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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's been a brutal, cold, snowy winter so far. Have you been out caching in this weather?

What are some of your favorite winter caching stories?

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've been out a few times but for short periods only.

the one story that stands out this winter is my log for GC4W69Q Soules Creek (WARCS)

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I made this one an adventure to never be forgotten. Started off at the winter parking area following what I expected to be another cachers footprints. They very well may have been but they did not lead in the correct direction. After much following and a few twists and turns, the bootprints lost their shape and turned into animal track. The humans must have turned back. A quick check on my progress towards the cache I found that I was needing to double back and find the stream. So there were deer tracks down the path of the stream, I thought this may be a simple way to get where I need to be. Not so. One step and I was about shin deep in muck. Scared of this message until I came to the main stream and found that I needed to find my way across the little tributary. Fortunately there's enough ice to support me as I made my way across the 15 feet of ice. now why was I out here again? Oh yeah, to find the cache. Found my way to Ground Zero easily and signed my name to the logbook. Decided to follow the other cachers tracks back out.


posted some pics too.

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CommanderUSN
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here it is the end of January and I have only found 2 caches all month. It really has been brutal and I haven't taken to 'cold caching' at all this year. That is not to say that I haven't gone out before this year it's just that I now have to drive a fair distance to get to a cache...and it's been so much nicer to just sit inside a warm house.

Here's an FTF Log from a few years back that may bring a chuckle.
[quote]N 43° 09.163 W 089° 25.942
FTF...sorry guys but GrammyB took me out to dinner and "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Fireside (I highly recommend it by the way) and even though we got home late(12:15), I had to check the e-mail and saw this one. Well, I was pretty wired by drinking too much coffee with the meal and dessert so thought I would watch a little TV and go to bed. Didn't work...that's when I decided some exercise might help so got out and at 2:40 AM found it...it was only 18 degrees out with the wind blowing about 15-20 knots and little help from the overcast sky...and my 2.5 million candle power piece of crap died on me again(that happened on Wexford Wanderings, my first FTF) and seems to plague me. Thank God, I now always have with me my mini-mag-lite. When I did get back home, I decided I would take a little nap before logging but fell fast asleep. For future cachers the waypoint I am adding to this log is where I parked. Double stamped log and left Chairface TB and a calling card. TFTC

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Walkingadventure, I have to say that my cache count does not go very high in the winter months. It is not that I like this, It is just hard for me to get out in the deep snow. The caches that I have done are easy and not far off the beaten path in the winter months.
 
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