Monday, April 4, 2016

Belle Isle 2016

It's that time of year again - the annual Belle Isle event in Detroit. Each year, the Belle Isle Cachers (Rattrak, Brummelbear, and Team Rumble) hide approximately 45 new caches on the Isle, located in the Detroit River. For one day only, you can enjoy a breakfast, a potluck and 90 caches (last years and this years). 

The caches range from small to large and run the gamut of Traditionals, Multis, Puzzles, and a Letterbox. They are hidden in breakwater rocks, along nature trails, under piers, along shoreline. Their is really a sense of camaraderie with everyone trooping along the trails, helping each other out.

Solo FTF at #17!
Unfortunately, this year the other members of Team Free Range Lobsters were no-shows. My own TaGeez had to work. So I went solo and spent time hanging with friends. I even scored 2 FTF's - a solo one and a group effort.

Group FTF at #15 with Team Talog and Team Larcee

I like how creative the caches have become. The ones shown below are a sampling from last year (archived on Saturday). I grabbed a few before they disappeared.

It was funny weather. Last weekend it was in the high 60's and this weekend is snowed! However, the daffodils didn't seem to mind. Some fanatical group of gardeners have been peppering the Isle with fields of yellow. Lovely.

Have you been to Belle Isle lately? Check out this fabulous video posted by the DNR. I've always loved this gem in the Detroit River, but the 102nd State Park has really shined the last few years under the care of the State.

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