Category Archives: FTF

GC5CATN: Blast!

On July 9th, I wrote about a cache I had attempted to be FTF on. Since then I’ve had several FTFs in the field, but on the 4th I attempted for Loot Chest┬ásince I saw it get published while it was raining.

It took less than 20 minutes to get out the door and get to the cache site; however, when I got there, I saw a couple other vehicles parked at the cache site that were about to leave and knew they HAD to be cachers. My fears were confirmed when I found the cache and saw that it had indeed been found by robspierre50 AND MojoFamily – in the case of robspierre50, this was the same person who had beat me to FTF at GC57QKK on 7/9.

One day, I will either get there at the same time as him, or perhaps even beat him to a cache. In the meantime, I’m still working on getting a FTF for this month. At least not much of the month has gone by yet…

Missed it by THAT much!

Last night while working, I received an email showing a new cache near me. So, like any good cacher, I headed out the door as soon as I got off work with my gear, ready to make the FTF.

Apparently that was not to be. I pulled up to the cache at approximately 5 AM and found it in fairly short order thanks to the clues given, brought the cache back to my car to look through and sign the log… and found another signature already there, showing it was from 15 minutes previous.

For next time that happens – because in geocaching, there is always another opportunity to be FTF – I will make sure I have the information saved to my GPSr before the end of my shift, so I can get out there as quickly as possible. Maybe, just maybe, that will allow me to snatch a FTF.