|My caching/hiking gear enjoying the view of Lenoir|
from the top of hibriten Mountain
Today, 6 months since the last hunt and 7 months since it was last found, I returned to the mountain to hunt for the cache again. I was determined to get this sucker, called Dreams Of Flight, off my todo list.
It is a 2.5 mile hike to the top of the mountain, 2.5 miles back, and I spent a good mile getting to ground zero and hunting around.
The top of the mountain is mostly rugged terrain, with lots of fallen logs, dead leaves, and a lot of rocks to climb over. It took me a good 45 minutes of clambering and sliding around, but I finally found the cache and with a great sense of victory I signed that log.
On the way back down I ran into a friend and cacher who goes by the cacher name clevernickname. I gave him some tips on the find, and he managed to make the find as well.
I am really proud of myself for finding this cache. It was by far the most physically demanding cache I have done. Two years ago I would have never had the energy to accomplish this. It appears my hiking and biking to work is starting to pay off :)