"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Old Caches

We try to hunt for caches placed in 2002 and before whenever we are traveling. We've found over 200 caches placed on or before December 2002. This trip has been fruitfull with two April 2001 finds, a May 2001 find, and an October 2002 find. Hoffman is an April 2001 cache. In those early days it was a lot easier to find a unique place to bring someone for a find. Hoffman is a quiet out-of-the-way area with a few fishing ponds, some nice trails, and this cache. The container certainly looks its vintage, but the contents inside are dry. The cache apparently got muggled early on with the log in the cache being placed there in 2002. I have kept this bookmark list, but it is woefully out of date. I guess it's another project to work on.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

GeoWoodstock IX - 2 July 2011 - Warren, PA

We got the bid!

In March 2009, we finished a bid proposal to host Geowoodstock in Warren County Pennsylvania. We didn't think we could compete with the northwest since this year is the 10-year anniversary, but the committee said try again for 2011 so we did. It will be interesting to see this many cachers descend on the tiny county of Warren Pennsylvania for the weekend. 2011 will also be amazing with the Allegany State Park Mega Event in May in New York, GeoWoodstock in Warren in July and the Midwest Geobash in Ohio or Indiana in August. WooHoo.

These are the pictures that were included with the bid. You can find most of them elsewhere in my blogs, but they are nice enough to repeat. If any blog viewers have questions about Warren PA, please contact me. Ali and I spend a lot of time there. It's a super place. I hope you all can come and enjoy this.

Salmon Creek/Beaver Meadows

Counterfeiter's Den - Allegheny National Forest

Brokenstraw Creek

Hector Falls

Unnamed Stream in Warren County

Sunset at the Allegheny Reservoir

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Caching Karma

I was in Milwaukee for business and actually done a little early. I knew I needed most of the unexpected free time to claw my way through Chicago traffic. Still there had to be time for a cache or two (actually three). After passing on a cache in a small cemetery with about five employees trimming the lawn, I decided to head for this cache. I found the cache with no problem, signed the log, and was headed towards Ariel when someone said hi. It turned out to be the cache owner. We spent some time talking cache and he showed me his home made geocaching head bar for his truck.

I asked if he collected pathtags and offered a couple of our local geocaching group's pathtags for his collection. He said sure. When I got to the Geomobile, I realized I couldn't find my cache bag which had the pathtags, other swag, rechargeable spare batteries, my pda, travel bugs and coins we found in caches ... After a few frantic minutes, I walked back to his cache and found my cache bag. If I hadn't offered a couple of path tags, who knows how many miles I would have traveled before I realized my bag was missing. Caching Karma's a good thing.