Villanow, Georgia

January 7, 2020

I headed north this morning through the Chattahoochee National Forest to capture some new Geocaches in Villanow, Georgia.The caches were located at the Villanow Community Center. There was a couple hanging out doing what couple do in the middle of the most direct paths to all three caches, so I decided to ride around and come back after they had finished their conversation.

I ventured north on Georgia 201 from the crossroads with Georgia 136 to a relatively modern Phillips Cemetery. I also stopped to photograph Cavender Cemetery (Find A Grave # 33175).  This old family plot is in a field behind lock and key. Joseph Warren Cavender is buried here with his wife and in-laws.  A quick internet check suggests he was a Confederate veteran and quite the local business man after the war.

Cavender Cemetery, Walker County, Georgia

I also found a log corn crib built in the 1880’s by Archibald Reed. Reed was the son of a Confederate veteran that lived in Gordon County and died sometime after the Battle of Vicksburg. Arch Reedand his wife Rosa Kennemer raised a large family in this area.   More information and sources are posted at Vanishing Georgia on Facebook.



A Reed Corn Crib
Arch Reeds Corn Crib and Sheep, Walker County, Georgia

I did find two of the three caches (#1728 and #1729) . phone died and I got hungry!

Bird Skull, Resaca Battlefield

February 18, 2018 – The sun shined and the day warmed up. We took a jeep ride to the Resaca Battlefield Park in Resaca, Georgia. Walking along Camp Creek I encountered the bleached bones of a bird. The beak is several inches long and vertebrae near by were relatively large. I would thing it was a Great Blue Heron.

Heron Skull Feb 18, 2018
Possible Great Blue Heron Skull Feb 18, 2018

Calhoun Georgia Rock’s

I have joined the ranks of Facebook followers hunting for painted rocks around town.  It seems it is another summer craze much like Pokemon was last summer. I have hunter Geocaches Letterboxes, and Munzees at one time or another, so it is kinda natural for me to join in. Here are my first three finds:


Dry Creek Milkweed

May 28, 2017: We took the Jeep to attempt a geocache near the Dry Creek Trailhead in Chatooga County this morning.  Along one section of the road toward the Pinhoti Trail there were several clumps of Milkweed being visited by Black Swallowtails.