On Friday,we’ll hit the wilds of north Austin for a frantic day of power-caching,seeking to log 100 finds. But today was a time to get reacquainted and sample some of Austin’s more remarkable geocaching treasures.
Our guides were The Outlaw and TreyB,joined later by MoosieGirl. We started with Smooches,a relatively easy find but with a clever container. It gave us a chance to snap this fun photo under the “Kiss N Ride”sign. We don’t have those in our home state of Massachusetts.
Fahrenheit 451 was a terrific idea –you had to find Ray Bradbury’s book on the shelf at at a local library in order to obtain the final coordinates for the multi –but the final stage was missing. Arrrgh!
The photo above is from the most amazing cache we’ve seen all year. We can’t tell you the name or coordinates,but upon arrival at the location,you’re confronted with more than 200 film canisters. How you proceed is up to your own ingenuity. It took us eight minutes to find the cache,but we had some help from our companions.
No Outlet featured an ingenious hide. The owner put a lot of careful work into this one. The hint is a huge help here.
Our most frustrating search of the day was Our First Hide,a devilish work of pure evil by Team Tracker. We were looking in the right place almost immediately,but we didn’t figure out the hook. Fortunately,Tracker lives nearby and he happened to be in the area during our travails. After 15 minutes of futility,we begged for help and he complied. He’s pictured here with our companion and his co-conspirator,The Outlaw.
After a day of Thanksgiving rest,we plunge into a power-caching adventure on Friday. Then we’re planning to head down to San Antonio on Sunday after connecting with Mrs. Captain Picard,who’s pushing 15,600 finds. We were pleased to meet Mrs. CP (who’s really named Julie) tonight to plan our itinerary. She showed us some tricks with Geocaching Swiss Army Knife and Microsoft Streets and Trips that should make the excursion quite efficient. A photo from our planning session is above.