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2 - Finding the Cache!

I finally get out of my car and walk over the bridge to find the entrance to the path which leads to the cache.
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Story 1/11,Sun Jun 12 23:28:21 2005, after 0d 00:00:00 Lat:39.969936 Lon:-83.046280 Elevation:245.3 m

On Foot Now

Tired of driving in circles, I finally get out of my car and walk south over the bridge...
Story 2/11,Sun Jun 12 23:36:38 2005, after 0d 00:08:17 Lat:39.968605 Lon:-83.046211 Elevation:234.7 m

There it is!

As I come back, I finally see where the path comes out and realize I've been driving by it the entire time!
Story 3/11,Sun Jun 12 23:39:11 2005, after 0d 00:10:50 Lat:39.970222 Lon:-83.045761 Elevation:223.4 m

Move the Car

Now that I know where I am going, I have to move my car closer...
Story 4/11,Sun Jun 12 23:42:42 2005, after 0d 00:14:21 Lat:39.970901 Lon:-83.045677 Elevation:229.4 m

East meets West

I have to walk east all they way around the freeway cloverleaf before I can go west...
Story 5/11,Sun Jun 12 23:48:35 2005, after 0d 00:20:14 Lat:39.968761 Lon:-83.043228 Elevation:220.3 m

Tied my Boots

Oops, I was in such a hurry I forgot to tie my hiking boots!
Story 6/11,Sun Jun 12 23:53:07 2005, after 0d 00:24:46 Lat:39.966454 Lon:-83.046822 Elevation:223.8 m


Now the path gets isolated and spooky...
Story 7/11,Sun Jun 12 23:54:50 2005, after 0d 00:26:29 Lat:39.966702 Lon:-83.048553 Elevation:224.6 m

Sinking Feeling

My GPS is indicating 270 when I get a glimpse of the river through the trees... not liking it.
Story 8/11,Sun Jun 12 23:56:23 2005, after 0d 00:28:02 Lat:39.966568 Lon:-83.048378 Elevation:223.6 m


Decide to fire up my 2nd GPS to make sure. Takes a few minutes to lock satellites...
Story 9/11,Mon Jun 13 00:00:13 2005, after 0d 00:31:52 Lat:39.966675 Lon:-83.048462 Elevation:239 m

Take the Plunge

Finally I decide to go for it and head through the trees and down the banks to the river.
Story 10/11,Mon Jun 13 00:02:52 2005, after 0d 00:34:31 Lat:39.966518 Lon:-83.048485 Elevation:226 m

Found it!

After soaking my boots and wading knee-deep into the river wearing sandals, I find the submerged ammo can tethered to a tree and haul it back to the banks.
Story 11/11,Mon Jun 13 00:07:09 2005, after 0d 00:38:48 Lat:39.966675 Lon:-83.048653 Elevation:207.3 m


I am the first to find the cache and take the crisp $20 prize, sign the log book, then seal it all up and wade out into the river to toss it back for the next cacher (3 weeks and counting - no one else has found it!)