Yep, that is the simple definition. A year ago today, my brother and his family (3inaTree) introduced me to the joy of geocaching, and today I found my 585th cache! Woot!
Geocaching has taken me outdoors, increased my Vitamin D, battled my depression over the closing of Borders, introduced me to new friends, increased my familial bond, and led me to beautiful places in Southeastern Michigan, Ontario and Maine.
In celebration, I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments or experiences over the last year.
|My first cache. We started with a hard one!|
|Veterans Day Flash Mob! First "event" for myself and Wikid Kriket|
|Mama Tree is smart!|
|Can you spot the cache container in this picture? Nope - it's not the birdhouse!|
|Wikid Kriket getting serious in Franklin!|
|PopLob found his first cache!|
|Caching brought me to lovely Harsen's Island|
|Hockeyman40 with his first cache!|
|A bear could sneak up on them and they'd never know it!|
|Poplob and Little Tree spending quality time....|
|Michigan Metroparks are stunning!|
|Tristan39 with the find! That is a "cache" in his hand.|
|3inaTree after a successful day at Indian Springs Metropark|
|Typical contents of a cache... log to sign and swag to trade|
|First time - and definitely not the last - enjoying a Huron Metropark!|
|Wikid Kriket and Tristan39 enjoying the hunt|
|Wikid Kriket NOT enjoying the hunt! But being a good sport!|
|The cache was called "Are the Deer Watching?" Yes, they were.|
|Caching in Woodland Hills park in Farmington|
|Very inventive. Found this cache in a PILE of stumps!|
|Cache containers come in all shapes and sizes!|
|Did you find it?|
|Mama Bear can often be found in a tree|
|CITO - Cache In Trash Out|
Cachers give as much as they take
|How many cachers does it take to find a piece of tupperware?|
More arrived before we located it!
|I LOVE geocaching on Belle Isle!|
|Team Free Range Lobsters on Belle Isle|
We were missing a few....
|3inaTree after a successful find!|
|Yep. 3inaTree in a tree again....|
|Even the dogs get into the act! |
Indy was finding them as fast as Tristan39!
|Making new friends on the Dexter Geotrail.|
Really... started out as strangers, but it never takes long with cachers....
|Caching in Maine is cool! Er, cold!|
|These are geocoins. People will place them in a cache and ask others to move them along.|
I've held coins that were 6 years old and travelled over 20K miles!
|BikerChick and the Buffinator make the find!|
|Geocaching will include Challenges. Me playing to the camera.|
There was a cache just a few feet away!
|Even a cache on the stately manor grounds.|
|CampFamily6 with their first find!|
Thank you for sharing my memories! Everyone, I hope you have a safe & healthy Memorial Day!