The way things worked out for this weekend I ended up with an extra ticket for the Badger from Ludington to Manitowac. Suddenly this was to become a geo-vacation and Jomber was available to make the trip with me. We had only a couple days to plan it but as we saw, there are plenty of caches to grab. We even started looking into specifics like Jasmers and Fizzy Fliers and did notice a lot of higher diff/terr’s to attempt. Both he and I were looking to see if we could fill some more spots on our double fizzy grids, (GC3HQJW), Jomber got close but would still be just a couple short. I on the other hand was able to find the last seven I need to fulfill this challenge. However, finding them all on the map would prove to be different than finding them all in the field. None the less we had some puzzles to take a look for, some multi’s on our minds and plenty to keep us busy for the short time we’d be there. We made the trek over with only our bikes and backpacks for supplies. So when the big boat landed, we were off.
Day 1 – We started out on the south side of the river and continued south making our way to Silver Creek Park caching along the way. By mid afternoon we began to head west and then in the evening we made our way back north to Camp Vits Nature Preserve. With the shorter days in the fall we had to cut our time here short as it was getting quite difficult to continue searching even with our flashlights. After the nature preserve it was finally time to sit down and grab some dinner and figure out where we would sleep tonight.
Day 1’s count was 34 finds and two DNFs, 8 hours of caching and over 20 miles of bike riding. The most difficult cache of the day being a 5/4 that filled my double.
We were pretty tired of biking by the time we got here, but hiking through here didn't sound much better. Jomber had read the description to know that we couldn't bike here so we ditched our bikes in the weeds right at the parking area and hoofed it. Well, this one was right there and as I was taking care of my bike Jomber made the find. We were off right after that as we knew it would be darker in the woods then it was already becoming in the field.
We signed all logs as “J2-MI” for Josh (Jomber) and Jason (SpartanAlum) both to save space on the logs and move quickly to the next cache; after all we only had a limited time here.
Thanks to the CO for placing and maintaining your cache. We had a great time and you added to our 24 hours of fun in a new geo-playland.
Find #4107 since we started caching on August 2, 2010.
Found with my Garmin Oregon 450 and Droid Razr Maxx.