VfAk48LJJrNcB1QnPEmU1bJ7a18 Geocache on: March 2012


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Geocaching at Nose Hill Park

I had a day to myself while my daughter is at Brownie camp and I decided to combine a dog walk and some geocaching this afternoon. Took Scoobydoo and her frisbee to Nose Hill Park where the air was cold but didn't stop lots of people from being out enjoying the spring day. Unfortunately we only found two caches before my free Geocaching app for iPhone lost its satellite feed and wouldn't come back. I did get a photo of one cache container which is a large plastic tube (about 16") containing lots of good swag for trading. Since our grass and plants still don't realize spring is here, the cache was covered very neatly with sticks which actually made it stand out quite well. In a couple months this will be well hidden by longer grasses and undergrowth.

Tomorrow I am still hoping to attend the workshop on how to hide a cache as my family is anxious to do a good job on our first hide. I'll post anything interesting I learn!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Geocaching 201 this weekend

There will be a special workshop this Sunday afternoon in Calgary where you can learn everything from how to choose a good container to where is the best place to hide that container. The workshop will be held at the CNIB building in the Northeast from 2pm until 4pm and there will be an indoor presentation and then an outdoor demonstration. Everyone is welcome including children. For more information or to confirm your attendance please click here.
I am hoping to look for a few caches tomorrow so I can post about them on my blog. Please keep checking back! And if you decide to go to the workshop please say hello if you see me there!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Winter geocaching

One thing we have not done enough of is winter caching in the snow. We find it very frustrating to have to poke around in the snow with no idea if we are even near the right tree/bush/rock. We have had some luck and I'm sure with practice it gets easier but for now we are waiting for better weather to do more geocaching. The snow has been coming down on and off for a few days and today it was pretty steady and cold. At the first sign of sunny skies I will be setting out to get some photos of different cache containers to give you an idea of what you are looking for.
In the meantime, it would be great to get some feedback about my website, or questions on anything you'd like to know about geocaching,  or requests for more information on any aspect of this hobby.

And in three weeks, we'll be attempting to find the lone geocache in Cayo Coco, Cuba!! Can't wait to leave the snow behind and hit the beach!!