The second cache, the Texas State Parks Geocaching Challenge cache, overlooked a marina on the lake. A social trail (a track created by people going off-trail) led us to the cache just as much as the GPS coordinates.
We trekked through knee-high prairie grass with black-eyed susans and fading bluebonnets waving in the wind. We passed an irate mama duck who warned us away from her nest. We greeted some fishermen who hadn’t had much luck yet.
And deep in a grove of trees, we found my first cache: an ammo box filled with swag, Texas State Parks trading cards, and a log book.