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Old 05-28-2007, 08:44 PM   #31
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Love it. I don't get out and search as much as I would like but it is fun none the less. I know there are a couple at tellico. Last count I rememner from GC.com was well over 50,000 caches. There are a lot in SC. Check your local jeep clubs, usually you will find cachers there plus local geocache clubs. If your in Texas check out www.txga.net . Good group. SC is www.iscga.org .

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #32
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This is something that I've talked about doing for a long time. Looks like I'll have to make the investment in a GPS. I was shocked to see how many caches there were in my area.

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Old 06-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #33
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Man, I missed all this while I have been out. I love geocaching. I do it quite often myself. I use a Magellen Meridian Color usually, but a cheapy used Garmin eTrex can be had for about $60 on Ebay and it has found many caches.

The jeep is an excellent geocaching vehicle.

Geocaching is one of my most favorite things to do. I didn't realize any of yall did it or were interested in it.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:51 PM   #34
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I'm definitely interested in it. looks like a good excuse to go explore new areas and that's why we got the Jeeps.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:30 PM   #35
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It's a blast. I highly recommend that anyone that is adventurous check it out.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:21 PM   #36
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I finally broke down and bought a GPS, now I need to figure out how to use it...
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:57 PM   #37
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I saw this and gave it a try. You get a chance to win a new Jeep http://jeep.geocaching.com
my 1st find was 2 blocks from my house, not a jeep one but my dogs and I took a nice walk around town.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #38
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Just found the thread....Geocaching and jeeping go hand in hand
we go by Tahoein' Bunch at GC.com (don't hold it against me)
Our zip is 93722 we have about 13 hides and over 600+ finds most are in town but we have had a few in the hills and surrounding areas.

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Old 07-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #39
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looks fun!
i may have to try it out!
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:46 AM   #40
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I've thought this looked like fun but just now signed up at Geocaching.com. There are 50 pages of caches around the Spokane area. There are even two caches just a few blocks from our house.

Skeeter, ya wanna go geocaching this weekend?
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Welcome to more madness Amy It's an addiction like Jeepin....
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Thanks, TJ.
If jeepin and geocaching are my only addictions, I'm doing pretty well.
I really can't wait to get started... and we don't even have a GPS yet.
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Don't tell anyone, but I think there is one available in the For Sale forum. I'll even throw in a couple prizes with it...geocoins!
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i finally got a 1/2 way decent GPS from a buddie of mine and started doing this.

and am i totally hooked!!

found the first one a few miles from my house easily. went out for another that was near the first one the next day hidden by the same person and HOLY HELL!!! i looked for 2 hours and climbed up and down a rock wall several times before finding it. talk about a sense of accomplishment when i DID find it

i just got home from Iowa for AT and one of our soldiers is pretty big into it, he has like 500 finds, he best described geocaching as "using billions of dollars of GPS technology to find Tupperware containers in the woods"
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Sounds like a blast! I wanna try too!
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We finally got a GPS unit, we picked up a Garmin Etrex for $65 at the gun show last weekend. Now I just have to figure out how to use it
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stuff that someone else hides, prizes or something like that......... hookers AD, it's hookers. Happy now?
Actually, AD, they are DEAD hookers. Smelly, old, 2 weeks in trunk in the desert, type of dead hookers. Excited now?
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yeah - I think he left some old baseball card or comic books.
Yeah, he dropped a deuce in the can!
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I finally broke down and bought a GPS, now I need to figure out how to use it...
Yeah, that's the fun part! Good luck w/ that!
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Hey gang, I just loaded up some coordinates that are close by. I tried this back east but was never able to find them.

So, tiny and I are gonna give it a try.

Is there anyone else that has had any luck?
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Where are you headed? Are you looking for a stash or just trying to find a given point. I've always wanted to do this but never have.
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Where are you headed? Are you looking for a stash or just trying to find a given point. I've always wanted to do this but never have.
Me too point... I've never had any luck. 'Course, I only tried it a couple of times and halfheartedly due to the extreme cold weather back east. (got the GPS in winter)
We're going to go out to try to find some stashes that have a log book in them. From what I understand there are items in the box. You're supposed to take something and leave something.
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There's a magazine 4wheeldrive & Sport Utility that actually stashes off roading (certificates) goodies out in the desert. They post hints to it on their website.
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There's a magazine 4wheeldrive & Sport Utility that actually stashes off roading (certificates) goodies out in the desert. They post hints to it on their website.
Sweet! Oh, I didn't really answer your question... We are going to start local, very local. I found a few that are supposed to be in a local park. We'll see.

I'm gonna check out the website. Thanks pointy!
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Since this thread just got dragged out (and I'm finally reading it), I got a quick story about how I found out what geocaching is.

I'm home one weekday because I have to take the wife in for thumb surgery. As we have to go to the Naval Medical Center, and she's gonna be there for hours and hours, I decide to drop her and come home and get a few chores done.

So, I'm standing on my front porch which is about 45' above street level as we live on a hill, having a smoke and mostly minding my own business, when this car pulls up, a guy gets out and starts walking up and down the street and generally acting suspisious.

He doesn't notice me, so I just watch as he gets something from his car and seems like he's mounting something on the telephone pole across the street. Then, he sprints back to his car and tears off. I go down to see just what the eff that was all about, and get about 20' from the pole and see about 5" of black pipe with caps, now mounted to the pole. So... I call the sheriff, who eventually comes out, blocks the road and gets the bomb squad to blow this pipe bomb looking thing off the pole.

Turns out, it was a geocache.

Figured that out by sorting thru the debris after the bomb squad sucessfully blew it off the pole. Cops were laughing their a$$es off!

Funny thing is, after I got home from picking up my wife (late of course) a couple guys pull up in their jeeps with GPS handhelds and start looking around...

ONE of them is on this forum too. I have his coordiates if someone wants to look him up!
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Since this thread just got dragged out (and I'm finally reading it), I got a quick story about how I found out what geocaching is.

I'm home one weekday because I have to take the wife in for thumb surgery. As we have to go to the Naval Medical Center, and she's gonna be there for hours and hours, I decide to drop her and come home and get a few chores done.

So, I'm standing on my front porch which is about 45' above street level as we live on a hill, having a smoke and mostly minding my own business, when this car pulls up, a guy gets out and starts walking up and down the street and generally acting suspisious.

He doesn't notice me, so I just watch as he gets something from his car and seems like he's mounting something on the telephone pole across the street. Then, he sprints back to his car and tears off. I go down to see just what the eff that was all about, and get about 20' from the pole and see about 5" of black pipe with caps, now mounted to the pole. So... I call the sheriff, who eventually comes out, blocks the road and gets the bomb squad to blow this pipe bomb looking thing off the pole.

Turns out, it was a geocache.

Figured that out by sorting thru the debris after the bomb squad sucessfully blew it off the pole. Cops were laughing their a$$es off!

Funny thing is, after I got home from picking up my wife (late of course) a couple guys pull up in their jeeps with GPS handhelds and start looking around...

ONE of them is on this forum too. I have his coordiates if someone wants to look him up!

!!! best geocache story ever!!
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Thats good stuff right there. It'd take me a week to stop laughing.
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One of the best geocache stories I have heard.
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Sweet! I would have paid real money to see that!

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