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Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache during the weekend of International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson.

Feeling inspired to learn something new? Here are six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world:

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Soak it all in
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Geocaching a geothermal geocache (GC25643)—Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC25643
by goldohulk
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Iceland
N 63° 52.810 W 022° 26.976
Iceland's Blue Lagoon
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

No doubt if you plan to visit Iceland, you will probably plan to work a visit to the Blue Lagoon into your itinerary. With its otherworldly landscape, promoted benefits to your health, and mix of rugged rocks and modern architecture, it’s obvious to see why it’s the country’s top destination.

You don’t need to enter the spa to log this EarthCache. But if you do, know that the waters are rich in minerals, and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The temperature in the bathing and swimming areas of the lagoon are warm to quite steamy-hot. The Blue Lagoon also operates a research and development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water.

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A GPS and the EarthCache, Petra Al Khazneh

Petra Al Khazneh (GC1V4ZY) — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC1V4ZY
by TeamNulti2003
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Jordan
N 30° 19.350 E 035° 27.100

Petra, O Leeds, is the most wonderful place in the world, not for the sake of its ruins, which are quite a secondary affair, but for the colour of its rocks, all red and black and gray with streaks of green and blue, in little wriggly lines…and for the shape of its cliffs and crags and pinnacles, and for the wonderful gorge it has, always running deep in spring-water, full of oleanders, and ivy and ferns, and only just wide enough for a camel at a time, and a couple of miles long. But I have read hosts of the most beautifully written accounts of it, and they give one no idea of it at all…so you will never know what Petra is like, unless you come out here… Only be assured that till you have seen it you have not had the glimmering of an idea how beautiful a place can be.

T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia and visit Jordan’s first EarthCache 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.

 

Petra was once a thriving trading center from 400 B.C. to A.D. 100. But in the 1800s a traveler disguised in Bedouin attire rediscovered it and shared this hidden treasure with the world.

Several scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed in Petra. The movie’s fictional Canyon of the Crescent Moon was modeled on the eastern entrance to Petra, a 250-foot-high (76-meter-high) sandstone slot canyon known as the Siq that leads directly to Al Khazneh (the Treasury)—perhaps the most stunning of Petra’s dozens of breathtaking features.

Some logs from this amazing EarthCache say everything:

DerBär
The ancient city of Petra is definitely one of most impressive places we have ever seen. Of course we knew about the treasury beforehand but we didn’t expect that there was so much else to see. The awesome Siq, the colours of the rocks and all these huge buildings carved out of the sandstone – we often didn’t know where to look first. In the afternoon we walked up to the Monastery which was a fantastic hike with great views as well.

SpeedyGC
It is absolutely true. Nothing quite prepares you for Petra!
The sense of anticipation as you walk up the Siq to the Treasury builds and builds and it does not fail to disappoint. Simply breathtaking.
Have sore legs and feet from an exhausting day but it has been well worth it and looking forward to some more exploring around the site tomorrow.

Old Bet
No pictures I had seen nor words I had read were adequate preparation for Petra. What an incredibly special place.

Check out these amazing photos taken by geocachers and see for yourself!

Don’t forget that this Sunday, October 9th is International EarthCache Day. We’ll be unlocking EarthCaches in the Geocaching® app for members of all levels to enjoy. Will you be finding an EarthCache this weekend?

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La journée internationale des Earthcaches est le 9 octobre !

Le 9 octobre, vous pouvez obtenir un nouveau souvenir en apprenant plus sur la Terre (alias le terrain de jeu du géocaching). Tout ce qu’il y a à faire, c’est sortir et trouver une Earthcache lors de la journée internationale des Earthcaches !

Les Earthcaches n’ont pas de contenants physiques, mais elles vous conduisent vers des endroits uniques et vous apprennent des notions de géologie. Jetez un coup d’oeil à ces Earthcaches pour en apprendre plus.

Lors de la journée internationale des Earthcaches, ce type spécial de géocache sera accessible gratuitement pour tous les utilisateurs de l’appli Geocaching®.* L’appli rend les découvertes et les logs d’Earthcaches très faciles. Il suffit d’envoyer vos réponses au propriétaire de la géocache via le centre de messagerie !

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*Excepté les caches réservées aux membres Premium.

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Am 9. Oktober ist internationaler EarthCache-Tag.

Am 9. Oktober kannst Du ein Souvenir bekommen, wenn Du etwas über die Erde (alias Geocaching-Spielfeld) lernst. Du musst nur rausgehen und am internationalen EarthCache-Tag einen EarthCache finden.

EarthCaches haben keinen Behälter. Stattdessen bringen sie Dich an einen einzigartigen Ort und geben Dir eine Lektion in Geologie.
Schau Dir diese inspirierenden EarthCaches an, um mehr zu erfahren.

Am internationalen EarthCache-Tag wird dieser spezielle Geocache-Typ allen Benutzern der Geocaching®-App angezeigt.* Die App macht das Finden und Loggen von EarthCaches einfach. Schicke dem Owner Deine Antwort einfach über das Nachrichten-Center.

Hol Dir die Geocaching®-App.

* Ausgenommen Geocaches für Premium-Mitglieder.