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This page is dedicated to homemade geocaches that I have stashed throughout the state. As I start hiding them in other states, I will update the page accordingly.

So, what is a geocache? Geocache is a derivative of 2 words- GEO from geography, and CACHE, which is something that is hidden, such as treasure, food, supplies, etc. The owner of a geocache, sets out a cache with items placed inside, among which is typically a notepad and pencil. Using a GPS, the coordinates are noted and then placed on the internet, and geocache hunters try to locate the geocache based on the coordinates given. They then log their name in the notepad and take some of the items left in the geocache and replace them with items they brought. Here's more information on geocaching.

My geocaches are slighty different from the usual geocache. I incorporate geocaching in with my 4-wheeling adventures. As a result, most of the geocaches I have hidden require a 4-wheel drive to get to. In some instances, a 4-wheel drive and a hike. Also, I do not give directions on where to go to start the hunt. All I will give are the GPS coordinates and the elevation. With that having been said, I will post pictures of the geocache site as well as the surrounding area. If you can get to within 50 yards or so of the cache, the pictures will help guide you in. No extreme 4-wheeling is required to get to my caches. I have a stock Pathfinder that I use on all my 4-wheeling outings. Most of the roads that I 4-wheel on can be found in DeLorme's Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer. By locating the coordinates I give on the geocache site, and looking in the Atlas, you can figure out which road I went in on. That's the only hint I will give you.

Another difference between my caches and the typical geocache- the typical geocache will use a plastic container such as Tupperware to hide the cache in. They then hide the plastic container. Not my geocaches. I build my geocaches to look like rocks and boulders. Here's how I make homemeade geocaches. The inside of the boulder is a plastic jar which is the cache container. Simply turn the boulder upside down to access the screw-on lid. To me, just setting out a Tupperware container doesn't seem much of a challenge. Again, with that having been said, I will take many pictures of the geocache boulder at various angles and of the surrounding area and post them on the site. Simply print out the pages, a color printer helps, and go hunting. You will know what the boulder looks like and where it is. I want to make it challenging, but still give you a sporting chance.

If you feel my caches are too tough or don't abide by the rules, then please don't go looking for them. They aren't for you. However, if you feel you're up for a challenging adventure, please try to find them and leave the details of the find in the logbook and send me an email. I'd love to hear of your journey.

Disclaimer - please read this...
Use the information provided here at your own risk. Hunt for a geocache at your own risk. I give no guarantees as to the absolute accuracy of the information presented here. This page contains my own personal description of geocaches I've hidden and the locations, and so may differ from your experience of the geocaches if you go hunting for them. I try to place geocaches only on Federal and Government owned land, but I can never be 100% sure of the ownership of the land that I am on.
Here is a picture of a homemeade geocache. All geocaches I have hidden are homemade and no two geocaches look alike. Some are large, some are small. I just make them up as I go. Here's how I build geocaches.

Geocaches I have hidden:

Colorado