I suggest that you park here: N 44 16.218 W 088 16.291 and walk down to the trail to attempt these caches.
If you want to begin the series at the other end of the trail near Hwy CE, there is alternate parking available here: N 44 15.574 W 088 16.048
I am beginning a new series of caches that are meant to honor those men and women who have served in the United States military, especially those in the Special Forces.
Military Cache Series
(Listed in order from easiest to most difficult)
Air Force Fighter Pilot GC26ERC
Army Airborne GC26E70
Marine Expeditionary Force GC26E4C
Navy SEAL GC26E2A
Those geocachers who successfully complete this series will receive the honor of becoming a member of the Geocacher Special Forces.
The requirements are listed on the Navy SEAL cache page.
I expect that very few cachers will be able to complete the series and receive this honor!
I will post their names and the date that they completed the series on the Navy SEAL cache page.
Once you complete this series of caches, just notify me that you have personally retrieved and logged all of the caches.
Only those individual geocachers who personally retrieve AND log all the caches in this series are eligible for the Geocacher Special Forces patch. Of course, if you are in a group who finds the cache you can still log it.
This cache could be found at night but may prove extremely difficult.
Be sure to carry a pen with you when you retrieve the cache
Please return this cache to the EXACT SAME LOCATION!
This particular cache will honor the Army Airborne.
Here are some homepages:
Ft. Bragg, "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces"
82nd Airborne Division "All-American"
101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles"
The United States Army Airborne School widely known as Jump School; conducts the basic paratrooper (military parachutist) training for the United States armed forces. It is operated by the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. The Airborne School conducts the Basic Airborne Course, which is open to soldiers of both genders from all branches of the US Army, its sister services, and allied military personnel.
The purpose of the Basic Airborne Course is to qualify the volunteer (all students volunteer for this school) in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment and to develop leadership, self-confidence, and an aggressive spirit through mental and physical conditioning.
The course is three weeks long and consists of "Ground Week","Tower Week" and "Jump Week". Rigorous physical training (PT) is emphasized throughout the entire course. The initial entry PT test consists of the standard Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). All age groups must pass this test using the 17-21 age group standards.
Army Airborne paratroopers are known to have an "attitude".
If you want to finish this series of caches you'd better get an "attitude" too!
Special recognition goes to TPride for his FTF of every cache in this series on 10 April 2010.