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Sunday, January 30, 2011

29 January 2011 Lake Metroparks





Thursday, January 27, 2011

22 January 2011 Chapman State Park


Friday, January 21, 2011

21 January 2011 5 at 10


16 January 2011 Well Traveled Path


We went searching for a new multi in Rocky River Reservation. It was a very cold day, but there were a lot of people on the trails.

15 January 2011 Short Walk


It is Ali's turn to catch the nasty bug that has been around. We were both suffering from Cabin Fever so we opted for a short quiet walk.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

14 January 2011 5am



9 January 2011 Patterson Fruit Farm


Sunday, January 09, 2011

8 January 2011 My First 10,000 Step Day (of 2011)








I must be on the mend finally. I have been tracking my steps since Spring 2004. Being sick for the month of December after having H1N1 in March meant I had my worst step year since 2004. Since December was also my worst month ever for steps, it can only get better. It took me a week to log 10,000 steps in a day, but hopefully I'm back. I spent my time on the trails in North Chagrin. A walk up Foster's Run and down is about 600 feet elevation change over a 3-mile walk. Some walking at the top rounded out a nice afternoon of exercise. Now, if the cracked rib will heal, I can finally do some cross-country skiing.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2 January 2011 Lots of Water




We wanted to take advantage of the great blue sky and grab a few caches on the way to Ohio, but the warmer weather had left the trails really icy and the snow melt left a lot of areas flooded. This is a popular fishing spot near Corry and today seemed like a great day to grab the cache. We had actually crossed the bridge, turned around and come back before Ali noticed that half the road was under water/ice. Some days it is better to survive to cache another day.
1 January 2011 Getting Ready for Winterfest






Since I had been ill for over a month, we were out of time to locate the caches for the Winterfest Event. It was this weekend or... The day was brutal. The trails were almost all ice and the damp cold was biting. We had hoped to locate the hiding spots for eight event caches and hunt the Legacy of Conservation cache for a find. After about fifteen minutes of searching, we gave up on finding the DCNR cache and just counted down the number of remaining hiding spots.

I'm not sure what will happen with the Winterfest if it doesn't get really cold in a hurry. The lake is open water. The sledding hill is grass. The dog sled trails were melting ice. I'm certain I won't be walking across Chapman Lake on January 22.

Chapman Lake had an eerie beauty today with the fog. The fog got deeper as the day progressed. By the time we were done and ready to head for Subie, it was hard to see the mountains in the distance. On the way back we ran into Mr. we3jeepers on his way back to his Geomobile. He was down since there won't be ice fishing anytime soon. He commented that he had been on the ice fishing about two weeks prior. It's funny that we ran into him at Chapman last year too when we were plotting out the event caches.