This week’s geocache took me several hundred kilometers away from the Lakeland area. This cache has been around since 2009, and was located near a historic sign.
I appreciated the easy parking, and the Christmas lights that were still up in March surrounding the hiding spot. There were a lot of people in the area, but I think I got in and out without anyone noticing what I was doing.
Although the geocaching description said this, “Green? What is green… did I say green? Green car, green grass, green square, green leaves, green tree, green circle, green bench, green paint, green moss, green water and anything else you would like to be green”, I quickly spotted the green container amongst all the greenery. After I signed the logbook, I took a walk to the historic sign. Thank-you to the man who offered to move his truck so I could get a better view of the plaque and the animals!
About a kilometer from this cache was something I would have never known about had I not been geocaching. I found a glacier trail in the woods. The snow was deep, but the trail was marked with signs and huge rocks that came to the area via glaciers.
One sign said I was standing right where a glacier once was. That was pretty cool! And it was all hidden away deep in the woods. After I saw the large stones, I climbed up onto another hill and watched the trains go by (I like seeing the graffiti on the sides), and read about a train wreck that happened in the area in 1986.
I have realized that when traveling via vehicle, geocaching makes for a nice break. As you’re searching for surprises with your GPS (or phone), you stretch your legs and get all your energy back. And then when I drive by those areas again, I can remember all the places I found thanks to someone who took the time to lead me there; it’s like following a secret map, with a coded title (like the title for this post).