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Low Hanging Fruit

A cache by billy25 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/7/2009
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Up and back paddle on the Housatonic from the Rannapo Road launch site.

A mostly easy paddle, with one spot (under the Rte 7A bridge, in the photos) where you either have to paddle hard or 'cheat'. In a skin-on-frame, low seat canoe (double bladed paddle) I had to pull into the eddy behind a rocky bar in the middle of the river and carry the boat to the upstream side of the bar where I could get back in and paddle on. (I've since learned that if I stay left, and then move out into the flow and paddle har, I can get through in the boat; depending on water level, the rock bar can be pretty big, or completely submerged) Coming back is a fun ride through the inverted 'V' on the right of the rocks.

From 50 yds down-river, my camo job works quite well, but when you get close, the cache is ridiculously easy to see, but probably only from the river. One could also get to this on a longer paddle from Maple Ave in Sheffield or from the Old Covered Bridge in Sheffield (about 9 miles one way). From Rannapo road it is about 3 ½ miles round trip. You might also be able to get to it by climbing down the bank from Rte 7, though I wouldn’t recommend it.

There are a few strainers in the river, but nothing that can't be easily avoided.

I've made several attempts at a home-made could waterproof cache from recycled materials. So far, none has survived an entire year. This time, I've tried a lock-n-lock, but with different rigging, and a little higher.

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