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Found it CacheH@wk found Quicksand Swamp

Sunday, April 07, 2013Wisconsin

Since the conditions were still pretty good over at Turkey Trails, I decided I would give this one a shot. After a little searching, I found WP1. Since I was only wearing knee boots, navigating to WP2 from WP1 as the crow flies would have been a little difficult with the open water, so I decided to take the long way around. I knew (from the logs) that WP2 is a stubborn one to find. I searched WP2 for quite some time. The snow is gone there so that wouldn't be a hindrance. I was just about ready to give it up when I noticed something un-natural. Navigating to WP3 was a little tricky. Trail selection was critical with a lot of open water. Lots of cracking while stepping on the ice, but no major breakthroughs. I am guessing that there is probably ice below the water which afforded support and made it seem that the water was shallow. WP3 was an easy find. More open water forced me to take the long way around to WP4. When I got to within 25 feet of GZ, open ice and water stood between me and cache. (Certainly not walkable) Since I went through all this effort, I was bound and determined to finish this off. So I had to MacGyver a makeshift pathway (using items that were closeby) along a fallen tree. At GZ, I was standing on an ice chunk as I opened the cache and signed the log just hoping it wouldn't give way. (thankfully it didn't) Thanks Sagasu for the adventure and challenge. This one gets a favorite point from me.

infoA multi-cache ("multiple") involves two or more locations, the final location being a physical container. There are many variations, but most multi-caches have a hint to find the second cache, and the second cache has hints to the third, and so on. An offset cache (where you go to a location and get hints to the actual cache) is considered a multi-cache.
 
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