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 Log entries Great Miss Tor    {{found}} 7x {{not_found}} 3x {{log_note}} 1x Photo 1x Gallery  

5437 2020-01-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment

Cache of month Hello Spannerman!

I'm pleased to inform you that your cache became: Cache of the month


CONGRATULATIONS!

OC Team

5294 2019-07-06 22:30 agentmancuso (user activity22) - Didn't find it

Had a good hunt but couldn't see it.

4967 2019-01-12 18:19 hev-va (user activity35) - Didn't find it

We expected the strong NW wind today but had thought the weather be a bit drier than it actually was! We had spent a good half hour sipping coffee in the car before the rain showed signs of abating and we set off to find some caches around Great Mis.  

 

After a quick lunch standing up in the shelter from the wind from Great Mis, we moved on to GZ to look for this cache. Unfortunately, the position was suffering the full blast of the Northerly wind and having read previous logs about the difficulty of finding it, and being unable to identify the hint item, we didn't spend too long looking here. Another day, perhaps.

 

TFTC

4914 2018-12-16 21:23 Dartmoor Dave (user activity84) - Note

I was keen to check on this cache today following the previous DNF, so suggested to ed-don at the nearby event that we take a look together.  However, I couldn't remember the cache and did exactly what I previously had done, went to the correct spot to start with and then widened my search elsewhere.  Fortunately ed-don read the previous logs and worked out where the cache had to be - and he was right.  Very pleased to see another opencache still available after 9 years. 

4919 2018-12-16 14:18 The Cooke Family (user activity9) - Found it

After attending an event on top of the nearby tor Daddy Cooke decided to grab a few caches in the area. This one took a bit of finding and he only found it thanks to help from a feiend who had found it today. Log sihned and cache replaced ready for the next cacher. Always nice to pick up an opencache whilst out and about. This was our first opencache find in quite a while

TFTC

The Cooke Family

4911 2018-12-16 11:26 recommendation ed-don (user activity66) - Found it

Found after an event cache on Great Mis Tor that was hosted on another site. Given that the latest DNF was attending the event I decided to team up with Dartmoor Dave to see whether we could do any better. Our initial searches proved fruitless and it was only after using every trick up a cachers sleeve including previous logs, hints etc that we managed to find the extremely well concealed container.

 

Future finders, trust your GPS because it is right at the posted coordinates. TFTC and a recommendation

4668 2018-06-30 22:34 heartradio (user activity45) - Didn't find it

Oh how very unfortunate, I appear to be First to DNF. Had a good look for this one but no luck - found what was very clearly a letterbox, but no cache sadly. 

4616 2018-06-09 10:57 Ochico (user activity83) - Found it

Collecting a few caches in the area today and this was the next on our route. Soon found and logged. Fine views out to the North today even as far as Fur Tor ! 

3747 2017-02-20 18:29 NSCR (user activity68) - Found it

another opencache one and completed. this one hadn't been found since 2015-04-26 

3025 2015-04-26 17:11 Dartmoor Dave (user activity84) - Found it

I've been meaning to go out and look for this cache for some time, but have not, until today, got around to it.  I needed to replace my Little Mis Tor cache and place another new one and as this was on my route it was a "must do".  Got to GZ and one particulatr rock looked promising but it had been well searched, presumably by letterboxers.  I widen my search but had to return to the original rock and then I noticed that there was another way under it, concealed by Amberel's stone!  Rmoved the stone and there was the cache.  My find of the month, TFTC.

3026 2014-03-09 21:47 dave.johnson (user activity228) - Found it

Sorry for late log, still better late than never.
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Gt Mis log
Gt Mis log

2733 2013-09-20 11:25 Amberel (user activity549) - Found it

Wow, first to find after nearly 4 years. And I came very close indeed to not finding it at all.

There were lots of stones that almost, but didn't quite, fit the hint. After a prolonged search I was really just trying a few final things. I poked my walking stick under a stone and it entered a void - and about 3 feet in I heard the unmistakable rattle of a plastic box.

I pulled out the stick and had a look, but the hole was only about an inch diameter, no way for a cache to get there. I worked out where the end of the pole must be, and it was only a few inches from the edge of the stone - but the grass was growing up tight and flush against the side of the stone.

Gently easing away the grass, I eventually created a small gap, and there was the cache. Quite a bit more easing was needed before I could get it out. What a prize to have won Smile.

As with all SpannerMan caches, there was a swap item inside, a little wire puzzle, and even though I rarely trade I love to see this, it makes all the difference to a cache for me. It was all spotlessly clean and dry, and in excellent condition. Signed the log, left the wire puzzle there and replaced the cache. I left a small stone against the opening to stop the grass growing up in the same spot again, so it should be easier for the next finder.

Thanks for the cache, quite the hardest of the holiday to have found.

Rgds, Andy