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BB's Nov 16 Flash Mob in the Pines!

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4 cache loop hike planned after the event. 0800 to 0830, then the hike.  GC4QN13 ▼


6.gif BB's Nov 16 Flash Mob in the Pines!

 

 

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1. Do we need any special tools to do this? 

 

2. Other than the flash mob, are we going to go if it is a good rain? 

 

3. I understand we will have water crossings. 

 

4. Will a recent rain make this undoable?

 

5. It is hunting season.  Wear bright clothing, but nothing WHITE as it can be mistaken for a deer tail.

 

Post any and all concerns about this hike in this thread please.

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I'm questionable for this weekend (game time decision, but if I were a fantasy football player, I'd pick up someone off the waiver wire to replace me).

 

I can't imagine the hike being much fun in the rain.  Most of the crossings are just little ravines, but they'll be slippery after a rain.  Boswell Creek is the one to worry about if it has been raining much (between the first and second waypoints).  You might have to ford flowing water.  Bring your Muddy Buddy trashbags!

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Special tools,, nah. Imo, wearing comfortable shoes/hiking boots is one of the most important things. A hiking stick/pole can come in handy, especially at some of the gully crossings. As has been suggested before, small trash bags to put over your shoes if a water crossing is encountered. 

 

I've found that even if it is chilly out when the hike starts, i usually warm up pretty quick. Maybe dress in a layer or two but try not to wear anything too bulky. Frog toggs or something light like that to keep the moisture off just in case it happens to rain could come in handy.

 

Speaking of rain,, it would add to the difficulty of the hike but as long as it's not thunderstorming, i wouldn't think it would cause too much grief. Depending on how much, it could raise levels at gully crossings which could become a factor. It would probably make the steeper gullies more slippery as well.  I'm definitely not an expert on the area but i would think it would take ALOT of rain to make the hike undoable.

 

Bright orange is probably the best color to wear.

 

We usually have lunch along the way so be sure to bring what you like. Make sure to bring water!

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I thought there was a McDonald's at the halfway point. Now you're saying we have to pack food, too? :o

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I thought there was a McDonald's at the halfway point. Now you're saying we have to pack food, too? :o

 

I usually bring my charcoal grill and a cooler full good stuff to fix on the trail. I find that a nice 1 inch thick Tbone, a big potato to bake, some purple hull peas, 2 eggs to fry up, and homemade bread with lots of butter make for a nice light meal.

 

Oooops, just made myself hungry. Be back later!

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I thought there was a McDonald's at the halfway point. Now you're saying we have to pack food, too? :o

 

I usually bring my charcoal grill and a cooler full good stuff to fix on the trail. I find that a nice 1 inch thick Tbone, a big potato to bake, some purple hull peas, 2 eggs to fry up, and homemade bread with lots of butter make for a nice light meal.

 

Oooops, just made myself hungry. Be back later!

 

You mean when you and CacheControl aren't carrying forensic supplies and luggage?  ;)

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If you guys visit DB Cooper Jr, be sure to take a picture of the logbook with the last few signatures plainly visible.  It's been getting lots of bogus logs from the comfort of the IAH terminal and I think that might be the trick to get geowyz to delete a few logs.

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I plan on visiting DB Cooper.  I have it solved and coords ready, so I'll grab a photo for validation's sake.

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I wish I could make trip. But the chemo is kicking my butt. I'll be there in spirit.

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I need to get that one too and I sometimes carry a camera with me.

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I need to get that one too and I sometimes carry a camera with me.

 

did you solve it yet?  I just started sharing puzzle solutions this weekend with powerdog02...a first for me...and then I shared the find with some newbies who tagged along with me...  :laugh:

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I'm still planning on going but it kind of depends if I'm needed for a boy scout campout this weekend.  Either way, I'll be all wet, as usual.

 

I was thinking that I would bring my dog Chloe along but if there's rain and the chance for water crossings it might be best to let Her Rotundness stay at home.

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I need to get that one too and I sometimes carry a camera with me.

 

did you solve it yet?  I just started sharing puzzle solutions this weekend with powerdog02...a first for me...and then I shared the find with some newbies who tagged along with me...  :laugh:

 

Solve it?  Solve it?  I don't even know what the GC number is.

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http://coord.info/GCGGTR

 

I'll save you the deciphering of the cache description.  Project 20 miles due north of N 30 22.588, W 95 23.268.  Use the great circle method if possible.

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just checked weather forecast... temps look great (low 70s for high, mid 60s for low) but it went from scattered t-storms to t-storms.  yuck.

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Well I was going to talk to bert and try to ride with him. I now have a funeral to attend so wont be able to. Yall have fun

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I'm still planning on going but it kind of depends if I'm needed for a boy scout campout this weekend. Either way, I'll be all wet, as usual.

It turns out that I am going on the boy scout campout this weekend so I will have to do the loop another time. Y'all have fun. Edited by ~windknot~

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With an accelerated work schedule, the time to drive and hike the 4CL, and the weather forecast --- I think that I am going to have to miss this weekend. Too bad I was planning on this event being my 2K cache.

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Those weather people are just guessing....I'll take granny Clampett and her weather beetle.

 

I agree. Them fancy city weather folk have a tough time predicting what's gonna happen tomorrow, much less what's coming up in 3 days.

 

Rainy weather will take away some of the enjoyment of the hike for sure so it wouldn't hurt to postpone if, come Friday, the forecast is still thunderstorms...

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As it turns out, I'm going to have to bow out (not because of rain but because of a scheduling conflict).

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Rain or shine I will be there for the flash mob.  If it looks like severe thunderstorm, we can cancel.

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PSA: Yeah, please don't proceed into woods if lightning is likely. Wet pines are an awesome path to ground and "close" does count if you're stand near a tree that gets struck. It will kill you. Thank you for your attention.

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I've already been inside a house that was struck by lightening...along with 3 tall pines in the yard, the 3 story ham antenna in the back and the sycamore in the front.  I don't need to be an uncovered target.

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