Friday, August 10, 2018
cachetur.no made creating a list of caches an easy task. I was going to concentrate on some earth caches and a handful of other caches that looked interesting.
Cachetur estimated the trip to be 871 miles with a completion time (including time for the 25 planned caches) of 23 hours, 14 minutes, and 59 seconds. I'll admit to being crazy, but I'm not going to do a 24 hour trip without some rest so I decided I'd get a hotel in Barstow before starting back.
This picture isn't mine - it was taken several years ago and is used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.
I got into Barstow about 2 hours ahead of schedule. A hotel room with a working air conditioner gave me a place to log the various caches I'd completed. An early start tomorrow for the trip back including a section of Route 66.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
|Geocoins vary in shapes and sizes|
Travel tags are less expensive, not as fancy, and with some luck will continue traveling, although they too have a tendency to evaporate into thin air. Many geocachers will no longer risk launching a travel bug, but I enjoy seeing where they go.
I just got some pictures of where it was dropped off.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
We both decided that we need to come back and spend more time in the Flagstaff area.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
High cache density (one every tenth of a mile) and simple hides would make it easier to get the numbers she needed.
I use JustFindingOurWay from my geo name while BJ goes as Turtlehkr. Since JustFindingOurWay is waaaay too long, it gets abbreviated when we're working together.
According to GeoHQ, "Congratulations! You are one of few geocachers who successfully searched the ends of the Earth to witness the most rare and elusive hidden creature, the World Turtle."
wonderful new place to eat in Flagstaff, and to a number of the Flagstaff geocachers including the folks that put in the series of caches that we'd just done. Eat n' Run's Arizona Breakfast Bowl was one of the best breakfasts that I've ever had.
As to the question about BJ's back, she said it wasn't any worse than staying at home! I guess that's as good as I could hope.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
The beacon was a bit of a fluke. She'd picked up a garden solar light and brought alone a couple clear water bottles. A bit of time with the drill press and suddenly the two fit together like they were designed that way.
While that was painted, another cache with a twist was also painted. If you want to see that one, you'll have to travel. All told, there are 10 new containers ready to add some fun in Belgium.
I'm looking forward to seeing the logs on this one. Hope folks in Europe enjoy it as much as locals enjoy my cache that uses a similar concept.
Monday, July 16, 2018
an organized tour.