So this weekend we visited the ET highway, again! 🙂
I say ‘we’ because my wife went with me and did some driving.
On day one we arrived and set up the travel trailer in a convenient piece of BLM property. We did some caches but not a lot. I think we did more taking an evening walk than we did driving! 🙂
The next day we drove north and cached until we were too bored to continue. I did 208 caches, a new personal best! But boy was I tired. We took my 03 F-150 up and it’s a little bit of a climb up and down for every cache. I was pretty sore to tell you the truth.
But the remedy was some walking and the next day I did the alien head and afterwards drove north on the dirt road picking up as many caches as I could find.
Can I interject here? Don’t you just hate people who cheat? I constantly saw a particular name on the internet who claims to have found the caches just a week or so before me but his name was on NONE OF THEM. Oh sure, I know people roll the caches and he may have written in small letter on the back or whatever whatever whatever… he fucking lied. Bottom line. He’s from Canada, I emailed the little shit and he says he was in the area for weeks and found all of the ones he says he did. But truth is, I found a number of caches, especially as I got further away from the highway, that he claims to have logged yet the log had one name ONLY on a blank log because a previous finder (before the geolier) had replaced the logs… and the little lying fuck NEVER FOUND THE CACHE OR SIGNED THE LOG!
Yet he logged them online. 🙁
So where was I…. Oh yeah, on the final day I did a couple of dozen on the south side of the ET highway and started the spaceship but as you can see I didn’t get to finish it. Time was running out and we had to drive home that day. Also, while walking the spaceship, Penne and I met Kim and Al, the Orange Jeep from PA duo, and we talked for over half an hour. It was super great to meet them!
It was great time to be there in October. The weather was pleasantly warm but not hot. I think upper 70s and low 80s. One day was windy but the rest were great. The walking was OUTSTANDING and the driving was scenic. I found over 400 caches over the weekend and set a personal 1-day-best of over 200.
And like arnold says… I’ll be back!
…when you visit a LPC and there is no cache there?
….and you don’t have a spare container with?
All you want to do is shove a pill bottle in there and claim a find. Fact is, this is a win-win-win combination. Win: you get a find. Win: CO gets a cache fixed. Win: everyone else can find it too!
But if you don’t have a spare container? all you get is a dnf. ….
Ok, so most probably don’t call it the musical highway anymore. But it’s still a “power trail” of sorts.
And as a result there are lots of other caches and geoarts that have cropped up.
So anyway, I headed up to Cedar City UT last weekend to escape the heat and to grab some caches. It as a TOTAL SHOCK to me that someone had put the Utah 50 State Star series star along that route!
So of course I changed plans and made the grab for the whole star. WAhooooo!!!!!!! 🙂
Utah State Star!!!!!!!
Today for my birthday I hid a “Birthday Cache”. It’s an unknown cache and to find it you have to do something birthday’ish… like find it on your birthday or in your birthday suite or with some birthday cake… something silly like that. 🙂
After 3 trips to the area I was extremely fortunate to find my GPSr! I kept remembering little things… Oh, I had it here… Oh yeah, I didn’t use it for that cache… and eventually I had a good recollection of my path and I walked it closely and there it was!
It was just laying on the ground in a dry stream bed. Had to have just ‘slipped’ out of my pocket or something.
I’m sure glad I found it. Now breathe Scott, breathe….
damnit damnit damnit damnit I must have dropped it yesterday damnit damnit damnit. 🙁
WahooO! Me&Bucky put out some more caches along animation alley (SW corner of Las Vegas, off Blue Diamond). Some were puzzles that you had to watch an old original Disney animated cartoon and answer some questions in order to find the cache.
It was pretty cool, Tira helped me watch for the clues and I did the hunting. It was a beautiful day and Penne and I walked about 3 easy miles and picked up 10 FTFs!!!!
I needed a break from laundry and dishes and vacuuming and dusting and washing and oil changes and weed pulling and AAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
So I headed out towards ‘Nellis Fun”, a cache that I was FTDNF (First to ‘did not find’) on a few months ago. Back then I walked the half mile to the cache and failed… today I found a road and despite the “private road” and “no trespassing” sings, drove to the cache. I parked at the bottom of a hill and walked up just to stretch my legs and drink a beer.
This is how geocaching oughta’ be! 70 degrees, sunny, with a beer.
After that I found a pathetic excuse for a road and bounced quite a few miles out to “Well” and “Kiss Me”. It had been nearly 3 years since either cache was found and they looked lonely on the map. 🙂
After that I headed my jeep back towards the power line road and grabbed 3 more caches that hadn’t been found in over a year, since RRGEO and his jeep had visited them in 2/2013.
All-in-all… a great day! 🙂
So last weekend I walked 6+ miles to pick up a couple of caches north of town and I guess one of the guys that was there before me that morning dropped his own cache up there… So, I went back. 🙂
The route is at the bottom, but Penne and I walked a little over 7 miles today for one cache. Not the first time I’ve done that either. It was a great day in Las Vegas… it rained the day previous and so the ground was pretty firm and easy to walk on. There were scattered clouds and lots of sunshine, and the temperatures were in the 60’s.
On the way up to Sarah’s out of the way cache, we found an old wrecked car in a stream bed, and of course had to hide our own cache there. At first I thought it was an old Datsun but the more I looked and poked around on the Internet I have decided it was a 1975 Mercury Bobcat Station wagon. There is a picture of it down under the route. Link to my new cache, Bobcat.