Jul 12, 17, 11:52 AM #1
Rock Hunting ThingSo apparently there is this new thing where people paint rocks and hide them around town for other people to find. There is a Facebook group called "NKY Rock Hunting".
Do you know anything about this? Are you participating? What's it all about?Advertisement
Jul 12, 17, 11:53 AM #2
Is it like geocaching?
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Jul 12, 17, 11:55 AM #3
Jul 12, 17, 11:59 AM #4Guess they caught all the Pokemon and had to hunt something else?
Jul 12, 17, 12:07 PM #5It's huge around here. Parks are full of them.
Jul 12, 17, 12:31 PM #6
As I understand it, it's *sort of* like geocaching, except you don't spend as much time actually concealing your rock as you would a geocache. The idea is that you paint or decorate a rock that's sized something close to what would fit in the palm of your hand, and then you hide it in plain sight somewhere that it's likely-ish to be found. There aren't maps or an app like there is with geocaching...it's just about keeping an eye out while you're out and about.
The Facebook groups are apparently intended to share photos of the rocks you've found and re-hidden, just for the fun of letting the original hider see what has happened with their rock. You can use area specific hashtags for posting pictures on Twitter and Instagram as well. There are three of four Facebook groups I know of for sharing photos:
Northern Kentucky Rocks
NKY Hidden Rocks
Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Jul 13, 17 at 02:57 PM.
Jul 13, 17, 02:37 PM #7I don't know for sure, but best I can tell this thing started in Nelson County, specifically around Bardstown. You see parents and their kids taking strolls around downtown Bardstown with their buckets collecting the rocks.
I was told by someone who went to Disney World recently that they found one down there and on the back it said it came from Nelson Co.
Jul 13, 17, 02:45 PM #8
Jul 13, 17, 04:05 PM #9
If you guys run outta rocks , I live in Nicholas County , I have plenty of rocks up here you can have !!!! Cool idea if you are into that kinda thing .... Rock On !!!!
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Jul 14, 17, 07:52 AM #12Chalking this up as one of those things I just "don't get it".
Jul 14, 17, 08:33 AM #13Not that you'll find me hunting for rocks. But I see greater merit in searching for rocks than staring into a smart phone looking for imaginary creatures!
Pet rocks were big back in the 70s. Sounds like this is Pet Rock 2.0 "Share it with Others!"