Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Day of 2009

Another year has come and gone. Time flies when you are having fun... and even when you aren't. Its been an up and down year for geocaching, but a fun one none the less.

Highlights for the year include:
  • Hid just one cache
  • Reached the 1700 and 1800 find milestones
  • Tied my all time high of 53 finds 01/19/09
  • Had 43 finds 04/04/09
  • had 38 finds 10/24/09
Some of my favorite caches of 2009 include:
Thank you to all of you who have hidden the caches found this year. Happy New Year and I hope to see you all out on the trail in 2010!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Is the year over?

It is just about time to do my end of the year write up. My geocaching this year has been spotty at best. Despite setting a lot of all time lows including Zero finds in July my total for the year was better then 2006 or 2007. That was mainly because of a handful of really big days including a tie for my all time high of 53 in a day.

I hope 2010 will bring a return of enthusiasm for the game. I have been itching to get out and find a few caches, but the winter weather and work have kept me in. As I stated before except for group find days when we are after numbers I plan to be picky and only seek out better caches... that should mean putting in a few extra driving miles and doing a lot more hiking.

The only real hike to a cache I did this year was to Nugget Butte with DaveyDude. The hike almost killed me, but I had forgotten how much I enjoy having to put effort into a cache. I'm not talking effort in finding it... I'm talking effort in getting there. Finding a well camoed micro in town might be a challenge, but its the physical challenge that I crave. Again this is not to an extreme... I won't be buying any climbing gear or risking my life... I'll stick to the trails.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

As is tradition I went out for a few Christmas Caches today. These were today's finds

Reserved for Doogie Howser, M.D.
ATM Tree
Alternate Entrance

I also tested out my new video cam. Here is a short and badly executed video of one of our finds.

Monday, December 14, 2009

December thoughts

It has been a slow time geocaching for me. I've been at it for almost 7 years now and I have always gone at my own speed. I think it would be easy to get burned out. Once upon a time very few caches bothered me... today I have more and more of a dislike for certain caches. Caches that are hard to find... in residential places... micros in the woods.

This next year I plan to be much more selective. I might go out for numbers with a group, but any caches I do on my own will be those that I think will be better then average. I purchased a new video camera and I plan to document these better caches on this site. I also plan to archive some of my old caches and really focus on hiding a few new quality caches. I've talked about it before... somehow I feel that this time it either happens or I join Lazyboy on the old retired cachers list.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy turkey day everyone

Monday, November 02, 2009


Found my first cache of November

ABC Challenge

This challenge required you to find a cache starting with each letter of the alphabet. It took me a while to collect all 26. Q, X, and Z are not super popular. Eventually all of them popped up in the local area for me to find. The final is in Albany. I was up there visiting my friend Dave and going to the Oregon State game. Made for a good excuse to stop for the cache.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


On this day 3 years ago SallyC and I completed the Oregon DeLorme Challenge.

My how time flies. That was a lot of fun. Perhaps I need to find a new challenge cache to make things interesting again.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Finds by date

I was reading popop's blog today and say his post for a new challenge cache.

Days of the Year Challenge

Mike had nearly 90% I only have 64%... at least I do have a February 29 so I won't have to wait till 2012, but with the way I do things it will probably take even longer then that. I do have enough local caches saved up that I could potentially complete this, but the soonest would be October 2, 2010. Here is my chart.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Another challenge complete

So I went and found a few caches today

one more
Z Trail
Very Near By

The first 4 were all in Cathedral Hills. There are a ton more there for me to find, but I went with my sister and her little dog and didn't want to drag them over every trail. I'll probably make multiple trips to get the rest. Teel is near where my parents live and is actually in the exact spot my sister had a cache hidden before. I decided to grab Very Near By later in the day so that I could complete the ABC Challenge. To complete this challenge you need to have found a cache whose name begins with each letter of the alphabet. V was my last letter. There are lots of caches around and I could have completed it a long time ago, but I was taking my time. Now I just need to get up to Albany to log the final. I have tickets for an OSU game Oct 31 so I'll probably be able to grab it then, but I might make it up there sooner.

Speaking of challenge caches I need to get over to Bend and log CCIO someday. I probably hold some sort of record for the longest time between completion and logging of a challenge cache.

Friday, October 02, 2009

October cache

Well it didn't take me long to get my first October cache. I made the short walk from my house to pick up

I Care & Eye Care 2

I might go and find a few caches this weekend. Cathedral Hills has a bunch that I haven't found. Maybe I'll get back into the groove of things faster then I expected... or maybe the rain will start sooner then expected and I won't find any... who knows.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I only found 2 caches this month... one was an event... and the other I didn't have my GPS.

6th Annual Pizza by the Creekside
Under Cover

I briefly looked for another well hidden cache, but I didn't spend much time at it.

Work has kept me very busy, but I have had the time to go geocaching... just not the desire. I won't blame it on the hides in the area. While I don't particularly like some of what I am seeing there are still plenty of good caches to be found. Perhaps after a bit more time off I will come back more enthusiastic then ever.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Coastal Caches

On Saturday I took off to the coast with my family. We stopped in Brookings for lunch after a short stop at the Lucky 7 Casino. I lost $20 but I got a cool water bottle. Anyway I also found a handful of caches. These were my finds for the day

Do the Woods?
Holliday Inn Travel bug Hotel
Welcome to Brookings
Boat Launch

Monday, August 17, 2009


So DirecTV is pretty sneaky sometimes. They offer you free stuff and then if you don't cancel it they start charging you. Last year I got NFL ticket free. I didn't really watch it a lot and some of the games I did want to watch were blacked out... and the HD package cost more.

Well this year I am getting charged for it so I called to cancel. Instead they offered me a free upgrade to the HD pack and $10 off a month. Personally I'm not really sure it is worth it still, but now that I can get them in HD maybe I'll watch it more.

As for college football I am unsure if my Beavs will be any good. I have tickets to see them on Halloween (what a great day to wear orange) against UCLA.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A few caches

Today was a caching event in Selma

Walk in the Country Folks

I was unsure if I would attend or not. Its a long way out there and I am lazy... but in the end I decided to take the opportunity to find a few caches. With the event I ended up with 10. These were the caches for the day.

Drone Whole
Josiah Smokeater
Happy 150th Oregon from the Troll
Haze or Hays
Happy 150th birthday Oregon
Fairly Good Sized Pine
Many trunks
Rock Over

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Birthday caches

So yesterday was my birthday. I haven't found a cache on my birthday every year since I started caching but sometimes I make the effort. Since I hadn't found a cache in so long I decided to take the opportunity. These where the finds for the day

High and Dry
General Polycrates

The first two were pretty easy. The third one was sneaky, but the coords were good. Its a neighborhood cache which I don't usually like hunting for... but it wasn't just dropped in a random neighborhood to leave neighbors wondering just what the hell you are doing... and that makes a big difference. I probably looked for 3 minutes so that wasn't too bad.

Monday, August 03, 2009

What happened to July?

Somehow I managed to go a whole month without finding a cache. The hot weather and working weekends contributed.

I went to Las Vegas on the 24th through the 27th. It was my first trip to Vegas without finding a cache. I still have a few virtuals to find (but none on the main part of the strip) and there are some micros along the strip (if I want to venture into dark parking garages). I did go downtown and was right on top of a virtual there, but didn't have my gps to figure out what I needed info from.

I'll find a cache today to end my no caching streak.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Totally not geocaching related

Every few years in Las Vegas they blow up a perfectly good casino and they build a new one on the top of it. It doesn't matter if they built it 10 years ago... if Elvis got married there... if its the oldest building left on the strip. There is nothing that will stop the progress (except the economy I guess.)

The internet is the same way. The old is occasionally imploded to make way for the new. Recently I got an email saying that Yahoo was going to close GeoCities. For those of you who don't know, GeoCities was a site where you could build a free webpage. I built a webpage there on July 17, 1997. It is still there, but I gave up on editing it long ago. Sometime in October it will be gone forever. At its peak GeoCities was the 3rd most visited site on the web, full of communities of personal webpages. It could have been the myspace or facebook of the day with the right vision. As it was many people like myself built simple websites and enjoyed their small place on the web.

So the old internet is disapearing.... making way for the new.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Off the top 100

With my lack of caching recently I have fallen off the list of the top 100 geocachers in Oregon. I am now ranked #101.

A couple really good cache outings will get me back up on the list, but I wouldn't be safe for too long. Too many cachers with more spare time to get big numbers. I guess it was inevitable that I'd be kicked off the list.

I'll see if I can't work my way back up the list this weekend... even if its just temporary.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I sure hear a lot of pops and bangs outside. I'm pretty sure 65% of them aren't legal.... hehe.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Backlog - May 10

This is my last backlog for a while. These events happened on May 10th... Mother's day.

My Dad told us about this waterfall he found while out quad riding so it was decided we'd have a picnic out there for Mother's Day. I decided it would be a good opportunity to hide a cache. The waterfall was nice and I found a good spot for a cache. I looked up the name of the creek... Little Craggy... so I called it Little Craggy Falls.

Later we went out to Applegate lake and decided to make the short hike out to the Bigfoot Trap. We found the following caches.

Bigfoot Cache Revisited
Collings Mtn. Trailhead

I also had a DNF on I B Lichen it! which was latter revised

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Backlog - May 2

I was being pretty lazy in may it appears. Found very few caches and I made even fewer blog entries. So we'll take the "wayback" machine all the way to May 2.

I was in Las Vegas again and it just happend to be the weekend of a flash mob event happening right on the strip WWFM V (Las Vegas) - Pirate's Booty. The idea was to stay away from Ground zero and try to blend in... then when the signal is given all group together. You weren't suppose to mingle with anyone till they made the call. I spotted a few cachers I had met previously on my trips and tried to stay away. I did say hi to a pair of cachers from Arizona as I walked to GZ... he asked how I knew he was a geocacher... I told him because of his geocaching t-shirt... hahaha. So we all grouped together and took some pictures. People on the strip looked at us like we were crazy. It was all good fun.

Just before the event I had stop to get a virtual cache

"The Presidential Suite"

A bit of interesting Las Vegas history.

I am currently reading two books about Las Vegas. Inside Las Vegas by Mario Puzo and The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid. One of these days I might even finish them.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Backlog - June 7

For this backlog we go all the way back to June 7th. My Dad was off on a fishing trip so my Mom and Sister hatched this idea of going to Reno. I decided to tag along... when do I ever pass up an opportunity to visit casinos?

On the way there I found a few caches including #1800

Shasta Vista
Big Sign 89
Goat Fire
Don't Bug Me
Welcome to Nevada (or California)
Cinema Nevada

The last cache on the list was a puzzle that I found on accident.

This was my second trip to Reno. As an older and more experienced gambler it was a totally different experience then the last trip. Last time I was there the machines dropped coin, but all I saw this time were new modern machines that took bills. That was disapointing.

Monday, June 29, 2009

What! me geocaching?

Friday night I got a call from Daveydude. I think he had called everyone else and was desperate for someone to go with him. Reluctantly I agreed to go geocaching the next morning at 7am!!!

So the next morning I got my lazy ass out of bed went down to McD's for a sausage egg biscuit... with cheese. Just something to sit in my gut a while and remind me why I sleep in on Saturdays. They are oh so tasty though. So I met up with Dave and we took his new geo-rig up Spencer creek.

There are a few new caches out there and only one of the old... boxerlover's Tie One On. Dave posted a DNF and the Boxer's archived it. It is probably there someplace, but it is very overgrown. I got a pretty good cut across my shin pushing my way through the brush and downed trees on the old road. We also made a mistake of splitting up... I took the old road and Dave cut up the hill. Then I heard him yell something I thought sounded like "I found it" so I sat around and waited... after waiting a while I thought he might have cut through the woods back to the car so I went back and he wasn't there... so I went back down the old road and started yelling for him. Eventually he yelled back and I learned he had been searching that whole time and hadn't found it. By that time we were both beat up and needed to look for easier caches.

We found 6 on the day... mostly easy enough

Mossy Waterfall
Hounds Rockpile
Nice park job honey.
Yo Adriene.
Wind in the trees

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Trail Blazers

No Geocaching for me this weekend. I did however get to meet 2 Trail Blazer dancers and Clyde Drexler this weekend at seperate events. The blazer dancers were signing posters at NAPA Autoparts on Friday. My coworker heard about it on the radio and told me to go down there so I did. They were very nice and posed for a couple of pictures and signed a poster.

Clyde was signing autographs at Lee's Mini Storage on Saturday. I guess the owner is a long time blazer fan himself and met Clyde when they traveled to the Basketball HOF to see Clyde inducted. The owner of this place had a lot of signed Drexler items in his office. So I don't know how he convinced Clyde to come down and sign autographs but I was glad he did. I waited in line for 4 hours. I had him sign a poster, and I took this picture of him signing a basketball.

Monday, June 15, 2009

An old cache

I have been neglecting my blog for too long. I can't believe I skipped a whole month. In the next few days I will backlog the events of the last month.

This weekend I went to Albany to visit. I didn't even take my GPS. I just haven't felt like geocaching lately, but I hope to get out a bit more in the next few weeks before the really hot weather strikes.

I did manage to find one cache. A webcam

Smile Your'e on Candid Camera II

I have been all but ignoring this cache for 6 years. I have driven by this one so many times. This day I just decided to stop and make the call.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An interesting event

This Friday I am off to Las Vegas again. I decided not to pursue any geocaching adventures this time, but I'll take my GPS and maybe find a cache or two if I feel like it.

One cache I did notice was this event

WWFM V (Las Vegas)- Pirate's Booty

It is a flash mob event... the idea is to hang out and look like an average tourist and then all at once come together in a big group. I've never seen such a thing, but it is popular in some areas. Since I will be in town I'll probably try to attend. Depends on if I can wake up that early.

There are several caches along the strip. The main cache I have yet to get is the Welcome to Las Vegas sign virtual... there is also a regular cache there now... two caches in one stop. We are always either in a hurry going in or too tired on the way out to stop. If I went there with other geocachers it would be different. Maybe someone at the event will take the time to go with me.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

March of Dimes

Today was the big March of Dimes walk. Our team raised nearly $6000 and I raised $742. As it turned out I was not the #1 fund raiser on the team. I was beat in the last week by my coworker Megan. Her daughter was born 10 weeks early and is the reason many of us at the bank have adopted March of Dimes. Looking at her today you could never tell.

I was pleasantly surprised at the generosity of some people. I hope I wasn't too pushy... if so maybe I'll try new tactics for next year.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Check this out

With this service you can get hints and log finds by text from your phone. Some of you might already know about this but it was all new to me.

Check out this link for details on how to set it up. It was really easy.

I already had it send me a hint (very fast) maybe this weekend after the March of Dimes walk I can try it out in the field. I have been to a lot of caches where this would never work, but for around town it looks like a nice feature.

I am still collecting funds for March of Dimes. It is not too late to donate

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Two sunny spring days

Today and yesterday were both very nice spring days. A good chance to get out and find those caches I had been saving up. It feels good to walk around without a coat. My legs are sore and my neck feels slightly sunburned, but it is a good feeling.

Despite the good weather today and yesterday are completely different as far as geocaching goes. Yesterday I found 43 caches, mostly drive up micros. Today I found 2 caches after hiking up a steep mountain road. It just goes to show that there are caches of all kinds... you can look for whatever you want.

So yesterday I woke up and looked out my window. It was already sunny and warming up. I looked at the caches I needed in the area and I called up Uncle Duck, I knew he would be up to going along even though he had all but two of them. We covered the north part of Grants Pass, up to Hugo, and then back. I needed 56 caches to reach 1800 finds and that was a very reachable number, but I got tired and decided to call it a day. I didn't count as I went along, but in the end I had 43. These were the finds

City Folk
What Street #3
Ogle again
Healing Help
Old Airport
New Nano
Traffic Watch
Stick in the Mud
Coordinate Setting 101
What Street # 4
Sparrow 2 The Saga Continues
Pin Up ( Or Hubba Hubba)
Quick and Easy
Buck Brush 2 "More Bang For Your Buck"
Dead Antlers
Clip Job
Patrolled or Paroled?
Power to the People
"Duck" Laid an Egg
R U Tired of Caching
I Luv I-5
Sticks and Potholes
Uno Again?
Holy Moley
Get after it time's a flying
Hole in None
Future Park
Everyday Goodness
Wagner Meadows

Today I woke up and looked out the window at another nice sunny day. I was just looking at caches when I got a phone call. It was Daveydude asking if I had seen a pair of new geocaches in Gold Hill from the Lost Patrol. To be honest I had not noticed them yet. I don't often look for new caches. These two caches were up Nugget Butte on the North side of Gold Hill. I met Dave at the post office downtown and I stopped at the market for lunch to pack up with me (some very healthy corn dogs, but despite Dave's claims no soda for me). We took the hike slow, and stopped often. As the first good hike of the spring I was winded quickly. The first cache Not There Yet was near the top at a set of towers. A half mile beyond Nugget Butte was a pretty easy hike after making it up that far. The road is steap in places, but these caches are easily reachable if you take your time. On the way back down we exchanged a few stories of caches past and decided to call it a day.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Backlog - March 28

I'm not sure why I can't seem to remember to do same day blogs anymore. Oh well the events in this blog happened on March 28 which was the day of the big pizza event Arthur's Round Table. Our Southern Oregon events are getting larger. We completley filled the back room much like we did at Tubby's the month before. Perhaps as the weather gets nicer we will have a couple of events outside in a park somewhere. I probably won't do another back yard BBQ event this year... just too many people for my yard and deck to handle.

Just before the event I pulled up on a crew finding Pizza Power which I promptly took from them and signed.

After the event Kelly showed us some of his new caches and I found a couple more with GlenMart. These included

Pucker up!!
Where Is Ashley?

After finding those I decided to go over to the library and find

Free Wifi 2
Oregon Reads -- Medford area

Free Wifi 2 is an old Lazyboy cache from the days before his break from caching. I'm not sure why I hadn't found it yet. Very easy. The Oregon Reads cache is a very odd one. They put out a series of these in Jackson county as events since they were suppose to be temporary. Now they are regular caches, but the coords of this one were off by nearly a tenth of a mile. Since most libraries in the county already have a cache nearby I think they might have spoofed the coords to get them approved. That is just a guess because the coords were just not close.

I finished the day by finding a couple in the parking lot of the rogue valley mall


Thursday, March 26, 2009

6 years ago today

March 26, 2003 I found my first geocache

State quarter cache

I had no GPS and no clue what I was getting myself into. That little film canister with a couple of quarters and a wadded up peice of paper would lead to hundreds of adventures. It might not have been the most exciting cache by todays standards, but there was something about the hunt... and that moment of finding it... I was hooked.

Little did I know that 6 years later I'd still be having fun at it. I have a website and blog devoted to the hobby, and many new friends some of which I only know by their odd nicknames.

I have found 114 caches so far this year which puts me well on pace to shatter my previous record of 321 in a year. Last year I set my second highest mark with 309. So despite seeming to slow down I am finding as many as ever.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

No whining... the controversy

As of late there has been some talk about a new cache in the area


I've had conversations with a few geocachers about this one. I also declined the opportunity to search for it earlier in the week. Lets face it... I'll probably never get around to it. The cache started with 12 DNFs. That is about 10 more then it takes to be on my list to skip, but not everyone is as smart as me.

The problem with a difficult cache is that the area gets torn up by everyone that looks. Rocks get thrown about, moss gets stripped from trees, sticks and leaves get moved around until only bare dirt remains... and on and on. No single geocacher is usually to blame for this, it just gets a little worse on each visit. A standard geocache in a natural setting has an impact, but the difficulty amplifies that impact. The difficulty of a cache should take into account the environment that it is hidden in.

With that said I haven't actually looked at the area... or for the cache. There are plenty of caches around to find so I probably never will.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Central Oregon Run

Yesterday was my Parent's 40th wedding anneversary. They decided to celebrate by us all going to dinner at the Cowboy Dinner Tree near Silver Lake, OR. On the way over I picked out a few caches to find... and we had plenty of time to search for them all. I had 9 lined up and only 1 was too snowed in to search for. These were my finds

Crystal - an old virtual at the Crystal Springs rest stop towards Ft. Klamath. It would be easy to hide a traditional cache in this area, which is probably why virtuals eventually grew out of favor. There was a lot of snow here so I suppose a virtual might be the best year round option.

Going to School - This is a cache Lazyboy would be proud of. Despite it being easy I still had to climb over some snow.

Do You Feel Lucky? - a fun cache near the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino

TIMBERRR!!! - Oregon History Lesson #17 - In an old logging museum right off Hwy 97

El Fuego - just off Hwy 97

Beef ? No. - A nice break on the road to Silver Lake.

STUMP ROCK 49 - A five month old cache that was still waiting for a finder. Nearly 100 miles as the crow flies from my house and I was the FTF.

State Plates - Probably the easiest logscaler cache you will ever find. I left my GPS sitting by the cache and had to go back for it a few hours later. I didn't worry much about someone picking it up as its pretty quiete out there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More March of Dimes

I had initially set my goal for March of Dimes to $500 and I achieved it. However I reached it with the generous help of many people I had never met... while many of my friends and family have yet to donate... so it would seem that I have more fundraising potential. After talking with my coworkers I have decided to raise my goal.

If you haven't already please click on the link and make a donation. Your money will help prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality

Monday, February 23, 2009

Backlog - February 7

In today's backlog of geocaching events past I was in Las Vegas. At the Weekend Before the Super Bowl Pizza Fest Lost Patrol had given me a group of wooden nickels that he has found in different places. Included in that was a small geocoin that wanted to go to Las Vegas. On this trip I hadn't planned to do much geocaching besides maybe a virtual, but now I had to find one big enough to hold this coin. My choice was

A Kiwi Connection - Las Vegas

It was an easy enough cache to find just off the north end of the strip near the Wynn casino. I got around to it early and the weather was clear, by the time I reached the cache though it had started to rain. It rained on my hard as I walked back. I was soaked and could ring water from my jacket. When I got back to my room I had to dry my shoes with the hair dryer. Overall it was a fun weekend and I ended up winning money... which I promptly spent.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Backlog - February 14-15

I have been neglecting my blog again... I've been sick with the flu the last couple of days so I haven't even thought much about geocaching. Since I am back to work and almost feeling better I thought I'd start with a backlog of caches from the weekend of the 14th.

So the weekend was the Go Coastal-Wintertime Fun-1 # 3 event. This event is one of the biggest in the state and they have a lot of sponsor give aways. We take up a large portion of a Chinese buffet restaurant. I had planned to maybe take off Friday and go with Duck and Kelly to spend a couple extra days over there searching for caches. I had a hard time getting the day off work so I decided not to go. Later I got a call from Daveydude he wanted to go over Saturday and stay till Sunday and that worked out well.

Dave and I cleaned up the area before and after the event. The event its self was a lot of fun... good food and good people.

The weather was so nice that Daveydude and I walked all over town picking up all sorts of caches... just an hour or so later it unleashed a big rainstorm. Otherwise it was sunny most of the weekend. These were my finds before the event.

Cache Across America - Oregon
Rock My World!
in the middle
summer wild flowers
Our Dearly Departed
Captanrdr's Grassy Knoll
Drive-in Theater Myrtle Lane
Does Any Body Really Know What Time It Is?
one nation under God
Jade's Rescue Me
Dancin' for Cache
Courtesy Cache

These were the finds after the event

Lab Cache
Ariolimax Columbianus
Stumped at the park
Another Bay Area Welcome
Poisson's Inspiration
Hey Myrtle!
Marshfield Softball
Is It an Ash or Is It an Oak?
What a tub of a tug
One Watershed, Many Needs
Bad Duck's Evil Cache #1
Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
E.T., Your Mama Wants You
Defending Hog Heaven
Even the View is a Winner!

And on Sunday we found these caches

Don't 'B' nervous
Mutt and Jeff
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Captanrdr's "Daveydude Special"
In the Woods at Empire Lakes
Pick Me! Pick Me!
'The World Is Our Playing Field'
Play Time
Red Dyke
Guard The Post Libby
river bend

Thursday, January 22, 2009

March of Dimes

I've got 3 months to raise money for the annual March of Babies. More or less I got tricked into it last year by my coworkers for my "health" since they were walking. I didn't know much about it at the time besides that you walk 6 miles. The only money I raised was what I donated, and our team was one of the lowest fundraisers. This year we have all vowed to pick up the pace on asking for donations. The cause is a good one so if you want to help out visit my web page

Don't worry I'll remind you all again before its over and I added a statbar to the lower right side of the blog.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Almost to Butte Falls

So I got a call on Sunday from my Uncle Duck asking if I wanted to go geocaching on Monday. Since it was MLK day I had the time off and it sounded like a good plan. We decided to head up to Butte Falls to get all the caches we passed on the way up to the Cache Machine on Friday. We started caching in Gold Hill and worked our way up towards Butte Falls. We never reached the city limits (ie the cattle guard) as we had too many others to find. We stopped at LazyBoy's house and he convinced us we could find another half dozen in the dark. I was convinced we had about 40 finds, but in the end I had 53 which tied my all time high. If I had known I was so close to the record I might have stopped for one more. These were the finds for the day

Lovey Dovey
Dardanelles II
Tribute Cache
Water Works
Dowden Falls
Broken Arrow
Creeky Cache
234 Gold
All you get for Christmas
Christmas Coal
Most Photographed Building in Oregon?
Miss Muffet
This Way To Butte Falls
Gravel, Gravel
A guard rail on the way to Butte Falls
Hey It's A Bus Stop On The Way To Butte Falls!
Nether-Nether Land
Bus Stop on the Way To Butte Falls
I'm Getting Closer To Butte Falls
Bovine Escalator
two of spade
What is Cobleigh?
It's A Stump On The Way To Butte Falls
Water For Residents Only
On Obenchain
Come and get me,Lazyboy!
Fork In The Road
Warty's Butte Falls Bus Stop
Crowing About Things
B- F- L
Hot Dog LazyBoy's Back!
The Long,Long Log
The Legend of Lazyboy
The PIERCE Ransh

Friday, January 16, 2009

First cache of 2009

Automated Cache Machine redux

I was a bit bored at work and decided to look at LazyBoy's blog. Not 15 minutes before he had posted about reactivated the old Cache Machine. The new cache had not even been approved yet. I called Uncle Duck and asked if he'd like to go and find it again. I lefty work early and then took off for Butte Falls. We were First to Find and enjoyed chatting with Al and Jill for a while.

It might have been the only cache of the day, but it was a fun one.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 off with a bang

So my first post of 2009. I suppose this is the first post because nothing has happened so far this year. I haven't gone caching or done anything else even remotely exciting.

I did book another weekend trip to Las Vegas. February 6-9. I'm still undecided as to if I'll seek out another geocaching group like my last couple of visits. I'll probably just look for a couple of virtual caches I have yet to find.

I might find some caches this weekend if the weather is good. Its a 3 day weekend so hopefully one of those days will be nice.