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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 2 months 2 weeks ago 045 - I need a large truck - Precursors

BC-3, Sparwood, BC, CA

Likely picked up; taking off the map. Hopefully logged soon.


Three Stars description 2 months 2 weeks ago 045 - I need a large truck - Precursors

BC-3, Sparwood, BC, CA

Made a coffee break on the way home. What a busy place today with Canada Day. Did not see a tag.


Three Stars check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 044 - Trans Canadian Trail - Precursors

Crowsnest Hwy, Fernie, BC, CA

This is the perfect find after our Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge weekend. We did not expect to be able to find one this year. Yesterday we crossed back into Canada and stayed at my brothers place a bit south. What a surprise to see one on our route home. Thanks for hiding one here.


obarshay cancel 2 months 2 weeks ago 056 - Ape hanging with the herd - Light Bringers

WA-410, Enumclaw, WA, US

Taking it off the map.


Manni tribe check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 102 - Tunnel of Light - Light Bringers

Kendall Pl, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

Grabbed this one after missing the first one we tried for.


tubatad description 2 months 2 weeks ago 056 - Ape hanging with the herd - Light Bringers

WA-410, Enumclaw, WA, US

Grabbed it. Claiming it when I get home later.


obarshay cancel 2 months 2 weeks ago 102 - Tunnel of Light - Light Bringers

Kendall Pl, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

Claimed not yet logged


Laurie253 check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 003 - A Little Birdie Told Me - Light Bringers

124th Pl SE, Renton, WA, US

Didn’t expect the tag to still be there but it was!! Yay! Happy dance!


Manni tribe description 2 months 2 weeks ago 102 - Tunnel of Light - Light Bringers

Kendall Pl, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

This tag has been retrieved but it says the secret code is invalid.


mooke check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 074 - Monkey Around at Pearrygin Lake State Park - Light Bringers

Rex Derr Trail, Winthrop, WA, US

Got it!


NepoKama check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 149 - An Ape with Asahel Curtis - Free Agents

NF-9035, North Bend, WA, US

Saw this pop up along our planned drive for today, made the stop and a quick find.


seod42 check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 065 - Tumwater Falls - Light Bringers

Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA, US

I got up with a new tag e mail and off I went the park was closed but there was some construction going on and the workers said come on in so I did. I took a short walk and found the tag with a great view of the falls. Thanks see you all at the ape event


FortniteHunters check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 066 - Watershed Park Pioneers - Light Bringers

Henderson Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA, US

Snagged this tag at 5:30 am on the 1st of July.

Shortly after my wife left for work this morning I received a text from her saying that two Going Ape tags had published this morning, one at Tumwater Falls and one in Watershed park. I grabbed my keys and walked out the door since I had plenty of time before I had to be at work. Watershed was the closer option by a coue minutes of highway travel so I stopped here to start my hunt. I made my way down the familiar trail listening to the morning birds songs emanating from the forest. Once I arrived at GZ the hunt led me straight to the tag. SUCCESS.

Now for work, not nearly as enjoyable.

Thanks for the hunt.


rambudo check_circle 2 months 2 weeks ago 047 - Remembering Oso - Light Bringers

Whitehorse Trail, Arlington, WA, US

I am always in awe of this location. Thanks.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 003 - A Little Birdie Told Me - Light Bringers

124th Pl SE, Renton, WA, US

This ape has literally gone to the birds and is hanging out in some cheep housing!


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 044 - Trans Canadian Trail - Precursors

Crowsnest Hwy, Fernie, BC, CA

Some how I managed to wander to the great white north. Well it certainly wasn't white but I did find a great trail. Hopefully it will get me home.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 045 - I need a large truck - Precursors

BC-3, Sparwood, BC, CA

After finding that the trail home was too long, I went looking for a truck to make my journey.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 047 - Remembering Oso - Light Bringers

Whitehorse Trail, Arlington, WA, US

This Ape wanted to bring some light to a dark situation. He is remembering the victims and survivors of the Oso Landslide of 2014.

To find him, go to the posted coordinates and find the sign telling all about the terrible incident. After reflecting on the tragedy, and perhaps taking a moment of silence for the lives lost and those who remain, find the pile of rocks behind the sign.


cron publish 2 months 2 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 Ape tag is hiding out near the Big Four Ice Caves.

To find him, pull in to the picnic area. After you park somewhere near the parking coords, find the 4 signs telling you all about the area. From there, turn left toward the 5 picnic tables. Pull up at the middle table, and you will find him hiding under it at the mountain end.

You might need to use your car key or other tool to retrieve him. Look for something white.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 056 - Ape hanging with the herd - Light Bringers

WA-410, Enumclaw, WA, US

This Ape found some friends to hang with. Look under the Bulls chin


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 057 - Ape looking for Moun10bike - Light Bringers

US-12, Goose Prairie, WA, US

This Ape was looking for his BFF...I think he got confused. Look under bike


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 065 - Tumwater Falls - Light Bringers

Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA, US

Located in the beautiful and scenic Tumwater Falls park, next to the old Olympia Beer Brewery. From parking, walk down the trail towards the falls. The tag is located just off a side trail that is the Native Plants garden. The tag will be found under a small rock between the Kinnikinick and the Spiny Sword Fern. No need to leave the trail, it is easily reached. If you have the time after finding the cache, walk the trail along the falls. It is spectacular, even with the nearby construction.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 066 - Watershed Park Pioneers - Light Bringers

Henderson Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA, US

This tag is located a short distance down a trail in Watershed Park, Olympia, WA. The park is known for its old growth trees and salmon bearing streams. The tag will be found behind an informational sign that tells about some of the people whose efforts brought about the preservation of Watershed Park. Behind the sign is an old log. The tag is inside an old knothole in the log, covered by bark.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 074 - Monkey Around at Pearrygin Lake State Park - Light Bringers

Rex Derr Trail, Winthrop, WA, US

The Ape was just spotted near Pearrygin Lake State Park. Perhaps he was headedto rhe lake for a swim. Study the picture. Look low and to the right.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 075 - Give me Liberty Bell or I'm Going Ape! - Light Bringers

NF-500, Winthrop, WA, US

The Ape lives to climb. Perhaps he'll climb one of these mighty peaks someday. Find the view in the picture. Look low on the railing bracket to the left of the sign.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 102 - Tunnel of Light - Light Bringers

Kendall Pl, Snoqualmie Pass, WA, US

This ape wants to Tunnel... but then saw the light... located at the Snoqualmie train tunnel and a short distance from the Going Ape X mega!

Facing the tunnel: Located to the right of the entrance, behind the right door, at the base of an old wooden fence post. Under two small rocks.


cron publish 2 months 2 weeks ago 149 - An Ape with Asahel Curtis - Free Agents

NF-9035, North Bend, WA, US

This tag is chillin out with Asahel Curtis right behind nice big monument that the National Forest Service erected in his honor. This is an easy walk past the gate where the parking coordinates are. The monument can be easily seen from the closed road. Take the well maintained trail to the monument. Look behind, a rock conceals the tag.