Traditional
Task Difficulty: 3.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 3.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Open Hole - OU01C3

 Open Hole

Hidden by  TermiteHunter

N 35° 12.744' W 80° 38.095' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Micro
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 09 December 2010
 Date Created: 09 December 2010
 Last Modified: 09 December 2010
 Waypoint: OU01C3

 


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
2786 Visitors
6 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recommendation}} 3 Recommendations
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Cache Attributes

Bring Your Own Pen Offset Cache Flashlight Required Dangerous Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Open Hole
An Opencaching Exclusive

Fans of the Down & Dirty series will know exactly what to do here.  Coordinates will place you at the "trailhead".  When presented with an option, keep right.  You are looking for a bright yellow cigar tube hidden in near plain site.
Gather the appropriate attire and make your way to the cache.  I prefer to remain clean and dry while caching so this one will permit you to do the same if you take minor precautions. 

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1 15 February 2015 Recommendation gbmcache Found it

Goin' PostNet was the hero for the day.  Accompanied by themulcher and me he was the lead in finding the cache. Themulcher stayed on top offering encouragement and actually spotted the cache from his perspective. I bailed after the first leg underground while Mr. PostNet with great courage marched (actually climbed and crawled) forward to make the find. Many thanks to folult for his videos and later encouragement. It was not a fiffteen minute adventure however. Afterwards, for a bit of relaxation, we traveled around and made a few other less arduous finds.

1 15 February 2015 themulcher Found it

I teamed up with Goinpostnet and GBMcache to tackle this one. OH what fun we had. SLTNLN TFTC  photos to follow

1 14 February 2015 Recommendation GoinPostNet Found it

I was definitely out of my comfort zone doing this cache, but I'm really glad that I pushed myself to complete it!

I met up with gbmcache, who suggested going after this the other day, as well as themulcher. Glad I had on knee pads since I did a lot more crawling than I thought I would. Luckily it was very dry inside and there wasn't a cold wind like outside!

Now that it's over I can say that it was an awesome experience. Thanks for the fun hide...why would you go in there to begin with?

1 26 May 2014 Recommendation rvstauff Found it

GOT IT!

 

I know you don't believe me, TH, but I have had my eye on this cache since publish.  It has been on my "to-do" list since 2010.  That's right - it takes me nearly 4 years to get time to do stuff like this!

I scouted this cache a week or so ago to see how accessible the "Trailhead" is this time of year.  Not too bad.  Today was the day!  I suited up with kneepads (REQUIRED - I don't know how you could do this without pads) and waders (depends on the day - today it was nearly dry and I could have done it in water shoes or even sneakers... when I checked a week or so ago, there was a good 6 inches of water at least at the trailhead).

I was so jazzed to get to this I left the house without a key piece of tackle... MY FLASHLIGHT!  I even had a headlamp I acquired for this very purpose that I left at home.  Geeez.  I realized my blunder when I parked my car.  Makes me so mad.  I peoceeded anyway, in the interest of finishing up the cache quickly so I could re-join my family for Memorial Day festivities faster.  I figured a cell phone flashlight could do.

Long story short, I was successful!  I had a blast with this.  I'll attach a pic.  I am VERY thankful that the cache was not placed farther from the "Trailhead".  I was READY to make that find right where it was.  I don't know if I would have gone another pipe.

By the way, I can totally see how Foxult missed the hide.  TH's idea of "hidden in plain sight" is different than mine (and a lot of people's)!  Great hide.

Thanks for the cache, TH!  I have "recommended" this cache.  I am glad to be the first visitor in over a year.  More peeps need to try this out!

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The log

1 29 January 2011 foxult Found it

This time I went better prepared, mentally and physically.  I took knee and elbow pads (didn't need the elbows, though), and my knees were especially thankful.  Since I knew better what to expect, claustrophobia didn't set in on this trip.

 

Like the last time (as it turned out), I went past the container without seeing it, so I crawled through about 4 extra pipes until I came to one where I'd have to get down on my stomach and crawl through mud.  Unwilling to do that today, I turned back and more thoroughly searched the areas I'd already passed and finally discovered the container.  Feeling like a sore idiot, I signed the log and crawled out.  I admit that finding the cache made the adventure more worth it.

 

Thanks for good time!  (Photos to follow, eventually.)  Here's a video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8EcH57xNGI