I had been dying to get started on this hobby for over a year, maybe a few years. I decided this summer to start it with Satori. What is Geocaching? From the official Geocaching website:

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

So today I loaded up my profile I made last year and found a couple that are just a few miles from our house. I told Satori we were going to hunt for treasure! The first one we found very easily, next to the mountain stream running through Rollinsville, a picturesque place with snow-capped mountain views, the occasional train rushing by, and a verdant meadow.

Geocache treasure

Geocache treasure

The next one was supposed to be for kids and super easy, but we did not find it. 🙁 Instead, Satori found a broken bottle, and, thinking that was the treasure, she attempted to dig it out of the ground and cut her finger! We’ll try again later this week. Daddy is home this week, so we’ll wait for him to join us!

Here’s a peek at our geocache we found, a relatively large one, they can be very small and hard to find. Inside was a notebook so we could sign in our names and the date we found it, and say what we took and what we left. We left a piggy-flashlight keychain and took a shiny plastic egg. 🙂

Geocache camo

Geocache camo

Satori is very psyched about our next Geocaching adventure! I hear there is an app for the iPhone, I may get that… Today I used my Garmin Forerunner 305 watch, which I usually use when hiking.