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Geocaching Bucket List: Amazing Views Edition

Bucket List Geocaches: Amazing Views Edition
Bucket List Geocaches: Amazing Views Edition

Any serious geocacher probably has a list of geocaches they wish to find before they “kick the bucket”, so to speak. We’ll be doing an intermittent series dedicated to bucket list geocaches, and the first theme is, “Amazing Views.” We hope this blog post takes your breath away! 

 

1. GC1FPN1 – München-Venedig / Munich-Venice / Monaco-Venezia
Multi-Cache in Bayern, Germany
D2/T4
What has 28 legs, spans 3 countries, and covers 560 kilometers (65,000 feet) of altitude? Why, this amazing Multi-Cache of course! Make sure to set aside at least 2-4 days to complete this life-changing journey from Munich, Germany to Venice, Italy.

On the way to the top
On the way to the top

 

Lush valleys
Lush valleys

 

Beauty beyond belief
Beautiful beyond belief

 

Made it to the top!
Takin’ it to the top!

 

2. GC282A – Petra
Traditional in Jordan
D2.5/T3.5
Channel your inner Indiana Jones and visit Jordan’s first geocache in the ancient city of Petra. Petra was named one of the New7Wonders of the World in 2007, and was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 28 Places to See Before You Die. That means it’s officially on someone else’s bucket list, too.

Approaching the geocache
Approaching the geocache

 

Mmmm... peanut butter anyone?
Mmmm… peanut butter anyone?

 

Along the route
Along the route

 

The famous city of Petra
The famous city of Petra

 

 

3. GCVTH7 – Chimney Top Cache
Traditional in West Virginia, USA
D4/T4.5
The North Fork Mountain Trail offers a plethora of breathtaking views. According to the cache page, “If this trail is the best for scenery in the state (I think it is), then Chimney Top would be the golden crown upon this king of trails.” Gorgeous.

You want me to climb that?!
You want me to climb that?!

 

Breathtaking
Breathtaking

 

Wow!
Wow!

 

In summer or winter
Hikeable in summer and winter

 

4. GC3QR3J – Arctic Circle Trail (K –> S)
Multi-Cache in Greenland
D5/T5
Only found 11 times due to the remote location and D5/T5 rating, this unique Multi-Cache is worth the effort. There are several adorable huts along the way to seek shelter, but make sure to pack in your own food and beverages since there are no stores along the route.

Camping along the way
Camping along the way

 

A slight upgrade the next night
A slight upgrade in lodging the next night

 

It's so quiet above the valley
It’s so quiet above the valley

 

Stunning sunsets
Stunning sunsets

 

Time to grab those hiking boots out of storage and get packin’! Special thanks to acadicus, eigengott, and Keystone for their wonderful contributions to this list.

Are there any amazing views you’ve visited while geocaching that you would add to this list? What about other “Bucket List” themes or geocaches you’d like to see featured? Tell us in the comments below!

What is Geocaching?

 

 

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Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community!

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in over 185 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now.

 

Geocaching started in early 2000. When the website launched, only 75 geocaches had been hidden. Today, there are nearly 3 million geocaches and over 10 million registered geocachers playing the game. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and difficulties and are hidden in both rural and urban settings.

Geocaching offers something for everyone, from families with children to retirees. Some geocachers play the game to see how many total “finds” they can get, while others play to see how many new states or countries they can visit. Geocaching is a great way to find remarkable destinations that you would not have otherwise discovered. It is also an excellent education tool and an excuse to get off the couch.

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Go play. To get started, create a free basic account and use Geocaching.com or the free Geocaching app to search for geocaches near your location. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, the Geocaching app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox.

Once you find a geocache, open it up and sign the logbook. You may discover some trade or SWAG items (small toys, keychains, trinkets) inside the geocache. The general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value. Then, place the container back exactly how you found it and share your experience online with the rest of the geocaching community. 

Connect. You can learn more about geocaching through the Geocaching BlogThe Geocaching Channel on YouTube, or the Geocaching Help CenterEducators can share ideas and lesson plans in the Geocaching.com Forum section for education. You can also connect with the geocaching community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.

Happy hunting!

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