Friday, March 5, 2010


9 years ago today, I was in a Where's George chat room when I first heard about Geocaching.  Later that evening, I looked over the site, checked out the FAQ page and signed up.  Two days later, I visited my local Wal*Mart and purchased a Garmin 12, the same model my father-in-law already owned.  Three days after that, my two sons and I drove the 7 miles to the closest cache and then hiked a half a mile to find a large bucket, painted black hidden under a large bush on the other side of a creek.  I was hooked, still am after 9 years of doing this.

Today, I went out and celebrated my "anniversary" by finding a couple of caches near where I work.  I've seen both types of hides before, but they were creative nonetheless for suburban type caches.  I enjoyed the afternoon and had a good time finding the two caches.  With those two finds, I'm currently at 2979 finds.  That's an average of 331 finds per year.  It's been fun and I'm looking forward to the next year.  Who knows what the next year or years will bring, but I'm sure I'll find some interesting caches on the way, hopefully most that will make me think.

Picture was taken near the following geocaches:
Wilderness Park Cache - by Elliott Aldrich
7 Miles Away and a Half Mile Hike - by Webfoot

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1 comment:

Erika Jean said...

Congrats on 9 years! Amazing!!