The Best of Imperial Valley Geocaches
As with all the places I highlight in this series related to the most popular places to be geocachers in a given area, you’ll want to check in with the websites dedicated to giving all the details necessary for you to track down your prey whether it’s hidden in a big ammo box, a parmesan cheese container, or a tiny micro-cache container. Those would be Geocaching.com, Navicache.com, Terracaching.com, Earthcache.com and in this case, Socalgeocachers.com. With that said, I’m still going to give you some specific spots that are favorites below.
El Centro and Mexicali are the biggest metropolises in these parts and there are a bevy of GPS assisted scavenger hunts around there. Here is the comprehensive list for that area on Geocaching.com. This site has an awesome map feature you can click on that will pinpoint all the caches in the area and then you can just click on the one that seems appealing to you because of either the name or the location. A little bit of browsing and you can make a custom list with what appeals to you most.
Personally I think a visit to the cemetery is a good idea every once in a while to make it clear that you're going there yourself someday so you better enjoy what counts while it lasts. So check out Imperial Cemetery and this virtual cache known as Watch for the Spirits. The area around the Salton Sea has some really interesting geological features such as sand dunes, mud pots and volcanoes that are worth checking out. Here at Waymarking.com you can learn a lot more about them and then find them yourself with this geocaching variation known as waymarking. Make sure you read the whole thing as there are dangers here you must be aware of. Venture out here without enough water and you’ll start seeing alien space crafts before too long. And if you want to venture out into the middle of nowhere in that desert with an ATV, Sand Dune might be for you.
Alright, with those resources you have more than enough to make your own list to work off and bag as many geocaches in Imperial County as you can when you’re there. Now we will continue to crisscross the United States in this series. Since we’ve already covered Maine, the middle of the country is up next with expeditionary options in Michigan.