On Friday I plan to try and find a geocache that hasn't been found since 2001. It's way back in the woods.
As you can see from reading the logs, back in 2001 people could at least drive close to the cache.
My original plan was to drive as close as I can, and then find the river and paddle the rest of the way in. The thing is I really don't know much about this area. So I don't know the conditions of the roads. All I know about the area is from what I have seen with google earth. I mapped out 4 different routes in case some of them are impassable. I had to go near the area today so I thought I would drive by and see how the roads were so I would have an idea of what to expect Friday. The roads looked to be in really good shape. Only problem is that they all had locked gates with no trespassing signs. So I couldn't even get close. So I drove all the way around the area looking for a dirt road that wasn't closed. I had pretty much given up because I was now miles away from the pond. I saw a little dirt road that led the way I wanted to go. I thought there is no way that road will lead all the way back to the pond. I almost kept going but I thought you never know it might just get me to the area. So I turned around and I turned into the road. The beginning of the road was very deep sand and I almost turned back around, but instead I just hit the gas and made it through the sand. The road was very narrow and there were ditches on both sides. You'll see in the pics. While I was driving along the road I did what I always do. I scanned the ditches for signs of cp's. Just like 99% of the time that I do this I didn't see any. I drove back almost a mile until I came to a wire that was blocking the road and of course there were no trespassing signs. So I turned around a headed back to the main road. As I was driving out I was looking in the same ditches that I did on the way in.
All of a sudden I saw a dead pitcher plant. I almost didn't see it. It looked more like a dead clump of grass than it did a pitcher plant. I hit the brakes and jumped out. Sure enough it was a S.rubra. These are the plants that caught my eye.
I looked around a little more and I found some S.purpurea.
I soon found a plant that I haven't seen in the wild yet.
Yep that's a S.purpurea X rubra.
Then I found the reddest vft's I think I ever seen.
Some of these were this red on the outside of the trap too.
Scattered around with the vft's and pitcher plants were D.capillaris. A little ways down the dirt road the ground was a little drier. That area had D.brevfolia.
Here are the rest of the pics I took.