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Found it Mudfrog found Anchors Away

Sunday, September 22, 2013Louisiana

I noticed this cache back when it first came out but was hesitant about bringing the bass rig over to try for it. Ended up getting a kayak for Christmas last year and it took until last month to dawn on me that it would be perfect for getting this cache.

Arrived to the general area where i had to solve my first problem. That being to figure out where to park and launch. The two places i picked out on google earth were off limits (one had private use only signs and the other had no parking signs), so i had to come up with another idea. Knowing how nice and helpful most Louisianians are, i went to the first house that had cars parked in front of it and asked to see if they would let me park in their driveway. The owner said it was fine so i carried the yak across the street and launched from there.

Had a fierce northeast wind today and as luck would have it, the cache was .75 miles in that direction. Oh well, had to go for it so took to paddling straight into the wind. Ended up hitting bottom a couple of times and spooked a few gar but otherwise made pretty good time to ground zero. Came in from the wrong side on the first attempt and after about 10 minutes of searching, got back in the yak and paddled around to the other. It wasn't looking good as i searched for another 20 or 30 minutes but just as i was about to give up, i finally spotted the container.

Unfortunately, it was full of water and the log sheet was ruined. I tried to get it out without tearing but it disintegrated upon touching it. Luckily i had some rite in the rain paper with me so i replaced the log with that before retying the container back a couple of inches higher than where i found it. The trip back was easy with the stong wind to my back. I figure that was the fastest i've ever gone in the kayak since i've had it.

To be honest, i gave this one a 50/50 chance of being found because of how long it had been out. Still, i figured the adventure of going out to find it would make the trip worth it. It was alot of fun but of course the icing on the cake was the finding of the cache itself. I had a great time finally getting this one today,, Thanks for the adventure! ftf

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
 
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