s one of the places you have to see in your lifetime. Explore other Geocaches of the Week here.

Giant's Causeway
1 Comment

“Pirate Pete’s Plunder” GC172TB – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK May 27th 2010

Pirate Pete’s Plunder GC172TB was named Cache of the Month by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association. It’s our Geocache of the Week.  The puzzle cache captures the imagination of children and families with a compelling and fun story about tracking down pirate’s treasure.

This week’s geocache was chosen from entries submitted via Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter and submit your favorite cache for consideration as Geocache of the Week.