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).
What a day we had today: Completion of the E.T. series, celebration of our 20000 caches milestone in Nevada’s oldest cache and a first finder 5213 miles from home!
After a good night’s sleep in Tonopah we returned to the dirt road and continued along the E.T. trail from cache no. 1051. We had decided to give XKD-380 (the oldest cache in Nevada) the honor of being our find no. 20000 despite the fact that we would have to make a detour of 33 miles. It was actually a nice break from the "in and out of the car". After a short hike from the dirt road we arrived at the cache! What a great place to celebrate a cache anniversary! We checked our DK_Titan 2010 Geocoin - Artist Edition #1 into (and out of) the cache. This cache clearly deserves a faorite point!
After our celebration we continued with the E.T. caches until we discovered a nearby cache, which had not yet been logged online. It was not that long a hike from the road so we decided to pay the cache a visit. We were rewarded with our first FTF in Nevada as well as a magnificent view from the cache site.
Back at the car we went into power-mode again and completed the E.T. trail. What a great feeling to have managed that! After a few additional finds we headed back to Tonopah for a well deserved dinner.
The day also included encounters with dust devils (for the second day in a row). Both yesterday and today we experienced dust devils slamming the car door (which was left open in order to keep up the caching pace).
This cache was located at 14:25.
Thanks for the cache and greetings from Denmark!