The Most Memorable Caching Stories
One of the things that many geocachers like to do is share stories of their geocaching adventures whether they be in New Brunswick or elsewhere. We tend to share the funniest or the most interesting of our finds. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the cache itself was all that notable, but the experience we had finding it, or not finding it is.
For some reason, I found myself recently remembering about a cache I actually didn’t find but I did find. I’m referring to GC1AJCJ. This was a cache that I went for during an afternoon off while on the road for work. It was in a really nice park area and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk to it. Problem was, when I finally did get to the area, I didn’t find the cache. But after talking to my wife about what had happened, she suggested I email the owner and tell him what I had done and see what he came back with. It was back in May of 2008 and I had only been caching for about 6 months. Here’s the original email I sent to the cache owner:
Hey there. I wanted to ask you something about your cache, Marsh Rat.
Is there an actual toy mouse or something in a log that is the cache? I was in that area looking for caches and I went towards this one and I thought I knew where it was, but I saw what looked like eyes from a mouse or rat inside a log. So, I took a photo of it and when I got back to my hotel, I looked at the picture and it looks like a plastic toy. Is this the cache itself, or did I perhaps take a picture of an actual mouse? If it is the cache, I can send you the photo to verify I was actually there, and I would log it as a find. Please let me know. Thanks.
Within a day or so, I got a reply from the owner. Here’s how it read:
Hi there, yourself,
First off, I must thank you for making me laugh so hard at reading your post.Thanks for making me laugh so much. Yes, by all means, go and log this one as a “FOUND IT” You DID FIND IT!!! It is a toy rat, with a 35mm film canister in it’s belly. You do deserve a smiley on this one!! Marsh Rat is one of three such caches that I own.
I look at caching this way….. Any one can place a film canister in the woods, but it’s what you do with that film canister that makes the differance.I try to place caches with a different twist on them…just to make them a little more fun. If you try for any more of my caches..you should be some what pre warned. Hope that you enjoyed your time caching down here with us.
I logged my find (GL1JEKHP) and that cache and experience stuck with me.
What are some of your more memorable caching stories that stick out in your mind?