Sometimes, when things go bad — they can go good, especially in geocaching.
That turns out to be the story of this past weekend.
On a glorious day to be out geocaching (outside of that whole tick thing), a couple of us tackled a trail that neither of us knew. At one spot on it was a several-part multi cache that hadn’t been found in nearly two years.
In that cache was also a geocoin that was put in the cache by the last finders of this cache. The goal was to find this cache and then rescue that coin and get it moving again.
So this is the tale about that day.
Honestly, it’s probably best just to copy my log and put it here (note: the cache had “kitty” in its name).
A funny thing happened on the way to find a kitty.
You see, this seemed to be a lonely cache. It has been SOOOO long since it was found. We figured we may as well tackle it. Heck, others had found the other new caches up here but no logs on the kitty? We must remedy that!
Stage one was found without issue. We got the coords and set off for the second stage. Looking back, we could have made the trip shorter. But that’s OK, it all worked out in the end. We spent a bunch of time looking for the second part. Finally, we looked at past logs. I called people asking about it. Nobody remembered much.
Remember, this cache hadn’t been found in almost two years.
Anyway, some people had thoughts. We looked. I tried to contact the CO. No luck. We finally gave up, especially knowing nobody had logged a find in a while. We started walking back via another path, looking to see if we maybe saw another stage. But not knowing how many stages there were, we didn’t know.
Then… what? Monahmat happened to look up at one spot and something caught his eye.
It’s pretty easy to see an ammo can sitting out in the open, after all.
We found the kitty in an non-traditional way. This almost got a victory dance. It did get a “whew” because it’s nice to know that we found it.
The owner should probably come out at some point and check the stages though as we’re pretty sure the second one was gone.
Signed the log, grabbed the geocoin that had been in there for a long time, and replaced it and covered it up. Thanks for the challenging and interesting multi!
I’m extremely happy we found the cache, that’s for sure. I wasn’t going to be happy to go back out to continue it. It also made for a fun story when all said and done.
There was also a funny and interesting log in the cache, which I am going to guess was done by a non-cacher. It still made me laugh and I had to put it below:
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