#26: Find 10 Geocaches

This is part of our 100 Things in 2015 challenge. Here’s the full list.

We love hiking. It’s one of the things our family consistently does when we’re traveling, and it’s a great way to explore the places we go to. We also love geocaching, since it gives us a reason to stop and look around while we’re hiking.

(If you’re not familiar with geocaching, here’s the concept: people hide little treasure boxes all over the world, and post their GPS coordinates to a website. Other people can then come along and find them. Usually there’s a log book, so you can sign and prove that you’ve found the cache. Other times, the cache is big enough that there are toys or knickknacks inside; in these boxes, you usually trade something in the cache for something you brought with you. It’s fun, and it tickles that buried-treasure yearning you know you have deep down.)

Here are the caches we found this year.

1-2: June, Oregon Coast

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3-6: September, Lake Sammamish

7: October, Oregon Coast

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8-9: November, King Neighborhood

(Yup, practically in our backyard!)

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10: December, Salmon Creek Neighborhood

(Right in our new backyard!)

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Check out the website, there’s probably at least one cache within a mile of where you are right now.

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