While this was little more than a sales pitch for caching gear available from the geocaching.com store, it did get me thinking about some of the more impressive cache hides I've found over the years. For starters, a fake rock cache, or a nano inserted into a pine cone sure beats an LPC any day. Some of my other previous favorite finds include:
- A hollowed out granite rock with a hinged "door" made of the same piece of granite that closes shut with a magnetic latch.
- A perfectly carved out tree stump where an ammo box rests snugly inside, beneath the removable tree stump "lid".
- A regular cache hidden inside the frame of a 30-40-year-old car at the bottom of a steep hillside.
- A 5-stage multi-cache where you gather clues to unlock the giant, toy box-sized cache container full of schwag. Did I mention the treasure is located inside a ski resort?
- A micro cache hidden inside a tiny birdhouse hanging from the branch of a pine tree.
- A surprisingly hard-to-spot 5 gallon bucket in the middle of a sparsely vegetated field.
- A full-sized decorated ammo box, resting comfortably behind the check-in counter of a bowling alley. While "hidden" in plain sight, you have to ask the friendly clerk behind the desk to hand it to you.
Whether you plan to watch the super bowl, or get out and do some caching instead (because you're still bitter that the 49ers aren't playing in the big game), have a great weekend.