Another day geocaching and another thing to check of my life list. I have now geocached in the snow. There wasn’t enough snow on the ground to prevent me from finding some of the caches I was looking for but there was enough to add another level of challenge. Today was my day out and there was no way that a little snow would keep me at home.
I did not want to travel too far from home so I did some of the caches just south of where we live on a series of short to medium sized walks. The further I went south the deeper the snow got so as the day went on the harder it was to find the caches. I ended up finding 9, including finding the final of a puzzle I had been working on. The best cache of the day was a multi-cache that started on the road and ended on the beach. It was not the best day for a walk on the beach but it was still a lot of fun. The rest of the caches were fairly straight forward traditional caches but the setting made it extraordinary.
Lisa talked me into taking the camera and I am glad I did. I am not sure if the photographs do the scene justice but there is nothing like a west coast winter-scape to relax the soul. My favourite walk was around Spider Lake Provincial Park and even though I only found one of the two caches I was looking for there, it was a magical place to be on this day. A day without snow would have produced more geocache finds but sometimes it is not about the numbers. I would not wish all geocaching days to be in the snow, but the odd one is just fine with me.