Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rogue River Greenway

Last weekend I tested my new GPS out on

Grants Pass Photo Cache

It was a fun walk around town. Also a good chance to test out the GPS with multiple waypoints of sorts.

Today I decided to try some newer caches along the Greenway from Rogue River to Valley of the Rogue state park. It was a great day for a bike ride and the path is now paved to just past the rest area. My finds for the day were

"DANAGER" a Turner Cache
Don't look down yer nose,to find this one!
Many Trunks

The GPS works great I just have to get use to the menu. Was great to have the hints and logs available at my fingertips. Took a few pictures (Go milepost 1 1/4!)


Saturday, October 15, 2011


Today I got a new Garmin eTrex 20 GPS. I've been wanting one with paperless geocaching for a while. The new Garmin eTrex line offered paperless caching at a more affordable price. Plus it can track GLONASS satellites giving you even more accuracy... and it is fast to get its position. Tomorrow I'll try and find a cache with it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Oregon DeLorme Challenge

5 years ago today SallyC and I completed the Oregon DeLorme Challenge. It still ranks as the top accomplishment of my geocaching career. Days of big numbers can't compare to those 77 caches.

I'm a big fan of challenge caches and feel they should have there own icon. Though personally I find it hard to compare say the ABC Challenge to those like the DeLorme or CCIO. I guess just like caches there is a challenge for everybody.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I want to visit Japan!

So I just read this story about the Japan Tourism Agency's plan to give away 10,000 round trip tickets to promote a return of tourists to Japan. The catch you ask? You have to publicize your trip on blogs and social media sites. I have no problem with that... I'll gladly go to Japan and play tourist. Maybe I could find some geocaches over there. Take pictures of all the monuments. Eat at interesting restaurants. I'd gladly blog about it, tweet about it and facebook about it.