This past week, Matt has been on spring break, so we decided to take a bit of adventure. Having begun plans for an epic summer backpacking adventure on the John Muir Trail, we thought it would be good to get a little practice 'packing in. Mostly for my benefit.
So, within the space of a week, I hiked a bit on both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Pretty wild. (Some bits wilder than others.) And, I got different blisters on each.
I also got to try something new that had been intriguing me: geocaching. Using the GPS coordinates, we found 3 hidden caches on our hike. (We tried a fourth, but failed; geocaching near turkey hunters makes me nervous.) Here are two pics of our happy finds.
Then, yesterday, when one of Matt's friends came to town, we decided to try a bit of geocaching adventure in La Jolla. I'm thinking this is a really splendid way to spend time outdoors, explore new areas, and learn some stuff about them, too. Plus, we learned that there's a cave in La Jolla accessible by a long tunnel dug through the rock, with an entrance in a little antique store. Who knew?!?
I'm looking forward to trying some of the caches that come with riddles.
How did I not realize there were magical treasure hunts all over the place?!?