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Geocaching with a Phantom

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Cheesehead Dave, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Cheesehead Dave

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    Someone near my work used a Phantom to hide a geocache at the top of a tall, dead, pine tree. They attached the container to a big loop of wire and stuck on a couple of flags so it could be seen from the ground.

    Naturally, I had to try and retrieve it with mine. Unfortunately, I misjudged the wind at the top of the trees, and Murphy's Law came into play:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R51cTOYYsLU[/youtube]

    Fortunately, someone more sprightly than me was able to climb up the 60' and was able to get it down.
     
  2. Zinnware

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    Being a fellow Geocacher I appreciated this video. Did you ever retrieve the cache? What terrain and difficulty was the cache rated?

    -Zinnware
     
  3. Cheesehead Dave

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    It was a 1 for difficulty, and a 5 for terrain. Never did get to sign the log.
     
  4. q8f1

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    That was lucky, what fiend put a cache high up a tree? Mugglers in the area?