Chet and I went on an adventure to LA-96

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So, I’ve been fascinated with American nuclear history for ages, and Chet and I got talking about what if any nuclear launch facilities there were in LA. We found LA-96 online and set off on an expedition to explore. An interesting site, its a pity there are no radars left there. Apparently SF-88 is the place to go for tours from vets and radars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I also made a quick and dirty 360 degree video of the view of LA from the top of the nike control radar tower:

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Geocaching with TheDevilDuck

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In what amounts to possibly the longest LAX layover ever, I’ve been hanging out with Chet at his place in Altadena for a few days on the way home after the Nova mid-cycle meetup. We decided that being the dorks that we are we should do some geocaching. This is just some quick pics some unexpected bush land — I never thought LA would be so close to nature, but this part certainly is.

 

 

 

 

 

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Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool

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I did a walk with the Canberra Bushwalking Club from Casuarina Sands (in the Cotter) to Kambah Pool (just near my house) yesterday. It was very enjoyable. I’m not going to pretend to be excellent at write ups for walks, but will note that the walk leader John Evans has a very detailed blog post about the walk up already. We found a bunch of geocaches along the way, with John doing most of the work and ChifleyGrrrl and I providing encouragement and scrambling skills. A very enjoyable day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanderings

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I am on vacation this week, so I took this afternoon to do some walking and geocaching…

That included a return visit to Narrabundah trig to clean up some geocaches I missed last visit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And exploring the Lindsay Pryor arboretum because I am trying to collect the complete set of arboretums in Canberra:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And then finally the Majura trig, which was a new one for me:

 

 

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I enjoyed the afternoon. I found a fair few geocaches, and walked for about five hours (not including driving between the locations). I would have spent more time geocaching at Majura, except I made it back to the car after sunset as it was.

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Percival trig

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I had a pretty bad day, so I knocked off early and went for a walk before going off to the meeting at a charity I help out with. The walk was to Percival trig, which I have to say was one of the more boring trigs I’ve been to. Some of the forest nearly was nice enough, but the trig itself is stranded out in boring grasslands. Meh.

 

 

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