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A&T HIKERS

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  1. Started hiking many, many years ago. Wife is T and I'm A. After 3 years of caching, we hike less and cache more, so may need to change to A & T Chachers.
  2. How tough is too tough? We are avid hikers, and the rougher hikes to the caches the better, but after a few hundred ammo boxes, and typical hides, we are getting a little bored. We did 4 this last weekend that were a total blast to find. One was the hollow bolt(had my hand on this one, and still got faked out), an electric outlet, a sewer clean out in an alley, and the last one a red reflector on a post in a park. I've got some ideas of my own, but they may be too devious. A & T Hikers
  3. I use the coords to find the caches, while T uses the cache pages and clues. I guess the man thinking is the page and clues are like instruction manuals, who needs them, but we usually split about 50/50 on finds. She got her own gps for Christmas, and on a recent cache weekend, with my coords, and T with hers gps and the clues. She said go this way, I said that way, and finally figured out we were looking for two caches in the same area, about a 1/4 mile apart. Adds new meaning to getting on the same page. A & T Hikers
  4. T and I were on a great hiking/cache trip, and saw a young couple just off the trail, and being the dirty old man type, thought they might be doing the wild thing. But as we approached, they were reading a Harry Potter book, bummer. Still looking for some natural in our caching. While on another cache trip, one of the caches had a warning "Do not try to find this cache at night" really bad city park. As we there during the day, we went ahead and drove though the park. We noticed that most of the cars were occupied by single men, and then saw one or two women visiting with them. A&T Hikers
  5. T and I have been caching about 5 months, along with our hiking, we go out at least every other weekend. When telling our friends about our adventures, they sometimes give us "the look". You spend you time out in the woods, looking for little boxes of treasure, don't you have anything better to do? Can't wait for the next adventure. A of A&T HIKERS
  6. Part 2. After failed attempt at cache, we went back about 2 weeks later, same result, searched our rears off, and no cache. 3rd attempt last weekend, got to cache a 7:00 AM, in and out with cache, clean up and are leaving area by 8:00 AM. Decided to take backroad to Nature Center, about 8/10 miles, had gone about half way to N.C. car stuck a small stick, bounced up under back of Jeep, ripped out fuel lines, dead in our tracks. A couple of hunters found us, took us to Texaco station, wrecker arived about 90 minutes later. At garage, damage could not be fixed. Called son back home, rescue mission planned, truck and tow dolly to arive a few hours later. {Son and his girlfriend had planned romantic weekend, and end up spending it with us} 4:00PM, son arrives, load Jeep, and head home. Everything is working out untill we loose the tread off one of the tow dolly tires, about 50 miles from home. No problem, we've go a spare, that's flat. Luckily the tire that has no tread, still has air, we limp on into a service station, air up the spare, change to the dolly, and get home about 9:00PM. Long day of caching, but we picked up 3 Travel Bugs. A&T HIKERS
  7. Memorial Day weekend, we made our first attempt at cache GCG1ZA. Found cords, and also a Turkey Buzzard nesting below the entrance to the cache cave. After scaring each other, the bird left the nest, and I entered the cave, while wife stayed outside, 2 or 3 trips in and out of the cave with no cache, wife decided to follow me back inside. She commented about the bad smell inside, no big deal, just bat @#$@# or musty cave smell. I went into the cave deeper, and wife decided to stop and wait on me. As I returned and we headed out of the cave, I noticed something on wifes rear end, not mud, turns out the smell was caused by buzzard dinner, entrail of somethin dead. Sat right in the stuff, was she ever mad. No cache, we decided to check out the area, loose gravel and rocks, but we hike all the time, no problems, I went up a small rock formation, and as I was coming back down, slipped on a slab of rock, went down like rag doll. Scraped up left thumb, strained right wrist, and landed on my left shoulder and head. Wife thought I had knocked myself out. First aid applied and we went on caching for the rest of the weekend. Part 2 to follow. A&T HIKERS
  8. We live in Oklahoma, but do most of our hiking and caching in Arkansas. One of our 1st caches in Okla., was in a state park, as part of Discover Oklahoma promotions. Another way to get people into the state parks. A&T HIKERS Broken Arrow, Okla.
  9. 2 more cents worth. We've been caching for a few months, and reading this forum only a few days. I find the response run from right on, to way out in left field. Missionary and Owl may have pulled a geocache faux pas, by not logging the TBs. Log the TBs, no problems. Did we enter without some basic equipment, and endanger ourselves, no. Damage the interior of the cave, possibly, but several hundred??? people have already been in the cave before. We like the more difficult caches, this one took 3 trips. We posted to humor you guys, my wife really did sit in the entrails of a dead animal, I did slip outside, yes, outside, bust my rear as well as my head, humor guys, sharing an adventure. You don't have to take it all too serious. The Prison was a great place to cache, we had fun, and that's the name of the game. Alan of A&T HIKERS
  10. to: Missionary from: A&T Check you email A
  11. Ok all reading, we have released all the TBs from their prison. This really was a fun & challenging cache. We do not agree with the non logging of TBs but if that were not an issue with this cache we would recommend this cache to anyone in good physical condition. Yes you do go into a cave and not just a crack but it is not Carlsbad Craverns either. Equipment needed is a good light source and appropriate clothing. Caution needed but you only go into the cave 125 feet or so. You really can not get lost in this cave, straight shot in, straight shot out. As far as the comment about "cracking his head" and where were the helmets, we were not even in one of the caves when that happened. We are serious hikers and have been in challenging terrain before. Anyone considering this cache should definetly pay attention to the terrain rating. We are all out to have fun so let the Geocaching game continue BUT LOG YOUR BUGS!
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