This week has been amazingly busy with my life dominated by the two Dartmoor Challenge caches. Also I have desperately wanted to get right out deep into the moor to replace another cache which appears to have gone missing. Weather-wise, the end of the week looked best after some terrible days earlier in the week and I targeted today for the maintenance trek and placing the challenge caches.
The challenge caches required a couple of maps to be drawn up which was hugely time consuming, plus the final drafting of the rules. It seemed logical to place them fairly close to the cache I had to replace so with all preparations complete, I finally set off from Postbridge for a very wet walk. The forecast was for showers, possibly snow and sleet and I got a mixture of everything. However, it was the wet underfoot that was the most challenging coming after several days of heavy rain.
But, the open moor is really where I want to be and after a trek of over 8 miles, taking me almost as far as Cut Hill and back I had replaced my missing cache and placed 2 new ones, including the Dartmoor Mega & Minor Challenge caches – mission accomplished!