Google Earth lies. Lies, I tell ya!
Someone DNFd a cache I have hidden down this way and I wanted to check up on it. I picked up Fritz and we went out for a hike. The road in was dry so no 4×4 today. We parked and took to the trail. Soon after the little guy was yapping on the cell. I know there are no photographs of me doing this in my youth.
My buddy loves hiking. We bushwhacks very well and encourages me to keep going. It’s afternoons like this that confirms life’s goodness. Fritz looked at the old cranberry bogs, saw birds, investigated interesting things he saw. Even when he was hung up with briers, he worked himself loose. Not bad for a two-year old.
We got to the bridge, which he loved. Soon after I spotted the empty cache placement. No ammo box, none of the covering. Only two finders, both on day one, before this one was pillaged. Who had less than a fortnight in the Over-Under? The remoteness of this location made it an easy decision not to replenish someone’s free ammo box supply.
Not to be dampened, Fritz and I kept having a blast. He loved running and back and forth across the bridge. He eventually took notice of the beauty of the bogs he crossed. He bent down to look out. “Wow!” He gets it!
We ambled back eventually and headed down the road to Woodbine. It was to be a straight shot: Woodbine Rd. to Dehirsch to Scott Ave. There I was driving on Scott when the road stopped. GE shows this as a straight shot. I made it past the Waste Management plant to High Wire Road. Then I ran into a Posted area at about 450m. In the distance I saw a fence. 🙁
We went back out to Dehirsch down to 610. I thought approaching from the other side might prove beneficial. It looks like the recycling plant road is the one that will take one directly to the flag. Given the hour, that road was gated, so there was no entry there. That was at about 850m. A little further down 610 was another dirt road. It didn’t look too good, and it was gated as well. It didn’t seem to be off limits, but I was about 1k away. Gert was encouraging us to come home, and Little Buddy is not particularly speedy. We bagged this.
I suspect on a work day during working hours, one could drive to the recycling plant and score this flag. I do not suspect I will have an opportunity before the flag expires to accomplish that.
Nevertheless, Fritz and I had a wonderful spring afternoon. Thanks for the reason to get out.