Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chasing Satellites

The year 2009 started out with us in Utah. For Christmas, Joe Teton (Tatterhood's Dad) had gotten a lot of geocaching materials. Here we see the mastermind showing off his grasshopper cache.

Of corse, we did go out caching as well. This is down by Santa Claira. We were out with Tatterhood's parents (Joe Teton and Anyatoo) and with Tatterhood's old boss (Zer0). Tatterhood decided to try out the range of her camera, to the left is was it looked like at full zoom.

On the right, is what it really looked like.

Later that year, Tatterhood's sister came to live with us and we took her on a geocaching trip to Alberta Beach... the scenic route via Westlock.

Once summer had FINALLY arrived, we headed north to Slave Lake. This is one of the most unique caches we found... two tin cans placed one inside the other. It was called "The Poor Man's Cache.

As summer came to a quick close, we decided to camp in Elk Island National Park. Sure enough, we hiked one of the trails and found a cache... luckily we didn't run into this guy out in the bush.

In October, we went to Hawaii with our good friends. We stayed on the island of Oahu and found 3 caches. One at the Dole Plantation, another at the Polynesian Cultural Center and the last one on top of a mountain beside our condo (You can see the condo in the middle).

Our year ended with a trip back to Utah for Tatterhood's sister's wedding in November. While there, Joe Teton, Baconator(Tatterhood's Brother) and Torran made 100 finds in one day. We finished 2009 with 317 finds, bringing our total caches found to 747.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Spirit of Adventure 2008

A brief glimpse of our adventures in 2008:

During the Spring of 2008, we spent most of the time close to home, finding and placing caches when we got a free chance. Here is Torran placing one of many caches in a local park.

In the summer, work was busy, so we didn't travel far. There were plenty of caches around town. This particular cache was one from a winter Cache and Release event where only ammo cans were used. Unfortunatly, this cache and the whole green area was ripped up due to a new ring road, the Anthony Henday, being constructed not long after we found this cache.

In July, 08 we headed out to Pigeon Lake to see Torran's Aunt with Torran's Dad and Brother (MadCapr). On the way, we stopped off at an Earthcache... Leduc #1

In September, Tatterhood suggested an impromptu trip to Hinton. On the way there we cached, making the 3hr trip into a 7hr trip. We stayed the night at a hotel and then went out on a winding bike trail in search of caches. What a spectacular hike it was!

In December, Torran's office had their Christmas Party in Jasper. While everyone else went drinking, we went caching. This is just one of the many beautiful views we enjoyed while there.

In December, we also went down to Utah for Christmas. Naturally, We had to go out caching with Tatterhood's dad (Joe Teton) and later on with some of our geocaching friends... Zer0 and Baad Daata. On Christmas Eve there was a wild blizzard. Two days later we went out to Baad Daata's to see how she was and also to take a look for a cache she had in her yard.

Baad Daata also took us to another one of her caches:

You walk 21 sqaures out on the rebar/steel girder covering the Silver Reef mine shaft. Then drop to your knees and feel around for a thin fishing line. Pull up all 50 ft of line and you got yourself a geocache.

In all we finished the year with 430 cache finds.