With unseasonably warm temperatures here in North Carolina, it has made for some rather sweaty geocaching the last few days. I enjoy colder weather because I can wear jeans and a big carhartt jacket. Wearing those clothes gives me most of the protection I need to go barreling through the woods and thorns and briars without much repercussion. However, for some reason I felt the need to wear shorts out the last couple of days opting for khaki shorts a t-shirt and a short sleeve shirt over that. I am now paying for that decision with several cuts and scrapes on my legs and arms. Now, it didn’t deter me from finding the caches. No sir! Instead, I rambled onward without protection, until the goal was met.
On Monday I did 2 geocaches, Do not HUNT this cache!
. Do not HUNT this cache was one of those caches that I all too often make harder then need be. I saw the coordinates overlay on Google earth so I had a pretty good idea of where it was but once I got there, it just didn’t seem right. It was off a rarely traveled gravel road that on one side had a small-forested area and on the other an open field with several creepy looking scarecrows. Anyway, I got the 60csx to within 3 feet of where it said it should be but no luck. Then I saw it, the no hunting sign! Doh! So I checked the back of the sign and there it was. With the clue being “No Hunting”, you would think I could have come up with this one sooner.
MSB-Ocean was your standard ammo can in the woods. Henry the geodog and I, along with my wife, Goldendomer, took the trail for about a quarter mile then did some mild bushwhacking to where we thought it would be. I turned around to look at the little pond in the distance when I heard "uh, I got it". So my wife found it which she enjoyed hanging over my head the rest of the day.
Today I only managed to do one. I woke up with a headache as well as a pretty good backache. By the time I managed to loosen up my back it was already pushing 2pm. So I figured that if I’m going to do one at all, I might as well make it a close one. So Henry and I went for Cats and Dogs and other Animals
. This one was only about 2 miles from my apartment. Parking is rather scarce and because it happened to be right next to one I did a few days ago, Wasted Water Treatment?
, I decided to park at the same location. So I did and off Henry and I went. As I said earlier, with the shorts on instead of pants it made for an unpleasant experience at times. However, after about 20 minutes or so, we found the prize and headed back to the car.
The last few days have been pretty active for me. I will probably rest up a bit until the weekend when my wife and I will be taking a few days vacation in Cherokee, North Carolina. She will be hitting the casinos and I will be doing some fly-fishing on Saturday and then geocaching on Sunday. I hope to get some good pictures and maybe a video piece or two.
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