This cache is being placed as part of a Greater Charlotte Geocaching contest for TEAMWORK. The intention is that you should log this cache with 2+ people. The reason should be immediately obvious when you see the design. I can think of several possibilities by which a solo cacher might log this cache, but none would be in the true spirit of the cache. If you come alone, please consider asking a ranger to assist or (better yet) introduce a park visitor to geocaching. It should prove to be a memorable experience.
You will need something "extra" to retrieve the log. If you come during Nature Center hours, you can get a "tool" at the front desk that should prove useful. If not, ingenuity may be required.
1. You will need to retrieve this cache during park hours
2. You will need your own pen to sign log
3. Please do not mention "how" in your log; let future cachers enjoy the "aha!" moment
4. Please be sure to screw the lid on tight
5. Replace the cache as intended
6. Please be courteous of your surroundings and do not destroy park property or leave behind a mess
||A rain barrel is a water tank used to collect and store rain water runoff, typically from rooftops via rain gutters. A collection system can yield 623 gallons of water from one inch of rain on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof. Rain barrels are installed to make use of rain water for later use including watering gardens, filling bird baths, or even geocaching. With the rising price of municipal water and drought restrictions now facing much of the United States during the summer months, more and more people are turning to rainwater collection to save money and protect this precious natural resource.
Special thanks to ncsuperhero and the rest of the Latta Nature Center staff for their support!
This cache idea comes from a forum post foxult once made regarding a cache in WV. I tried to track down that cache to ask the CO if he would mind me copying the idea, but I can not find the listing. I believe my idea is sufficiently unique so as not to plagiarize, but I wanted to give some credit for the intial concept.