|Team No Dead Weight: Keeping our heads above water|
It’s been an interesting, tiring, mostly enjoyable weekend — from spending a relaxing Friday evening/Saturday morning in Martinsville, where I encountered barred owls, baby bunnies, martinis, and sushi; to spending Saturday evening with Kimberly and friends Terry & Beth in Kernersville, with all kinds of good food and wine (appropriately socially distanced, of course); to riots downtown and gunfire outside the house late last night; to geocaching in the gamelands near Pittsboro with Team No Dead Weight all day today.
This morning, friends Diefenbaker (a.k.a. Scott) and Fishdownthestair (a.k.a. Natalie) met me on Clark Poe Road, some ways southeast of Pittsboro near Jordan Lake. There were a good many caches out there in the gamelands, as well as a few near B. Everett Jordan Dam, which provided us with many miles of fairly strenuous hiking (there aren't many trails in the gamelands, and the bushwhacking is at times intense). After days and days of rain, the water level is up just about everywhere, and there are areas we hiked today where we about needed a boat.
I haven’t done any target shooting in ages, so I took my revolver along, mainly to see if the old ammo I have would still fire. It fired. So if, God forbid, there’s more shooting in the neighborhood, I should like to be able to shoot back, if needed. I don’t imagine it will come to that.
Anyhoo, an exhausting but satisfying day. At the end of our outing, my total cache count is now 11,878.
|View from the end of Clark Poe Road|
|We suggested Natalie just swim to the cache, but she did not want to.|
|Fast and high water in the New Hope River|
|Water thunders out from below Everett B. Jordan Dam|
|View from atop the dam|