GeoDog – Park and Grab Example

Reminder – Post your experiences on finding a geocache on August 16th. Linky link. Prizes. All good fun.  And in between now and then I am going to show you some examples of geocache hunts and finds I’ve had recently, so you know what you are looking for.

I want to show you an example of a Park & Grab we found.  We were on our way home and I decided we were going to find a cache together.  There was one pretty close by #GC33DPA – The WB.  Remember on the app, you are the blue dot heading towards the green map pin.


A park & grab is generally a quick find near a place where you can closely park and walk to the cache. The description told me it was magnetic and the hint told me it blended in well.


My map brought me over to this lightpost area and I looked all around the base, at the screws bolting it down.  There was this panel which looks like it was screwed into the pole, but…


Psych! It is held onto the pole with magnets and the paper inside is the log that I had to sign.  I was also told in the description to BYOP – Bring your own pen – since there was no room to hide a pen or pencil in this cache.

Now, you don’t think I did that all alone, did you?


Complete family effort!! Geodogs and Geohubs in tow. It was well over 90 degrees that day, so I didn’t make them get out of the AC.  And no, we didn’t drive with them crawling all over like that.  Rock on Geodogs!


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Genevieve Petrillo
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 06:07:10

    Tricky! That’s a good kind of starter cache for a beginner! Like me!!

    Love and licks,

  2. urban hounds
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 06:57:40

    This looks ike lots of fun, we will be watching the beginning at least. Mom goes on vacay from school and starts staycation with us August 13. We love that last shot of you in the car, adorable!

    urban hounds

  3. Emmadog
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 07:33:54

    You might be a “geo addict”! 🙂

  4. Rebecca
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:49:45

    Awesome! I’ve been reading up on geocaching and checking out what is close by for us to try and find. We have lots to choose from. Thanks for another exciting thing to do with our pets!!
    ~Rebecca & Teach

  5. What Remains Now
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 08:56:06

    Now that is clever. Love the final picture.

  6. mollieandalfie
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 09:07:50

    I love that photo of you Charley 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 09:12:28

    That magnetic cache was so neat. I like how the dogs were enjoying all the air conditioning in the front seat of the car. Did mom person have to sit in the back seat?

  8. Dolly the Doxie
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:07:24

    We’ll be back to read and take notes, mom is trying to figure out a schedule when to do this. We can’t wait to try it! Love Dolly

  9. garthriley2007
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:19:59

    Wow – very cool! We love the sneaky magnetic panel that looks like you would have to unscrew it! We have never tried geocaching but sounds like fun! (love the geodog photo)


  10. Molly The Wally
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:40:37

    That is way cool and clever. We hope you have a serene Sunday and take some time out for some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. cecilia07
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 10:47:33

    WTG the family who GEOs together has the most fun!
    Hugs Madi your BFFF
    Do folks have to get permission to hide/attache caches around their city?

  12. Kuruk
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 12:10:35

    So cooooowooowooool! Gotta get Mama going on this! Wooowooooo, Ku

  13. writetowag
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 12:39:31

    Love the last pic!!!! Two happy pups indeed!!!!

  14. harrispen
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 12:49:28

    What great camo for that cache.

    Millie & Walter

  15. sprinkles
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 13:22:06

    Wow, I never would have thought that the magnet thingy would be the geocache! That’s very cool!

    Love that last pic!

  16. Miss Harper Lee
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 14:03:54

    Very fun, and the team effort makes it even more so!

  17. wallaceandsamuel
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 14:08:53

    O…M…D that is SO cool and SO tricksy!! We LOVE it!!

    Chuck…you look hot and tired bru…we hope your momma treated you to something cool and delicious when you got home!

  18. Julia Williams
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 14:35:22

    That was clever to “hide” the cache in plain sight like that!

  19. Murphy Campbell
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 15:34:55

    We have our post all set up!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 16:19:54

    What a great find you made!!! We keep trying to tell Mom we have to try this. We can’t wait to see all the posts.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. Mitch and Molly
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 17:41:02

    Hey, that’s pretty cool, Charley! What a great hiding spot!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  22. rubytheairedale
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 20:19:32

    Oh, that looked like funs!!!! And those tricky peeps with magnets! BOL
    And, it sure looks like your snoopervisors were keepin’ a good eye from the cool car!! LOVE that pic!!
    Ruby ♥

  23. Fraidy Cats!
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 21:01:48

    Very cool! one of your earlier caching posts got me and my mom into it 🙂 we went out today and were able to make a find. We think yours would have stumped us. We’re gonna remember that trick.

  24. easyweimaraner
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 04:52:14

    A park and grab! That would be the perfect cache for my dad. Best in front of my crib – he is such a lazy guy.

  25. Coccolino
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 07:43:47

    That looks like fun! What a great find. We have missed you – hope all is well lately! We will be back again soon!

    ~ Coccolino the mini pig

  26. 2browndawgs
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 08:30:26

    Wow good job!

  27. Jan K
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 16:53:13

    So cool! I’m starting to catch on more to how much fun this must be!

  28. Gizmo
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 18:38:21

    Excellent work Finn & Family! you’re starting to see some fun hides now…The GPS/APP will only take you so far, then it’s time to use your eyes and your ‘geosense’ to make the grab

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