Monthly Archives: March 2012
BIG BEAR and I were having Pizza with OldMrZ and his lovely bride on a Friday night when the conversation turns to Geo-caching and we are all in town on a Saturday!! Well that means a Geo-trip to somewhere. BIG BEAR and OldMrZ open up the laptop and start searching for somewhere that we can do a Geo-run. After a few minutes of searching at Geocaching.com their attentions turn to the Coast and the route on the way over. Looks like we get to have fresh seafood for lunch!! Now to run the queries and get some sleep and we will meet back at 0700.
The forecast calls for rain and it was right, no worries thought, we cache in the rain, snow, and wind it may slow us down a bit but we still get the cache! We have fresh batteries in the Garmin‘s, Butch the Geo-dog in the van and we are heading west for a fun day with Geo-friends. We will have lunch on the coast and we will be back to join up with Shampoodles and Ponytails for a Ride for Life Benefit Auction and Chili Feed.
Our route takes us on 299 from Redding to Arcata and all Geo-caches in between. As we get towards the summit the rain turns to snow, we keep going, stopping on the way of course. OldMrZ is driving and BIG BEAR is navigating…. 500 feet, 400 feet, 300 feet… looks like you can park at that turn off right over there.
Our First Stop: GC3CJY9 Fern Point by BRUHN – a very cool rock wall that used to be the Old 299 Hwy! wow… we actually took the hard way up, I saw later on the Cache page that you could have driven up to this one an easier way but we made it a 3 terrain, isnt that what you usually do when you Geocache?
We have more caches to get… so jumping back into the GeoVan and headed down the Hwy!
I took some pictures here – it was a really pretty spot! Nice place for a cache.
We did quite a few more caches – another favorite was GC32MZK The Fish Ladder by thedawdlers.
There was a Fish Ladder 100 feet below this little bridge built in 1923, it was very cool and worthy of some pictures. It was raining though so some of the pictures are blurry, still really cool little spot!
A few more caches to get by one or our good Geo friends: Humboldt Flier: GC223BH ” X ” ( X OUT ) by humboldt flier, GC223BW ” Y ” ( YEPPER – THAT BE A MIGHTY FINE VIEW ) by humboldt flier, GC223C4 ” Z ” ( ZEE, OR IS IT ZED )by humboldt flier and a few others that were great fun to get.
But now its time to put the GPS on the Seascape Restaurant for Lunch, a favorite place to get your fresh seafood fix on.
Afterwards we went for a hike around the Trinidad Trailheads and grabbed the caches on the trail, beautiful views and we worked off our lunch!!
Caches on the Trailhead:
GCWTGP KING’S CROSS by Arse&Hemi
GC3A1PZ Hairpin Defender II by BRUHN to name a few…
its after 3 and we have to be back for a Chili Feed put on by our GeoFriends Shampoodles and Ponytails so we head back to the Geovan and start the trek back home, what a great day!
I have a birthday coming up, and my wish is to go Geocaching for the weekend. BIG BEAR and SeanStafford two of my favorite cachers to cache with took me up on the offer and were able to get away too! BIG BEAR looked around for an area that we all could cache and spotted the cool little town of Benicia. We like to do Virtuals and there were 10 or more around Benicia that we could do with some traditional and multi caches as well. We met up with Sean around 9:30 Sunday morning and the weather was beautiful, so off we go!
This was our first stop. This virtual told the history of the founder of the town and how the town got it’s name. Did you know that Benicia was the first city in the new state of California to be incorporated and at the same time was named the county seat of Solano County? And for a time it was the capitol of California, before the legislature moved to Sacramento?
Now up to the center of the little town of Benicia to this Virtual:
Out behind the Capitol Building there was a rather bumpy brick path that took us by several historical plaques commemorating events around Benicia and then we found an old Barn full of wagons and antiques, it is part of the Museum that is now inside the Capitol Building.
The little town of Benicia is home to quite a few more fun caching adventures: