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Found it gschwanz found La Palma's First

Sunday, 24 February 2002Islas Canarias, Spain

[b]After 10 months of darkness the cache finally saw the sun again...[/b][br][br]

But one thing after the other: Started my hunt at Refugio el pilar. Been riding there by taxi. Cold morning, but very good weather! Good viewing conditions. Some ice on the ground! [br]After 2,5 hrs of walking a southerly direction I arrived at Deseada II where I met a German couple. They were instantly interested in joining my search for the cache after I briefed them on this particular cache. Although they had used a GPS before they didn't know about Geocaching... The area of the cache was quickly found and a search of 5mins produced the pyramid which was in good shape. I began digging - good I brought my shovel (customs was looking a little bit worried at Frankfurt International...) By the way: All those trees up there look Greek to me! (Like everything sounds Greek to Black Adder :-) )[br][br]
The cache is in very good condition! I added a bag to the notebook, the most important thing. The box has some cracks. But everything is dry. After doing our trades we again dug in the cache. I wonder for how long this time...[br][br]
Luckily I was the first to find this cache. Again I'm a little bit proud. Now the hardest part of the hike began. The descend to Fuencaliente.[br][br]
Looking at my GPS this evening I noticed I walked nearly 18km (took a shortcut of 2km walking straight looking at GPS and compass - that was fun!). From 1500m I climbed 1950. Then down to 770m. It took a total of 7 hours, 4,5 of them moving. Moving average speed was 4.1km/h[br][br]Thanks Nici and Vinnie!

La Palma 2

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infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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