520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6ZR1H
by Bounce,bounce
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Bellevue, WA
N 47° 37.734′ W 122° 08.874′

There are two things that are beloved by many geocachers: gadget caches and trackable hotels. So what’s even better? A gadget cache that’s also a trackable hotel! If you are a connoisseur of well-designed caches then our Geocache of the Week is a great fit for you.

Located next to a strip mall in Bellevue, Washington, 520 Bellevue TB hotel shows how urban geocaches can be a lot more than lamp post caches and guardrail nanos. The cache owner Bounce,bounce is known in the local community for his creative trackable hotels.

The cache is located in an unused loading bay. When you approach the cache you might hesitate for a second since it looks much like an electronic installment that’s part of the dock. But when you point your gaze upwards a warning sign reassures you that you’re in the right location.

The cache page tells you that you need one of Bellevue’s zip codes (which are five digits) to open the cache, but the lock that stands between you and the logbook only has 4 digits. So your first mission is to identify where to use the code and then find the right one.

Once you open the cache you might get sidetracked by the lights and switches. It’s fine to play with them but the cache owner requests that you leave everything the way you found it before you leave. Opening the second door gets you to the logbook and well organized trackable hotel.

If you’re in the area and need a place for your travel-weary trackables, check them into this hotel for some well-deserved rest before the next geocacher takes them to their next destination.

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Martin Kerstein
Martin is Community Engagement Team Lead at Geocaching HQ. IF he is not out caching he is probably trying to teach new moves to his two cats.