One day, I and a friend went on a
Wild journey; a new adventure.
We hoped to find a geocache
Container, a well hidden treasure.
The dirt road we traveled on was
So rugged and so very rough
That like sizzling popcorn, we
Were jostled and tossed.
For we had traversed far into the
Thick woods; a deep mountain forest
Where the tall, green needled
Pines sturdily towered over us.
And along the windy and increasingly
Treacherous dirt road,
My friend and I continued on as
We determinedly drove.
With each bump and turn, I tumbled
And jumbled in my truck seat;
Never, ever had I journeyed on
A rougher, obstacle-strewn street.
Gravel, rocks, boulders, and
Gouges in the road galore all
Took their toll making my body sore.
I bounced so high that on the
Ceiling, I hit my head.
Now, how I wish I
Could just go back to bed.
Thankfully, our tree branch and
Bush battered vehicle did not break
But oh wow, what a way to
Get a throbbing headache.
And as we still jarringly tumbled along,
I felt compelled to finally ask,
“Are we really doing all
This just for a geocache?”
The dirt road before us continued
To sharply narrow and bend
As we wondered if we’d
Really find the end.
But we did come to a halt
And to quietly rest
Upon a grassy hillside;
A gentle crest.
Then by foot we continued
To journey along the way
Hoping that our gps will
Not lead us astray.
So we then arrived deeper
In the mountain forest green
And found ourselves surrounded
By an unusual rock formation.
The boulders loomed above us
And with perfect swirls etched in deep
While encircled by the forest trees.
It seemed as if God had reached
Down to carve a perfect design
In this cluster of white rocks mostly
Hidden from man and time.
It was a hidden place of beauty
Which most people will never see
Unless they are as adventurous
As my dear friend and me.
And wouldn’t you know as we hunted
And searched among the rocks and boulders,
We completed our adventurous task: we
Found the geocache, the hidden container.
But honestly as I and my dear friend have
Embarked on many of these geocaching adventures,
We’ve learned to cherish the forest, the wildlife, and
All of nature for that is the true hidden treasure.