Ok, I'm a newbie to Geocaching, but not to walking sticks. My partner and I have been carving them for years. So, I'm embarassed to say that I was stupid enough to do a "quick cache" run this afternoon without taking my stick with me. The wpt was only 20 ft from a paved path...so what harm could there be???
Well last night we had some rain, which created a very slippery area and I found myself quickly in the Erie Canal!!! No harm done...except to my pride, but I'll never be without my stick again!