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Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure — Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC10A3T
by lacruz18
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
5
Location:
Islas Canarias, Spain
N 28° 18.089′ W 016° 50.411′
The Masca Gorge is a Nature Conservation Zone

Some Multi-Caches are quick grabs that you can find during your lunch break, while others are much more labor intensive, taking you through multiple neighborhoods, around winding forests, or even requiring a drive to a different city. This T5 Multi-Cache, located in Spain’s Canary Islands, will send you on a three-hour long trek through a basaltic ravine to an isolated beach.

The journey begins in Masca, a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. Home to only 90 inhabitants, the village is situated 650 meters (2130 feet) above sea level in the Macizo de Teno mountains.

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Östanbyn — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC2ZWXF
by Forsbom
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Dalarna, Sweden
N 60° 10.155′ E 016° 13.829′

For some, home away from home is being in the great outdoors en route to a cache. On a popular bike route in central Sweden there is a cache that made many geocachers feel at home because they are literally in a home once they arrive at the cache. 275 of them to be precise. That’s how many geocachers have logged a smiley at Östanbyn — and of them over 70% awarded this cache a Favorite point.

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From inside one of the passenger cars
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Ring of Fire — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCJYHZ
by ironman114
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Washington State, USA
N 47° 19.785 W 123° 38.595

MINUTE by MINUTE… MILE by MILE… The RING OF FIRE closed… on INNOCENT and GUILTY alike!

Ring of Fire movie poster
Ring of Fire movie poster

That’s the tagline for the 1961 Hollywood film titled Ring of Fire. The movie follows a small-town sheriff in Oregon who arrests a trio of robbers (two men and one woman). The tables turn, the robbers take the sheriff hostage, a forest fire rages out of control, and calamity ensues.

In the final scene, a burning railroad trestle collapses during an attempted crossing (forward to 14:00 for the “good part”). Although most of the movie takes place and was filmed in Oregon, this key scene was filmed along the Wynoochee River, in Washington State. The bridge and trestle were blown up, sending two passenger cars and a 60-ton steam engine to crash and burn in the river below.

The gorge was deemed too deep and the train too heavy to remove, so the passenger cars were cut in two and moved to the river’s edge. Almost 60 years later the wreckage remains, making this already beautiful hike even more epic. The movie may be a trainwreck, but this epic T5 geocache is definitely worth the effort! 

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NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC1GZ8H
by .:[B@n]:.
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
5
Location:
Luxembourg
N 49° 29.329′ E 005° 58.308′

Have you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.

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The view of Pirates Bay

Pirates Bay – Corfu — Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC1X5VF
by MadMax06
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Corfu, Greece
39.722333, 19.660312

Corfu Island is located in the Ionian Sea on the northwest coast of Greece. This stunning area is known for its rugged coastline, remote beaches, idyllic villages, Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses, and Greek temples. It’s also known for a prized Multi-Cache.

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