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8/20/12 10:13 A

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When we first started caching last year, we got turned around in the woods came out in a WRONG area ..and hiked back the LONG way... now we ALWAYS waymark the car....
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6/10/12 1:12 A

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That's cute...well today we went to an event but there was a big fire and the event got split into two places. We opted to stay but we couldn't do some of the caches. Still got 6 plus a FTF...but my darn gps put me all over the mountains twice. Don't you hate that? Especially when your partner was practically standing on the cache across the road and your batteries die so you have to come back down to get the other ones!

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6/9/12 8:09 A

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I am always L.O.S.T. Lancaster Organization for Seeking Tupperware this is the name of our local organization come to one of our events some time and get to know us all are welcome.

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4/29/12 1:33 A

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Never lost, but I'm an avid off trail back country cacher. Who always travels with a map and roamer scale and compass and divider.


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4/16/12 10:52 A

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I had one of those panic moments where I thought I was good and lost. I was caching in the desert in CA and after I found the cache, I started walking back to the car. Well, guess what... yes, I lost an SUV in a desert. Took me a very frantic 45 minutes to find it. Needless to say, I don't leave the car without marking it as a way point anymore.

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4/15/12 12:15 P

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Yup I have gotten lost. Let's just say my kids NEVER want to go hiking with me again! I am bummed. I ended up having to call the police because I didn't know where we were and my boys were hurting from hiking so long. I did not have anything to drink and they were beyond tired! Then there was the time where I thought I dropped my car keys on a trail. My oldest also bumped his head to the point it was bleeding. It scared me. We had to walk that trail again. Made it back to the car and found the keys sitting behind my son who chose not to hike the trail again.

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3/7/12 10:27 A

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We sort of got lost once. We were in a extension to one of our local parks that is a little less developed. Luckily we had decided to mark our car as a waypoint just to be safe. We had about and 1.5 hours before sunset to find a handful of caches. Our 5 year old did amazing most of the way through and I had our then 1 year old in the back carrier. We decided to push on for 2 more caches that were further out before sunset but by the time we got to the last one the sun had sent and we had to make our way back to the car. Luckily we had our handy geocaching bag (flashlights, tweezers, pen, paper, extra batteries, etc.) with us. It took us a lot longer to get back to the car than we imagined and we had to back track a few times as we ended up at streams we could cross with the kids. As we got closer we noticed a figure straight ahead of us which made me nervous. As we got closer we realized it was another person on the trial. He was worried we were hunters as a deer had just run past him not to much earlier. (There are houses that back up to the woods and apparently if the shoot a deer on their property they can pursue it into the park). Luckily the gentlemen came out here frequently to walk his dog and knew his way back to one of the parking areas. We ended up having a nice long chat with him about a few other local parks that are less crowded and of course geocaching which he had heard about through his brother. We got to the parking lot and realized it wasn't the one we parked in so we had to hike another mile down the road to our car. Thank goodness for marking the car as a waypoint and running in to the nice man along the trail! We still laugh about it and it was a beautiful night to be lost!

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2/26/12 12:46 A

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Wow, that sounds like an adventure - I hope you had a light with you! Besides a cell phone (which doesn't always work in the mountains anyway), I always try to carry extra batteries for the GPS and a headlamp. I've found out the hard way that it is important to mark the location of my vehicle before I leave it. Another time, I left my GPS at the cache and started hiking back. Unfortunately I didn't realize it until almost back to the car, and the cache was a fair bit off the trail. I found myself trying to backtrack, thinking "Does that tree look familiar?" I was really surprised and happy when I actually found it again!

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2/9/12 3:17 P

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Oh my how scary! Glad you found your way out! Yeah don't go without your cell!

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2/5/12 12:09 P

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My big adventure 2 weeks ago....I was not lost...but my SO didn't know where I was so he called search and rescue because I had been up on the mountain since the afternoon and by dark he was worried. I found my way down but it was 2:30 am when they picked me up on the road about a mile from my car. NEVER go without your cell phone...EVER!

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