Here comes another geocache I found along M6 in Hungary. Most geocaches along highways in Europe are a simple park and grab hides. Driving for hours is never the best thing to do so you need a reason to take a break. Finding a geocache can be one of these purposes. There are highways which I travel regularly so they leave me fewer places to stop and search for a geocache.
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M6 north bound as they would say in the US. It is on the East side of the M6 highway but I won’t tell you which stop it is. In Hungary most resting areas has a geocache. As they are usually having a resting area on both sides of the highway the geocaches are mostly placed on one end of the area. It is really rare that you find one in the middle. Hiding a bit further away from where you can park has a few benefits. One of them is that you cannot park right next but a bit away so you’ll have to walk a few step.
Not sure how good you see the geocache from this distance but it is there. Who would accidentally spot it? The workers cutting the grass maybe but they do not care they are busy cutting the grass. I never every met anyone stepping that far away from their cars unless they were after a geocache.
What could I share about this search? We were on the way to the airport so we drove early to make sure we’ll be there on time. Of course I also planned to have time to put some more smileys on the map.
We parked. My daughter decided to wait for me in the car so it was up to me alone. She is not really into geocaching but when she joins she is really fast in spotting the hides. As we all know the GPS is not accurate and depends device over device. This one pointed a few meters away but the hint helped a lot. I just walked along the fence and there it hang. Not bad for a petling. If you ever searched for a few of the highways hides in Hungary you might know by now that on the above picture you can see all locations it could be.
I decided to shoot a few photos from the geocaches. Not all location has something great to offer but you can always spot something that might be interesting. Another habit I started since I play geocaching is the mini CITO. So what is a CITO? Cache In Trash Out is a type of event you can attend and it is also considered as a find. The main idea is to keep our playground clean. On normal CITO events many geocachers gather and clean up an area. The mini CITO I do is similar. I do not have resources to clean up a bigger area but I do have the time to pick up a few pieces of garbage I find and take them to the next garbage bin.
Why did I mention this mini CITO? If you look at the photo above, there was nothing to pick up. When I find such a location it always warms my heart. It is so good to find geocaches at locations where others did not throw their trash all around.
I signed the logbook and headed back to the car when I realised that this hide is almost 100% muggle proof. From down here I cannot see the car at all so they cannot see me either.
What you might need for such a hide
First of all you need to find a place to hide. How many geocaches did you hide already? I am around 50 and I have so many more prepared but they all wait for the location best match for them.
Some petling, PET preform
I prefer the DIY style so I make logbook myself. If you have a huge amount of geocaches to maintain it might be easier to find a supplier and get them online.
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