Joined: Mar. 2002
||Posted: April 23 2002,1:47 pm
|Quote (Quinn @ Dec. 14 2001,7:20 pm)|
|I just got back from one of Gimpys caches known as Egyptian Hike and this was my first cache I found in complete darkness along with a heavy rain the entire time. All I used was my Meridian Gold and a Mini Mag flash light. I don't think I have ever gotten this wet in my life while hiking. I had a great time though and would do it again if i could. While walking back from the cache to the truck there was a rabbit on the main trail. I thought I was the only stupid one in the rain and this was the first time I have seen a rabbit at night sitting in a down pour. Everytime I took a step closer and would hop three or four but would not leave the trail. He just about walked me back the whole .57 miles to the truck until he decided to bolt left and leave in the field.|
I had a great time and my gold was off only a few feet at the actual cache location. OK...gotta go now, my boots need to be emptied of about three gallons of water!
I have done a few caches in the dark, and one of those it was raining some. The first one, I used a 4 D cell mag lite, and the second one, I used a new Princeton Tec Vortec headlamp. The Vortec is WAY COOL, and I recommend it highly! I also used the Vortec while placing The Troll's Treasure cache, as it was nightime.
In the GPS model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line...through creeks, thorn bushes, horse piles, whatever....