Bike Trail Caching

There are several geocaches hidden along the Osage Prairie Trail that I’ve been wanting to find for a while now.  I finally took my bike out and found some of them.  I found five, and had one DNF.  There are a lot more on the trail, but I didn’t have time to find all of them.

All five were different kinds of hides.  One of them, I had to climb a cedar tree.  If you have ever tried to climb a cedar tree, it’s hard.  The limbs are pokey, and they left a scrape on my leg.  Here’s a picture of me next to the tree.

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It was a warm day, mid to upper 80’s.  It seems like we went straight from winter to summer.  It was good to get out on the bike again though.

The bike trail was once an active railroad.  There are several bridges along the trail.  There is one that’s neat looking, I don’t know if it’s the original bridge or not.  Here’s a picture of me and the bridge.

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Below is a picture of the trail

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It’s Getting Hot Out Here!

I went geocaching today.  Earlier this year, SarahJanel and I went after an FTF, it was at a YMCA camp.  We didn’t find that one, because the coords were off.  I went back a second time during spring break, but I had forgotten it was spring break.  Needless to say, it was packed with kids, so I didn’t go after it then.

Yesterday evening, there was a new cache that was published near this cache, so I thought I’d go get both of them.  I did.  I didn’t get FTF on the new one, which I knew before I went out there someone had already found it.

So after finding the new one, I went to look for the one at the YMCA camp.  With the new coords in hand, I went for it.  It was a nice bushwack.

It was a nice 4.77 miles hike.  I made a video, check it out below.

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Geocaching with EM!

Today, was a perfect day for geocaching.  It was almost 70, and sunny.  I had planned to grab some geocaches, after eating lunch with my parents and sister.

When I was almost done eating, I got a text from Extreme Mom.  She asked if I was doing anything, and if I wanted to go geocaching with her.  I said yes, of course.  We had planned on doing a back road series.

Geocaches we had "planned" to find.
Geocaches we had “planned” to find.

It was such a nice day, EM just wanted to get out.  She originally wanted to find some of the caches above.  Instead, we drove to Sperry, OK, and found some of them around there.

In Sperry, OK.
In Sperry, OK.

It was a fun day driving the backroads of Oklahoma.  We found some of the caches that I probably wouldn’t have looked for by myself.  One was on a stop sign.  Another was in a front yard.  I don’t mind finding a cache in a front yard, as long as I know the people who’s yard it is in.  A couple at volunteer fire departments.

In front of a Volunteer Fire Dept
In front of a Volunteer Fire Dept

We finished the day as the sun was going down.  I found 11 caches, not a lot, but fun.  Below is the last picture, at the last cache of the day.

As the sun was going down.
As the sun was going down.

The sun didn’t show up very good.  If you’re wondering about the mustaches, we bought them at a store while looking for swag.  Funny story in the picture above.  EM had the idea to turn them upside down for the last picture.  What was funny, EM had her mustache upside down the whole day, until this picture!  The bad thing is, I didn’t notice it either.

I’ll leave you with some other pictures I took during our adventure today…

I was in a small, old gas station.
I was in a small, old gas station.
Front of the old gas station above.
Front of the old gas station above.
Another old building we came across.
Another old building we came across.

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Replacing a Geocache

Last week, a friend and I went to Turkey Mountain to watch the sunrise, I blogged about it here.  She also found a few geocaches.  One was mine.  It was a dinosaur hidden in a little “cave”.  Some critter had chewed it’s head off, and almost got his tail off too.  So today, I decided to walk out there and replace it.

Me with the new dinosaur.
Me with the new dinosaur.

It was a nice walk in the woods.  It was a nice day to be out there.  Below is a video I made while replacing it.

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Sunrise

A friend from Washington came back to town for one of her friends funeral.  I went to high school with her, I hadn’t seen her in a long time.  Last weekend, we were supposed to meet at Turkey Mountain to do some hiking.  Something came up, and she couldn’t meet me.

She wanted to watch the sunrise, and I knew the perfect place to watch it.  On Turkey Mountain!  So we met at the parking lot at 6:30.  I had never been there while it was dark, so it was a new experience for me.  We were the only people in the parking lot.  I thought there would be at least a couple of other people there.

Anyway, we made it to what I thought was the perfect place, and it was!  It was an awesome place to watch it.  Below is the video I took while out there.

It was awesome.  This will definitely not be the last time I go out before the sun comes up.

Oh, and she has also been wanting to find some geocaches, so we found some.  The picture below is one she found, that I have hidden.  I guess some of the local critters didn’t like the dinosaur looking at them.  They bit the head off.  I’ll have to take another one out there one of these days.

One of the geocaches she found.
One of the geocaches she found.

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I Did it…

I finished my geocaching calendar!!!

An old caching friend messaged me last week, Kalli4na, since she was going to be in town for the holidays, she wanted to go caching.  She had gotten married and had triplets, so she hasn’t had the time, or probably energy to find any geocaches.  So today we went out and found some.  She found 35, and I found 19.  Some of the caches she found were ones I had already found.

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My calendar filled out, every day of the year!!!

I am so glad to finally get this done.  If you have read my blog for very long, I screwed up last year in October, and missed a day.  Instead of finding caches the rest of the year, I quit trying to find caches on the days I needed to.  So, I had to wait a whole year, until today to find my final one.

Here I am holding the cache I found to finish my calendar!
Here I am holding the cache I found to finish my calendar!

The one I found was one I had looked for earlier.  I don’t know why I couldn’t find it in previous hunts.  It is called Bone Yard.  I walked right up to it this time.  I think I know why they named it bone yard, this is what we found while looking for it.

Bones in the "Bone Yard"
Bones in the “Bone Yard”

Kalli4na also found her 600th find today.

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Kalli4na’s 600th find!

We had an awesome day caching.  We found some park and grabs, just because they were there, and we walked at least a couple of miles to some.

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’ll leave you with some other pictures I took today.

Me at a cache.  This was a cool place at Heyburn Lake.
Me at a cache. This was a cool place at Heyburn Lake.
More bones at a different cache.
More bones at a different cache.
Kalli4na at "Boot Hill Tree".
Kalli4na at “Boot Hill Tree”.

 

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ONE DAY LEFT

I’m down to my last day! I found a geocache that was another easy park and grab, it was A Few Good Men #497. I needed to find another easy one because I have a long day of basketball and soccer to watch.

Tulsa has a high school basketball tournament called The Tournament of Champions. I love watching high school basketball, so I have to come watch it. Since I work nights, weekends are the only time I can watch a game.

Anyway, I think I know which cache I want to go after tomorrow. I’m not going to say which one, in case it doesn’t work out.

Check back tomorrow to see which one I find. Thanks for visiting!