Sunday, January 27, 2013
We posted our latest challenge today. We have a planned list of different challenges, including a few twists on Busy Day Challenges, a county challenge, and a state park challenge. We really enjoy our journeys when we chase some of the tougher challenges so hopefully our new challenge will inspire others to seek finds in the thirteen colonies. The Great 880 is still on our plans some day. We are down to 319 caches remaining, and we've reduced the number of counties where we still need finds from 48 to 43. We are also still hunting The Ohio State Parks Geocache Challenge. We added four more state parks to the found list last year bringing our total to 36 and leaving 19 more to go for the 55 required parks. Last year's Great 880 hunt took us to find an unexpected wildflower prairie in Seneca County.
Monday, January 14, 2013
It's the start of a new year. As numbers geeks we make geo-goals every year and then check back at the end of the year before making new goals for the upcoming year.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Last fall we had the chance to complete the Kinzua Valley Trail. It may be the shortest geotrail in existence. Just four caches need to be found to earn a trackable geocoin. Most of the trail is flat, but the caches were spaced far apart. The whole journey is about seven miles round trip. We've enjoyed prior visits to the Kinzua Valley Trail, and this was no different. The trail has been extended since our last. We got a late start and returned after dark, but it was a super adventure. I was late in sending in paperwork for our coin, but will post an image once it arrives. It will be the first wooden coin in our collection. I think the coin was made by our friend at Elkwood Arts. Coin or not, the caches make this trail worth a visit.