Back in the caching groove




I'll admit it. The last couple of weeks of caching in Oklahoma and MOGA has gotten my interest in caching back up. The warming weather probably has a part in it too...

I headed out last night after work to attempt a FTF on a new cache, Queen Noodle. Doing this in the dark proved to be a little interesting. Had I done it in the light I probably would have been able to drive to within a couple hundred feet. I parked almost a quarter mile away (in the Perkins parking lot), hiked through some tall weeds on a high spot between a pond and a ditch. Both were full of water so I ended up hiking PAST the cache and then crossing the ditch in a narrow spot and walking back to the cache site. Once I got on the proper trail I received an email notification that it had been found earlier by TheCollector and canpaddle. 'Oh well, I'm here now so I might as well trudge on...' On the way out after the cache I walked past where I could have parked and down the road. :)

The cache was an ammo box full of decent stuff including a number of travel bugs. It's nice to find ammo boxes still! Duluth has been blessed (knock on wood) with few micros. We certainly have some, but not like the Twin Cities or other large cities I've cached in. We're also lucky to have very few lamp-skirt micros (which I utterly detest). The two that we have are both located on the UMD campus (so at least there are none in Walmart's parking lot).

I've considered in the past few days (since MOGA) about putting a series of ammo cans in Jay Cooke State Park. I'll probably try and round up some ammo cans this week and maybe spend a day in the beginning of April putting them out. Of course I always make grand plans but what happens will remain to be seen....



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