Ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world

Are you getting ready for International EarthCache Day 2018?


Log any EarthCache on Saturday, October 13 or Sunday, October 14, and earn the International EarthCache Day 2018 digital souvenir. EarthCaches bring you to unique locations and teach fascinating geological lessons about Planet Earth.

Need some inspiration? Here are ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world.

  1. EC58PM OS ILHÉUS DOS MOSTEIROS
    GC61G8C
    Azores, Portugal

    Four enormous rocks, 30 meters (100 feet) high, stand proudly along the western end of the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. This area is considered to be the most western point of the European continent.

    EC58PM OS ILHÉUS DOS MOSTEIROS
    EC58PM OS ILHÉUS DOS MOSTEIROS

     

  2. The Spar Cave, Skye Earthcache
    GC347RC 
    Northern Scotland, UK


    The caves are located inside a narrow band of limestone and marble, which runs from Smoo Cave near Durness on the north coast of Sutherland to the southeast and across Skye.

    The Spar Cave, Skye Earthcache
    The Spar Cave, Skye Earthcache

     

  3. Die Geologie des Hohen Gölls
    GC31TFV
    Salzburg, Austria

    This EarthCache takes you to the Hoher Göll, a mountain 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level. Found in the Berchtesgaden Alps, this location straddles the border between Bavaria, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria.

    Die Geologie des Hohen Gölls
    Die Geologie des Hohen Gölls

     

  4. N 35°36.E 023°35🇵🇱Γραμβούσα~Crete with Alexandra
    GC6TCTX
    Greece

    Did you know that Crete travels towards Africa with a speed of 8 cm (3 in) yearly? You’ll learn this (and more) from this EarthCache.

    N 35°36.E 023°35🇵🇱Γραμβούσα~Crete with Alexandra
    N 35°36.E 023°35🇵🇱Γραμβούσα~Crete with Alexandra

     

  5. Bokkeveld fossils
    GC336KY 
    South Africa

    This EarthCache gives you the opportunity to scratch around Bokkeveld mudstone and shale in a quarry at the top of a mountain. You can discover traces of prehistoric life, entombed in the muddy depths of an ancient sea from 400 million years ago.

    Bokkeveld fossils
    Bokkeveld fossils

     

  6. Emerald Cave
    GC2PJ2W
    Thailand

    Emerald Cave is located in a large bay on the west coast of Muk Island. Full of limestone rocks and breathtaking scenery, this area is part of the Hat Chao Mai National Park.

    Emerald Cave
    Emerald Cave

     

  7. Girraween Granite
    GC3E0GW
    Queensland, Australia

    Girraween, meaning a ‘place of flowers’, is a park full of massive granite outcrops, large angular tors, and precariously balanced boulders towering above open rainforests.

    Girraween Granite
    Girraween Granite

     

  8. Vanuatu’s Volcano
    GC1HW2K
    Vanuatu

    Mount Yasur is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is known as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because of its regular eruptions over hundreds of years. The volcano is located on Tanna Island in southern Vanuatu.

    Vanuatu’s Volcano
    Vanuatu’s Volcano

     

  9. Talava
    GC3N8NB
    Niue

    Niue has formed on a volcano rising almost 4000 meters (13,000 feet) from the bed of ocean rising up to 70 meters (230 feet) above sea level at its highest point. It’s covered with 400-meter (130-foot) layer of carbonates mostly formed by corals, dating back to the Miocene and Pliocene ages. It is a great representative of karst topography.

    Talava
    Talava

     

  10. BEAVER CREEK FIDDLAR RAPIDS EARTHCACHE
    GC5DD4A
    Ontario, Canada

    Beaver Creek Fiddlar’s Rapids is 350 meters (1100 feet) of amazing examples of the ancient processes which occurred both during the glacial period and in the thousands of years since that time.

    BEAVER CREEK FIDDLAR RAPIDS EARTHCACHE
    BEAVER CREEK FIDDLAR RAPIDS EARTHCACHE

     

 

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