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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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etimber3 cancel 1 month 23 hours ago 095 - APE wanted to learn about Shaw

Blind Bay Rd, Eastsound, WA, US location_on N 48 34.385, W 122 57.660

It’s not here


Zehmgem check_circle 1 month 1 day ago 118 - Walking down the Springbrook Trail - Precursors

SW 39th St, Renton, WA, US

Thanks everyone I happen to be close to this one.


blacks99006 check_circle 1 month 1 day ago 099 - Horsing Around Ape - Precursors

Horseshoe Lake Rd, Deer Park, WA, US

I have been looking daily to see if anything published near me...today was the day!!! I checked the clock...will I be late to work? Maybe...shall I risk it?? Yup!!! So off I go!! It was a quick grab..thank you!!


cron publish 1 month 1 day ago 099 - Horsing Around Ape - Precursors

Horseshoe Lake Rd, Deer Park, WA, US

This Ape came to the Horseshoe Lake area to kayak. Then he stopped here for miles of trails to explore! Bring your Discover Pass if you intend to “ Horse” around the lake or the trails! To find the Ape you need to examine the second image and look under the sign. Good luck!


cron publish 1 month 1 day ago 118 - Walking down the Springbrook Trail - Precursors

SW 39th St, Renton, WA, US

Another ape out for a hike, this time on the Springbrook Trail. He saw walkers, and a bike rider on an incumbent bike went whizzing by and scared him. He took cover in a four-trunk tree just barely off the trail, building side.


cron publish 1 month 1 day ago 117 - Cedar Mountain Hiking Ape - Precursors

181st Ave SE, Renton, WA, US

This ape decided he wanted to hike a bit around Cedar Mountain. Loved the trails, but came back to the trailhead and was really pooped. Sat down for a bit to rest. Check out the bench.


2nd1of3 check_circle 1 month 1 day ago 143 - Short Walk Down the Beach - Precursors

Five Mile Dr, West End, Tacoma, WA, US

Took my time getting here, even took a wrong turn and had drive the whole 5-mile drive to return to the correct turn-off. There was a family nearby but oblivious of my searching. Thanks for the Ape Coin.


cron publish 1 month 2 days ago 143 - Short Walk Down the Beach - Precursors

Five Mile Dr, West End, Tacoma, WA, US

You will find this ape on Owen beach just north of the main parking lot. Follow in the their foot steps to get away from the crowd and enjoy a cooler side of the beach. If you find a stump you may just find a few long steps to someones heart that will lead you to the apes finding spot. If you have to step over a large number of logs you have gone to far.

Note the park opens 30mins before sunrise and closes 30mins after sunset and plan to work with traffic.


cron publish 1 month 3 days ago 095 - APE wanted to learn about Shaw

Blind Bay Rd, Eastsound, WA, US location_on N 48 34.385, W 122 57.660

APE saw this cool place on Shaw Island and wanted to hang out for a little bit. Got to talk to the person running the library and museum and they know about Geocaching and gave me permission to let the APE hang around here until someone can come and get him.


Middleagespread check_circle 1 month 3 days ago 038 - Mt. Tabor Park - Light Bringers

SE Salmon St, Mt. Tabor, Portland, OR, US

Got it! This will be our first Going Ape event.


Valkarie63 description 1 month 4 days ago 085 - Do not be miStaken by the Obvious - Lily Commanders

Tokul Rd SE, Snoqualmie, WA, US

Missed it by minutes, but had a good chat about GC stories, the upcoming APE event, and our GC obsession!


Binnon check_circle 1 month 4 days ago 085 - Do not be miStaken by the Obvious - Lily Commanders

Tokul Rd SE, Snoqualmie, WA, US

Shilly69 made the find as 2 other cachers showed up. We had a nice talk with them now on to Wenatchee.


cron publish 1 month 4 days ago 014 - The Ape has gone exploring of the Ape Caves - Lily Commanders

NF-8303, Cougar, WA, US

This Ape wanted to see one of it's cousins so it headed out to the Ape Cave to see if it could find one of them to hang out with. it got stuck though - look at the base of the pole holding the sign in the picture that is opposite of the road


cron publish 1 month 4 days ago 038 - Mt. Tabor Park - Light Bringers

SE Salmon St, Mt. Tabor, Portland, OR, US

This Ape tag made a trip to visit the extinct volcano in Mt. Tabor Park. It's hidden in a fake rock (yours to keep) in a group of three large chunks of lava (see the picture for a spoiler). Find the tag and enjoy taking a walk around the park.


cron publish 1 month 4 days ago 085 - Do not be miStaken by the Obvious - Lily Commanders

Tokul Rd SE, Snoqualmie, WA, US

There is no light in the tunnel, do not search there. You're looking for a stake.. but not that one.. the other one. (esaeler nottub eht hsup)


RRnCakes check_circle 1 month 5 days ago 062 - The Early Bird Gets the Worm* - Precursors

Iron Horse Trail, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

Oh little ape, you're too early for your event! Come caching with me for a bit instead.


cron publish 1 month 5 days ago 062 - The Early Bird Gets the Worm* - Precursors

Iron Horse Trail, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

*The Tag

You can take your chances and see if you are the first one to the event, and perhaps this tag will still be available. Or you can head up to the Ape Event a few weeks early and see what the place looks like without hundreds of geocachers.

The tag is secured with clear gorilla tape to the bottom of the seat furthest from the parking lot on the picnic table closest to the permanent bathroom structure in the middle of the parking lot.


Andy.panda check_circle 1 month 5 days ago 108 - Scardy Ape - Precursors

Burnett-Fairfax Hwy, Carbonado, WA, US

My partner found an Ape yesterday in Elbe, so today was my turn. A bit of a drive, but the ape was patiently waiting when we arrived!


cron publish 1 month 6 days ago 108 - Scardy Ape - Precursors

Burnett-Fairfax Hwy, Carbonado, WA, US

Scardy Ape is afraid to be in the forest mostly because of forest fires. Because he leaps from tree to tree he can see the forest thru the trees. Of course Scardy Ape also helps Smokey the Bear locate smoke and fires. Then sometimes he is just plain scared and hides behind Smokey. "Remember--"Only You can Prevent Wildfires".

Remember-"Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"


jjfeiler check_circle 1 month 6 days ago 077 - Ape Needs REST!! - Lily Commanders

WA-504, Toutle, WA, US

Took a chance that it would still be here and drove down from Issaquah. Now I can sleep easy til the ape event :)


jamesamos5000 check_circle 1 month 6 days ago 008 - This Ape Can See For Miles - Precursors

Cleator Rd, Bellingham, WA, US

Rainy day and ruff road but I got it!!


grumpymariem check_circle 1 month 6 days ago 020 - Elma's APE - Light Bringers

Heise Rd S, Elma, WA, US

I found this Sunday morning and have been working since. can you make the font any smaller?


TheTrailAwaits check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 144 - Taking the Train - Precursors

WA-7, Elbe, WA, US

Saw this two hours after it was posted. I was surprised and very happy to see it still available.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 008 - This Ape Can See For Miles - Precursors

Cleator Rd, Bellingham, WA, US

This ape heard that Larrabee State Park had beautiful views with rocks and trails to explore, so he took advantage of a beautiful day and went exploring! He rested at this terrific lunch spot - Cyrus Gates Overlook - and took in the views.

You'll find him tethered under the sign - feel free to bring a tool to release him, or simply slide him free!

You must have a Discover Pass for your vehicle to park in this area, as well as in this park.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 077 - Ape Needs REST!! - Lily Commanders

WA-504, Toutle, WA, US

This Ape had been hiking all day - 10.6 miles to be exact and was very tired and needed to rest, in it's sleepy state the Ape thought that the sign said Hammocks ahead and pulled in to find one to sleep in. what he really found was Hummocks - which are part of Mt. Saint Helens that moved down off of the mountain the day she blew. but the ape was tired so it is napping under the sign in the picture


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 144 - Taking the Train - Precursors

WA-7, Elbe, WA, US

This ape was headed up the West side of Mt. Rainier but decided to stop and take a train the rest of the way. Little does it know that this train is not going all that far. But it may end up in a museum like the train it is resting on.

You are looking for spot behind a vertical bolt on the back of the structure.


Quilt or Cache check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 080 - Yakima River Gateway Park - Precursors

WA-224, West Richland, WA, US

Was at work catching up on Facebook when i seen it posted. Ran out and grabbed this.


Tumbleweed2 cancel 1 month 1 week ago 080 - Yakima River Gateway Park - Precursors

WA-224, West Richland, WA, US

I gave the area a pretty good search at 8:30am, but found no sign of him.


obarshay cancel 1 month 1 week ago 080 - Yakima River Gateway Park - Precursors

WA-224, West Richland, WA, US

This is found; taking it off the map.


H2SG2 check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 051 - Narrows Park - Lily Commanders

Doc's Dr, Gig Harbor, WA, US

I love this little park and it’s fantastic view! Grabbed the ape and took a little rest to enjoy the view.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 015 - This Ape got lost - Lily Commanders

NF-83, Cougar, WA, US

This Ape went looking for the Ape Canyon to hang out and have a hiking party but took a wrong turn and ended up in the Lava Canyon. After it went down and looked at the amazing waterfall it found a place to tuck in and hide on the way back up from those muggles that were headed down the trail. look behind the sign - you will need a NorthWest Forest Pass or National Park Pass if you want to spend some time here - but this can be found in under 2 minutes from the parking lot.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 080 - Yakima River Gateway Park - Precursors

WA-224, West Richland, WA, US

The Ape was floating down the Yakima River on his floaty and stopped at this park in West Richland, WA. He took a look at this sign to try to get his bearings and realized where the sign showed "You are here" was not actually where he was. So, he looked on the other side of the sign and left something.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 051 - Narrows Park - Lily Commanders

Doc's Dr, Gig Harbor, WA, US

Narrows Park in Gig Harbor is a really pleasant place to explore at low tide and always offers a spectacular view of the Narrows Bridge. Sometimes, Mt. Rainier is visible too. If you hike north of the bridge make sure you know when the tide will turn!

The seated GPS has found the tag!


LanSearch cancel 1 month 1 week ago 017 - Floating the Wenatchee - Precursors

Chapel Dr, Leavenworth, WA, US

Did the tag go missing or has it already been snagged? Bummer! Not a very safe place for the little guy. Perhaps he really did go 'floating'...


cedley check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 089 - An Ape with Some Sharkz - Precursors

Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC, CA

Found this yesterday! Sorry for the delay in posting a "Claimed it" Woo hoo! Off to the Ape Event next month :-)


drjinx check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 105 - Cascade Field and Stream Club - Lily Commanders

Hayward Rd, Ellensburg, WA, US

CryptoCacher and I raced out to try to spot this Ape this morning. We arrived on site at 8:19 am and had the tag in hand shortly thereafter. Thanks for the morning adventure!


kylekite check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 134 - Flying APE - Precursors

Richmond, BC, CA

On my way to work when this popped up. Never thought I would have a chance to get one 😎😎


Jim and jan check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 107 - Oranga Going Ape - Precursors

46th Ave E, Tacoma, WA, US

Nice find this am only 20 minute drive from house.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 107 - Oranga Going Ape - Precursors

46th Ave E, Tacoma, WA, US

A tag in Orange Gate Park. Is just a short walk and cords can be jumpy. Should not matter to much as you are in "OrangeGate" park.

If you need a clue its in the description.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 134 - Flying APE - Precursors

Richmond, BC, CA

The APES have learned to enjoy a good 1st class seat on the plane to travel to various Geocaching events. Like the APE mega! Although this airport isn’t the closest to the event, Vancouver is a very popular place to land.

APEs also like to sit in this park watching planes take off...can you spot this one?


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 105 - Cascade Field and Stream Club - Lily Commanders

Hayward Rd, Ellensburg, WA, US

Up in the wind farm area of Eastern Washington. I thought the Field and Stream Club seemed to ba an oxymoron with the dry grass and big windmills in the background. This is a gravel/dirt road so be aware if it has been raining. There are some great views from up here.

Hint: Base of corner fence post under a rock.


Ruggedjoe check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 096 - Ape wants to celebrate at Celebration Park - Lily Commanders

S 324th St, Federal Way, WA, US

Made this find after waiting out a muggle.. Wasnt sure what it was but it peaked my intrest so im excited to have found it.


hingis20 check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 042 - Holland Creek Trail Head - Lily Commanders

Dogwood Dr, Ladysmith, BC, CA

Found this one in Ladysmith on the way up to Nanaimo.


Phatbldguy cancel 1 month 1 week ago 020 - Elma's APE - Light Bringers

Heise Rd S, Elma, WA, US

Stopped by with Sproutter. Found the yellow cito item but not the tag. At least they could have picked up the cito item too.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 017 - Floating the Wenatchee - Precursors

Chapel Dr, Leavenworth, WA, US

So hot out and the river looked so cool and inviting, why not go for a float.

Hint: thneqenvy arne jurer oevqtrf pbzr gbtrgure


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 089 - An Ape with Some Sharkz - Precursors

Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC, CA

This tag is hiding just outside a famous Sharkz store. Look behind the box.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 020 - Elma's APE - Light Bringers

Heise Rd S, Elma, WA, US

Elma's APE is confused. He's in a rest area and can't decide if he's hiding under a rhododendron or under its pinecone. (Wait! Do rhododendrons have pinecones?) Please, somebody rescue this poor guy and set him straight!

Gur Eubqbqraqeba va dhrfgvba vf abg va oybbz. Haqre n ynetr cvarpbar gung vf arne n fznyyre cvarpbar gung ubyqf qbja n lryybj vgrz jryy fhvgrq sbe n PVGB.


Bubbledragon check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 072 - Looking for a new friend! - Precursors

Lervick Ave, Anacortes, WA, US

Found it but couldn't log until now, sorry!!


Moun10Bike check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 098 - Welcome to Priest Lake - Precursors

ID-57, Priest River, ID, US

I checked my email this morning and saw this tag had been placed in my backyard, so I rushed out to claim it!


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 098 - Welcome to Priest Lake - Precursors

ID-57, Priest River, ID, US

This Ape was hungry for a huckleberry milkshake! After he stopped here to check out this sign and the informational signs nearby, he picked huckleberries!

Hint: On backside of sign by the black bear carving there is a metal plate. The Ape is hiding behind the plate on the right side.