Saturday 2 July: Geocaching bike ride, Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves – L/E. I need another 55 caches to reach 1000, so today’s the day. From the Forde entrance to Mulligans Flat NR, ride the CCT and other tracks down to Horse Park Drive. Slow outward due to caching, quick return. If more needed, then north and west along the CCT towards Oak Hill. Contact me if interested.
I drove to the Mulligans Flat NR car park in Forde.
Distance: 34.3km | Climb: 500m | Time: 8.30am-4.55pm (8hrs 25mins), including 10 mins of breaks | Grading: L/E; M(11)
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Having recently completed my 1000th recorded walk, today was the day to find my 1000th geocache. Important milestones (my dear wife calls them millstones) for a list-ticking pedant. Voting was postal and sun promised to shine after a heavy frost at the Gordon
old folks home retirement village.
What can be said? The objective had to be completed; if a cache could not easily be seen by me I moved on (so thus did not find some difficulty 2 caches); I rode till my rear was past sore on my new (insurance replaced after original stolen) bike.
From the car park, a foray south down the bike path for a nearby cache, then along the road through the Woodland Gate (had to be out by 3pm as there was kanga culling), past (and into) the woolshed and so to the adjoining Goorooyarroo NR. Further down the CCT to Horse Park Drive. All that was pretty slow with the stop, drop, find cache, logon, get next on GPSr, hop on and away to repeat.
A quick return to the border of the NRs, then north and west through Mulligans Flat to pick up another couple of caches and give up on several more.
Getting towards 3pm, so south cross country to rejoin the CCT and back out the the car.
46 done and 2.45pm, so along the Gundaroo Rd path (with unsuccessful forays into Forde) and up the CCT towards Oak Hill. At last the final 9 were done.
Was it prophetic or pathetic that the last cache to reach my 1000th was GC64R9C CCT – S2 – Still Climbing? A good or bad omen, as my attention will now turn to the remote geocaches in the Namadgi.
Huge thanks to all the geocache owners who have put out caches to amuse me and others. For their time, planning, expenditure and every other resource – thanks for the fun I’ve had and the fresh air I’ve breathed. On ya! Thanks to my mates, both skeptical and keen, who have come geocaching with me and, more importantly, found them for me!
1 rider – me.