+cincol Posted June 17, 2008 Share Posted June 17, 2008 For those who have a hankering to look at stones and other related things - as opposed to looking for tupperware hidden UNDER the rocks - Earthcaches offer a different perspective to our wonderful sport of geocaching. For me it allows one to see things around us - sometimes very close to where we live - in a different light. Am I a geological nut? Not at all, but I do enjoy natural history and geography in general. Some Earthcaches can get very "technical", but generally are very informative. This all depends on the descriptions and explanations given by the owner. That said, I see that Carbon Hunter now has 19 Earthcaches [14 in South Africa out of a total of 20] to his credit! Well done and keep it up. Judging by the comments logged by cachers that have visited them they are being enjoyed. Certainly makes one look at Johannesburg from a slightly different angle! As a student studying geology [amongst others] at Wits in the early 70's and a career in the mining industry afterwards I have visited most of the sights that you have highlighted. I have many old 35mm slides of the "local" geological features that I used to show my students too. [i wonder how they could be converted to digital photos?] I certainly look forward to re-visiting many of these sites to record some "finds" in the future. I have a few of my own Earthcaches as well, but only 1 in South Africa [GC18GG9]. What is nice about them is that they are 100% maintenance free! Whoopee! You can place them anywhere in the world and don't need a fellow cacher to maintain the tupperware or replace logbooks for you! For those who have never logged an Earthcache yet - go for it - you will enjoy seeing things a little differently. Further information is available at http://www.earthcache.org Quote Link to comment
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