These Blogs will mostly be about my geocaching adventures and where it takes me(Although I have not traveled around the world as of yet, I have been to several other countries such as Panama, Mexico, New Zealand, and all over the USA and Canada) I will also fill in the blanks with stories of my Magical adventures as well. You see, for those that may not know me, I am a Comedy Magician(http://cymagic.ca/) and I get to travel to quite a few cool places. I welcome any comment on these pages.
Monday, 17 September 2012
What to do??
With the closest geocache to get being
140km away and I need to save it until Thanksgiving as I need it to
complete the VLH-11-11-11 Challenge, I decided to head down the
highway to do something else today.
I started out this morning thinking I
would place a cache up here in the Yukon. I headed to a spot that I
had stopped at before on one of my Whitehorse trips that I thought
would be an interesting place for a cache. It was about 120km away.
On the way there I made several stops to check out the scenery and
took lots of pictures. One stop along the highway I noticed something
big, brown, and moving off in the distance down near a small river. I
was able to get off a few shots with my camera of a couple of moose
moving thru the swampy area.
I continued down the Alaska highway
marking cool looking spots with my GPSr knowing that I would stop on
the way back to check them out.
I had talked to my wife(Angelcheeks)
the night before and was telling her about this spot I was heading
to, and she suggested that it may be able to be an earthcache. I got
to the rest area that I wanted to place a cache at, and upon further
investigation I decided I would try to get it published as an
The object of an EarthCache is to learn something about our
planet. The reward is the lesson, not the trinkets in the
container. Also, many EarthCaches are being developed in places
where it is against the law to leave a container, such as in
National Parks and at Geological Monuments.
Well, now I still had a fully stocked
medium sized lock'n'lock container in my backpack...what to do with
it?? Maybe one of the cool spots I marked along the way would prove
to be worthy of a cache.
So off I head back towards Watson Lake,
stopping at some rest areas and such. One of the places I stop is the
Rancheria Falls recreation site.
I check out the area and notice the
trail map and decide to grab my backpack and can
of bear spray(Bears are everywhere up here) This is the first trip I took where I did not see one.
I head on down the trail which quickly
turns into a well maintained boardwalk.
I get to the end and come across the
viewpoint area overlooking the falls.
I believe this is a great place to put
a cache to bring people here to see this beautiful view.
I take a bunch of photo's, hide the
cache just under the viewpoint boardwalk area, mark it with my GPSr
and head back towards the parking area.
On the way back to town, I make a few
more stops, and take a few more pics. I even stop at the fire hall in
Upper Liard to complete a worldwide geocaching challenge. (challenge
caches are new to geocaching where you have to take a photo of
yourself at a specific place, or doing something specific)
All in all a great ending to the week.
This coming week I get to go home to my wife, new baby, and kids.
Then we are off to Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, and Kelowna (all
within 1 week) but you will have to wait to read that adventure in my