Cathedral Hills * Annual Southern Oregon Hike

How many times does one do something before it can be called a “tradition”? I say when you’ve done it twice and the third one is already planned and scheduled.

Today, that third event happened.

Beginning in 2013, a contingent of geocachers from the Oregon coast has ventured to the drier southern Oregon area for a spring outing of hiking and geocaching. The first excursion was to Upper Table Rock near Central Point. Then in 2014 we did the Lower Table Rock.

This spring we selected Cathedral Hills at Grants Pass.

Different this time was turning into a sanctioned geocaching event that attracted a couple of local geocachers (Andrew and Ginny) to the fun! Andrew could only join us for a short while but Ginny stayed with us the whole day and we all thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. As we always say…..”You Meet The Nicest People Geocaching“!

L-R: James, Randall, Andrew, Reuben, Beckie, Ginny, Butch, Me

L-R: James, Randall, Andrew, Reuben, Beckie, Ginny, Butch, Me


Caches Found Today

Caches Found Today

As you can see from the map above, we only found about half of the caches on the trail system. An excuse to return!

As seen through my GoPro today…..

What is in store for spring 2016 I have no idea as my wife and I will be RVing fulltime and may not be in the area. I certainly hope the TRADITION will continue!

Roseburg Caching

Nothing momentous about this trip to Roseburg. Came over for a medical appointment. Picked off a few nearby geocaches while we were there.

West of Garden Valley Exit from I-5

West of Garden Valley Exit from I-5

Historical Tour of Hucrest #1 (GC3388Q) by AgentsD
Premiere Plug (GC3HDFD) by AgentsD
Don’t Pull Me Over (GC2B0JJ) by 4paw
Historical Tour of Hucrest #3 (GC3388X) by AgentsD
Historical Tour of Hucrest #2 (GC3388T) by AgentsD
Learn to Cache (GC2H67C) by Bug Bandits
CLUE #5 (GC293FZ) by Bug Bandits
And She’s Caching a Stairway to Heaven (GC29GJP) by Bug Bandits

Of course, whenever we are in Roseburg we MUST have pizza from a place that used to be called Logger’s Gourmet Pizza. Now known as The Joyful Belly, they have the very best gluten-free pizza crust we have ever had!

 

Purchased a Motorhome! Oh My!

Taking a HUGE step towards full-time RVing, Patricia and I bought this 2011 Four Winds Serrano 32 foot motorhome yesterday and took it out right off the bat to SKP park in Sutherlin, OR where a couple of fellow RVer’s and geocachers are also staying.

We are anxious about getting around this big country and seeing new things! Of course, I’m pretty excited about seeing how geocaching is done in different parts of the country. Ready to fill in that map! Bring it!

Our New GeoMobile!

Our New GeoMobile!

Today a group of us went geocaching around the Umpqua Community College followed by a great italian dinner in Sutherlin. Thanks to rvlonnie, rvjean and Steve-n-Nancy for letting me tag along for the fun day!

Madrone Madness (GC37DCE) by Malfeitor13,crumb79,Hollowayswillfindit,shawn_hw,
Mini Me (GC37EMQ) by j_mosley85
Where’s Wayne Crooch? (GC37QEE) by Malfeitor13
Slippery Thorns (GC421PT) by shiskawolfhunter
Canine Country (GC4PHQM) by geocachingduck14
Hedera Helix (GC4Q4AF) by geocachingduck14
Wet Thorns (GC4QYF7) by geocachingduck14
GeoPine (GC4QPBZ) by geocachingduck14