The windmill and tree at Marymoor Park

Geocaching part 6

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?”

Friend/colleague/lover/brother/houseplant: “Nah.”

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.

Magnetic key holder on the fence
Magnetic key holder on the fence
Key holder by the Lid tennis courts
Key holder by the Lid tennis courts

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.

A geocache hidden among thorny bushes
A geocache hidden among thorny bushes
Geocache hidden in a shrub
Geocache hidden in a shrub

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.

A geocache in a lamppost
A geocache in a lamppost

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.

A geocache hidden in a shrub
A geocache hidden in a shrub
The geocache was full of trinkets
The geocache was full of trinkets

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.

A cache velcroed under an informational sign
A cache velcroed under an informational sign
A bison cache on the Sammamish River trail
A bison cache on the Sammamish River trail

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.

A geocache on the Sammamish River Trail
A geocache on the Sammamish River Trail
A magnetic key case geocache
A magnetic key case geocache

While rollerblading on the Alki Trail in West Seattle, I found another geocache inside a picnic table.

A geocache hidden in a picnic bench
A geocache hidden in a picnic bench
A magnetic key case cache on the Alki trail
A magnetic key case cache on the Alki trail

I found a magnetic bison at the Mount Si trailhead.

A magnetic cache
A magnetic cache
A bison cache at the Mount Si trailhead
A bison cache 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.

The Marymoor Park sign
The Marymoor Park sign
A water bottle geocache
A water bottle geocache

Next to the windmill, there was an oddly shaped tree. Inside one of the knots, there was a bison.

A knot in a deformed tree
A knot in a deformed tree
A bison geocache
A bison geocache

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.

A sign on the East Lake Sammamish Trail
A sign on the East Lake Sammamish Trail
A magnetic key case cache
A magnetic key case cache

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.

Geocache that looks like a drainpipe
Geocache that looks like a drainpipe

We unscrewed the pipe to find a green egg container, and inside that, a yellow bison with the logbook.

Container in container in container
Container in container in container

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