One of the many things I love about geocaching is that it can bring families together, get them outside and give them an opportunity to experience the beauty and history of our great state. Last week, I received an email from one of my fellow travel writers, Zoie Clift, about a log that was posted on an Arkansas State Park cache. Zoie knows that I love geocaching, so she passed it along to me.
Park Superintendent Lee Howard and Park Interpreter Susan Adkins at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine received the notification of a find on the Caddo Gap cache at the park. They thought it was an interesting story, and I completely agree! So thanks, Lee and Susan, for sharing!
Below is the actual log from Geocaching.com:
“Log Date: 1/15/2011
Just now posting this find. I have a funny story to share about this find. About 7 years ago my husband took our son hiking and while climbing on the rocks our son discovered the ammo can. This was before we knew anything about geocaching. My husband thought it was some little kid’s secret treasure box so they put it back and left with a smile. About two years ago we got into geocaching and my husband had a realization that what they had stumbled upon so many years before wasn’t really a kid’s treasure box. On this beautiful Saturday we took the kids for a hike and decided to see if that cache is really there…and sure enough it was! We love this trail and enjoyed the beautiful views from the gazebo. We truly are blessed to live in such a beautiful state. TFTC!”
Isn’t that great? I contacted the cacher via Geocaching.com. Dawn Shinn was so nice and gave me permission to include the story in today’s blog. I asked for a photo to include and she was so gracious to provide me with a recent photo of her lovely family. Dawn, I hope you and your family continue geocaching in The Natural State for many years to come, creating wonderful memories along the way!
If you have an interesting geocaching story that you’d like to share, email me at DeltaTraveler@gmail.com. To find out more about geocaching in The Natural State visit www.arkansas.com/geocache and www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/geocaching/.
Have a GREAT weekend!