Discovering the Thrill of Geocaching

I know that geocaching has been around for a long time, but this week was the first time Joe and I gave it a try. It was great fun, and I can’t wait to introduce it to our grandkids.

Getting started is easy…just create an account at, and you’ll receive GPS coordinates for caches in your area. You can go old school like we did and use Joe’s 12 year old GPS, or you can use your smart phone.


Along with the coordinates, you receive a clue as to where the cache might be hidden. On this occasion we were looking for a dead standing tree. This one seemed like a good candidate.


Look what was at the base of that tree. It gave us both a little thrill to see the box. Who doesn’t like finding hidden treasure?


We signed our names in the little notebook, each took a gift, and each left one behind.


Here’s a view of the area where we found this cache, plus a picture of the beautiful wild crocuses we saw along the way. Treasure at every turn.



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