520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6ZR1H
by Bounce,bounce
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Bellevue, WA
N 47° 37.734′ W 122° 08.874′

There are two things that are beloved by many geocachers: gadget caches and trackable hotels. So what’s even better? A gadget cache that’s also a trackable hotel! If you are a connoisseur of well-designed caches then our Geocache of the Week is a great fit for you.

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Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5BMM0
by ATA ORU
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Sardegna, Italy
N 41° 14.705 E 009° 08.635
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

As we round out the last week of Planetary Pursuit, we focus our telescope on one more galactic-themed cache — Moon Tower (GC5BMM0). Located on the northernmost tip of Sardinia, Italy, this Traditional Cache is remote, captivating, and totally rocks! Continue reading →

Sky House – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCT7AZ
by Stephen & Ken Wiens
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
5
Location:
Alberta, Canada
N 51° 18.761 W 115° 14.573

Often geocaching is done by driving in your car to the cache closest to your location. But sometimes you have to do some preparation, research, and gather the right equipment. Our Geocache of the Week falls into the latter category.

Sky House is reached by undertaking a twelve pitch ice climb on the famous House of Sky Climb located in the Ghost River Wilderness Area in Alberta, Canada. While it is possible to hike to the cache during the summer, it is not recommended, as the trail is poorly marked and it is very easy to get lost. The best time to approach it is during the winter.

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Geocache of the Week — Symbol of Miyajima

Symbol of Miyajima — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC35HCN
by MTSK
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hiroshima, Japan
N 34° 17.843 E 132° 19.141
The great Torii gate and a little friend
The great Torii gate and a little friend

This Geocache of the Week is located on Itsukushima Island, popularly known as Miyajima, which translates to “Shrine Island” in Japanese.

The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious sika deer. From there you can get a beautiful view of the great Torii gate while logging the cache.

At high tide, the shrine appears to float on water and you can boat under/through the great Torii. And at low tide, you can walk right up to the gate. Here’s a great link with tides tables, weather reports, cherry blossoms forecast, and even an autumn leaf viewing information for the area if you are serious about logging this cache. Continue reading →

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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