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#21 Kirbydox

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Excellent list, Greg! I think Block Party is way more fun than GeoWoodstock. I've been to all the BP events plus the Ape Cache event and still love attending. There is so much to do in the Seattle area.

 

The only thing I would add is to get in line early to buy t-shirts and stuff from Groundspeak and THEN do all the other things. They sell out fast and the line gets very long.  The lab caches were available before the Block Party started so you can wander the area and cache while they are setting up the booths.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

If you're looking to fill in your Jasmer calendar, there are lots of ripe opportunities within a day's drive of Seattle.  The aforementioned GCD, along with GC12, GC16, GC17, Hembre Ridge, The Burn.  Of the last 5, we did all but GC16 last year on a day trip to Oregon.  Quite a bit of hiking involved in getting to GCD, GC16 and GC17, but some of the others are "Park and Grabs" -- if you have 4WD.

 

If you've never been to Seattle or the Block Party, you can line up a "busy day" and get up to 12 cache types in a day (counting the labs caches).  The Block Party and Groundspeak HQ will be new cache types for you.

 

Great info, Larry.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

The only thing I would add is to get in line early to buy t-shirts and stuff from Groundspeak and THEN do all the other things. They sell out fast and the line gets very long.  

 

I wonder if you can buy stuff the day before at HQ?  That would be a good option.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

I'm going to take a day trip to Victoria, BC while I'm in Seattle.
Caching in Canada and a new souvie :)

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

I'm going to take a day trip to Victoria, BC while I'm in Seattle.
Caching in Canada and a new souvie :)

 

Already have that Souvie in the pocket.... as well as the Alberta one! We're shooting for the Alaska Souvie this summer, fingers crossed!


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#26 Mustard Devil

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

Can't go to Canada this trip. My passport will not be ready till after the block party.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

What?  Call your senator and ask them to expedite.  Seriously.


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#28 Dhaulaghiri

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

Can't go to Canada this trip. My passport will not be ready till after the block party.


What, they afraid you'll bring some of your 'toys' ;)

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#29 Mustard Devil

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

Can't go to Canada this trip. My passport will not be ready till after the block party.

What, they afraid you'll bring some of your 'toys' ;)

I think there were questions asked about entrance and exit stamps for Uzbekistan :)

#30 Baytown Bert

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

I had the same problem when "Channelview" came up on my passport...


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

I am still trying to get my Visa to Baytown. :tickedoff:


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#32 Baytown Bert

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:14 AM

Well, I haven't seen you over here and we do have about 500 active caches - so come on over!


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:20 AM

I am still trying to get my Visa to Baytown. :tickedoff:

Houston Control is probably blocking the approval of your visa. 


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

He doesn't like short people.  :2funny:


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

He doesn't like short people.  :2funny:

Cue Randy Newman?


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

He doesn't like short people.  :2funny:

Linden isn't short.


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#37 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

 

He doesn't like short people.  :2funny:

Linden isn't short.

 

 

Everyone is short(er) than HC.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:28 PM

 

He doesn't like short people.  :2funny:

Linden isn't short.

 

I think I am getting shorter every year. I think I may sneak into Baytown from Houston.


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