The Fremont Motto: “De Libertas Quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar)
Print your HQ GeoTour passport as a guide.
Reception might be a challenge here for reasons that will seem obvious, but that should not be too much of a problem. This is an easy, fun cache in a very nice location. Bring the kids and the dog for a nice walk and a great view.
Many thanks to PNWTexan and Rose for giving up ownership of their original Beneath Aurora cache so that Geocaching HQ could include this spot on the GQ GeoTour!
About the HQ GeoTour
The Geocaching HQ office is located right here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. That makes Fremont the center of our geocaching universe. It just so happens that Fremont is also officially the Center of the Known Universe. Coincidence? We think not.
According to somewhat reliable sources Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood lies in a special geophysical locale. Stay long enough and you might happen to notice the odd gravitational pull, the inability to stay away, the overwhelming urge to return again and again—it’s almost as if you’re in the center of the universe.
In 1991, Fremont Scientists did extensive research at a local Fremont pub. With a few slurs and stumbles, they came to the conclusion that the intersection of N Fremont Ave and 35th St N was, indeed, the Center of the Universe. They supported their statement with the claim that it could not be disproven. (It couldn’t be proven either, but that’s beside the fact.)
Shortly thereafter, through much politicking and cajoling, the Fremont Scientists convinced the Metropolitan King County Council to officially name Fremont as the Center of the Known Universe. You can read the official proclamation, which declared Fremont to be an Independent ImagiNation and a mecca for those of independent minds and spirits, and is forever and fervently empowered with all the rights and privileges thereto accruing. Really.
This geocache was hidden with special permisison from Geocaching HQ.