I took off after work today to place a couple of geocaches with my family. Earlier this year, somebody placed a cache called Chicken Head between Mohrland and Hiawatha, but there was nothing in the cache listing explaining what the name meant. Over the next couple of months, somebody placed two more geocaches in the same area with the names Monkey Butt and Zebra Toes. The three caches were each about 0.3 miles apart, and they fell along roughly the same line bearing 303.83 degrees true. I decided to further be a smartass today and placed two more caches on either side of the three existing ones along the same bearing and distance from the others. Now there are five geocaches that are equidistant along the same line. I’m still trying to figure out the names of the two that I placed today, but I’m leaning toward Goose Lips and Camel Fingers.
On the way to place the caches, we stopped at Huntington Reservoir. A short distance past the park entrance is a gate with a “Foot Traffic Welcome” sign that states there is no fee for walk-in traffic, which was a surprise to me. We parked there and walked to the lake shore and watched a huge black storm roll in. After watching the storm for a bit, Traci and I realized that the longer we stayed there, the greater the risk we’d get rained on while we placed our caches. We hurried back to the car and continued up the Mohrland Road and started the hike toward the first cache placement. We got rained on there while I tried hiding a cache under a huge pile of dead sagebrush branches, and hiked about 1,000′ in the rain while we listened to the wind make eerie sounds in the power lines above us. The second cache was a very short distance from a gravel road, so I didn’t get too soaked while hiding it in a pile of rocks at the base of a pine tree. On our way home, we watched the rain fall in different areas to the east while rainbows danced among the falling rain.