I suggest that you park here: N 44 16.218 W 088 16.291 and walk down to the trail to attempt these caches.
If you want to begin the series at the other end of the trail near Hwy CE, there is alternate parking available here: N 44 15.574 W 088 16.048
I am beginning a new series of caches that are meant to honor those men and women who have served in the United States military, especially those in the Special Forces.
Military Cache Series
(Listed in order from easiest to most difficult)
Air Force Fighter Pilot GC26ERC
Army Airborne GC26E70
Marine Expeditionary Force GC26E4C
Navy SEAL GC26E2A
Those geocachers who successfully complete this series will receive the honor of becoming a member of the Geocacher Special Forces.
The requirements are listed on the Navy SEAL cache page.
I expect that very few cachers will be able to complete the series and receive this honor!
I will post their names and the date that they completed the series on the Navy SEAL cache page.
Once you complete this series of caches, just notify me that you have personally retrieved and logged all of the caches.
Only those individual geocachers who personally retrieve AND log all the caches in this series are eligible for the Geocacher Special Forces patch. Of course, if you are in a group who finds the cache you can still log it.
This cache could be found at night.
Please return this cache to the EXACT SAME LOCATION!
This particular cache will honor the Air Force Fighter Pilot.
F-16 Fighter Pilot
A fighter pilot is a military aviator trained in air-to-air combat while piloting a fighter aircraft (expressly designed for engaging and shooting down other aircraft). Fighter pilots undergo specialized training in aerial warfare and dogfighting (close range aerial combat). Not all fighter pilots experience combat, but one who attains the mark of five or more aerial "kills" is known as an "ace".
Fighter pilots must be in optimal health to handle the physical demands of modern aerial warfare. Excellent heart condition is required, as g-forces have a tendency to suck blood away from the brain. Fighter pilots also require strong muscle tissue along the extremities and abdomen, for mounting an anti-G straining maneuver (AGSM, see below) when performing tight turns and other highly accelerated maneuvers.
Air Force F-16 "Fighting Falcon"
Air Force F-15C Strike Eagles flying over burning oil fields in Kuwait during first Gulf War.
Fighter Pilots must be in excellent physical condition in order to endure the g-forces of straining flight maneuvers. They also must make intelligent split-second decisions.
You also will be required to be in excellent physical condition to complete this series of caches.
Your intelligent decisions will help you become a member of the Geocacher Special Forces!
Special recognition goes to TPride for his FTF of every cache in this series on 10 April 2010.