Geocaching in Tucson : desert mistletoe

GC68NP0 is titled Desert Mistletoe (aka Mesquite Mistletoe or Phoradendron californicum) so I thought no problem. It’s a bison tube near some mistletoe. How difficult can that be?

Throw some salt over your shoulder quick. If you think it’s going to be a breeze, well,the problem was several mesquite crowded fairly close together. All of them had mistletoe. The mistletoe looked like giant demented nests dropped into the tree by a roc. And look at those scratchy branches.

It was starting to get darker because storm clouds were starting to sweep in. Tammy and I stared up into the branches and down towards the trunk looking for that familiar glint of the bison tube. Tammy’s phone is always better with the gps so she picks the tree.  Oh, yeah, Found it!

Careful to move between the scratchy branches grabbing onto my hair. I swear the tree used to work for the Wicked Witch of Oz and retired to Arizona after she melted. It sure did not want to give up that logbook. Ha! signed it.


(Note on the tree: This is not a picture of the tree with the bison tube although it was next to it.   Don’t want to give any spoilers away)

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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 “desert plants”

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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