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Photographic Treasure Hunts

Posted on: June 2, 2015

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Waymarking is the name of the game (treasure hunt).  It is an activity that involves finding interesting things and capturing them using a camera.

Waymarking.com is a part of Geocaching.  Anyone with a Geocaching.com profile automatically has a Waymarking.com profile, but anyone can go out on Waymarking to create a free profile.   If you enjoy treasure hunting but don’t want to mess with going out into the weeds and finding an actual box, you can play this game and stay out the weeds (so to speak).

There are many categories of Waymarks.

My favorites to find are:

Philosophers' Rock - Austin, TX

Philosophers’ Rock – Austin, TX

Smithsonian Art Inventory Sculptures

80-Foot-Tall Tin Soldier - Waco, TX

80-Foot-Tall Tin Soldier – Waco, TX

Roadside Attractions

University of Texas Main Building and Library – Austin, TX

University of Texas Main Building and Library – Austin, TX

WPA Projects

Indian Lodge – Fort Davis, TX

Indian Lodge – Fort Davis, TX

Civilian Conservation Corps

Mance Lipscomb - Navasota, TX

Mance Lipscomb – Navasota, TX

Musician Statues

SPENCER THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - Alto, NM

SPENCER THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Alto, NM

and Official Local Tourism Attractions. 

Ones that I personally don’t mess with are U.S. Benchmarks, National Restaurant Chains, Wi-Fi Hotspots, Population Signs, etc.  But they might just be your cup of tea.

I’ve finished going through all my old vacation pictures (lol) and now I’m on the hunt for new waymarks and for places to add to the Waymark.com listing for others to find.  Usually to add a waymark you need at least three pictures.  One of the whole item you are waymarking, another of a closeup of a part of the waymark, and one of any signs related to the waymark.  However, each category has its own rules for adding a new waymark, so if you are interested in creating waymarks read the requirements before you head out.

I’ve had fun with this hobby and it gives me a reason to take even more photographs.  I hope you think it sounds like fun and decide to post your photographic treasures.   The sad part of playing is that so far I haven’t had many people log a visit to the waymarks I’ve created.  We need more players!

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