We did 5 in this area before the turn off to the ET Highway. This put Just Leafy and I in position to get our 2000th cache find on 0001-E.T. - GC2ZK7J. This has been long awaited and planned for find for by us, and boy am I glad to have gotten it done. It was a great ammo-can painted light green with an alien on it. We all gathered around and set up the camera on the tripod to take a quick group photo.
With that out of the way we were on our way to get this geo-bucket list done.
The caching was fast, and furious. It is unlike anything we have done before!
Really you don't have to put any effort into it at all, the caches are all visible from the road hidden under a little pile of rocks. You just jump out, open, sign, replace and you are on your way again in seconds. The faster you go, the more you get done. To some that may sound monotonous, and to the extent I would agree. But as a team working together you can take nice breaks and watch the wondrous scenery.
But this was not our destination, so after a quick lunch we were on our way again.
We cached on and on and on, and eventually we ran out of light. We cached as long as we could after, but the temperature drops significantly after nightfall so eventually we had to turn back and head to Alamo once more to check into our motel. Completely exhausted we all turned in after dinner, and dreamed of the day to come.
We ended day 1 with a total finds of 639 geocaches. I think we could have found more! But with the first leg of the trip from Las Vegas to Alamo, shopping and getting over the learning curve, the smaller but impressive count was to be expected.