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#41 crab of crab and ram

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:07 AM

i started signing a deposit slip at the bank as if it were a log out of habit last week.  it's kinda bad when you know the date only so your logs are accurate.  :buck2:

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#42 Donde Esta

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

I know I am late to the discussion, but I received a link to this thread today. Hilarious!  ;D

#43 CoyoteKel

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:13 PM

Four phases of Cache Hunting

Phase 1: “Staying Pretty”
? Looking at obvious spots from afar.
? Hands typically in the pockets or behind the back.
? Possibly wearing work clothes, so very careful to avoid potential hazards, including getting shoes dirty, avoid thorns which may tear clothing.
? Frequent checking of GPSr to ensure near the GZ coordinates and direction to cache.

Phase 2: “Getting Serious”
? Frustration level increasing.
? Hands out of pockets.  Begin to place hands in fingers in places which may not be suitable for later nose picking / eye rubbing.
? Searching obvious spots again, in case cache was over looked. I mean, do I *look* like an idiot?
? Thorns becoming less of a barrier.  Avoiding PI is not as much of a concern.
? Work clothing becoming expendable.  Possible small holes and tears in work shirt.
? Several expletives about cache owner may be said under one’s breath.
? Begin to sweat…profusely.
? Crap…I’m *at* GZ…is the cache owner an idiot?
? Where the *hell* did all of these mosquitoes come from. I wish to *God* someone would just kill all of them.
? Phone a friend option yields immediate roll to voice mail…for 3 different cachers.  Possible result in deleting from cell phone. Plans to “get even” are formulated.

Phase 3: “Sherman’s March to the Sea”
? Drenched in sweat, but still determined to find the f’in’ cache.
? Questioning cache owner’s genealogy… out loud….usually screaming.
? On hands and knees, circling every tree, bush, or shrub. 
? Begun panting.
? Have been snared by several large thorny vines.  Multiple lacerations.  Blood loss from scratches and mosquitoes taking toll on bodily function.
? Large tear in work shirt.  Sleeve missing. Hanging in nearby briar patch.
? Twigs, leaves, and small insects in hair. 
? New shoes?  Do you think I care about my new shoes?  Do ya, punk?
? GPSr roughly 100 feet away, where it was thrown…since it’s “useless”.
? Ripping PI vines from the trees to further examine knot hole in trees. Rubbing hands on face in frustration.
? Trying PaF again.  Still rolling to v-mail.  Breaking phone on nearby tree.

Phase 4:  “The Find”
? Endorphins released. 
? Sudden calm followed by knowing smile.
? Thoughts of murder dissolve into joy, ecstasy, and triumph..
? Beginning to formulate cache log….”Most excellent hunt.  Nice hide.”



#44 CoyoteKel

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

Apparently I posted a blank reply. Sorry. I love the phases! Wondering if I could get in an email. iPhone won't let me copy. :-(

#45 jackrock

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:08 PM

:2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

I think I experienced these phases today.  Some challenging caches had me pulling my hair out.

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#46 SockPuppet

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:16 AM

I think you could add an alternate ending for the DNF and/or Missing cache.
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#47 pawprintso:

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:53 AM

WE are new to this all and I'll pay its right on even down to tI'd sheriff and 5 police who had a report of 2 ppl with a gun walking into the woods.. gotta luv it..

#48 BanditBoy111

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Too funny!  I was shaking my head in agreement the whole time I read this!  Thanks for the laugh!  


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#49 HoustonControl

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

Spotted this on Moun10Bike's FB page.  Funny!

 

http://cachers.tumblr.com/


Edited by HoustonControl, 22 May 2013 - 01:46 PM.

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#50 log dawgs

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

Now that is funny.  Have to share.


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#51 Dhaulaghiri

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Spotted this on Moun19Bike's FB page.  Funny!

 

http://cachers.tumblr.com/

Brilliant!


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#52 Baytown Bert

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

What's with the banana and the beer bottle? Looks like something John Kerry would try with Hillary... My bad. That was crude.

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#53 Baytown Bert

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Level One:  A lot of bushwhacking to get a find

Level Two:  Power trails

Level Three:  5 and 5 only or extreme puzzles

Level Four:  Challenge solving at my desk

Level Five:  Hey!  I love geocaching and found one!


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#54 Mustard Devil

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

I skipped phases 1 n 2 and went straight to 3 and sometimes 4 :angel:



#55 TravelingGeek

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:18 AM

Spotted this on Moun10Bike's FB page.  Funny!

 

http://cachers.tumblr.com/

 

 

Interesting... he favors Harry Potter and Dr. Who a bit.  Good to know if I ever come across one of his caches.  I'd love to see a mountain bike coin with one of those themes  :)


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:16 PM

Love this. You described me to the tee. :coolsmiley:






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