The trees were just starting to sport their marvellous, lime green colours of Spring.
The air smelled heavenly.
We searched for caches -- most were easy to find. 'cept maybe this one. Jacqui was sitting on a rock pondering where the nearest cache might be.
So I suggested she look UP. Can you see it ? A Wolf mask attached to the trunk of the evergreen just behind her.
The tightly rolled log that you can sign to show you found the cache was hidden in a canister tucked inside the head.
I would say that 70% of the caches I've found are hanging in or attached to trees. The bulk of the remainder are hidden in logs, under roots or rocks. Sometimes caches have amusing items attached to them. It's hard to resist posing for silly pictures with some of said props.
So here I am "eating" a cupcake.
And here's Jacqui with her "big Mac".
Since we knew we'd be out for quite a while we brought lunches (made of REAL food) and sat a while beside the trail to enjoy our lunches. And while we ate, the "no see ums" fed on US. Though I hate DEET, I carried a can of it with me, and sprayed myself liberally with it, but it did me no good. It's easy to see why the bugs are so plentiful as there was lots of standing water and turgid streams.
Of course Wendy chased her ball. She is in great shape for a 10 year old dog. I let her decide when she's had enough of the ball-chasing; but in four hours of hiking around she never stopped bringing it back.
|Yep. There was a cache hidden in the tree.|
|Isn't it cool ?|
Jacqui and I are thinking of creating and hiding a few caches of our own. I wonder what theme we should choose. Any ideas ?