COLUMBUS METRO PARKS--
2017 Geotrail Season Wrap-up
You can tell the Columbus park system is a classy operation by the quality of this pavilion in their Homestead Park. Geocachers from a wide area gathered there for munchies and this annual program recently, the highlight of which was the awarding of much sought-after Geo Coins in this popular, geo-trail event.
Earlier in the year about 20 geocaches were hidden, mostly at the rate of one per park. After those hides are published on Geocaching.com the hunt is on. As cachers found the caches they had to make note of a code word found in the hidden cache's containers and record that word on their entry forms.
This year geocachers had to find 15 correct code words in order to receive one of the much sought-after, 200 coins available.
There are two ladies in white sweaters, left center of the photo. That's my partner, Sue (Skagway071) talking to caching friends Bill (Lighthouse Nuts in the blue t-shirt) and his wife Diane to his right.
Monikers like Skagway071 and Lighthouse Nuts are names cachers are known by when they sign logs of caches they find. The Lighthouse Nuts live in the Westerville area. The other lady in white behind Sue is Linda from Marion who is known as CoolJ. To Linda's right her partner, Mike aka Gabby200, lives in Columbus.
The six of us along with another couple that lives in the Sunbury area often participate in caching activities like this around OH. In an amazing coincidence we also assemble ourselves as a team since we discovered ourselves all wintering fairly close together in Florida.
FWIW I just logged my 5,600th cache in just a little over 5 years of caching and Sue is closing-in on #5,000 quite quickly.
Can you sense our passion for the activity?
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I forgot to publish this post; a brain cramp that appears to becoming more prevalent as age consumes me. Yesterday at a birthday celebration I noticed my cell phone had disappeared from its belt holster. Good Grief, I announced and launched a search. It was in my shirt pocket. 😊
Sue has since surpassed 5,000 finds.