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Cachin' by the St. Johns River (Updated)


On a nice, cool January day, friend R.D. and I decided to waste some time hiking and geocaching. A week later, I did it again, this time with another Bob. These areas, run by the St. Johns Water Management District, have some varied scenery and they're great places to hike. Additional pictures added on 1-25.

45 files, last one added on Jan 25, 2006
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Little Big Econ - December 2006


Neighbor Don just got a Magellan hand-held GPS unit, so we conducted a training mission in the Little Big Econ State Forest, which is laden with geocaches. Don was accompanied by two veterans of the forest, Jenny and me, so he was bound to get into trouble.

16 files, last one added on Dec 18, 2006
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Wekiwa Springs State Park - December 2006


On a beautiful day in December, I grabbed friends Don and Jenny for a little 10.5 mile walk in the park. I acquainted them both with areas of the park they had not seen heretofore. The feature of the tour was the white trail, which passes close by three sinkholes on the western side of the park.

24 files, last one added on Dec 11, 2006
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Withlacoochee State Forest - December 2006


A great, cool, December Central Florida morning for a hike along the Withlacoochee River in the Withlacoochee State Forest, already! Jennie, Don, Bob and I were doing our best imitation of the Fakawi Indian tribe as we located 32 geocaches along the trail in a hike of somewhat more than 9 miles.

19 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2006
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Seminole State Forest - November 2006


A little exercise hike (which turned out to be 12.2 miles) in Seminole State Forest with human friends Jenny, Don, and R.D, as well as canine friend Cosmo. We headed out for the Kerberos geocache, found it and then proceeded to complete the Lower Wekiva Loop, with assorted aches and pains. We added a side-trip to Blackwater Creek for lunch and R&R. A fine time was had by all.

14 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2006
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Jenny Holds Don by the Feet Whilst He Searches143 viewsJenny is very strong and she easily one-handed Don like a pet monkey.Dec 18, 2006
Don Gets High142 viewsI sent him on a wild goose chase up a couple of poles before he hit paydirt at the higher elevationsDec 18, 2006
Jenny gives Don "tough love" as he completes his first day of GeoBootCamp117 viewsHe found the cache with a little bit of, um, guidance and direction. All directions!Dec 18, 2006
Cow #4195 viewsDon't ask. I don't know.Dec 18, 2006
Examining the Wrong Place Due to Magellan Overshoot109 viewsDec 18, 2006
Full of burrs and taking a different tack128 viewsAfter bushwhacking through burr-laden Caesarweed long enough, Don finally decided that the cache was not there. He is learning about Magellan Hysteresis, better known as Magellan Overshoot.Dec 18, 2006
Back in the Caesarweeds Again111 viewsDon could not seem to avoid them.Dec 18, 2006
"I'm not going to go down there unless I have to!"124 viewsResponse from Jenny: "You don't have to."Dec 18, 2006