While on the 2012 Montana retreat, the group did a little geocaching. Geocaching is essentially a scavenger / treasure hunt using a handheld GPS with the goal of finding the geocache, logging it and leaving it for the next person. No real treasure except for the chance to see new places, meet new people, and get some exercise. Additional information is on WWW.Geocaching.com.
One feature of geocaching is ‘Travel Bugs’. Travel bugs are a unique tracking number attached to a trinket with a goal. When a geocacher finds a travel bug they are able to take it with them (without leaving an equal valued item) to help it along its mission. In each of the 4 new geocaches the group helped place / find in the Athelas ‘backyard’ a travel bug was placed.
A travel bug was placed in each of 4 new geocaches the group helped place/find in the Athelas ‘backyard. This page will help you follow them on their way home to Our Redeemer in Quincy. A note was placed with each travel bug reading the following:
I need your help to get home. My friends and I got split up from our church group while trekking near Glacier National Park.
The folk at an outdoor ministry near Rexford, MT helped up find a few caches to begin our journey home.
Please help me get to “+ Marks the Way” GC3N3Q9 (N 39° 56.375 W 091° 22.323) in Quincy IL.
We’re saying our prayers that you will help us on our adventure.
You can follow the four of us at Geocaching.com
|07/19/2012||MooCows placed ORLC-MooCow in Still Peak||Visit Log|
ORLC-Do I Smell Bacon?: TBKF9E
|08/27/2012||hiking dude retrieved it from Tenmile Talus Slope||Montana||Visit Log|
Cute little critters. Thanks for sharing with the community. Hope to move along very soon.
|07/18/2012||MooCows placed it in Tenmile Talus Slope||Montana|
|07/18/2012||MooCows placed ORLC-Mona in Pinkham Mountain|
ORLC-My Trunk is Packed: TB4Y4Y2
|08/27/2012||hiking dude retrieved it from McGuire Trailhead||Montana||Visit Log|
Thanks for sharing with all us geocachers. Cute fellas! Hope to move along soon.
|07/19/2012||MooCows placed it in McGuire Trailhead||Montana||Visit Log|