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Monday, February 16, 2009

Meet-Ups With Fellow Geocaching Seekers

I was out on my day off trying to get a couple of FTFs that were near my house.

As I approached the geocache ground zero in a gas station parking lot I noticed another car just sort of sitting there. Well I have a game plan today and wanted to head out to another hunting ground so I took a chance to see if I could actually find this cache without raising too much attention.

As I exited my vehicle I was greeted by a big smile and a question that I immediately knew that I was in the company of friends.

"Is your Geocache Navigator working?", he said with a grin.

"Now how would he know that I had...", thought I and then he told me.

"I saw some of your videos", he said.

I introduced myself and he told me his Geocaching handle was Ikraynak.

I looked down at my BlackBerry and it seemed to be working just fine. I stated that since mine is working to give it a shot and find this cache. We looked at the description and had a pretty good clue the area to search. My first choice came up empty but Ian hit it on his first try. As we were signing the log we talked more about our sudden dependence on Geocache Navigator and how it has made geocaching so much easier.

It was great to talk with Ikraynak and to meet up with his very nice four legged caching buddy. It just goes to show you never know who you are going to meet up with and I am so glad that I do. Being able to put a handshake and a face with a name makes geocaching so much more fun.

Oh and a "Curse You" (clenched fist to the air) to Cachuman for beating us to the FTF. What you sleeping on your monitor lately? ;)

1 comment:

P.J. said...

I've only met people on the trail 2 or 3 times, but it's indeed cool when you do so. With us, it always ended up being more time chatting than caching after, however!

A 'lil HooHaa