The recent podcast of Caching In The Northwest: Episode 457 Navigating the Triad focused on three of the more famous geocaches in the Geocaching Community. Geocaching Headquarters (GCK35B), Mission 9: Tunnel of Light (GC1169) and Original Stash Tribute Plaque (GCGV0P) comprise the GC “Triad”.
Once these three are found, you can qualify for the Challenge Cache called Sherlik’s Center of the Triad (GC1WYHN)
As I was listening to the podcast post-broadcast, I was brimming with pride. I have found ALL 4 of those geocaches! You can imagine, I have a story associated to each unique find.
I thought I would share each with a separate post to emphasize the importance of them … I learned quickly that some geocachers are numbers motivated, and statistically savvy. One of the statistics tabs I found very interesting was the Milestones.
My Geocaching ‘career’ was on a 2-year hiatus from January 12, 2015 – January 30, 2017. GASP! I read with curiosity that Groundspeak will track your: 1st, 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, etc.
Since I was “getting back” into Geocaching I wanted to ensure that those Milestone geocaches were special … for example, my 50th find would be the Geocaching Headquarters!
Geocaching Headquarters, Fremont area of Seattle, WA – I was amped! I read the geocache description page thoroughly so I understood what to do. First item of business was to reserve a time slot for a visit.
I was greeted immediately by a tall man (if memory serves, Blackhawker) I introduced myself as The Scr1be – my original player name. I received the red-carpet treatment back then, that Geocachers enjoy today.
I was invited to discover trackables; although I didn’t know what that meant. I spent about 10-15 minutes because it was just him and I.
I relished every moment! Before I departed, he invited me to start the Geocaching HQ Geo-Tour that was nearby. I was simply happy with the GC HQ as my 50th find. Now I have more exploring to do?
I would continue to geocache, of course. However, the next cache I found was Mission 9: Tunnel of Light.
Let’s get out there!