[GeoStL] Re: Hard Core-You'd Have to Be CRAZY!

  • From: Susan Ring <susanmring@xxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:54:16 -0500

No, it's totally for real.  We hiked near this area last year (staying ON the 
trails).  It's around where they had a big forest fire in the park that spread 
quickly because dried out swamp burns fast.  

Check out the pix on the cache page from a big group hunt.  The smart ones 
chose to wear chest waders. :-)

Honestly, if this isn't terrain 5 I don't know what is.

Now, who's up for a road trip?

On Aug 9, 2012, at 12:37 PM, Michael Rogers wrote:

> Possible liar's cache?
> From: Susan Ring <susanmring@xxxxxxx>
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:44 AM
> Subject: [GeoStL] Hard Core-You'd Have to Be CRAZY!
> That's the name of  cache GC34EEW in Gulf State Park.  I found it while 
> browsing around  AL caches.  Needless to say I won't be doing this one with 
> the family. But....
> It has one of those harder to find D/T ratings, 2.5/5, so maybe some of y'all 
> who are looking to check off a square might plan a really long hard group 
> hunt. :-)
> Here's how the cache description starts:
> The terrain for this cache is very treacherous.  You will likely encounter a 
> lot of marshlands, briars, smilax, ticks, poison ivy, poisonous snakes, and 
> maybe even an alligator or two.  There are many downed trees in the area and 
> large holes where stumps burned out during the fire.  In many areas the 
> ground is extremely soft.  There were places where my feet sank several 
> inches and my staff sank a couple of feet with very little pressure.  It is 
> possible that you will come to an area where the ground appears solid, but 
> there is a large burned out area underneath it that can cause a cave in under 
> your weight.  During the wet season, you will likely have to wade through the 
> marsh to get to the cache and you may sink to your knees muck.  Make sure you 
> have a cell phone and a friend with you.  Enter this area at your own risk 
> and DO NOT take children after this cache!!!
> Sounds like a heap of fun!

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