Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] It may be cooler, but you still need water...
Russ the waterweasel
Sent: Aug 27, 2008 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] It may be cooler, but you still need water...Fortunately, aching ankles is about all that is remaining from last Sunday and I don't need them that much for the race this weekend.BTW, friends, I'm demanding my body to give more than it should once again this weekend as I participate in the Colorado River 100 (CR100) - 100 miles on the Colorado River from Bastrop to Columbus, 3 mandatory check-ins where I have to get out and get my ticket punched, 15 checkpoints along the river I need to find and punch, no sleep.... must complete within 32 hours or am ranked "Did Not Finish", but am hoping to finish in under 24 hours...My wife will be meeting me at the checkins with new supplies to get me through to the next checkin...Wish me well....BarryHe who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool; avoid him.He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a student; teach him.He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep; wake him.He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man; follow him.
--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Maria "theJump" <thejump@bearandwife .com> wrote:
From: Maria "theJump" <thejump@bearandwife .com>
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] It may be cooler, but you still need water...
To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 4:10 PMHow scary! And certainly a warning to heed.
Are you okay now? It's not going to affect your race this weekend is it?
And two thoughts for all of you out there ....
1 - if you come up to a neighborhood (or behind someones house) ... you know that most people have hoses. If you are low on water when you see one of these places you can ALWAYS ask for the use of a hose! I have on several occasions.
2 - asking a passing mountain biker/hiker is a good idea. They have faster mode of transportation and are often carrying enough to get them back to their car to restock.
3 -- bottles? Seriously? My personal opinion is that you should never go into the Barton Creek Greenbelt without a FULL 100-oz camelback ... and then carry 2 bottles anyway. Of course, my camelback is always full of ICE and WATER to help keep me cool too.
Glad to hear you made it out!
-MariaOn Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Barry <bcwatson@yahoo. com> wrote:The wife and I geocached Barton Creek Greenbelt yesterday with the
goal of getting every cache. We had gone geocaching once before and
didn't have enough water. We thought we were going to be ok since
we were starting at 7am and it would be a lot cooler. We didn't
realize how long the greenbelt is, how long a walk it is, the
climbing involved taking more of our bodies resources than it had to
give. We had breakfast and thought we'd be done by lunch time.
After two 16 oz. bottles of water each, 11 miles (track log from
GPS) and 9 hours of walking, we got back to our truck at 4 pm, our
voices raspy, our breathing labored, our bodies' having stopped
sweating a while back, our minds a little bit disoriented. .. where
we had more water in our ice chest waiting for us...
One problem we had was we had no food with us. Trail Mix would
have been sooooo helpful in giving us some needed energy. We had
two bottles of water each. I'm not sure 4 each would have been
I carried a lot more swag for trading than I needed. Just nothing I
wanted to trade for... should have been carrying more water and
food. Band Aids came in handy though...
Dinner at Olive Garden...
wow, what one half a glass of wine does on an empty stomach....
We were both walking kinda funny this morning....
Comparing aches and pains and bruises
like the scene from Jaws when they're comparing scars...)
Be careful out there...
Decide how much water you think you'll need and then DOUBLE IT!!!
Barry & Sue
aka Doc Geo & Wife