What is Geocaching?
This one-minute video tells you all about this world-wide treasure hunt that’s probably right in your own back yard.
Geocache Name: SQ – Harger Hill
Location: Novi, MI
We liked the fact that the geocache was in a very old cemetery nearby. We figured that we’d have a good chance to find the container in a fenced in area. When we arrived, I was busy fiddling with my GPS typing in the exact coordinates while Byron darted off up the hill. After a few minutes of not getting a signal, I heard a yell from the cemetery. “I found it!” – I was so mad at myself for trying to do everything in order, I had missed the find. Grrr!
BYRON’S FIRST GEOCACHE FIND. CAN YOU SPOT IT’S HIDING PLACE? –LOOK UNDER THE TOMBSTONE TO THE RIGHT. IT’S A LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE PEEKING OUT FROM THE BOTTOM.
INSIDE THE WATERPROOF POUCH WAS A NOTEBOOK TO SIGN AND AN INKSTAMP.
WE ADDED OUR GEOCACHE NAME (TEAM AISSA), DATE AND NOTED IT WAS OUR FIRST FIND!
Since Byron found it, he got to open it first. It’s such a rush knowing that someone left it to be found. We noticed that a few people that very week had signed the log book.
NOTICE THAT THE LOG IS A SIMPLE NOTE PAD. SOME CACHES HAVE KEYCHAINS OR TOY SOLDIERS. IN THOSE CACHES THE RULE IS- TAKE SOMETHING, LEAVE SOMETHING. AND NOTE YOUR FIND. YOU MUST PUT THE CACHE BACK EXACTLY WHERE YOU FOUND IT.
What are Muggles?
Muggles are people lurking around not associated with Geocaching. You have to watch out for muggles when you play and be sure there are none around watching you re-hide the cache or they may take it and ruin the cache.
This is the ink stamp found in the cache. We stamped the pad and decided after this cache to have our own ‘Team Aissa’ ink stamp made so we can leave our own mark.