Today, I, the husband, and my youngest son (13) went on a nice 6-mile hike out at Dana Peak Park. When we started out it was a chill 37 degrees but warmed up to 48 by the time we were done. This is why I always dress in layers when hiking in cooler/colder weather!
Anyway, back to my story…while we were hiking we decided to do some geocaching and originally planned to hike about 13 miles. However, we got a later start than I wanted and I knew hubby had duty tonight at the firehouse.
We decided to start at the very beginning of the trails and parked at the fishing pier trailhead. This area had a massive fire a little over a year ago so I knew the trails would be iffy and we may have to make our own to get where we needed to go.
The Fixer Upper
Our first stop took us to the “Fixer Upper”. That’s the name of the geocache. You can see why it is called the fixer-upper.
After finding the geocache (and leaving some swag) we decided to play “What kind of car is it and how did it get here?” We never could come to an agreement so we will just let the people of the internet decide.
We continued on the trail to find the next geocache. Unfortunately, because of the previous fire, we had to make our own trail and boy was that fun. After searching for about 20 minutes we gave up the search for the 2nd geocache and headed to the third one.
High in a Tree
The third geocache was in a huge container. Unfortunately, it didn’t have much swag, but I made sure to leave some! Oh if you are a geocacher in my area scroll past the next picture and do not read the following sentence.
This geocache was placed high in a tree and required climbing. Making my husband climb a tree wasn’t difficult. My husband started climbing without any prompting from me and then out came the following words, “I can’t believe I am climbing this tree, I never climbed trees”.
It was then that I realized that me, the only girl there, is the only one that has climbed trees before (and a lot of them). That was my favorite pastime as a kid. Then I remembered he wasn’t from Texas, so that explained everything.
I am happy to say, he did it like a pro and it did not require a trip to the emergency room.
We continued on our hike and after the geocaches were all found in the area, that’s when my husband started complaining about hiking…like clockwork!
We racked up a combined total of 18 miles today for 2200Miles4PTSD =)