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Tip of the Day 8/20:Touch and pull everything you can

In our third Find It Friday tip,we’d like to give you a clue about what to do when you get to Ground Zero (GZ,or the spot that your GPSr’s coordinates exactly match the coordinates of the cache listing).

When you’ve absolutely just looked everywhere you can and thought about where you’d place the cache,touch everything.

Is that bolt screwed on tight,or is it a magnetic cache?

Is that funny looking leaf an anomaly,or is it fake?

Pick up those rocks,that tree stump. Is anything underneath?

That rock looks almost too perfect. Does it have a fake bottom?

That stump looks like it’s supposed to be there. Try moving it and you may find it’s hollow and houses a cache.

Poke a stick into that hole.

A bone in the middle of the woods? Really? Try picking it up and unscrewing it.

Not a bone! A cache!

Rattlesnake cache container

CAUTION:We do NOT recommend reaching your hand in dark places. That coiled up something may be a fake snake with a bison tube in its belly,but it may just as easily be the real thing. Poke holes with sticks,not fingers.

To abide by the geocacher’s creed,leave an area like you found it. Not only will disturbing an area in an obvious way lead another geocacher right to the cache and make it less fun for them to search,it also disrupts the ecology of an area. So when you pick up a log,make sure you put it back where it was when replacing it.

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