Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Exploration #23:How to Uncover a Mystery

Exploration #23: How to Uncover a Mystery

It's been a long time since I've done an Exploration task from my book "How to be an Explorer of the World". I've been in Virginia for the last week on an artist retreat and I worked in days when I would be able to go out and do some shooting. I've always wanted to try Geo-caching and since I was going to be walking around taking pics, I thought I would try my hand at it. I ended up loving the mystery and adventure!

How to Uncover a Mystery:
1.) Find the general location of your cache and using your GPS follow the trail, snapping pics of landmarks and interesting things along the way.

Statue at the Chrysler Museum of Art

2.) Find the street the cache is on:

Grace & Yarmouth

3.) Meet interesting people along the way:

Gentleman Reading the Morning Paper in Ghent

4.) Find the location of the cache:

The Tree Marks the Spot

5.) Find the hiding spot:

Beneath the Rock

6.) And finally, find the cache, remove, sign the log and replace for the next adventurer to find!

Aragona Project & Log Scroll

What did I learn from this Exploration task? That I ♥ Geo-caching and can't wait to do it again! :)


Luke A. Bunker said...

Too cool! I need to do that sometime!!!

Samuli said...

This was a cool read!

I actually had a chance to do a bit of geocaching last summer - it's such a fun hobby! I got lured in when I was writing a piece on geocaching for our paper and my interviewee really got me excited about the hobby! After the story was published, one of my co-workers told me that she was geocaching hobbyist, too - we ended having some really fun gc-trips!

You just reminded me that I should pick up the hobby again and take my camera with me! So, thanks :)

Nichole Renee said...

This is so cool!! Now I'm itching to do it! And Nick would love it since it's like looking for buried treasure!

And such fun pics along the way, too!

Great post, Laura!

Laura said...

Thanks everyone! Yes, Luke & Nichole! You should do it! it's so much fun and definitely need to start back up and take your camera with you! It was fun documenting the way. :)