Geocaching in Tucson : false clue

Geocaching in Tucson : false clue

When you see something obvious near a gps point, you think it’s a clue. And a painted rock! That’s like a biiiig clue!


It was a coincidence. Since it was a church yard, the rock was left by a nongeocacher for his girl. tammy_b said she saw it there the year before too. I thought it was sweet and wondered what the story was. Why a rock and not cards or something?

The cache was not too far away though. Sometimes when a clue seems so obvious (and you don’t know it’s not a clue at all), you just have to let the illusion go so that you can find the real object of your desire. A decoy can keep you searching in the wrong area, even if it’s just a few feet in the wrong direction that can make all the difference.

Breathe. Let it go. Aha! Found it!

I thought it was funny seeing that rock because I was out geocaching with tammy_b. She’s a friend of mine really into geocaching and she’s introducing me to the sport.

geocaching at Saint_Phillips in Tucson, photo and text by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved
Saint Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church fountain. No clue what the green floating orb is but it’s right above where we found the Tammy rock next to the tree.

GC74ZP1 is in a lovely church’s courtyard. Saint Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church. I should have gone into the church too. I’m sure the architecture would have given some lovely photos but I was on the hunt and a tad distracted. I get like that sometimes.

Raven Art Studio wrote up a cool description of the labyrinth in honor of the labyrinth around the fountain:

WHAT IS A LABYRINTH A labyrinth is not a maze but a meditative device with a single winding path that leads to a center or end. A maze has many different paths and dead ends to choose from. ….

When people create a geocache, the description will often contain information about what inspired the cache, an explanation, or history of the place.  I love reading the descriptions.

Raven Art Studio did a series of geocaches around Tucson at the various labyrinths in the city.  I hope to see more of them.  Sometimes they are not right at the labyrinth but closeby because caches have to be a minimum of 512 feet away from each other.  So if another cache is too close, you have to move yours a little further away until you are out of range. This happens a lot in an urban city because of the high number of caches. This one Raven could locate right at the labyrinth.


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Geocaching t-shirt on Amazon by M. LaFreniere, Cactus Dreams
Use the links to the right to view the shirt depending on what country you’re in. Right now it’s only available in the USA, UK and DE Amazons.
10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series on Zazzle

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series on Amazon

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Also inspired by my experiences in geocaching, i have designed this t-shirt

US Amazon : Found it! series 1 geocaching t-shirt

UK Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on UK Amazon

DE Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on DE Amazon

You can use the Amazon search bar to do any search at Amazon like I did today with “coyote”. I set the category to “apparel” expecting to see coyote t-shirts but surprisingly there is tactical clothing in desert colors — khaki and military green. On another day, the results may be different. Search engines intrigue me.

I am the designer/creator of the t-shirt Amazon pays me a royalty if you buy the shirt. Yay! I am also an Amazon affiliate on the US site. This has no effect on your price. Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.” I am an affiliate on other sites as well.

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