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Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Kearney Hike & Bike
Mood:  accident prone

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Took another trip to do some geocaching in Kearney on May 1st.  Traced along Kearney's Hike & Bike trail with Google Earth, and fed that into geocaching to list all the caches near the trail.  Came up with 30, but only managed to find 20, for various reasons!  Still, that's the most I've found in one day.

Supposed to be ~8 miles from the Archway to Cottonmill park, and I thought I might walk the round trip.  But with all my hunting, I had 13 miles by the time I got to Cottonmill, and it was about 3 p.m., so I wimped out and took a taxi partway back.  By the end of the day, I had walked 16 miles, the most I've ever walked, as far as I know!

Saw lots of neat things today, this trail is really fun.  High point of the day might have been the family of geese I saw near the Archway.

The low point of the day was about only 10 minutes later.  My GPS died on me within 500 feet of my last find of the day!  Arrgh!  I searched fruitlessly for a while, and got poked several times by some thorns.  Been poked before, but this hurt a lot worse.  Ten minutes later, I had big bumps on my forearms and wrists, and a lot of pain.  I figured it was poison ivy, but now, the next day, I have just a little tingle where I was poked, and it's getting better as time goes on.  WHEW!!

Does anyone know of thorns that create this kind of reaction??

Posted by marshallmd at 12:37 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 May 2007 12:49 PM CDT

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