Sunday, August 15, 2010

Today Stacie and I took another stab at an elusive Geocache.  It is called Cheyenne Mountain's Heart and it is rated just a couple notches down from the most difficult terrain that you will encounter.  We have attempted to hunt for this cache twice now and we have come up short again.  Back when Becky and Gary were here a month or so ago we had parked up on Old Stage Road when a passerby suggested that we approach this one from below.  We hadn't tried to find this one until today with no success.  We got to within 150 feet from the cache but couldn't position ourselves in the right horizontal plane.  We were probably a hundred feet lower than the cache and didn't have the proper rock climbing gear to make it the rest of the way from where we abandoned hope.  Since the first two attempts from the south were a bust, we will try from the north next time.  If you look closely you can see Stacie near the bottom of this picture.  The hike here was strenuous and at times we climbed 300 feet straight up!  We parked down at the base of Cheyenne Mountain (somewhere around 6500 feet) and we climbed to around 7200 feet in elevation. Rocky Mountain cache hunting is not for the faint of heart!!!  What journey have you endured knowing that it was going to be rocky? 

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