Who are we? We are two wacky artists from either side of the country who have discovered that we are kindred spirits- in fact, elf sisters. We both like to be outdoors and exploring, so we've created the blog to share our adventures!
Note: Here be spoilers. Well, sometimes, but you may find photos or info about the location or description of a cache. You've been warned!

My first geocaching adventure!

My dad bought a really awesome GPS unit (a Garmin Dakota 20), so today we braved the drizzle and mud to search for our first geocaches- there are two of them down the road from us, so we picked those first.

The first one we went after was Ode to Geoffrey, and this would have been a lot easier to find were it winter. Ye gads, all sorts of thickets and greenery (and I'm hoping I didn't get poison ivy) to search through and move around. My dad found us large sticks, so that helped us to push aside branches and things harmlessly. He was just about to give up when I finally stumbled across our target after about 45 minutes of looking, something kinda yellow hidden under- what else? rocks and leaves and branches.

I opened it up:

Though damp (like everything in the container, which was also covered in ants- fun), the log was dry enough to write in, so I signed my name and username (Taurandirath) and my dad's username, along with the date and what I took and left:

I took a poker chip and left one of my hemp bracelets (it's in a tiny baggie, so I'm hoping it won't get wet).

Amazingly I found our way back to the road (I must be a wood elf! I get lost on streets, but I can find my way out of foresty areas), and we set off to our second destination, Boo!. We searched for about 10-15 minutes (didn't want to stay long because it's right next to the main road and work traffic was starting), but couldn't find it. It's gotta be in the large rock wall, but since the wall is very very long and the GPS was acting sorta screwy (I know we were in the right location, but it was telling me we were 220 feet away), we couldn't find that one. That'll have to be for another day, preferably in the evening so we don't look so suspicious.

Overall a productive day and so much fun! I really felt like a treasure hunter or an elf, trying to locate something in the woods- I can't wait to go on more hunts with my dad. :D Next time I'm going to bring replacement baggies with me, as well as a trash bag to clean up the area; since I'm a noobie, I didn't think of that until we were already there.

2 Comments to "My first geocaching adventure!"

Rose Works Jewelry Says:
May 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Yay for your first find!

Merily Says:
May 19, 2010 at 4:35 PM

It was so exciting! :D