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  1. Longest since last find

    I should have waited for the February update. Today I found FTFC #59 - Deja vu GC1K8WW. It was last found by Texas Writer in January of 2014. It was muddy but not a bad walk in the woods. If someone else should go for it, be smarter than me and take a fresh baggie and log. I left some fresh paper but the next rain will probably get it too.
  2. Hairy trees

    There is a cache in Austin where you have to stick your hand in a mass like that to get a container.
  3. Critters seen while caching

    No pictures but from the look of my hand I found at least four @#$%%& fire ants.
  4. I tried biking from the equestrian parking lot up to I-10 today. The HIGH WATER sign wasn't kidding. It looked like a mile or so of the trail was under water. I turned and went west from the parking lot and that was OK. The ditches were full but the trail was dry. It turned out to be a pretty good day for wildlife. On the way to the soccer fields on the west edge of the park a coyote crossed the path in front of me. I doubled back down Westheimer Parkway to the baseball fields and picked up the trails that lead on out past Hwy 99. I spotted two cottontails, a couple of rosette spoonbills, a flock of ibsis, several great egrets and one fairly large alligator that seemed to be stalking a great egret. I have noticed that after a good rain bird watching gets really good out here. As I was riding, I got to musing about the old saying "Does a bear go in the woods" (this is the family friendly version). My thought was - does a feral pig go in the woods. My answer would have to be no! He goes on the bike trail! This usually isn't a problem if you are paying attention and the scat is dry. If, however, it is wet and you are not paying attention, your bicycle wheel can spread it around in unwanted places. The pigs can be a real hazard. If a bear was around, he would probably do the same thing. G B Park is a great place to ride but it does benefit you to pay attention in even the quietest and most secluded places.
  5. 2015 TXGA Challenge in Lubbock - March

    The local bicycle club used to rent a tour bus for trips to places like Colorado. I don't think the per person cost was very high. You would still need a motel room.
  6. The obligatory Congratulations thread

    Congratulations to Cook Cachers for hitting 4000!
  7. Roll Call! Who's going and when?

    We plan to leave Friday morning and get there around 12 or 1. Staying at Comfort Inn. Buckeys at 8 sounds good.
  8. Lab caches in Bastrop?

    I feel kind of dumb. I have clicked on all the links I can find on these lab caches and I still don't have a clue as to what I should do. Do you download something? Is there any kind of a printout? I am pretty much at a loss.
  9. SETX Hunt Team T shirts 2014

    I would go for grey. I wear last years shirt in the summer and black may make me look slimmer (a vain hope) but I am less likely to expire from heat exhaustion in grey.
  10. New Years Resolutions Caching Style

    Lets see: Complete 4000 caches. Complete 700 puzzles Learn to get back in a capsized kayak. All doable but doubtful.
  11. 52 Week Challenge Complete

    Congratulations! That takes real determination. I would guess the quest for the plate helped a bit - and you got them both. Way to go!
  12. Longest since last find

    Ah, fendmar is my beta noir. I have all kinds of his puzzles laying around that I can't solve. I'll check this one out but it will probably another one that beats me up.
  13. Longest since last find

    Riding the Rails III - I don't know if it is still there but contrary to the previous post, it has been solved. In my case it was with a whole lot of help but others have solved the puzzle. It is one of the hardest puzzles I have encountered. It is a real challenge if it is still in place.
  14. Posting a DNF vs. Note when you don't get to GZ

    I never feel bad about posting a DNF after searching thru that #$@% bamboo.
  15. Muggled...favorite stories

    If I tried to pull that off, I would be like a friend I had in High School. He went into the beer joint and asked for four four packs. The clerk ask him how old he was and his reply was "I am 17 but would you sell it to me anyway".