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Hellolost

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  1. Saz and I have planned two new new hunts! We are both chomping at the bit to get back out there and find some more. lol You should see us making lists. Planning packs. Planning a hunt after being at a baseball game all day Sunday. Hunting on Monday. Going tomorrow to buy some swag (with a hunt or two thrown in shhhhhh!) oK so that makes three hunts lol I have to admit I scared myself to death looking at that best cache container thread. I have no idea how I would find half of those things. I hope I don't have to for a little while until I get use to hunting I can't wait to meet some of our fellow searchers some day. We aren't going to Sacramento but we are seriously thinking of joining the bay area group.
  2. We had a gps at home but the day of our first hunt I found out it was broken Turns out my car gps garmin nuvi has a place to enter coordinates and we used that. It worked perfectly. We found 4!!!
  3. I am totally new at this. Only gone out one time before and I just spent a good hour looking through all of these. I am so scared now Seriously how can I possibly expect to find a freaking pinecone for example. And those tiny tiny things... no thank you.
  4. I thought about this for two days. Walk away. Put a note on the cache log online to other people warning them about the "dangers" of the crop found nearby. Also put a maintance log up so the owner of the cache can either close it or move it. hell type in "Warning!! HUGE POT GROWING OPERATION" on the log. It is public land let them do what they want there is plenty other public land for me to tromp through.
  5. I am looking forward to my first search in a cemetery. Every day on my lunch hour I walk a mile and a half through the cemetery by my work. I find them to be peaceful beautiful and interesting places.
  6. WOW you are totally close to us! This is turning into a GREAT adventure!!
  7. We wrote down the number of the travel bug and then logged it when we got back. Dill Pickle http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=506790 Did I do it right? I noticed that this bug had went missing for almost 3 years
  8. We actually found four caches but one needed maintenence. So I clicked on that. Should I also have put in that we "found" it? I am still a little confused about the logging things. I am pretty sure I got most of it right except that part. And do I need to do anything with the one we did not find that the owner closed the next day? I am going to show Saz the information regarding the GeoCaching event. I know we are both busy on the 25th but it sounds fun. I love that there are groups too! I can't wait to show her that also. We were so unprepared but totally eager when we went out. I was wearing thongs for goodness sake We are already planning our next hunt. But we will be smarter this time. 1. look at the cache size 2. Look at the difficulty level. Low until we get use to this. 3. Wear normal shoes lol 4. Make a trip plan instead of driving one way then the next then back over by where we were before. 5. WATER 6. Sunscreen lol
  9. Our introduction to this hobby was innocent enough. I saw Geocaching mentioned on another board I visit. I asked a few questions and then was led to this board where I read like a mad woman. I contacted my friend Saz and asked her if she would be my partner. Totally fly by night operation. Two women with no real clue what we were doing but most of the basic rules down. (have learned a few more since yesterday lol) Here is what I wrote on the other board. So today Saz and I went on our first treasure hunt. It was hot but that didn't stop us. We hopped in the car, entered the first coordinates and were on our way. First stop was a park. As we walked up there were muggles! Lucky for us they left right as we arrived. We walked around for a bit and finally found the area the coordinates said we were suppose to be at. LET the search begin!! There we were searching in bushes and around trees. We were there only about 5 minutes when Saz said "Found it" Hidden under a flower bush was a plastic tuperware container with the words Geocache written on it. We were so freaking excited. We opened it up. Looked around for muggles and then started pawing through the goodies. We signed the log book. We also found a traveling bug (a item with a tag attached to it that likes to move from location to location) We took that and left a wooden fish in it's place. We hopped back in the car and went to the second location. A park. We were looking through bushes and around trees and not having very much luck. Saz warned me about bees. Then again Saz says "found it!".. Again we got all excited and started looking through the stuff inside. We signed the log book again. "Saz and Hellolost" We put Dill Pickle the traveling bug inside and I got my first swag. A skeleton keychain! (I have since learned that traveling bugs do not count as trade items and need to go back and put something in that cache! ) Boy were we smug now. We talked about how good we were doing. We put the coordinates in for the third location and went on our way. When we got where it said we were blocked by a locked fence. We drove around for a while and found a different way in. "in between two trees are six bushes. rear left bush" was the clue. The thing is there was ivy everywhere. We spent quite a while digging through ivy. Getting bushes in our hair. Crawling around on our hands and knees. We finally gave up. We couldn't find it That is what being smug got us. We hopped back in the car sweaty and dirty and disappointed. We decided to stop and get something to eat before we moved on to the next cache. The next cache was in another park. After searching a while AGAIN Saz says "found it" (I was beginning to wonder if I was blind)This one was a magnetic box that was attached and painted to look like the electrical box it was stuck to. It had been muggled All the stuff was on the ground and there was no log book to enter. We put the stuff back inside and added a dollar coin. I let the owner know it had been muggled when I logged our find when I got home. Off to the next one!!! First we turned into some industrial area and were blocked by a fence. So we got back in the car and looked for a different way to get in. We found a pathway and started walking for about a mile (if it wasn't a mile it sure felt that way in 99 degree heat). We had to go off road. So there we were walking through tall dry grass getting stickers all over us. Me in flip flops and we come to a creek. YUP coordinates say it is on the other side of the creek. So back we walk to the car in the heat begging the gods for a hole in the fence. We hop in the car and go to Starbuck and get a GIANT iced coffee while picking stickers out of our shoes and pants. Back on the hunt! We drive around to the other side of the creek and walk along a nice path mostly in shade. We find a place where we need to go off road a bit and find the coordinates. We start the hunt. I find it!!!! YAY FINALLY!! It is a ammo box covered in camoflauge. we pull it out and open it. Inside is all kinds of fun stuff. Since it is Sazy's turn to pick something I hand her the box while I am looking through the log book. This cache has been there since 2003!!! There were many many entries. And I found one and Saz found one from other people who accidently went the wrong way too. Saz chose a glass fish bead thingy and we put in a candle. Back to the car we went. By now we needed gas and another soda to drink. MY GOD it was hot. We put the the next coordinates and off we went. Yup another hike. Sheesh. But it was fun actually. We found the coordinates and started looking... and looking... and looking again. We found the bird cage the person whose cache it was talked about but no cache. There were rocks moved all over the place so you could totally tell that there were people looking for it. We never did find it Off we went for home. In the meantime we started making lists of stuff we needed for our treasure hunting trips. Little back packs, water, bandaids. We also started planning our own caches for the future lol. They will be Lost Hatch related. I had the best time ever today and can't wait to do it again!!! Today I checked back on all of the caches we visited just to see if anyone else had visited them. Our first find had a visitor today and our first not found was now archived. (I think that is what it is called when someone closes it.) Saz and I have begun to make plans for another hunt. We have had trouble explaining to our family what two 40 year old women are climbing through the bushes and why it is fun. The hunt is what makes it fun. Although I am really really not to sure that I like the micro containers I see pictures of and comments about. But I guess those might come later after we get a few more hunts under our belts. I had to laugh at a comment made by a friend of ours on a board Saz and I go to daily and have a "treasure hunting" thread following our adventures. I'm not 100% following all this, but I'm really enjoying it! I am so glad you guys are having fun adventures together and I am totally LOL picturing you guys crawling in bushes to find some box with a key chain in it. lol We know that this is not "treasure hunting" but that is the easiest way to explain it to people who can't seem to get it lol Thanks for reading our story.
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