Planetary Geology on Earth: Echo Amphitheater — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC652YV
by hzoi
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
New Mexico, United States
N 36° 21.580′ W 106° 31.716′

Today’s featured EarthCache takes us to New Mexico and Mars, as part of the Planetary Geology on Earth Series. New Mexico’s “Land of Enchantment” moniker is well deserved for its breathtaking beauty on a grand scale. The area features stunning desert landscapes and impressive geological features like tall sandstone hoodoos, volcanic calderas, and lava plugs. Add to that bubbling hot springs, magnificent deep river gorges, the world-renowned Carlsbad Caverns full of spectacular formations and the largest cave room in North America, and you’re sure to feel enchanted too.   

Today we feature another fascinating EarthCache as our Geocache of the Week, Planetary Geology on Earth: Echo Amphitheater (GC652YV).

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Experience geology on Mars and other planets without leaving Earth

In early December as the Perseverance Rover reached the halfway point on its journey to Mars, we introduced a new twist to EarthCaching, Planetary Geology on Earth. These EarthCaches take visitors to geological features on Earth that also exist on other planets. Since then, EarthCaches in this series have been appearing all over the world!

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