For the third year in a row we are doing a geocaching road trip to the US in the spring. This year we will spend 3½ weeks driving from Las Vegas to Seattle (including a few days just North of the American/Canadian border).
Yesterday was characterized by a whole lot of jumping in and out of the car. Thanks to the UFO and Head Alien this was replaced by a whole lot of walking in the desert today. The weather was ideal for this – not too hot and a bit windy (but not too much). Before arriving at the UFO series we made a few stops along the E.T. Highway (in order to find caches, which we had passed during yesterday’s hunt for Megatrail caches). When walking the UFO series it became obvious to us, that this area is used for flight training. We noticed several jet planes and heard as much as ten sonic booms! We completed the UFO series in about 3½ hours and had a bit to eat before continuing to the Head Alien series. Although it made our search easier we were a bit sad to see the very obvious tracks from geocachers, who have completed this series by car. We had hoped that people would comply with the request from CO to walk the series, but that has clearly not been the case for all visitors… After completing the Head Alien (which took 3½ hours) we headed towards our accommodation in Rachel. We were given the room (or trailer) no. 5-1, which seemed appropriate being so close to Area 51.
We spend the rest of the day finding caches in and around Rachel and went to bed early, so that we were ready for a very long day of jumping in and out of the car the next day.
This cache was located at 11:08. It happened to become a milestone for us: Our find no. 19000
Thanks for the cache and greetings from Denmark!