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Welcome to Washington State Geocaching Association's (WSGA) 4th annual Spot the Ape game! To receive game notifications, remember to set your alerts!

Bigger playing field! Tags may appear in Idaho and Oregon counties which border Washington State, and in British Columbia within 60 miles of the US border.

Friendly competition! Hiders and finders will be assigned to one of three Troops. Each Troop will earn points for hiding, finding, claiming and redeeming. Scores updated in real time.

Are you a WSGA member and want to support Spot the Ape and their awesome 10th Annual (wow!) Going Ape Mega Event?

First, log a Will Attend: Going Ape X

Hiders: If you are a WSGA member, go to the members-only store and purchase a hider pack: Hider Packets and Swag available here All proceeds and sales benefit the club. Not a member? Join today! Hiders cannot find tags.

Finders: You found a tag! Great! Please let others know by claiming it online. One per household, if you find a tag, please log in and claim it as soon as possible. Unclaimed tags cannot be redeemed or transferred.

To redeem the tag for a geocoin, you must bring it to the WSGA's Going Ape X event.

The Ape tags will start popping up on July 1. Be ready!

Current Score

1. Light Bringers110
    Hidden: 002, 003, 011, 012, 020, 021, 029, 030, 038, 039, 047, 048, 056, 057, 065, 066, 074, 075, 083, 084, 092, 093, 101, 102, 110, 111, 119, 120, 128, 129, 137, 138+32
    Claimed: 002, 003, 011, 012, 020, 021, 029, 030, 038, 039, 047, 056, 057, 065, 066, 074, 075, 083, 084, 092, 093, 101, 102, 110, 111, 119, 120, 128, 129, 137, 138+31
    Redeemed: 002, 003, 011, 012, 020, 030, 038, 039, 047, 056, 065, 066, 074, 075, 083, 084, 092, 093, 101, 102, 110, 111, 119, 120, 128, 129, 137, 138+28
    Counties: Benewah, Benton, British Columbia, Chelan, Clark, Clatsop, Columbia, Franklin, Grays Harbor, King, Kittitas, Lewis, Multnomah, Okanogan, Pacific, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Umatilla+19
2. Precursors107
    Hidden: 008, 009, 017, 018, 026, 027, 035, 036, 044, 045, 053, 054, 062, 063, 071, 072, 080, 081, 089, 098, 099, 107, 108, 117, 118, 125, 126, 134, 135, 143, 144+31
    Claimed: 008, 009, 017, 018, 026, 027, 035, 036, 044, 045, 053, 054, 062, 063, 071, 072, 080, 081, 089, 098, 099, 107, 108, 117, 118, 125, 126, 134, 135, 143, 144+31
    Redeemed: 008, 009, 017, 018, 026, 027, 035, 036, 044, 045, 053, 054, 063, 071, 072, 080, 089, 098, 099, 107, 108, 117, 118, 125, 126, 134, 135, 144+28
    Counties: Benton, Bonner, British Columbia, Chelan, Clark, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Multnomah, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom+17
3. Lily Commanders94
    Hidden: 006, 014, 015, 023, 024, 032, 033, 041, 042, 050, 051, 059, 060, 069, 076, 077, 085, 095, 096, 104, 105, 113, 114, 122, 123, 131, 132, 139, 140, 141+30
    Claimed: 006, 014, 015, 023, 024, 032, 033, 041, 042, 050, 051, 059, 060, 069, 076, 077, 085, 096, 104, 105, 113, 114, 122, 123, 131, 132, 139, 141+28
    Redeemed: 014, 015, 023, 024, 032, 042, 050, 051, 059, 069, 076, 077, 085, 096, 104, 105, 113, 114, 122, 123, 131, 132, 139, 141+24
    Counties: British Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Kootenai, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skamania, Spokane+12
4. Free Agents17
    Hidden: 145, 146, 147, 149, 150+5
    Claimed: 145, 146, 147, 149, 150+5
    Redeemed: 145, 146, 147, 149, 150+5
    Counties: King, Kittitas+2

Show: Missing (3) Claimed (94)

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obarshay cancel 3 months 3 weeks ago 140 - Wrong Way Ape

Hyak Dr E, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US location_on N 47 23.415, W 121 23.530

Evidently picked up without claiming.


nnhubbard check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 006 - New Tag - Lily Commanders

Thanks!


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 140 - Wrong Way Ape

Hyak Dr E, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US location_on N 47 23.415, W 121 23.530

Someone told the this Ape the tunnel was this way They were wrong can you help them


Hikingguypnw check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 146 - Going Swimming - Free Agents

Hyak Dr E, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

At the Ape event and learned from another cacher about this aspect of the game! Yay me!


Hammncheese check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 139 - Tunnel Ahead - Lily Commanders

Iron Horse Trail, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

Yay!!!!! Snagged one!


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 139 - Tunnel Ahead - Lily Commanders

Iron Horse Trail, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

This ape got stuck on the way to the tunnel on the Park Boundary

3rd Rock back on the side of the double poles


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 146 - Going Swimming - Free Agents

Hyak Dr E, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

This Ape knows you should never swim on a full or empty stomach so it decided to stop for a light snack after the long hike on the way to the lake for a dip

Face the picnic table Look to the right See two wooden poles See a pile of rocks by said poles


Latetrap check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 145 - Road Closed - Free Agents

NF-9034, North Bend, WA, US

Wahoo! Last chance. I chased four tags up I-90 on my way to the Ape Event. I was no more that 5 minutes too late on the first three. Frustration was setting in..... I arrived at the four and last one with very low expectations. Bu there it was!! And then I got to smile as others pulled up behind me. Thanks "Spot the Ape" and "Snag The Tag" for a great promotion.


edmctigue check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 141 - This Ape is a Ham - Lily Commanders

Tinkham Rd, North Bend, WA, US

Last minute find before going ape. A true race between the avalanche and Tacoma.


Ebaben3 check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 076 - Waterfalls chasing Ape - Lily Commanders

SE 160th St, North Bend, WA, US

Got it!


Layer of pipe11 check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 147 - Learning to Ski - Free Agents

NF-9041, North Bend, WA, US

Was loading up the car from the hotel I am staying at and seen this posted not a min away. Jumped in the car and made the grab. Thanks!!


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 147 - Learning to Ski - Free Agents

NF-9041, North Bend, WA, US

This Ape can do it all, and regardless that there is the lack of snow! This Ape isn’t going to slow down - it hopped a chair lift with a set of skis and went for a run.

Now it is resting by the sign admiring the slope.

Rock pile to right of sign on road side


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 076 - Waterfalls chasing Ape - Lily Commanders

SE 160th St, North Bend, WA, US

This Ape went for a hike out to see the amazing twin falls there is a short hike to a look out point and a longer one to the upper and lower section 3 miles total round trip

5 cement blocks Stand on the back side Face the parking lot Middle block Under rock


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 141 - This Ape is a Ham - Lily Commanders

Tinkham Rd, North Bend, WA, US

Go tinker with this Ape and get a river and Mountain View

Under the rubber mat


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 145 - Road Closed - Free Agents

NF-9034, North Bend, WA, US

This Ape totally likes what his little buddy was doing with chasing waterfalls and wanted to as well. But alas, there was a blockage! The ape decided to rest and collect it’s thoughts.

By sign under rock


Tycoon Otto check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 084 - Feed the hungry Ape - Light Bringers

NE Gilman Blvd, Gilman, Issaquah, WA, US

Yippy... I just happen to have my phone in my hand when I got an alert for an email. I was only 15 minutes away and I thought hmm, 5 a.m., probably a good chance at snagging this one. Well, I was right. :) Now what...oh, I think I'll go maks some smileys. :) Thanks for the tag. :)


cron publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 084 - Feed the hungry Ape - Light Bringers

NE Gilman Blvd, Gilman, Issaquah, WA, US

We are on the way to a yearly event in Washington and an Ape latched onto us. The Ape became hungry and the closest thing was a candy store.

Hint: Under the mailbox


Norak58 check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 054 - George - Precursors

Latah Valley, Spokane, WA, US

I'm gonna love him, I'm gonna pet him, I'm gonna squeeze him, and I'm call him George!


jtcoffee publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 054 - George - Precursors

Latah Valley, Spokane, WA, US

George has been stealing golf balls and then throwing them at the golfers. As soon as you can locate him please make him return all of the golf balls,


Seabecktribe check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 069 - Rufus - Lily Commanders

SW Sedgwick Rd, Port Orchard, WA, US

I was over here grabbing a cache for International Geocaching Day, then the alert popped up that there was a Spot The Ape tag near by.


jtcoffee publish 3 months 3 weeks ago 069 - Rufus - Lily Commanders

SW Sedgwick Rd, Port Orchard, WA, US


KirkGirls check_circle 3 months 3 weeks ago 059 - Classic APE - Lily Commanders

Avondale Rd NE, Cottage Lake, WA, US

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

I had just about given up hope for snagging a tag, but then this one magically appeared less than 20 minutes away from home. Off we raced! And then WE GOT IT!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event tomorrow.


jtcoffee publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 059 - Classic APE - Lily Commanders

Avondale Rd NE, Cottage Lake, WA, US

This APE decided to hide in a classic spot. You can see it in the picture.


XakTsaroth check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 132 - Monkeying Around - Lily Commanders

Woodland Dr, Langley Meadows, Langley Twp, BC, CA

Wow, my first tag ever! So excited! Log more later.


jtcoffee publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 132 - Monkeying Around - Lily Commanders

Woodland Dr, Langley Meadows, Langley Twp, BC, CA

Sometimes the apes just want to monkey around. Sometimes they have a real gas. And this one has been way too relaxed and just realized he needs to pack up and head south FAST! Perhaps he can bum a ride with someone?


DocMikey check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 036 - APE Tag #36 - Illahee SP - Precursors

NE Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA, US

Woohoo!!!!

Now this is how you start the day!!!

Had all but given up that I was going to get my hands on one of these tags this time.

Don’t know what even possessed me to check in my email box this morning, but to the surprise of my sleepy eyes there it was. My chance! Didn’t even read the description, just saw that it was available, changed my clothes and ran for it. Ape X is tomorrow!

Not sure what I was thinking, but when I first looked, my heart sank a little bit. I had failed to remember that it was held by a magnet and completely glossed over it. The colors actually blended it in pretty well on this cloudy morning.

Pulled back from the brink of defeat when my eyes locked on to the ape and skull coloring.

If only every could start with this kind kind of uplift. I could tackle anything!

Thanks for the hide and the tag!!!


syoliver check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 083 - Woodland Park Rose Garden - Light Bringers

Fremont Ave N, Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA, US

This was my last chance and I came allllll the way from Everett!! Brought my good luck pup.


cron publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 036 - APE Tag #36 - Illahee SP - Precursors

NE Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA, US

The APE took some time to explore the westside of the Sound and stopped to check out this park.

Tag can be found on the upper right back side of the sign. Please take the magnet.


cron publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 083 - Woodland Park Rose Garden - Light Bringers

Fremont Ave N, Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA, US

Visiting the Rose Garden and the sun was hot. I am hidden under the skirt and am available 24 hours.


Penguin Tracker check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 015 - This Ape got lost - Lily Commanders

NF-83, Cougar, WA, US

I am super excited about getting a chance to do the Ape Cache and attend my first Mega Event. I am really looking forward to finding some geocaches, the journey to the event with my friends and an adventure day with my father. This tag is icing on a huge cake for me, that I very much appreciate!

I recently just learned about these awesome tags and was VERY LUCKY to have been pointed in the right direction from my good geo friend Razzl3&Dazzl3. Thank you to WSGA and all those involved with placing tags, for helping make my day out with my Dad and friends even more special!

Penguin Tracker


Cov3rts check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 137 - Quiet pond - Light Bringers

S 17th Ave, Pasco, WA, US

Took a little searching but found it.


happyhunter12 check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 053 - Banana Bob - Precursors

Cheney Spokane Rd, Latah Valley, Spokane, WA, US

Saw this pop up while drinking my morning coffee. Only about 8 miles from my house. Grass was WET. Grabbed Bob and am headed home to finish my coffee


cron publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 137 - Quiet pond - Light Bringers

S 17th Ave, Pasco, WA, US

This ape was spotted sitting near the post watching the wildlife on the pond.

Hint : Gur gnt vf ng gur onfr bs gur cbfg haqre oehfu.


cron publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 053 - Banana Bob - Precursors

Cheney Spokane Rd, Latah Valley, Spokane, WA, US

Bob the Ape is hungry for Bananas! When you find please feed him.


type2bill check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 035 - Ape visits HQ #35 - Precursors

Troll Ave N, Fremont, Seattle, WA, US

Woohoo! So stoked to snag an ape!


jtcoffee publish 3 months 4 weeks ago 035 - Ape visits HQ #35 - Precursors

Troll Ave N, Fremont, Seattle, WA, US

The Ape wanted to visit HQ to see what it was all about, after his visit he decided to walk up to visit his friend the Troll. On the way he stopped to read about the Storm Water runnoff project.

Tag is upper left corner, please leave the magnets.


etimber3 check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 071 - Adventure Bound - Precursors

Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor, WA, US

I picked this up during my last time-off of the summer for camp.


wiildrose check_circle 3 months 4 weeks ago 123 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Spirit Lake - Lily Commanders

ID-41, Spirit Lake, ID, US

Drove an hour to get this one! Thought it would be gone by the time I had seen it, and traveled to it. Grabbed it, took something to my daughter, headed home, and saw some other cachers trying to find it. I pulled over and told them I'd already found it, so that they wouldn't have to search anymore. I've never found a tag before! Too kewl!


obarshay cancel 3 months 4 weeks ago 123 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Spirit Lake - Lily Commanders

ID-41, Spirit Lake, ID, US

Likely picked up. Please claim!


cron publish 4 months 5 hours ago 123 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Spirit Lake - Lily Commanders

ID-41, Spirit Lake, ID, US

With August 9, 2019, being Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday AND with all of the current forest fires in the Inland Empire, this Ape decided to visit Smokey at the Idaho Transportation Department, in Spirit Lake, to see if there was anything he could do to help out. After all this Ape has a little bit of free time left before he is needed at the Ape event. Smokey asked him to hang out and help him watch for new forest fires. You will find this Ape under the rocks at fence post on the right.


rumbleGnomeS check_circle 4 months 22 hours ago 018 - The Pirates of Cedar River - Precursors

Cedar River Trail, Renton, WA, US

Finally found after almost 45mins if searching and waiting around for people to leave the picnic table! Our first ever!!


brilang check_circle 4 months 1 day ago 135 - APE's Gaze - Precursors

Langley Twp, BC, CA

Was driving along Zero Ave in my way to work when my phone dinged. A quick detour later, and I found myself wandering down the trail to the gazebo. It didn't take me very long to snag this tag once I got there! Now I'm going to be late for work!


cron publish 4 months 1 day ago 135 - APE's Gaze - Precursors

Langley Twp, BC, CA

The APE Gaze in hypnotizing, mesmerizing....they look steadily and intently at you...you are drawn in...you sit down...you are magnetically drawn in....


cron publish 4 months 1 day ago 018 - The Pirates of Cedar River - Precursors

Cedar River Trail, Renton, WA, US

While working on the Valley GeoTour the Ape stopped for a break nearby and the youngins enjoyed some time playing pirate.

Hint: Onpx gb jngre, zntargvpnyyl nggnpurq, gnxr zntarg.


teampoki check_circle 4 months 1 day ago 002 - At The Hansen Creek Trailhead - Light Bringers

NF-430, North Bend, WA, US

Snagged it!


Haminnaro check_circle 4 months 2 days ago 122 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Newman Lake - Lily Commanders

N Thompson Creek Rd, Newman Lake, WA, US

I’ve been trying to find one of these little guys for a while and today was the day sorry for the late post as I was in and out of cell service on my drive back to the main highway


cron publish 4 months 2 days ago 122 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Newman Lake - Lily Commanders

N Thompson Creek Rd, Newman Lake, WA, US

With August 9, 2019, being Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday AND with all of the current forest fires in the Inland Empire, this Ape decided to visit Smokey at the Newman Lake Fire Station #2, in Newman Lake, to see if there was anything he could do to help out. After all this Ape has a little over a week of free time left before he is needed at the Ape event. Smokey asked him to hang out and help him watch for new forest fires. You will find this Ape under the rocks at the fence post on the left.


cron publish 4 months 2 days ago 002 - At The Hansen Creek Trailhead - Light Bringers

NF-430, North Bend, WA, US

The ape is not too far from his home. He decided to wander up the mountain to see where the road goes. Alas, he spotted a sign indicating that he arrived at the Hansen Creek Trailhead. He decided he would rest here. (Bottom of signpost, under a rock)


teamhammitt check_circle 4 months 2 days ago 138 - What time is it? It’s time for lunch! - Light Bringers

Amon Park Dr, Richland, WA, US

Snagged during our WSGA BBQ!!!


cron publish 4 months 2 days ago 138 - What time is it? It’s time for lunch! - Light Bringers

Amon Park Dr, Richland, WA, US

This Ape was spotted catching a ride into town on the stern wheeler. Once the sternwheeler was docked and everyone has disembarked this ape slipped quietly into the nearby park unnoticed. It wasn’t long before he caught wind of a delicious smelling picnic and decided to take a closer look. With so many people near the food he felt it was better to hide nearby. If you quietly sneak off you may be able to catch him.


Hint: Tag is under the small rock in the photo