For those of you new to this, Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use GPS to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
AKA – IT’S FUN AS CRAP.
I love it because you never know what you’re going to get. Some caches have a log book where you just write your name and the date you found it, others are larger containers where you take and leave an item in it’s place.
See? Fun as crap.
My husband and I just went geocaching for the first time on September 3rd. We didn’t have much time at all, so we scurried around the back roads of our county to find as many as we can in the short time we had.
The first one we tried to find was a dud. The cache was kind of right on the road so my husband couldn’t get out of the car. It was just me looking and after about 10 minutes, I threw in the towel – I didn’t want to spend all all the time looking for one. When there’s less traffic, we’re gonna go back and both hop out to find it – it’s got to be around somewhere!
The second one was ours, though!
As you can see this was a smaller one with just the log in it, but it’s so cool to see the signatures from other Geocachers.
This is marked as a “micro” size cache with easy terrain and difficulty.
On the Geocache app where this was found, there was a note that it was not located inside the graveyard and to please be respectful while we’re visiting which I really appreciated.
Some things go without saying and it’s sad that had to be a disclaimer for this find, but anyway.
Following proper geocache etiquette, we carefully folded it back up, placed it back in the zip lock bag and back in the container we found it. It’s not resting in the very place we found it, waiting for the next person to come along and find it.
We have a hiking trip to West Virginia planned for later this month and we’ll be geocaching for sure once we get there. To me, this is the funnest way to get my steps in and now with fall approaching, I’ll be getting my Geocache on quite a bit!
I can’t wait!