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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Bastrop washout

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  • gumbietygress@juno.com
    Sadly, some trips are like that, especially with non-cachers. Travelling with my son can be very frustrating -- we have to pick and choose which caches we ll
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      Sadly, some trips are like that, especially with non-cachers. Travelling with my son can be very frustrating -- we have to pick and choose which caches we'll get, and sometimes just turn the unit off, ignorance being bliss.

      =sympathy=

      BarbJ/Tygress

      ---------- Original Message ----------
      From: Holly Cooper <cooper.holly@...>
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Bastrop washout
      Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 07:59:38 -0500

      I was pretty excited going into last weekend, since a group from my church was camping in Bastrop state park.  I searched, and there are nearly 2 dozen caches there, as I'm sure many of you know.  I gave up the idea of hiking the Lost Pines Trail when I read that it was considered a full day hike, so that cut out a few. I'm not in that great a shape.  I knew it would be rainy some of the weekend.  Saturday was pretty wet but I hiked around for an hour or so trying to approach one called Downside.  The closest I ever got was .14 miles, it appeared that it was off trail.  I followed the trail and the road around in a complete circle.  I tried going off trail for a short distance but with the hills and trees there weren't any landmarks. Since I was hiking alone I was reluctant to strike off even with a GPS, and I also feel it's bad for the environment.  So I gave up for the day figuring I'd have a few hours on Sunday.  Except on Sunday there was the MS Ride through the park, and car traffic was restricted.  I would have had to walk a couple of miles just to get to the trail to the closest cache.  It took me a couple of hours to get my tent and rain fly dry enough and clean enough to pack, not to mention other equipment so I just gave up...

      My parents were very happy I camped with them, though.  I had thought I'd have others interested in caching from my group, but the kids were busy getting muddy, and the parents were busy with the kids, as most were younger.

      Holly/Earthenborn


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