Thursday, January 13, 2011

Caches in Trees

There is a family of cachers in our area that spend a lot of time and energy on the caches they put out.

And they have a great sense of humor.

We found that out when we were caching around Timber Lake and found a cache chained to a branch - high in a tree.

After we left the crash site on our last trip we headed for another cache by this family named "Another Cache of Ridiculous Nefariousness"

It mentioned being squirrel proof which made us immediately think we'd be climbing trees again.

We were right on track.



Only this cache has to be at least 20 feet up in the air.



There was only one option for signing this log and that was to send the Oldest Island Boy up into the tree to grab the cache.



Only it wasn't as easy as he thought it would be.



Bless his heart - he kept getting confused and the more confused he got the harder I laughed.

But he got the cache!

He tossed it down to us and inside was a shiny dollar coin which we kept to give him as a reward for his hard work.

I replaced the coin with some pirate gold, signed the log and we tossed it back up to him.

When he'd put the cache back he realized he had to do it all over again to get back down.

Coming down didn't take as long - he just grabbed the tree and slid most of the way down.

And then told us that if these caches get any higher we're going to have to bring a ladder because he doesn't know how much more of this he can do LOL

Caches like these always make me smile and they definitely turn a normal caching trip into an "event".
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