Monday, March 2, 2009

First To Find

I had some free time today, and decided to revisit a geocache that I couldn't find on my last visit. As it turns out, the previous cache was archived (no longer exists), and an entirely new cache was placed at the location.

I arrived at the small shrine, and began looking in the same spots I looked in before. My GPS kept pointing me toward the same object, but I just couldn't find anything out of place there. I took a minute to think about it, as well as what I had discussed with a fellow cacher, and was able to find the very sneaky hiding spot.

I opened the container and discovered that I was the first to find the cache. This surprised me, since the cache had published the previous day.

I then went on to a hillside cache on my way home. There was a nice view from the location, and it was an easy find. This beats working!

The view

The shrine


Hi, My name is: Tim said...

After visiting your blog, I thought you'd be able to clue in to the hiding spot... you link to a person who discusses this type of hide extensively.

I'm glad you were able to find the cache, and thanks for adding us as a link on your blog :).

Chris said...

Isn't that a great feeling to strike out a DNF? Glad you found it.

Just John said...

Tim: It just didn't dawn on me the first time I looked at that object, and I didn't associate it with that type of hide. I guess that's something I just considered to be a stateside peculiarity!

Chris: It certainly is! Thanks for stopping by.

P.J. said...

Congrats on the FTF. Always fun to get, eh? Especially when you aren't expecting it. :)