Last summer we took a visit to The Eternal Flame. Our family is big into geocaching and the adventure it provides and I enjoy the opportunity to discover places I have never seen before with my camera. There was lots of talk amongst the local geocacher’s that The Eternal Flame was a must see destination, so we added it to our bucket list and waited until the right time. We were going to use it has our 3000th find. Located in Chestnut Ridge Park, New York, there is a beautiful hike through trees where we saw runners and sheriff deputies on horseback. This is not an easy hike, so you should make sure to bring everything you need and use caution.
The bonus of this infamous flame is that it sits inside of a waterfall.
It was a challenging but very fun day. If you have never geocached before, I hope you will consider checking it out. It’s free to play this global game. YES global, there was a geocache placed on the Space Station. Our “caching handle,” is fishingalong. Caching is a great time, we’ve met many unique people and made some wonderful friendships.
What is the eternal flame and how does it stay lit? The flame is actually fueled by natural gas, ethane and propane and is inside of a grotto made of shale. In cases where the flame did go out, a hiker was able to use a long lighter and reignite it. Science in nature is really cool. But fire behind a waterfall? Even cooler.