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Caches No’s 881 to 882 – A Walk In The Woods

Submitted by on Friday, 29 October 2010No Comment
Caches No’s 881 to 882 – A Walk In The Woods

Sunday evening when I got home I found a cache had been hidden within the 5 mile radius of my house that is all smiley faces on my Geocaching.com map, so afer work on the Monday I took a detour on my way home to clear the offending cache, and it’s mate a couple of hundred yards away

18th October 2010 – A walk in the woods 2 GC2GW8H – cache #881
I hadn’t realised that the woods here where the cache was hidden were so big, though I soon found that the cache was at the furthest point in the woods from where you park your car at the side of the road, so I had a bit of a trek following the paths which seemed to go nearest to the direction arrow on my GPS.
In mature woodland the GPS signal isn’t the best, but fortunately the hider had given a clue that was a bit more than ‘Tree Roots’, he had actually specified 8 feet off the path opposite a rotting tree stump, easy to find, and although the area is full of cachers and it was at least 24 hours since the cache was published no-one had been there before me, so I got another FTF

18th October 2010 – A walk in the woods1 GC2GW7E – cache #882
The other one of the pair was also given a pretty descriptive clue, trouble was when I got near the correct spot there was a woman with a dog doing something on her phone, and I thought she might be another cacher. I walked on a bit and then disappeared into the trees to circle round, eventually she left and I could get to where she had been by the cache, which again wasn’t hard to find with the clue. I was surprised to find that I had another FTF, it’s possible she was another cacher who hadn’t found it and had given up as it was getting dark and beginning to rain I suppose.

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