Geocaching, Found it South of Rodeo New Mexico

Geocaching is described as "a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online."  DiAnn from Mountain Valley Lodge has had visitors stay who were searching for geocaches in the Chiricahua Mountains. With over 1.2 million active geocaches around the world, we decided to follow up on this phenomena and see what caches were in the area.  There is a geocache site just south of Rodeo at the state line entitled One Toke Over the Line.  So I drove over and we headed down to the Arizona New Mexico state line with a GPS in hand and we began our search.  Not wanting to come up dry and miss the site I had peeked at the hint, but trying to apply the hint to the location was unsuccessful and only resulted in crossing the fence line on both sides of the road several times.  So I carefully followed the GPS instead and we eventually located the cache.  We signed the register and looked at all the items previous visitors had left and then replaced the cache in its location.  DiAnn has already started collecting benchmarks (a variant of geocaching) and has located and photographed benchmark number one from the Chiricahua Mountains.  Marker number 1 can be seen at Chiricahua Sky Island, Rodeo.  Note the unique spelling of Chiricahua on the marker.

Below are several photographs of the adventure taken by DiAnn and a list of geocaches in the 88056 zip code may be found here and here you will find the  New Mexico geocaching website.

 The geocache "One Toke Over the Line", south of Rodeo New Mexico.
 The contents of the geocache.
BAlvarius finds the geocache south of Rodeo.


  1. Geo-caching is fun for outdoor people, it is a kind of treasure hunt where participants use a hand held GPS devices to search for "caches" hidden just about anywhere in the world. Found one now in Rodeo, New Mexico.

  2. Thank you and you are correct, we did have fun trying to find the cache. Hope to try and locate some more in the Chiricahua Mountains.