Sunday, May 20, 2007


Today we went geocaching! We'd been interested for awhile, but this was the first time we actually looked it up on the net and got out into the woods and did it!

We live next to the Carleton Arboretum, so we walked over there to seek our first geocache. It was a multi-cache. The first cache had the co-ordinates for the real cache. We found the first one fairly easily, but the cache box (the Girl of the House is holding it) was harder to find. No paths directly to either cache. We bushwacked across the Arb - saw areas we would NEVER have seen without this experience. The box was hidden in the foliage - probably much harder to find than when it was hidden - everything has grown up around it. We were so proud of ourselves! It took about an hour and 40 minutes round trip, and we only walked 1.8 miles.

We went home for a quick lunch, and looked up more geocaching sites. After lunch, we went to Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park for more geocaching. We found two more caches. We have always loved to hike, but now we have something added to the experience!

We saw the beautiful Hidden Falls in the park. We hiked about 5.9 miles in the Big Woods. It was lovely and cool weather (60's).

Yup, I guess we have a new addiction. If you want to look us up on, we are 20AcresNoSheep.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

OOOOO We want to get into geocaching too! We have a name on, just haven't gone out yet!

The blog template is easy to change! It's actually a lot eaiser with the new blogger than it as when I first started blogging!

I'd be happy to help you if you get stuck!

The pictures of your caching look so beautiful!