GC15R4J - Hendrie Forest #5

Geocache First To Find #16

This has been the longest I have gone without a FTF - 248 days. Of course, 248 days ago I got three in one day, so I guess that makes up for it. Plus, I haven't really been going after the FTFs this year, opting to sit aside while other local cachers battle it out for the prize.

This one was a bit of surprise -- I thought there was a chance of FTF, but not much. Reason is, it was published on a beautiful Saturday morning around 10:00am, and I didn't find it until Sunday at noon (also a beautiful caching day), a full 26 hours later.

I was across the road in the other part of the forest on Saturday morning finding the first four caches in the series. For those, I was the second one in (Jayloki and H.F. Reign shared FTF on those, together). When I got home, I discovered this one had been published 30 minutes before I left and realized how easily I could have been FTF.

I came by here on Sunday, on my way to some other caches further out, and stopped in to make the find. What a surprise to pull out a virgin log book! And not a moment too soon, either. As I returned to the land barge, Peter and Margo of Butt Draggin' Trails popped out of the woods at stage 1 right in front me. We had a nice chat, even though I dashed their hopes of an FTF.

I guess it was just too far away from the "regular" FTF seekers to hit their radar. And perhaps the fact that it was a multi-cache in the woods?

J. Daniel Clements | Photographs

Visit jdanielclements.com

Daniel's Coin Zoo

The CLEMENTS Family | Barrie, Ontario CANADA