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Bruneau Sand Dunes GC10F12 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 31, 2011

Eric Schudiske on October 31, 2011, 4:12 pm

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Geocache of the Week

Bruneau Sand Dunes

This difficulty one, terrain three EarthCache delivers adventurers to towering sandy dunes. These dunes don’t rise out of the middle of sweltering desert, but can be found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Bruneau Sand Dunes (GC10F12) was created in 2007 by The Wandering Stars.

The cache page reads,”The tallest single-structured sand dune in North America rises high above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home [Idaho]. The state park includes desert, dune, prairie, lake and marsh habitat with opportunities to observe nocturnal species… Feel free to climb but no vehicles are allowed on the dunes.”

More than 130 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache, which now has eight Favorite Points. Cachers often combine discovering this EarthCache with finding nearby traditional geocaches. One log reads, “This is our first time out at the dunes and we have lived in Idaho 40 plus years. What a fantastic place. Took the walk over to the physical cache here and snapped a bunch of pictures. Thanks for putting this cache out.”

Bruneau Sand Dunes

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  • Chrysalides

    “These dunes don’t rise out of the middle of sweltering desert, but can be found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.” – are you referring to sand dunes in general, or this specific ones? Because unless there’s been major geologic activity, Idaho is nowhere near the Pacific Northwest. Maybe the midwest? :)

  • Chrysalides

    Darn… where’s the edit. Kidding about the midwest, though the feel is rather midwestern.


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