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HIDING TREA SURE S


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative member gives geocaching tips


I Story and photos by Laura Araujo


n the eight years since Judy Franklin started geocaching, she has located more than 18,000 caches in Oklahoma and 19 other states. At age 67, Franklin made the 8.5-mile hike to log the cache at the Black Mesa Summit, the highest point in the state of Oklahoma. “I enjoy being out in nature and seeing places I wouldn’t otherwise visit,” she says.


In addition to her impressive record of fi nds, Franklin, known as “Jffok” among geocachers, has hidden more than 300 caches across Oklahoma. The Kiamichi Electric Cooperative member says one of her most-


visited caches is in the Skullyville Indian Cemetery in her hometown of Spiro, Okla. The cache is what is known as a multi-stage cache. The fi rst set of GPS coordinates takes the geocacher to the cemetery’s en- trance. From there, they are given another set of coordinates. At the second location, they are directed to the fi nal cache, which contains the logbook. “I try to take people to interesting places like old school buildings or historic cemeteries,” Franklin says. Anyone can hide a geocache, and guidelines for hiding, registering and maintaining a cache are detailed on geocaching.com.


Top: The log inside the geocache at the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla.


Right: A trackable geocaching game piece found in a geocache at the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla.


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