Updated and changed my Geocaching name to Country~Bear, I Munzee under the name CountryBear so I decided to merge them :)
Look for new adventures with Country~Bear – both Geocaching and Munzee!! See you on the trail?
Lemurian Power Trail-NoCal Geocaching
AUGUST 21, 2013 – The LPPT is up and running!!
Welcome to the Lemurian Playground Power Trail
This page is for additional information that might be helpful for you as you do the series.
Please feel free to contact us with
questions you might have.
Some important things to recognize when venturing out to do this series:
*This is a Power Trail, all caches have been placed so that they are easily accessible, and not to far off the road.
*Start with low numbered caches & work towards higher numbered caches.
*Make sure you have plenty of food and water.
*Cell reception out here is not great so don’t count on having phone service.
*Make sure someone knows where you are heading.
*Make sure you keep a full tank of gas (closest gas stations are McCloud and Mt Shasta)
*Make sure you have a good spare tire and a jack.
*Be careful! This road isn’t very busy but still has traffic. WATCH FOR AND YIELD TO oncoming traffic and LOGGING TRUCKS!
*Driving with your Hazard Lights on will help others see you.
*Some areas are OPEN RANGE, there are cows on the road. Also watch for deer.
*This is Bear Country, please respect their territory.
*The mountains can be harsh in the winter, these roads are not advisable in the winter, weather can change suddenly, please check the weather for the area:http://visitmtshasta.com/weather/
*Helpful Link for Mt Shasta Area, Lodging and Dining: http://www.ci.mt-shasta.ca.us/
*Helpful Link for McCloud Area, Lodging and Dining: http://www.mccloudchamber.com/
Tru’s Bucket List
My Bucket List
More Blogs on Munzee’s : http://t4th.net/2011/11/25/deploying-state-shaped-munzee-tags/
- How to Use Your Smartphone for Geocaching (lockergnome.com)
New Tips for the iOS 7 upgrade:
I found another cool Geocaching Resource Website:
GSAK 8 – New Features Tutorial
- 8 Great Videos of iOS 5′s New Features: 8 Great Videos of iOS 5′s New Features.
Other Useful Apps:
Cache Freak on Paperless Geocaching:
- iOS App Review: iGeoKnife Carves Up The Opposition (notaboutthenumbers.com)
- Gsak (101geo.com.au)
- Geocaching (teensread.wordpress.com)
- Geocaching: hide-and-seek in the digital age (epiphanysolutions.co.uk)
- 4WD Geocaching (101geo.com.au)
BIG BEAR and I go a lot of miles when we are out Geocaching, and sometimes when we are on a Georun, we are running low on fuel, fuel for the car and fuel for us, we forget batteries, we forget to bring a pen, it goes on and on… so I put together a Picnic Basket with the main things needed for a quick lunch or dinner here and there. All you need to do is add food.
This has been one of the best things we have done for our Geocaching fun. Its great to find a nice place with a view or a little creek and sit down and have a nice meal together.
We usually stop at a Grocery store deli and order up a foot long sandwich cut in two, with crackers and cheese and our favorite fruit. Throw in some cookies (Cantseem Cookies) and something to drink and we have our picnic. We are back on the road and headed for the next cache in no time and we have great memories of our little picnic spots. BIG BEAR has published some great caches at some of our favorite places to picnic, or close by if we aren’t able to hide near the picnic. Some of my Country Drive caches have included picnic menu’s for our Geocaching Family.
Come out Geocaching with us and you might be sharing a Picnic with us!
Some Ideas for Picnics to get you started:
ET Trail – November 25-28th
WOW! What can be said about the ET Trail that hasn’t already been said? A LOT!! This was an amazing experience. So much that I couldn’t say on a Geocache Log page so I thought I would Blog our experience.
I had listened to others talk about the ET Trail too, but I never thought that I would get the opportunity to go. Ok…. I have a few days around Thanksgiving, and no plans so could that possibly be enough time to put plans together for this run? Yes it was, we read previous posts which were really helpful and our plans started to materialize. I was going!!
Big Bear and I (Tru2Cntry or T2C) set out on November 25th to drive the 610 miles that night, we got to Alamo Nevada just before 3 a.m. Sean had already flown into Las Vegas and rented a car, drove up to Alamo to the Windmill Ridge Restaurant & Lodging (best accommodations around) earlier in the day. He had rented a room so we knocked on the door and quickly grabbed pillows and blankets and tried to get some sleep, all agreeing to get up at 6 a.m. and get out to the Trail and get started. It was hard to fall asleep, we had driven in from the North West end of the trail and saw that they were just flying by us as we drove, well… we did stop to check out one of them, we couldn’t help it. Then back in the van to find Sean and get a few hours of sleep.
Our day started at 5:59, grabbing GPSr, we were out the door and headed down the road! We did an incredible 700 caches on the ET Trail itself that first day! It was getting dark so we decided to turn around and head back to Windmill Ridge for the night. Had dinner at the restaurant there and reflected back on that incredible day. Tired but eager to start the next day early again we all headed back to our lodges to get a good nights rest. It was hard to fall asleep! Morning arrived and we were back on the road, no time for breakfast, we headed down the road to start back at ET 701.
We hadn’t planned it but we each took an hour at running and it ended up that we each had our own personal best, Sean had the first hour where he did an amazing 101 finds. I took the 2nd hour and grabbed my 82 just as we were counting down the seconds on the hour. And Big Bear blew us away with an amazing 124 caches grabbed in the last hour!! Amazing!! We all jumped out on the last cache, signed it, signed the pole, took pictures and reflected back on what an amazing experience this was. Thank you to the COs’ of this incredible run: Clay4&whtwolfden!!
After finishing the ET Trail we headed back to do the Alien Head. We walked it, it was 29 degrees and there was a strong wind, we had to hang on to the logs to keep them from blowing away! We did the Alien Head in about 2.5 hours. Jumped into the Geovan and headed back to the Ale-Inn for our Ale-Inn Burger to celebrate!! Met up with a few of the colorful locals there, finished dinner and headed back to the Windmill Ridge Lodge for a hot shower and a good nights sleep.
Got up the next morning, to SNOW!! It was beautiful, went up and had breakfast and reflected on one of the most amazing weekends and journeys that I know I will never forget!!
So… we definitely broke some records this weekend, how many caches in one day, how many miles to drive for a cache, the numbers went on and on… one of the biggest records we achieved on this trip was that BIG BEAR. reached his 10,000 cache!! I also got to my 2000th! Not only did we break records it was a weekend I lost a ring, and we almost lost a GPS out the window! Whew…. backed up and grabbed it and it was ok, and Big Bear replaced the ring with one that commemorates the ET Trail, with the dates we did the trail and our Teams initials… BB T2C SS, very cool.
After saying Good Bye to Sean, and promising to meet up with him soon to do more Geocaching, and off Big Bear and I went back to Redding, California.
ET Trail # E.T. 1021
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