Saturday, September 27, 2008
The kids were ecstatic as we seemed to sit for nearly 15 minutes watching them. My dog was whimpering as she just wanted to jump out of the van and play but alas I didn't think that would go over to well with the bears and wasn't willing to find out what would happen if I did.
Needless to say it was very exciting to finally see not one but 2 bears up close and just the way I want to find them in the van and not on the trail. I know one day we will probably run into one if we keep on travelling down trails and paths but I guess we will deal with that when it happens.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
We managed to collect quite the pile of garbage for the event and everyone seemed to be quite cheerful considering all the rain. Perhaps that was due to the great scavenger hunt that this cleanup included. We were able to find every item on the list which made the kids very excited indeed. Another bonus perhaps was the addition our team contributed in the form of a wonderful birthday cake we provided to celebrate out daughters upcoming birthday. To wrap up the event a bunch of us got to head over the the world headquarters of World Caching to mull over a few items we just needed to have if you know what I mean.
We recently attended this geocaching event and what an event it was. We started off in a North Burnaby parking lot and proceeded on a round trip adventure that took us into deep cove and North Vancouver and many parts of Burnaby. The cache hided were challenging with many exciting twists to solving the puzzle. My entire family attended the event and we truly learned to work together especially at the canoe cache. The day wrapped up with a wonderful barbeque atop Burnaby Mountain. We are so looking forward to the next Scruffster event as this one was a very memerable one.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The hike was a bit of a challenge for us newbies to terrain 5's. We went along pretty good and the Turtles gave us plenty of breaks which was nice of them as they could have just went ahead of us and had us catch up later. The trail was an even and steady climb up and around the bends until we opened up into a big bowl just before the face of the mountain.
Once we hit the face of the mountain it was an errie sight to see just how devistating the crash must have been with airplane parts strewn everywhere up and down the face of the mountain. We got to one of the main parts of the plane and found the cache. A good moment to sit and rest while signing the log and taking in the view.
With the cache found and all the pictures taken we headed back to camp. Just as we got started back it started to hail then snow. What is going on it's August for Pete sake. Well luckily I packed the jackets just in case so we were able to bundle up which was weird seeings how just half an hour ago it was sunny and hot and we were peeling layers off. The Turtle reminded us that this kind of weather change is par for the coarse for this type of altitude change. All in all it was an awesome adventure and we can't wait to go on another Tulameen Turtles adventure in the future.