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Post by thistlechick » May 21st, 2007, 4:22 pm

... any Geocachers here? http://geocaching.com

I also ran across this simplified version that I thought might be fun too... maybe leave CDs of LibriVox recordings for others to find =)
http://www.dropspots.org/

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Post by Cloud Mountain » May 21st, 2007, 4:47 pm

Excellent idea! Excellent. And the CD's should last a long while, even in the rain...
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Post by trioptimum » May 23rd, 2007, 12:56 pm

I'm a geocacher (infrequently), and LV CDs in caches is a fantastic idea which I'll certainly do next time I get the chance. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Post by Hazel Pethig » April 13th, 2012, 2:30 pm

Hi! Just found this post about geocaching. I really enjoy it, as does my daughter. We frequently go out together. Is there any other cachers around?
There is a big event here on the island this year. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC349MK It is Island Spirit 2012 WestCan2. My daughter and I are both going, and I think it is going to be a blast!
If anybody else is going let me know and we could meet up to say hello!
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Post by KiltedDragon » April 13th, 2012, 4:03 pm

I do geocaching (Wing It on geocaching.com) but afraid I won't be coming to that event. Hope you have a good time. :D
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Post by TriciaG » July 5th, 2013, 2:03 pm

I've gotten into geocaching. Same nickname there as here. I just had my first hidden cache published!

It's almost as exciting as my first solo!

Almost.
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Post by erfunden » July 5th, 2013, 3:23 pm

I geocache also (Erfunden on both sites). Never thought about LV cds but they probably would make great cache swag.
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Post by Hazel Pethig » July 5th, 2013, 9:12 pm

To kilteddragon aka wing it-
How have you only found 323 caches but logged 3453 travel bugs? Go to a lot of events?
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Post by WoollyBee » July 6th, 2013, 5:54 am

TriciaG wrote:I've gotten into geocaching. Same nickname there as here. I just had my first hidden cache published!

It's almost as exciting as my first solo!

Almost.
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Post by KiltedDragon » July 6th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Hazel Pethig wrote:To kilteddragon aka wing it-
How have you only found 323 caches but logged 3453 travel bugs? Go to a lot of events?
-Hazel
I have a couple of friends who are very much into moving travel bugs. They give me a bag of them and then I trade them off in caches that I go by on the way to work and then give the new TB's back to them. This will be slowing down as they are getting away from trading them so much.
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Post by Hazel Pethig » July 7th, 2013, 8:48 am

Yesterday was our annual Girl's Day trip. This year was 3 moms and 5 daughters and for the first time geocachers outnumbered muggles! So we actually were able to get a few caches. My favourite of the day was a cache on top of a hill on top of a mountain. Or what passes for a mountain here on southern Vancouver Island. I can't climb anymore, so I sent my 17 year old daughter and my friends 13 year old up the hill to get it. I got a great photo of the two of them standing on the top holding the cache. They said it was an easy find once they got up the hill.
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Post by icequeen » July 7th, 2013, 3:34 pm

OK, so silly me, I showed geochaching.com to my younger son, now we are geocaching! We have three within a mile of our house. He went to look for one, but he couldn't find it. But we will keep looking, since there are 8 caches on one your regular trails!
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Post by hallejk » July 8th, 2013, 8:50 am

I am also a geocache-er I love that so many others here are too! And I also love the idea of LV CDs in caches.
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Post by Hazel Pethig » July 8th, 2013, 8:57 am

I think geocaching with kids is a great way to get them outdoors. It combines treasure hunting with technology, whats not to like? Last summer my daughter and I went to a mega event that was right in our back yard! About 1300 geocachers all in one place. It was great. My daughter came in second in closest to the pin. A very strange game to watch. The organizer lets his GPS sit in the same place for about an hour to lock onto the coordinates very well. Then each player gets a small numbered flag and tries to place it as close to those coordinates as possible. So you have a small area full of people taking tiny steps while staring at their GPSrs in their hands and not talking. There is a larger ring of people watching silently. It was one of the strangest things I have ever seen. I loved seeing all the different people who geocache. This is truly one sport that crosses all lines, I saw every colour, every economic circumstance, and every level of physical ability. Including people in wheelchairs. I like a sport that anybody can participate in.
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Post by ashleighjane » July 8th, 2013, 11:14 am

I have never geocached before...but now I want to. :P

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