Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Respite

With over 7 inches of rain falling in the Southern California area over the past week, the weekend dawned bright, and for the most part sunny.  There were patchy clouds in the sky, and the mountains were out in all of their glory.  From the looks of things, it appears as if the snow level was down to about 4000 feet or so.  That's Mt. San Gorgonio, which tops out at over 11,500 feet.  Beyond San Gorgonio would be Joshua Tree National Park.

The Tadpole and I went out on Saturday, first to visit my mom who's in the hospital recuperating from hip replacement surgery, and then secondly to pick up some caches.  We did a circuitous route through Riverside and then north to Redlands and finally west through Rancho Cucamonga.  We found a variety of caches, including one virtual cache which I ended up putting on my top 5% list.  Our last three caches, I'd done some research on and we didn't have any coordinates for the three caches.  We ended up finding all three of them without the benefit of the GPSr.  The cache page descriptions and Google satellite images were enough.

With more rain forecast for this week, we'll have to hope that the weather cooperates on the weekend.  Until then, we'll enjoy these respites between raindrops.

Picture was taken near Bravest of the Brave - by SlowMover

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4 comments:

Erika Jean said...

Hope your mom gets better and healed soon!

we have snow here too on our mountains, though I didn't get a picture this good ;-)

Webfoot said...

Thanks Erika
She was standing and taking baby steps within the first 24 hours after surgery. With all the arthritis in her hip, I'm sure she'll be in a lot less pain down the road.

chaosmanor said...

Gorgeous photo, and I bet the original is even better; sometimes all the transfers make these shots a lot less than they were at the start. I was out driving yesterday, for the first time in two weeks, and the snow on the Santa Ynez, and on Topatopa Peak in particular, was awesome! Not as good as in your shot, but still nice to see :-)

MuddyBottoms said...

I love the blog, and have added it to my geocaching blog list on my blog. Keep em coming!!!