Ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world


Are you getting ready for International EarthCache Day 2018?


Log any EarthCache on Saturday, October 13 or Sunday, October 14, and earn the International EarthCache Day 2018 digital souvenir. EarthCaches bring you to unique locations and teach fascinating geological lessons about Planet Earth.

Need some inspiration? Here are ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world.

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Geysir (powerful hot spring) – Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC1G4XZ
by Biggi_H
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Iceland
N 64° 18.746′ W 020° 18.042′

Iceland has set itself apart as a highly sought-after destination for EarthCache connoisseurs. One might say the overall beauty of the island, with its many geological marvels, makes it one big EarthCache. The most favorited EarthCache in Iceland makes for a spectacular sight, being an explosive choice for Geocache of the Week.

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Episode 13: EarthCaches

Mima Mounds is one of the subjects Cathy Hornback touches on in this episode of Inside Geocaching HQ.

In this episode, we catch up with Cathy Hornback, Geocaching HQ’s resident expert on EarthCaching. She has some great tips for creating a solid EarthCache, and also shares some history about how this cache type was first created.

You can listen to the episode via this page, or on iTunes or Google Play. If you use an aggregator to subscribe to podcasts, you can access the RSS feed here.

A full transcript is available here.

Ultramafic Magnificence – Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC2Q4TQ
by Tim+Jed
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
5
Location:
New Zealand
S 44° 33.235′ E 168° 12.560′

EarthCaches are a special type of geocache. They are not physical containers, they are geological locations where people learn about how our planet is shaped by geological processes and how we manage Earth’s resources. You can find them in many places — one might be at an easily accessible lake or a ravine in a forest near you. But then there are EarthCaches like our Geocache of the Week which is so remote that it took almost six years for someone to claim the FTF.

FTF marks the spot
FTF marks the spot

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Two Oceans — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC1BJ4E
by vels
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
2
Location:
Denmark
N 57° 44.696′ E 010° 39.228′

Another year has gone by, and our planet has done another rotation around the sun. Thus it’s only fitting that the final Geocache of the Week of 2017 is an EarthCache where two things come together.

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