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September 02, 2013 09:44 PM CDT

Youngins3 at the Cache Bash

One cacher's experience at the WB Cache Bash

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Ryan (youngins3)

 
It is a clear morning 5 am on August 9th, 2013. We are just hours away from the event of the year. My team and I scout the combine, wondering where the targets will be. How will we find them? How many will we find? Will we come into contact with any other life forms? I am sure we will come into contact with something, it is, of course, a jungle out there. Beasts of a different kind. They say it is all about the money, but I am not sure this applies. So we have our maps pulled high. Our satellites in line ready to take in all the action that is going to happen. Even then we still have no clue. And then it happens!!! All at once!!! The info our team needs comes shooting at us like hundreds of men on the battlefield.

 

We take it in, or do we? I know we need to get our MRE's, because we have no clue where we will be and when we will see our next meal. Mine comes with a Steak&egg bagel and burritos. My friend, he is more interested in taking all the info in. So we have it. Still not certain of our journey we head north and west and north and east. We trek into the murky swamplands in search of the awaited treasure that comes. FTF”S!!!!!! Who doesn't love them? I know we do. As our mission is set before us we hunt the first, the second, on and on until we come in contact with those who are doing the same thing? Wait, there are others. The others. We have no time to talk about the others who are out there. They are like us, but some not the same. Some more into the task than we are. Are we talking numbers, quality control?  We are talking about Tupperware and other fine objects. So the day goes on.

 

We move with stealth, as only one can when millions of people are looking for the same thing that you are looking for, but not all at once. That would be a quite the wait. So we go on looking for those who have craftily hidden these containers all over the land for us to locate. We analyze them. We size them up. We say we have seen better, or we like this one, and that one. Does anybody care about our thoughts? Not really. We are looking for plastic in the woods and creek beds with multiple dollars’ worth of equipment and still spend money on gas to go find them, just for the thrill. That seem like a waste of time to you? Money?

 

Any woo back to business. The ones who hide these trinkets. What is going on in their heads? Where are the ideas from? Some make sense, others not so much. Frustration settles in on the hard ones, especially when you are alone. A few times we struggle with finding them. The foliage messes with our units and we cannot determine if we are in the right spot. Diligence pays off. PAF's ensue and we find we are closer to finding it than we thought. The day ends. My team is not satisfied. We start out again the next day. Looking for more trouble. BTW, have you seen the suspicious characters? The ones hiding these. There is the man in the red hat who looks like he is from a different world all together. What is up with him? The Dr., who could be suited better as a keeper of the ones who make honey. There are the ones who are Eco-friendly, or the movie watchers. Be on guard because a threat could be coming next year that nobody wants to see. It could be like El Nino and create chaos for this place. Ranger boy is one of his many pseudo names. You do not want to see his name on the list for hiders! Because this year will be a like a cake walk compared to what he can bring to the dance. Not a person to be reckoned with. At first I thought he was a myth. No man can be this cruel and genius, but he does live.

 

I trail rabbits in my free time as well. So as we finish out the weekend. We analyze our hunt. We meet up with the locals and talk about our triumphs, victories, highs, lows, and maybe even a stray defeat to speak of as well. As we go home we talk of more battles and plans of battles to come. We notice the pattern of the stars and set our minds compass on it as we shall in one years’ time come back to this place and see what more we can find. Because that is what we are, and that is what we do.

 



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