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...and if you think about posting that "other" pic of me you'll have to answer to my wife... :D

  Oooo, Oooo!  Let me!!!!   :D :D :D

I'm not sure TPB (Mrs. TFP) has quite forgiven me for the last time I did that.  Even though the picture was only up for about 4 nanoseconds....

The hawk was probable 14-16 inches, beak to tailfeathers.  I flipped it over and got a picture of the top side too that I can post later.  I feel certain it is a Red-Shouldered Hawk, after seeing the picture on the globalraptors site.

I hope you didn't touch it with your hands (bird-flu precautions).

That pic of GQ must be after his exposure to "Great Stuff"

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...I hope you didn't touch it with your hands (bird-flu precautions).

I flipped the bird (pardon the pun) with the end of my handy-dandy $9.99 Walmart caching/treking pole -- which I later touched with my hands to collapse it.  :o

Funny, I've been feeling a little feverish and headachy today...  :-[

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...I hope you didn't touch it with your hands (bird-flu precautions).

I flipped the bird (pardon the pun) with the end of my handy-dandy $9.99 Walmart caching/treking pole -- which I later touched with my hands to collapse it.   :o

Funny, I've been feeling a little feverish and headachy today...  :-[

Save that excuse up for Easter weekend.  :angel:

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As promised...the flipped bird.

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Other than being stiff, he (she?) didn't seem like he'd been dead long...

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That's the kind of hawk we saw today trying to haul off a squirrel at this cache GC18DNW The logs explain it all.

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens, with two DNF's since.  I looked for this one as well, but couldn't find it.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam with a recent DNF by Team Tulip, who reports that the cache is "definitely gone". 
  • 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.  Drew8 recently tried it and couldn't find the cache, though Capt. J reports he had the right solution.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13, with 3 DNF's since.  OSC reports it to be a goner for certain.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  I went back to the area recently and couldn't find it.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 5 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 5 DNF's since.  I was the last to try for this one a few weeks ago.  Depending on the cache container and accuracy of the coords, I guess it's possible it could still be in there somewhere amongst the bamboo.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Armand Bayou GC11EE - was last found on 1/1/07 by zepfam with two DNF's since.
  • Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.
  • Working Title GCXZ2R - was last found on 1/7/07 by GrangerFam with two DNF's since.
  • Duck Hunter's Cache GC212F - was last found on 1/13/07 by TeamZZ.
  • the lone ranger GCW3BH - was last found on 1/19/07 by The Popeteers with 2 DNF's since.
  • OVERDUE GCH97J - was last found on 1/28/07 by Pepper.
  • Time's a Wastin' GCMA2X - was last found on 1/28/07 by GrangerFam.
  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M - was last found on 1/29/07 by WTT-B2.  The word on the street is there will be an attack on this and other Kingwood/Atascosita puzzle caches soon!
  • PICTURE THIS GCH59J - was last found on 2/3/07 by a whole bunch of people at the Love and Geocaching event.  I guess Parkerplus needs to get out more!
  • the long walk IVGCWAP2 - last found on 2/3/07 by Futurepilot4U720 and Texas Tahoe Tigers, with 14 DNF's since!  I see PR disabled it today.
  • Pigg in a Poke GCEFE3 - was last found on 2/3/07 by Larry53 with 3 DNF's since.
  • Thorolfur's Treasure GCM9VJ - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2, a day after I found it (stalker!).
  • The Spot We Found! GCH97J - was last found on 2/9/07 by Benttandem.  I believe this cache was previously known as "Chance Encounter"
  • Aggie Traditions  GCTAKB - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2.
  • "Oldies but Goodies" GCV5VJ - was last found on 2/11/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Sadie, Sadie - Geocaching Lady GCD540 - was last found on 2/17/07 by OHL Hockey Guy and family.
  • RIP # 2 - Fritsche GCR2TY - was last found on 2/18/07 by Skyfire & RandomConfusion.
  • X Doesn't Mark the Spot!  GCX2D9 - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Software Library Multicache GCZHJM - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Keith-Weiss GCH97J - was last found on 2/25/07 by Muddy Buddies with one DNF since.

Now off the list:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H was found on February 6th by MEEEE!!!, 25 months since the last find.  The cache is still in good shape!
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y was found on February 25th by JNCz, after a two-year lull.

Other changes since the last update:

The Bitter End GCHGY7 has been temporarily disabled.

Also, I hated to see that Magnolia Tree GC1A61 was archived due to no response from the owners.  This was one of the oldest caches in our area.

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Sadly, the list is turning into a list of poorly maintained caches.  I'm still checking it out to see if there are some I want to do, but I see way too many multiple DNFs.

I sent a message to Nitemonster for Lone Ranger and Long Walk IV and asked if Glimmermore was still caching, who owns Trees of Oak Lake.

Both are nice folks, but I suppose they could have just fallen out of caching for a while.

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Sadly, the list is turning into a list of poorly maintained caches.  I'm still checking it out to see if there are some I want to do, but I see way too many multiple DNFs.

I sent a message to Nitemonster for Lone Ranger and Long Walk IV and asked if Glimmermore was still caching, who owns Trees of Oak Lake.

Both are nice folks, but I suppose they could have just fallen out of caching for a while.

Yeah, the list is getting longer and longer and a lot of the one's at the top are just flat missing and probably should be archived.  I've struggled with leaving some of those off the list, but I'm not sure what criteria I should use. :-\

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

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  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M - was last found on 1/29/07 by WTT-B2.  The word on the street is there will be an attack on this and other Kingwood/Atascosita puzzle caches soon!

Today Georeynozos, TerraTrekkers and I found Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call so you can take that one off the list. Ivan's "home" is still there but in a resting position instead of upright. The cache owner told me not to be scared off of the puzzle when I contacted him about something else, so I took a look. It really isn't as hard as it looks. Well worth the time and effort. The other puzzles are going to have to wait for another day, unfortunately. We ran out of time today.

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

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  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M - was last found on 1/29/07 by WTT-B2.  The word on the street is there will be an attack on this and other Kingwood/Atascosita puzzle caches soon!

Today Georeynozos, TerraTrekkers and I found Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call so you can take that one off the list. Ivan's "home" is still there but in a resting position instead of upright. The cache owner told me not to be scared off of the puzzle when I contacted him about something else, so I took a look. It really isn't as hard as it looks. Well worth the time and effort. The other puzzles are going to have to wait for another day, unfortunately. We ran out of time today.

WTG Kirbydox, Georeynozo, and TerraTrekkers!  Good job!

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens, with two DNF's since.  I looked for this one as well, but couldn't find it.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam with a recent DNF by Team Tulip, who reports that the cache is "definitely gone". 
  • 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.  Drew8 recently tried it and couldn't find the cache, though Capt. J reports he had the right solution.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13, with 3 DNF's since.  OSC reports it to be a goner for certain.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  I went back to the area recently and couldn't find it.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 5 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 5 DNF's since.  I was the last to try for this one a few weeks ago.  Depending on the cache container and accuracy of the coords, I guess it's possible it could still be in there somewhere amongst the bamboo.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Armand Bayou GC11EE - was last found on 1/1/07 by zepfam with two DNF's since.
  • Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.
  • Working Title GCXZ2R - was last found on 1/7/07 by GrangerFam with two DNF's since.
  • Duck Hunter's Cache GC212F - was last found on 1/13/07 by TeamZZ.
  • the lone ranger GCW3BH - was last found on 1/19/07 by The Popeteers with 2 DNF's since.
  • OVERDUE GCH97J - was last found on 1/28/07 by Pepper.
  • Time's a Wastin' GCMA2X - was last found on 1/28/07 by GrangerFam.
  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M - was last found on 1/29/07 by WTT-B2.  The word on the street is there will be an attack on this and other Kingwood/Atascosita puzzle caches soon!
  • PICTURE THIS GCH59J - was last found on 2/3/07 by a whole bunch of people at the Love and Geocaching event.  I guess Parkerplus needs to get out more!
  • the long walk IVGCWAP2 - last found on 2/3/07 by Futurepilot4U720 and Texas Tahoe Tigers, with 14 DNF's since!  I see PR disabled it today.
  • Pigg in a Poke GCEFE3 - was last found on 2/3/07 by Larry53 with 3 DNF's since.
  • Thorolfur's Treasure GCM9VJ - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2, a day after I found it (stalker!).
  • The Spot We Found! GCH97J - was last found on 2/9/07 by Benttandem.  I believe this cache was previously known as "Chance Encounter"
  • Aggie Traditions  GCTAKB - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2.
  • "Oldies but Goodies" GCV5VJ - was last found on 2/11/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Sadie, Sadie - Geocaching Lady GCD540 - was last found on 2/17/07 by OHL Hockey Guy and family.
  • RIP # 2 - Fritsche GCR2TY - was last found on 2/18/07 by Skyfire & RandomConfusion.
  • X Doesn't Mark the Spot!  GCX2D9 - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Software Library Multicache GCZHJM - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Keith-Weiss GCH97J - was last found on 2/25/07 by Muddy Buddies with one DNF since.

Now off the list:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H was found on February 6th by MEEEE!!!, 25 months since the last find.  The cache is still in good shape!
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y was found on February 25th by JNCz, after a two-year lull.

Other changes since the last update:

The Bitter End GCHGY7 has been temporarily disabled.

Also, I hated to see that Magnolia Tree GC1A61 was archived due to no response from the owners.  This was one of the oldest caches in our area.

Well HC, you can take this one off the list as I found it today-

Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.

Zephyr

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Well HC, you can take this one off the list as I found it today-

Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.

Zephyr

Way to go Lisa!  I see you also found Hypnerotomachia today, which had gone 6 months without a hit.  That's a tough puzzle!

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This is kinda of on the subject but not.

Our cache: Knot There

Was found by Cub Scouts of the same elementary our daughter attends.

Just really stoked that the Pack Leader took them to do something so great together as a Pack. I remember doing such great things while in Cub/Boy Scouts.

Just wanted to share.

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Well HC, you can take this one off the list as I found it today-

Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.

Zephyr

Way to go Lisa!  I see you also found Hypnerotomachia today, which had gone 6 months without a hit.  That's a tough puzzle!

Yeah, trying to knock out the rest of El Franko Park.  And actually I thought hypernotomachia was pretty easy--nothing like all these FTF puzzles you guys put out so us blondes don't stand  a chance!  :'( :laugh: :laugh:

Zephyr

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

  • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens, with two DNF's since.  I looked for this one as well, but couldn't find it.
  • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
  • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
  • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with four DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing.
  • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam with a recent DNF by Team Tulip, who reports that the cache is "definitely gone". 
  • 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.  Drew8 recently tried it and couldn't find the cache, though Capt. J reports he had the right solution.
  • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13, with 3 DNF's since.  OSC reports it to be a goner for certain.
  • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  I went back to the area recently and couldn't find it.
  • Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF - last found on 10/15/06 with 5 DNF's since.
  • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 5 DNF's since.  I was the last to try for this one a few weeks ago.  Depending on the cache container and accuracy of the coords, I guess it's possible it could still be in there somewhere amongst the bamboo.
  • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Armand Bayou GC11EE - was last found on 1/1/07 by zepfam with two DNF's since.
  • Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N - was last found on 1/5/07 by Sharpbiker.
  • Working Title GCXZ2R - was last found on 1/7/07 by GrangerFam with two DNF's since.
  • Duck Hunter's Cache GC212F - was last found on 1/13/07 by TeamZZ.
  • the lone ranger GCW3BH - was last found on 1/19/07 by The Popeteers with 2 DNF's since.
  • OVERDUE GCH97J - was last found on 1/28/07 by Pepper.
  • Time's a Wastin' GCMA2X - was last found on 1/28/07 by GrangerFam.
  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M - was last found on 1/29/07 by WTT-B2.  The word on the street is there will be an attack on this and other Kingwood/Atascosita puzzle caches soon!
  • PICTURE THIS GCH59J - was last found on 2/3/07 by a whole bunch of people at the Love and Geocaching event.  I guess Parkerplus needs to get out more!
  • the long walk IVGCWAP2 - last found on 2/3/07 by Futurepilot4U720 and Texas Tahoe Tigers, with 14 DNF's since!  I see PR disabled it today.
  • Pigg in a Poke GCEFE3 - was last found on 2/3/07 by Larry53 with 3 DNF's since.
  • Thorolfur's Treasure GCM9VJ - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2, a day after I found it (stalker!).
  • The Spot We Found! GCH97J - was last found on 2/9/07 by Benttandem.  I believe this cache was previously known as "Chance Encounter"
  • Aggie Traditions  GCTAKB - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2.
  • "Oldies but Goodies" GCV5VJ - was last found on 2/11/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Sadie, Sadie - Geocaching Lady GCD540 - was last found on 2/17/07 by OHL Hockey Guy and family.
  • RIP # 2 - Fritsche GCR2TY - was last found on 2/18/07 by Skyfire & RandomConfusion.
  • X Doesn't Mark the Spot!  GCX2D9 - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Software Library Multicache GCZHJM - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
  • Keith-Weiss GCH97J - was last found on 2/25/07 by Muddy Buddies with one DNF since.

Now off the list:

  • Trog's Travels GCGY0H was found on February 6th by MEEEE!!!, 25 months since the last find.  The cache is still in good shape!
  • Rustic Country Home GCP90Y was found on February 25th by JNCz, after a two-year lull.

Other changes since the last update:

The Bitter End GCHGY7 has been temporarily disabled.

Also, I hated to see that Magnolia Tree GC1A61 was archived due to no response from the owners.  This was one of the oldest caches in our area.

Yesterday Georeynozos and I looked for Aggie Traditions  GCTAKB but didn't find it. Right after we logged the DNF the owners archived the cache - they are moving out of the area - so I guess that's another one off the list.

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This is kinda of on the subject but not.

Our cache: Knot There

Was found by Cub Scouts of the same elementary our daughter attends.

Just really stoked that the Pack Leader took them to do something so great together as a Pack. I remember doing such great things while in Cub/Boy Scouts.

Just wanted to share.

I can't imagine a pack caching together. A den would be hard enough.  We've tried it with 3 boys, and that was trying enough.  FORGET about stealth!

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Reading this reminds me... Anyone remember those group caching trips at GeoWoodstock? I cant help but feel guilty thinking we went to one cache with that heard. The word stealth was outlawed as about 45 people trampled the earth going for one poor cache in a golf ball.

One was all we could stand and we were out of there into a less insane group of 5.

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Reading this reminds me... Anyone remember those group caching trips at GeoWoodstock? I cant help but feel guilty thinking we went to one cache with that heard. The word stealth was outlawed as about 45 people trampled the earth going for one poor cache in a golf ball.

One was all we could stand and we were out of there into a less insane group of 5.

haha, kind of like WWFM 2 at BRP, we all just stood around for like 10 minutes before the event at the spot. I'm sure it was weird to others, but when their are more cachers than any other groups it seems funny.

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Reading this reminds me... Anyone remember those group caching trips at GeoWoodstock? I cant help but feel guilty thinking we went to one cache with that heard. The word stealth was outlawed as about 45 people trampled the earth going for one poor cache in a golf ball.

One was all we could stand and we were out of there into a less insane group of 5.

That was a riot.  A caravan of 12-15 cars speeding down the freeway frontage road, then all pulling off at the same spot to descend on a cache.  I got my name in some caches I never even saw.  Glad we split off when we met up with you guys.

The night cache to end the run was interesting too.  I think we ended up with 3 groups of 10-12 cachers each, running around in the woods, flashlights blazing every which way.  There was one lady in our group with a nasally yankee accent who kept screaming at her kids.  You could hear her a mile away!  Forget stealth on that one!

Trying for a few midnight caches with Mr. and Mrs. KandRS on the way back to their car was the funnest part of that whole outing.  :)

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That was fun after the split off. We didnt do the night cache with yall but instead picked up another cacher and his little girl and wet from there for maybe 15 finds or so. We still keep in close contact with that pair.

While caching GeoWoodstock 5 in North Carolina, we saw about the same thing but were not with the group. They trampled some poor guys flower bed down to the dirt. He is a business owner that made the mistake of allowing a cache on his business property. I am pretty sure he had the cache taken down the next day due to the damage.

Reading this reminds me... Anyone remember those group caching trips at GeoWoodstock? I cant help but feel guilty thinking we went to one cache with that heard. The word stealth was outlawed as about 45 people trampled the earth going for one poor cache in a golf ball.

One was all we could stand and we were out of there into a less insane group of 5.

That was a riot.  A caravan of 12-15 cars speeding down the freeway frontage road, then all pulling off at the same spot to descend on a cache.  I got my name in some caches I never even saw.  Glad we split off when we met up with you guys.

The night cache to end the run was interesting too.  I think we ended up with 3 groups of 10-12 cachers each, running around in the woods, flashlights blazing every which way.  There was one lady in our group with a nasally yankee accent who kept screaming at her kids.  You could hear her a mile away!  Forget stealth on that one!

Trying for a few midnight caches with Mr. and Mrs. KandRS on the way back to their car was the funnest part of that whole outing.  :)

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March Update:

Since the last update, 2 caches on the list were found, 1 was temporarily disabled, and 12 more were added to the list.  As of February 29th, there were 38 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:

  • Software Library Multicache GCZHJM - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.

Today Georeynozos and I found Software Library Multicache. I hadn't planned on doing all the legs of the multi today but Elisa kept pushing to do just one more and then there was the final. This cache had held a TB hostage for over a year so I took the poor little guy to set him free! Another one off the list.

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  • April Update:
    Since the last update, 5 caches on the list were found, 2 were archived, 2 were temporarily disabled, and 19 more were added to the list!  As of March 31st, there were 48 active caches within a 50 mile radius of downtown Houston that have not been found in over 12 months (2 of which haven't been found in over 2 years!).  They are:


    • ANCITW #5 GCND8M - last found on 1/14/06 by PPRubens, with three DNF's since.  I looked for this one as well, but couldn't find it.
    • Far Side GCM9JV - last found on 2/5/06 by GrangerFam.
    • Swamp Treasure GCT8JV - last found 5/21/06 by Monkey's Uncle.
    • Mlaapum mlaapum to GCG8R1 - last found on 6/2/06 by Sadinga with ten DNF's since.  This one is most likely missing and the cache owners seem to have lost interest in the sport.
    • Pearl Lake GCJ4PC - last found on 7/3/06 by GrangerFam with a recent DNF by Team Tulip, who reports that the cache is "definitely gone". 
    • 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 with a couple of DNF's since.  This cache has had exactly 2 finds in the 4-1/2 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.
    • Cypress Creek Walk #4 GCG4YZ - last found on 9/17/06 by kokopellitoki and cpadgett13, with 3 DNF's since.  OSC reports it to be a goner for certain.
    • Keep It Constant GCTP04 - last found on 9/28/06 by HoustonControl with six DNF's since.  I went back to the area recently and couldn't find it.
    • BELLAIRE CHRISTMAS CACHE GCHDPJ - last found on 10/29/06 by stcymcc with 5 DNF's since.  I was the last to try for this one three monts ago.  Depending on the cache container and accuracy of the coords, I guess it's possible it could still be in there somewhere amongst the bamboo.
    • King Kong Lives! GCTMBR - last found on 11/18/06 by Team Blacklist.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Armand Bayou GC11EE - was last found on 1/1/07 by zepfam with three DNF's since.  Probably missing.
    • Working Title GCXZ2R - was last found on 1/7/07 by GrangerFam with two DNF's since.
    • Duck Hunter's Cache GC212F - was last found on 1/13/07 by TeamZZ.
    • the lone ranger GCW3BH - was last found on 1/19/07 by The Popeteers with 3 DNF's since.
    • OVERDUE GCH97J - was last found on 1/28/07 by Pepper.
    • Time's a Wastin' GCMA2X - was last found on 1/28/07 by GrangerFam.
    • Pigg in a Poke GCEFE3 - was last found on 2/3/07 by Larry53 with 3 DNF's since.
    • Thorolfur's Treasure GCM9VJ - was last found on 2/9/07 by WTT-B2, a day after I found it (stalker!).
    • The Spot We Found! GCH97J - was last found on 2/9/07 by Benttandem.  I believe this cache was previously known as "Chance Encounter"
    • "Oldies but Goodies" GCV5VJ - was last found on 2/11/07 by Muddy Buddies with two DNF's since.
    • Sadie, Sadie - Geocaching Lady GCD540 - was last found on 2/17/07 by OHL Hockey Guy and family with two DNF's since.
    • X Doesn't Mark the Spot!  GCX2D9 - was last found on 2/18/07 by Muddy Buddies.
    • Keith-Weiss GCH97J - was last found on 2/25/07 by Muddy Buddies with one DNF since.
    • Cambridge Village Kids Cache GCRNNJ - was last found on 3/4/07 with one DNF since.
      • Halle Berry GCZR35 - was last found on 3/4/07 with three DNF's since.  Missing??
      • Tree Family Reunion GCRZ8N - was last found on 3/5/07 by Shorty17 with one DNF since.
      • CHIN GI GCRN9E - was last found on 3/6/07 by dragonhunter223.
      • Double Shot GCKGFZ - was last found on 3/10/07 by teamCull and Jarihend with one DNF since.
      • Enchanted Paradise GCW51B - was last found on 3/11/07 by Jarihend with one DNF since (by me).
      • The Meaning of Thanksgiving GCRDPJ - was last found on 3/15/07 by Mudfrog and Woodpicker.
      • 646: A or B GCW2GV - was last found on 3/15/07 by Drew8 with two DNF's since.
      • bellaire multi-cache GCHDPF - was last found on 3/16/07 by teampants with a couple of DNF's since.
      • LH 3 -- Travis Park GCGATW - was last found on 3/16/07 by texaslandrover and kd&prettierhalf with three DNF's since.
      • Leonardo da Vinci GCXQY8 - was last found on 3/16/07 by Drew8 with two DNF's since.
      • Enchanted Paradise II GCYK00 - was last found on 3/17/07 by CindyFrag and cybercat with three DNF's since.
      • Transit of Venus GCJMXW - was last found on 3/17/07 by CindyFrag and cybercat
      • FTFC #14 - A Tribute Cache GCR3PW - was last found on 3/18/07 by CaptainConcrete with one DNF since.
      • Sugar Land East GCKWQ0 - was last found on 3/19/07 by greenehorn.
      • Creekside Cache GCYFN0 - was last found on 3/22/07 by Mysteria with two DNF's since.
      • Looking Down the Creek GCVP81 - was last found on 3/24/07 by teamCull.
      • ODS: {Donnie Darko} GC10A2K - was last found on 3/24/07 by Piman314.
      • HAVEN'S CACHE GCPF8E - was last found on 3/29/07 by yours truly with 4 DNF's since.  This one appears to be a goner.

Now off the list:

  • Lil Johnny the Quartermaster GCM39N was found on March 9th by Zephyr01.  Good Job, blondie!.
  • Crazy Ivan's Rescue Call GCT47M was found on March 5th by kirbydox, TerraTrekkers, and georeynozos.  Way to go girls!
  • PICTURE THIS GCH59J was found on March 29th at the CITO event by tantillos.com and delicatxan.  Thanks, Parkerplus, for bringing this one out!
  • RIP # 2 - Fritsche GCR2TY was found on March 14th by Sky Rookie and on March 29th by Zephyr01.  Kudos!
  • Software Library Multicache GCZHJM was found on March 27th by kirbydox and georeynozos.  Congrats!

Other changes since the last update:

Little Johnny's Sight GCT47K was archived.

Timbergrove Manor GCRWDF has been temporarily disabled.

the long walk IVGCWAP2 has been temporarily disabled.

Aggie Traditions  GCTAKB was archived.

The list getting unmanageably long, folks.  If the trend continues next month, I'll probably change to a list of caches that have gone 18 months without being found, instead of just 12 months.

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The list is getting unmanageably long, folks.  If the trend continues next month, I'll probably change to a list of caches that have gone 18 months without being found, instead of just 12 months.

Maybe if more cachers made it their goal to get some of these off of the list, the list could become manageable again.  I know that kirbydox has been trying to concentrate on this list a bit and knock a few off each month.  She's really getting into solving those puzzles and getting them found again.  Maybe when OSC gets their boat, they can go after some of them that require crossing water to get to. 

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The list is getting unmanageably long, folks.  If the trend continues next month, I'll probably change to a list of caches that have gone 18 months without being found, instead of just 12 months.

Maybe if more cachers made it their goal to get some of these off of the list, the list could become manageable again.   I know that kirbydox has been trying to concentrate on this list a bit and knock a few off each month.  She's really getting into solving those puzzles and getting them found again.  Maybe when OSC gets their boat, they can go after some of them that require crossing water to get to. 

We need more puzzle solvers! I have worked several of the puzzles and looked for them but I need to recheck my answers and try them again. That's why I like the puzzles that have Evince or Geochecker. When you don't have confidence in your numbers and it hasn't been found in over a year, it's hard to spend more than half an hour looking. (For some of these that just means more time for the snakes to find me!! ??? ???)

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