There were many challenges that had to be overcome to find this cache. First, was figuring out where it was. After overcoming that, Mrs. OSC and I made the trip down the road we read about in the past logs. They are an understatement! Since the last log over a year ago, the road has gotten a lot worse, so much so that we could not get closer than .31 miles. Due to failing daylight we gave up the hunt for the day. This was on Sunday the 4th.
I talked it over with Pappy of Pappy'sPosse and we determined that maybe his geo-truck might be a better solution. So he and I together went after this one today.
As we drove down the road this time, two BIG farm dogs came running at the truck, surrounded it and barked and snarled at us for a few hundred feet...and we were still .5 away from the cache!
They gave up their chase but we had to stop at .31 again. At that point there is a crater in the road. If anyone else after us gets this far, you'll know what is meant by it. Even Pappy's truck couldn't go through that. So we went around it!
His phone rang and it was a call he had to take so we stopped a little way past the canyon. I kept an eye out for the dogs but they went back to the farm house we were now parked in front of. I then saw a pick-up truck coming our way down the road and without hesitation it went right around the canyon. As he passed us on the right I nodded to the farmer in the truck. He parked and came over and I explained what we were up to. He said, "This road don't go nowhere and in my experience most people heading that way are up to no good." I explained caching and he seemed satisfied. When Pappy got off the phone we continued down the road.
It was spooky with the branches smacking the truck on both sides the whole way to GZ. As soon as we stopped a cloud of mossies descended on us. This was going to be a challenge!
After about a five minute search we found the cache! Despite not being found in a long time it was dry inside, although the spiral part of the notepad was rusted badly. We signed the log and made a quick exit! We stopped again and talked to the farmer and he seemed fine with us but told us about the folks that have been up to no good and what they've done to his fields. That's why he won't fill in the canyon...to keep people away. Cachers be careful!