North Carolina is one of my least favorite places to cache. The state parks don't permit geocaching and much of the other offerings lean to extensive micros. I hoped this evening would be different. In exchange for 25 miles of driving each way, I was hoping to be rewarded with eight small-sized geocaches and a 4-mile round=trip hike. The evening didn't start well.
The first coordinates took me twenty to thirty feet past a no trespassing sign. I respect private property so I looked extensively around the sign and finally gave up on this hide.
I found the second hide and was quite surprised to see a micro. Oh well, on to the third.
I made a try for the third cache with no find. I had spent so much time on two dnf's and with the expectation of more long hunts, I gave up for the evening and turned back.