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Even though we're not supposed to, we all have favorites. Tell us about your favorite Earthcache hide: It might not be the one with the most favorite points, or in the most famous location... it might not be your most visited.

What's your favorite Earthcache hide you have? Brag about it. For some it might be finally tying together a cool piece of geology with a great write up, for someone else it might be finding a sweet location and for others it might be the arduous journey you had to go through to get it approved!

 

I love reading about geology and Earthcaches - I may even add one of yours to my bucket list!

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I like all of my earthcaches for different reasons, but two of mine that I will highlight here:

1) Re-routing a River https://coord.info/GC7KDEY  It was only after living nearby for several years before I realized all of what had taken place. Not just the re-routing of the river, but all of the consequences that have gone along with that. That earthcache does not get found very often, but those who do find it, enjoy it.

2) Striking it Rich https://coord.info/GC7V56M  This earthcache was the first earthcache (as far as I can tell) approved at Voyageurs National Park. From first contact, to final approval, I really enjoyed working with the rangers at Voyageurs to get this cache placed. I'm hopeful that in the future, more cachers will place earthcaches at Voyageurs. Also, someone created an earthcache based off of mine, just west of there. So it was cool to have someone follow my lead.

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On 4/7/2021 at 5:57 PM, hzoi said:

Well, I wasn't going to brag about it, but you asked. I was pretty flattered to get picked for the Geocache of the Week last month for our earthcache at Echo Amphitheater.

 

That's awesome! Congratulations!

 

On 3/26/2021 at 5:40 PM, sgerbs said:

I like all of my earthcaches for different reasons, but two of mine that I will highlight here:

1) Re-routing a River https://coord.info/GC7KDEY  It was only after living nearby for several years before I realized all of what had taken place. Not just the re-routing of the river, but all of the consequences that have gone along with that. That earthcache does not get found very often, but those who do find it, enjoy it.

2) Striking it Rich https://coord.info/GC7V56M  This earthcache was the first earthcache (as far as I can tell) approved at Voyageurs National Park. From first contact, to final approval, I really enjoyed working with the rangers at Voyageurs to get this cache placed. I'm hopeful that in the future, more cachers will place earthcaches at Voyageurs. Also, someone created an earthcache based off of mine, just west of there. So it was cool to have someone follow my lead.

 

Wow; your cache in Voyageurs looks amazing! Definitely going on my bucket list of caches!

 

 

As for me the one I'm probably most proud of is one of my least found and in an unassuming location: https://coord.info/GC81E9D Isostatic Rebound is something that's usually pretty difficult to see and as such very difficult to make a cache out of. I was fortunate to find a pretty great spot for it in Juneau. The cache page was also really fun to write up!

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Probably this one here: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5R7BJ

it's just a fantastic little outcrop with so much to see that really, really needed an EC. I still think it's a bit too difficult (maybe I should up D), but change of depositional environment is not easy. Oops, I just see that an image is missing! Need to fix that. Good that I looked.

 

And my favourite find is this one, just for the location and not for the quality of the listing: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC685VY_baatara-pit-cave-three-bridges-chasm

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On 4/28/2021 at 6:34 AM, terratin said:

Probably this one here: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5R7BJ

it's just a fantastic little outcrop with so much to see that really, really needed an EC. I still think it's a bit too difficult (maybe I should up D), but change of depositional environment is not easy.


Sometimes I find that the best Earthcaches are in unassuming places that just teach me something new or causes me to put a lesson to the test. 

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At first I just wanted one published to diversify my stats.  I didn't realize then that it would awaken a geology lover in me, or that I would love the research of making them. Each one of my Earthcache creations has its own backstory which makes it special to me.

 

Did a particular location just fall in my lap? Did I have to go deep into research to even understand it? Was it a long grind getting landowner permission?

 

That being said my favorite that I have done was the Indian River Inlet in Delaware.

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On 10/19/2021 at 5:27 AM, Awesnap said:

At first I just wanted one published to diversify my stats.  I didn't realize then that it would awaken a geology lover in me, or that I would love the research of making them. Each one of my Earthcache creations has its own backstory which makes it special to me.

 

Did a particular location just fall in my lap? Did I have to go deep into research to even understand it? Was it a long grind getting landowner permission?

 

That being said my favorite that I have done was the Indian River Inlet in Delaware.

 

I wanted to also give you a public thank you for letting me adopt and use one of your write ups to publish an EC up in Pennsylvania!

 

I had a great time grabbing several of your ECs on the East Coast while I was on my 10 week visit to Maryland earlier this year!

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On 10/22/2021 at 11:34 AM, STNolan said:

 

I wanted to also give you a public thank you for letting me adopt and use one of your write ups to publish an EC up in Pennsylvania!

 

I had a great time grabbing several of your ECs on the East Coast while I was on my 10 week visit to Maryland earlier this year!

You're welcome.

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After nearly a year, I just spotted this thread.  My favorite is the first one I got published. "Crack in the Ground" GC31WJJ. It is in the Oregon Outback and does not get many visits. To get the answers, you must go into the crack. There is no GPS signal there so I tell you how many steps you have to go to get to the answer spot.

 

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Most of my ECs came about when I spotted some geological curiosity while hiking around.  When I got home, I would read up on what I had seen, and, if I thought others might be interested, I tried to turn it into an EC.

The one that I personally found most fascinating was a joint system on an abandoned quarry floor.  https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC49VBX 

I learned a lot from that one, but I heard too many comments about how hard I made the requirements, so eventually archived it.

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It's taken me a while to reply to this one, but I'm finally chiming in with a response. 

My favorite EarthCache was one I developed with my husband on our team account: Concretion Collection, CG1B0Y9 in Meridian, MS. 

We found the location while on a caching vacation. There was a fairly challenging micro hidden in the area that we eventually found. I was amazed by the field of boulders there and wanted to know what they were and how they got there. When I got home, I did quite a bit of research and learned about the geology of the area and how that formed those boulders. Eventually a hit on a couple of small clues that led to learning how those huge rocks got where they are today. I spent a lot of time on that write up and was pleased with it. I thought it made a fairly complex set of occurrences easy enough to understand. 

Then too, I had to ask the owner of the micro if he minded that I place an EarthCache near his cache. That was suggested by the geoaware approver as a courtesy even though his cache didn't focus on the geological aspect of the area. He was happy to share the space --and also glad to know finally how those rocks got there! 

I was particularly pleased when it was added to the list of Top 10 EC's by Earthcache.org

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