Sunday, September 24, 2006

Day 7... belated

Well for Day 7 (Friday) we had planned to grab sections 55 and 56 as well as the original stash and then head home. We decided since Sally was so close to completing CCIO that we'd grab a cache in Polk and Benton County while we were at it. Well after 2 DNFs in section 55 and a lot of hard searching for other caches we finally finished around 9pm and still had the drive home from Corvallis making it our longest day.

I still have 4 sections of the DeLorme challenge to complete and Sally has 5. Sally is done with CCIO and I still need a qualifying cache in Coos County. So we still have a bit of caching to do, but we should be able to do it in a weekend.

Our finds for the day:
You Can Just Hold It Till The Next Town
Castaway's "Island Park" (Help Wanted)
marion forks gets stoned
Secret pond
The Benton Extension

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Day Six

Drove today from Pendleton to Troutdale. Crossed off 6 map sections and 7 counties. I'm now 6 sections from completing the DeLorme Challenge and 5 counties from Counting Counties. Todays finds include:

Don't Strike Out
Threemile Rockpile
Fourmile Canyon
Henry's Endeavor
Along The Trail
Final Exit
Polallie Creek
Creekside Retirement Cache
Women will love this!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Day Five

Today consisted of driving from Baker City to Imnaha and back to Pendleton. Lots of driving and a stop by the Oregon Trail Interperetive Center. Collected 3 more DeLorme map sections and 3 counties. Todays finds include:

Chinese Cemetery
Early La Grande
The Wayside

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Day 4

Drove many miles today but ended up like 50 miles from where we started. So we drove to from Ontario to Mitchell and back to Baker City. Picking up 3 map sections and 2 counties. Todays finds include:

Vilsmeyer Country Store
TB Trading Post
Clyde Holliday
I Hate Graveyards & Old Pawn Shops
Fossil Fields Forever

Monday, September 18, 2006

Day Three

Made the trip today from Burns south to Burns Junction... then to Jordan Valley and North to Ontario. But even with all of that ground covered caches were few and far between. But I crossed off 3 sections. Todays finds:

"Under the Wide & Starry sky" R.L.S.
You Know You Are Coming Here Anyway!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Day Two

Made it over Hart Mountain to Frenchglen then we took a side trip to to the Steens and made it up to Burns. Only 2 caches and 2 sections down, but a lot of ground covered. Pictures will have to wait. Caches found were

French's Lookout
Lava Tube

Actually ran into a cacher from Tucson at French's Lookout... pretty odd place to run into a cacher... but then again when its the only cache for miles maybe its not so odd.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Day One

Day one of our eastern trip and we've made it to Lakeview. Crossing off sections 21, 22, 23, 31, and 72 on the DeLorme map... I only needed two of those sections myself... so I now have 53 of 76 needed. We also picked up a qualifying cache for CCIO in Lake County... giving me 16 of the 36. Found for the day was

Trivia #3
my first micro
Filling the Gap

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Poker Night

Not so great night for me playing poker. I always post my winning, but never my loses.

Tomorrow is my last day of work before the big caching trip. Got to get a lot of stuff ready. We'll have some big gaps of nothingness to drive through... so we'll need to take food and water as there may be no place to stop along the way. Should be interesting...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

gonna take a lot of money

Getting ready for the big cache trip today... I bought some new tires, got my oil changed and replaced a burned out brake light. Will need to start charging up all my batteries and getting some pocket queries downloaded. Since we only need one cache per section I've mainly looked for easier ones right off the road.

Would kindof be nice if someone would hide us a new cache in the south of Section 31... the only one there seems to be a micro up in the hills. If anyone from the k-falls area reading would like to help out please hide an easy cache just north of Bly (has to be just over N42* 30.000) we'll be there next Saturday.

We're also trying to complete the Counting Counties in Oregon cache. Wheeler county looks like the one that will give us some fits as its not really in our route, but is pretty far away for us to leave undone. I'd ask for someone to hide us a cache closer to the eastern border... but one of the rules is that the cache had to be placed before 2006.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Eastern Oregon

Well its getting very close to SallyC and my trip to Eastern Oregon in our quest to complete the Oregon DeLorme Challenge. I am 25 sections short and the trip should cover 21 of them. After our trip to the coast where we covered way too many miles a day we are trying to plan less driving per day... one problem is that there is a real lack of caches in some parts of Eastern Oregon. Just one week to go.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Well after weeks of talking about it I finally found my 1000th cache. I called SallyC up and convinced her to go with me up Taylor Creek and find

Alone, But Not Lonely

A great cache by Iseek & Eyeseek2 on the Burnt Timber trail. Lots of trails up Taylor Creek... room for all kinds of caches... In fact Sally hid 3 new caches and I hid 1. Still lots of potential up there. I also checked on my old caches up the road... they are still there and in good shape, but had not been visited for almost 2 years.

So now that I've got my 1000th cache out of the way I can get back to my normal routine... what ever that is.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Well I am one cache away from 1000. Its been a long time coming... I've been pretty slow lately... I should have been past this a couple months ago. I'll give some consideration to what cache should be my 1000th... and go for it tomorrow. Todays finds included

Tune In Turn On and Drop Out?
Mr Wizard
"Box Office"
Get Lucky
Not a Through Road
The Ice Box
Cave Junction History Lesson #2