I thought I’d make our 40th find something a little more challenging, so I returned to another local site that we’d tried once before. A cache by Cache on Demand, Not the Prime Minister’s Hill (GCPRCA) has a 4-star difficulty rating, and a 3.5-star terrain rating – thus making it one of our most difficult hunts so far.
It’s called “Not the Prime Minister’s Hill” because it’s located atop President’s Hill, which is immediately to the west of the Gosford CBD. TeamWolfie last visited this location back on 25th October 2008 and gave up after a 45 minute search.
Today I returned alone – armed with Mio and iPhone, both of which were pointing to the same spot we’d come to last time. Not to be deterred, I searched, and searched – high and low, and eventually the cache was to be discovered after 20 minutes of exhaustive searching.
As one recent finder said in the logs – it just requires a bit of logical thinking and patience. I guess those are the ingredients for most cache finds, and one mustn’t lose sight of this when going after the trickier ones such as this.
I signed the log and carefully returned the cache it its hidey hole, and erased all evidence of my scrounging around.
It’s a great feeling to return to a previous DNF an turn it into a successful find – especially one with a difficulty rating like this, combined with it being our 40th. Thanks COD for the challenge and the great views from up here.