Sunday, June 29, 2014
I don't remember which cache we were searching for on this moonlit night. I do remember neither the moonlight nor our flashlights helped us make the find on this cold evening. We didn't look for long, but wisely went back to our warm home.
Normally, we would have brought our cross-country skis today and covered a lot of territory at the arboretum. I still have very little stamina after being sick so we brought our snowshoes and enjoyed a relaxing walk through the frosted trees.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We don't go out in the boat very often. At one time Mogadore was one of my favorite destinations. It is quite deep for a reservoir in spots and always had good bass fishing. There are multiple caches on the islands, but the payback for the effort is never enough for us to head out in good weather. Since the winter had been horrendously cold, there was a thick layer of ice. It was time for us to walk on frozen water.
Monday, June 23, 2014
We were on our way to Warren and stopped at the State Game Lands near Pymatuning to look for eagles. Ali spotted an eagle, but I missed the picture. I was finally able to get at least a distant image of the timid, rough-legged hawk we spotted a few weeks prior.
The new Cleveland Metropark's geocaching policy has been in place for about two years, Besides a number of caches in the park for us to find, it has taken us to many new trails. Each time we think we have seen the last, a local cacher sends us to a new location. Today we explored a short trail which was new for us in Bedford Reservation.
Friday, June 20, 2014
I've lost count of the number of times I've been in the Minneapolis Airport when it's empty. This morning I was anticipating finally getting home.
Fog ice was still visiting the greater Spokane area so I decided to take the roads to the airport rather than the highway. I had a little time to spare and stopped for a couple caches. The ice made the rocks treacherous so I passed by a multi I was hoping to seek. Instead I settled for a quick find in a park and an early arrival at the airport.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
We hunt caches by businesses less and less frequently. I searched for a couple this evening just to get past cabin fever and to get a couple hours closer to going home. I found a small container near this old Chevy truck at one of the many Spokane coffee shops.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I learned a new term on this Spokane trip, fog ice. The person at the rental counter recognizes me by name because I travel here so often. The evening before, he had suggested I upgrade to a sport ute because there was fog ice in the area each evening. At 11 in the evening the ice had not yet formed. I sampled the fog ice on leaving my hotel this morning and when trying to take a brisk, morning walk along the Centennial Trail. With high humidity, night lows in the upper 20's, and day highs in the mid 30's, the weather was perfect for fog ice. The fog arrived in the evening and turned to a thin layer of ice on every exposed surface as the temperature dropped. By nine or ten the next morning it was gone. I gave up on the walk.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It was a bright day perfect for a walk on the Greenway Trail. We called the day early once Phineas started to look cold. We're still getting used to having a beagle again.
Monday, June 16, 2014
We stopped for a visit at a roadside stream with fishing access for a cache find. After that we made a small loop of caching at SGL272. The caches were hidden well so a little snow in the right places made for tough hunts.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
We started our afternoon finding a couple caches near corn fields at a game lands just east of Pymatuning. The gamelands is known to often be home to eagles so we were hoping for an early spotting. We had no luck with the eagles, but Ali spotted a new hawk (and I missed getting a picture).