Geocaching Page

I have added a geocaching page.  I will probably start storing some of my geocaching photos there.  In the meantime, it has a graphic of all of the states where I have found geocaches.

I may go for a backpacking trip this weekend, but we are still deciding where, and whether the weather will be appropriate.  I will keep you posted as we talk about it some more.  I hope we get to go, as it has been far too long since my last camping trip.  I need to repack my backpack, but then I will be ready.

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Geocaching on the Storm Chase

Over the past month, I have been out chasing storms in the Great Plains.  Sometimes, during down-time, or quick stops, I would go find a quick cache.  I found caches is Colorado and Nebraska, both of which were new states for me to geocache.  I was only in Wyoming briefly, and did not find the one I was looking for there.

My first find was near Lake McConaughy, NE.  I found this one while a storm passed over the lake on 5/23/18.

My second find was near Sterling, CO, at a rest stop.  This one was more difficult, as I had to go through some light brush and shredded my long hair.

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Outdoors in the Next Few Weeks

I will not get to attend another air rifle practice or Civilian Marksmanship Program shoot again until the fall semester.

I will, however, be on the road for the next about six weeks.  During this time, I will be chasing storms, when storms are available.  When there are no storms, I will probably visit parks and do some geocaching.

Most importantly, I will be with other students or coworkers, so I will hopefully expose a few new folks to geocaching and the art of exploring the outdoors.

Stay tuned, as I will post photos as I can on this blog.

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Lagging Behind on Goals

I am lagging behind on my outdoor goals this year.  Every year, I swear I will shoot more, reload more and camp more.  I’m 1/3 of the way through the year, and have barely done any of these things.

I don’t see myself doing any of them in the next couple of months either, as I will be on the road quite a bit.  I might squeeze in some camping, but it’s hard to say.

I missed air rifle practice tonight and the Civilian Marksmanship Program this weekend.  The next CMP will be in the fall.  Supposedly, my fall will be busier than my spring, so I don’t know if I’ll get to many of them or not.

I am a little disappointed in myself.

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Air Rifle Practice and Geocaching

I finally made it to air rifle practice.  This was the first time in quite a few weeks where I have been able to attend practice.  I shot from the standing position, and my scores were mediocre.  I have updated the air rifle practice page with my scores.

After air rifle practice, I got a call from two of my students who wanted to go geocaching on campus.  I had already found the geocache back in September, but decided I would tag along as well.  They found the cache in just a few minutes, and we all signed the log.

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Missed Air Rifle Practice

I missed air rifle practice again tonight.  I wasn’t feeling well, and so I probably would not have shot well anyhow.

I am falling behind on my shooting goals.  I will need to step up my game and attend air rifle more often.

Next week, it will definitely happen.  No more excuses.  Unfortunately, I see that I have a tag called “excuses” that I have apparently used before…

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Geocaching and Site-Seeing in Utah

I went on a road trip with several of my students to a conference in Provo, UT.  We left Socorro, NM, and drove through very rural NM, CO, and UT.

On the way there, the weather was rainy and windy.  We were also in a rush to get to the first event of the conference.

On the way home, one car rushed back, but my car took our time.  We first stopped in Moab, UT, where I have been many times.  After lunch, we walked around downtown, finding one geocache.  One of the students had done geocaching as a kid, and was happy to learn that there was an app for finding them.

After that, we drove a little farther.  We climbed up to the opening of Wilson’s Arch.  Most of us had the wrong shoes, but we made it up there.

After that, we made one more stop by the Beehive just before reaching Monticello, UT.

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