A group of geocachers were starting to email each other in November about getting the hardest geocache that is rated on the scale as a 5/5 geocache. This geocache blog post shares out attempt…

A 5/5/ geocache is one that is Level 5 difficulty and Level 5 terrain. The scale is from 1-5 so it is the hardest one out there. I’m not sure how many exist but in the San Diego area I think you are looking at maybe 10 of these.

The email crew decided to make it a geocache event and hike together to the location. We scheduled it for Jan 2nd to welcome in the new year and to start getting those extra holiday cookies off our bodies.

I’m not sure what I expected, the reviews suggested it was quite a difficult hike, but I’m young and reasonably athletic, so no problem, right?

Well, this ended up as a 9 hour hike in the attempt to get the 5/5 geocache El Capitan GCDAO6

Alas, it was not to be today – but the geocaching crew that went did get loads of caches on the way up – and are determined to go up again in a few weeks.

Happy New Year – this was a great 14 mile hike – great way to start the year!!

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2 Responses to “Geocache Event – The hike for the Hardest 5/5 Geocache”

  1. [...] is my favorite thing to look at because I’d like to have at least one entry in each box. I tried for a 5/5 geocache a few weeks ago, but alas it was not to be. I’ll be back for that one though to get it included in my [...]

  2. ErikaJean says:

    14 miles and you didn’t get to it, or didn’t find it!? I’d be camping out there to get that darn thing – no way i’d walk that far AGAIN! ;-)

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