This has to be one of the craziest things I have done. First some back story, I have been trying (and been successful) to find at least one cache every day since June 3rd 2009. Being only two days (today and tomorrow) from successfully finding at least one cache every day for 8 months I was quite perturbed at the weather we were getting today.
I waited patiently through the day waiting to see if the snow falling would slow down, at the roads would stay in good shape for me to borrow my mother in-laws car to make it to a cache. Sadly this was not happening. Having cleared out the driveway and watching it fill in with snow almost as quickly as I cleared it I was fearing that nature would cause me to break my streak.
After supper I worked out that the closest cache to my in-laws was about a 4km walk away. I figured if it was going to take hours to get there due to the amount of snow I could always turn back. So with potentially 60 cm of accumulated snow , and the snow still coming and becoming wet as well as being pitch black except for the occasional street lamp spaced 800 meters apart I headed down the highway in search of the cache.
Near the end the exhaustion seemed to be throwing doubt at me reminding me that this cache did not have the winter friendly flag on it so this may prove to be a monumental waste of time. Of course as a friend back home says "All caches are winter friendly". So I get to the turn off to go down the final stretch and start wading through some deep snow (snowshoes would have been handy! snow was close to my knees) and pushed on. When I got to the end sure enough this is not a typical "winter friendly" cache but the snow unlike back home is very easy to move around with nothing more then my glove. So after some digging about in places that I would hide a cache I eventually lay my hand on the cache. I sign the log, and call back to the house letting all know I am still alive and heading back and then make the painful trek back home.
How I hope that tomorrow the weather will be better and I can make it into town and do the one near the Tims or something. A nice easy cache would be nice for tomorrow.
This is my 214th day of consistent finds!
-Villiam from Manitoba