What we were really craving was Tim Hortons donuts, but they don't exist in the south. Dunkin Donuts is the closest analog to Tims, so it was the first location on my list. The closest Dunkin is a mere 45 miles down the road, but there are unfound caches near there, so it the ideal place to go.
So off I went.
I did a couple park'n'grabs, then ended up at a park in Dallas NC. The cache in question was a mere 0.1 miles from parking, however it was 103F before the Humidex, so even that small of a distance seemed like a heroic effort. Most of that distance was on a nice foot path, with the last 80ft being in that thorn and PI infested bush that I have come to know and
As I got close to GZ I stuck my head into a hole in a tree - only to remove it quickly. A bunch of bee/wasp/hell-insects started coming out of the hole. I've never seen bees that look like this before, but they clearly had hate in their eyes, so I dubbed them Murder Bees.
I finally ended up in the vicinity of my ultimate goal (Dunkin, remember Dunkin? this is a story about Dunkin) but there was one more cache nearby that I wanted to get.
It was called The Wall.
I eventually got to GZ and discovered what the wall is - a large rock wall about 250ft long by 50ft high. I am not sure how the wall got there, but I think it was an old quarry of some kind.
I hung out for a bit, took a few photos, then settled down to the business of finding the cache container. Once that was accomplished I started back down the trail.
Properly hydrated and cooled off with the car's A/C, I headed over to Dunkins, and picked up some donuts. Mission accomplished I then headed home.
In total my mission to get donuts took 4.5 hours, and involved a 90 mile road trip, 3.2 miles of hiking in oppressive heat, and 6 cache finds. What did your last donut run involve?
Totally worth it!