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).
When we started planning the road trip we especially focused on one goal: To get closer to the completion of the Jasmer Challenge. It seemed unlikely that we would find all the months we were missing, and if we could reduce the number of missing months from six to two we would be happy! (The two remaining caches would probably not be accessible at this time of the year). However, to our great surprise (and by the generous help from the local geocacher firennice in Utah) we managed to find Potters Pond from August 2000. We were therefore only missing the three first months, when we arrived in Oregon State. Yesterday we found GC16 (June 2000) so now we only needed caches from July and May 2000. During our preparations we noticed that the July cache is rarely reachable in May, so we did not have high hopes, and we therefore got extremely excited when we noticed a Found log from 15 May 2012. Perhaps the Jasmer Challenge was within our reach after all!?! That turned out to be the case! There was still some snow on the trail, but it was not at all difficult to reach the cache. When we hiked back to our car, we suddenly heard shots fired! That was very unpleasant!
Our trip continued to GC12, which turned out to be a bit harder to find than expected! What a disaster it would have been to log that cache as a DNF!!! Luckily we finally located the (very obvious) container, and thereby completed the Jasmer Challenge! What a great moment!!!
We continued our trip down memory lane by visiting the Original Stash Tribute Plaque and the Un-Original Stash making this one of our most memorable caching days ever!
As mentioned above, it required some searching before we could finally open this legendary cache. Our Jasmer matrix was completed at 15:17. What a great feeling! Most of the contents of the cache are very wet (and we emptied the container for water), but luckily the original log book was dry! We were very excited that we could actually sit and read the first finder log of this cache. It's fun to read, that the first finder found the coordinates to be off (and suggested a new set of coordinates ). This must be the oldest logbook available to the public! We took a photo of the first finder log together with our geocoin and one of our signatures.
In: Our signature
In/Out: DK_Titan 2010 Geocoin - Artist Edition #1
Out: Milou's Micro geocoin
Thanks for the cache which of course is awarded a favorite point! It was our find no. 21.200.
Greetings from Denmark!