Since 2002 geocachers in Washington, D.C. have explored the solar system on foot. “Solar Sailing” (GC908D), a Multi-Cache, transforms geocachers into interstellar explorers. RobAGD writes on the cache page: “This cache will walk you from our Sun to the furthermost reaches of our solar system. The walk is scaled so that everything is within scale of the real solar system.”
The solar system is so reduced in size the walk is less than half a mile through the Washington, D.C. Mall. Earning a smiley on this cache requires uncovering information from your scaled down journey through the solar system. You must email answers to the cache owner.
More than 1200 geocachers have logged a find on the Multi-Cache to date. “Solar Sailing” has earned 53 Favorite points, making it one of the top ten favorite caches in the U.S. capitol. Geocaching Favorites is a new feature on Geocaching.com.
Geocachers often use their log as a chance to thank the cache owner. One geocacher writes: “It’s nice to see that you can learn a bunch just walking the streets. Very nice walk, and it took us to a few other caches along the way which is always nice! TFTC.”