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Found it Trekkin' and birdin' found Lake Holcombe Island Cache

Friday, January 10, 2014Wisconsin

Our snowshoes on and lots of energy from being cooped up for days on end, we set across the foggy lake. Even with the fog, it was just gorgeous, as everything was covered in a light coat of hoarfrost. We waited out one group of snowmobilers at the snowmobile lane, then headed off through the snow. It felt great to be out hiking in our snowshoes after so many days of inactivity following the "polar vortex!" Eventually we were up on the island and heading for high ground. Hmm. Okay. Mighty birch has fallen, huh? Even though the snow isn't particularly deep for being up north, it's enough to obscure many beacons that would be obvious with snow. All of us spread out and explored and uncovered lots and lots of snow covered deadfalls. Lots of them! Trekkin' was just not about to disbelieve his trusty beatup Garmin and kept at it, digging like....a beagle, maybe? We were very happy he was tenacious, because he sniffed it out. Getting it free from its icy hold took a little more persuasion, but eventually we managed to do that, too. It's always fun to get onto these islands in the winter, when far fewer folks are around, so that's the tradeoff for the tougher find here. We dropped a geocoin; we figure there will be others coming along looking for Chippewa Island caches in the coming weeks! SL TFTC

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
 
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