Orange Hogsback Cemetery - The Dainty Squid

Orange Hogsback Cemetery

Thursday, June 16, 2016

headstone, grave stone, graveyard

Summer is supposed to be the most fun time of the year but it's almost always the busiest which kind of makes it not so fun. Finding time to hang out with everyone lately has been hard. I've been that friend that is like "we HAVE to do something. I don't care what it is, just something! It's imperative!" So last week along with getting ice cream twice (seriously, my favorite way to meet up with friends) we did some long overdue geocaching.

We had plans to head to a cute little town not too far away that has a waterfall, hoping there would be lots of caches there but on the way I was browsing the app and found a cache in a cemetery. Geocaches in cemeteries combine two of my favorite things - cemeteries + finding treasure so I suggested we stop in and look for it.

The cache turned out to be a quick fairly easy find but the cemetery itself was a real treat. Nestled in the woods, you'd never know it was there if you weren't out looking for it. We actually drove right by it and had to turn around. Orange Hogsback Cemetery has a total of sixty two permanent residents. The oldest we found dated back to 1813. That's ninety nine years before the Titanic sunk!!!* 

While someone else signed the log for everyone, I darted around taking photos. I had no intention of taking any photos when we got there, let alone enough for a post but it was such a wonderful location. Not to mention, it was a beautiful evening- not too hot, not too cool. I feel like the photos captured that. Clovers always feel like summer to me. The grass just looks so soft I want to crawl into the photos with a blanket and a book and spend all day relaxing.

old cemetery, graveyard

If you haven't tried out geocaching yet, I can't recommend it enough. It's such a fun hobby and a most excellent way to discover hidden gems. If I had never started I wouldn't have found my new favorite beach or this wonderful cemetery! Plus it's an awesome excuse to get your friends together.
xoxo

*When I was in grade school I was really into learning about the Titanic. While I was a hair too young to watch the movie without my mom covering my eyes when it came out, I still pored over every book I could find on that big boat. I don't really remember much of what I learned about it but the year it sunk is still clearly ingrained in my head so it's often how I compare history dates.

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  1. Great find! I love small, overgrown cemeteries just as much as the bigger, showier ones. This one looks like a real gem <3

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    1. Same! Really, as long as it's old I love it!

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  2. I love these! The typography on the white stone is stunning... :)

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    1. Right?! I really really loved that too.

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  3. Old grave sites are so interesting. I've yet to try geocaching but I am really curious. Sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon.

    weirdwonderfulwanderlust.blogspot.com

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    1. It's SO much fun! You definitely have to try. :)

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  4. I tried geocaching for the first time today along with my husband and little girl. We didn't have much luck at the first location but we did manage to find two others. My daughter loved it and didn't want to go home. Its something we will definitely be doing again.

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    1. YAY! So happy to hear that. It's addicting. :)

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  5. I have not been geocaching in so long! Now I really want to try it again! I love that you randomly ended up at this old cemetery.

    Christina
    A Sentimental Adventure

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  6. In Russia there's no specific rules about walking-photo'ing on cemeteries, but people, who visit their dead fellows don't like that. They'll consider you as a "strange, crazy, etc". I mean, in Russia you can walk and make photos, but it's better not to be in line of sight of other people. Seems that in USA there's no that kind of problems.

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  7. I think you meant 99 years, not 101 :)

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    1. Haha! Duhh! No idea how I messed up that little math problem but hey, good catch! :)

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    2. I do it ALL the time and it makes me feel so dumb. Like, it seriously gives me full anxiety all of the sudden and I feel like everyone is judging me for a simple math mistake. Haha then I get over it

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  8. I love the pictures! When exploring a cemetery in Park City, UT with a friend of mine we stumbled upon a geocache. It was fun, I may have to start searching them our on purpose!

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