Now let's fast forward to now, but not all the way. May 2nd, 2015 will do just fine!
It is saturday morning, and I find myself getting out of bed at a awfully early hour. I had worked the night before until midnight, and I never just go right to bed when I get home. I always require a wind down period, which I am certain I am not alone in doing as a practise. So why am I getting up so early if I had not gone to bed at a decent hour the night before? Well for a very good reason, there was a CITO today. A CITO is a geocaching event that has us the geocachers going out and doing something for the environment. Usually we are picking up trash in local parks and along highways, however sometimes we are out also helping remove invasive plant species. But today's event was nothing like them. This time it was helping the users of trails at a local YMCA/YWCA camp called Camp Thunderbird enjoy their time on the trails by clearing the trails of blow down debris.
I joined Grifung and Islandfinders for my first real foray into the Sooke Hills. We had a great hike moving debris off the trails and cutting small blown down trees and moving them out of the way. Please note nothing living was hurt by any of us on this trek, everything was already broken or uprooted from the ground. In the end many of the trails were cleared up for recreational use due to the efforts of the different groups heading off in multiple directions.
Thanks for a fun CITO and taking me under your wing Grifung, and thank you to everyone that came and participated in the event.