Ian and I decided to spend the take on a monstrous adventure to find 6 geocaches located all over southeastern Missouri. We left well before sunrise and got back well after dark. It was a very fun day, but I was exhausted.
Early morning view, overlooking
the 11 Point River in Oregon County, MO.
This was probably the best geocaches I have ever found. It was hidden in the top of this large rock cliff Ian is standing next to.
We stopped for lunch in a little pine grove alongside the highway. I had a terrible
taco lunchable. It was so gross I still have nightmares about it.
We still had 3 caches to go as the sun made its way into the far reaches of the western sky. Luckily all 3 were scattered about the woods below, but each one was over a mile apart.
Mina Sauk Falls, the tallest waterfall in Missouri, I think it’s about 120 feet from top to bottom. I never knew about this waterfall and was very glad to be able to see it.
I stand proud, having made it to the top of these rocks.
We found the final cache of the day, and under and hour of sunlight left – we knew it was going to be a chore getting back to the car. We had to hike down Wildcat Mountain, and then back up Taum Sauk Mountain, a distance of over a mile through the air and over 2000ft of elevation change.
I proclaim that I have now been to the highest point in Missouri. This view is facing northeast, towards to town of Ironton, MO.