Welcome Tinman! Only a couple of years ago, LA was pretty much devoid of caches. There were less in Union and Ouachita Counties than I have fingers. Between The Geostashers (Allenearl), AFM and 2Ter, they have really gotten the ball rolling in that area. Now Pshelto and Hollowlog have upped the areas cache count considerably. A few others have joined in the fray and now cachers come from all over to find caches in your area. You should have no problem trying to find a cache to go hunt. We look forward to meeting up with you at an event soon!
Guess what?! I got a fever, and the only prescription...is more cowbell!!