the paramour finally found the cache hidden near this F on the third try, so now the F stands for "eFFort", not for "Fail". me, i just took pictures.
three caches today, even though we got a late start due to my GI tract playing 'splosion games. we have driven by this area every time we've gone into town, and thought it was just inaccessible marsh. ha. it's got unofficial trails all around, and a relatively new boardwalk to connect two new developments.
GC1BF30 [B08: Kiddiddle Hike] -- easy find close to the parking lot. GPS readings were crap here (no idea why; sky seems pretty open), but the hide isn't particularly well camouflaged; as an old stomper-through-woods i saw it immediately. lots of toys; left something appropriate to the theme.
GC1T4G6 [The Marsh] is a bit further in, near the start of the boardwalk; much better GPS readings, and it was where i thought it would be. no trade goods here, just log signing.
GCD12E [Trekin East of Trofton] was the most fun of the lot -- we decided to make a walk of it, and crossed the boardwalk in hopes of finding a trail across the ridge on the other side. knowing humans, when there is a development nearby, people will make paths. and indeed, they did; pretty well-travelled ones. had some really lovely views from a couple of spots, and picked the right paths to come back down from the ridge. GPS readings were perfect; clear sky all around, and the cache was right where it was supposed to be (and a nice cache it was). found wildflower seed paper; wonder whether that'll still sprout. the container's lid is cracked, and the covering bag is in tatters, so if i remember, i'll take another container up there next time we're in the area, since the cache owner doesn't seem to be around anymore. the hiding place is beautiful; a mossy glade up an incline, with a few large rocks.
another thing to add to the cache bag: plastic baggies in varying sizes; spare log sheets; small pencils.
i also must find the USB cable for my garmin forerunner, so i can use that again to measure my vitals while hiking. i'm not in truly sad shape, but i've been better and would like to get back there.