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chili36
07-09-2004, 02:17 PM
There is a 5/5 cache in the Mark Twain NF in SE Missouri. I am planning a trip to attempt this one in late September or early October (as soon as the weather will be a little easier on backpacking). If there are any backpackers here that want to attempt this one, it will be an open trip. One night near the trailhead, two days hiking (about 15 miles) and one night near the 11pt River.

RuffRidr
07-09-2004, 03:38 PM
What is the name of this cache?

--RuffRidr

chili36
07-09-2004, 03:46 PM
I guess that would help. This is it.




Myotis 100 (Irish Wilderness) Cache
by Myotis [profile]



N 36 45.929 W 091 08.120 (WGS84)
UTM: 15S E 666427 N 4070478
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arkansas_stickerdude
07-09-2004, 08:39 PM
I've read about that one it looks awsome but my ankles will not hold up for something like that unless I was on a mtn bike.

Phantom_491
07-10-2004, 09:58 AM
I'll pencil this in. Let me know a firm date and I'll see what I can do. We also need a good time and place to meet. I'm thinking Mamoth Springs State Park Visitors Center. Let me know!

rock_hound
07-10-2004, 12:15 PM
I usually take a backpacking vacation around this time year. This cache sounds very interesting. I have been wanting to try a 5/5 since reading the Todays Cacher article Terain=5 (http://www.todayscacher.com/archives/jun04/outdoor.html). I would be interested in joining the group.

chili36
07-12-2004, 09:38 AM
I have this scheduled for the first weekend in October. I either have to do it the first weekend in October or the last weekend in October as I have a couple other bp trips planned.

Weather should be somewhat milder on the first weekend.

Current plans are to meet at the trailhead on Friday evening/night. I can get the directions out to everyone closer to October when we have a firm count on who wants to go.

rock_hound
07-12-2004, 05:17 PM
The cache owner emailed me his mapsource file for the trail. I could not get it to download. If anyone wants it let me know.

chili36
07-13-2004, 01:11 PM
Send it to me at chili_36@yahoo.com and let me see what I can do with it.

idratherbehiking
07-13-2004, 08:04 PM
This sounds like a great cache but I don't think I quite have the map and compass skills to attempt this one just yet. Good luck to anyone who tries this one. I will have to learn to use a compass and brush up on my map skills. If anyone knows of any good websites that could help me out please let me know.

GEO
07-13-2004, 08:48 PM
The best thing or way to brush up is in your local area.
Do some recon at home then go to the unknown.
The only thing you have to really remember with compass is declination of the area you are in.

GEO
07-13-2004, 10:52 PM
This sounds like a great cache but I don't think I quite have the map and compass skills to attempt this one just yet. Good luck to anyone who tries this one. I will have to learn to use a compass and brush up on my map skills. If anyone knows of any good websites that could help me out please let me know.

the sig here is my sig.I seen it earlier and was trying to quote it but just found it again

chili36
07-16-2004, 08:29 AM
Idratherbehiking,

An orienteering class is a good way to start. Practice is the best way to hone your skills.

chili36
09-23-2004, 03:04 PM
Sorry to have been out of the loop so long but I have been busy.

The 5/5 attempt is a go for the first weekend in October. I will be posting details on www.thebackpacker.com (http://www.thebackpacker.com)


Look under trailtalk there for a thread and also look at the trips page.

chili36
10-04-2004, 11:53 AM
Mission accomplished. I logged this one yesterday. 22.5 miles of hiking but the weather was perfect.

If anyone decides to attempt this any time soon, I will gladly update you on trail conditions.

rock_hound
10-05-2004, 11:13 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You the MAN

How would you rate the terrian (from a backpackers point of view, not the GC.com rating)? I am a little concerned about being able to do this in two days. I usually do about 7 to 8 miles a day.