Sunday, January 28, 2007

Caching Through Vermont

Back in Vermont, we went on to the next map page and did a cache at a monument for someone who froze to death on a local mountain :( It took us a while to find it, but luckily flyingfisher called out 'I found it!!!' Her 500th cache find, quite impressive!

This cache was close to the border and it turns out that some of the locals, who did not know about geocaching, were worried about finding an ammo box close to it. They called the border patrol, which came out to investigate.

They decided it was just a somewhat weird, but innocent hobby and left a nice note in the log book.

More driving to the next cache, it was time for the sun to go down soon. The views were just stunning and we saw an absolutely fabulous sun pillar. The pictures do not do it justice, it was reddish and more pronounced in real life. But I want to share so that people can at least have some idea of what it looks like. I will have to figure out how to make good pictures of those, my camera got confused by the amount of light in the pillar.

The pillar was just totally amazing, first it was under the clouds, later it was upwards from the clouds. We didn't get a good upwards picture, it faded fast. Not easy to make pictures from a driving car.

We found a bunch of easier caches, but around 8pm we decided to call it quits for the day. We managed to cross off seven map pages, getting me to total of 24 out of 37 pages. Not bad!

We had to choose between having a nice dinner at a Thai restaurant, or do more caches in the frigid cold and darkness. The restaurant won ^^


Miranda said...

Caching sounds like so much fun. I've never heard of it before i read your blog. How do you get started?

O_Scientist said...

It is pretty simple. You will need a GPS, which is getting cheaper and cheaper nowadays.

Go to the website and look around. There is a 'getting started' link which will answer most of your questions.

When I bought the GPS, I wasn't sure whether it was worth the money. But after seeing the enjoyment I have gotten out of it, it was worth every single penny.


Anonymous said...

Wow! the photos came out really well. I think you can see the sun pillar well enough as well. And that purple sunset one is beautiful. Thanks for the fun trip.

Jody said...

LOL! Great story about the border partrol.

What a fun day! I keep threatening to buy a GPS, but never get around to it. Maybe this is the year!

Annelies said...

Karen, wat maak jij toch altijd een práchtige foto's!!

Meritt said...

I can't help but roll my eyes at the 'concerned' citizen. UGH.

Pretty photos though!