One of the amazing things about geocaching is discovering and learning things you did not know before. Wednesday night (our 3rd day geocaching) was no exception. We piled in the Pilot and took off down our very own road. Just over two miles into the journey, we came to the Ghost Cache 3 – Perigo geocache. It is the third in a series of Ghost Town caches, at an altitude of 9914 feet. On our way we saw many old mining buildings that I never took notice of before.

We are still new at this and were using my iPhone with my newly purchased GroundSpeak Geocaching app on it to narrow in on the cache. It always said that it had a 56 feet accuracy, so we haven’t been able to get an exact location, but that is the other fun of it, who can spot the cache first! Usually they are hidden under rocks, twigs, and camouflaged pretty well.

iPhone GroundSpeak app

iPhone GroundSpeak app

David started pining after a good old mechanical compass which he thought would help him tremendously. After 15 minutes or so, he’s the one that found the cache. And his prize was a compass of all things! We left this $100 Travel Bug we found at the Peak to Peak Travel Bug Hotel the night before. (Too bad the $100 isn’t real!)

Travel Bug

Travel Bug

We also left a panda figurine and sport bubbles. Can’t wait to visit the two other ghost town geocaches!

Return from Ghost Cache 3 - Perigo

Return from Ghost Cache 3 - Perigo