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Ortonville Rec Area Caching - Saturday April 24, 2010

posted Apr 7, 2010, 3:19 AM by Bill Legende   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 3:18 AM ]


We are looking to get a group together for Saturday April 24th to hike through the Ortonville Recreation Area to find several of the new Geo-Bum caches.  These hides are meant to be challenging, so a group effort will be needed to ensure success in finding as many of the 40 or so caches in the area.  Many eyes make for quicker work when searching for micros in the woods!
Be prepared to hike long distances, bring snacks you can eat along the trails and plenty of water.  There will be some areas with very nice trails, a lot of elevation changes, and some rough areas with no trails as you get closer to the caches.
I hope we can get a nice sized group for this endeavour!
I'll keep a list here of those that are showing interest in attending or those that have said they are in:
TeamLegend4 (Bill & Krystal)
Reefrider52 (Kevin)
Celtic Cache Trio (John & Madonna)
jtee (Josie)
Rockdogz (Bob)
OC788 (Daryl)
gsix5666 (Glenn)
woodville (Tim)
Date: Saturday April 24, 2010
Time: 9:30 A.M. to ???
Place: Ortonville State Recreation Area
Meeting Coordinates: TBD
What to expect:
Terrain ratings between 3 and 4.5 and difficulty ratings between 1.5 and 3.5.  There will be some trails going through the rec area but most of the caches are placed well off the trails and will require some degree of bushwacking to get to ground zero.  The cache sizes range from small lock and locks to small micros to nano size with camo.  Don't expect ammo cans under a pile of sticks.  I'm told DNF's are to be expected.  One of the things we have going for us is a good number of eyes searching so if we get methodical it should help.
Bring (and carry with you) plenty of water and something to eat since we will be hiking from cache to cache and may be away from the vehicles for long periods.  I don't mind stopping for lunch on the trail but I really don't want to hike back to the car to leave the park to go get food.
Bring your two-way radios if you got them (I'll bring some extra).  This will allow us to communicate if we get spread out during the searches or if anyone needs to hang back for a rest or something.