Geocaching


What is it? Oh my. It’s wonderful. Magical. Adventuresome. Unexpected. Exciting. Surprising. Difficult. Easy. Awesome. Hard. Lovely. Hot. Cold. Perfect.

Why on earth would anyone choose to geocache? I stumbled upon it in 2003 or thereabouts in an article of the local newspaper. At the time, a GPSr was so expensive, I could only dream of geocaching one day, but I fell in love at first read.

Then, a couple of years later my DH (dear husband) wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas. I told him I wanted either a mini trampoline or a GPS. He chose the latter because he thought I would hurt myself on the trampoline. Hmmm.

Yellow GPSr

Little did he know that on my second cache find I would practically do the splits on a muddy hill and cause pain to muscles I hadn’t felt in a while.

Anyhoo, that Christmas gift changed my life. I became obsessed with geocaching, and still am, really. I found a cache or caches almost daily then, and had a glorious time hiking in the woods on my way to find them. It made my hiking have a purpose. I loved it!

I still love it, but in a different way now. Due to knee problems and a dislocated elbow one winter, the hiking has been replaced with easier cache finds. However, I still love caching because even if the ones I find now are easy, many times they bring me to places I would never have visited otherwise.

Amish Buggy

Geocaches range in Terrain and Difficulty from 1/1 to 5/5, with 1 being the easiest, and 5 being the hardest. Do you want a walkup? That’s a 1/1? Do you like to rappel or snorkel? That’s a 5/5. I love caching because anybody can find a cache they love!

Caches wait for you to find them all over the world! If you don’t believe me, check out www.geocaching.com to start on the adventure of your life!

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