Today is a Geocaching Day and not just any geocaching day but a trip into Kansas to find and sign the oldest active geocache in the world.
The cache is GC30 – Mingo and was hidden in May 2000. It is located at a exit on the I-70 near the town of Mingo in Kansas. It is also a 3 1/2 hour drive from Denver and a 3 1/2 hour drive back. Of course Jenny was over the moon about this day (Not).
The plan was to meet some local Kansas geocachers at the cache then head to nearby Colby for lunch. However, I did not take into account the change of time zone going into Kansas so we headed to lunch first then headed out to Mingo. One of the attendees was ZROZRO7 who is one of the top 3 finders in Kansas if he ever logged all his finds. Apparently Bruce has about 5000 to log that would put him at #2 in Kansas.
While at the cache, the farmer that the cache is nearest stopped and had a chat. He mentioned that he liked to chat to all the visitors as cachers came from all over the world for this cache. He also enjoyed reading the stories in the log book.
After grabbing all the caches around Mingo, we headed back on the road just in time to get the rush hour traffic of Denver.
Tomorrow is the drive to the summit of Pikes Peak.