Monday, April 21, 2014
We enjoyed a walk along the Buckeye Trail for lunch. This was our first visit to this section of the trail. I had a great time despite the snow warning of the days to come.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
We knew one of our caches was missing so I decided to check a couple of the hides in South Chagrin. My first stop was at Old Field. I finished at Shadow Lake. It was a beautiful fall evening, and our caches were again ready for visitors.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
We spent the morning with some mostly unsuccessful cache hunts in West Virginia. The state seems like caching is either great or broken containers and missed finds. Today started with a broken container and didn't get much better. We were able to make two more finds in Noble County Ohio to bring out total in the county to eight. One of those included a hide at the 1914 Parrish Covered Bridge.
Hungry Mother State Park was our destination for the day. The snow of the day before was just a memory as we were hiking about 1000 feet lower with a summit of Molly's Knob at 3270 feet. We enjoyed a few caches near the water with blue skies and the leaves changing colors before hitting the woods. A few of the caches, including the one at Molly's Knob were missing, but the rest were nice hides and included a fun, lightly-found, multiple-stage projection multi.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
We started our day with a crisp morning in Wytheville. There was no hint of snow and lots of blue sky. There are two state parks close by on my trips to Salisbury, but too far off my travel path to stop for a visit when I am traveling alone. Since we had the weekend to make it back to Ohio, we were able to stop and explore. Our journey to Grayson Highland was pleasant with a few finds and some great views along the way. As we climbing toward the park, we started spotting vehicles with snow cover. By the time we reached the park, it was clear we would be hiking in snow. Snow or not, this is one beautiful park. The trails were outstanding, the views were grand, and there was good caching. After a week of sub-par caching in the Salisbury area, it was great to hit the trails and find some nice hides.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
I was in Salisbury for a corporate meeting and needed to also complete an audit after hours. With my work schedule, we didn't spend much time together, but were able to enjoy two trips to nearby Kannapolis for quiet dinners at the Sunshine Cafe. It is always good to return to an area and find a tasty restaurant is still in business, and it's a nice treat to enjoy a meal with Ali while I'm on the road. :-)
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
This was it. The day set aside to spend aroud Big Walker Mountain. There were caches, hiking, and a tower. Throw in a benchmark, some great views, and fall colors ro make a great day. Our day started with an unexpected hike along the AT. It was a super stretch starting with a waterfalls near the trail head. The woods moved from leaves changing colors to large stands of rhododenren and a few orchids. It was a good way to start the day.