Aug 24, 2012

A Fun Cache....

If you are unfamiliar with Geocaching, start by going here to learn a little about it. It's basically a high tech treasure hunting using a GPS device to find "caches" that have been hidden. We've found over 700 and have hidden about a half dozen. Here's one I have hidden in the Lake Lucille Park area.

Oh, I guess first I should explain that caches come in all shape and sizes. One very common size is a called a micro. As you may have guessed, it's a very small cache. It's often a metal container called a bison that is about the size a tube of chap-stick. Now these caches are fine in an urban area, but I get annoyed when they are hidden in the woods where a larger cache could easily be concealed.

This one is called "Micro in the Woods." It's kind of a tongue & cheek reference.

Do you see it????

How about now?

See... It's a "micro" in the woods.

Yes, that's a real, full sized microwave that I packed a quarter of a mile into the woods. Now all I need is about 1500 feet of extension cord and I can plug it in.


tbbotts said...

Hi Todd- It's been awhile since I've been able to get on your blog. Work has a way of tying up all your time- especially when you don't have access to the internet where you're working. What will you do with the microwave if no one finds it? Do people put notes inside or do they take it with them and replace it with something else?

AKStafford said...

Inside the microwave is a small water proof container. There's a log book in there to sign. There's also room for people to leave small "trade" items. These vary from small kid's toys to stuff like fishing lures.

tbbotts said...

Hopefully they leave fishing lures!