Friday, August 9, 2013

Fitdog Friday: Geocaching Adventures (and 100th post!!)

After our friends Gizmo and Finn & Charley Too posted about the fun activity geocaching we decided we needed to give this a try.  We logged onto to see there were TONS in our area that were a very short distance away so got registered so we could start having fun!

We took the route of downloading an app onto our Android phone.  Its very similar to the one that Finn talked about for the iPhone.  Very easy to use ... especially for non-geocachers like us.

Our first find was "I've been working on the railroad" (#GC3A336).  This one was actually located on a rail/trail just down the street from where Randy's parents live.  We were over visiting on Sunday so decided to give this one a try since it was close.  Teach, Bo and Molly went with us for this find.

Molly is the little black dog and Bo is behind Randy's legs.

Yay for our first find!!!!  Randy said he felt like Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's books ... LOL!!!  I love Hidden Object games so this is also right up my ally.  

Our 2nd find was earlier this week one evening at Little Beaver State Park where we love to hike at.  Who knew all those times out there that we walk right past several.  For this one I decided we would try for "C.R.R WV Cache" (#GC3HM8P).  This was a tough one for us ... we walked around it forever before finding it.  We learned on this one to go slow to give the GPS time to catch up especially in all the tree cover.  Talk about good exercise as you try to find it!!  It was almost dark so also added to the difficulty level.

We did the 3rd and 4th ones today.  The 3rd was "Airport Road Cache" (#GC284TJ).  This was a neat one and the first where it wasn't on an "actual" trail.  We parked on the side of the road and proceeded to go through the woods right there.  Was a neat little one and super easy to find ... especially for newbies, like ourselves.

And the 4th one today was "The Wedding Cache" (#GC3J4BJ).  This was another tricky one where we walked around it forever before actually finding it.  There was a lot of tree cover and the GPS was having trouble keeping up and getting a good reading.  So we went super slow to let it keep up and find itself.   Thank goodness both of the caches today have been in the shade because it was pretty hot and humid here today.

This has been a great activity for all of us to get involved with.  And it helps keep Teach active.  He always wants to check out what we find.  He is an active dog though so does get kind of aggrivated at the circles we make and standing around we do trying to locate it.  He wants to keep moving on down the trail.  

We tried for another one today but decided it would be better to get it in the winter time ... looked like a snaky area!!  And we don't like snakes.

This was getting us ready for Finn & Gizmo's GeoDog Day next Friday.  

Also I want to add that I learned today that WV is rolling out a Civil War (in WV) Geotrail starting tomorrow.  You can visit the website and it looks like it'll be updated more starting tomorrow.  We love history and the Civil War so will be taking part in some of these around here.  

We love being a FitDog and Geocaching is another way to get Fit and have fun!!  **side note** this is our 100th post ... WOOHOO!!!  Can't believe we've actually posted that many times.  


  1. Great fun. Congratulations on your 100th post! We sure do love your blog and look forward to many more.

  2. Woot! I am so proud of you're doing fabulous and are well on your way to major geodog status...You're right about slowing down and letting your GPS settle, especially in tree're doing everything right...Now here's a treat for you...The Hatfield McCoy Geotrail There's a lot of fun to be had there and if you check the events page you're just in time for a bunch of fun happening towards the end of August Events are where you get to meet other cachers, learn tips and tricks, make new friends and find folks to go caching with...caching is very social and you should try to make some of these parties if you can...So what's your geoname? Make sure and send me and Gizmo "friend" requests "JerseyGirl & Bruno" and "@GizmoGeodog"

  3. Congrats on the 100th post! You sure had some adventure and lots of exercise to boot. Teach, you are a FitDog for sure.

    Thanks for joining the hop!


  4. OMD FOUR FINDS!!! Excellent! Good for you, I am really glad you have started playing and that you enjoy it. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!!

  5. Geocaching sounds like so much fun. Good job on all the finds. We will have to try it for ourselves when we get home. Congratulations on your 100th post. We've enjoyed your blog very much and look forward to more posts :)

  6. How fun! I should download the app and try it out.