Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

My Backpack's Watch

In 2010 I was coming to the end of my first year as  a reviewer, and we were approaching the 15th year celebration.  that year I got a watch.  It is one of the nicest gifts that I have ever received as a volunteer.  I don't know the exact reasoning, but it was after we had them that a discussion about making them trackable.

So we were sent the codes and I had it engraved.   I clipped it on my Camelback (backpack) and headed out into the caching world.

I decided that I would not tell anyone about it being trackable.  So it hung there.  I hauled it to about 60+ events.  It went with me on trips and hike, and to two mega events. I carried my coins to a number of events inside it.  Many people saw it and commented, a few even looked at the back.  Yet, no one realized that it was trackable.

Last summer it stopped working. The hands quit running.  There is a little map light attached, it still works.  The reason I carried it is fading.  It was always running, and told the time.  Oh well.

Update

I was facebookered (or something like that) and told that it had a battery to replace.  The light worked so I was sure that it was fine.  I opened it up and the battery was fine, but under the battery, was another battery.  Glory be the age of science that we live in. 

Now I have a watch that runs, with a light, and both are amazing. 

Now onto the the verb facebook, facebooking, hmmm, I am sure something like that is a real word.

Reviewer and Lackey Coins

I have been collecting coins for some time, and my favorites have been to collect coins that have been produces for the Volunteers, Lackeys, or coins that the volunteers made.  I have never found a list of coins. So I am slowly putting them together.  There is a link on the blog  that will take you to them. 

I started with the Lackey Coins, and those sent to reviewers, and will continue from there.

Link to the Lackey Coin Page

Link to the coins sent to reviewers by Groundspeak.

Updated Oldest 100 caches in Utah

I updated my list of the 100 oldest caches in Utah.  These cover a time frame from August 15, 2000 to July 10 2001.  they are pretty scattered around the state.  The entire list can be found here. No noteworthy changes in the last year.  It seems to be time for me to update the Oldest active geocaches page as well.


View Oldest Caches in Utah in a larger map

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