The Hidden World of Geocaching

“We never seek things for themselves — what we seek is the very seeking of things.” -Blaise Pascal

CrabbyMy grandson and I created a little park in the empty lot next to our house. The lot was a water retention lot and there was a dying crab apple tree and waist-high weeds.  So we cut over 400 pounds of dead branches out of the old crab tree, mowed the grass for only about a 15 foot diameter and installed a nice bench that we got at a scratch and dent sale. It was a nice project to share with him.

Slowly people started to use the park, first from the neighborhood and then when people would drive up. We are in a very secluded part of an unincorporated part of our county. And the visitors who drove to the park were exhibiting strange behavior. It looked like they were searching for something.

So I wandered over with my dawgly, Amelia, and asked a fellow what he was looking for. Unbeknownst to us, someone had hidden something called a geocache in the park. That is how I discovered this phenomenon called Geocaching. Here is our listing:


It turns out that Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. You can read more about this hobby at the premier site on the web: Heck, there is even a video.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to The Hidden World of Geocaching

  1. juliovaz says:

    It’s cool that someone found your little slice of nature and decided to share it with the rest of the world. It’s even cooler that you’re allowing it to continue. Says a lot about your personality that you are willing to be gracious about the phenomenon.

  2. Bertie says:

    That’s a pretty little park. I don’t think you have to feel crabby to just relax and enjoy it.

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