Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Full Day of Geocaching

I spent today with a fellow cacher, and we made our attempt at a geocache that has a difficulty and terrain rating of five (out of a possible five). It is a seven part multi-cache, with each leg of the cache providing the coordinates to the next leg. The terrain was intense, but I'm not sure what it's like through the entire seven stages, since we were foiled after only two.

We had dense cloud cover today, and the second stage was near some high-tension power lines. I'm not sure if those two conditions, combined with the dense jungle canopy, led us astray, but we were unable to find the cache. We got a little beat up, and very dirty in the process.

There was a dam in the area, and I took a picture from on top of it. After that, it was off into the jungle.

After failing to find that cache, we hit some others that involved a little bit of a hike. There were some banana trees, with some small bananas growing.

This trail was probably the easiest part of the day.


tripcyclone said...

Sounds like that would be an interesting cache to finish. Too bad about the rain. Those intense 5/5 caches can be sooooo rewarding to finish.

Erika Jean said...

whoA! The jungle is right! cool!

Just John said...

Trip: It was a little disappointing, but we'll be heading back this weekend. Perhaps the weather, and GPS reception, will be a little better.

Erika: The jungle terrain is pretty to look at, but can be a bit daunting to navigate in sometimes. Don't even get me started on the critters in there!

P.J. said...

I look forward to seeing the report for when you complete that 5/5. One of my goals this year is to complete at least on 5-star terrain. A 5/5 would rock.

Good luck!