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Old 02-13-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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Smile Geocaching

After having ran every trail and beach for 300 miles in every direction, I now mainly use my Jeep to geocache. Any geocachers out there?

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have been curious about caching. I just got a new Garmin and I've uploaded a few locations to it. I'm familiar with the whole concept but there aren't really any trail caches. Only good hiking locations. What's a good site for geocaching?

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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geocaching.com Open a free account. There are a great many caches hidden in New Mexico.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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Nice ill check it out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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My girl and I dig Geocaching. We now look for those that require high clearance vehicles. Lots of them out here in Ca.
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I've been caching for almost ten years now. I stopped logging my finds, but my friend that I usually go with has logged all of them. Whenever we travel, we try to get at least one. We even did quite a bit of caching in Ireland.

It's a nice way to take in the sites. We did end up in a Crack Ho "den" in a park in Kansas City. We found the cache, and got to meet some "interesting" people. Also found a bag-o-weed and a "dugout" in Minneapolis. It's funny the things you find when you're looking for something else.
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"...Also found a bag-o-weed and a "dugout" in Minneapolis..." said "Baked in MN"

Anybody else see the humor here?

I've thought about geocaching, but never really could get into it. Maybe that site will help inspire me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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Rather ironic, isn't it?

I promptly handed it over to law enforcement...

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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Yep. Geocacher here.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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Aside from everything else that geocaching represents, it is the many interesting places it takes you.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #12
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I have a trackable on the island of man.
It made it there all the way from California.
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I have a trackable on the island of man.
It made it there all the way from California.

That is really cool! I built 5 Texas feral hog tusks and attached each to a TB and sent them out. The last one disappeared in a game preserve in Africa when an animal destroyed the cache. The others went here and there until someone thought they were cool to the point they kept them.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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That is really cool! I built 5 Texas feral hog tusks and attached each to a TB and sent them out. The last one disappeared in a game preserve in Africa when an animal destroyed the cache. The others went here and there until someone thought they were cool to the point they kept them.
That's the problem. People keep them. Like the Jeep trackables, they all seem to go missing. I have two in my possession I just visit each cache with but never drop them because they will go missing.
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Have you attended any events where you can share these trackables with other geocachers?
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Have you attended any events where you can share these trackables with other geocachers?
No I haven't. Last event I attended I I passed on a geostick that was handed to me. But these guys I have not.
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Events are all about getting in the network of the seasoned cachers in your area - a very valuable tool. Like Jeeper's, they stick together - maybe more so and I am both.
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Geocacher here.
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Is that your geocaching handle?
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Is that your geocaching handle?
Our handle is TeamRecon5.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:20 AM   #23
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Serg5000, looking through your gallery, that is some beautiful country you got there. Whereas we watch for alligators, cottonmouth's, copperheads, black widows, and brown recluse spiders while geocaching, I imagine rattlesnakes and scorpions are your main concern, right?
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Cypherseeker: I couldn't seem to pull you up.
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Gotta throw wasp in there too
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Serg5000, looking through your gallery, that is some beautiful country you got there. Whereas we watch for alligators, cottonmouth's, copperheads, black widows, and brown recluse spiders while geocaching, I imagine rattlesnakes and scorpions are your main concern, right?
You got it on the head. Just add ticks and its a full house.
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Cypherseeker: I couldn't seem to pull you up.
That's weird. I'm a premium member. Swinging with the trout and plumb-bob are a couple of the caches I've hidden in PA.
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Cacher here as well. PDFD874..
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I used to do this with my brother and some friends. It been a couple years since I've found one. This has inspired me to get back into it. I live in a much bigger city now with a couple hundred caches as opposed to the 17 that were in my old town lol.


Btw what is a trackable? I've never heard of those.
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I used to do this with my brother and some friends. It been a couple years since I've found one. This has inspired me to get back into it. I live in a much bigger city now with a couple hundred caches as opposed to the 17 that were in my old town lol.

Btw what is a trackable? I've never heard of those.
Trackables can take on different forms but are generally either coins or look like different shapes of dog tags. i.e. fish shaped dog tag painted to look like a fish.

Anyway, they have a code on the back. The owner registers the code on line. The finder enters the code online and logs which cache they found it in. The finder then drops it off in a different cache. This process moves the trackables. (I have ones that just travelled over 1,000 miles) Owners often set "missions" for their trackables like "please take me West" or "I want to travel Europe"

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