"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Night Cache Markers

I had a cacher ask recently about night cache markers. The hider wanted to hide a night cache, but knew a local park system was hesitant to approve the tack variety. The hider wanted to know if there was a product which would give night cache visibility without the potential question regarding tacks placed in a tree. The reflective twist ties below offer a great alternative to fire tacks. They can be attached and removed from just about anywhere and are very durable. They have guided over 300 cachers to our night cache. We've purchased ours at Gander Mountain, but they are available a number of places on line. One pack should cover all the markers needed for a typical night cache.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day 76 Everything Ends

The streak is dead. I didn't realize it when it died, but it ended on October 2nd in a quiet churchyard in Solon, Ohio with a film can micro disguised as a small. Before the August souvenirs, I think our longest streak of consecutive days was 24 including when we vacationed in Pennsylvania for the Allegheny GeoTrail. We ended August and hoped to beat our longest drought of 46 days. We did that and then some. For a few numbers:

331 finds
9 states
2 countries
15 multis
24 puzzles
1 amazing event (Parker Dam State Park)
1 super vacation in New England with a day in Quebec
31 new favorite caches
a treasure of new memories

I had a business trip in late October so we were hoping to keep the streak alive through that trip and maybe hit 100 days. On October 3rd, I was busy at work and got home near dark. Ali wasn't feeling well. In the end our best option for keeping the streak alive was dragging ourselves off to a nearby Cleveland Metropark to hunt a newer multi in the dark. We would have the streak, but would have exchanged the relaxing journey of finding a perfectly good multi in a wonderful park for one more spot filled on the streak. I'm glad we'll be able to enjoy that trail and that multi on our own schedule. I passed by a chance earlier in the day to grab a quick find so I could take a break at lunch at the nearby arboretum. I think I made the right choice. Long live the streak.