It’s BIG BEAR’s Birthday and what does he want to do? You got it, Geocache! We met up with our good friend Sean Stafford at San Francisco Golden Gate Park to cache the park on our bikes. We are off at 9:30 Sunday morning with what looked like a perfect day in front of us. Starting cache: GC256C6 Crossroads by irwinSports and then heading East staying on the bike trails and walking our bikes in areas where bicycles were not allowed.
The caches are varied for the most part, some were just baggies with logs in not so great shape, and then some were lock n locks that have been replaced or are showing their age. It seems to be very hard to maintain a cache in the park because of the homeless and just the non stop visitors with children and dogs. Caches have to be hidden well to not be a target for a muggle.
We found all but a couple of the caches we set our GPS‘s on, and the different locations were all fun places to visit in the part. Some of the caches offered up some history, while others were memorials to War Heroes or Aids victims, but all were great fun to track down. It was a great place to take the bikes and ride to cache and also get to visit one of the most beautifil places in San Francisco.
I had never been to Golden Gate Park and while we rode most of the day, quitting at 2:30 only allowed us to ride and cache half of the park, we still have another half of the park left to see for a future Caching Adventure. It was a great way to spend the day with BIG BEAR and Sean, caching and biking in a beautiful park to celebrate BIG BEAR’s birthday.