Thursday, May 28, 2009

Good Ol' GeoCaching

Monday we headed out southwest of town to a "wilderness" area for some geocaching. It had been quite awhile since our GPS had been put to good use and we were antsy for a hike. It was nice to just be outside enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, and time together. We actually found three different caches of varying style and difficulty. Two of the caches were near a creek which is always fun but the area was relatively crowded. The third was 1/2 to 3/4 mile hike along a trail, leading through grassland, taking us up a hill, and eventually over looking a small lake before we turned around and headed back. Ah, solitude and elevation. It was blissful. As we headed toward a grove of trees to look for a clues along the way we startled a deer that then ran across the open meadow. While in the waist high grass within the trees I almost stepped on the fawn of that startled deer. It was so tiny as it curled into a ball blending in with the dry glass of the field. We left it alone, found our clue, and headed on leaving the momma deer to return. What I still can't believe is that I forgot my camera!! The only picture I have of the days events is the one Nathan took of the GPS when we got home. You can see our path and the caches on the screen. Sorry, I'll try not to let it happen again. :o)
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