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).
Our trip today was the result of a series of lucky circumstances! Back in December 2011 we became aware of a nice new geocoin from Utah and decided to contact the designer in order to buy one. On one side of the coin was an illustration of Potter's Pond. At the same time we had started planning our trip to the US, and the idea of visiting the Potter's Pond cache emerged. However, reading of old logs did not leave much hope, that a visit would be possible in mid May, where we would be in the area. We decided to contact the designer of the coin (BlueRajah) hoping to learn more about the chances of finding the cache in May. The reply from BlueRajah was not very promising. Under normal circumstances the cache would not be accessible until June. At that point we almost gave up the idea, but we decided to still pass through Utah on our road trip. There are many other "geocaching reasons" for coming here!
A few days before the beginning of our journey we once again contacted BlueRajah (just to get the final verdict about the chances of visiting Potter's Pond). The reply was both surprising and exciting! There might in fact be a chance that the gates would open just in time for our visit. The next question was, if we would be able to get close enough to the cache in our 2WD rental car... BlueRajah had his doubt about that, but he had a solution to that problem as well: He offered to take us up there in his truck! We were completely overwhelmed by that offer! What are the chances of getting to spend time with a geocacher / Reviewer / Earthcache Reviewer from another part of the world and at the same time finding a cache, which was very high on our wish list?
We had a great trip which not only brought us to Potter's Pond, but also gave us the opportunity to visit a bunch of other interesting caches in the area. We enjoyed the many different types of landscape we passed on our way (which are all very different from what can be seen home in Denmark!) Thank you so much BlueRajah for giving us such a great experience! It was definitely one of the most memorable days of our entire road trip!
We arrived at this interesting earthcache at 13:40. An email with the requested information was sent on 11 June 2012 and this log was uploaded on 17 June 2012.
Thanks for the cache and greetings from Denmark!