2008-12-06 30 -86

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Sat 6 Dec 2008 in Crestview, FL, USA:
30.7112022, -86.3223535

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2008-12-06 30 -86 (Prediction) Today's location is on an open (not forbidden) area of the Eglin Range. Liberian plans to be there at 4:00.

(The Event) Liberian headed out along Highway 285 from Niceville, turned east on Eglin Range Road 213, and then turned north at the Indigo Pond turn-off. After a stop to find the "Red, White, and ... Indigo" geocache (quite a nice cache that is, by the way), he drove further north along the finished dirt road to a turn-off about a quarter-mile west of the meet-up location. He walked along a bit of a zigzag road for most of a half-mile, and then there was nothing for it except to plunge into the brush, approaching the point from the southwest. It was fairly rough going until about 400 feet from the location, at which point the brush became totally impenetrable. Since there is a creek in the area, he figured that the impenetrable brush meant that he was near the creek and so retreated. It was about 4:20 by this time. After going north on the sand road a bit further, he tried approaching the point from the northwest, again getting within about 400 feet before being stopped by impenetrable brush. The sun had pretty much set and it was starting to get dark and turn cold. At that point it was time to start singing "Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways."