Tree climbing again.

So after my *ahem* less than successful tree climb not only was Mr muddy slightly mortified by my little adventure, he was also green with envy. 

 The next day he was starting to feel a bit more human so decided that the best way to treat chicken pox spots is to go scratch them about a bit climbing some trees. 

 We drove alongside the scene of my crime my eventful little tree which I duly pointed out. 

 He laughed so hard he snorted. 


 I’ve likened Mr muddy previously to a monkey. He’s a bit of a climber. 

I once lost him on a trip to the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge. Eventually I spotted him high up in the giant redwood. 

 Just because. 


 Needless to say he was soon scrambling up trees and hunting down caches.




On his first tree he called out: ‘Are we first to find?’ 

 I didn’t think we were and replied as such. 

 An empty log book indicated otherwise. 

Mr Muddy’s first FTF. I suspect he no longer thinks I’m such a dipstick over my previous FTFs now…. 

We continued the trail, finding some, first to finding others and absolutely, completely DNFing the rest. 

The huge Oak I mentioned last time, on closer inspection had an ammo can too. Turns it’s one twisted piece of work with a multi part field puzzle at the top. 

 We can’t get into the tree without dying, We have a ladder that’s up to the job but the puzzle may thwart such a method. Damn! 

 What do you do in such a situation? 

Sulk and make a rope swing instead!


I love the idea of lots of other mini cachers playing on our swing whilst their parents drive themselves crazy trying to get into that tree. The FTF has now gone. The beast of Oak has been tamed.

I’d love to conquer this one some day, I just need a plan. Or a cherry picker. 

Another of our first to finds for the day was another whopper of a tree. Tricky to initially get in but not too bad to climb. The cache right at the top, positioned behind a right sod of a branch to negotiate. Mr muddy fought a gallant battle and emerged victorious. 

 On his return to Terra firma he triumphantly declared; ‘Finally you see why you married me!’ 

 Got it in one darling! πŸ˜‰ 

 Our visit sadly ended on a string of DNFs.

We were getting fed up with struggling to pinpoint trees. Battling with tree coverage and scaling likely trees wasn’t proving successful. 

 We were tired of peering up into branches against the glare of the sun. It was turning into a case of not seeing the wood (or the caches) for the trees. 

 Now where did I put my cherry picker?…..   

11 thoughts on “Tree climbing again.

  1. I’m beginning to see the attraction of geocaching. Although, and I’ll be quite honest here, not if they involve climbing a *lot* of trees.

    Did you sort out your problematic tree cache yourselves or had someone beetled round quickly when you confessed?


    1. The cache owners kindly sorted my mess out! πŸ˜ƒ

      It’s great fun, there are several caches on Wicken fen that you could try on your next visit, you can even borrow a GPS from them and several caches are near the Koniks. Their caches aren’t the most exciting finds but a very good introduction.
      If you want to give it a go near home then I have a ‘how to’ piece in the archives.
      Oh and tree climbs are very rare!


  2. I have yet to see a climber of a cache in this neck of the woods. Usually they are much lower and hidden in tree stumps and under piles of branches or in stones. We live in a more urban setting so….lots of odd places! (Including under a flower pot)

    Must be nice to have a monkey for a Hubby! We might be lost on the high ones…lol. Daredevil that I can be….I don’t know if I’m up for a tree climbing adventure! πŸ˜ƒ

    Jealous….no FTFs under our belt. I’m just happy to find what I find!


    1. My first FTF was unintentional and another cacher got really stroppy with me. πŸ˜‚ Now we have notifications set up so we know when new caches are published but to be honest a lot of the time I don’t bother rushing out – it’s fun but I’m not very competitive.
      The climbs were set by some new cachers in the area who I think are daredevils, they call themselves Mr and Mrs Smith – like the movie, complete with a profile picture of Brad and Angelina! 😊

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  3. Dead jealous. Love tree climbing, but opportunities have so far been fairly thin on the ground… besides the other half gets VERY nervous when I start climbing trees πŸ™‚

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    1. It wouldn’t be that much of a detour next time you visit Norfolk. πŸ˜‰

      We have some great caches in the area, especially as 6 of mine were published today. Ha ha! πŸ˜‚


      1. Yep, one cacher got 4 and then Lee from came in with a reverse strategy and got the remaining two, leaving me some very funny logs. πŸ˜†

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