Back In The Day
In Iowa, United States
How Geocaching Works
(The Weasel circa 2003 at Pinicon Ridge Park)
There is nothing super special about this cache. It doesn't require...
1) A puzzle to solve
2) A tree to climb
3) A tool of the trade
4) A Smartphone app
5) A grid to fill in or a challenge to complete.
As much as I dreaded using the "Back in my day" statement, I am going to break it out on this cache. Yes, back in my early days of caching, it seemed like bigger containers was the way to go. Ammo cans were the cache container of choice, followed by Tupperware, coffee cans, paint cans, and what ever larger type container a person could find.
The object back then wasn't to place the highest cache, make the hardest puzzle, use the smallest container, finish the most challenges. It was to get out in the woods and find a larger container and write a nice LONG log in the logbook, not just your name and date.
I know it seems like there has been a lack of larger caches getting placed, I know I am guilty of this myself. I decided the other day I wanted to get "old school" and place a cache like we used to, a nice ammo can in the woods.
Although not required, I invite people to write a little something in the logbook while doing this cache. It could be who they are with, the weather, the cache itself, any incidents along the way to the cache. I know "back in the day" when I would find a cache (granted, there wasn't a lot of caches so you had a lot of extra time) I would sit there for a little bit and read some of the prior logs that people wrote. I know these days it seems like a get in and get out and on to the next cache as fast as possible, but I'm hoping this cache will be a nice spot to sit for a second and reflect on geocaching for a bit and how maybe it has changed from when you started.
ALL of the swag in the cache container is from caches I have previously done over my 10 years of geocaching. It was time to thin out my swag collection, and what better way to do it than to place it back out in caches.
Permission granted by CR Parks Dept
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 5/12/2013 4:30:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:30 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum