This cache was found on day 4 of my most recent road trip adventure. Starting off in Atlanta, GA, I put 6,275 miles on Lil' Bird (my new car) over the course of 18 days while finding around 550 caches across 16 states and 5 provinces. This journey helped me complete two special goals I'd been working on, and I can now happily say I've visited and cached in all of the lower 48 states and 10 Canadian Provinces.
I kicked things off by myself, making my way to Michigan where I picked up Mrs. I hunt for fun. We then traveled together for a week and half caching our way to Montreal where we were joined by my muggle husband. We spent 5 days exploring our way to Halifax where IHFF departed for home. The hubby and I continued on to Cape Breton for visits with family and friends before a 3 day marathon drive home. It was an absolutely amazing adventure that I'll surely never forget.
Soooooooooo. Where to begin. I guess I should just come out and say sometimes I make bad decisions. Going for this cache after a day of rain was one of those decisions. We struck out at the other 5/5 challenge along the trail so I really wanted to get this one. I put myself in some serious danger trying to get to that ammo can as every step I took was a muddy wet mess. Trying to go the last 20 feet was unbelievable. I was literally hanging onto a small root for dear life as I tried to pull myself up enough to reach the cache. After reaching it, I had to balance just so to scratch out our names. The bad decisions just kept piling up, as I decided to go UP the rest of the way to the car. I got stuck with nothing left to hang onto and luckily had enough sense not to go any further. Back down the muddy slope of death it was. After a couple of small panic attacks, I made it back to solid ground and burst out of the woods like a wild woman coming forth to civilization for the first time. Parents shielded their children, kids looked on in horror, and I trudged past them all to the car where I promptly drove to the closest Tim Horton's for a near-death doughnut.
My proof can be found on my profile. I did a streak of 500 days that I ended a couple of months back.