Doc’s Adventures #2 Placed!

I’m excited to report that my geocache: Doc’s Adventures #2 has been placed and submitted for review.  Hopefully they’ll get it reviewed and posted soon!

Doc’s Adventures #2 takes the geocacher to an island on the Great Miami River that’s just upstream from the Wayne Madison Bridge.  Without too much trouble, you can reach it by paddling upstream, or it would make a good stop on a run downstream.

I placed it last night by parking at the old Wayne Madison bridge, putting in near there and paddling upstream.  Current was running about 3000 CFS on the Middletown Gauge, but as long as I was careful about where I was in the stream, it wasn’t too hard of a paddle.

I landed on the island and scoped out a suitable spot, before cabling the cache to a tree and covering it with debris.   On a future visit, I’ll be bringing along some trash bags to haul out some of the man-made debris on the island.   It doesn’t look like it gets heavily used, but the few users that do visit, can’t seem to be bothered to pick up after themselves.

After I placed the cache, I decided I’d try to circumnavigate the island.  Since I already knew the current passing the island in the larger north channel was pretty steep, I floated down around the downstream point, and paddled up the smaller southerly channel.  I made it about 3/4 the way up the island before I ran into current too heavy to paddle.  From there, I walked and pulled the boat to the island tip and was glad I did, because I was able to scout out a dangerous strainer on that channel, just after the split from the main river.

From there, I pulled the boat over to the main channel and enjoyed the float back down to the launch.

Check out the map and pictures:

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GCX531 Caesar Creek Island Cache

We decided to make an impromptu run to Caesar Creek to put the pontoon on the water.  The weather was supposed to be nice and the pontoon hasn’t gotten near as much use as I would like it to 🙂

One of the things I like about Caesar Creek is the several islands it has.  Better than that, the two big ones in the lake both have geocaches on them and I’ve had them on the list for some time!  Since we had a geocache friendly crew on board, we decided that we were going to try for one of them.

After putting in at Furnas Shores, we decided that we’d make landing on the island in the south pool.  We easily evaded the submerged trees and put the pontoons on the sand.   Dennis and I made the climb up a small bluff with the aid of some trees and discovered after a minute or two of bushwacking, the island opens up into a beautiful canopy of trees with little ground cover.  As such, it was an easy walk to the cache area.  We found the cache with no issues and made our way back.   This is such a beautiful place that I definitely want to schedule a photoshoot out here!

Here’s a couple of links:

Check out the pictures:

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