A couple of days ago DH & I made our way to a local nature preserve known as Cane Creek Canyon. We would have loved to hike, but since we were enduring cold blowing wind and wet snow, we just found the first, easy cache at the beginning of the trail.
After we left Cane Creek, we stopped to photograph this plane on a stick. See Santa & Mrs. Clause in the pilot seats?
Next we found this cache which was in really great shape. That’s always a nice surprise.
When we emerged from the woods I saw this rock pile grave. I wonder why some graves are like this. Do you know? There were 3 in this cemetery.
I really like finding caches in old cemeteries, and this was our second cemetery find of the day.
It’s fun finding caches in fence rows.
When I turned around, I saw this–an arrowhead gravestone. (I’ve masked the info.) I have never seen one like this before, and this is what makes geocaching so interesting–you never know what you might stumble across.
Sometimes the beauty is just at your feet.
Another interesting location a cache brought us to was the Flat Rock Community House. This used to be a one room schoolhouse, but now it is used for voting. Out back of the house was another fun sight.
How many of you have ever used an outhouse? I have, and it’s a cold seat on a day like the one we were there!
We saw fields and fields of buttercups whilst we were out caching this day.
Our caching adventure took us to the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. There are other caches there, but this is the only one I found on this trip.
I’ve lived close to here all my life, but I didn’t know about the Oakville Indian Mounds until this caching trip. If you’ve never tried geocaching, you really should because it will take you to so many unusual places!
Personally, I want to be a member of the Long Hair Clan. 😀
Cherokee Indian Removal information.
Creek Indian Removal information. These are my people.
Oakville Indian Mound Information
What’s funny about our visit here is that we think we may have been driving on the walking trail, but honestly, it was impossible to tell. I think we were okay because trust me–it was so cold and windy there wasn’t a soul on the trail.
Geocaching is a marvelous adventure that took us on a several hour trek through several Alabama counties experiencing sights we would have missed otherwise.
Grab a GPSr and go!