My family and I have been at it since spring of '03 and we have 120 something finds so far. I agree on the 4x4-friendly cache listings, except it wouldn't be too long before the 'trails' used for he caches got overrun with drunken yahoos ruining everything and leaving piles of beer bottles everywhere.
One of my favorite 4x4 cache stories is about a local one called "The Peak." My family and I were out in my Geo Cacher (tracker) and went to find this one. The previous logs noted that you could get within 1/4 of mile of the cache by car or something like that.
The path up to it is a wide, flat, winding, unpaved, steep mountain road. It eventually turns off the road onto a pretty bumpy, steep dirt road strewn and embedded with rocks, which gets progressively more challenging.
It was at this point where I found a [email protected]
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To be fair, I did eventually stop farther up the way when presented with some rocky ledges I knew the Tracker didn't have a prayer of getting over, but i was only 500 feet from the cache, not 1/4 of mile.
I returned a few weeks later driving my Samurai with my 7 year old daughter along for the ride and drove right up the steps and the rest of the way. I parked on top of the mountain and walked to the cache in about 5 seconds.