NOTE: The listed coordinates are for the PARKING not the actual cache.
This is the final and "reward" cache of the InfoChallenge series. To get the actual coordinates of this cache, complete InfoChallenge North, South, East, and West, and I will e-mail you the coordinates.
This was originally going to be a multi-cache, but some part of me decided that you poor folks have been through enough already. :) That's not to say that this cache is easy...it is not.
Be prepared for this cache. The round-trip hike is about 4 miles, if you don't make any wrong turns. Bring plenty of water, appropriate footwear, and a hiking stick will be a big help in navigating the watery areas and moving spiders and probing for snakes. :) Please be safe and prepared, and remember you're seeking this one at your own risk.
I also would not attempt this cache without a map, or even better, an aerial photo of the area you are going to. Print one and take it with you...it will be a big help.
You are going to one of the most remote and inaccessable areas of this very special county nature preserve. All of your walking will be on-trail...although the trail is sometimes not more than a deer path. This time of year (July/August) you will get wet and muddy. If you have phobias about walking through tall grass and water in Florida...this will be a rough one. I know it was for me. :)
As far as I know, there is ONLY one way in to this cache from the parking lot. In the most dry part of the year, there MIGHT be a second way, but I really doubt it.
Without giving too much away, you will basically go north on the main two-track trail, past Wild Bill's Brooker Creek Ruins cache. From there...well, you'll go almost to the end of the preserve before heading to the cache. But you can't go straight to it! If you follow the trails, they will take you there eventually. There is one watery crossing, at a place my son calls The Spooky Forest. In the dry season, you can walk right through it, but not now. :)
The cache is a painted ammo can. It contains a log book and a silver coin for the first finder. There is also the certificate for the overall cache series award in there...one per team please. There's no trading needed or expected...if you find this cache...YOU'VE EARNED IT! :)
No bushwacking (off-trail) is required. The cache is right along the trail, such as it is. Please respect the beauty and importance of this area by minimizing your impact.