In recent years, geocaching, a modern day treasure hunt using GPS devices, has steadily gained popularity across the globe. For those still unfamiliar with geocaching and what it entails to find a cache, one of our GPS City customers, Dan S., provides an inside look. Dan shares his log entry for cache GCWPZ7, Cache Xing.
"I was in the area with Team Tiger Pride a few weeks ago when there was still some snow on the ground and the river was full bank to bank. However recently, I took my 5 year old son and 1 year old daughter out for a bike ride when I noticed the river was mostly sand so I decided to check out the possibilities for a crossing. I am glad I did the cache because the experience was so cool. After pushing the bikes through the sand and propping up mine with the child seat, I scoped out the area. I took my socks off, rolled up my pants and started toward a good landing on the far bank. I found a 3 foot deep hole. There was a strong current so I decided to grab a stick to scout out the next step. I went a little farther east and found a crossing, about knee deep, and made short work of finding the cache."
"The contents were damp but the log book was okay. There was a log by someone who found the cache by accident on a nature walk, he noted taking something and leaving a feather. Logging the cache I noticed there should be a coin but there wasn't one in the cache. I wasn't really planning on going after this cache so I didn't have any swag on me. My son however was mad that I made him stay on the other side and I told him I would show him the cache. I didn't want to cross more than twice so I ran down the bank/trail on the other side and asked him what he wanted. We then grabbed a couple of hot wheel cars. I replaced the cache and crossed back in the twilight. We rode back in the near dark and had a great time."
"This cache is going on the favorites list. I placed the cache in an upright position to help keep water out and put a large piece of bark in front of it to hide it from nature walkers. Thanks for a great cache. It has opened up a whole world of possibilities for me to think about." To see Dan's pictures, read through his original post.
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