Geocaching Fun with Your Dog

Today I’m sharing with you one of my latest adventures, Geocaching. I bet most of you have never hear of Geocaching before. If you are one of those people please watch this informational video to get you all caught up. 


Alright, we are all on the same page now. I would also like to add a quick disclaimer: if you plan on geocaching the Minneopa State Park in Southern Minnesota, please do not continue to read. 


***Spoiler Alert Ahead***


Now I can start my adventure.

My humans and I arrived at Minneopa State Park with their cell phones in hand. My dad entered the first set of coordinates that we got from geocaching.com. And we where off.


Our cell phones lead us behind a building. There they were staring us in the face, our next set of coordinates. After inputting them, we headed off following the little compass on our phones.

As we were following the compass we couldn’t help ourselves but to notice the beautiful scenery around us.
Then we came to a bench. We searched and searched and then underneath we found our second set of coordinates.
Once again, we inputted them and hit the trail.
This time the coordinates lead us over a creak and up a steep set of step.

Finally we get to the top of this hill. We took a moment to catch our breath as well as enjoy the gorgeous waterfall. This state park has two amazing waterfalls that draws people from near and far. Especially during winter when they freeze over.
After a few minutes appreciating our surroundings, we were off again.

Then I noticed a big log laying, in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. 


So I started sniffing around and there was a hole in the back of the log. With the help from my mom we cleared the pile of sticks covering the hole and noticed a metal box.

We pulled the metal box and we all started celebrating. 

WE FOUND IT!

We immediately open it and pull out the log box and sign it with our geocaching name.

Then we pulled out the treading cards to see which flower represents Minneopa State Park. Each of the stated parks in Minnesota have a different trading card for people to collect. This theme is “Call of the Wildflowers.”

We took one as a souvenir, got our usual photo as proof, close the metal ammo can up and place it back where we found it. We then recorded “found” on our geocaching account, bringing out total finds up to 472. Another successful fun and another great adventure.











We love geocaching! It is a great way to bring some excitement to your hike as well as getting people and animals moving. Geocaching is great for adults and kids alike, I mean, who doesn’t like to go treasure hunting.

Today I’m joining the FitDog Friday blog hop hosted by: SlimDoggy, My GBGV Life and To Dog With Love

Comments

  1. June 19, 2015 / 6:06 am

    that is a great adventure to go on Spencer,xx Speedy

  2. June 19, 2015 / 11:41 am

    OMD LOTS of doggies were doing geocaching (before you began blogging). There was a blogger (who doesn't blog anymore) who blogged about it ALL of the time and many of the regular dog bloggers joined in. It sure looks like fun but don't think Dakota would get into it.

  3. June 19, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    We lub geocaching!! We use dis pawesome map https://www.geocaching.com/play and has fun! I'm so glad you dig it – it's great creative and enjoying fun for dogs and peoples! Post more pics about your geocaching adventures – I lub seeing dem!!

  4. June 19, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    We have never geocached before, but it sure sounds fun!!

  5. June 19, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I've never tried geocaching (or knew what it was), but it sounds like a fun way to make an adventure out of a walk. Thanks for sharing!

  6. June 19, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    We did some geocaching a few years ago and it was great fun! Glad you're hear to introduce folks to it.

  7. June 19, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Never heard of this before, what fun! Thanks for the info, I bet Magic would love this.

  8. June 19, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I've never heard of Geocaching before, but what a fun activity, like a treasure hunt. I'm going to see if there are is any Geocaching near us and give it a try. I'm not too good w/ a compass, but I'll sure try! Thanks so much for sharing this.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  9. June 19, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    That was flying around Blogville a couple years ago and there were some blog hops for it, but it kind of died out. We never got into it much but I know a lot of folks find it fun. Thanks for hooking up with the blog hop!

  10. June 19, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Ooooh, I've heard of this. Sounds like fun for both dog and owner/handler!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

  11. June 19, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    We hear that is a pretty cool game. And you found stuff!
    Lily & Edward

  12. June 19, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Sounds like a great adventure in a beautiful place! We've never tried geocaching, but I've heard of it and it sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  13. June 19, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    It sounds like Geocaching is a lot of fun! I might have to try it sometime just to see what it is like. That one was hidden pretty well! Great job finding it.
    -Purrs from your friends at http://www.PlayfulKitty.net

  14. June 19, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Yay! Geocaching! I'm a former volunteer for the site (I used to review in Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Illinois).

  15. June 19, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh congrats. I've never done any geocaching. I know about it though.

    Don’t forget my new home is http://www.browndogcbr.net. I’m still workin’ on it. I’m tryin’ different formats. I have a new one since my move. It is radically different from anything I’ve had before.
    Thank you if you have already given me feedback. If not, I would like to know if you like it.

    Y’all hurry on by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  16. June 19, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    I tried it as part of a kids' project I was working on a few years ago and we mentioned it in our Fit Dogs Rock episode. I have not tried it with Kilo yet so thanks for reminding me. Have a great weekend. XS

  17. June 20, 2015 / 1:02 am

    Sounds like you had a fun and successful geocaching adventure!

  18. June 20, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    That's so awesome; I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked up geocaching in my area and found out there's lots of awesome treasures nearby to be found 🙂

  19. June 22, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    We went on a geocache once with one of the bloggers folks are talking about above. Seems no one is talking about it much anymore. Thanks for bringing it back!

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