They found the treasure in a fallen tree: a small, waterproof box wedged deep in the log's hollow core, the hole capped with a river jack, the rock obscured with the forest's leafy mulch.
July 13, 2002 8:16 AM   Subscribe

sounds familiar.
posted by quonsar at 8:58 AM on July 13, 2002

quonsar - I thought of geocaching too. But, with the clues and the romance of the thing, this seems more accessible to a wider range of people. Geocaching (I think) would tend to appeal to the geek technologist. This has the feel of childhood and hunting for pirate treasure. I'm not sure, but I can see going geocaching with my friends and letterboxing on a date.
posted by willnot at 10:22 AM on July 13, 2002

geocaching feels like a treasure hunt, too, though: the coordinates are only good to about a 6m diameter circle, so there's some hunting around to be done if the cache is well-hidden.

The only one I've made a serious attempt to find is located at either the top or the base of a cliff. So far, it has eluded me: the coordinates put me right at the edge of the cliff, so searching is a bit of a chore.

I'm eager to set up a cache myself. I'll be stashing it on the top of a mountain, and it'll have a Gumby, with instructions to take Gumby to another peak.

I'm hoping Gumby will summit a number of peaks, and perhaps even score the continental highest summits. :-)
posted by five fresh fish at 10:56 AM on July 13, 2002

Interesting. Thanks, picopebbles!
posted by vacapinta at 12:00 PM on July 13, 2002

wow, this is very cool. if I can ever stop playing classic nintendo games, such as Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest, I may hide a box or two!
posted by mcsweetie at 12:23 PM on July 13, 2002

River jack (Zoöl.), an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose

are you the keymaster?
posted by roboto at 1:28 PM on July 13, 2002

ahh.. yes.. I love treasure hunting. Geocaching, letterboxing.. both wonderful adventures. Of course, I have my own cache I've hidden as well, and it's quit popular.
posted by Latitude11 at 3:13 PM on July 13, 2002

Oooh. Porn in the cache. Think I'll have to remember to do that, too.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:31 PM on July 13, 2002

this sounds like so much fun! thanks for the great link(s).
posted by rio at 6:11 PM on July 13, 2002

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