Sunday, April 15, 2012


Geocaching - the hobby of following GPS coordinates while hiking to track down hidden treasures placed by other geocachers as listed on

This is something I've wanted to explore as a hobby for a few years now. I first heard it mentioned by some family friends that would geocache while travelling in their RV around the country (I felt left out as I had no RV), then again from a friend who would take beautiful photographs while he hiked to these locations (but I had no GPS), and again today when I was reading about some hiking meetups.

It is finally the perfect time to explore this hobby. Chris and I are feeling like all we do is watch tv together as we are very busy and then very tired when we come home. We used to go for walks, do sports together, and play boardgames. We miss this and so I suggested we become geocachers. Chris downloaded the app for his phone (which at $10 is still much cheaper than purchasing an actual GPS).

So the plan is to go out on Friday night to the caches closest to our home to test out the phone app for accuracy before we travel farther away. Luckily we live near the biggest forested park in town so there are several caches within .5 miles of us. The goal for me once we wet our feet: start hiking together more frequently with some of these caches and challenges in mind and blog about our journeys and finds as part of my fitness routine.

Happy geocaching everyone!


  1. You guys sound like a fun couple!

    :-) Marion

  2. let me know what sort of stuff people hide. I've always thought the idea equally weird and interesting.