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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Day I Swam The Kaw River

This was the day that I swam the KAW.

I think this is the hardest cache that we have done to date. I wish I had gotten there a little sooner so I could have teamed up with Six Pack. I would have felt much better doing this cache with someone else. Six Pack was coming back across the river as I was headed to the island. I chose a little different route. The rapids just looked like too much for me.

I think this cache is rated correctly. With the route I took maybe it ought to be a 6 for terrain.

When I first stepped into the water I was met with a 2 foot gar. We scared each other and we went our separate ways. I didn't get too far until the water was up to my chest and I turned back to stash my cell phone in the bushes. This is when I discovered I had already soaked my pedometer. It's now dead.

On my second attempt I realized I was going to have to swim a short distant so I put my Garmin in a zipper pocket in my swim suit. This is the biggest test I have put it to, to test it's ability to be waterproof. It survived much better than my pedometer. It passed the test with flying colors.

After I arrived at the island I realized that I had not called Mary and told her I was leaving my cell phone in the bushes to keep it dry. Before I got back to it I had received 10 or 11 missed called for Mary and Brian. They were beginning to think I had drowned.

The point where I cut across the island was a real jungle. I had to blaze a new trail. I know there had to be a better way.

As I was leaving the cache there was a boat coming downstream. I just knew it was a cacher and I was going to thumb a ride out of there. He had trouble with his motor down below the cache site. When he got his motor running he just went on downstream. He wasn't a cacher after all. Just a fisherman. So now I had to walk to the other end of the island and swim out. The current was really swift where I crossed. I came in with one walking stick and went out with two. I went right straight through the rapids on way out. I think that was a mistake.

I was sure glad I had a change of clothes waiting when I got back to the van. I was a real mess.

I sure hope you guys don't make them any harder than this. I'm getting too old for this. It was quite the adventure and a lot of fun. Thanks for the adventure.

The pedometer is Dead.
2 caches found today


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