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Archive for January 5th, 2006

A fDNF (first Did Not Find)

January 05, 2006 @ 23:55 By: gordon Category: Geocaching

Saw the new cache notification for Turn to Manotick (GCRT6B) at lunch so I grabbed my geocaching backpack and headed off to find it. Given that the cache was only an hour old, chances were good that I would be the first geocacher to find it. The coordinates took me to the only likely object within 20 metres so I figured I’d find it fairly quickly. After carefully searching the object, including digging in the snow at the base of it, I plodded off to a similar object about 30 metres away, just in case the coordinates were off. No luck there, either. Back to the first object for another look, without success. I drove off frustrated by the thought that the next cacher was going to have no problems finding it because it was hidden in plain view and I simply couldn’t see it.

To ease the pain of defeat, I went off in search of the next nearest cache, Long Island Mill (GCRR0N), and found it within a minute of parking the Tracker.

I emailed the owner of Turn to Manotick when I got home and showed him some pictures. He confirmed I was in the right place and described where it was. Two other geocachers after me both logged DNFs, so the cache container has disappeared before it was even published.