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Epic Find, Epic Selfie — Kjerag (GCXKXJ) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on July 23, 2014, 4:45 pm

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Perched precariously on a precarious perch. Photo by geocacher dipledocus

Perched precariously on a precarious perch. Photo by geocacher dipledocus

Geocache Name:

Kjerag (GCXKXJ)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

3/4

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

When you see a 3, 4, or 5 next to “Terrain” on a geocache, you can usually count on two things: 1) it’s going to be a pretty good hike and 2) there will most likely be an epic photo-op at the end. Sometimes earning the smiley can take a backseat to the amazing photographs that get taken from GZ. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the Geocaching Instagram or search #geocaching on Instagram. Photography and geocaching go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate to feature a geocache with world-class found it photos.

What the geocache owner, Andix, has to say:

“My first visit at the Kjerag was in summer 2004 and I was led there by a friend not knowing what to see there. I was so impressed by the feeling standing upon the Kjerag stone, that I quickly decided: this is a MUST BE for a geocache. But I had never hidden a cache box and needed a prepared cache box. So I was planning another excursion two years later… Geocaching isn´t only a hobby – it´s a passion! Nearly my whole life has changed between the past 11 years since I got a geocaching-member.”

What geocachers are saying:

“Puh, what a stressful climb to the top. But after seeing the Kjerag every stress was forgotten. What an amazing view. Thanks for hiding :-) ” – silkeli53

“This walk has been on our “want to visit” list for several years now, and it was amazing to finally be able to take the amazing hike.” – optimistene

“First time in Norway! What an nice and beautiful country. This one was found easy, TFTC! awesome hike, standing at the Krejag was pretty scary!!” – The Bennies

 

Photos and Video:

Amazing sunsets are the icing on top of this geocaching cake. Photo by geocacher dipledocus

Amazing sunsets are the icing on top of this geocaching cake. Photo by geocacher dipledocus

Sure, this looks like a great place to sit. Photo by geocacher HeideParkSoltau

Sure, this looks like a great place to sit. Photo by geocacher HeideParkSoltau

Epic view! Photo by geocacher dipledocus

Epic view! Photo by geocacher dipledocus

We're not saying you should, but there are quicker ways of getting down from this area than hiking. Gif from the trailer for "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (FLIGHT OF THE FRENCHIES)" movie by  sebastien montaz-rosset.

We’re not saying you should, but there are quicker ways of getting down from this area than hiking. Gif from the trailer for “I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (FLIGHT OF THE FRENCHIES)” movie by sebastien montaz-rosset.

Show us your best “Found it” selfie in the comments!

 

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