Feb 28 2011
Hello Everyone, and welcome to my little section of the MGA. I’m going to begin this section with a post concerning something that is pretty important in this sport of geocaching, cache containers.
Don’t fear, I don’t want to turn this into another “micro’s are evil” thread. Whether that is true or not is a discussion for another time, perhaps even another place.
I’m wondering ‘what is the best cache container you’ve ever come across?’ Not the best hike, or the best location, or the best multi journey. But the best container. I asked myself the question and come up with my top three answers. I picked these three for a couple different reasons, read on…
I don’t want to give away any spoilers on this one, but there is a cache container that I found that made me take a step back and look it over. Lets say this is the biggest nano I have ever come across. This was hidden in a moderately wooded area just off the side of a road and set back into some brush. It was a life sized plywood cutout of an animal, done really well. The ‘container’ was actually embedded into this to help complete the look. The name of this cache is also perfect. Before finding the cache it is so misleading that you’re looking for something completely different. But when you get to the cache, it just makes the surprise and pleasure of looking at everything that this hider put into the cache all the more special and impressive.
The second is a relatively simple thing to do. I was caching near a landfill, and this cache was placed under some branches or something. This container was a big rubber rat with a container in it’s belly. I tell you, I think this is the first cache where I actually jumped backwards a little but on finding it. It’s a great practical joke cache, and I’m still smiling about it as I write this.
The third and final that I’ll mention tonight was different in a different way. Like number two it wasn’t especially difficult to do, but was very appropriate to the area where I was caching. I was doing a series along a road in the middle of the woods. Every other container was a bison tube, or a film canister, or something like that. My gps is bouncing around a bit as it’s starting to cloud over pretty good and I was under some deep cover. This required me to extend my search area a bit. Of course after a dozen or so other regular shaped micros, that’s what I have my eye’s peeled for. Then, i swing my head around to check out the other side of this tree and come face to face with a woodpecker! It was great. It was totally unexpected due to all the other caches in the series and was a very pleasant surprise.
What are some containers that you have found while geocaching that have just made your day? What are some containers that still make you smile or laugh when you think about them now? Do you have any of these special containers out yourself? If so, please share…