Shocking Geocache!

Can You Spot The Geocache?  It's In Plain Sight

I posted a few weeks ago that I had found my 200th Geocache.  A lot of the caches that I find and that others find, are very similar.  Certain geocaches, such as the "skirt lift" light pole cache, are almost always the same.  But every once in a while there are some different caches that stand out. 

Here is one that I found the other night.  As you can see on right, it was around a number of electric boxes, but if you look closely the actual geocache is hidden in plain sight, do you see it?

Ah, A Simple Geocache

 Underneath the long horizontal box was this plate at left.  It is an outlet cover that is fixed with magnets to attach to something metal.  I have found several of these, usually attached to a metal pole or something similar.

When I noticed this, I thought I had found the geocache, there would be no other reason for this to be where it was.

The First Decoy Geocache I have Ever Found
As it turns out, this wasn't the cache, but rather a decoy intentionally placed nearby to get your attention.

This is the first time that I have ever seen a decoy cache, but it is a clever idea.  You get excited that you located the geocache, but you have to keep looking.  So I put the plate back and continued the search.

Does That Look Like A Geocache To You?

After looking around for probably 10-15 minutes in the dark, I noticed this box to the right.  It had a conduit that went all the way to the ground, but nothing else was attached to it. 

I also noticed that the paint color was slightly off, and the metal attaching it looked newer than the rest of the metal in the area.  I checked the base of the conduit and noticed that it went into the rocks below, but then stopped.  There were no wires actually going into it.

Locating the Geocache
The next step was to look and see what part detached and might hold a log.  The small piece of pipe sticking out on the left side of the box came out easily.  Inside the tube was a tightly rolled log.
It's always fun to find geocaches like this.  I've only hidden a couple geocaches, so far they have been very simple.  I enjoy seeing how creative people can be when hiding their caches.  Have you found a geocache that was hidden in a surprising location?  Let me know in the comment section below.


  1. I love Geo-Caching. I never knew that people made them so obscured! The ones I have found have been fairly obvious. I dread ones like the one you covered here, but at the same time, if I actually found one, it would be freaking awesome!

  2. Most of the caches that I have found have been fairly easy as well, but there are certainly some that are more difficult that others. The more you find, the more unusual hides you will run into.

    Some times you can look at the difficulty rating, the more difficult it is, the more likely it is hidden differently than other caches.

    Thanks for reading David!


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