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GrouseTales
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Joined: 2002-02-18
Posts: 3399
Location: West Allis, Wi

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How about letting everyone know what cache gave you the most trouble and was the hardest to find.

Sometimes the easy ones turn out to be real SOB's.

The one that gave me the most trouble was Snake Den.

The 4 of us spent almost an hour looking for that puppy. After I found it, I couldnt believe I didn't find it sooner.

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kbraband
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Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 2461
Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 1:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's funny how some caches can be so hard when other people find them so easily. My hardest caches would have to include the ones we could not find at all. We could not find Little Cache Calf in the Wildwood. The fact that it was 11 p.m. on a December night after attending CacheCow's party may have contributed to our level of difficulty. And we could not find A Little Bit of Paradise. Even though a lot of people seem to have trouble with Ottawa Panorama, a friend and I found that one fairly easily. (There, I just admitted defeat but saved face by mentioning a hard cache we DID find.)
 
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arffer
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Joined: 2002-02-17
Posts: 1375
Location: Darien, WI US

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hardest finds:
  1. High and Dry just because of Alan's error of not checking the obvious well enough, and not having a long enough arm.
  2. Red Bridge Wonder again Alan's fault. Little cacheCalf was heading right for where it was, but Alan has to call her back saying No, the GPSR says its over here.
  3. Grant's Tomb was not too hard to find, but murder to access. Image
  4. Hell's Hollow was the most exhausting, 8 miles over very hilly terrain in PA.


Good thread, thanks for the chance to share!


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AprilSharkey
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Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 6
Location: Mequon, WI USA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 11:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

RootRiver Prkwy Halloween Cache(Archived) has to be my hardest one. I transposed the last two numbers of the longitude when I entered them manually into my GPSR (for the first waypoint) I got to the creek, and the GPS said I had to cross to the west side. I vaguely remembered the cache page clues said all were on the east side of creek. Of course I believed my GPS, and not the guy that placed the waypoints, and I plunged across like an idiot. Good thing it was not the top of a cliff....
Anyway, after searching around, and never finding it, I went back to my car and checked the printout (this was the first and last time I ever left a cache printout back at my car) realized and corrected my mistake, and did the rest of the hunt in wet boots. (And that was a long one)

Of course the hardest ones, are the ones I never found.
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Yawningdog
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Joined: 2002-02-21
Posts: 233
Location: Muskego,WI,USA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 11:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I've got a tie here. The first evil cache was one called "They're Here" that Thraxman and I did while bummin' around St. Louis last year. We spent over an hour in the woods at around midnight looking for this dang thing. After twisted ankles and scratches and curses, we finally remembered that the clue was letterbox format and followed it straight to the cache. Doh!
Evil cache #2 was infinitely more embarrassing, since it was at last years picnic and there was a reporter from the Sentinal with us who was thoughtful enough to mention my grousing and whining ("I can't believe this. It's driving me crazy!") in his article. Not only did it take an 8 year old girl to find the cache that I walked right past several times during that long hour but I then had to spend the next two weeks getting razzed by every human being I know (and Rem the Dog, too) about my "so called" hunting skills.
Thanks SO MUCH, Jeremy! <grins>
Truth be told, though, I would much rather spend an hour in a frustrated search for the booty than walk right up to a cache that's out in the open. For me, the fun is in the challenge.
Oh yeah, I have to admit that I grinned from ear to ear when I read that Jeremy couldn't find my Ottawa Panorama cache. Tell the truth, J. Were you just trying to make me feel better? What a guy! Image
 
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Jeremy
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Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 3249
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 4:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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Originally posted by Yawningdog:
Oh yeah, I have to admit that I grinned from ear to ear when I read that Jeremy couldn't find my Ottawa Panorama cache. Tell the truth, J. Were you just trying to make me feel better? What a guy! Image


No I honestly couldn't find Ottawa Panorama Sam. (Glad it made you feel better!) I'm going to have to go out there and give it another try... from the recent posts it seems like it is now a little easier.

My most difficult find still has to be the River Cache, which I found after a difficult hike (I cut across the valley... should have checked the topo) and after looking for 30 minutes in a thunderstorm.

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sbukosky
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Joined: 2002-02-18
Posts: 644
Location: Waukesha, WI USA

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hard Rock Cache. This is the one that stands out as my hardest. The cache was right out in the open. It was the trip getting there and back. Here is my log.

"What a day! The theme of the hunts were thorns! I thought that I'd be smart and check out alternate entrances to the cache. I parked on the side road as it showed half the distance than from the trailhead. The way I took had no existing trail and 100% existing thorns. Once I climbed the hill to the cache, I heard voices from further west. Thought they were hunting too, but they faded away. I found the box shortly after 4PM and sunset was at 4:40. I really didn't want to trailback as it was so difficult but trying to find the park trail would take time as would the hike down H and then over on the side road. Looking east, the way I came in, I saw something non-organic. I used the binoculars that my son Michael gave me for Christmas and saw that it was my car! Thorns be damned. I headed back the hard way and made it out before sunset. This way was definitely a **** terain-wise. I'll have to try it the easy way soon. Took a picture and left all else intact. Everything dry."

Ottawa Panorama was a trip too. A few times I hoped that someone would find my body while I could still be recognized!

Both of these made Mini Bushwack easy except for the fact that this was the first one where I fell hard and the Garmin went flying.
 
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