This week I logged my fifth multi-stage cache.
A multi-stage is similar to a mystery, or puzzle, cache. You don’t get the coordinates of the cache automatically. Instead, you get the coordinates of a starting point. The starting point will provide you with the answer to a question which will eventually lead you to the cache.
Basically, you have to go to more than one place to finally locate the geocache.
When I was geocaching with my Garmin, it was easy to enter new coordinates. For the last 1 1/2 years, though, I’ve been geocaching with my iPhone and the Groundspeak app. I haven’t figured out how to enter coordinates on the app yet. Instead, I have to open a different app to find the geocache.
Unfortunately, I don’t know how to use <i>that</i> app either. At this point, I hand the phone off to Sweetieheart, my partner in geocaching, and he works his magic to locate the cache.
It really is a two-person effort. In general, I’m better at figuring out the steps; he knows how to work the app.
Maybe, some day, I’ll figure this all out. For now, I’m satisfied working with a partner.