Why is it that I choose the absolute worst possible weather to search for this one. After 3 DNF's (only 1 offiicially logged though) I ventured out here again today while the rest of the family was doing some post Christmas shopping. It was cool and very windy in the parking lot, but was COLD and windy at the posted coords. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. REALLY!!! There's just not that many hiding places or so I thought. I finally spotted something and then smiled. I bet S|S did xxxxxxx. Yeh, not exactly right. It was a great thought and something I can see S|S doing, but he didn't. Well if so, I wasn't finding it anyway. I paced myself (wait that's a different cache) back and forth some more rechecking many of the same spots. Finally I spotted the goods and have no idea why it took 4 visits to find that. Opening the container was interesting because I didn't want to lose the goods in the wind and have them blow into never never land. I carefully took photos of the goods for reference and then headed towards the final.
I had an idea of what to expect and came prepared with some helpful gear. As I approached the final I realized the helpful gear was back in the parking lot, so I went without it. An interesting experience as things got interesting as my weight caused the 1" of ice to crumble under me. 1" of ice, 4" of air, and then plenty of water below as I made my way towards the final. That only lasted for a few feet before I hit things that were much more frozen. Unfortunately my pants were already wet, so it didn't matter though. I arrived at GZ finding the container easily. Signed the log and then returned via a different much drier route than I started with. Great fun and an interesting trek to the final. (Photo Attached)