Another Union County resident
I just picked up on this hobby the past week or so and have had some entertainment with it. I'm not sure how hooked I will become with it, but did at least purchase the geocaching app on my iPhone. I have found 7 out of 9 caches I've looked for, all being micro in size. Three was here in my home town of El Dorado, one in Smackover, and three in Hot Springs.
I've gotten some fun out of it needless to say, though I did try to find the downed weather balloon in the Ouachita Forest this past weekend. Only thing I managed to find at those coordinates were chiggers, ticks, and thorns. That and a case of heat exhaustion. Guess I bit off more than I was ready for there. Being a distance runner, I figure I could handle the heat and conditions.
I look forward to finding more caches and maybe someday planting a few of my own in places near and dear to me. Maybe I will join up with other fellow geocachers as everything til now has been done solo.
This weekend I will make a trip to Malvern and will see what kind of caches I can find in that area. Looking forward to a new adventure!