One thing I have done in the past, and enjoy doing from time to time is caching in the snow. There is something super challenging (with many traditional caches) about caching in the snow. Now, light snow, dusting events aren’t a big deal, but looks like Wednesday we’ll have around eight inches of snow in the immediate DC region. Further west could see snow depth totals of 12 inches.
Hopefully I will have some more to share once the snow has fallen and I’m out filming and caching. In fact, this will likely be where I make my first video blog (vblog) for this new blog.
Fifth cache of the year, here at “Kemanorel’s Magic Shop”
I’ve always been and outdoors type person. Nothing extreme, but I do prefer outdoor activities versus indoor. I enjoying hiking, biking, kayaking and what will likely be a big focus here: geocaching.
With Geocaching, I started back in March 2002. The game was still very new. Within my local county, there was about a dozen caches and by end of summer I had found about eight of them.
Now, for the next couple years I played here and there with the game, but in 2005 was sidelined with health issues. That lasted until 2008 for which I had resolved the health issues but it look a while before I got interested again. However, the game had changed. The game was huge, Groundspeak became a corporate monster and most of the ideas of the game I had remembered from the beginning had changed. I still cached but by the middle of 2011 I had enough of the Grounspeak staff, the reviewers, the forum moderators and more. It was clear I wasn’t making any friends and began to see clear favoritism (like my request for cache publication being denied, then someone else getting the spot). I took a break for about a year and quarter. This nearly brings us back up to date. With a couple of things changing (and a pending possible move) I am returning to the hobby. Taking a fresh look (and likely including a username change) at the game and forgiving those from the past. Now will be caching in the modern way.
Now, as for the other stuff, well I don’t belong to any clubs, groups, etc. Pretty much a solo activity when it comes to the biking, hiking, kayaking and more.