Saturday, April 5, 2008

Adventure in the Pine Nuts

Great day for wheeling along a really fun road and finding a great cache!!

I saw this cache pop up when it was first published - I heard KStomper talk about it at work - it was time to go get it!

Dad offered to come along as a second rig, so we all piled out the door at 9am to head off into the mountains. We bounded up the first road, winding our way into the Pinenuts and enjoying one of the nicest weekends so far this year. Though the sky was overcast and the wind was blowing lightly, it was still a beautiful day.

Hit the first stage (this being a 4 stage multi) and it was up on a ridge overlooking Carson. Unfortunately, it took a long while to find and the wind was really blowing - but we did prevail and onward to the next. I decided to be goofy and logged a note onto the cache page at each stop along the way, so the owner and the 6 folks watching this one got 4 emails from me.

The second stage turned out to be easier than I thought it would and the third stage was similar to another cache I'd found up in Reno. But between the 3rd and 4th stage, we came across two interesting spots. The first was a washout that b0neZ scouted out for us, and once given the clear, I crawled into. Dad reported that my rear tire came up off the ground by 3 feet. w00t!! The second challenge was I tried skirting a large boulder only to hit a bump in the road and slid down to within two feet of that boulder. It was dangerously close to my doors and it took a few minutes to determine how to get out of that without damage to my rig.

The final cache was a nice hike up to a rocky point with an awesome view up the canyon and out towards Slide Mountain. It was so cool being able to hang out with b0neZ and Dad - and I hope we can keep doing it every few weeks. I love exploring this state and it's something I've missed. Hopefully with a higher paying job, I'll be able to go out more often into the back roads and into places long untouched by civilization.

4/5/2008 You found Adventure in the Pine Nuts

1 comment:

Norm said...

wOOt! Now that is some serious geocaching! I've never even seen a 4 X 5 geocache here in Minnesota. You sure have a beautiful place to go geocaching. Loved the pictures.

Hope you don't mind, but I added you to our blogroll at The Northwoods Geocats

Cache on!