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#21 cachestacker

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:08 AM

We need to see more good caches here to spur us on on the heat of summer.  So I'll put up two I did recently that were great.

First, I did Ghost Light http://www.geocachin...74-c0b7274bda10 with Rich & Lola and Kirbydox after the recent ABC event.  While it can be done during the day, you're really missing out if you don't do it at night.  It's not as hot then, either.    O0  Every aspect of this was cool, from Jeeping in in the dark, to the last short hike to find it, to the cache itself.  And there are some other nice caches right around there that can be grabbed while you wait for it to get dark or in the dark, too.

Yesterday Syd and I did UMC http://www.geocachin...2b-6c9616562e9d.  Very simple multi with a little something different.  The uniqueness made it really fun.  And it's quick, so it can be done in the heat pretty easily.

We really enjoyed these.  Both of these got some favorite points from our visits.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:30 AM

First, I did Ghost Light http://www.geocachin...74-c0b7274bda10 with Rich & Lola and Kirbydox after the recent ABC event.  While it can be done during the day, you're really missing out if you don't do it at night.  It's not as hot then, either.    O0  Every aspect of this was cool, from Jeeping in in the dark, to the last short hike to find it, to the cache itself.  And there are some other nice caches right around there that can be grabbed while you wait for it to get dark or in the dark, too.

I agree about the coolness of this cache.
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#23 Kirbydox

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:07 AM

We need to see more good caches here to spur us on on the heat of summer.  So I'll put up two I did recently that were great.

First, I did Ghost Light http://www.geocachin...74-c0b7274bda10 with Rich & Lola and Kirbydox after the recent ABC event.  While it can be done during the day, you're really missing out if you don't do it at night.  It's not as hot then, either.    O0  Every aspect of this was cool, from Jeeping in in the dark, to the last short hike to find it, to the cache itself.  And there are some other nice caches right around there that can be grabbed while you wait for it to get dark or in the dark, too.

Yesterday Syd and I did UMC http://www.geocachin...2b-6c9616562e9d.  Very simple multi with a little something different.  The uniqueness made it really fun.  And it's quick, so it can be done in the heat pretty easily.

We really enjoyed these.  Both of these got some favorite points from our visits.


I did UMC recently too and they were both worth the trip from the west side and definitely favorites!  Ghost Light is a MUST DO at night. It's a great experience! Even better with a group of friends.  O0  O0 Parking coords are given but don't rely on the GPSr to route you to the correct street. Take a look at the map first.

Kevin got so excited doing Ghost Light he went crashing through the woods and then let out a strangled scream...because of a spider web!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:21 AM

It wasn't quite like that.  :P
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:05 PM

It wasn't quite like that.  :P


:2funny:  Sure!!

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

We just did Tha Catifsh yesterday. This was a blast. Did it around 2pm, in heavy traffic (both at the Monument Inn and on the water), Not even sure it's legal, but what fun. http://coord.info/GC35MHW
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

I forgot about this thread. Here's a good one. http://www.geocachin...51-a4537704c8b0 Hear it Is!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Benttandem put out a really nice Beginner's Kayak Series. O0 O0 O0 Given the dynamics of the lakes, you don't have to contend with the tide, currents, and, for the most part, wind. So it really is good for a beginning paddler.

Here's the first in the series: http://coord.info/GC3P916 This was a fun paddle.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Fantastic cache:  Houston has a Space Shuttle.

 

Appropriately behind NASA, and conveniently near the STS Shuttle GeoArt series, you can snag this great cache along the way.  A lot of effort was clearly put into it.  A lot of fun to do, too.  It is an absolute must-do.  Make sure it's on your list!

 

http://coord.info/GC454V5


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

I just saw GF post a note about thinking of shutting down Sleeper Cells - http://coord.info/GC3689J

 

Very few people have found this one.  And that's a shame.  This is one of the coolest caches I have done.  So much effort put into it.  Great theme.  Cool final location and methods for doing this.  And it was so much fun doing it.

 

If you have not done it you should get a small group together and do it before it's gone.  See the note on the cache page.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

I just saw GF post a note about thinking of shutting down Sleeper Cells - http://coord.info/GC3689J

 

Very few people have found this one.  And that's a shame.  This is one of the coolest caches I have done.  So much effort put into it.  Great theme.  Cool final location and methods for doing this.  And it was so much fun doing it.

 

If you have not done it you should get a small group together and do it before it's gone.  See the note on the cache page.

 

 

This cache had always looked interesting (and I'm not a big puzzle fan) so eventually I got around to solving the first part.  Unfortunately I didn't pay attention to the attributes and, after striking out, I saw that Chirp is a part of it.  It could be that need of the proprietary Garmin technology is part of the reason for limited visits.  I know it took me out of the running.   



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

It is a beacon attribute. Not all beacons are chirps. Didn't need that.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

It is a beacon attribute. Not all beacons are chirps. Didn't need that.

 

 

Unfortunately, chirp or other beacon type, my GPS is not capable of receiving it.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

I did find an app that supposedly receives beacons, including Chirp.  I'll give it a try, but I don't know when I'll be in the area of the subject cache again.  



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

All you need is a smart phone... or iPad... or laptop computer... anything that's able to receive wi-fi.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

I did find an app that supposedly receives beacons, including Chirp.  I'll give it a try, but I don't know when I'll be in the area of the subject cache again.  

yes sir.  Just search next time you are in the area. 

 

That was a great cache and a lot of fun on a FTF run that I ended up with pie in my face.

 

Funny story about that cache.  Go read my log along with two others that day.  Then go look what happened to ftfc 98. 


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Noooo!   We did the first stages a long time ago, and just haven't made it to the final yet.  

We've got to get out more!   LOL

 

 

I just saw GF post a note about thinking of shutting down Sleeper Cells - http://coord.info/GC3689J

 

Very few people have found this one.  And that's a shame.  This is one of the coolest caches I have done.  So much effort put into it.  Great theme.  Cool final location and methods for doing this.  And it was so much fun doing it.

 

If you have not done it you should get a small group together and do it before it's gone.  See the note on the cache page.

 

 

This cache had always looked interesting (and I'm not a big puzzle fan) so eventually I got around to solving the first part.  Unfortunately I didn't pay attention to the attributes and, after striking out, I saw that Chirp is a part of it.  It could be that need of the proprietary Garmin technology is part of the reason for limited visits.  I know it took me out of the running.   


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

I did find an app that supposedly receives beacons, including Chirp.  I'll give it a try, but I don't know when I'll be in the area of the subject cache again.  

 

And the app is??


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

I did find an app that supposedly receives beacons, including Chirp.  I'll give it a try, but I don't know when I'll be in the area of the subject cache again.  

 

And the app is??

 

It is Cache Beacon Beta.  Unfortunately my S III doesn't have ANT+ so it won't work.  I'm guessing from HoustonControl's post that the beacon I need to receive is more of a WiFi or bluetooth signal of some sort.  If I find myself nearby again, I'll just walk around a bit and see if anything WiFi or Bluetooth seems to be present.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Team Trog - I sent you some PMs.


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