Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Jan. 10 2003,9:10 pm
First cache found July 4, 2001, "It's as Easy as ABC" by GPS Fool. I learned about caching from newspaper/magazine articles, and there was a lot of local publicity at the time with Quinn's ABC News appearance. I already had a Magellan 315 I bought several months before (just because it was a nifty gadget and on sale at K-Mart), and finally there was a real use for it! The bonus was that Mrs. B enjoys caching as well (as does Penny, our pooch), giving us a good reason to get out in the woods and do some hiking more often. We're still enjoying it as much or more 1-1/2 years later.
After finding that a lot of caches were placed by people who were obviously younger and in better shape than us, we figured out that we preferred placing caches more than finding them, so that's been our main activity, exploring and finding interesting (and tricky) places to locate caches. We occasionally still hunt caches, but only the ones that aren't likely to take us a half mile up a 45 degree slope.
It's also great to meet other cachers. The hobby (sport, activity, whatever it is) seems to draw some pretty nice people.
"If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost!"