Jason M <>
Sent: 10/27/2000 3:46:35 PM

Re: [gpsstash] New Cache "Barren Eagle"

Awesome! Hey, with a little luck, maybe this geocaching thing will take
off so big that we'll just put in an elevator there. The eagle will
love not having to fly all the way back up that cliff to bring home the


--- Rich Gibson wrote:
> Hi,
> So I just placed a new stache. It is at 106.43212 W by 39.76332 N
> (go
> Buffs!). You need a rope, harness, rappel device and ascenders, and
> you
> might want an extra person to keep watch.
> There was a pair of nesting bald eagles on a cliff, a big deal here,
> so
> they have the area fenced off, but we found a loose bit of fencing
> and
> slipped under.
> We tied off on a tree at the top of the cliff and rappeled down to
> the
> ledge next to the nest. Mamma eagle wasn't too happy to see us, but
> we
> sprayed some mace at her and she calmed down. Rudy bumped the nest
> and one
> of the eggs fell out. Damn but it made a loud sound when it hit the
> cliff!
> Damn rock has 'scrambled eagle' all over it! The Mama eagle
> couldn't see
> cause of the mace and all, so I slipped a rock into the nest to
> distract
> her from the missing egg.
> We jammed the cache into a crack. There wasn't really enough room,
> but I
> widened the crack a bit with my piton hammer, and scraped out the
> crack,
> got rid of a bunch of little flowers that was growing in there. Cute
> little things, but I figure they'll grow back, right?
> Once we jumared back up we checked the tree. You should definitely
> use a
> sling when you rappel off the tree, I pretty much rubbed the bark
> off, but
> that's okay, cause trees can regenerate.
> So I'd give this a rating of 5. Good cache!
> Happy hunting!

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