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What does your home geocaching territory look?

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Is it built up, is it rural, or somewhere in between? I find it interesting seeing views of the cities, towns or countryside where people live and geocache. It would be great to see panoramic views of your home territory where you live and geocache.

We can't travel at present, but we could share photographs and travel with those.

These are views of Canberra, my home territory, a city of about 400,000 people.

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I posted a photo in that other thread but this is from a vantage point higher up on top of the ridge in Brisbane Water National Park.

 

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Umina Beach is in the foreground, Ettalong in the middle distance and Bouddi National Park on the other side of the bay.

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Considering that we're on the Front Range here, and cache both east and west, there's no easy answer to your question.  A short ride will generate changes of thousands of feet in elevation, and hence, a very different look depending upon which way you go.  Half an hour either way will take you into the mountains or out into some pretty boring looking prairie land.  Here's a pic of the 'Flatirons' from one spot in the county, and it just goes up (or down) from there.

 

 

 

 

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This is my "home territory" both in the sense that it's the view from a vista point that I hike to often, and my "home territory" in that it's the view of the city and neighborhood I live in (and surrounding cities and neighborhoods).

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1 hour ago, ecanderson said:

Considering that we're on the Front Range here, and cache both east and west, there's no easy answer to your question.  A short ride will generate changes of thousands of feet in elevation, and hence, a very different look depending upon which way you go.  Half an hour either way will take you into the mountains or out into some pretty boring looking prairie land.  Here's a pic of the 'Flatirons' from one spot in the county, and it just goes up (or down) from there.

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful photograph. Do you live in that town on the left?

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Not my picture from this virtual about 3 miles from downtown Indianapolis.  It's in a national cemetery.  Indianapolis is mostly flat so this is probably one of the few higher points that provides much of a view, unless you're willing to climb a tree.  On the far right in the distance is Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts, an American football team, as well as the current home field of our minor league football (soccer) team, the Indy Eleven.

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7 hours ago, Goldenwattle said:

Beautiful photograph. Do you live in that town on the left?

About 5 miles away, I guess what would be back to the left over your shoulder as you view from there.  That's Boulder, CO, sometimes known as the "People's Republic of Boulder".

 

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10 hours ago, JustFindingOurWay said:

25 miles to Phoenix, Arizona but my preference is to head the other direction, wandering the desert. 

 

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I loved my time caching in AZ, specifically Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and a short time in the ENE area of Phoenix.

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Cornell university (where I work) is bottom right, the town of Ithaca to the left, and Cayuga Lake.  Seneca Lake is about 25 miles to the left and other Finger Lakes as well.  In between the lakes is mostly farm country.  This is where I live, not necessarily where I cache.

 

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The view from a local park, lots of hiking trails, earthcaches, traditionals, puzzles, and one 8 stage 8 mile hike multi that I have yet to conquer!  My home is somewhere in the middle of the photo, and that's Mt. Diablo in the background, another great hiking opportunity with many trails and caches to find!

 

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I would post a photo if I had one;). It's very hard to capture our town considering the highest elevation around here is about 20ft. B).

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This is what the area where our "vacation house" is located looks like.  It's in the western catskills of NY.  That green lawn in the middle left of the photo is my backyard.  There's a guard rail at the spot where I took this photo.  There's a cache with a view of the river about a mile upstream from this spot and another about 3/4 of a mile downstream.  The next closest cache is 5 miles away.

 

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An uncommon view of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Looking down the Allegheny River toward the city from the heights at Etna.  The skyline is just visible through the clouds.  This shot was from an approach to a cache hidden on a terraced cliff about 20 to 30 feet lower.

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Another view of urban caching in Pittsburgh...

 

 

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From one of the many bike trails right outside town...

 

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Wish I could post one, we move about every two years, so we don't have a "caching area." Since I started caching in 2012 I've lived (and cached in)

 

New London, CT

Seattle, WA

Newport, RI

Juneau, AK

Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

Sure we'll have a few more places under our belt before we settle down for good.

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I was in Canberra in November -- got the Virtual at the War Museum and one small magnetic one on the north side of town.  

Here's looking toward Mt Diablo, from the Berkeley Hills -- Gateway Valley in the foreground, then toward Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek



 

 

 

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5 hours ago, STNolan said:

Wish I could post one, we move about every two years, so we don't have a "caching area." Since I started caching in 2012 I've lived (and cached in)

 

New London, CT

Seattle, WA

Newport, RI

Juneau, AK

Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

Sure we'll have a few more places under our belt before we settle down for good.

As I child I move about a lot too. Home is where you live at the time, so show your home area. That's your territory, where your present house is.

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We have a lot of diversity in our area. We are in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in the middle of Washington State. We're considered a shrub-steppe, which is basically just above a desert. Most people think of Washington as being rainy, but that's the west side (and even that is not as rainy as a lot of other places in the U.S.). We only have to travel a short distance to be in the mountains. Since we are in the center of the state, we only have to travel around three hours in any direction to see pretty much any of it.

 

Here's a picture I took of our valley from a cache we were finding for our 18th Geo-anniversary a few days ago:

 

 

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It's varied a bit over the years. Currently, and when we started, it's Wiesbaden, Germany.  Below view is from the Neroberg, looking south over the city and the Rhein valley.  We used to have an apartment downtown, right around the church that is just to the right of center (twin black and white spires).  Before that, we lived someplace behind the black high rise toward the left.  Our place now is off the left edge a bit.

 

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(Not my photo, for the record, but it's a nice view.)

 

Other geocaching homes: Darmstadt, Germany; Charlottesville, Virginia; Montgomery, Alabama; Medicine Park, Oklahoma; El Paso, Texas; and Newport News, Virginia. 

 

Would have been Sierra Vista, Arizona, too, if I'd been smarter and started geocaching when I first heard about it.

 

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Boring old Bloomington, Minnesota, Home of the biggest mall in the world.

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This is where I'm from. The first is the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. The second picture is taken from one of my caches along a dusty dirt road, heading down to the valley below.

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On 4/26/2020 at 9:48 PM, STNolan said:

Wish I could post one, we move about every two years, so we don't have a "caching area." Since I started caching in 2012 I've lived (and cached in)

 

New London, CT

Seattle, WA

Newport, RI

Juneau, AK

Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

Sure we'll have a few more places under our belt before we settle down for good.

 

Ha! I've had home zones in the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Denmark, Qatar, Wales, Scotland and the Netherlands again. Quite honestly, my home zone tends to look very uncached though. I am just not that interested in city micros. And outside things don't look much better. I'm more interested in county challenges and the likes, pick one, then go for a walk there along some nice caches, or just do a 20km multi. Fortunately I still have some counties near my current home town with lockdown and all.

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