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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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Kimbo1016 check_circle 2 months 3 days ago 150 - Sandwiched - Free Agents

NF-5510, North Bend, WA, US

I found it!!


jtcoffee publish 2 months 3 days ago 150 - Sandwiched - Free Agents

NF-5510, North Bend, WA, US

This ape is located between to large granite slabs at a site that would be perfect for an earthcache. Nice view from here. Just look for the cover rocks.


LanSearch check_circle 2 months 3 days ago 120 - He sees you when you're eating...he knows when you have steak... - Light Bringers

US-2, Leavenworth, WA, US

Got it, Yea! Place was very wet because of the rain. Finally, did not think there would be one for me this year.


Ibking check_circle 2 months 3 days ago 114 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Coeur d'Alene - Lily Commanders

N Atlas Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US

Never thought i would find one awesome work Norak


medicrncen description 2 months 4 days ago 120 - He sees you when you're eating...he knows when you have steak... - Light Bringers

US-2, Leavenworth, WA, US

This tag has been found by LanSearch she is out of her service and can not log the find.


jtcoffee publish 2 months 4 days ago 114 - Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear - Coeur d'Alene - Lily Commanders

N Atlas Rd, Coeur d'Alene, 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 Department of Lands office in Coeur d'Alene 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 count fire trucks leaving the compound. You will find this Ape at the sign leg closest to "FOREST."


cron publish 2 months 4 days ago 120 - He sees you when you're eating...he knows when you have steak... - Light Bringers

US-2, Leavenworth, WA, US

Beware what you bring for lunch because he may jump out of the rocks and steal it...just hope he doesn't decide human is on the menu.


radislander check_circle 2 months 4 days ago 060 - Rock Climbing Ape - Lily Commanders

136th Ave NE, The Wedge, Woodinville, WA, US

Left late for work and I thought to myself. Driving all the way from Kent to Woodinville....No way was I going to get the tag. Got to the location and I saw a lady looking at her phone as she was walking away from the climbing rock. I asked her if she got "IT" and she replied with , Got what? I said the ape tag and she replied she was playing pokemon go. We both laughed and I eventually found the tag.


obarshay description 2 months 4 days ago 060 - Rock Climbing Ape - Lily Commanders

136th Ave NE, The Wedge, Woodinville, WA, US

This one has been found but needs to be claimed.


Latetrap cancel 2 months 5 days ago 060 - Rock Climbing Ape - Lily Commanders

136th Ave NE, The Wedge, Woodinville, WA, US

I agree with DM&K. I believe it’s gone.


DM&K Cachers cancel 2 months 5 days ago 060 - Rock Climbing Ape - Lily Commanders

136th Ave NE, The Wedge, Woodinville, WA, US

No tag and no previously snagged log. Inconsiderate!


cron publish 2 months 5 days ago 060 - Rock Climbing Ape - Lily Commanders

136th Ave NE, The Wedge, Woodinville, WA, US

This Ape thought it would be fun to stop by this park and check out all it has to offer. He particularly liked the rock climbing area.


cron publish 2 months 1 week ago 071 - Adventure Bound - Precursors

Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor, WA, US

Ape wanted to see what this resort is all about. You can fly into the private airport, bring a boat to the marina or come by bike, car or moped from the big town 12 miles down the road. Tag is hidden on a walking trail not far from the airport. It is by a post with blue twine on it. It is guarded by a Oregon Grape plant. Happy Trails!


ThrYar check_circle 2 months 1 week ago 023 - Ape at the Park...Relaxing! - Lily Commanders

NE Nichols Blvd, Olympic East, Longview, WA, US

Iamlky and RogerTheTherapyDog and I were having a quiet Sunday morning and then this tag popped up. Made a quick run for the tiny find.


cron publish 2 months 1 week ago 023 - Ape at the Park...Relaxing! - Lily Commanders

NE Nichols Blvd, Olympic East, Longview, WA, US

This ape decided that it was a perfect day to sit in the park and relax under the shade of the trees! The sun is shining, the fountain's flowing, and the breeze is blowing. The only thing missing is you! Won't you come take a seat and keep this ape company?


Andinogirls2 check_circle 2 months 1 week ago 092 - Riverview Wildlife Refuge Snohomish - Light Bringers

Ave I, Snohomish, WA, US

Yes


jtcoffee publish 2 months 1 week ago 092 - Riverview Wildlife Refuge Snohomish - Light Bringers

Ave I, Snohomish, WA, US

The small city of Snohomish sits on the banks of the Snohomish River surrounded by a lush floodplain. Years ago the city developed a short paved path along the river near its historic downtown core. It’s a beautiful walk and has become quite popular with residents and visitors alike. But the trail is short and the city is surrounded by miles of undeveloped riverfront prompting community visionaries to look into expanding the trail system. And a few years ago the expansion began with the opening of the Riverview Wildlife Refuge.

Coordinates will take to the front of the building where the salmon are. You're looking for the the Riverview Wildlife Refuge kiosk around back.

The tag is hanging behind the kiosk on the right side.


Quiltist2 check_circle 2 months 1 week ago 017 - Floating the Wenatchee - Precursors

Chapel Dr, Leavenworth, WA, US

After a 39 mile drive I spend 45 minutes fondling the hint item and adjacent structures before giving up. I went to my property to set up the irrigation, had lunch, and returned to try again. I got excited when I found a coin jammed in the GR, but it was a bible verse coin from the nearby church vacation bible school. However, in less than 5 more minutes I had that elusive Ape in hand. Whew. Happy Dance. Tough little GR hide. At least I didn’t have to come back again with a boat and life vest. TFTC


dgsnfltg check_circle 2 months 1 week ago 039 - Pretty Idaho Valley - Light Bringers

Senkler Rd, Plummer, ID, US

Got it! Happened to be in the area with Amy. See y’all at the Ape!


MulderClan! check_circle 2 months 1 week ago 131 - It Begins Here... - Lily Commanders

BC-13, Langley Twp, BC, CA

Was on my way to the Automall for what will likely be some unplanned expensive A/C repairs. Maybe this will ease the pain a little. Thank you for placing this.


cron publish 2 months 1 week ago 039 - Pretty Idaho Valley - Light Bringers

Senkler Rd, Plummer, ID, US

Take a short little drive off the highway on a beautiful back country road to grab this Ape tag. It's hidden in fake rock (yours to keep) behind the green transformer box.


cron publish 2 months 1 week ago 131 - It Begins Here... - Lily Commanders

BC-13, Langley Twp, BC, CA

Will Rodman had no idea that the home he had found for Caesar was less sanctuary, and more prison. Caesar simply could not live with Will and his family any longer, and the zoo lauded itself as an ideal new home for him.

What Will could not have foreseen was the inevitable outcome when Caesar was pushed too far by his new hosts.

The day has come, and the Apes will rise. Can you find Caesar as he leads the escape?

The signs are there, and he is already outside of the main gates... Caesar will rail against the establishment and can be found under the arrow.


AmyGirl70 check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 030 - Where Are The Trees? - Light Bringers

County 1225 Rd, Hermiston, OR, US

Woke up, saw it, jumped in car, claimed with the help of my boyfriend


benandjayme check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 009 - Flock of Chickens - Precursors

Poplar Way, Alderwood, Lynnwood, WA, US

Got it! We were just about to Leave the house headed to work, but this was a quick detour. See you at the mega. Thanks!


[tag hider] publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 009 - Flock of Chickens - Precursors

Poplar Way, Alderwood, Lynnwood, WA, US

As everyone knows, apes love history. This ape decided to learn about the roots of the railroad and the homesteaders who settled in what is now Lynnwood, WA.

While this ape was there, he learned there was once more chickens than people living in Lynnwood... he thought that was a likely story, so he went straight to the source for questioning.

Check out the right wing of the adult chicken in front of the Heritage Association.


jtcoffee publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 030 - Where Are The Trees? - Light Bringers

County 1225 Rd, Hermiston, OR, US

This poor APE! He wants trees, but no such luck, at least not in the numbers and altitude he prefers. Come help him out, rescue him and move him towards his more traditional haunts. :)

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Team Mars check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 014 - The Ape has gone exploring of the Ape Caves - Lily Commanders

NF-8303, Cougar, WA, US

Grabbed this one as a prize at the WSGA SW chapter picnic. Thanks the person who donated it!


GSFirefly check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 113 - Fishing in Idaho! It's an Ape thing! - Lily Commanders

E Sunnyside Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US

Found at Blue Creek, Coeur d'Alene, ID. Looking forward to my first APE event.


mcrt check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 119 - He’s watching you... - Light Bringers

136th Ave SE, Kent, WA, US

Happened to be in the area this morning for work. First attempt at one of the Ape tags.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 113 - Fishing in Idaho! It's an Ape thing! - Lily Commanders

E Sunnyside Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US

This Ape decided to check out some of the fishing holes in Idaho along Lake Coeur d'Alene and discovered Blue Creek Bay. He is now waiting for a Geo-Uber to come pick him up and take him to the BIG event on August 18th. You will find him patiently waiting under the bark at the base of the pictured sign. Who will his Geo-Uber driver be? Don't forget to post that you found him, if it is you!


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 119 - He’s watching you... - Light Bringers

136th Ave SE, Kent, WA, US

A short walk down the Soos Creek Trail is a bit of urban jungle where this Ape has taken up residence. He’s hiding at the start of the bridge. The trail on the left will get you there.


[tag hider] check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 017 - Floating the Wenatchee - Precursors

Chapel Dr, Leavenworth, WA, US

Checked on the tag today, still securely in place. Please take the magnet with you when you retrieve.


Cbagaason check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 129 - This ape needs salt - Light Bringers

Lewis and Clark Way, Seaside, OR, US

A little slow to figure out how to log it (password challenged on the road), but I got! Yippeeee!


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 129 - This ape needs salt - Light Bringers

Lewis and Clark Way, Seaside, OR, US

This Ape saw some explorers that looked like him with long hair and weary. They were hunters and were getting salt from the nearby water while staying warm from the cold wet air. He is having trouble getting the fire going with all the people around. Come rescue him, he is hiding behind the stone plaque monument on the ground.


BrookAiden check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 101 - Making Tracks... - Light Bringers

North Bend Rail Trail, North Bend, WA, US

Nice area beautiful views to


Neonpinkcrayon81 check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 093 - Mukilteo Lighthouse Park - Light Bringers

Front St, Mukilteo, WA, US

Quick find with some drizzles. And had to pay for parking


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 101 - Making Tracks... - Light Bringers

North Bend Rail Trail, North Bend, WA, US

This Ape wants to go train spotting!

The Northwest Railway Museum North Bend Depot is a reused train depot serving the Snoqualmie valley. Tag was set in the rafters on the South side (away from the tracks).

https://trainmuseum.org/index.php/visit-us/depot

North Bend Railroad Depot facilities include a ticket office, meeting rooms, and restrooms. The depot is available by reservation, and is great for business and community meetings, workshops, training sessions, or even small weddings. The depot has restrooms and a small picnic area located on the backside of the building.


QueenCrazyCru check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 081 - Chamna No Banana - Precursors

Carrier Rd, Richland, WA, US

Been wanting to catch up with the Ape since this started. Saw where he'd stopped near me when I first woke up today. So pumped to be able to catch up to him!


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 081 - Chamna No Banana - Precursors

Carrier Rd, Richland, WA, US

The Ape continued his journey floating down the Yakima River. Until he got to the Chamna Natural Preserve - which sounded like a place to get something to eat. But alas, there was none. On his way out of the Preserve he left something behind the sign.

Hint: Under a pile of rocks behind the sign.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 093 - Mukilteo Lighthouse Park - Light Bringers

Front St, Mukilteo, WA, US

Historic Mukilteo Lighthouse Park

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was constructed in the 1950s on a filled tideland and has provided continuous public beach access up to the present. The former Washington State Park was deeded to the City in 2003. In 2004, the City adopted a Lighthouse Park Master Plan to make physical improvements to the approximately 14.4 acre site. Phases I & II of the Plan are completed.

This park is also the home of the historic Mukilteo Light Station and is available for touring and special events.

HINT: Look between the fence picket and the post at the bottom left corner of the sign. Might need a tool to retrieve.


t.v.wildfire check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 033 - Okanogan Museum - Lily Commanders

3rd Ave N, Okanogan, WA, US

This little guy was camped out only 40 minutes from my home. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to snag him and was glad to find him still there.


obarshay cancel 2 months 2 weeks ago 015 - This Ape got lost - Lily Commanders

NF-83, Cougar, WA, US

Picked up.

Please only take 1 tag per person.


obarshay cancel 2 months 2 weeks ago 014 - The Ape has gone exploring of the Ape Caves - Lily Commanders

NF-8303, Cougar, WA, US

Picked up.


Tumbleweed2 check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 104 - Ape visits the Old Fishing Hole - Lily Commanders

Hawley Rd, Kent, WA, US

Picked up this one, but forgot to snap a photo. Was tempted to drop a line in, but observed the age limit, and did not. I used to fish a lot, but not much since I started Geocaching.


shrek198 cancel 2 months 3 weeks ago 104 - Ape visits the Old Fishing Hole - Lily Commanders

Hawley Rd, Kent, WA, US

Coordinates are a mile or two off but I grew up in this area so I knew exactly where to go. Went the and no luck.


cron publish 2 months 3 weeks ago 033 - Okanogan Museum - Lily Commanders

3rd Ave N, Okanogan, WA, US

This Ape decided he needed a vacation in the sunny Okanogan before heading to the tunnel...he enjoyed many areas and finished by visiting the museum...now waiting for someone to help him continue on his trip. He is resting at the far (North) end of the museum area beyond the displays and outside of the fence. No need to enter the museum areas.

Facing the Museum sign with the Pepsi banner. Located on the left post. Go to the rear of the post and I am tucked between the post and banner. (see picture)


cron publish 2 months 3 weeks ago 104 - Ape visits the Old Fishing Hole - Lily Commanders

Hawley Rd, Kent, WA, US

The Ape wanted to see what this Old Fishing Hole is all about. He wasn't sure if he was older than 14 years or not. He decided to hang out on the Parks sign and observe.


Razzl3&Dazzl3 description 2 months 3 weeks ago 015 - This Ape got lost - Lily Commanders

NF-83, Cougar, WA, US

Found this little guy and he wanted to go on a walkabout! Thank you to the Hider!


Razzl3&Dazzl3 description 2 months 3 weeks ago 014 - The Ape has gone exploring of the Ape Caves - Lily Commanders

NF-8303, Cougar, WA, US

found this little guy and he wanted to see “The Crawl”! Thank you to the Hider!


Val63 check_circle 2 months 3 weeks ago 117 - Cedar Mountain Hiking Ape - Precursors

181st Ave SE, Renton, WA, US

Thought this would have been found by now, but I guess not! Had to wait out a car parked right in front of the bench, but after they left, lo and behold, the tag was still there!