Eight Days In The Desert – Part III
This is the last in a three part series. Incepit has detailed his and Markirene’s journey to the ET Highway in Nevada along with the powertrail located on Route 66. They took this journey back in May of 2012 and we finally get to hear a little bit more about it. You can read all of part one here and part two here.
Day 7 – Joshua Forest and Vegas Baby!
We started out the morning, finishing route 66. Continuing across the back roads, we headed north and back into Nevada. Of course we had to stop for caches along the way, including some at an old deserted military base, and one at the state border. We stopped in a small mountaintop town called Searchlight to gas up, resupply, and eat. We took a detour north to geocache in the Joshua Tree National Forest. There were many caches in here, but darkness would soon be an issue. Some of the roads were only passable with a vehicle like our Jeep. Leaving the Forest, we headed to Las Vegas, finding a hotel just off the strip to spend the night. Caches for the day, 385.
Day 8 – Las Vegas and the short flight home.
Our last day, we took it easy, doing some urban caching. We found a nice full service car wash that cleaned the Jeep inside and out. It was quite a sight to see our brown Jeep was now a shiny black. The seats no longer billowed a cloud of dust when we sat down. We never heard from the rental agency, so I have to assume they never discovered all the “Jeep Friendly” places the Jeep had been. Mark dropped me at the airport that evening as we had different flights out of different terminals, I was headed home and Mark off for his solo adventure in Florida. I usually don’t sleep on airplanes, but my flight didn’t leave until 11:30PM, so after departure I quickly fell asleep, only waking when we landed in Toronto… to me it was the shortest flight ever! Cache count for the day, 61.
Being one of the most intensive caching trips I’ve been on, the only regret I think I have is that we didn’t have more time to do more caches, but I think we were both on the verge of caching burnout. I would like to thank my loving wife who understandingly allowed me out for this great adventure. When all the numbers were tallied up, a total of 3689 caches were found.