Saturday, March 29, 2014
We've enjoyed fun days in Marietta. Today, our plan was to spend the day caching before heading to Wytheville. We should have made other plans. If you want to read about the failed Pioneer GeoTrail, the link will take you there. We were in town until we realized how bad the trail was. We saved the day with some fun caches in West Viginia.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Belmont was one of the shrinking lists of Ohio counties with zero finds. I needed to head south for a work meeting so we drove on Friday evening to spend the night in St. Clairsville. We had both wanted to visit Barkcamp State Park so this made a perfect trip for us. We started our morning searching for a few caches at memorial park in St. Clairsville.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I was meeting Ali and the dogs at Beartown Lakes to search for a multi cache. As I was driving, I realized the colors were at their peak locally. I kept hoping to reach Beartown before the sun started to dip. I was too late the higher arc of the sun lighting the trees, but we were able to enjoy a pleasant fall evening and a geocache.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
We headed south today to cache an old railroad grade. One the way we made a stop or two along the Allegheny River to hunt a couple caches and see if we could spot any migrating birds. We had no luck with the migrating birds. There wasn't much to see in fall colors either. This year more than most the colors appeared to be really varied in their intensity. While on the trail, Ali spotted some tall american chestnut trees. Most showed signs of blight, but some appeared to be blight-free. These trees are usually gone before they reach 20-25 feet so this was a nice treat. It's fall and time for us and the dogs to be dressed in safety orange. This is an out-and-back trail. While near the turn-around point, two hunters arrived to start scouting for deer. They were hunting with bows and didn't look all that serious in their adventure, but safety is always best. We were also able to fill-in another block for the fizzy challenge. We've not reached our last grid section to meet fizzy challenge requirements.
Friday, March 14, 2014
This was my second visit to Treman State Park. I had stopped by in early spring to hunt the geocache in the park. At that time most of the trails in the park were closed to keep visitors away from potential injuries on ice. This afternoon some of the trails were open, and the park was doing a brisk business with weekend arrival for fall camping. My hunt for the geocache ended about 350 feet from ground zero with two barricades blocking the small walkway over the stream. I was really happy that my visit and walk let me stop and visit the super waterfall in the park. Hopefully, I can make a return trip when the trails are open to hunt for the cache and explore more trails.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The days were shorter leaving minimum after-work caching time. For once I actually planed well with a solved sudoku puzzle a Cortland GeoTour near the nice stream below and a cache in the nearby state forest. It was a super evening to be out. For once I maximized the relaxation with a good plan.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Conawango River is a beautiful river that runs from New York's southern tier into Warren County where it joins with the Allegheny River to continue south. To the north the river is a quiet place to paddle. This was near a cache by one of the entry points by the New York-Pennsylvania border.