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Official Z_Statman Landing Zone Marker291 viewsWas this some kind of illicit drop zone? It was in the wilderness, not close to anything in particular. We later found out what it was for.
Gator with a Nose Job265 viewsWhen we eventually got to the area of the cache, we found this six or seven foot alligator guarding the loot. He was a handsome reptile, but apparently I wasn't up to my usual, fine photographic technique. Basic rule #1: get the entire subject into the frame! I was juggling my camera, my hat, my glasses, my hiking stick, and my GPSr. So, I cut Mr. Gator's nose out of the picture.
Another Bathtub264 viewsThis bathtub was at the end of the bridge on Cow Island. The cache is about 50 feet away.
Bridge over the Canal263 viewsThe canal was low enough to wade across. However, the gator guards were ever vigilant. We decided that the bridge was the better choice.
Debbie Does Dallas261 viewsI don't know what the title has to do with the picture. This is Deb, who had already finished her traversal of the bridge when I asked her to go back on the bridge and pose.
A Look Back at the Cattle after Retracing Our Steps240 viewsThe Bushwhack turned out to be The Bushwhack of Death II, so we backtracked to the cows, which by that time were preferable to further bushwhacking. Here, they once again ask us whether we're going to feed them, or get the hell out of their space.
After the Fall239 viewsNote that I kept my shirt clean, while my feet and my hands wound up with all the mud. Fortunately, I didn't have to eat any mud.
Black Mud234 viewsMoochie examines the deep depression where my boots got sucked into the black mud.
Another Hiker's Dilemma224 viewsAt one point, when it looked as if we were in it too deep, moochie gave me a look. Knowing what it meant, I said, "Well, we can't just lay down and DIE here!" So, we hiked out. We were lucky. We didn't have to be lifted out.
A Couple of "Did-It!" Buttons for the Weary Cachers213 viewsIt turned out that we would hike about nine miles for this cache, so we felt that we deserved the pins as proof of our accomplishment.
Unique Marriage201 viewsHere we see an oak tree that has taken root on and around a sabal palm. I had never seen anything quite like it.
Moochie's Friends, the Killer Cows198 viewsDeb was uneasy with a whole field of cows marching in unison toward us.
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