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1 02/15/2015 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 02/15/2015 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 02/14/2015 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 05/26/2014 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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1 01/29/2011 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

 

2 12/31/2010 foxult Didn't find it

DNF'ed it today because of some claustrophobia, but I plan to return with a better mindset.

Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3uchW0GzHU

1 12/11/2010 therapaint Found it

Flashlight:  check.  Backup flashlight:  check.  Kneepads:  check.  Work gloves:  check.  Two working pens:  check.  Adreneline:  check.  Stupidity injector at full throttle:  oh, checka checka check.

The thermometer in the cachemobile read 28 degrees before I stepped out and assembled my gear.  I had just dropped off the kids at school and had intended to get to my jobsite with the intention of attempting this cache later in the day after work.   With the knowledge that the "trailhead" was only two miles away from my location, I couldn't resist the immediate challenge that this cache presented.  Fully prepared and oblivious to the cold, I assaulted the the Open Hole without a bit of hesitation wondering how I've reached a point in my life where I'm completely at ease in a storm drain.  Memories of LTOTC came flooding back, and I found myself smiling as I worked each section of the trail.  I studied my surroundings carefully as I went along, and I enventually sighted the perfectly secured, yellow prize - FTF baby!!  I signed in and quickly made my way back to the cachemobile where I stowed my gear and sipped my still-hot coffee.  18 minutes from start to finish - I would be curious to know how others fare on this down and not-so-dirty journey.  Not long enough to be grueling, but just right for a nice little challenge - there was one aspect of this trail that I particularly enjoyed, but I'll stay silent so others can anticipate the challenge.  I called the CO to express my thanks for a nice cache, and I'll do so again here:  GREAT cache and fun on a cold morning; my customer never even noticed that I was a bit late!