One good thing about geocache is that it takes me to places that I wouldn't even know about otherwise. Some of these places are perfect CP habitats. On Friday I went after a geocache that hasn't been found in over 5 years. I was very doubtful that it would even still be there. Two friends decided that they wanted to tag along. To get to that cache you had to make a 3 mile trip up a river to a giant pond.
I got to the meeting point before the other guys, so I thought I go through the drive thru of a near by Hardees and get breakfast. The girl at the drive thru pointed to the kayak tied to the top of my jeep and asked "Are you going out in that as cold as it is?" I said "Yes" She said "Wow you're crazy!" She was probably right.
We got to the bridge where we planned to launch at about 10:45. The trip was almost over before it started. We parked and while the guys were unloading, I walked toward the bridge to see the best way to get the boats in the water. I first looked to the east side of the bridge, it was really muddy. We would have had to walk a few hundred feet carrying a canoe, kayak, and all our supplies though deep mud. I walked through the mud to check out our options and the only thing that kept me from sinking up to my knees was stepping on the thick marsh grass. It would almost have been impossible with 3 guys and two boats.
While I was checking out that side one of the other guys was looking on the other side. That side was a way better option., Very little mud and a shorter distance to the river. Needless to say we choose the west side.
Pink canoe LOL
We put our boats in and we were off. The first part of the trip is through a brackish marsh. I imagine that in warmer weather you'll see thousands of little crabs on the bank as you float by, but as cold as it was we didn't even see one.
It the middle of the marsh, is what appears to be an old railroad bridge.