geocaching

Snowshoe 101

On Saturday, I went out with a local “Hike of the Month” (geocaching) group on the redux of their “Snowshoe 101.”  (Yes, despite living within 30 miles of a snowy mountain, I have never gone snowshoeing before.  Or skiing.)    The goal was Gold Creek Arches, with an optional trek out to Snowshoe 101.  A …

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Bellevue Blackout

Bellevue is blacked out. Behold! The Bellevue Blackout challenge is to find all of the geocaches within the city limits. Unlike the Delorme or Thomas Guide challenges, where one finds a cache in a region defined by each page of the respective road atlas (and does a lot of driving in the process), this one …

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Peace Sign Series

Whew! 80.62 miles driven, 8 1/2 hours geocaching with JustMike & hydnsek, 43 puzzle caches* in the series, plus a couple of others along the way. *Puzzle caches aren’t at their listed locations (hence the puzzle), so no scuba diving of Lake Washington was necessary.  The actual distribution of caches looked more like this: Since …

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Clickety-click

Singing Cowboy, downtown Wichita I had some customer visits scheduled in Wichita last week. On the first appointment, I’d budgeted a lot more time than I actually used. Since I’ve never been to Kansas before, I set out to do some late-afternoon exploring. The most intriguing thing I could come up with was to visit …

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Portland Century

Quick thoughts on the Portland Century, whose 50-ish mile route I rode Sunday with my good friend Scott. Pluses: Portland is the epicenter of awesome (Scout, Jarrett, Ted and Scott live there). It’s also a pretty city. The St. Johns part of the route (towards the end, as you’re coming back into town) and path …

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