- (in the activity or pastime of geocaching) an item, typically a container holding a number of other items, that has been hidden at a location whose coordinates have been posted on the internet.
“for the next ten hours we would be battling through mud and flash floods to find over 100 geocaches on foot”
- participate in the activity or pastime of geocaching.
“a serious leg injury has meant I’ve been unable to geocache for a couple of months”
Yes, you can do this right here in Manson! In fact, we took our 3-year-old granddaughter on this great little tour last Saturday! What fun; what a great way to spend a day; young and old! You can hunt for caches in any weather (we’ve done it in EVERY season). You can hunt for cache’s anywhere in the WORLD. And now, Manson has it’s own GeoQuest!
The GeoQuest is a series of 8 different cache’s (hidden treasure!) that take you to some spectacular, friendly, and quaint places all around the community of Manson, WA. I can’t tell you TOO much about our day or it will give the fun away, and you’ve just got to give this a try. But, I’ll tell you a little about it!
First thing: go to the Manson Chamber of Commerce Geocaching page where you’ll find all the directions and links. Then, print the Passport (or you can pick one up at Mountain View Lodge & Resort and lots of other places in Manson), and click on the bookmark list. You’ll want to create an account if you don’t already have one. You’ll use a GPS unit or you can download the geocaching app on your GPS-enabled smartphone – it’s easy!
You can do them all in one day or spread them out. We did 5 locations with our granddaughter and are super excited to go out and complete our passport to earn our Cachekinz tag! There is a logbook, a stamp, and several little goodies in each cache box. You’ll need to hit the Dollar Store or our local Variety Store to pick up some small trades for the box before you set out. When our kids were young, we’d tell them to go pick out some small items they’d like to trade in their toy boxes. Our granddaughter did that, too! You might even have some things right in your car!
Enjoy taking pictures, talking with the super friendly people, learn a little history, and laugh a lot! Stop someplace and grab a bite to eat or take a picnic with you. You’re sure to find a great place to just stop and “smell the roses,” so to speak. We packed lunches in my kids old school lunch boxes for all three of us and sat in the shade under a tree! Even Gramps drank from an old Donald Duck Thermos! At the end, we stopped for a lovely glass of sparkling cider. It was great! We had fun with a little kid, but you might mix it in with stopping for wine tasting, local site seeing, or a getaway with old friends or a loved one.
Take a look at our pictures. We hope you enjoy YOUR GeoQuest!