Animals and Geocaching April 27, 2008Posted by kittyadventures in Uncategorized.
Tags: geocaching, pirates, treasure hunting
Okay if you have been following my blog or even if you haven't Hubby got a handheld GPS for Christmas and we have entered a whole new world of Pirate Treasure hunting. IT is fun and we have gotten quite a bit of exercise in.
Here is how it works. People hide a small or large treasure box. Sometimes you just leave your name in them, sometimes you take and trade treasures which are little trinkets like superballs or hotwheels cars or erasers or stickers you know little junk toys or old computer programs, things like that.
Then they post the physical coordinates of the treasure and maybe a few clues as to where to look.. and you have to find it. It is kind of like being in one of those computer games where you have to find stuff or rescue someone.. only with out the evil trolls chasing you and trying to kill you.
Now you would think that by giving you the actual physical coordinates it would be a simple thing to find the treasure but if it is an urban treasure(hidden right in town at say the local pizzaria.) they are tiny and ingeneously hidden and hard to find.
Well here is just a bit of what we saw while we were out.
These goats were completely ignoring us.
This cache is at a farm of some local Geocachers who hid this one just for those people who are doing this with their kids.
I of course was thrilled. What can I say I am 5 years old at heart.
And they had an Emu…
And a horse who was delighted to see us.
Yes it was a boy and not a stallion. For enquiring minds.
He came over for some petting and attention.
Isn't he a handsome guy.
All in all I felt like this was a good start to our treasure hunting day. By the way the treasure was located near a tree right next to this guys' corral.
Our next stop was at a local county park.. now I had gotten to see some animals so I wasn't expecting to get to see any more, but well here is a little synopsis of how the rest of the day went.
This set was five treasures hidden along one of those little one to two mile trail loops. So off we went on our adventure
Here is a bit of trail scenery
And one of the caches we found. This was the fourth one and as it turned out the next to the hardest to find.
Inside was of course the log to sign your name to and a small pencil and some stickers, buttons(the kind with sayings on them) and one of those sticky hand things you know you throw them against the wall and they walk down it.
The jar is plastic. Unfortunately it has a few holes in the lid so not waterproof but a good size for a cache.
Some caches are in film containers. some are ammo containers, those are the big ones… and one was a hersheys cocoa box. One was an altoids mint can. One of them in our town is in a pringles snack can. It is in a tunnel under the road, so not out in the weather.
And more scenery.
Can't you just hear the birds singing and the bees buzzing.
And as we were on our way to finding the last Cache we met this guy.
He was all about the attention and followed us all the way down that fence you can see and around the corner and along the pasture.
Well as it turns out our last cache was the hardest to find it was clipped up on a tree branch over our heads.
we spent a good 20 minutes looking for it. LOL
Should you ever want to try this, here is a link to the official geocaching web site. And remember there is a pirate treasure near you where ever you should be.