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Today, Lonestar Found Her Home
Published on Sunday, February 5, 2012 by

You may remember the biggest geocache fail ever?  The fail is no more.  As a matter of fact, the fail resulted in the best geocache ever!

Indeed, today my daughter and I hiked our way through the “Level Four Difficulty” terrain to the scene of the crime.  The geocache that yes, I RAN OVER.

First, my daughter checked to see what people had already written in the log.

geocache log

Then, we dug out old coral and dirt from the original cache’s site and placed “Lonestar the Duck” in her new home.

We gathered sticks and twigs and built a nest for Lonestar to sit in.  Finally, after admiring our work and taking a few pix, we left Lonestar to the outdoors.

best geocache container

A hole is dug out under the duck. The attached ammo box is underneath the duck.

Lone Star Lakes Geocaching

GUESS WHO RECEIVED TWO VISITS SHORTLY AFTER WE LEFT? 

To my GREAT surprise, I came home tonight to discover two people had already found Lonestar and logged their visits.  LOOK!

Log Date: 2/4/2012

This was a good choice for our first cache of the day. I’d have had a hard time if I’d been tired! I loved the cache container…looked so natural! AND I loved the story on the first page of the log book! SLTNLN Thanks for a great walk and a great cache!

Log Date: 2/4/2012

Caching with friends and family today. Quite enjoyed this one. Thanks for a well thought out cache – loved it. Nice contents. Great cache. TFTH

SLTNLN is “Signed log, took nothing, left nothing” while TFTH is “Thanks for the hide.”  Although considering the place we left it, it can also mean thanks for the hike!

If you are interested in seeing what caches are hidden near you, there is a phone app called c:geo.  It works with Geocaching.com and is free.  Simply download it, create an account and start up “live map” or “nearby.”  It is amazing how many little boxes are hidden all over the world, under our very noses.

geocaching for nerds

Geeky?  Maybe.  But a lot of fun when you have a few minutes to kill.

Today was truly the best hiking/fishing/exploring/sneaking/rambo day ever!

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  • Ron

    Yahoo! Way to go, Katherine!

    And I must agree with one of your finders…

    “I loved the cache container…looked so natural! ”

    Looking at that second photo down, yes, it truly DOES look like a REAL duck!

    Glad you had a GREAT day, my friend. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. love that last graphic of the geek!!!

  • That is a wonderful geocache in disguise. I don’t think that I would have the patience required for this hobby.

  • How fun indeed. I’ve not heard of this before.  I like it and am going to give it a go.

    Have a terrific day.   🙂

  • Really cool!  I’ve never done this.  I bet it would be fun to read what people wrote on the log.  Sort of like getting comments on your blog. 

    • Oh WOW that is EXACTLY what it is like! Blog comments! LOVE IT!!!!

  • Very cool!

  • Mel

    Oh, that’s just too cute!  And I’ve researched via your link.  HOLY cow, there are 52 in the county I reside in!  I had NO clue.
    I also have no GPS.  LOL

    Dang.

    • Do you have a smart phone? I don’t have a gps – I downloaded the free geocaching app and use that for my gps. 🙂

  • Now I’m curious to see if there are Canadian geocachers in my area!! This looks like a really fun activity Katherine.

    • Nicky, very seriously. Make a free account on geocaching.com. Then search your area. THEN scroll down and go to the google map section… zoom out and you will see TONS of geocaches EVERYWHERE. It is SO COOL!

  • Sarah H.

    Hello! My husband, daughter and I stumbled across LoneStar today when walking in the woods. We saw the “duck” and then noticed it was not moving and went to investigate. We left a piece of memorabilia from our home country (Buffalo, NY). I guess in the lingo we are considered “geomuggles” because we were not looking for a cache but now have set up an account. Can you tell us what your GC code is or how to identify what we found so we can log it? We took a picture of the business card but did not see the number. We are hoping to continue doing this now, we had such fun finding it. My toddler apparently kept a “memento” from the cache which she squirreled into my pocket without me knowing until I got back to our car and went looking for my cell phone….it is a little kaleidoscope and we promise to pay it forward when we hit up our next cache. Our Geocache account is AdamAddieSarahHansen or my email is senorton07@gmail.com. Thanks for a lot of fun today!!!

    • HOW EXCITING! I just emailed you. You are supposed to take things from the cache so it is wonderful your toddler did…. I love that! Check your email! 🙂

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