Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Elberta Slant

With the temperature hovering around the 50's, it was time to head out to Elberta and check up on a few of my caches. I asked Brad Harris if he wanted to go and he said, come pick me up. It was a great day even though it was overcast and windy. We parked at the Elberta slant road and headed north towards Little Moab. I have close to 15 caches in the area and was able to check on six of them. I did place a new one. Riding out in the desert has it moments and it was nice to get out before the snow comes (if it ever does).

Brad getting ready to ride
Brad on top of hill at Little Moab (cache Mt. Sinai)
Brad looking for cache Mt. Sinai
Looking east towards Payson area
Brad looking for one of my caches
Abandon train tunnel by Elberta Slant Road
It's great to take a power nap after lunch

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

5-Mile in December

I have been sick for about a month with a persistent cold and cough but decided I needed a break. I headed out to 5-mile on the "warmest" day of the week. Temp was 46 degrees when I got there and 40 degrees when I left. Not too bad but I feel like I am paying for it. Oh well, you only live once.

I normally go to the west end of 5-mile by the Pony express turnoffs and either park at the top of the hill or south about half a mile. I chose the top of the hill because of the snow and mud. The snow had melted quite a bit and several spots were dry. I tried to avoid the mud as much as possible (ya right). For being a gloomy overcast day it was fun to be out checking on my caches and getting out of the house. I went as far as Rocky Cave (http://coord.info/GC20PXH) before turning back. I did place a new cache for those that like to get out in the winter time. Happy Trails!

My ride. Parked at West end of 5-mile
Close by my cache, Prairie Mouse (http://coord.info/GC1TM7X)
Looking north towards Lewiston Peak
Close by a new cache
Looking west
http://coord.info/GC26GMM
My Rocky Cave cache (http://coord.info/GC20PXH)