Saturday, February 16, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Geocaching for us is about being together and enjoying the amazing world around us. 2018 was filled with finds at amazing places. These were bits of the most memorable from our year. Before a late January visit to Florida, we made a late afternoon visit to Geneva State Park to give Liz and Phin a big walk before they headed to camp. This icy inlet was hosting a number of woodpeckers on a bright afternoon. Lover's Key and Myakka State Parks to Fakahatchee Swamp, it was a memorable week as January rolled into February. Virtual Reward cache. It's a favorite location for us and a great place for a virtual. Fancy Gap and a find. Pend Oreille County for a long hike in the heat. Ohio Great 880 Challenge. Ohio State Park Challenge. Trail of the Turtles. We also enjoyed a long hike on the Tanbark with Lizzie and Phin.
Ohiopyle State Park
Night of the Living Dead and the start of zombies in culture.
They're Coming to Get You Ali...
super waterfall cache.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Who cares? One of the geocaching's more annoying posts. People post in places they never cache to puzzle cache listings they will never find. Why? I don't get it. We found caches in this series today. The puzzles required at most a bit of internet searching if you can't guess the subject of the puzzle immediately. What's to gain?
For Christmas I received the perfect gift for a geocacher, an Anker power core. When time allows and I am traveling for business, I spend a lot of time off trail in remote areas after work. In Spokane, it's not unusual to be on a mountain trail with the temps near 100 degrees in areas with mountain lions in the vicinity. This power core gives me sufficient spare power to recharge my iPhone twice or once if I also need a charge for my LED. It gives an added level of security when out having fun while being small enough to easily fit in my backpack.
Saturday, January 05, 2019
We're both engineers so playing with silly goals are a fun part of our geocaching adventure. Years ago we wanted to place a cache called the Ironcacher Challenge which required cachers to have at least ten finds on each of the 366 calendar days. There was no year or time requirement, just ten finds a day. We had planned to place the Ironcacher Baker's Dozen challenge for thirteen finds a day near our home in Pennsylvania. That plan went by the way with the stricter challenge guidelines. We finished 2017 with 25 finds on each calendar day. For 2018 we were hoping for a stretch to 30 finds each day. We made it!
Monday, December 24, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
I was caching in the Salisbury area while there for business. I visited a familiar park to find some of the newer cache hides. One of those included a bird box in the woods.
Friday, December 14, 2018
This year we have found two true letterbox hides by accident while geocaching. It isn't the first time, but it's still fun to come upon these hides by accident. One of the finds in New York happened while actually searching for a cache. That letterbox was within 50 feet of the newer geocache and had unfortunately become the geocache find for cachers who were too busy logging their latest non-find to note the sentence on the cache page stating there was a nearby letterbox which was not the cache. Signing a letterbox stamp book like it is a geocache log is beyond rude. The second letterbox find at Stan Hyett Gardens came on an afternoon when we were looking for caches, but not at the time of the find. We were walking one of the many paths through the gardens and nearing this small tunnel to pass through.