It depends on the circumstances for me. Example: End of June 2014, mid 90's and very humid, a 4.5/4.5 rated cache that we needed to complete our second loop on the D/T grid. 500'+ bushwhack in, climbed up a tree to the cache, signed the log, back down the tree, 500'+ bushwhack back to the truck. Soaked with sweat from head to toe, bloody from thorns and briar cuts, picked off a couple ticks, drove straight back home and took a nice long shower. Mission accomplished! If this would have been a cache with a typical rating I never would have went after it.
We (I) was holding out hope for a remote chance to get to go this year, especially since it's the last one. That chance went by the wayside with two new construction projects that we have landed that are just now breaking ground in San Antonio, another that we think we have landed, and a fourth that bids in mid-August. I'm going to be spending a lot of time in San Antonio for the next few months. Would have been a fun time for sure.
I remember when that cache published, but haven't been out in the area to try it. Assuming it's a replica of Gary's original, an iPhone will do the first two stages. If you'd like to attempt it today or tomorrow, send me a note and Rhonda and I will meet you over there and we'll tag team it!
Multi-Tech was not a Chirp. The first stage was obtained by searching for the SSID at Trog's old house before he moved. The SSID gave you the second stage coordinates. At the second stage, you had to email a listed address and the final coordinates were auto-emailed back to you. This was a cool cache!
Do you have a Chirp cache somewhere that you'd like to try? Maybe I could meet up with you an show you how to do it, because I don't think I can explain the process without really confusing the instruction.
We saw quite a few road runners out in the hill country last week, wasn't fast enough on the camera to get any pics though. I also lost our camera somewhere hiking in for a cache and had to use the iPhone the rest of the time!