I got a really sweet GPS for Christmas, and I’ve been using it to find geocaches. It’s a lot of fun, and I finally got around to placing my own.
Microbug and I, with uberdogs Flash and Two-Tone in tow, set out towards Russell Park, a few miles north of where I live. It’s a nice park- very rustic, lake nearby, lots of wildlife. We finally found a good place to bury the cache, put lots of good stuff in it, wrote down all the details, and headed home. When we got there, I uploaded all the info to the Geocaching website.
A few hours later, I got an email telling me that I’d screwed up. It turns out that you can’t place a cache within .01 miles of another cache. I was a bit confused- I’d checked for a cache in that park, and hadn’t found anything. The email listed the cache that was nearby, so I entered that into my GPS to see where it was.
It turns out that the previous cache was less than 40 feet away from ours. Forty effin’ feet.
Heck, according to the path the GPS had recorded, I’d actually walked right on top of the previous cache while looking for a spot to bury MINE!
Crap… so I gotta go back out there to move it… sigh