"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

2 September 2006 #1800 Land O Lakes

It was a rainy day and we had been caching near Cambridge Springs. We were at a milestone cache and headed for this gameland. Sometimes wonderful things aren't planned. The gamelands were very scenic. I spotted gentian at the edge of the water on the way to the cache. On our last stretch of trail before the cache, we came upon a magnificent tree with a solitary bench. It was a memorable milestone.

21 August 2006 #1750 Portage Lake

This was our second trip here to find this cache. We had been by the previous Sunday and dnf'd the cache in the dark. This evening we grabbed it and the remaining non-ODNR caches. Ali was really happy since this marked her completion of the 2006 ODNR series. I missed the Jefferson Lake ones since she grabbed them while I worked, but I enjoyed every one I had the opportunity to find. After caching, we spent a quiet evening at the lake and enjoyed the sunset. The ODNR series took me to Portage Lake State Park for the first time. I was glad it did.

12 August 2006 #1700 Guilford Lake

Our target

Hedwig on the bow

The watchful eye of Hedwig

A milestone in hand

This was a day of firsts including my first day in a kayak and our first island cache. We borrowed GG's inflatable kayak to make the trip from mainland to the island. The camp host was really friendly and obviously loved the game. He warned us about muggles on the island and gave a few hints for the find.

Our trip was uneventful. We had Hedwig the travel bug on the bow so not much could happen. Besides if we needed to we could always send an owl for help. The trip was great fun. The find was easy. There were muggles everywhere. It is a small wonder this island doesn't sink with all its visitors ;-).

5 August 2006 #1650 Creepy Crawler Cache

Goat Haunt was in town for a weekend of caching. We had planned to head out on Saturday with kcepenn to hike and cache in McKean County. On Saturday morning Liz wasn't feeling so well so Wes joined us. It was a long day with a lot of time in the woods. It was really hot. I had a great time with the weather. Everyone else was none too pleased. We cached until dark and found this cache in the early evening. The horseplay in the photo wasn't planned. Goat Haunt was picking through the cache swag and found a toy ladybug ring. I grabbed the ring and dropped to one knee to ask Ladybug to be my caching partner. She accepted. :-) I think we stayed out a little too late this evening. Wes has not been allowed to play with us since. Unfortunately, I think some nice photos taken that day were victims of the hard drive crash.

23 July 2006 Puzzle #100 Kids Cryptic Cache

Fresh off a failed attempt the week prior to go to the prairie cemetaries, we vowed to go this day, but first there was a milestone puzzle cache to find. This was the first milestone cache where we were invited on the porch and offered beverages. Kkids are a great team of people you enjoy seeing. This was an outstanding way to start a day.

16 July 2006 #1600 Cobey B

We were heading south and west with the thought of going to the prarie cemetaries. We never got there. We ended up caching most of the day and ending up at Cobey Park for a nice milestone. For much of the day we were hunting in parks where there was water everywhere. Record rains that drenched northeast Ohio had also made a mess in this area. Still, it was a fun day with caches on a rail trail, a multi in a cemetary and a nice threesome at Cobey Park