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My World - Geocaching Sunday
The week before last, we headed out Sunday on a geocaching mission. The Hubster wanted to place a new cache at a historic rural site 25 miles north of us. It was the site of the last big Indian battle in our area, where the various tribes came together to fight the infamous Colonel George Custer. The elevation at this point is 2500ft above sea level and whilst he located the perfect cache hiding place, I climbed into the bed of the Pickup to take photo's. Within a few minutes he had made a decision, after digging around whilst watching for snakes. Next he created a Waypoint in his GPS, which basically means recording the GPS co-ordinates for the exact location. This then enables other geocachers to put these into their GPS and follow it to within a few feet of the cache. They then have to use their eyes and caching experience to find the cache. Whoever finds this cache will hopefully enjoy reading about the local history and the wonderful endless views in every direction. It is also one of the most peaceful locations I have had the pleasure of visiting in our area. Next up was a second attempt at finding a cache we had looked for in February, right in the panhandle armpit, on the Texas and Okieland border. At that time despite 25 minutes effort we never found it, so the Hubster had a chat to the cacher who placed it and we knew what we were looking for this time. They had decided that probably alot of earth had blown into this isolated location and so the Hubster had to work for this find! It took him about 15 minutes of digging in 98 degrees, sweaty work and I was happy to give encouragement from the Pickup! Finally the treasure revealed itself, he was very happy to find this one and tick it off our list. Yes that scruffy looking rock was the actual cache, hence it being so hard to spot buried in the dirt. But geocachers are an enterprising bunch and this rock is actually a camouflaged key holder. Just large enough to hold a log to be signed, but tricky enough to be a tough find.