Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day of 2011

Well its the last day of 2011. Its been an interesting year, and my slowest to date geocaching wise. Honestly I have lost some of the "fire" that geocaching use to spark in me. When I started you could find amazing places and cool caches. Today it seems you just find micros along the road where there is no place to park. I still like to cache in groups, events, finding a few on a road trip, and hiking to find good caches. I just don't do it as often...

Highlights for the year include:
My favorite caches of 2011 include:
Overall 2011 was still a fun year. Thank you to everyone who hid the caches I found this year. Maybe some of that spark will return in the new year. Hope to see you all out on the trail in 2012 and I hope the world doesn't end.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tom Pierce Trail

Decided I needed a few more caches today so I could hit the 2222 find milestone. Sadly I guess I only needed 6 and now sit at 2223. I swear it said 2215 last night. Anyway it doesn't matter I'd have to pass it up someday.

Just to bring up old times 2223 caches ties me with the famous Rooster- for finds. Of course he quit caching a long time ago.

Today's finds included

T.P. Starter
T. P. Trail #1
T. P. Trail #2
T. P. Trail #3
T. P. Trail #4
T. P. Trail #5

These were all on the newer Tom Pierce bike trail. Someday this should be the start of the greenway bike path all the way to Ashland. I just hope they finish it before I'm too old to ride on it.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hope all of you out there had a very Merry Christmas.

As I've done in the past I went out to find a geocache today. Just one this holiday. Probably could have squeezed in a couple more. Wasn't as cold today but it did sprinkle a little as we found it.

Reflections 1 

Depending on how cold it is tomorrow I might try to find a few.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

One more year

Well its very well know that the world will probably end December 21, 2012

So I compiled a small list of "Bucket List" caches

Bombsite Cache
Pyramid Rock 
Mt. Elijah Cache
3 Corners (SE Oregon Hatrick) 
Alice's Rabbit Hole
DR. Who. 
The Government Duck 
Ramblin' Rogue aka Whoopee Tyee! 
Five Bar
Hot Cache 

I'm sure there are many more. Like any of the ones needed for The Oregon History Challenge!. If anyone local thinks they would like to try completing this challenge let me know.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All slow on the geocache front

Its been rather cold around her for the last several weeks. Colder then usual I'd say, but dry and sunny for the most part. The sun might warm it up to the high 30's but that's about it. I have no problem with saying I am a fair weather geocacher.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night..."

Bull$#!^ the postal service can have it... all of that stops me from geocaching on most occasions :)

With that said I have not found anything but an event in several weeks. I'll find at least one cache on Christmas day to keep with tradition, but that might be the last for 2011. The event was the

Second Annual Holiday Pot Luck Extravaganza

Great to see everyone and talk about old times. I even won a couple of raffle prizes. Lots of good food too.

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year and after that the days will get longer. I'll soon have to write my summary of 2011. It might be a little shorter then past years with how slow I've been.