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Let's go Geocaching

What else can you do with your GPS? Go on a Geocache hunt.

You will need:

• A GPS ( a GPS enabled phone will work. has a phone app., but Android app C:geo works better)

• account - you need to create an account before the Meetup so you can download the geocache information into your gps and printout the clues.

• Computer to download Geocaches to your GPS.

• Paper and pencil to write down clues and solve riddles in the field.

• Camera - some Geocaches are virtual and require an email to be sent.

Powell Butte Geocaches to download: (Please make sure you have these downloaded into your phone, gps or print them out. The C:geo app works better than the Geocaching app but is only for Android )

Number name

GC4WH4H, Purple Haze
GC4WH14, All along the watchtower
GC4WH26, Voodoo Child (slight return)
GC1WEVE, Powell Butte Cinder Cone
GC4WH3X, Angel
GC4WH1N, Little Wing
GC4MEBV, Spazzin
GC10NHB, Sada Zal Mûnru?
GC4WH2D, Are you experienced
GC18ZK0, Weathertop
GC21TJW, The Fallen
GC4WXJA, Stone Free
GC4WH3R, Machine Gun
GC4WH2M, The Wizard, you well be always remember
GC2KWHM, Hidden Treasure of the Dragon, requires UV light
GC4WH2Q, 1983
GC4WM0N, If 6 was 9
GC4WZ2X, Burning of the midnight lamp
GC41H1D, Merry Christmas2
GC4WZ3C, Fire (let me stand next to your fire)
GC4X8YT, Star Spangled Banner
letterbox not a geocache
letterbox[masked] If the Right is Wrong, then…Latitude:[masked] Longitude: [masked]Portland, OR 97236
GC4WM48, Castles Made of Sand
GC4X8YH, Ezy Rider
GC4WH1G, Crosstown Traffic
GC4XAQ6, Electric Ladyland

After Geocaching we'll stop to eat, drink, and talk about our fun finding the geocaches. Pay your own way.

3:30 pm at

McMenamins Highland Pub
4225 S.E. 182nd
Gresham, OR 97030


We will generally go to places that have multiple Geocaches so we can split up and locate the caches in Round Robin Order. We'll have a list of caches and attendees and determine who starts where. These will be held once or twice a month during the winter in various places around town.

If you do not have a gps, you can join another person who has one and work as a team. This is not a class about how to use a GPS. You should already know how to use your gps. We will form teams of 2-4 at the trailhead.

Note: I learned that the phone app doesn't always download all caches, hence the list above so you can be sure you have them all for the event.

The regular entrance to Powell Butte is under construction.

Please wear clothing and gear appropriate for the weather. These trails can be muddy and this trip happens even if it rains. The exception would be extreme weather conditions.


I assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or during the event. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

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  • Tom

    Our group found 12 geocaches. One strange thing is the caches were "mostly" placed near the trails, but the trail locations had changed, so they are now off-trail. Thanks to all who joined.

    February 23, 2014

    • Randy

      Our group ended up with 15 geocaches and we also found the trails were very different than the map showed. I would say 50% of the caches were off trail but we still had a great time.

      February 23, 2014

  • Randy

    It was a lot of fun. Met some fun fellow geocachers

    February 23, 2014

  • Monica

    I had not been to Powell Butte before, so it was great to explore this area and find several geocaches at the same time.

    February 22, 2014

  • Keating A.

    Are you guys still meeting at the pub? What time? Cheers!

    February 22, 2014

  • Sarah

    I'm sorry, unexpected event came up and I won't make it in time, but I'm excited for the next one & won't flake out!

    February 22, 2014

  • Star B.

    Can't make it this time, but look forward to the next one!! Last time was really fun!

    February 22, 2014

  • Tom

    Everyone needs to sign up individually please.

    February 13, 2014

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