Tonight is another one of those nights when I ask myself, “What the hell am I still doing awake?!” Well, there was a new geocache near Castle Dale that I just had to go find, and for some crazy reason, my wife went along with my plan. I still don’t understand why she puts up with me.
We left Price around 9:30pm and got back shortly after midnight. The cache is a two stage multi-cache, and I found the first stage pretty easily, but the second stage required some math and the use of a javascript app to project a waypoint given starting coordinates, a bearing, and a distance. I’m certain that I figured everything correctly, but the new coordinates were in the middle of an alfalfa field, and I didn’t particularly want to hike across it in the dark.
We drove all over the area–even getting lost a time or two (ok, not exactly lost, just disoriented)–trying to find a road that would lead to the second stage. We never did find a road, despite opening a gate and trespassing in some farmer’s field. I almost drove my truck into a ditch while I was in that field, so I should be thankful that we made it out unscathed.
Right now, I’m hoping that the cache owner made a mistake and that the cache is really somewhere else. Either way, I’ll probably be returning this weekend after getting things straightened out with the cache owner. And, for now, I’ll try to get some sleep.

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