Above are the pictures I took while hiking to the cache I FTF'd today. Long hike and you can read the details over on the One Thousand Footsteps blog.
This one was published a few days ago, but as most of the cachers around here are good weather hikers, I figured I'd try for a cache in the snow! At times, my feet sunk into the drifts up to my knees. It was fun.
Now I'm always of the belief that if a cache is hard to get to (ie, high terrain stars) then it should be easy to find (ie low difficulty stars) and vise versa. There's one hider around here that, after you hike up to wherever it is you're going, has you looking for a small or micro container hidden in a rock pile!! Now - I hate rock pile caches in towns with nearby parking. These are pointless caches. But to try to find one after a hike, when you're exhausted, and all you want to do is find it quick so you can enjoy where you are? I don't care if the ammo can is empty - just have the cache an easy find!
I don't know about you - but with the level of inaccuracy GPS units tend to have and the shere number of crevices possible on the top of a decomposing granite hill - this made me annoyed. Thankfully, the coords were right on (though certainly not where I would have hidden a cache) and I was able to make my mark and set off back down the hill before all three of my electronics gave out.
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