You know what I haven’t done recently? A photo dump of all my geocache finds! The following is a typical conversation between me and anyone else when I solicit them to go geocaching.
Me: “Hey, want to go geocaching?”
Well I see how it is, you only want to grab food or go hiking or play tennis or do work or attend to your hemorrhoids or photosynthesize or any other activity other than geocaching. That’s okay, I’ll still go about my solitary hobby and post these images with red circles overlaid on top of them.
After playing tennis at Aubrey Davis Park, I found this geocache. The park is also called “the Lid,” because the park covers I-90. It’s a great service to the public, a recreational area that prevents residents from seeing, hearing, and smelling the freeway.
I love the view from the tennis courts. The sun sets over the I-90 floating bridge on Lake Washington.
Then I walked towards the baseball field, through a thicket of blackberry bushes. At the corner of the retaining wall, there was a shrub where the geocache was hidden.
I was giving a friend a tour of Seattle, and that unfortunate person had to humor me and my inane hobby. When we got to Seattle Center, I swung by the KCTS public television station. Outside, there is a lamppost, and at the base there is an adorable hinged door that swings open to reveal the geocache.
Now that it’s still light outside when I get out of work, I can rollerblade along the Sammamish River Trail again! I found a cache in a shrub by a parking lot.
There was a cache velcroed under a sign about local birds. These tiny caches are called bisons, because these capsules were originally popularized by a company called Bison Designs.
One side of the Sammamish River trail is paved, the other side is mostly gravel. There was a geocache on the less popular, unpaved side. I had to rollerblade on gravel to reach it, which is basically just walking.
While rollerblading on the Alki Trail in West Seattle, I found another geocache inside a picnic table.
I found a magnetic bison at the Mount Si trailhead.
I rollerbladed around Marymoor Park. There was a geocache behind the sign at the entrance. If anyone noticed me, I’m sure they found it odd that I was rollerblading down a grassy knoll into the trees.
Next to the windmill, there was an oddly shaped tree. Inside one of the knots, there was a bison.
I rollerbladed to the opposite side of Marymoor Park to get on the East Lake Samammish Trail. There was a geocache behind one of the signs.
After hiking in North Bend, we stopped by Twede’s Cafe for lunch. There was a geocache in the North Bend Park & Ride. It looked like a drainpipe.
We unscrewed the pipe to find a green egg container, and inside that, a yellow bison with the logbook.