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Found it tifig found F 139

Saturday, 09 April 2016

Easy find :)


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Sorry for logging late!
From March to May 2016 I rode my bicycle more than 7000 miles from Miami FL to Vancouver BC. One of the goals was to find at least one cache in each visited state…
There are hundreds of caches at the side of the road which I did not look for...

London GB

  • night caching near airport while waiting for connection

FL

  • flat
  • warm and sunny
  • rail trails (with mostly ignored PTs)
  • many animals
  • Southern Tier bike route to LA
  • met geocachers for the first time on the trip

GA

  • just for statistics
  • bad road surface

AL

  • rain
  • a sea ferry that does not run because of a 10mph wind
  • floodings

LA

  • floodings
  • police officers that are more honest than the tourist departement would like

MS

  • floodings
  • more uphills than expected
  • bad road surfaces
  • Mississippi River Trail to MO

AR

  • flat
  • worst drivers

TN

  • urban sprawl

KY

  • nice small roads
  • detour

IL

  • only got here because of the non running ferry KY-MO

MO

  • Ozarks = a lot of downhills, not only those
  • first snow of tour
  • interesting countryside

KS

  • flat
  • windy
  • cold
  • simple to navigate
  • Mingo

CO

  • flat (yes!)
  • good road surfaces

OK

  • first (small) uphill for what felt like ever

TX

  • just for statistics
  • empty and cold

NM

  • empty
  • snow and cold but mostly sunny

UT and AZ

  • one week long loop
  • amazing landscape: Monument Valley, Zion NP (incl Kolob), Vermillion Cliffs, Grand Canyon
  • usually cold
  • 10 ft high snow walls at the side of the road and sweating in TShirt on the same day
  • luck in a lottery
  • Old Route 66

NV

  • Hoover Dam
  • Las Vegas
  • start of an insane 380 mi non stop stage

CA

  • amazing landscape: Death Valley, coast, Redwoods
  • hilly and more headwind than in any other state
  • saw more people on bicycles on a couple miles through San Francisco than on the whole rest of the trip

OR

  • coast
  • special caches. All with some uphills: Original, 12, 17

WA

  • first running ferries of tour
  • remote beaches
  • rain forests
  • HQ

British Columbia (Canada)

  • sunny, warm, tailwind

Greetings from Switzerland / Grüessli us dr Schwiiz

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