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.

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Recent stories in the Paper, podcasts, and events.

I missed this in the Tribune... but saw it when doing a recent search

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/49699170-80/geocaching-cache-geocache-gps.html.csp

I listened to Cache-a-maniacs today.  Some great shows.  If you are not familiar with it, the podcast interviews everyday geocachers and spends time asking them how they got into it, their favorite things they have done, experiences and other fun tidbits of info.

It is just a lot of fun to hear from everyday cachers.  One of the first I listened to was the interview with dumbledores army 2006.  A local cacher.  There are also a number of others I have seen visiting my caches, or on different logs through the years.  If you have the time surf throught them and find a few to listen to.

Gasp... More fun with the Utah Parks Caches.

I was doing a paper search and the top one was Deseret News.  Apparently they are running more contests. 

"From now through September, certificates redeemable for gifts will be placed randomly in caches throughout the state park system. A limited-issue Utah State Parks 50th Anniversary coin and a Utah State Parks Boating Program coin will also be cached."_excerpt from article.

So.. those of you who love coins.. have a reason to go back and check some of the caches while you are traveling.

Seattle

And of course another link from Seattle papers.

Talking about the events for Geowoodstock VIII and the Lost and Found Event.

Last but not least ...Events!!

It is that time again.  It seems spring and fall have huge numbers of events.  This year had tons in the spring. At one point we had over 40 events planned in the state.  We are well down from that number now.  It looks like we are approaching 23.  So there is a lot going on.

There are a number of events that are becoming traditional, and we look forward to them.

 

Every month there are the following

Hot Dog dinners in Springville - Jac0b

UVCA - Utah Valley Cache Aholics - Princess Daisies.. August will be a scavenger hunt.

The semi regular events,

Splash Mobs - by GR8JPN

HikingSeals and The Nightfox each have a hiking series that is going on

A few regional events

Musical Highway Premier by Ironbuttwing & WillDrillZ

Annual September 11th Tribute / Memorial Hike by UTDARCY

Events for Special Dates

8-9-10 Flash Mob Event by PeanutsParents

10-10-10 Event by PeanutsParents

10-10-10 Multi Event - UT by hjnielsen

Then the big annual events:

Whiting Campout - 2010 by JAC0B

Maple Mountain Hike - 2010 by JAC0B

10 Years of Utah Geocaching! Potter's Ponds 2010 by bunkerdave and Udink

 

As far as I can tell, skimming through all the old archived events nationwide, the Potters Ponds event is the first overnight camping event that was held.  So this one appears to be carrying on the tradition. Hope to see you there. I have a campsite reserved, and bug spray bought.

There are many other events that are going on so take the time to find one and get out to a few of them.  We are all nuts, but we love to share our experiences with each other.  I have had more fun at events than caching.  The people here are great.

 

 

 

 

 

Geocaching Podcast

Well I downloaded this weeks geocaching podcast tonight.  This show is a real roller coaster for me.  They have some great topics, and some terrible ones. Great audio, and other times it is downright horrible.

They tend to spend a lot of time chattering on about technology, and about technical items.  Unfortunately they get bogged down in some details. And if I hear them talk about a cache and go G-C-1-3-4-4-5 again.. I will go nuts.  Just tell me the name and put the GC number in the podcast notes. It really sounds dumb.

Mediocre today.  They seem a bit critical of everything that Geocaching.com has done.  The like button.  That I was told by one of the lackey in all caps last night, is not for rating caches. 

Oh wait you do not get the right effect without the caps..let me try again.

The like button IS NOT FOR RATING CACHES. It is to share caches you like with your friends on facebook.  Nothing more or less.   If you don't like facebook, don't participate.

Actually I do not remember if it was in all caps, but he did emphasize the point.

They did chatter on about collectibles that I do not know anything about, even thought I followed some discussions about it in Reviewer forums, and chats, but I did not pay that much attention.  they also discussed the Garmin Map 62.  I would like to see one.  but I have no real desire to change.

New icons
Yes there are two new icons out there.  Some have misunderstood that it will be for the Triad. (Main office, Ape, and First Cache.  Nope.  That would be stupid actually (in my opinion).  The first cache was archived many years ago, so I do not really even include it.

One will be for the Lily pads Headquarters.   I have not read to see if it applies to all past and future visits.  The other will be for the 10th anniversary party.

I think I have decided to go. Enough people asked me that I am heading up... I think.

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