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EarthCaches I wish I could visit

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Sometimes I see EarthCache pages in distant places that appeal to me. Some of them are simply amazingly beautiful places I'd love to see, some of them have intriguing geologic features. I may eventually get to some of them, but there isn't enough time in life to see everything ~ that's one reason I love it when people post photos at the sites; at least I can visit vicariously.

 

I'll readily admit that some of them have interesting rocks or minerals I'd love to see up close, even get a sample of if that is permitted.

 

One example for me is the White Cliffs of Dover. There are a couple of EarthCaches there. GC1Z31Gand GC12FDJ Someone was there just today, and I wish it had been me! This is one of those spots that I think are beautiful, and I'd love samples of the chalk as well.

 

Anyone else want to use this thread to show a place you'd like to see?

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There's more on Chalk cliffs all around northern Europe. The most famous location is this here: coord.info/GC1QN2C as it is the type section for the K/T boundary: the thin layer of iridium deposits that was caused by a meteorite impact somewhere on Yucatan (discovery near Chicxulub, unfortunately no EC there) that supposedly killed the dinosaurs. Also famous for chalk: Etretat in France http://coord.info/GC2EM1N or northern Germany http://coord.info/GC1PN3N and more locations in Poland. This whole big area was one shallow warm ocean in the late Cretaceous and great while cliffs can be found all around. Yes, I did work with the Chalk for almost four years, and it did get a bit boring in the end :anibad:

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I am sure there are some more exotic earthcathes I would like to visit but for right now I am try to plan a earthcache trip through Yellowstone NP / Grand Teton NP.

It doesn't have the highest concentration of earthcaches around but it does have quite a few.

 

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Wow! That's neat! Shame it's so far away. But do look at Lisbon and surrounding areas on the caching map :)

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I have done a bunch in Yellowstone. It is a big place. Make sure you allow enough time. There are also many nice Virtuals. If you are coming in from the Hwy 287 then GC115DH is nice as is the museum dedicated to the same incident.

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I am sure there are some more exotic earthcathes I would like to visit but for right now I am try to plan a earthcache trip through Yellowstone NP / Grand Teton NP.

It doesn't have the highest concentration of earthcaches around but it does have quite a few.

 

 

My sister and her husband work in Yellowstone, so I spent 4 days last year running around the park logging caches. I got about 4/5 of them and had a blast doing it. I also think I drove over 300 miles in the park in that time. I ended up getting almost 50 Earthcaches on the road trip across South Dakota, Wyoming, and part of Montana.

 

Next time I hope to get down to Grand Teton NP.

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I have a lot of earthcaches I'd like to visit, some of them being;

 

GC2ERV1

GC2JWK8

GC1Y2RV

GCPCPX

 

There's so many others that look really cool as well. :D

I've looked at Giant's Causeway before. I agree that one seems like a neat place to visit.

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Any suggestions for cool EarthCaches in SE Asia? Maybe that makes our summer vacation decision easier :P

 

The Door to Hell (http://coord.info/GC23HNZ) would be really great to visit, but Turkeminstan is not my favourite beach destination :grin:

 

Mrs. Terratin

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Philippines - don't have the GC number - but there is the Island in a lake on an Island in a Lake cache :)

 

Has to be a favourite!

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Philippines - don't have the GC number - but there is the Island in a lake on an Island in a Lake cache :)

 

Has to be a favourite!

 

GC1GJ6N. Yeah, that one does look like a pretty cool place to visit.

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I have a lot of earthcaches I'd like to visit, some of them being;

 

GC2ERV1

GC2JWK8

GC1Y2RV

GCPCPX

 

There's so many others that look really cool as well. :D

I've looked at Giant's Causeway before. I agree that one seems like a neat place to visit.

I talked some relatives into going for the Giant's Causeway. A bit our o their way... But they loved it!

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I have a lot of earthcaches I'd like to visit, some of them being;

 

GC2ERV1

GC2JWK8

GC1Y2RV

GCPCPX

 

There's so many others that look really cool as well. :D

 

I've been to the location of the first one (Queen's Bath, in Hawaii) but that was before geocaching existed.

 

One of the Earthcaches I'd like to visit is GC1NH9N

 

That is an earth cache Kenya called Great Rift Valley. One of the reasons I'd like to do it is that also like to find GC53, which is a called "Rift Valley" considered to be the first Virtual cache. The last two "finds" were from people that got close and the CO allowed the found it log. It looks like the last legitimate find was in 2011. I'm probably going to be going back to Africa and there's a slim chance I may spend some time in Kenya so getting GC53 off my bucket list is a possibility.

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While I would love to back to some of the areas I have visited before earthcaches were developed there (places like the volcano flows on the Big Island in Hawaii or Machu Picchu), I have been trying to convince my wife that we should visit Easter Island (with a few different earthcaches). It remains to be seen how much money we have for travel after a daughter gets married.

 

Closer to home is Pahoa Island, on Mono Lake on the Eastern Side if the Sierras in California. We have done some amazing earthcaches around the shores of the lake that should not be missed. This one is on an island in the middle that also has ruins from an attempt to build a resort. Other than timing the trip to when the lake can be visited, the trick is to reach the island and be off the water one way or the other by noon. At that time winds pick up, sometimes with hurricane force gusts that can capsize a kayak. People have drowned. My wife was with me until I told her that. And somehow she is not enthusiastic about camping out there with the flies. Given our current plans, I probably have another year to figure out the family dynamics. We'll see. It seems like a fun adventure to me.

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Very interesting indeed.

I don't know if the Dover Cliffs were the haunts of Mary Anning (1799-1847)-- the "Mother of paleontology" , but that area sure is rich with possibilities of EarthCaches and history.

Hello, I was reading this thread and was really pleased to find I know the answer to this!

Mary Anning is from Lyme Regis in Dorset, England (United Kingdom). She was taught fossil hunting by her father and she was a very sickly child. Her dog was killed in a shale slip. The coastal region she is from is known as The Jurassic Coast. It's very jagged rock and there are fossils lying around on the beaches.

GC2PDQA is the local earth cache.

:).

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Great! Fossil hunting is way to connect with the past. There's something mysterious about holding a million year old creature. I just remember about the recent situation of Erik Prokopi, who smuggled dinosaur skeletons and sold them, is one of the more notable situations of fossil smuggling. Believe it or not, there is a thriving illegally for dinosaur bones.

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Any suggestions for cool EarthCaches in SE Asia? Maybe that makes our summer vacation decision easier :P

 

The Door to Hell (http://coord.info/GC23HNZ) would be really great to visit, but Turkeminstan is not my favourite beach destination :grin:

 

Mrs. Terratin

 

I've been to this one!

Turkmenistan does have some nice beaches on the Caspian sea.

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