Then I decided that, since some of our blog followers are local geocachers, we'd let you in on some secrets for locating our Minnesota hides:
This location was perfect for us as it's in the parking lot of Good Day Cafe which was our first "unofficial" date after we met. Nearby is the sign post over the freeway that lent itself to a good magnetic container. So if you see these ----->
you're in the right spot :)
The below picture is just a cool shot I took with my iPhone of the red bench on the overlook.
This is Mark's longest standing cache placement. Container is missing one latch now that has broken off but it's in decent shape and still waterproof. He put it here in 2006 and it continues to be a fun hide for geocachers to find. It's on a little pond overlook near Dick's Sporting Goods off 394. The photo to the right is looking right at the cache placement but you'll have to reach up and around a bit to make the find ;)
This is my ammo can hide and I really love this random "path" that leads out to it. It's definitely doable any time of year but in winter, you'll want boots! The cache was in great condition. It resides in what remains of a dead tree at the end of the old rail line. It's just before a cliff where there must have been a bridge back in the day. Once you get off the main trail and into the woods, this is the path that you will end up on. ------>
And this is what happens ---------->
when you get to a cache and realize you lost your writing utencil along the way. We used a leaf to make some markings on the physical log book for the final stage of a nearby multi (West of "West of Riley") and will post this photo along with our log to prove that we really were there!