Monday, November 10, 2008

Davey jones locker

As some of you may have noticed I don't update my blog that often. Part of the reason is that I'm pretty busy, but also I'm not doing this as a competition. Val and I do geocaching to go exploring and see new areas, whether its in our backyard or other places. Its been great we found a lot of cool places both from a historical and a natural point of view.

This week end we found the Davy Jones locker cache. We had a great time and a good hike around Duck Lake along the tracks.

I was a wet day but Brody enjoyed the walk about 4 miles

Found the cache.
A view of the lake from the tracks

Somebody was watching us

An old abandoned orchard

It was wet but we had a good time!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Twin Peaks

Today Val and I went to twin peaks. They are a couple of granite outcrops on the flats

Brody and I start up the mound of Twin Peak 1

We found the cache

The cool thing about this place is that there are petroglyphs, so we went looking for them. These are the ones at Twin Peaks 1

The glyphs were on a big overhang that was almost like a cave. Val and Brody show how big it is.

I tried climbing up to them but couldn't quite make it

Brody on top of top of Twin Peak 2

Found the cache on Twin Peak 2

Heres Val and Brody at the second set of glyphs. I'm proud of Val she hates heights but she climbed up this cliff with me and brodie to get a closer look at the glyphs. You can see she looks a bit nervous. She did a great job.

A closer look at the glyph

A view of the cliff that we climbed. We had a great day

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Blue Point / Sirdar waterfall

This is a view of kootenay lake from blue point

This was a well hidden cache it took Brody and I awhile to find it. It didn't help that the accuracy of the GPS was up to 20 yards.

Brody looks like he thought that we never find it
but we did find it
then Brody went for a swim, his first time in water

we found the cache at the sirdar waterfall but it was to dark for good pictures

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chinese Ovens/ Goat River Canyon

It has been a very busy summer on the farm and at work, but we finnally got a time to go look for another geocache. We have an apprentice geocacher with us today we'll see how he does. His name is Brody, a 3 1/2 month old Lab cross.

This is a view looking down the canyon
Goat river canyon

One of the chinese ovens. No one seems to know if they are old indian pits or are from railroad construction chinese camps. Any how they are interesting.
The apprentice and I found the cache.
It always amazes me the power of water. This rock by Val is really interesting and shows the power of water and sand. There are pockets and everything is rounded and abraided. really cool!

It was a great day.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lady Slipper trail

Today val and I went up the lady slipper trail just up the mountain from our farm. You can see the farm from this viewfound the cache

There were lots of mushrooms and the flowers are just starting to bloom

This is the trailhead
And we made it to the top. It was a steep hike but it was worth it

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Creston Wildlife Center

I've been pretty busy the last while, so haven't been able to get out geocaching for the last while. but today was a nice day so val and i went out to the wildlife center to find the cache out there and and have a nice walk.found the cache with no problem
view of the interpretive center

the viewing tower (did you notice the bat shelter)
looking towards the Skimmerhorn and across the wetland area

the viewing tower
map of trails

Monday, March 24, 2008

swan lake lookout cache (Duck Lake)

This cache is located north of where I live by Duck Lake. This is a wetland and has lots of birds and waterfowl. My wife and I do a lot of short day hikes in this area. The weather wasn't good but we still had a good day, and got lots of fresh brisk air.

swan lake lookout cache

My son-in-law Craig showin Val some birds. I think she sees them.
Craig and Hanna were with us for the day
like I said it was a cold brisk day