The plan for this afternoon, after I had done some applying and job hunting in the morning, was to go get a cache. But because I took my time with some of the job things, two of us kind of rushed into action.I didn’t load my GPS, figuring I could do it on the spot after getting info from my phone.
The first stop was to the local bike shop because something was off with my rear wheel. I had taken it in to get tuned up a week or so ago and the rear wheel was rubbing the brake. I brought it in and they did some quick adjusting of the spokes and I was good to go. I’m thankful about that, too, as I hadn’t messed with it and am glad I didn’t.
A couple other errands needed to be done as well and it ended up with Brent purchasing a bike. That was going to make it a lot easier for us to do the distance needed to get two caches — a multi I have and one neither of us have.
Off we went to the spot where we needed to park. My phone app with the Geocaching info wasn’t working, so Brent used his. He gave me the coordinates and something seemed off. The cache was only .13 of a mile away. That should have been the light to go off. Instead, I thought nothing of it.
See, I knew the ratings for this cache. I also knew that not many people had done it because it’s a big hike. But .13 of a mile from a spot you can park? Many people would have done it.
So we did the multi puzzle so Brent could get it. It was fun doing it again. Then we headed back to the car, stopping off at an old, run-down and abandoned house to explore a bit. (That likely be tomorrow’s blog post as I have some cool photos).
We then headed back to where the cache was supposed to be.
Turns out it was one across the highway in another park. This was a cache Brent didn’t have. So we find it. Guess what? The cache is a mile back on the trails. It was getting dark, I was tired and hungry and didn’t want to turn around and head back.
No find for me today.
So, while it’s disappointing that I didn’t end up with a find, I got out for a good haul on the bike for the second straight day. It felt good. I had to walk it a few times (even though it’s a mountain bike, there were certain parts I wasn’t comfortable riding on… not yet anyway!), but overall it was nice. Plus, it gives us a reason to bike back here again to make this find. And explore a little more. I’d like to bring my tripod with me as there’s a cool view of the Southside Dam from the trail, so that would be a cool photo, I think.
I’ll look forward to getting on the bike again, though Mother Nature seems to really want to mess with us. Apparently, our area could get upwards of 3-8 inches of snow late Thursday night into Friday. It’s odd how the storm is tracking, however, so we’ll see. I’m hoping to head to Albany to play in the disc golf league Thursday — maybe beating the story — but I’ll have to see how it all tracks. Damn this snow. Enough!
Anyway, maybe there will be some caches and discs being thrown in my future. We’ll see!
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