Saturday, February 26, 2005

 

Truckee River Travel Bug ports

Parked on Larkin street and used the paved hike and bike trail to visit
Street Vibrations & Truckee River Stash.
Easy walk and a good place to transfer TB's. I-80 is nearby.
Lots of muggles on this popular path.

Friday, February 25, 2005

 

Great views in NW Reno

Started with Bushville and then I spy, the last straw.
The latter is one of the better cache names I've encountered.
Easier access is to park on Roxbury and take the trail between houses

Then on to NV Central; a new street east of Robb gives easy access.
Great views, nice hide, an old Gold mine and a "Car in the Hole" all nearby.

Last for the day was NLCN, near a great paved hike and bike trail that goes from a school
down to Avenida de Landa. Very private for an urban area, and benches to sit and enjoy the view.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

 

Huffaker Hills Ramble

Didn't know there was more than one Huffaker park, you need to drive up Mira Loma rd to the upper park.
Indiana Jones, Stone Boy, and 52 card Pick-up. Nice walk in the open country, great view from Indiana Jones.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

 

The most clever hide

Drove up Kings Row and parked, then NE to R First Family cache, great views.
Then on and up to Pet therapy cache.
West cross country to Kings Ransom cache, which is the most clever hide I've seen so far.
You don't need to move any stones, and it's an inch above the ground.
A great afternoon of walking with fantastic views.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

 

Travel Bugs

Travel bugs are dog tags with a unique ID number that can be tracked at geocaching.com.
Picked some up at GBES geocaching Reno cache and headed east to the
Wide open spaces cache. nice views with an old gold mine 30' south, bring a flashlight.
Then walked cross country to the Just for kids cache.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

 

First micro, the last?

Had some errands to run and knew of 2 caches in west Reno, the first a micro.
A micro is a 35mm film canister with paper and a 2" pencil.
Not the easiest thing to find when the GPS is only accurate to 13', but I gave it a try and after 20 minutes found it.
Then east on Simons drive to Rainbow Ridge park and the Haunted canyon cache.
Down in a canyon it doesn't have the spectacular views that most of the caches have,
but is a very nice urban park. Nice walk.
Cache info:http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=64a004d7-cc8f-41f0-8665-ebe8dd7deba3

Sunday, February 13, 2005

 

Dam Curiosity

Nice weather the next day so I headed out for some more adventure.
First the cache: Dam curiousity, then Spartacus and Treat which are a short walk from each other and have great views.
Spartacus link:http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=35a5b007-f42c-4589-8b69-1b9a58c3533b

Then a short drive north to find Sorry Charlie!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

 

Triple Treat

For my second trip I thought I'd make a loop trip and visit 3 different caches.
Started with the Basque, then 600' up the hill to the panoramic Inspiration point, and finally north to Mardi gras.
Great hike with beautiful views of the Reno area.

Info about Mardi gras and my log there:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=5859c48e-7570-4a08-988c-e467f68ac411

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

 

Geocaching From Nevada

I got a GPS to help find hot springs out west and learned about the sport of Geocaching. I thought it'd help hone my navigating skills and quickly found it to be a lot of fun.
For my first try I picked a cache near home, the Highlands cache. Walking from home I started out, and not surprisingly, didn't take the shortest route. But eventually the coords on the GPS matched what I'd written down so I looked around with great expectation.
Just 3' away were some pieces of wood that had been obviously placed by a person so I looked and felt the thrill of sucess.
Now all I needed was some warm sunny weather to melt the unusual amount of snow we got in January.

For more about Highlands cache:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=bd9b264b-ed03-4634-a2dd-f1f90a10a2ec

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