Friday, April 21, 2017

Another item crossed off our Geocaching Bucket List

Nana and I took a geocaching trip in early April
traveling around Virginia with hopes of completing
several items on our Geocaching Bucket List.

By the end of our trip, we had completed
five, yes FIVE, of those items.
And  Yes!, we had all sorts of fun
doing them.

This is a quick story about one of the items!

#1 - Buffalo Mountain a.k.a. Floyd County, VA

Back in December of 2012, Nana & I were trying to fill in some Virginia Counties when we happened upon Floyd County.  At the time there were only three geocaches right in the heart of Floyd County and one of them had disappeared and had a long list of DNFs on the page.

That left two:
GC1J1HX - eye high - 7 favorite points
GCNNZP - Buffalo Mtn. Preserve Cache - 35 favorite points

At the time, we got lost trying to get to the parking coordinates, eventually gave up and put the county, and these two caches, on our Geocaching Bucket List.

Fast forward to early April 2017.

Thanks to Google Maps we were able to plot our path to first the main gate and then up the gravel road to the parking area.

After a hard climb, we first made a fast find at "eye high" and then a short while later the second find on the mountain - "Buffalo Mtn. Preserve Cache"

Can you see the cache?
Nana at the top of Buffalo Mountain
To be honest the Buffalo Mountain cache did take us just a few minutes to find - but we might have been distracted by the view!

After making the finds we started the zig zag trail back to the SNAP!!!-mobile
and proudly crossed Buffalo Mountain off of our bucket list!
Several weeks later I was looking at the same area and saw something surprising!

We had found those caches on April 7th - two days later,
on the 9th, another cacher hide another cache on the mountain!!!

 Till next time...
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

Suffolk Nana & Papa - - - or just plain ol' - - - -  SNAP!!!  

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