Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Letterboxing Adventures

Treasure hunting, who doesn’t love it?  To learn more about our Geocaching/Letterboxing adventures, click on the Geochaching/Letterboxing category on the right side of the page.

Geocaching is a lot of fun!  And so is Letterboxing!  There are not as many Letterboxes out there but they are well worth finding. 

So what is Letterboxing?  Here is the official website. 

In short, it is just like a Geocache, in that you use a GPS and follow clues to find the cache.  A Letterbox has something special … a rubber stamp.  Many stamps are custom made, others are commercial but the symbol or picture mean something special to the owner.  Those who Letterbox, have some type of notebook and their own rubber stamp and ink pad. 

When you find the cache, stamp your book with the  “cache stamp”. Then stamp the “cache book” with your stamp.  Below is an example of my Letterboxing book, rubber stamp and ink pad.  I had a custom rubber stamp made from a favorite gorilla picture.

This is a page from my Letterbox book.  I stamp the book and then write the details of where I found it, the name of the cache, date etc.

While searching for a Letterbox does take a bit more prep work than simple Geocaching, it’s fun when you find stamps for your book. Give it a try! I’d love to see your book and all the fun stamps you collect.

Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventures – Part Two

Treasure hunting, who doesn’t love it?  To learn more about our Geocaching adventures, click on the Geochaching/Letterboxing category on the right side of the page.

What is Geocaching?  Read more here.
Official Geocaching website is here.

Our family has enjoyed Geocaching over the years.  Here are a few of our adventures. Continue reading “Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventures – Part Two”

Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt! Geocaching Adventures – Part One

Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt? The thrill of discovering “clues”, sometimes involving a riddle, or simply following a map to the “buried treasure”. However you define it, a “treasure hunt” can be a lot of fun, and a great way to get out and move your body while enjoying time away from your day-to-day grind.   Want  to learn more about Geocaching?  Read this post.

"Microcache | www.stephsneckofthewoods.com"Our family discovered Geocaching around 2002, back before we all had smart phones with us daily. The Geocaching website was not what is today. Not as many features or interactive maps, just a simple map, and GPS coordinates with a few clues or a riddle to find the cache.
We did not own a GPS unit but instead, borrowed one from a realtor friend.

So, we set out on one of our early Geocaching adventures.  Back in the early days of caching, we did not always find what we were looking for.  Sometimes, the coordinates were inaccurate.  Other times, fellow “treasure hunters” were not always careful and did not place the cache back in the exact location after their find. Other times, “muggles” would find the cache and removed it altogether.  It was a bit frustrating at times.

But as with any good treasure hunt, don’t give up – try and try again.  Over the years the site improved, Geocachers became more and more common and they seem to be more careful with their finds. Continue reading “Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt! Geocaching Adventures – Part One”