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
This series of caches is 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 and fulfill all of the requirements will receive the honor of becoming a member of the Geocacher Special Forces.
I will post their names and the date that they completed the series on the Navy SEAL cache page.
For those who successfully retrieve the Navy SEAL cache and sign the log, if you want to be eligible for the Geocacher Special Forces, I will also require a photo of you holding the Navy SEAL cache in your hand.
Send the photograph to Hitman4@new.rr.com
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.
Every geocacher who successfully completes this military series, personally retrieves and logs all of the caches, and fulfills all of the requirements will receive a Geocacher Special Forces patch.
Once you have completed the requirements, please notify me by sending me an email: Hitman4@new.rr.com
Navy SEAL training is universally regarded by military experts as the toughest in the world.
Over 80% of those who attempt to become a Navy SEAL fail to complete the training.
I expect a similar failure rate for this series of caches.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS CACHE ALONE OR AT NIGHT!
Please return this cache to the EXACT SAME LOCATION.
Be sure and carry a pen with you while you retrieve the cache!
This particular cache will honor the U.S. Navy SEALs.
The acronym SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land.
U.S. Navy SEALs operate in any type of terrain or weather. They use underwater SCUBA gear, parachute from planes, and climb or repel down from cliffs.
As a former Navy Corpsman, I have the utmost respect for them.
Navy SEAL Team operating underwater. (Sea)
Navy SEAL parachuting from plane. (Air)
Navy SEAL Team operating in the forest. (Land)
Navy SEALs are the fiercest and most highly skilled fighting force in the world. You'll need some of that skill and determination to retrieve this cache!
After you retrieve the cache and sign the log, turn around and salute the flag on top of the hill.
"As Commanding Officer of base NAVGEO, it is my high honor to present the Geocacher Special Forces Award to the following recipients who by completing this military cache series have distinguished themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of injury above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in the sport of Geocaching."
The first Geocacher Special Forces Award was presented on 10 April 2010 to the following individuals:
Special recognition goes to TPride for his FTF of every cache in this series on 10 April 2010.
Special recognition also goes to Sgt. Pockets who became the first female member of the Geocacher Special Forces on 29 October 2010.
Special recognition goes to sweetlife for finding 5000 caches. He chose the Navy SEAL cache to be his milestone. Very impressive indeed!
Special recognition goes to bartrod for being the oldest candidate to become a member of the Geocacher Special Forces at the age of 62 years.
Special recognition goes to Gideon of the GZmen for being the youngest candidate to become a member of the Geocacher Special Forces at the age of 8 years, 8 months and 18 days.
Special recognition goes to Stubbs13 for being the youngest female to become a member of the Geocacher Special Forces at the age of 12 years, 11 months and 11 days.
The Geocacher Special Forces Award was presented to the following individuals:
4. RJ McKenzie 11 April 2010
5. wiskey33 (Curt) 11 April 2010
6. Lone_Gunman 13 April 2010
7. huffinpuffin2 16 April 2010
8. biomass 17 April 2010
9. Run N Search 16 May 2010
10. Walkingadventure 16 May 2010
11. stub45 22 May 2010
12. Mattstad 22 May 2010
13. Jstajlr 13 August 2010
14. Team Sandman 29 October 2010
15. MacGyver74 29 October 2010
16. Sgt. Pockets 29 October 2010
17. babokooks 18 November 2010
18. sweetlife 18 December 2010
19. bartrod 18 December 2010
20. Muggle B 28 December 2010
21. isjustus4 01 January 2011
22. polkajen 14 January 2011
23. Zoesbrother 19 January 2011
24. WI.Hibiscus 26 February 2011
25. HideNseeker1 11 March 2011
26. SkiDooer800 11 March 2011
27. Team Honeybunnies (Seth) 06 March 2011
28. Shawnee6570 11 June 2011
29. goirish75 11 June 2011
30. GZmen (Kall & Gideon) 11 June 2011
31. hardinfam (Tonya) 12 June 2011
32. Stubbs13 28 August 2011
33. dnScreaminEagle 06 November 2011
34. mightythordog 06 November 2011
35. marg49 06 November 2011
36. tractormanjed 06 November 2011
37. Foreverwolf78 (Ben) 15 March 2012
38. twbartman (Tom) 29 April 2012
39. pulda1 (Don) 29 April 2012
40. JustUsVons (Shane) 19 July 2012
41. Lacknothing (Marie) 22 July 2012
42. wiskey33 (Barb) 04 August 2012
43. CacheH@wk 30 March 2013
44. ski4 04 April 2013
45. d + j reitz 04 April 2013
You all are a credit to the Geocacher Special Forces!
Remember all information about your mission is considered Top Secret!