Have you been caught out there after dark in General geocaching topics Posted September 6, 2007 It's a long story, but as a newbie I found myself 2 hours from the parking lot (where I would receive a ticket for being parked after closing) with only 30 minutes of daylight left, and no flashlight. Fortunately I 'knew' the trail network well enough to find my way out in the dark. Sure, bring a flashlight, but more important, know how much daylight you have left when you start. Divide that in half, add that amount to the current time and set your cell phone/pda alarm for that time. When the alarm goes off, turn around.