Our adventure got off to a rough start when I chose to enter the woods at what I thought was the trail head, but was actually a crafty rouse to prevent us from getting to the cache. We did not let this stop our attempt though and trail or not, we headed upward. We executed a six-pac bush whack and followed deer paths the entire way up the hill. When we reached the rock pile, we still had not found a trail. once we got to the top, we found what we were looking for... the trail! Better late than never I guess. We then chose poorly as we headed south east on the trail instead of directly east. Our bumbling continued for the next 30 minutes until we finally found the cache in a place we had stepped over previously. The return trio was much more enjoyable due to the fact that someone with to much time on their hands had placed steps into the side of the hill. These would have come in handy on our accent had we only discovered them at the onset of our hike. Once we got to the road, we noticed a small shack about 50 feet off to the north. There was a nice little porch, but the front door was locked. We moved around to the back and discovered another door. We pushed and it opened freely, so we invited ourselves in for a spell. The calendar on the wall was set to April 1996, so we figured no one had been home for the past 14 years. There was a stove, two beds and a small kitchen that was now home to a small village of mice. Wonder who stayed here and what happened to them?
We had a great time and this was a good hike for a milestone. I figure if I hit 1000 steps at 1500 finds this 500 steps and the 1000 will equal 1500... maybe not.
We dropped two travel bugs. Keep them moving!
Thanks for the adventure!