Moai on Easter Island.
Geocacher RachelRoue emphatically earning her smiley.
For geocachers that make the journey to Easter Island, finding the Rano Kau EarthCache in Rapa Nui National Park is a must. Rano Kau is an extinct volcano located in the southwestern portion of the island. It was formed at least 150,000 years ago from basaltic lava flows. Now, it stands over a thousand feet tall (over 300m) and contains a crater lake—one of only three natural sources of fresh water on the island. The crater is nearly a mile wide and contains its own micro-climate where figs and vines flourish.
Rano Kau crater on Rapa Nui.
Another view of Rano Kau. Photo by geocacher Kulturmensch
Geocaching can take all of us to some pretty remote places, where is the farthest from home that geocaching has taken you?
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