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Geocaching The Best

Photo: uploaded by user PBtotheJ

Photo: uploaded by user PBtotheJ

Every time someone logs a Helena, Montana GeoTour geocache on, I receive an email. Sometimes they are simple notes that say “found it” or “thanks for the cache.”  Other times I get a picture attached to it of a family on vacation or a note that says people are enjoying Helena’s GeoTour.  I received a great series of notes a couple of weeks ago of a person doing Helena’s geocaching GeoTour.  Sometimes the descriptions of others can help make something come alive for you, even if you may have seen it many times before!

Check out this series of notes that I received from Geocacher ALPHA WOLF & MAL:

GC11VM8, GeoTour #33 Lady of the Gates Overlook
Find #25 on the GeoTour!  Hallelujah! Again, my camera and I got a work-out. Lewis and Clark were probably too tired to completely appreciate the magnificent beauty of this place, but I wasn’t. ‘Just wish the boat had been operational so I could take the tour…maybe Fate was teasing me so I will have to return to Helena someday. Thanks for such a creative cache placement.

 GC1D3FG, GeoTour #37 I Wanna Be A Cowboy
As I sought the cache, I could just imagine the din of the crowds and the electricity in the air as cowboys and cowgirls test their mettle during rodeo days. Thanks for the geocache.

GC2ZQRN, GeoTour #28 Silos at Canyon Ferry
My first morning in Helena, MT, so my camera got a workout as we drove: a herd of mule deer, eagles, and mountains. I could not stop smiling. I was warned to watch out for rattlers as we headed to the cache site, but we were fortunate and logged a find. Thanks for bringing me to such a scenic spot.

And… the icing on the cake:

GC4AJVG, GeoTour #21 Statehood
Another history lesson plus another cache find…awesome! The geocachers of Helena who contributed to the GeoTour certainly earned their commendations and our appreciation.

I think that I appreciate the words of our geocaching guests as much as they appreciate the caches.  There’s something wonderful about a glimpse into a world you know so well through someone else’s eyes.

Be sure to check out Helena’s GeoTour and discover something about Helena!


Comfort Suites Helena
$135.00 plus tax
1 Night Stay in a King or Double Queen Suite
Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast
Boxed Snacks and water for the day
Geo Tour –“ Stash the Loot Box “
Geo Tour Water Bottle and flashlight

*subject to availability

Hampton Inn Helena
15% for cachers doing the GeoTour and geocaching America’s #1 Geocaching Town!
Available year-round.

Reward yourself with a cache of discounts and deals, along with discovering a wealth of geocaches throughout Helena and the surrounding area. Choose the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel as your Geocaching headquarters. With a deluxe breakfast bar every morning, sundry shoppe, pool, 24-hour fitness center, nearby restaurants, and several geocaches within walking distance we have everything you need to make us your base camp for your geocaching adventure! Included are a Helena GeoTour water bottle and flashlight. TFTGNS (that’s geocaching for Thanks For The Good Nights Sleep!) To book a room at 13% off our Best Available Rate please visit and click on the “Discounts & Packages” Tab

Residence Inn by Marriott
15% for cachers doing the GeoTour and geocaching America’s #1 Geocaching Town!

Available year-round.

If you’re looking for a hotel that’s easy on the budget, we’ve got you covered so you can spend more money on your next GPS! The Quality Inn is located near I-15 so all the GeoTour caches will be central to your location. And, we’ve got a speedy WiFi signal so uploading your caches at the of the day will be easier than it was to find the caches. Our geocaching package includes a great rate, geotour water bottle and flashlights. Book here with code RGEO or call the hotel directly at (406) 442-3064

At the Days Inn Helena, our made-to-order breakfast is going to be the great start to your geocaching day. With a couple of caches just a short jaunt from the hotel, you won’t even need your car to do these two caches. Our package includes an excellent rate and a geotour care package with water bottles and flashlights. Make the Days Inn your geocaching headquarters! Must call hotel for package: (406) 442-3280.

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