Yup...I was hot all right. I really can't take to much credit for this one. I found the other three caches that lead to this final cache. I met Doc for coffee two weeks ago and he shows me a page and half of possible coords that he has hand written out on computer paper. He hand entered the possible ones into little blue and off we went. Like Doc said, on the third stop we had er' nailed! Great cache series HC!
Once we made our trades, I took a Silverstorm chain mail and left my signature geocoin #100 which I have been saving for a special cache, we headed back to the truck feeling pretty good about ourselves and the way we had started our mini cache machine day.
While I was signing the log book, I thought the sun had broken through the clouds and was hitting my leg because it felt a little warm. Didn't think anything of it. As we are walking the trails back, my pants are getting hotter and hotter (insert inappropriate remark here). I put my hand into my pocket to receive a burning sensation on my hand (insert second inappropriate remark here). I start pulling all the stuff out of my pocket which consisted of money, keys, paper, leatherman knife....etc. I finally clue into what is going on. The little vessel that was causing me so much pain was the battery that was smoking in my pocket. I zipped off the trail to unzip my shorts so that I could get them off before the battery started to eat through my shorts! Doc was a huge help as his laughter could be heard from the trail. Now standing in my boxer shorts on the trail, I could get the nasty smoking battery out of my pocket and onto the ground where it continued to smoke. Doc helped me pick up all the stuff I had flung as he makes comments about stripping and throwing money around (ps...usually people throw money at the person stripping, not the other way around! )
We were able to collect our laughter and my money off the ground before walking back to the truck. Doc was already starting to compose the log entry on the walk back. He has been very kind with his entry by the way. We got the battery to a garbage can and headed off on our way. Thanks for the great cache HC and the memories. Won't forget this one anytime soon!