Last July, I bought a GPS receiver so that I could make Amy “hunt” for a present that I bought her and so we could try out geocaching on our anniversary trip to St. Augustine. We haven’t been out much looking for cache’s, but the time we have spent has been a lot of fun. About 6 months ago, I decided to hide my first (and only) geocache in the courtyard outside the office where I work. The cache is called Runningman’s Jungle and is a slightly tricky cache to find because of the amount of traffic during the day, and the open cement roof tends to obstruct the GPS signal.
Since then, my coworkers and I have had quite a bit of fun watching people wandering stealthfully around the complex, trying to find the cache. To add to the fun, I setup a webcam that points to the area where the cache is hidden. Using a program called Active Webcam, I was able to have the cam take snapshots on motion detection rather than just sending them to the website. The problem with the motion detection system is that it tends to either be too sensitive and save an unmanageable amount of snapshots, or too oblivious to movement that it misses when people are near the cache. For that reason, I have long since turned off the motion detection system. While I had it on though, I caught some of Gainesville’s most prolific cachers, and thought I’d finally post them up.
Suemac was the first to find the cache. She was here during the day with her daughter, so I actually got to meet her in person. I’ve since learned that she’s not very nice when it comes to hiding micro caches.
They’re always so hard to find!
Esco, getting closer…
SwampKing, just about to jump the wall to get to the cache.
According to the logs, he was here with SwampQueen.