First one was the Hogs Back Reservoir #19 going to be quite a difficult cache as the rating was a 4. We were prepared to get stuck in and have a look.
A good scout around turned up nothing and the GPS was bouncing a bit but then after about 10 minutes of searching, I turned around and something caught my eye that was slightly wrong. Yep, the cache! What a super hide. A well deserved favourite point was awarded for it and away we headed to the next one.
|My cacher sense was working today|
Our second hunt of the day was for Hogs Back Reservoir #20 which despite being ingenious, I spotted immediately. I think it should be a quick find for any regular cachers. See what you think.
|Can you find me?|
|So many butterflies around|
|We found it!|
Off to have an attempt at Seven Skyscrapers now. We knew this would be a bit of a challenge from the terrain rating (I'm thinking it's up a tree looking at where we are) and difficulty too. I wasn't wrong. Having a read of some logs as we approached, it certainly was going to be up high. Trouble was the GPS wasn't settling down so we had quite an area to cover. We were walking back and forth and while searching, little tummies were getting hungry. The GPS settled between two suspects and hubby and I looked all around at both, without making any ascent to see further. The CO had said you could spot it from the ground but nothing came to light. With grumbling tummies ourselves, we decided to give up on this one and go have our picnic now. We're back with caching friends this weekend so may have another go at this one I'm sure.
We went off to the right of the main path and into a cornfield to spread the blanket and stop the grumbling noises. Much appreciated those sandwiches that hubby had made for us this morning were too. It's nice to know he enjoys geocaching with us as he's predominately picnic carrier, First Aid Kit carrier, raincoat carrier, child carrier...you get the drift.
Off we went to collect Cache with a View next. We went back to the main path then I realised it was tucked next to the trees and the corn field. Leaving the rest of the family on the path to avoid the stingers (I had jeans on), I went in and made a very quick find. Nicely stocked cache and grabbed a TB to help on its journey.
Little legs were getting tired - and so was teen - at this point so we decided to make History Cache : 1497? our final of the day. A nice virtual to finish and lovely views across the other side of the fields.
|The virtual cache to finish our day|
|The best big sis ever|