Monday, October 7, 2002

Cache Art, Study in Camo IV

Whoo-hoo! I'm proud of myself! (Well, at least I'm not saying neener-neener-- just almost!) I guess I'm learning to think like a 'Bum! I walked right to this geocache! Now I see why this took so long in the Artist's workshop. Clever hide!

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Geocaching on our way home from Boise

McCall Series #3 (the river) - We took a detour around the lake just to get to this cache, and I'm so glad we did. The drive was just beautiful. The forests are beginning to show their fall colors. It was a sunny crisp day. Just gorgeous. We enjoyed getting out to stretch our legs and let the dog run.

River Ratt #1 - We were passing through Lewiston and wanted a quick and easy one to stretch our legs. I looked at that mountain of rocks and was afraid we would never find it, but then, of course, we did!

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Geocaching in southern Idaho

Pickled Cache - Great hiding spot! My brother who lives in the area was with us. This was his first Geocache.

Uncle Lane - This was our second find of the day. RacerDude had the GPS and was rummaging around in the bushes several feet away from the hiding spot. I walked right to it because it was hidden just exactly where I would have hidden it! Loved the spot!

Sittin' By the Dock o' the Bay - Great little hike, and looks like a good place to fish, too.

Lower Wilson Creek - Quite a drive in for our old van, and then quite a hike for our old out-of-shape selves! But, we made it! And it was worth it! Beautiful area!

Prehistoric Cartography - We had a cache to hide somewhere and leave for my brother to maintain, and he suggested Map Rock as a neat location. As I was thumbing through my print-outs, I told him that someone had beaten him to it! So, of course, we had to make a special point to find this one. Very interesting historical site!

MD's HideAway - We arrived at the parking lot and saw signs which said ALL PUBLIC ACCESS PROHIBITED... RacerDude thought we shouldn't attempt it because of that, but I thought maybe it would be okay if we went around the signs way off to the side. Dummy me! I should've listened to him! We got to the area where the GPS said the cache should be when all of sudden BigSister (age 9.5) let out a blood-curdling scream!!! She had been stung by a hornet. We rush to help her when LittleBit also started screaming. She had also been stung. We took off at a dead run for the van, but not without all four of us (and the dog!) getting multiple stings!!! (From 2 to 5 each.) OW! OW! OW! We literally had to fight the things off, and had the kids hide under blankets in the van while we chased away the hornets that had followed us to the van. That was our first experience with Attack Hornets! I have never seen insects be so aggressive before! We wondered if that was why the signs had been posted?

Bumpy Ride - Didn't find this one. Climbed all over the place, looking in all the nooks and crannies, but no luck.

Lake Lowell - We didn't find this one either. We spent way too much time looking for it! Too many hiding spots.

Old Scout Camp - Here is where we hid the geocache we brought along for my brother to maintain.