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This one is a shoe-in. — Tree of Soles (GC27XEW) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on February 26, 2014, 5:00 pm

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The Tree of Soles. Photo by geocacher RebelGTP

The Tree of Soles. Photo by geocacher RebelGTP

Geocache Name:

Tree of Soles (GC27XEW)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

In my opinion, one of the coolest parts of geocaching is finding places you never would’ve seen before. Whether it’s a scenic lookout, a city park, a landmark—or in this case, something a little stranger. One of the running themes in the Found It logs for Tree of Soles is that it never would have been visited had there not been a geocache there. Think about your neighborhood, is there a secret amazing place that people should know about? It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just a new discovery to add a little delight to their day. If there is, consider hiding a geocache there and share that place with the world.

# of Finds:

149

# of Favorite Points:

25

What geocachers are saying:

“Wow…we’ve been to a ‘mug tree’ and we’ve been to a ‘shoe corner’, but we’ve never been to a ‘shoe tree’ until today!  Life is full of surprises…thanks for bringing us here!” — JustUsTwo

“We added two pairs!!! My mom says her friend has been tossing her shoes into this tree since she was a teenager!! Too funny! They also call this ‘Roller Coaster Road’. I wonder how many pairs are lying in the woods here?? TFTC!” – getn froggy

“Awesome sight. Threw some wayward shoes back up there where they belong. Once again geocaching takes me to another cool place I never knew about.” – Aiwendil67

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Photos:

There's something special about this place, but I can't quite put my foot on it. Photo by geocacher madameyounger

There’s something special about this place, but I can’t quite put my foot on it. Photo by geocacher madameyounger

Sunset at the tree of soles. Photo by geocacher MASIE2012

Sunset at the tree of soles. Photo by geocacher MASIE2012

Walking a mile in these shoes may prove to be difficult. Photo by geocacher TomEagle55

Walking a mile in these shoes may prove to be difficult. Photo by geocacher TomEagle55

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What’s your favorite thing you’ve seen that you never would’ve discovered without geocaching? Post your stories and photos in the comments.

 

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

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  • LanSearch

    We have seen two shoe trees in Oregon. 1,2 Buckle My Shoe – GC40EH1 and Shaniko Shoe Tree – GC1G3G5.

  • IrmaRose Frazier

    The one cache location that I never would have seen otherwise is the piece of the Berlin Wall behind the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios in Orlando! Had no idea it was there! SO cool!

  • Mic_D

    Thanks
    to Geocaching for the honor to be Cache of the Week. As CO we really
    enjoy reading the logs this cache receives. Thanks to all for the great
    response. Thanks also goes out to the Puma-Cachers.

  • Jim G

    Wow, only 3 comments before mine? I have found 4 shoe tree caches in Ontario, Canada, and one in New York. And I’m aware of a few more in Ontario that I haven’t found. I believe shoe trees to be MOSTLY a northern pheonomenon, as can be seen if you Google “Roadside Shoe Trees”, and look at the list of them on the Roadside America page (we’re not allowed to post links here). There are some in places like Texas and Arizona though, and of course Canadian ones wouldn’t be listed on Roadside America. Don’t just Google “shoe Trees”, that won’t work. :-). Interesting featured cache, maybe some day.


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