Archive for April, 2008

Geocaching In Our Own BackyardApr 03, 2008

The sun finally broke out yesterday and the temperature rose to above 6C (42F). As my mother would have said, “It’s a great day to get out and blow off the stink”. So we did.

The trail we chose was at the end of a cul-de-sac just a few streets over from our home. We became aware of it at the beginning of the winter and we have been itching to get to it. Not only are there a couple of Geocaches along the route but the direction of the trail looked like it would connect to another area near our neighborhood that we were looking forward to exploring.

Geocaching In Our Backyard

The first cache took us a fair distance off the trail and a bit of bushwhacking was required. We passed through several stands of birch trees which we’re sure will be even more alluring in a few months when crowned with green leaves. Nearby was a small pond still partially covered with ice:

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Geocacher Finds Millions In Gold CoinsApr 01, 2008

While geocaching Hesaj Ester stumbled upon a hidden treasure that led to a find of over two million dollars in old gold coins!

Gold Coins

“I couldn’t believe my eyes!”, Ester said, “I have been geocaching for years and this is the first time that I found anything like this. It’s a strange day!”

Ester said that he got up early this morning and logged on to geocaching.com, a central website that players use to get information related to their game. He was immediately greeted with a cache, GC080401, that was just posted. It was very near his work so he left early, hoping to be the first person to find it. Apparently there are ‘bragging rights’ for the first player to find one of these hidden treasures. After a short search of a heavily wooded area he discovered a fairly large wooden box.

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