After seeing the Capt and Lt's log on this one decided to take another trip back to this one. I am working night shift this weekend and I unexpectedly got the night off last night. So I called Nicolo up and asked if he wanted to go for this cap today..obviously he was game.
We got to the cache site that was so well known to us. Right away we could see the survey's stake and hole that Capt and LT found. The cap is not really close to where we had been digging before. The guard post was lying on the ground next to the hole.
The hole was approximately 2 1/2 feet (give or take) down. I picked up the GP and gave the hole a prod, yup there is a cap! We grabbed a shovel and hand tool (was in up to my shoulder with the trowel) and were able to barely expose the cap. The soil there is heavy and almost clay like. Just out of curiosity, I held the metal detector over the site and at that distance it was UNDETECABLE, I had to insert the detector down into the hole to get a hit.
I can't see how this one would be found without having been dug up by a survey crew. Based on how deep it was, were it was located in relation to the "position ever changing" guard post and the thickness of the dirt. Cant see a garden trowel making it to this one! Even though this cap has been replaced..it was unfinished business! Glad to see it was made findable (for now). Thanks OFTH!