Thursday, August 31
Took an early morning walk before the muggles awoke.
Went by last night but there was a game in progress so I decided to wait. Woke up earlier than normal this morning and decided I wanted a coffee and some fresh air.
Wednesday, August 30
Another one that gave me a lot of trouble. It seems my little Garmin eTrex Legend has a lot of trouble locking onto signals when I get into an area with heavy tree cover. I found the area including following what the hint implies, but I kept loosing signal and when I did manage to lock in on a couple satellites, the GPS would drift around the waypoint by as much as 100 feet while I was standing still. Couldn't get the accuracy to read below 80 feet at best. Poked around a bit looking for obvious signs of a typical hide but after killing an hour, I gave up and hiked out. Looks like it'll be time to upgrade units soon. A better GPS with a better antenna will definitely help on this one.
3rd time is a charm. As I suspected this isn't a micro cache but a 6x6, shallow plastic container. The tall plant growth obscures the hint so walk around by the marker a bit and the hint will jump up and trip you.
Tuesday, August 29
Saturday, August 26
Need a hint?
The Gen II Dakota Travel bug Jon dropped in CO during the National Meet.
Now I have to figure out where I'm going to drop it. Hmmmmmmm.
Quote of the day: "I Use A Multi-Billion Dollar Military Satellite System To Find Tupperware In The Woods, What Do You Do?"
Friday, August 25
Decided to get out of the house for a few hours in the light rain. The hint doesn't make sense but that could be due to signs of recent excavation work on the trial. It looks like they scraped and widened it a bit as well as some tree removal. Several small piles of cut logs were along the trail. Otherwise, a great hide. Left Dodge "Charger is Back!" wristband, TNSL.
I tried to give this one a shot this evening but with it just about dark and with the light rain, it was making it difficult. Found the momument with no problem, did the math but the GPS was jumping around so I was having some trouble. Think I was within a few feet of the cache but couldn't locate it. Looking at the other logs, it's a bit confusing. Is this a micro like listed? I see logs where items were left. I will give this another shot tommorrow in the daylight.
Sunday, August 20
A bunch of DTW members and myself went to the show today.
More Photos Here
Saturday, August 19
Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #4 - Dodge Dakota Travel Bug has made it to Nebraska
Log by Walt_Felix for Hartland Hollow (Traditional Cache)
This is my second visit to this cache which is closest to my house, this time with success.
I do want to add though, while the GPS coordinates seem pretty accurate, though hard to get a signal in the woods, I don't agree with the owner's "additional hints". If going counter-clockwise around the pond, you'll come to a party area just before the second creek and the cache is between the second creek and third creek. The owner's hints make more sense if you were going clockwise instead of counter-clockwise.
Thursday, August 17
Travel Bug update.
Looks like the Mustang Travel Bug was dropped just SE of Colorado Springs, which is actually closer to LoneDuck, where we we staying when we were in CO, than the original cache we dropped it in. It made it 101.5 miles on that trip.
Log by DogCatFxr for Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #3 - Ford Mustang (Travel Bug Dog Tag)
But it didn't stay there long, another Geocacher retrieved it the same afternoon, so it's still on the move.
Wednesday, August 16
Tuesday, August 15
One of out travel bugs got picked up, Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #4 - Dodge Dakota (Travel Bug Dog Tag) is on the move. Here the Geocacher Turnkey1 took a photo of it with a Dodge Dakota.