5 Creative Geocaching Containers

As our geocaching journey continues, I’m always impressed by the creative cache containers people come up with.

Building on my original post, 10 Unique Geocaching Containers, here are five more that earned one of my favorite points:

Magnet Cache

Do you see it? The hint for this magnetic hide was 62092; I found firmly attached to a lamp post somewhere in Idaho. Since then, I’ve found a few more sign caches; not magnetic, but hanging to a chain link fence). I think both types are ideal for urban hides. The trick with this type of container is the ability to keep a log book both flat and dry. Obviously, you’ll need your own scribble stick.

Magnet Cache

Bicycle Lock Cache

Another ideal urban container, I found this bicycle lock somewhere in Oregon. I figured out a special hint for the three-digit code. As you can see from the photo, there’s really only room for a small log sheet and maybe a pathtag.

Lock Cache

Poetry Wall Cache

A micro cache lies amongst the lines of prose on this fabulous Poetry Post. I found this creative hide in the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; might I suggest a bit of geo-Haiku on ye’ olde log book?

Poetry Wall

Grassy Camouflage

I found this expertly camouflaged container tucked inside a salal shrubbery near the Oregon coast. I was expecting a bison tube hanging from a branch, so the plastic grass threw me off path for a bit. Thankfully my kids found a nearby playground while I continued to hunt.

Grass Cache

Utility Cache

I found this mock utility cache behind a museum in Wyoming state. The trademark green sticker is a bit of an “X-marks the spot,” but figuring out how to unearth the log book requires a bit of experimentation. If memory serves me correctly, this container is big enough to be a letterbox hybrid. (See the feature photo above.)

Utility CacheHappy Caching! 

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Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.