Saturday, August 16, 2008

19 July 2008 Still in Jefferson

We stayed in Brookville while we were in Jefferson County. We had a great time. I had passed through the town before but never stopped. It was pleasant. It was a great place to walk. By Saturday morning, we were also pretty certain we wouldn’t finish Jefferson on day 2. Since we had a last chance on Sunday to finish the remaining cache(s), we decided to relax and stopped in town for breakfast. We stopped at a small bakery in town and ate breakfast at one of the sidewalk tables. After breakfast, we hunted a few waymarks and benchmarks then we were on our way.

The day started great. We found our first AGT cache at a nice rock formation. The backside of the rock formation was interesting since the rocks were quite loose. It’s the first time I have been in a formation like this where the rocks, big and small were tippy and moved. After the cache we headed for an alternate waypoint, a suspension bridge. The bridge was awesome. It was about 40 feet over a deep stream and swung and pitched. Wow! It was a highlight of the week. Do you ever think when I am misbehaving on a suspension bridge that Ali realizes she married an overgrown kid? ;-) This trail was also filled with lots of bee balm. All week we had seen a lot of it in the woods. In this SGL there were stands of it.

The caches in Jefferson were relentless. At least two were 6-mile walks. We ended the day with nine finds including six AGT caches. By the end of the day, I was putting one foot in front of the other. When we grabbed our last for the day we dropped on a rock by the gorgeous little Toby Creek and enjoyed a quiet sunset. It had been a great week, but we both knew tomorrow it would be time to return home. We made a celebratory stop at a nice ice cream stand and prepared for the last killer Jefferson AGT.

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