Our Adventures With Geocaching

Geocaching has become a really fun way for us to add to our adventures. Whenever we go somewhere, we find ourselves popping open the app to see what’s nearby. We don’t have a hand-held GPS so we use the phone app. If you would like to learn more about Geocaching in general, please read my blog post about Geocaching. I explain all the basic terms and what exactly Geocaching is. I also show and list what some of the containers look like that people use. 

This page will log our Geocaching adventures. We’d love for you to follow along with us. We will add new finds as we go along. If you click on the “Location” and I have this location on my “Day Trip Adventures” it will take you to that review. If you have any questions about Geocaching, Geocaching Stories, or have been to a place we found one and you found one also, leave a comment below.


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Warning: The contents below contain many spoiler alerts. If you want to find the caches on your own…Don’t Peek!!!



Let The Fun Begin!!!



Arizona



S*W*A*G’s Park And Stay TB Hotel

Date: 11/23/19
Type Of Cache: Large Metal Box
Location: Fortuna de ORO Resort
City: Yuma

Park and Stay Geocache

Dead Tree (#1)

Date: 11/23/19
Type Of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Frontage Rd At Fortuna de Oro Resort
City: Yuma

Dead Tree 1

Rockable

Date: 11/23/18
Type Of Cache: Rock
Location: Frontage Rd At The Base Of The Foothills
City: Yuma

Rockable

Road Noise

Date: 11/23/18
Type Of Cache: Medium Sized Box
Location: Frontage Rd At The Base Of The Foothills
City: Yuma

Road Noise Geocache

13 S*W*A*G Mega Event #14

Date: 11/23/18
Type Of Cache: Round Cylinder
Location: Frontage Rd At The Base Of The Foothills
City: Yuma

13 Mega Event Geocache

14 S*W*A*G Mega Event #14

Date: 11/23/18
Type Of Cache: Cylinder
Location: Frontage Rd At The Base Of The Foothills
City: Yuma

Swag Geocache

Dead Tree (#2)

Date: 11/28/18
Type Of Cache: Cylinder
Location: Frontage Rd At The Base Of The Foothills
City: Yuma

Dead Tree number 2 Geocache

White Cross

Date: January 31st, 2019
Type of Cache: Medium Sized Cammo Box
Location: Fortuna Foothill Mountains
City: Yuma

Another hike up the Foothills, another cache. This one is on Twila Peak. It’s quite a ways up so bring water and wear hiking boots.

White Cross

Red Box

Date: February 1st, 2019
Type Of Cache: Sunken Box
Location: West Wetlands
City: Yuma

Red Box

We wanted to find new places to walk instead of just walking the campground. We found the West Wetlands and decided to check it out. Not only a great place to walk, but there are Geocaches there also!!!



Connecticut



Across From The Pond

Date: May 29th, 2018
Type Of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Blue Trail Across From Hopeville Park
City: Griswold

Across From The Pond

While out with some friends, we decided to stop at Hopeville Park. As we sat and relaxed at a picnic table, we glanced at the Geocaching app and saw there was a cache just across the street. WooHoo!!! Off we go. This was a relatively easy find.


Stone Tiki

Date: 7/19/18
Type Of Cache: Medium Sized Cylinder
Location: Bluff Point State Park
City: Groton

Stone Tiki

Our original intention today was to visit the bluffs. When we got to the park we couldn’t help but notice there were multiple Caches in the area. This one was on a fairly easy trail. It took us a while because all the rocks looked the same but we found it.


Clean Up The Bluff

Date: 7/19/18
Type Of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Bluff Point State Park
City: Groton

Clean Up The Bluffs

As we ventured further into the trails, we came upon this cache. At this point, we didn’t realize how far we were heading into the woods. We found this one a little while before we decided to turn around and head back. We had to venture off the trail a little for this one.



Florida



ORGT Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Date: 12/2/2016
Type Of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
City: Bushnell

ORGT Dade Battlefield

A nice motorcycle ride to Dade Battlefield Historic Park turned into another Geocache. This one I kind of cheated on. It had been a while since we last cached and were having trouble finding this one. We were heading back to the motorcycle with a “no find” and ran into a Park Ranger. I jokingly asked her if she heard of Geocaching. To my surprise, she said she did. She then laughingly asked me if I was having trouble finding it. When I told her I was, she said to wait where I was while she checked.

That’s where the cheating part comes in. I watched where she went and when she came back and told me it was there, I waited for her to walk away and head right over to where she was. Another find!!! Cheesy but a find none the less…lol.


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Date: 12/16/16
Name Of Cache: Two Bushes
Type Of Cache: Medium Size Plastic Tub
Location: Venetian Garden Park
City: Leesburg

Note: This cache has been archived meaning it is no longer there. Glad we found it before the thieven Muggles!!!…lol

Two Bushes Geocache

We found out about this park from a guy at a boat ramp. It turns out, this park was awesome. Over the course of our time in the area that winter this park treated us to a lighted Christmas display, a manatee, and of course a Geocache. This Geocache was found pretty easily. The park is loaded with Muggles (see my blog post on Geocaching if you don’t know what a Muggle is) which is why the cache has been archived.

Date: 1/14/17
Name Of Cache: Stumped In Fort Cooper
Type Of Cache: Medium Plastic Container
LocationFort Cooper State Park
City: Inverness

Stumped At Fort Cooper

Fort Cooper was a fun state park we happened across while in Florida. We were on the trails doing some hiking when we came upon a bench. As we sat and took a break, we did what we are starting to do more often, open the Geocache app. Guess what? Yup, there was one super close to us!!. WooHoo, another find!!!

Date: 1/21/17
Name Of Cache: Howey Doing?
Type Of Cache: Medium Sized Container
Location: Howe-In-The-Hills
City: Howe-In-The-Hills

Howe Doing

We were on the motorcycle taking a ride around the lake and came upon a little boat ramp and park. We decided to stop, get off the bike and stretch. While we were checking out the water and dock we decide to pop open the app. Oh yeah!!! There was one nearby. Just like that, we were on the hunt. About 10 minutes later we were the proud finders of another cache!!!

Date: 1/28/17
Name Of Cache: Tiny Tim Signs In
Type Of Cache: Small Magnetic Box
Location: Green Swamp Preserve, River Road Entrance
City: Dade City

Tiny Tims Sign In

Here comes another motorcycle story. My friend from New York was visiting Florida so we decide to meet up and go for a ride. We came upon the Green Swamp Preserve as we were looking for some water that was supposed to be nearby. We followed the road and wound up at the entrance to the preserve which was also the end of the road so we decided to get off the bikes and stretch. There was a trailhead there that we were hanging around reading and talking when I decided to open the app. Holy cow!!! It was saying there was a cache nearby!!! Sweet. We all were scrambling around like a bunch of kids when I decided to look up. At first, I thought It was a bees nest. Nope, it’s a cache!!!

Date: 1/28/17
Name Of Cache: Swamp Cache
Type Of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Green Swamp Preserve West
City: Dade City

Swamp Cache

As we stood there and laughed about the find, we realized there was another cache in this park!!! It was hunting season so we did not want to go in too far. A little while down a trail that was supposed to go to a campsite, the alert was going off. Chris did not want me to find another one as I am starting to get a lot more finds then her. Yes, we are a little competitive…lol. She immediately went into super tracker mode and within minutes, this one was found!!!

Date: 2/4/17
Name Of Cache: Cooper’s Cache 1
Type Of Cache: Medium Metal Box
Location: Fort Cooper State Park
City: Inverness

Chris Geocachingg

Finding A Geocache

Another trip to Fort Cooper for some more hiking. This time we were with Chris’ daughter. Her daughter had never Geocached before so we wanted to show her how it was done. Today we were doing the Forst Site trail and we hit a double. Chris found the first one quickly and she was starting to get her confidence back. Now for the second one. See the next cache below.

Date: 2/4/17
Name Of Cache: Cooper’s Lakeview Cache 4
Type Of Cache: Medium  Metal Box
Location: Fort Cooper State Park
City: Inverness

Dennis Geocaching

Coopers Lakeview Cache 4 Contents

This one was a little tough to find. As a matter of fact, we almost gave up on this one. We searched high and low, near the trail and far away. It was the far away part that finally worked. This one was further off the trail than most of the other ones we have found in the past. I had to go into Bloodhound mode to find this but it was worth it.

Date: 2/11/17
Name Of Cache: Rock-a-Bye
Type of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Crystal River State Park
City: Crystal River

Rock A Bye Geocache

Rock A Bye Geocache

Again we find ourselves out for a ride. This time to Crystal River Preserve. We found a place to sit by the water. There were a couple of picnic benches near a Kayak launch. We took out our lunch and ate while enjoying the absolutely beautiful day. Once we were done eating, we decide to take a hike on some of the trails. Time to open the app. About 45 minutes later we were logging in another cache.

Date: 3/25/17
Name of Cache: The Ole Fishing Hole
Type of Cache: Coin on a String
Location: Cooter Pond Park
City: Inverness

The Ole Fishing Hole

Cooter Pond Park turned out to be a great little go to park for us while we were staying at the KOA in Lake Panasoffkee. There was a beautiful pond and a nice boardwalk with picnic tables and benches to relax at. Since we were there multiple times, you know we had to check for caches. The app showed 2. Although we visited this park multiple times we were there, we could only find this one. It was a tricky one too.

Date: 3/29/17
Name of Cache: Who Told You?
Type of Cache: Tiny Cylinder
Location: Bourlay Nature Park
City: Leesburg

Who Told You?

We were getting ready to head to Texas for our workamping assignment. We dropped the truck off at Ford to get it serviced and head off on the motorcycle. After finding a shabby park at first, we drove around some more and found Bourlay. What a beautiful park. Of course, since there were trails, there had to be some caches, right? Well, there were. 2 of them as a matter of fact. The first one we attempted was a bust. We searched all over but found nothing. Down the trail a bit further, the app went off again. That famous little ding when you are getting close. This was also almost a no find. Actually, this cache was in a very clever spot and we almost missed it. It was for the birds…lol

Date: 10/25/17
Name of Cache: Big Tree
Type of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Alligator Lake Recreation Center
City: Lake City

The Big Tree

The Big Tree Contents

Lake City has a lot of parks nearby. One of the first ones we found was Alligator Lake Park. There are multiple trails there and we have been back there multiple times. Each time we hike there, we found a cache. We found this one the very first time we went to this park. We walked through the picnic area and found it under a nice big tree. Be careful as some of this trail might be a little swampy.

Date: 12/13/17
Name of Cache: JJ’s Big Tree
Type of Cache: Medium Plastic Cylinder
Location: Alligator Lake Recreation Center
City: Lake City 

Geocache Near Tree

JJ Big Tree Contents

As we strolled along The Deer Trail, we came to a little fork. To the left was the continuation of the Deer Trail, the app was telling us to go right. We went right…lol. We figured we could always double back to get back on the hiking trail. This cache was on the opposite side of the trail the app was telling us to go. The app had us searching all around the trees on one side of the trail and we found nothing. At this point, we were ready to give up but decided to try one more thing. We looked on the other side of the trail and bingo!!! Another cache for the books!!!

Date: 12/18/18
Name of Cache: Free Range Chicken
Type of Cache
: Small Chicken
Location: Tomoka State Park
City: Ormond Beach

Free Range Chicken

We were meeting some family members at Tomoka State Park and wound up getting there a little early. So while we checked the place out, we decided to search the Geocache app and see what was nearby. What do you know? There was one pretty close to where we parked. I guess there is no harm in a little Geocaching while we wait for our family, right? I will give you a hint on this one. Not all caches are on the ground. Happy hunting!!!

Date: 12/18/18
Name Of Cache: ORGT: Tomoka State Park
Type of Cache: Small Plastic Tub
Location: Tomoka State Park
City: Ormond Beach

ORGT Took State Park Cache

Once our family member arrived, we started walking around the park. I had shown them how Geocaching works with the Free Range Chicken find and now they wanted to try it. So off we went on another caching adventure. This one had us walking in circles a bit but we finally found it with the help of the Big Chief…hint…hint.

Date: 12/25/17
Name of Cache: ORGT: Itchitucknee State Park
Type of Cache: Medium Plastic Tub
Location: Ichetucknee State Park
City: Fort White

OGRT Itchitucknee

ORGT Ichetucknee State Park Contents

After a day of exploring this park, we decided to stroll up to see where they rent canoes. When we walked up towards that direction we found another trail. As we head for the trail, a cache popped into the app. Off we went. This was a pretty easy find but there were a ton of muggles so we had to be discreet. Another one logged.

Date: 12/26/17
Name of Cache: Rats!!! Another Tree
Type of Cache: Rat
Location: Alligator Lake Recreation Center
City: Lake City

Rats Another Tree

Rats Another Tree Contents

This by far has to be my favorite one so far, It’s original and just plain fun. This one is located on the corner of the Eagle and Deer trail. We looked all over for this one. Finally, Chris yelled, Rat!!!…lol. It is so obvious and you can see it from the trail. We had been down this trail on an earlier visit to this park and walked by it several times.  Now that we know where it is, we see it every time we go back to walk the trails and it always makes us chuckle.

Date: 12/26/17
Name of Cache: Beware of the Capybara
Type of Cache: Medium Size Ammo Type Box
Location: Alligator Lake Recreation Center
City: Lake City 

Beware Of The Capybara Find

Beware Of The Capybara

It’s always fun to find two in one day. This is another one that is just off the trail. A word of caution. You will have to step down a little to get this so be careful or you will wind up in the swamp…lol. It was barely covered when we found it. Sorry guys, after we signed in and took pictures, we put it back and covered it with a little brush…lol.

Date: 1/6/18
Name of Cache: Alligator Lake Event Group Cache
Type of Cache: Medium Ammo Type Box
Location: Alligator Lake Recreation Center
City: Lake City

Willow Pond Cache

Willow Pond Contents

Date: 1/19/18
Name Of Cache: Not A Hike
Type Of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Behind Little Ceasers Pizza on Rt 47 near I-75 
City: Lake City

Not A Hike Cache With Chris

Not A Cache Contents

The weather has been so cold lately here in northern Florida. Well, cold for us anyway…lol. When we finally got a warm day we just had to get out. With me suffering from a cold and Chris with a pulled muscle in her arm, we decided to look for easy roadside caches near our campground. Although this one was just a little way behind the Little Ceasars Pizza place it was still a relatively short walk. You can park at little Ceasars for this one.

Date: 1/19/18
Name Of Cache: WC’s RT 47
Type Of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Church Of Christ Parking Lot
City: Rt 47 Lake City

Church Of Christ Cache

Church Of Christ Cache Contents

We made a right out of Little Caesars and just under the overpass for I-75 on the left side was a Park-N-Ride. We had to go up a little and make a u-turn to get to it. There was supposed to be a cache in there but after about 45 minutes of searching, we gave up. The name of that one was Cannon Sink.

We came out of the park and ride and made a right (the only way you can go) and went up a bit and made a u-turn. A few miles down the road was a church called “The Church of Christ”. Once again we had to pass it and make a u-turn back to get to the parking lot. We found this one relatively easy. Since this is a church you might not want to do this one on Sundays.

Date: 1/19/18
Name Of Cache: WC’s St James Place
Type Of Cache: Small Camo Pill Bottle
Location: Across From St James Episcopal Church
City: Lake City 

St James Episcopal Church Cache

WCs St James Cache Contents

Ok, so after coming out of the previous church, we decided to do one more. We could have walked to this one as it was around the corner but we decided to drive. Once again we had to go up the road a bit and do a u-turn. We then made a left onto Bascom Norris Dr. The St James Episcopal Church is on your right-hand side and that is where we parked. This is a busy road so be careful.

You will need to cross the street to find this cache. We had looked at a picture for a hint but were still having trouble finding it. We were getting ready to leave when I saw another tree with the same types of ivy growing as in the picture. This is where Chris found her 3rd cache for the day. The biggest hint I can give you on this one is not to go into the woods at all.

Date: 2/5/18
Name Of Cache: Tubing Paradise # 1
Type Of Cache: Medium Plastic Box
Location: Ichetucknee State Park
City: Fort White

Another Find

Geo Contents

Our last visit to Ichetucknee state park was to hike the one trail we didn’t get to the last time. As we hiked the Trestle Point trail we just had to break out the Geocache app just to check. Hey, what do you know? There a cache nearby. Just a little hint on this one. There is a sign that says something like staff only. It’s a maintenance access road. You will need to walk on that road. No worries. You will not be on it long.

Date: 2/6/18
Name of Cache: South- The Snake Wall
Type of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Alachua Rest Area
City: Gainsville

Queen Snake Cache

Queen Cache Contents

When we stopped at the rest area to check out the Queen Snake Lookout, we decided to see if there were any caches. As is most of the times, there was a cache. We walked around in circles for a while and almost gave up. Then I found it!!! It was a cool spot. Chris has found the last few caches so I am glad I found this one…lol. You will be looking for a small cylinder.

Date: 2/23/18
Name of Cache: Station PnG
Type of Cache
: Small Magnetic Key Box
Location: Gas Station
City: Lake City

PnG Cache

This one had us so annoyed. We are staying at the RV park near this gas station so we have walked down here at least 2 or 3 times previously with no luck in finding it. We just figured it was gone. Then I get a notification that 2 other cachers found it after we looked. Grrrrrr. Now we were on a mission. Once we found it we could not believe how easy it was.

Date: 2/28/18
Name of Cache: ORGT: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Type of Cache: Medium Sized Plastic Tub
Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
City: Olustee

Chris With The First Cache

This one is placed by the Florida State Parks Dept. I must say, this one gave us some trouble. We were walking around in circles for a while. The app kept changing locations. I was in the general area when a parks employee came over to us and asked us if we were searching for the Geo thing…lol.

Battlefield Geocache

When we said we were he pointed to some brush and lifted it with his gardening tool. It was in an area you wouldn’t expect but I was definitely zeroing in. I believe a few more minutes and my walking stick, that I was using for a poker, would have uncovered it.

Date: 2/28/18
Name of Cache: Battlefield Micro
Type of Cache: Small Magnetic Key Box
Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
City: Olustee

Chris With The Second Cache

Before leaving the park we decided to check to see if there were any more caches in this park. We had already found one earlier in the day so we were feeling confident. After a quick check, we noticed we were really close to another one. Off we go. This one didn’t take long. In the description, it said it was in a magnetic box and there was not much metal in this area. Chris nailed this one right away.

Battlefield Mini Cache

Date of Find: 3/9/18
Name of Cache: Twister’s Cache #1
Type of Cache: Small Plastic Cylinder
Location: Suwannee River State Park
City: Live Oak

Twisters Cache

This find was on the first trail we decided to hike at Suwannee River State Park. The funniest thing about this was we were taking pictures of the area this was located in before we realized there was a cache here.

Twisters Cache Contents

We kind of cheated on this one. After we got done taking pictures, we decided to check the geocaching app. It was a surprise to find out it was right near where we were!!! When we checked the clue on the app we looked down and there it was.

Date of Find: 3/13/18
Name of Cache: Bridges of Madison County #1
Type of Cache: Magnetic Key Box
Location: RT 90, Just Past The Entrance To Suwannee River State Park
City: Live Oak

Bridges Of Madison County

Originally we thought this one was located in Suwannee River State Park but after some more investigation, we found it is actually located on a closed down bridge off a dead end street.

Contents Of The Bridges of Madison County Cache

Walking across this bridge to get the cache will bring you some great views of the Suwannee River. The street is located just past an Agricultural Check Station.

New York

Date: 12/14/14
Name Of Cache: Get Your Cache Carteron 1K             
Type of Cache: Small Magnetic Key Box
Location: Applebees In Commack Parking Lot

Small Key Geocache Container

Our First Find!!!!

*Note* Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of this one. We were so excited, we forgot to take any!!! This is an example of what was under the base of the light.

It started out simple enough. We were meeting friends for dinner. We had got there early and we were just sitting in the truck when I got an idea. I opened up the Geocaching app and was shocked. It showed a geocache close by. We got super excited and started driving around the parking lot. Round and round we went until, bingo!!! Our app was telling us we were close. It makes a “dinging” type noise and shows we are within 30 feet. We were a little confused. There wasn’t a thing around us except for one of those huge light poles.

After circling around it about 5 times, we were convinced it had to have something to do with the light post. We felt a little stupid searching around this huge light post with a huge cement base. We almost gave up when one of us, I don’t remember if it was Chris or myself, lifted the base and there it was. We were so excited to find this little key magnet box with nothing in it but paper to sign…lol.

It was so exciting to find. From this point on we were hooked. Now we were official Geocachers…lol.  

Date Of Find: 5/14/15
Name Of Cache: LI Motor Parkway # 4- Battle Row
Type Of Cache: Small Plastic Container
Location: Battle Row Campground
City: Old Bethpage

LI Motor Parkway # 4 Battle Row

We were camping at Battle Row Campground with some friends. At some point, we head off for a walk and some exercise. While we were walking we remembered the Geocache app. We opened it up not really expecting anything. Once it opened, it showed not 1 but 2 caches!!! We decided we would go after only 1 today. It took some work but we finally got it. WooHoo!!! Cache #2!!!

Date: 5/15/16
Name Of Cache: Let’s Try That Again #3- Battle Row
Type Of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Battle Row Campground
City: Old Bethpage

Lets Try That Again #3 Battle Row

The next day, we set out for the second one. We found this fairly easy. Wow, I think we are actually getting good at this.

Rhode Island

Date: May 9th, 2018
Name of Cache: WTF?!?
Type of Cache: Plastic Bag
Location: Westerly Town Forest
City: Westerly

WTF?!? Cache

This cache which is located on the yellow trail through us for a little loop. We were looking for a large ammo can. It looks like someone may have “borrowed” the ammo can. The cache was just a plastic bag filled with soggy contents. It was still a nice find.

Date: May 9th, 2018
Name of Cache: WTF?!?- Another Stone Wall
Type of Cache: Medium Sized Plastic Box
Location: Westerly Town Forest
City: Westerly

 

WTF?!?-Another Stone Wall Cache

This cache was located along another stone wall, go figure…lol. We almost did not go in far enough to find this one.

Date: May 9th, 2018
Name of Cache: WTF?!?- River View
Type of Cache: Medium Sized Cylinder
Location: Westerly Town Forest
City: Westerly

WTF?!?- River View

We almost got lost following this trail trying to find the water. At one point when we got close to the water, it looked like the trail was covered with fallen trees. We fumbled our way to the cache and then found a different way to the water. The cache was a relatively easy find. When we left the water, we actually were able to find our way around the trees and back onto the trail.

Date: 5/9/18
Name of Cache: WTF?!?- Lean on the Cache
Type of Cache:
Location: Westerly Town Forest
City: Westerly

WTF?!?- Lean On The Cache

If you want this one you are going to have to work for it. You will need to travel through heavy brush (low) that is lined with those prickly bushes. Make sure you have long pants and boots for this one!!!

South Carolina

Date: 4/14/18
Name of Cache: Totaly Tubular
Type of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Andrew Jackson State Park
City: Lancaster

Totally Tubular

As we walked one of the hiking trails at the park, we opened up the app and saw there were a few caches along the way. As we got close to the first, we noticed that it was off the trail a bit further than we wanted to venture. This was an unexpected walk/hike and we did not have our boots on. So yeah, fail.

As we walked, further along, we noticed we were getting close to another one. Uh oh, what is in front of us? Muggles!!! A whole bunch of them!!! Wait, they weren’t muggles. It was a family of Geocachers!!! As we got closer our notification went off on the app and the whole family looked over at us and started laughing.

They knew what we were up too…lol. We tried to cheat and ask the young ones where it was but they wouldn’t tell…lol. Hey, we tried. Thankfully this one was pretty easy.

Date: 4/15/18
Name of Cache: JC’s Mega Cache
Type of Cache: Small/Medium Cylinder
Location: Andrew Jackson State Park
City: Lancaster

JC's Mega Cache

To find this cache you will take a nice hike around the lake. This park must have something about cylinders and trees…lol

Tennessee

Date: 4/4/18
Name of Cache: HWY.68 Power Run #34
Type of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Near Watts Bar Dam
City: Peakland

HWY 68 Power Run 34

When we set up camp in Tennessee we decided to do a quick local trip. Some of the people told us about a dam that was fairly close so we took a ride. After checking out a small scenic overlook near the dam, we decided to check to see if there were any caches nearby.

We found the closest one was just on the other side of the dam. So off we went. After crossing the dam there was a small parking lot. When we pulled in we found a little scenic trail that looped around and back to the lot. After walking the trail we set out to find the cache. Chris made short work of it.

Texas

Date: 8/17/17
Name of Cache: Shelby and Coleby’s Treasure Cache
Type of Cache: Medium Plastic Tub
Location: Palo Duro Canyon State Park
City: Canyon

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SACTR1

Wow!!! Palo Duro was so beautiful. The first time we were there it was over 100 degrees. We were not Geocaching that day. We returned about a month later with my daughter who was visiting from New York. As we were taking in the beauty of a look-out we were on, I decided to open the ole Geocache app. After walking around in some prickly shrubs, voila. The cache!!!

Date: 8/25/17
Name of Cache: The Proposal
Type of Cache: Small Cylinder
Location: Medical Center Park
City: Amarillo

Fake Sprinkler Geocache

Out on a motorcycle ride, we turned into a medical park and found the coolest little lake/pond with trails. We had to get off the bike and stroll. Guess what? There were caches there!!! This one was a clever little hide that looked like an inground sprinkler. We almost went right by it. I was learning how to use the app “Snap Chat” and that’s what I took the picture of the cache with. What I didn’t know was that when you take a picture with “Snap Chat” after a little while the picture disappears forever. Oops, lesson learned. The picture above is similar to the cache find. It is not the actual cache.

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4 thoughts on “Our Adventures With Geocaching

  1. Glade your enjoying caching. it looks like your from florida so you know everything south will bite pick or sting you be careful on the trail and enjoy. Trailer trash Tr
    Harlingen Tx in winter Leamington On. summer

    1. We have spent our last two winters in Florida. The Florida Parks system is very involved with Geocaching. We are really having some fun with it and are seriously considering placing our first one. You are right about the bites, picks, and stings. Although we have not been stung or bit yet, we have had plenty of sticker bush type things scratch us…lol. We usually take walking sticks with us to try and clear an area before we go into it. That has saved us a few times. Do you cache?

  2. Quite the experiences in geocaching. I hadn’t really considered that as an activity, I’ll have to keep it in mind.

    1. Kevin- We have found that Geocaching has taken us to some very cool and unique places. It’s a great way to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

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