Joined: Oct. 2001
||Posted: April 19 2002,12:23 pm
Finally met some fellow cachers on the trail. Few weeks back I went down to morainne state park and hit all those caches. Was hiking to one and this couple comes up to me and says your Mike aren't you. I'm going yeah, and figured they had to be geocachers or friends of my relatives or something. Anyway they tell me they had scene my log at another cache earlier and had also scene a picture of me in the paper. So I was pumped to actually meet team Sebastian on the trail, unfortunately I think I scared them off cause they didn't stay to talk to long. Not sure if it was the fact that I had no sleep at all the night before, that I was all caffeined up to stay awake, the big black crack addict circles under my eyes, that I had left Erie at 5:00 am to get down there as soon as it was light, the fact that had already hiked about 11 miles that day and probably looked pretty rough, or that MUST CACHE look in my eyes. Regardless it was nice to finally meet someone on the trails anyway.
I've also met DXchallenged and the Hilton Family when they came in to Erie, but not on the trails. About a week ago I met some fellowcachers at work to. I'm currently (well til Tomorrow when I get ready to travel the south geocaching, visiting NP and grad schools) working an outdoor place. Whenever hikers or backpackers come in I always turn the conversation towards GPS's then geocaching. Well when I asked if they'd heard of it they were pumped and said they were huge into it. So for the first time of plugging the sport and the site it was nice to meet someone who actually knew of it. Talked to them for a good 20 minutes or so, seemed really nice, they'd just started a few weeks ago and loved it, the guy was already talking about how he had to be careful cause he was getting to the point of wanting to take off work. Sent them this way as well so hopefully team Maxtrax will be joining us soon.
"...Not all those who wander are lost..."