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I found The Adventures of 1Geocacher 12/5.  O0 O0  It had been muggled.  >:(  usmorrows confirmed my find and slightly repositioned the final. If you are working on this you should make note of the revised instructions for the final cache posted at the top of the cache description. I hope someone will fill me in on the details of the story. I know some of the local cachers and locations are featured. This one is great fun well deserving of the accolades.

I've been working on the game for awhile and it's still driving me crazy. But I have gotten along a little further to solving it

and Congrats on finding the cache  !!

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zip dave and I solved the puzzle in a virtual hunt via email.  It was a lot of fun doing it that way.

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I found The Adventures of 1Geocacher 12/5.  O0 O0  It had been muggled.  >:(  usmorrows confirmed my find and slightly repositioned the final. If you are working on this you should make note of the revised instructions for the final cache posted at the top of the cache description. I hope someone will fill me in on the details of the story. I know some of the local cachers and locations are featured. This one is great fun well deserving of the accolades.

I've been working on the game for awhile and it's still driving me crazy. But I have gotten along a little further to solving it

and Congrats on finding the cache  !!

Have you tried crossing the river? 

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January Update:

Since the last update, 5 caches on the list were found, 1 was archived, and 6 more were added to the list.  As of December 31st, there were 31 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months.  They are:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H - last found on 1/4/06 by JimmyEv.  It's now been TWO years since this one has been logged!
  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y - last found on 2/12/06 by bilster.
  • Snoogan's Snug'uns GCMP0E - last found on 4/1/06 by PPRubens with 4 DNF's since.  I recently talked to the cache owner who assures me that this cache is still in place.
  • Foster Went to School GCQ51K last found on 4/9/06 by brucelg with 2 DNF's since.  This one is in all likelihood a goner.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • raising the dead GCM0VA - last found on 5/24/06 by bfde5a with 3 DNF's since.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Hole in One GCQBY6 - last found on 6/9/06 by protoman21 with six DNF's since.  Looks like this one is a goner.
  • Sidney Sherman GCM7YT - last found on 6/16/06 by sharpbiker with two DNF's since.
  • Magnolia Tree GC1A61 - last found on 6/17/06 by Taco Supreme with three DNF's since.  This one is also probably missing, which is a shame since it is one of the oldest caches in our area.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Boggy Bayou Basin GCKAGH - last found on 7/8/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Jack's Pocket Cache (aka Mudfrog's Nemesis) GCGQPM - last found on 8/6/06 by ComicBookCacher.  This cache has had exactly 2 finds in the 4 years since it has been placed.  Mudfrog reports that it may be missing.
  • Trees of Oak Lake GCRRVM - last found on 9/2/06 by nitemonster.
  • Doggie Paddle Island GCNRM1 - last found on 9/3/06 by KingwoodGeo.
  • Little Johnny's Sight GCT47K - last found on 9/10/06 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  Guess I hid it back too well!
  • The Adventure's Mysterious Treasue Cache GCV7MM - last found on 10/7/06 by whippettx.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 4 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 4 DNF's since.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • The Bitter End GCHGY7 - was last found on 11/26/06 by MAES with one DNF since.
  • Decimal Degrees GCWJB0 - was last found on 12/3/06 by Team Tulip.
  • ECMBC GCW7ZR - was last found on 12/10/06 by MAES.
  • Where? GCZRR8 - was last found on 12/21/06 by Woodpicker, Mudfrog, BizzyB, tuba_dude, and Ribbitz.
  • Cedar Hill on Charlotte GCNXBH - was last found on 12/24/06 by CacheCow_Queen with 2 DNF's since.
  • The Old Woman GCWWPE - was last found on 12/27/06 by arcolafd.
  • Pelican P** Island GCY42F - was last (and first) found on 12/27/06 by MooseTrainer.  Only one find in the 16 months since the cache was published!

Now off the list:

  • Four Wheel Power GC5D16 was found Dec. 28th by PPRubens after almost 23 months of inactivity.  Way to go!
  • The Adventures of 1Geocacher GCJY6B was found Dec. 5th by fendmar after a 20 month span.  Woo Hoo!!!
  • Italian Tower GCPE8P was found on Dec 5th (or 4th) by Kirbydox after an 15 month span of no finds.  Excellent!

  • East Texas' Hardest Mystery CacheGCNP2K was found on Dec. 30th by GrangerFam as part of the "Conspiracy Theorists" solve team, which includes TexasDreamweaver and Piman314.  This one had gone over 15 months without being found.  Good job, guys!
  • Consider the Source GCA750 was on Dec. 29th by HiDude_98.  You guys oughta be ashamed that a cacher had to come all the way from Austin to get this one off the list.  Good goin', Paul!

Other changes since the last update:

Cypress Outlook GCNMRY was archived.  This was Piman's first cache.

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ECMBC GCW7ZR - was last found on 12/10/06 by MAES.

was logged last night by kirbydox

[move]WAY TO GO kirbydox[/move]

I betcha this post inspired her !!

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January Update:

Sidney Sherman GCM7YT - last found on 6/16/06 by sharpbiker with two DNF's since.

Unlikely this one was muggled, but the outer container is probably nearly impossible to open by now without WD40 and a pipe wrench. Not too many cachers in Manchester!

If you're in the area and want another adventure, go for Bosun's "Geocoin Time Capsule" (not found since 5/9/2007). Sturdy jeans & boots recommended!

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Pearl Lake [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=gcj4pc&Submit6=GoGCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam.

I think that Pearl Lake is no longer in play.  Of course, I'll defer to Bosun, but I had found the mangled remains of this cache when when I placed one of my own caches on the same spot.  At the time, I didn't realize that it was a container.

It wasn't until later - when I solved the puzzle - that I had actually realized that I had found the cache.  Really, it was pretty wierd that I was placing a container in *exactly* the same spot.  I'm not sure what the odds are, but I may need to play to lotto.

I don't think the cache container was replaced, but I'm not sure.  Does anyone talk with Bosun?

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January Update:

Since the last update, 5 caches on the list were found, 1 was archived, and 6 more were added to the list.  As of December 31st, there were 31 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months.  They are:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H - last found on 1/4/06 by JimmyEv.  It's now been TWO years since this one has been logged!
  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y - last found on 2/12/06 by bilster.
  • Snoogan's Snug'uns GCMP0E - last found on 4/1/06 by PPRubens with 4 DNF's since.  I recently talked to the cache owner who assures me that this cache is still in place.
  • Foster Went to School GCQ51K last found on 4/9/06 by brucelg with 2 DNF's since.  This one is in all likelihood a goner.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • raising the dead GCM0VA - last found on 5/24/06 by bfde5a with 3 DNF's since.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Hole in One GCQBY6 - last found on 6/9/06 by protoman21 with six DNF's since.  Looks like this one is a goner.
  • Sidney Sherman GCM7YT - last found on 6/16/06 by sharpbiker with two DNF's since.
  • Magnolia Tree GC1A61 - last found on 6/17/06 by Taco Supreme with three DNF's since.  This one is also probably missing, which is a shame since it is one of the oldest caches in our area.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Boggy Bayou Basin GCKAGH - last found on 7/8/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Jack's Pocket Cache (aka Mudfrog's Nemesis) GCGQPM - last found on 8/6/06 by ComicBookCacher.  This cache has had exactly 2 finds in the 4 years since it has been placed.  Mudfrog reports that it may be missing.
  • Trees of Oak Lake GCRRVM - last found on 9/2/06 by nitemonster.
  • Doggie Paddle Island GCNRM1 - last found on 9/3/06 by KingwoodGeo.
  • Little Johnny's Sight GCT47K - last found on 9/10/06 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  Guess I hid it back too well!
  • The Adventure's Mysterious Treasue Cache GCV7MM - last found on 10/7/06 by whippettx.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 4 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 4 DNF's since.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • The Bitter End GCHGY7 - was last found on 11/26/06 by MAES with one DNF since.
  • Decimal Degrees GCWJB0 - was last found on 12/3/06 by Team Tulip.
  • ECMBC GCW7ZR - was last found on 12/10/06 by MAES.
  • Where? GCZRR8 - was last found on 12/21/06 by Woodpicker, Mudfrog, BizzyB, tuba_dude, and Ribbitz.
  • Cedar Hill on Charlotte GCNXBH - was last found on 12/24/06 by CacheCow_Queen with 2 DNF's since.
  • The Old Woman GCWWPE - was last found on 12/27/06 by arcolafd.
  • Pelican P** Island GCY42F - was last (and first) found on 12/27/06 by MooseTrainer.  Only one find in the 16 months since the cache was published!

Now off the list:

  • Four Wheel Power GC5D16 was found Dec. 28th by PPRubens after almost 23 months of inactivity.  Way to go!
  • The Adventures of 1Geocacher GCJY6B was found Dec. 5th by fendmar after a 20 month span.  Woo Hoo!!!
  • Italian Tower GCPE8P was found on Dec 5th (or 4th) by Kirbydox after an 15 month span of no finds.  Excellent!

  • East Texas' Hardest Mystery CacheGCNP2K was found on Dec. 30th by GrangerFam as part of the "Conspiracy Theorists" solve team, which includes TexasDreamweaver and Piman314.  This one had gone over 15 months without being found.  Good job, guys!
  • Consider the Source GCA750 was on Dec. 29th by HiDude_98.  You guys oughta be ashamed that a cacher had to come all the way from Austin to get this one off the list.  Good goin', Paul!

Other changes since the last update:

Cypress Outlook GCNMRY was archived.  This was Piman's first cache.

Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.

We asked about this one on December 19th.  If it doesn't get a response we may consider a SBA log.

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Oh, and thanks for keeping this list up to date, HC!  O0

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Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.

We asked about this one on December 19th.  If it doesn't get a response we may consider a SBA log.

I can't say whether Mlaapum mlaapum is still there or not or whether it should be archived, but I remember this one being our nemesis for awhile.  It took us multiple tries to find it.  It was a tough one. 

I really hate to ask for a cache to be archived unless someone that has found it confirms that it is no longer there or the owner confirms that it is no longer there.  There is not much you can do about the owner not responding though, so that option may not be available. 

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Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.

We asked about this one on December 19th.  If it doesn't get a response we may consider a SBA log.

I can't say whether Mlaapum mlaapum is still there or not or whether it should be archived, but I remember this one being our nemesis for awhile.  It took us multiple tries to find it.  It was a tough one. 

I really hate to ask for a cache to be archived unless someone that has found it confirms that it is no longer there or the owner confirms that it is no longer there.  There is not much you can do about the owner not responding though, so that option may not be available. 

They haven't been on the site in a couple of months but mainly, they haven't responded to any of the DNF's or requests to check on it.  That's just not right.  If they don't want it, put it up for adoption and/or archive it.  But we do agree that the SBA is a last resort.

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I have to admit, I posted an SBA on Foster Went to School.  It's a 1.5/1 park-n-grab that suddenly no one can find.  The owners aren't responding to emails either. >:(

I sure wish WTT-B2 would do something with Paper Route Cache #3 too.

...oops, did I say that out loud?  ::)

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These all appear to be quality caches as they are all older Waypoint ID's, their all 6 letters or less and not the seven or eight that we are in.

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Thanks! I also found Decimal Degrees - GCWJB0 yesterday. I have had both of them solved for a while but finally decided to make it a priority to look for them. This list certainly helps jog the memory. Thanks HC for keeping the list up-to-date, it's a big help.

ECMBC GCW7ZR - was last found on 12/10/06 by MAES.

was logged last night by kirbydox

I betcha this post inspired her !!

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I'm sure that the owners of some of these rarely visited caches appreciate the list too, because I'm sure that the list serves to challenge a few cachers to go after them.  The ones that have 4-6 DNFs should be a bit embarassed though if the owner hasn't checked on them after this long. 

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They haven't been on the site in a couple of months but mainly, they haven't responded to any of the DNF's or requests to check on it.  That's just not right.  If they don't want it, put it up for adoption and/or archive it.  But we do agree that the SBA is a last resort.

There were a couple caches we hit last year that had the same owner.  I tried to put temp fixes but the caches were in pretty bad shape and I emailed the owner.  Never heard anything...  ??? 

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These all appear to be quality caches as they are all older Waypoint ID's, their all 6 letters or less and not the seven or eight that we are in.

Well, I only look at ones that have been out a year or more, so that's why none have 7 digit WP ID's -- yet.

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i found "Bosun's Stash" today after 11 months of no one going after it

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I sure wish WTT-B2 would do something with Paper Route Cache #3 too.

...oops, did I say that out loud?  ::)

Yep you did..twice now. I'm trying to find a suitable contaner to work in that spot but may have to move it. You got anything?

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I sure wish WTT-B2 would do something with Paper Route Cache #3 too.

...oops, did I say that out loud?  ::)

Yep you did..twice now. I'm trying to find a suitable contaner to work in that spot but may have to move it. You got anything?

Twice... really?  :-[  Just trying to help you out, buddy!  PM sent.

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I sure wish WTT-B2 would do something with Paper Route Cache #3 too.

...oops, did I say that out loud?  ::)

Yep you did..twice now. I'm trying to find a suitable contaner to work in that spot but may have to move it. You got anything?

Twice... really?  :-[  Just trying to help you out, buddy!  PM sent.

no worries  O0 I actually don't have control of the cache  --- reply sent

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In an effort to keep one off of HC's list of "Longest Since Last Found", Fendmar and I found Piman's most excellent cache 12 Degrees today.  Exactly 1 year since last found.  It was in perfect condition with a dry log.  We knew that if we waited until tomorrow, it would have been more than a year since last found. ::);D

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One of my cache (gc1568a) hasn't been found since Oct. 21, 2007 but it has been disabled since Nov. 24, 2007 also. I need/want to replace it but I can't find the time to do it.

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January Update:

Since the last update, 5 caches on the list were found, 1 was archived, and 6 more were added to the list.  As of December 31st, there were 31 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months.  They are:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H - last found on 1/4/06 by JimmyEv.  It's now been TWO years since this one has been logged!
  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y - last found on 2/12/06 by bilster.
  • Snoogan's Snug'uns GCMP0E - last found on 4/1/06 by PPRubens with 4 DNF's since.  I recently talked to the cache owner who assures me that this cache is still in place.
  • Foster Went to School GCQ51K last found on 4/9/06 by brucelg with 2 DNF's since.  This one is in all likelihood a goner.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • raising the dead GCM0VA - last found on 5/24/06 by bfde5a with 3 DNF's since.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Hole in One GCQBY6 - last found on 6/9/06 by protoman21 with six DNF's since.  Looks like this one is a goner.
  • Sidney Sherman GCM7YT - last found on 6/16/06 by sharpbiker with two DNF's since.
  • Magnolia Tree GC1A61 - last found on 6/17/06 by Taco Supreme with three DNF's since.  This one is also probably missing, which is a shame since it is one of the oldest caches in our area.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Boggy Bayou Basin GCKAGH - last found on 7/8/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Jack's Pocket Cache (aka Mudfrog's Nemesis) GCGQPM - last found on 8/6/06 by ComicBookCacher.  This cache has had exactly 2 finds in the 4 years since it has been placed.  Mudfrog reports that it may be missing.
  • Trees of Oak Lake GCRRVM - last found on 9/2/06 by nitemonster.
  • Doggie Paddle Island GCNRM1 - last found on 9/3/06 by KingwoodGeo.
  • Little Johnny's Sight GCT47K - last found on 9/10/06 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  Guess I hid it back too well!
  • The Adventure's Mysterious Treasue Cache GCV7MM - last found on 10/7/06 by whippettx.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 4 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 4 DNF's since.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • The Bitter End GCHGY7 - was last found on 11/26/06 by MAES with one DNF since.
  • Decimal Degrees GCWJB0 - was last found on 12/3/06 by Team Tulip.
  • ECMBC GCW7ZR - was last found on 12/10/06 by MAES.
  • Where? GCZRR8 - was last found on 12/21/06 by Woodpicker, Mudfrog, BizzyB, tuba_dude, and Ribbitz.
  • Cedar Hill on Charlotte GCNXBH - was last found on 12/24/06 by CacheCow_Queen with 2 DNF's since.
  • The Old Woman GCWWPE - was last found on 12/27/06 by arcolafd.
  • Pelican P** Island GCY42F - was last (and first) found on 12/27/06 by MooseTrainer.  Only one find in the 16 months since the cache was published!

Sidney Sherman GCM7YT - Can be removed from the list.    O0  O0  found today by me with some help from sharpbiker

Also The Old Woman GCWWPE - was found by kirbydox on 1/18/08 -- so off the list it comes

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