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Caches No’s 2089 and 2090 – Two New Ones

Submitted by on Wednesday, 31 October 2012No Comment
Caches No’s 2089 and 2090 – Two New Ones

As I had been getting a few FTF’s lately when a local cache was published late one evening up on Ilkley Moor I decided that I would set off to work early and go and find it, however, by first thing the next morning another new cache had appeared down by the river less than a mile away from home… so I had a dilemma, which do I go for ?

8th October 2012 – Skipping Stones GC3Y8A5 – cache #2089
In the end of course I went for the more local one as that was the one I was more likely to get the FTF on, (the FTF hunters would be out chasing the one published earlier I reasoned)
Knowing that it was likely to be muddy on the path along the river I approached the cache across the sports fields – no mud, just wet grass (the benefits of local knowledge !)
The cache was easy to find hidden in an ivy covered tree, however there is more than one ivy covered tree in the vicinity – and a strand of barbed wire between them which was quite difficult to see because of the ivy – fortunately I came across a wire bit of it rather than a barb !

8th October 2012 – The Mouldy Crag GC3Y8DF – cache #2090
As I’d not gone for this on the way to work for the FTF this became a lunchtime cache, an easy enough climb up from the road and as expected other cachers had been there before me (I was the third to sign the log book). The description talks about the great views from the cache site butI couldn’t see any views at all as the mist was limiting visibility to about 20 yards !

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