Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RIP Mr. Duckworth

Sad news today as former Trail Blazer Kevin Duckworth has passed away at the age of 44. Duck was one of my favorite players as a kid. He was money from 16 to 18 feet and other centers had to respect his shot this would pull shot blockers like Hakeem, Manute Bol, and Mark Eaton away from the basket. He was a two time All-Star and named the league's Most Improved Player in 1988. Besides being a good player he also seemed like a good person and I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet him.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Not clowning around

On Saturday DrDan and I went for the only 5/5 cache in the area Just Clowning Around . We were able to drive within .68 miles of the cache. That few tenths of a mile though were more or less straight down the hill. Going down was hard as we had to push our way through the underbrush while we slid down the steep slope. Anyone who has gone caching with me knows that I am not much for going downhill... I'm very cautious and slow, but I got there. We got down to the river and climbed the rock the cache was on. We didn't find much evidence of a cache, after confirming the old location with Tom Fuller I'm sure its gone. We replaced the cache with what we had and started the climb out. This is where the trip got worse for me as my legs were shot and started cramping up. I briefly considered the idea I might have to spend the night on the hill. With a lot of rest and water (thankfully I packed a lot) I was able to slowly work my way up the hill. It took me over twice as long to climb out as it did to come down. I forgot my camera on this trip, but Dan took this really nice picture upstream from the cache.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Events and stuff

My latest event blazerfan's Summer Geo-Bash went over pretty well. We had a good turnout of new and old cachers and even visitors from California. Got to test out the deck and my ability to grill. Overall it was a pretty good time. Maybe I'll think about it again next year.

Coming up next month is probably the most popular local event of the year the 5th. Annual Pizza By The Creekside. Iseek and Eyeseek2 always put out a bunch of new geocaches and the pizza in Wilderville is pretty good. For those coming from out of town this is by far the best event to attend.

Saturday, August 02, 2008