Llama & I went geocaching again last saturday - this time out a Winged Deer Park. Sheri and Hannah came along with us, too. We all had a pretty great time.
We decided to start looking for the 7 or so caches hidden around in that area in the order of how close they were to where we parked. The first one was within just a couple hundred feet. One might think it should be a pretty easy find.
It took the group of us about 45 minutes to find, largely due to two facts:
1) The GPS signal was pretty screwy in that wooded valley.
2) The "hint" was "at the end of a fallen tree".
That second one wouldn't have been so bad if there weren't about four thousand fallen trees within about 100ft of the site. I might be exagerrating on that figure, but I'm not sure.
After nearly giving up a couple of times, we did finally locate it - and that was pretty rewarding.
The other two caches we picked up didn't give us any real trouble finding - we all but walked right up to them. We did find a Travel Bug in one of them - which I'm going to try to re-deposit out of state.
All in all, it was a good day for a search.