CAPTAIN COOKED - GEO CACHING


Hiding the cache:
Exploring the Captain Cooked Lava Tube Cave



One of the top 5 Most Interesting Caches on the Big Island (if not one of the most difficult) is the Captain Cooked Lava Tube Cave. You can find the cache from the top or through the cave itself, one of the most sweaty and dangerous hikes the Author had been on in hiding the Quest Mystery cache. Do we feel earthquakes? Is the roof falling? Do I hear flowing lava?

On the hike to the cave entrance.  Do you see something in this photo?
On the hike to the cave entrance. Do you see something in this photo?
To give perspective on size of the lava tube cave entry.   Captain Cooked cache guardian Donn M. came along with the Author
To give perspective on size of the lava tube cave entry. Captain Cooked cache guardian Donn M. came along with the Author
Lava tube cave entry
Lava tube cave entry
Location of the cache half way through the tube near a lava roof opening, the cache hidden behind rocks on a small ledge.
Location of the cache half way through the tube near a lava roof opening, the cache hidden behind rocks on a small ledge.
Location of cache if one is hiking the surface, very small, your GPS has to be right on.
Location of cache if one is hiking the surface, very small, your GPS has to be right on.
Cache Maintenance:  Author checking the new cache
Cache Maintenance: Author checking the new cache
Writing an up-date note to future discoverers
Writing an up-date note to future discoverers
The new cache, a secure ammunition case
The new cache, a secure ammunition case
Author secreting the cache back into place
Author secreting the cache back into place
Donn below new cache location; note cave geo cachers have to crawl through
Donn below new cache location; note cave geo cachers have to crawl through
Donn finds the old cache
Donn finds the old cache
cache location; cache had water in it, don't use Tupperware if you can help it
cache location; cache had water in it, don't use Tupperware if you can help it
What's in a cache; everything imaginable, plus a log book, recording the discoverers
What's in a cache; everything imaginable, plus a log book, recording the discoverers
Half mile later, or was that ten miles!  we crawl out of lava tube cave at the other end.  Geo-cachers need gloves, wear pants, strong flashlights, and water for hydrating.
Half mile later, or was that ten miles! we crawl out of lava tube cave at the other end. Geo-cachers need gloves, wear pants, strong flashlights, and water for hydrating.