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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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cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 042 - Holland Creek Trail Head - Lily Commanders

Dogwood Dr, Ladysmith, BC, CA

The ape is hiding in the forest on the Holland Creek Trail. The lush Pacific Northwest is a perfect spot for him to hide out.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 072 - Looking for a new friend! - Precursors

Lervick Ave, Anacortes, WA, US

This ape was looking for Dog Island (actually known as Guemes Island). He did not find what he was looking for so took a nap at one of the beach access points. There is a cache nearby but not in it.


Frisky Biscuits check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 063 - Clark Lake Monkey Business - Precursors

SE 240th St, Kent, WA, US

I had plans to cache this morning around Bothell with my Mom, but when I woke up and saw this tag had published we couldn’t resist diverting this way. The drive was quick and we found the tag right where it was hidden. Can’t wait for the event next month! Thanks :)


Makana50 check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 050 - Gig Harbor Cemetery - Lily Commanders

Drummond Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA, US

Was lucky enough to see this post right away and not to be at work yet beautiful drive out here I’ve never been out to the cemetery is very beautiful and peaceful this morning. Thank you very much ! 😃


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 063 - Clark Lake Monkey Business - Precursors

SE 240th St, Kent, WA, US

This tag is located in our favorite local park. City Of Kent's Clark Lake Park. We love strolling around here.

This tag is secured with clear gorilla tape to the back of the "Environmental Restoration Site!" sign. The sign is attached to the left side of the welcome board at the South entrance.


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 050 - Gig Harbor Cemetery - Lily Commanders

Drummond Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA, US

There are 5 or 6 Gig Harbor cemeteries. For me this one is the furthest removed from everyday life. Established in 1891, it is the final resting place for many of the town's best and brightest after whom a number of the town's streets have been named. It was one of the first places I found a cache in Gig Harbor. Alas, it has now been archived.

You'd have to go to another cemetery to find the resting places for the early Croatian immigrants who established the fishing industry here. (Hint for a future Tag?)

Look left and avoid the barbed wire. Under a stone.


sole seeker check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 041 - Spot the Ape in Langford - Lily Commanders

Ed Nixon Trail, Victoria, BC, CA

I have found over 60,000 geocaches, but this is my very first Snag Tag. Thanks for the fun!


DragonButt check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 024 - Ape Stops to Smell the Flowers - Lily Commanders

S Grand Blvd, Manito, Spokane, WA, US

Luv Manito Park! WildRozes says DragonButt go find it... DragonButt goes! Hahaha! TFTF!


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 024 - Ape Stops to Smell the Flowers - Lily Commanders

S Grand Blvd, Manito, Spokane, WA, US

This ape is hiding out at Manito Park in Duncan Garden. After snagging the tag take a moment to walk through and enjoy the beautiful garden!


cron publish 1 month 1 week ago 041 - Spot the Ape in Langford - Lily Commanders

Ed Nixon Trail, Victoria, BC, CA

He might be playing sports; but more likely he is hiding out.....


Mhillfamily check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 026 - Yashiro Japanese Garden - Olympia, WA - Precursors

Plum St SE, Downtown, Tumwater, WA, US

Saw this one pop up this morning. Didn’t think it’d last until my lunch break.


Pnwnerds check_circle 1 month 1 week ago 027 - Sgt. Justin Norton - Rainier, WA - Precursors

Industrial Dr SE, Rainier, WA, US

Found on the way out of Rainier. Saw it post this morning and thought what the hell...heading to Spokane the weekend of Going Ape but might try to stop by on the way home.


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 026 - Yashiro Japanese Garden - Olympia, WA - Precursors

Plum St SE, Downtown, Tumwater, WA, US

Ape #26 decided to take a walk on this beautiful sunny day through the Yashiro Gardens. He entered through the parking lot entrance, then stayed along the "right" path until he came to a lantern that was installed at the dedication for the park. He tried to read the carved stone monument written in Japanese, but all of the walking, and reading, and sun made him a little sleepy, so he found some shade under the stone monument and curled up for a brief nap.


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 027 - Sgt. Justin Norton - Rainier, WA - Precursors

Industrial Dr SE, Rainier, WA, US

Ape #27 decided to swing by this train trestle mural on his way through Rainier. He admired the painting for a while and then decided to “guard” the trestle for a while himself. Although Justin’s nickname was a different animal, I think he appreciated the support!


Walkingdead check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 075 - Give me Liberty Bell or I'm Going Ape! - Light Bringers

NF-500, Winthrop, WA, US

Such an awesome location. Found quickly!


Razzl3&Dazzl3 check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 128 - Steve the third explorer - Light Bringers

Captain William Clark Park Trail, Washougal, WA, US

Wow, these are tiny but mighty! It how the power to make me stop my walk when I got a call saying one was close by! Thank you to the hider!


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 128 - Steve the third explorer - Light Bringers

Captain William Clark Park Trail, Washougal, WA, US

This ape (Steve) is hiding in the rocks after going off looking for some geocaches trying to make his escape, he has gone through some sort of time warp as he originally was with his friends Lewis and Clark but only a couple of their boats remain. He is hoping to drag one to the water but there are native human talking muggles everywhere now and he is very confused.

Come rescue him, he is tucked in at the at the rocks shown.


eltee291 check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 011 - APE on a Wharf - Light Bringers

James Bay, Victoria, BC, CA

Yay, got it!! Wasn't sure if it would still be there. Here he is just down the road at Clover Point enjoying the view.


komikino check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 012 - Aping About at Stevens Pass - Light Bringers

US-2, Leavenworth, WA, US

It was here before, then disappeared. Then it came back so I got it!


jtcoffee publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 012 - Aping About at Stevens Pass - Light Bringers

US-2, Leavenworth, WA, US

Heads-up finders! The Stevens Pass APE has made a come-back.

Find him hiding in a large-ish stump covered by bark. Coordinates may be a tad spotty, please consult the spoiler image.


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 011 - APE on a Wharf - Light Bringers

James Bay, Victoria, BC, CA

A lone APE is visiting Victoria and of course had to stop by a popular tourist spot. Looking forward to seeing our Canadian friends at the 10th Going APE Mega!


obarshay description 1 month 2 weeks ago 032 - Camping at Lincoln Rock - Lily Commanders

Lincoln Rock State Park Rd, East Wenatchee, WA, US

The mint misprinted the tag claim code. Happens sometimes. Seems all good now.


medicrncen check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 032 - Camping at Lincoln Rock - Lily Commanders

Lincoln Rock State Park Rd, East Wenatchee, WA, US

On my way for a 10 mile bike ride, the usual morning routine, when I saw this pop up. Diverted and found. Thanks!


Y2K' check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 125 - Thade’s Revenge - Precursors

Wapato Greenway, Portland, OR, US

The experience was all the nexts and messages I got about claiming it. It’s a little different then it has been done in the past.


KC7DQM check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 111 - Rocky Tunnel - Light Bringers

N Rimrock Dr, Spokane, WA, US

Breakfast can wait. When the wife says"go get it" you don't argue, you run. Great caching weekend. Spofun on Saturday and the ape tag on Sunday.


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 111 - Rocky Tunnel - Light Bringers

N Rimrock Dr, Spokane, WA, US

This Ape took a stroll in the woods looking for a tunnel like the one that he called home. He didn't find much of one, but it will work for now.


[tag hider] check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 075 - Give me Liberty Bell or I'm Going Ape! - Light Bringers

NF-500, Winthrop, WA, US

Remember, unlike previous games, these tags are quite small. They're only about the size of your thumb print.


jazzncatz description 1 month 2 weeks ago 075 - Give me Liberty Bell or I'm Going Ape! - Light Bringers

NF-500, Winthrop, WA, US

Stopped on my way across because I didn't see it claimed. No tag there.


Dmkll1 check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 021 - Maybe They Owned It - Light Bringers

US-101, Chinook, WA, US

It was really pushed in there but we came prepared with a ton of tools. We saw it this morning in Salem Oregon and we headed out this way. 3/4 the way here we noticed someone said it was pushed way in. Just as I was pulling it out the hider showed up. Nice to meet the hider thanks for hiding


Rock Chalk check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 110 - Explosive Tunnel - Light Bringers

Spokane, WA, US

Found it! In Spokane for the coin challenge, we were way on the other side of town when this published. Decided to detour and give it a shot. Thanks!


medicrncen cancel 1 month 2 weeks ago 032 - Camping at Lincoln Rock - Lily Commanders

Lincoln Rock State Park Rd, East Wenatchee, WA, US

Tag at Lincoln Rock State Park is: Tag 032-73Q, NOT 032-73G.
The cacher who placed this tag has incorrectly ID'd this as 032-73G and doesn't seem to understand there is an error and will not correct the error.
So, out there 'somewhere' is a tag with 032-73G, it is not and never was at Lincoln Rock State Park as I've got the Lincoln Rock State Park tag - 032-73Q. Just a SNAFU, not the end of the world =)


jtcoffee publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 110 - Explosive Tunnel - Light Bringers

Spokane, WA, US

This Ape found a small tunnel that he shouldn't hide in. He instead hid close by on the same object on top of a hinge. You will have to feel around for him since he wanted to be out of sight and isn't visible.


LanSearch cancel 1 month 2 weeks ago 032 - Camping at Lincoln Rock - Lily Commanders

Lincoln Rock State Park Rd, East Wenatchee, WA, US

Did the tag go missing or has it already been snagged? Bummer!


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 032 - Camping at Lincoln Rock - Lily Commanders

Lincoln Rock State Park Rd, East Wenatchee, WA, US

This Ape was on his way to the tunnel....but saw this nice campground and decided to stay a while. He needs more focus...help him on his trip.

Facing the Park sign: Located on the right side behind the Washington State Park Shield on the bottom right of the shield, tucked into a crack.


LadyLawJHF check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 029 - Long View - Light Bringers

US-30, Prescott, OR, US

After a failed attempt with Tag 21, this was a nice find.


LadyLawJHF description 1 month 2 weeks ago 021 - Maybe They Owned It - Light Bringers

US-101, Chinook, WA, US

This item has been buried so far into the hide hole that it wont come out. You can barely make out the tag in my picture


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 029 - Long View - Light Bringers

US-30, Prescott, OR, US

On a sunny day, the view from here is across the Columbia River and includes Longview and, off in the distance, Mt. St. Helens. It's certainly a Long View, no matter how you look at it. Enjoy your visit, find the nearby cache (No, the APE is not in the cache!), and pick up a bit of rubbish while you're at it.

Gur NCR pna or sbhaq ng gur onfr bs gur QHZCVAT EHOOVFU CEBUVOVGRQ fvta, yrsg fvqr nf lbh snpr vg. Fgne znexf gur fcbg.


Legogrrl check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 126 - Ari’s Warning - Precursors

NE 35th Ave, Pleasant Valley, Vancouver, WA, US

My good friend was gracious enough to let me know this had just popped up so I jumped in the car and dashed over! Thank you!


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 126 - Ari’s Warning - Precursors

NE 35th Ave, Pleasant Valley, Vancouver, WA, US

This Ape is hiding in a place of beauty and sadness . From the parking area you can choose to go right and down the hill, a path more Ape traveled . Or you may choose to follow a paved path traveled by man till you get to the trail. When you find the stone with the plaque in bedded look behind ,to uncover your prize.


obarshay cancel 1 month 2 weeks ago 125 - Thade’s Revenge - Precursors

Wapato Greenway, Portland, OR, US

Picked up. Pkease claim it!


Bagheeracat1 check_circle 1 month 2 weeks ago 057 - Ape looking for Moun10bike - Light Bringers

US-12, Goose Prairie, WA, US

We were so excited that this tag was still waiting for us when we crossed over White Pass.


Y2K' description 1 month 2 weeks ago 125 - Thade’s Revenge - Precursors

Wapato Greenway, Portland, OR, US

Was able to grab the first one placed in Oregon. Thanks for the Ape Tag, a lot easier then rushing to Washington which o did for the first 3 years.


cron publish 1 month 2 weeks ago 125 - Thade’s Revenge - Precursors

Wapato Greenway, Portland, OR, US

After finding out the location of one of the original Project APE caches, Mission 2. This ape went into slumber nearby. Look for the picnic tables then use the pictures for clues. Tucked into the bark.


obarshay cancel 1 month 3 weeks ago 048 - Ape at the Caves

NF-4059, Granite Falls, WA, US location_on N 48 04.073, W 121 30.873 local_parking N 48 04.103, W 121 30.874

Please log it as claimed.


obarshay publish 1 month 3 weeks ago 021 - Maybe They Owned It - Light Bringers

US-101, Chinook, WA, US

It seems like, based on the history present, the Chinook owned this land and controlled whomever moved across it. I would venture that the APE was here first and decided it was too complex to deal with the Chinook when they arrived, so they just kept quiet and ventured out when ever they wanted. I doubt the Chinook ever caught on.

There is an APE here for now, hiding quietly, out of sight. He needs a rescue! Smaller hands may be needed, but mine aren't particularly small so you may be ok.

Va gur jbbq oruvaq gung fvta, ghpxrq fnsryl njnl va n perivpr npprffnoyr sebz gur evtug fvqr nf lbh snpr gur fvta.


TMan008WA description 1 month 3 weeks ago 048 - Ape at the Caves

NF-4059, Granite Falls, WA, US location_on N 48 04.073, W 121 30.873 local_parking N 48 04.103, W 121 30.874

This tag has been found by TMan008WA.


tubatad check_circle 1 month 3 weeks ago 056 - Ape hanging with the herd - Light Bringers

WA-410, Enumclaw, WA, US

I saw the initial batch of tags publish and knew I had to go find one. As I was preparing to leave one after another got found, so I made the drive to Enumclaw where I figured not as many people would be heading. My gamble paid off as I found this one with no trouble at all.


[tag hider] description 1 month 3 weeks ago 040 - Hider Tag - Lily Commanders

Got today


avroair description 1 month 3 weeks ago 056 - Ape hanging with the herd - Light Bringers

WA-410, Enumclaw, WA, US

Please claim it.


GNorth check_circle 1 month 3 weeks ago 045 - I need a large truck - Precursors

BC-3, Sparwood, BC, CA

Grabbed today with an assist from a fellow geocacher. Big toys for big boys!