Monday, September 02, 2013

State of Jefferson

On Thursday I took off for Reno. I attended the National Token Collectors annual show, but more on that some other time. My focus for the drive was to get the final 3 counties I needed for the State of Jefferson Counties Challenge

These were the caches I found

Kick The Can
2 JBs

The first 2 were on the way, but the third I had to drive about 8 miles out to. With those counties I should have all 19 needed to complete the challenge. Now we'll see how long it takes me to find the final.

Reno was surprisingly quiet for just before a holiday weekend. I've said before that Reno has really gone downhill since I first visited. There are still a lot of nice things about the place. Several casinos, lots of interesting restaurant choices (especially if you drive) and entertainment beyond casinos (like golf and museums.) Still it seems that people just aren't going there.

Took a trip out to Virginia City while I was there. It was fun to see a town pretty much as it was 100 years ago. The only thing that has changed are the shops. Where there was once gambling, booze and prostitutes now there are just gambling, booze and trinket shops... maybe some candy. The place is pretty much a giant tourist trap, but a fun visit.

Didn't bother with any geocaching in Nevada, but did find a couple on the way back

Bogard Cache
Rocky Ridge

The first at a rest area and the second at Subway Cave. Both of these I made the stop and decided to see if a cache was nearby. The cave was very interesting. I saw the sign for it driving down and stopped on the way back. If I had been seeking just caches this is the kind I'd like, but there were 700+ caches on my route pocket query making it almost imposable to pick out the ones that lead to interesting places.

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