Author: geomitch

Still Alive

While we’re not geocaching much these days, we still do it, especially when we travel outside Arizona…July is upon us, and the Valley of the Sun temperatures are in triple digits, so it’s not much fun to go out. We will return.

It’s Been A While

After 13 years, geocaching has lost some of its luster, except when traveling to distant places. I’m not as obsessed as I was way back when. Now with the ChiCom virus keeping everything shut down, I’ve been trying to get out a bit, and find a few. Today we grabbed three, and will go out every day to seek a few more. Hang in there folks.

Prescott Valley

Gillian, the boys and I drove up here yesterday to make a business call for her company, and get out of the desert heat. Found a handful of caches in the area, and had a burger hunt at a local eatery, The Copper Pit…good burgers, ate outside, nice breeze…life is good

Desert View

The heat wasn’t too bad this morning so we took a short hike out into the desert near the Western boundary of the McDowell Regional Park, and grabbed a cache up on a hill. The 360 degree view was spectacular. Saw a red tailed hawk soaring close to the ground looking for brunch. Magnificent bird.

Despite the Heat

Went back out to Fountain Hills, and grabbed a few more. It was too hot for Fergie, but we hate to leave her home. There are some along a trail, so maybe early tomorrow we’ll go out again and see what we can find

Vancouver & Whistler

After Victoria, we spent a few days in Vancouver where we only had the opportunity to grab a couple of caches – one at the Museum of Anthropology on the University of BC campus – unbelievable exhibits, and the other in Stanley Park – both beautiful locations. On our last day in Canada we drove up to Whistler through stunning scenery, and found the one hidden in the Florence Peterson Park. I would have liked to spend more time there (the whole summer!!), but I will return. What a gorgeous place. We visited the Audain Museum home to some amazing First Nation artwork and carvings.

We’re now home, and I’ll hunt for more local caches until our next trip, likely to visit friends in Lake Arrowhead

Pacific Northwest May 2019

Traveling with our dear friends Leslie & Jack, our trip started in Seattle where we grabbed a number of caches as we walked around the city near Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Took the ferry up to Victoria, British Columbia And stayed at the Fairmont Empress where we were treated like royalty. High tea is elegant. Beautiful area on Vancouver Island. Butchart Gardens is amazing! Went whale watching, and saw a couple of Humpbacks. Found 7 caches around the Inner Harbour. Took a seaplane to Vancouver yesterday and will continue the adventure today.

The Fab Four