On our second full day near White Rock, we decided to go on a treasure hunt. Some time ago, we got a geo-caching GPS, but for some reason we haven’t done any searching for a while. The weather wasn’t too hot, so it seemed like a good idea to see what we could find.
After reviewing how the GPS works, and re-connecting with the geo-caching web-site, then downloading a few caches for which to search, we set out.
We selected six caches to try to find. Of those six, we found ‘ground zero’ on five of them. But we didn’t find five caches! Not sure what we do wrong, but we don’t have as much success with geo-caching as we’d like. But it was a nice day out regardless.
The first cache was supposed to be at a Park and Pool just down the road from our campground. Well, we couldn’t find it – actually ‘ground zero appeared to be in the middle of the road - so the best we could do was take a picture of the sign:
Then we went on to a riverside trail, where we followed the GPS to three different caches. The first one led us first through some bushes:
to come out on another section of the path on the other side, only to be led into more trees and bushes:
But the cache itself was about 3-4 meters away, a microcache that wasn’t terribly easy to spot:
Actually we had to visit this area twice to find it.
The second cache was tucked in some rocks, right at ‘ground zero’:
We were very careful to put it back exactly where we found it before heading for cache # 4. Here Grizz climbed down the rocks to search underneath the brambles. He was right at ‘ground zero’, but no luck:
Number 5 was further along the same trail, so we discovered after we followed the GPS to a parking lot. Here the clue said to look in the rocks behind the bench (the bench was ‘ground zero’), but it was nowhere to be seen by us.
Number 6 was along another trail, not a terribly long walk, said to be near a bench. We found ‘ground zero’, but there didn’t appear to be any place that a cache could be hidden within a few meters of that spot.
By this time we were tired, and it was time to feed Sadie, so we headed home.
Our afternoon out was worth it just for the fresh air and the scenery along the river was lovely:
Happy treasure hunts! Blessings, Peg