By Derek H
Hooray! I’m on a chip! Photo by geocacher rockhoundbmw
The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB)
Why this is the Geocache of the Week:
For some geocaches, the photos you get are just as good as earning another smiley for the find. This just so happens to be one of those geocaches. After you make the beautiful hike up among the boulders, geocachers have the opportunity to take a pretty awesome photo standing on “Potato Chip Rock”. If you’re brave enough to walk out on it, that is. Plus, this geocache also happens to be one of the older geocaches in the world, placed in 2001.
What geocachers have to say:
“Went on a midnight hike up to Potato Chip Rock and found this awesome Cache with an amazing view! TFTC!” – meyerjp
“This was our favorite cache of the day due to its age and the beautiful view from GZ. Thank you so much for putting this cache out and taking us to a real cool place!” – chfshome
“A great morning hike topped off with finding this fun cache! I was with a friend who was new to geocaching and she was thrilled when she was the one to make the find. I think we have a new convert! Thanks for the fun” – Boy&Girl
What the geocache creator, Tuna , has to say:
“On January 5, 2001, I read about this guy named Jeremy Irish in an article in Outside Magazine. Jeremy was talking about this new hobby called geocaching — only recently enabled by the military making accurate GPS signals available to non-military users. I visited the brand new geocaching.com website and discovered that there was only one cache in all of San Diego county. So, the next day I installed the second San Diego cache — Double Peak Summit — 320th cache in the world! That year I went on to stash about 15 caches. I love hiking the mountains and hills in San Diego, and was always looking for scenic places for new caches. I was hiking Woodsen Mountain regularly and stashed The Mountain Of Moonlight Rocks in a quiet out-of-the-way spot. It’s gratifying to see that many others discovered Woodsen Mountain as a result of that geocache more than a decade ago! “
The picture is mandatory, the pose is up to you. Photo by geocacher The JJ Duo
Did anyone bring some guacamole? Photo by geocacher I C IT
As the original caption says, “YOLO.” Photo by geocacher The Slocums
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