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.
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.
Also appeared on instagram @cactus_catz although I’ve added a little more here. Note: I’ll be backdating this entry as I am putting all my geocaching instagram posts on Cactus Dreams so am catching up to where I am today. Affiliate disclosures on the bottom.
Fun geocaching t-shirts:
US Amazon : Found it! series 1 geocaching t-shirt
The t-shirt is the first in a series I am starting, inspired by my experiences in geocaching.
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. 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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.” My being an affiliate does not affect your pricing. The price remains the same whether you use an affiliate link or go directly to Amazon by yourself.