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#1 chringuyen86

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:14 PM

I just recently started geocaching and OMG.....I am in love with it so far. None of my friends get my fascination with geocaching and they don't know why I called them "muggles" So, my geocaching buddy is my boyfriend and my kids. I would love to meet other people who like what I like. I live on the northwest side of town (Cypress, 290 and Katy area). I am interested in meeting people that enjoy geocaching as much as I do. Maybe we can go out and find a few caches together 😀

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

I just recently started geocaching and OMG.....I am in love with it so far. I live on the northwest side of town (Cypress, 290 and Katy area) and I am interested in meeting people that does geocaching.

 

CornDoll and I live in that general area, so maybe we'll run into you. If you stick with it, you're bound to run into our caches at some point. The best way to meet other geocachers is by setting up notifications for the geo-events and attending them. We have one in this area every month. I haven't seen the notification go out for the January meeting yet, but I'll pass it along when I see it publish (unless you've got notifications set up for events by then).

 

Welcome to the obsession hobby/game/sport/pastime we call geocaching. O0


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:54 AM

The fastest way to meet TexasWriter is to publish a new cache and just wait at ground zero, he'll be there soon enough!  :uglystupid2:


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:07 AM

GC4V8XM ▼ Event Cache  FTF: First to Forever 5-8 PM

 

There is an event in a couple days.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:41 AM

GC4V8XM ▼ Event Cache FTF: First to Forever 5-8 PM

There is an event in a couple days.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:42 AM

how do I find where the event will be at?!

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:43 AM

how do I find where the event will be at?!

 

 

Welcome to the world of caching!  Just go to:

 

http://www.geocachin...51-7a92548ed779



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:12 AM

Welcome!!
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:50 AM

 

I just recently started geocaching and OMG.....I am in love with it so far. I live on the northwest side of town (Cypress, 290 and Katy area) and I am interested in meeting people that does geocaching.

 

CornDoll and I live in that general area, so maybe we'll run into you. If you stick with it, you're bound to run into our caches at some point. The best way to meet other geocachers is by setting up notifications for the geo-events and attending them. We have one in this area every month. I haven't seen the notification go out for the January meeting yet, but I'll pass it along when I see it publish (unless you've got notifications set up for events by then).

 

Welcome to the obsession hobby/game/sport/pastime we call geocaching. O0

 

He meant to say  " Welcome to his OBSESSION hobby/game/sport/pastime  we call geocaching.   

 

 

But he is right about the event's.   are if you wish to do a series just post in the mash-up area on this forum what time you plan on ding it.  You will get some one to respond.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:51 AM

On this forum's main page to the right is a list of all the current events in the Houston/Beaumont area.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:06 AM

Thank you!!!

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:13 AM

Welcome :)
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:20 AM

Dont let Bert's teeth or his wigs scare you when you meet him :)
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:37 AM

how do I find where the event will be at?!

Unfortunately the geocaching website is not very user friendly for events. You have to look at the calendar and then find all the ones in Texas and see which ones are near you. Welcome to geocaching and hgcs.org.

 

The events are listed from the main geocaching page under community you will see events and then a calendar at the bottom. Then you see if Texas is listed on a day on the calendar. Then you have to select the date. Then you have to see where in Texas the event is located and the time of the event.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

And this is precisely why I run an Event PQ twice a week and add them onto the HGS calendar.  I had the same problem figuring out where they were.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:55 AM

And this is precisely why I run an Event PQ twice a week and add them onto the HGS calendar.  I had the same problem figuring out where they were.

One would think that someone at geocaching headquarters would figure this out especially with Mount10Bike working there. Like an events button that when you clicked on it it would show events in your area and a tab for different months and/or weeks. Of course one would of thought the ACA website would have worked too.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:37 AM

You can also just set up notifications so that you get an email whenever an event publishes within X miles of your home location, zip code, etc. That's what I do, and it takes all the thinking out of it. Since I only have three actively firing brain cells, this approach works great for me and frees me up to focus on letting Bert lure me 90 feet up a tree in Atascocita. :)


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

Thanks! but now I think I am confuse 😒 bwahhhh 😉 also, do you guys have any tips for a newcomer (just in general)?

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

Go to events and ask all the questions you can think of!
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:00 AM

Thanks! but now I think I am confuse bwahhhh also, do you guys have any tips for a newcomer (just in general)?

 

Look at the difficulty and terrain ratings, as well as the previous logs, on caches that you're considering hunting. If there are several Did Not Find's (DNF's) in the logs, skip them to avoid frustration. If the difficulty level is 3 or above, you can typically assume that it's going to be a bit challenging to find, and for a newcomer it could be downright frustrating. Like most new things, you can serve yourself well by making it easy on yourself at the start, and as you gain experience you can slowly increase the challenge you put on yourself in terms of difficulty and terrain.


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