It was Friday afternoon and I was home a little early from work – so I figured, it’s a good time to go try for a second chance at Go Ask Charles (GCF4VK) which had previously eluded us.
Go Ask Charles is a Multi Cache by GeoMonkeys, located at the lookout of Rumbalara Reserve in the heart of Gosford. It’s a very interesting and clever Multi-Cache, where we had to solve a clue at one location, which lead us to a nearby 2nd location, where we needed to solve another clue to give us the coordinates for the cache.
On our first attempt we solved the two parts of the Multi, but we failed on the actual cache find itself. Today was starting to look like a repeat of our first efforts.
Wolfie Guy and Wolfie Ben scavenged through the scrubs trying to piece together the clues, along with hints people had left in their log entries. The clue was a little tricky because it could have referred to a few very similar features in the immediate area.
Armed with our GPSr and iPhone, GZ seemed to dance around. Perhaps it’s the dense tree canopy, or the fact it was a very cloudy day. We had the approximation, but it had us out a little – however, we were determined not to let this one beat us this time – and our determination was to pay off.
After about 20 minutes of searching and foraging, Wolfie Guy gave out an excitable yelp to indicate he had sniffed out something that looked suspiciously like a cache! Yippee.
This was, to date, the trickiest cache we had gone after (as far as terrain goes). Although it’s rated a 2.5 for terrain, given the cache’s location I would have personally rated it 3 or maybe even 3.5 because the final part of the the search is a little hard… either that or we just went about it the hard way.
Overall this was a fantastic cache – and somewhat of a challenge, which we enjoy. We left the Koala keyring, originally taken from Little Beach, and took the disco ball. Left our mark in the log too of course… so thanks very much for the challenging cache, GeoMonkeys! We’re looking forward to sniffing out a few more of your hides real soon.