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    Exclamation Caching Close Call

    You know the saying that god loves idiots, puppies and children-guess which one I fall under. While I was out recently to cache in the good weather-I took on the Community Trail Cache in Unity-which was a beautiful cool day, the walk by the stream was nice...and when I tried to get accross what looked like a shallow part of the stream-turned out to be chest deep, and the water was a tad cold, and I started to panic-I had my fire dept radion with me, and I was about to call mayday. Instead, I stopped, realized that I was starting to panic, and slowly but surely pulled my wet, stupid hard headed self out. I did get the cache though. Next time, I'll wait till the snow is gone.

    Bearfirefighter

    I realized I had described the wrong Cache-It was the Minnie Wee Cache 2/2/06
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    wow, you're pretty lucky that the cold water didn't throw your body into shock. So there's a lesson to be learned here today.... always drink a lot before going hiking, so in case of such an event you can relieve yourself to make the water warmer.
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Bear, I'm glad I did that cache before I read your log. I got a little luckier (not skill) than you on the crossing. On the way back, I got scared and used the bridge (had to crawl down at the end). Be careful folks!

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    wow - that is scary!
    ~ Beach Comber ~

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    I had a moment very similar to that when I did the oosla park cache and I thought the cache might be down over the bank and I broke through the river in the dead of last winter. I only went to my belly but you have to wonder where your going to stop. And to boot it was a dnf. What a B**ch

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    This is why I always wear my Water Wings on my arms when I go geo-caching.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Glad I'm not the only one who will do just about anything to find a cache!
    Glad you are ok and hope for the new year we all do things a little more carefully.

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