Monday, May 31, 2010

Earthcaching in Decorah


We took a quick weekend paddling trip to northeastern Iowa. Before we went home, we checked out GC1CEGC Dunning's Spring and Waterfall and GC236R7 Ice Cave - Decorah. We would visit these places even without the chance to score a smiley at geocaching.com

Earthcaches are unique in that they are educational. The two we happened to visit were also very entertaining. In order to log an earthcache, finders usually need a photograph and prove they learned something about the geology of the cache via private email (not log book).

We may be moving to earthcaches only with kids. I think they are burned out on traditional caches, unless they are extremely new and rather easy. Mr. TellBlast and I have no problems with hunting high and low for film canisters, but not the kids.

3 comments:

~Sara said...

Awesome Picture

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

Gorgeous photo and what a fun adventure for all of you :)

juliecache said...

my feet were burning after this pic. i stood in 45 deg water to get this one. the price of capturing moments in time!