Saturday, June 06, 2009
ADVENTURES IN TREASURE HUNTING PART 2
Having had such a great time the day before, we headed back out into the wilderness for more geocaching, after taking some time in the morning to stain our storage shed. Our first stop was near a gravel road, and the GPS informed us that it was up a rather steep grade, into the thickest part of the forest. My search and rescue husband was off in a flash, and I was doing my best to keep up with him. At first it wasn't so bad, but then any resemblance of a trail vanished, and we were in the middle of nowhere, trying to forge our way through thick brush and downed pine trees, all the while trying to swat away the insects that viewed us as fresh meat. After going this way, and then that way, and seeing no benefit to being the luncheon buffet for the creatures that resided in this remote area, we started making our way back down the very steep hill. You should have seen the look on my face, when Craig casually mentioned, "Oh by the way, this was listed as the hardest find, and there were several people that had to seek medical help after wards". Oh yeah, I'm sure they were in need of medical assistance after their significant others got done whooping on them after taking them into such rough terrain. But we regrouped and headed to the next area and by the time the day was done, we had located three more caches. The one we liked the most was the one where we got to check out an old deserted log cabin, along with the location of the outhouse, and the remains of the cans and bottles that had been tossed. This particular cache contained 75 35mm film cases and we had to find the log inside one of them to sign to show we had found it. Very clever! After almost 4 hours of searching and wandering the lay of the land, we were ready to head back home for a well deserved shower and dinner. We both agreed that we want to try our hand next at some urban geocaching and from our research, we will have to keep our searching covert from the "muggels" (non geocaching people). That sounds like the makings of a fun and exciting time!