Yesterday afternoon, the kids and I went out to see if we could find a couple of newly published caches. The D/T for this cache is 3.5/2. It took us about 15-20 minutes to drive to GZ. Then we had to climb uphill from the road to the treeline through some briars. The 2 rating on the terrain is fair, though; it wasn’t too difficult to get there. Then we had to figure out where to look first. Based on the name of the cache (the CO does not provide a hint), we settled on a particular tree. After a few minutes of searching, we found it. Noah took a picture:
Can you see it? Let’s zoom in and highlight it…
Isn’t it cute?! We earned the FTF.
Then it was on to another difficult cache a little further up the road. The next one is rated 4/1.5. The only hint provided by the CO is that we do not need to go beyond the gate. When we reached GZ, nothing caught our attention. Lots of potential hiding places, nothing too remarkable. As I poked around a cedar tree, I noticed something hanging behind one of the hunting club signs.
“Noah, take a look at that…it probably isn’t the cache because it’s right out in the open, but it won’t hurt to look.”
He jumped up the hill and poked around the sign. Sure enough, it was the cache. Hidden in plain sight.
The chain is what caught my eye. The screw and the chain look like they’ve been there for a while. But when Noah pulled on the screw head, the cache came out behind it. Another FTF!
Both were really creative hides.