Sunday, June 16, 2013

GeoTour - 4 Park Saturday

This GeoTour celebrates the 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks with 100 new geocaches in 100 parks across the state. Learn more and get a GeoTour passport and list of caches at GeoTours Washington State Parks. There are commemorative geocoin prizes for those submitting a passport showing they found 50 or 100 GeoTour caches.
We went on a epic adventure today to 4 state parks. 

Stop 1 of the Day: We started at South Whidbey State Park. This was about 2 hours from our house.  We started at our farthest point. We got a little turned around and ended up walking to the beach instead of the cache.  The steps to the beach were killer. 

We also saw 2 deer out on our walk.

I am wondering if I am on the geocaching exercise program.  We eventually ended up on all things the Hobbit trail.  Wish I had gotten a pic of the trail sign.  We found the cache at long last.
Smile for Nonna - We found the cache at long last
Stop 2 of the Day: Fort Casey was our next stop.  This is one park I want to come back and explore more extensively.  They were flying kites here.  Fort Casey has the gun battery.

According to my kids, we didn't spend enough time climbing on everything here.  Fort Casey also has admiralty lighthouse. 

The cache took us away from these to locations to a little known section of the park.  It was really interesting. We will be back.

Stop 3 of the Day: Fort Ebey just up the road from Fort Casey.  We took another hike.  One of the view points was especially lovely.  We even ran into another cacher we know who was out getting Centennial Caches as well. 

Stop 4 of the Day: Joseph Whidbey was our last stop of the day.  I am glad we had the GPS as this park doesn't have much signage until you reach it. Just before we saw this eagle.

This is the kind of beach I really like.  There was tons of driftwood.  It was relatively flat for walking. There were several driftwood structures. This is the biggest one I have ever seen.

This is another beach that would be great to bring a picnic to.

Our grand total of Centennial Caches is 8!  It is hard to believe that someone has already found 50 of these caches.

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