Geocaching at Cane Creek State Park (with lots of pictures!)

Today I brought Bogie back to Cane Creek State Park for some geocaching!  We set out to find 3 caches and 1 multicache and let Bogie play in the water a bit.  We’ve both been stuck in the house because of the snow and needed to get outside in the sun!

 

I parked at the Visitor’s Center and got onto the Cane Creek Lake Trail headed for the first cache and a fishing pier.  I didn’t get any pictures of the first cache but it was a green ammo can and didn’t take me too long to find.  After the first cache we walked to the fishing pier to eat lunch.

Bogie wasn’t all that interested in the pier so I took her for a swim!

She’s like a magnet when it comes to water.  We hung out on the bank for a little while.

It was so nice to spend some time in the sun!

We headed back on the trail towards the visitors center after the next cache.  This one I spent a while trying to figure out where my GPS was trying to send me when I noticed something light-colored under a piece of wood.  I laughed when I saw it!

A PVC pipe hidden by the park!  And inside is what I came looking for…

My first Travel Bug!  I plan on brining it to South Texas next month and putting it in a cache down there.

Hit the trail for the next cache, part 1 of a 3-part multicache.  The hints given were: looks natural in plain site, easy find, and in a log next to a tree.  When I got to the area where I was within 10 feet of the cache according to me GPS, I found logs and trees everywhere!  I spent some time looking in all kinds of logs and couldn’t find it!  But the key to finding a cache is looking for someone unusual or unnatural.  For instance the flash of light color I saw at the last cache.  And then I spotted it…

Once I saw it, that cut piece of the log stood out like a sore thumb!  I sat down to figure it out…

Hmm…

So clever!!  I laughed out loud when I realized I had been walking around this cache the whole time and didn’t even know it.  Part 1 gave me the coordinates to part 2…

Which was thankfully really easy to find but I would’ve had no idea there was a cache in here if I wasn’t looking for it!  Got the coordinates to the final cache…

I was led the the area around this nest box but I thought surely they didn’t hide a cache in here!

But there it is!  This cache was on a ridge overlooking the lake and it was a beautiful view that I would’ve never seen had I not been geocaching.

The last cache was another fun one.  I couldn’t believe how well it blended in!  This was on a fishing pier and some people were sitting right on top of it fishing.  I told them about geocaching and they may have thought I was a bit crazy.

Found them all!  We made the short hike back to the visitors center to head home.  I think Bogie had a good time!  We hiked 4.3 miles today and got some much needed warm weather and vitamin D.  Can’t wait to do some geocaching in South Texas!

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