Some days geocaching just doesn't seem to go the way you planned it. My original intention was to do this cache yesterday since I was working on a challenge cache that wanted me to find a cache on the 28th of the month that was hidden on the 28th of a month. I was also close to a milestone find and knocking off another section of Al's trail seemed like a perfect goal. However, yesterday began with a wintry mix of rain/snow/sleet. I shifted gears and found a park and grab hidden on the 28th and then returned to the nice warm house.
Today, my 4200 milestone still called to me. I could have gone anywhere for any cache, but I'd already done the planning for the set along here so it was easy to just hop in the car and go without additional futzing about. Plus, when I left home, it was nice and sunny and quite warm compared to my cache outings from last week. I parked at the recommended spot and started up Al's trail intending to go to Black Bridge #3 first. Yikes, was it slippery. I had noted the warning not to do #1 when it was icy, but I had underestimated the difficulty #3 would pose on a day like today. I didn't make it very far before I turned around and practically slid back down the hill. Shifting gears I headed down Black Bridge Road and made #2 my goal.
The walk was much easier, but by the time I got near GZ I was soaking wet. The warm temperature was melting the snow in the trees and water was dripping down as though it was raining. At least it was warm enough that I could get rid of the wet outer layer when I got back to the car. I found the cache after a little bit of circling. It was slightly damp, but I was able to sign the log.