You may remember the biggest geocache fail ever? The fail is no more. As a matter of fact, the fail resulted in the best geocache ever!
Indeed, today my daughter and I hiked our way through the “Level Four Difficulty” terrain to the scene of the crime. The geocache that yes, I RAN OVER.
First, my daughter checked to see what people had already written in the log.
Then, we dug out old coral and dirt from the original cache’s site and placed “Lonestar the Duck” in her new home.
We gathered sticks and twigs and built a nest for Lonestar to sit in. Finally, after admiring our work and taking a few pix, we left Lonestar to the outdoors.
GUESS WHO RECEIVED TWO VISITS SHORTLY AFTER WE LEFT?
To my GREAT surprise, I came home tonight to discover two people had already found Lonestar and logged their visits. LOOK!
Log Date: 2/4/2012
This was a good choice for our first cache of the day. I’d have had a hard time if I’d been tired! I loved the cache container…looked so natural! AND I loved the story on the first page of the log book! SLTNLN Thanks for a great walk and a great cache!
Log Date: 2/4/2012
Caching with friends and family today. Quite enjoyed this one. Thanks for a well thought out cache – loved it. Nice contents. Great cache. TFTH
SLTNLN is “Signed log, took nothing, left nothing” while TFTH is “Thanks for the hide.” Although considering the place we left it, it can also mean thanks for the hike!
If you are interested in seeing what caches are hidden near you, there is a phone app called c:geo. It works with Geocaching.com and is free. Simply download it, create an account and start up “live map” or “nearby.” It is amazing how many little boxes are hidden all over the world, under our very noses.
Geeky? Maybe. But a lot of fun when you have a few minutes to kill.
Today was truly the best hiking/fishing/exploring/sneaking/rambo day ever!