I recently discovered geocaching.com and was rather intrigued with the concept. My girlfriend and I decided to give it a shot since we both like to hike and do outdoor activites.
Last night I went to Walmart and purchased a Garmin eTrex unit and I spent about 1 hour last night learning how to use it.
TOday was a test run. My GF didn't have time to go with me but I wanted to get an idea of how this works. After navigating to about 50 feet of my destination I began to look around. After spending the better part of 20 minutes mindlessly wandering I started to try and think of good hiding spots.
Since this was in a wooded area there were lots of rocks and other items that the cache could be hidden under. Finally after almost giving up (I was short on time) I happened to see a railroad tie sitting along the trail. I didn't really think much of it but I tilted it on its side with my foot.
There it was, an ammo box was hidden well underneath the railroad tie. I entered my log in the book and rummaged through the items in the box. I chose to keep a small toy dinosaur as a throphy for my first cache found. Unfortunatly I forgot to bring an item of my own but I will be returning within a few days with my girlfriend to drop something off.
[This message was edited by #6 on May 09, 2003 at 10:53 AM.]