My real name is Jesse but I seem to be known by more people as Memfis. I am the patriarch of Memfis Mafia and some would say master mind (but not the boss) of the family. I am way too wise to live in a house full of women and think I am in charge. I am always looking to push the envelope and never back down from a new experience. I love geocaching and always try to elevate the game from a simple scavenger hunt to an unbelievable adventure with every find I make. The only thing I love more than adventure is geocaching with my awesome wife and two wonderful daughters. OCQHJB
For some insight into how I think or maybe more accurately my perspective on this great game of ours, here is a recent pic of where geocaching can take you. I guess this wouldn’t be called going to new heights. Maybe going to new lows? Either way it made for a fun photo op. This type of caching, leaving the beaten path, is my favorite. We have all been asked what is our favorite style of geocaching. For me, it is the one that takes a lot of planning, maybe requires a little bit of travel, and if I’m lucky pushes me slightly outside of my comfort zone.
I was fortunate enough to be able to put all of these things together on my first trip of 2017. Here is my log from the cache which hopefully sums up the experience.
Ed Watson was a Bad Man GCF353
THANKS FOR THIS GREAT ADVENTURE.
Being able to log this cache is a culmination of a lot of planning and effort by a great group of cachers from Colorado. A few months back Barasaur and I came up with a plan to go after the rare 5×5 virtual Ed Watson was a Bad Man. We started researching and came across this great series of kayaking caches.
The conversation went something like this:
“Hey I found an awesome series of 5×5 kayaking caches!”
“Great, where are they?”
“Do you know how to kayak?”
“Ok. Lets do it.”
Thus the idea was born. We started planning and suckering others into our schemes and the trip came to fruition. Moths go by and it was finally time for our adventure. We boarded the plane and left Denver at midnight. We arrived at 330 our time (530 local time) and ate breakfast before going straight to the kayak rental place. The next three days included:
- 9 mile kayak on Friday
- 10 mile kayak on Saturday
- 40 mile boat ride on Sunday
- 5 mile hike
- meeting a gator
- U-Haul rental
- trip to the emergency room
- two ruined phones
- 1 ruined GPSr
- a whole lot of smiling faces
This has been the coolest adventure I have been lucky enough to be a part of. We got all kinds of great caches, played in great weather, kayaked to caches, met great cachers. I can’t say enough about the cachers that hung with us for the duration of our trip.
I’ll wrap this up with a video made by our teenager from one of our recent GeoDates – an excuse to spend time with each other doing what we love.