Sunday, October 10, 2010
We decided at about 1:30 this afternoon that we should probably make a quick run to put our name on the list of cachers that logged at least one find on 10-10-10. I am so glad that we did, because it was a perfect weather day, we found an awesome cache, and we picked up our first souvenir icon in the process.
We threw together a quick 5 cache run in Brandon, which is only about 10 miles from home. There were some new caches that we figured would be great for a fast run.
One cache called "When Hemp Was King" was particularly great for many reasons. First off, it involved a scenic hike on well defined trails. Second, it was a fun offset cache. Third, it was well hidden and a challenge to find. And finally, it was in one of the coolest ruined building sites we have ever seen.
This cache was placed at the site of a former hemp mill. Hemp was king of this area, and this mill started it all.
Check out some of the pictures below.
Geo Beacon Ahead!
The long and winding trail...beautiful hike.
The base of the stack
The cache in hand.
Not sure..water retention area?
The view up the smokestack.
Roller for the hemp rope?
It was so fun to explore. No matter where you looked, there was more to explore. This cache has been added to our top-5 list.