Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Found after nearly 6 years!

After last being logged 09/18/2005 my Travel Bug Mosquito Trap is on the move again. Found in the wilds of Canada... where it has been a complete mystery.

Of my original 4 travel bugs it is now the last. I hope it can move around a bit more now. Geocaching has changed a lot in the last 6 years...

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Decided it was about time to add some pictures from my trip to Denio and Fields. See my blog on Jun 25.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I went camping with the family this weekend. Took our usual trip to Waldo Lake. Found a few caches in the Union Creek area. Only looked for one at Waldo which I did not find. There are a lot around there, just not enough time to get them all. A couple of them are on small islands. Someday I'll come with a boat and time.

Then We went on a brief trip to Odell Lake and to Salt Creek Falls. Found a couple more caches and called it a trip

Caches for the trip were:
Road to Mill creek
Old Hat
Cachers Camp
Broken Tree
Old Ugly Snag
Mt. Mazama Viewpoint
Mt. Thielsen Wayside
Odell Troll
Afraid of Heights?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The story of a Cache

Its been almost 6 years since I hid my cache Haines Apple Tree. I hid it with SallyC just before Iseek's (once) annual Wilderville event.

When I first started geocaching this was the first place I wanted to hide a cache. My grandpa had shown me this location years ago and its the kind of out of the way historical item that makes geocaching so much fun at times. However at the time it was already the location of a virtual called They Didn't See it Coming. J-Freaks who hid that cache had quit the hobby by the time I started. I spent a lot of time looking for a few of their missing caches. One of these caches was called Over the River and Thru the Woods. It was a multi cache and after confirming the final was gone I collected the first two stages which were mint tins. I used one of these tins for this cache after the virtual was archived.

Despite a recent DNF it is still there pretty much in the same spot SallyC and I left it. The marker itself is a bit crooked and the site is as overgrown as ever. Without giving away the details the apple tree itself is generally considered the second oldest in Oregon being planted somewhere around 1852-54... and it still has apples...