Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another Perfect Day

Another perfect day for a jeep ride.  A cloudless sky, and very moderate temps - ideal.

 After the gym and breakfast at Randy's, Dick got the jeep out, and we were off to the Manton area to find some two tracks.  We were inspired by a new cache put out by the Hosta Hillbillies in honor of Frank, of Frank and Peggy.

It's hard to explain how shocked we were by Frank's passing.  He was a hiker and a biker, and always seemed healthy and fit.  He and Peggy have found over 10,000 caches.  He will be missed.
Frank and Peggy

Frank Jay Rens
CADILLAC — Frank Jay Rens, of Cadillac, passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon, April 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac.

In accordance with Frank’s wishes, no services will held at this time. Arrangements were handled by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. 
Found it 05/16/2013 You found Our Cache in Fond Memory of Frank Visit Log
When this cache popped up last night, we agreed that we needed to rearrange our schedule for this afternoon and make the trip south to snag it. Frank was a person who made a positive impression on everyone he came in contact with. We were shocked when we heard of his sudden and untimely death. He will definitely be missed. We are overwhelmed at the thought of  the effect  his loss must be having on Peggy as well as Cricket. We took nothing, left our pathtag and flashlight. Thanks Hostas for placing it in his memory.
Found it 05/16/2013 You found STODDARD LAKE Visit Log
Wow! This was quite an adventure! On this bright sunny spring like (at last) afternoon, we got the Jeep out of the barn and rode down to find the cache placed in Frank Rens' memory. After making that find, we thought a little back roads/two tracks would be fun so we came south on 33 and wound up driving a series of two tracks using an iphone for directions. After a number of attempts to find the road or trail which led to the cache, we gave up and I bushwacked in to GZ. Took nothing, left our pen. Thanks for the fun on a beautiful day.