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Lost and Found

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Five days and counting before we head north. This geocache trip takes us to the Artic Circle, then through most of the "heavily populated" parts of Alaska. Our first full day is a 250 mile trip from Fairbanks to the Circle, then on to Coldfoot. Because of the road conditions, it's going to take most of day. Our plan is to catch up with Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders. We've been promised grilled reindeer. 

Looking over some of the equipment to help us stay on track and document the trip:

First, There’s the Map

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A trip to the top of the world takes a bit of figuring... and planning. There's the map. There's the route. There are the places to stay - because a wilderness state doesn't offer up much in the line of hotels unless your know where you're going. And of course, there are the geocaches and the roads and trails that take you to ground zero. We're hoping to find 69 geocaches on our tri this summer. Lee turns 69 (a fine decade). So it just seemed fitting that we mark this point in time...

Closing the Loop

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Something very special happened today. One of the Travel Bugs from the BIG Trip came home. "My Name is Carley Jo" was dropped off by geocacher wrctgc; a nearby neighbor. We dropped Carley Jo in Vermont May 25th, 2015 in a geocache named "Nightmare on Elm Street." This TB has traveled 5720.1 miles, making its way back to home base. I guess it's special, because May 21st is the anniversary of the start of the BIG Trip. What goes around comes around. Thanks to all the cachers who move Carley Jo along and a special thanks to wrctgc for closing the loop. Very special.

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The First of the Travel Bug’s From the Big Trip

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The journey there and back
The journey there and back

It took eight months, but the first of the 48 Travel Bugs we set out during the BIG Trip has arrived back in Columbus, GA. Her name is "Ma Rainey House Museum" for the historical Columbus landmark honoring the legendary "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey. This TB traveled over 3200 miles starting off in Vermilion, Ohio back in late June when the BIG Trip was underway. The map shows a portion of the journey across most of the midwest and to the south until finding its way back to Columbus and to the home base geocache, Peaches Passports and Preserves, at the Visitors Center. There are 52 different logs by geocachers that helped bring this TB back. Many thanks for...

Is It About the Numbers?

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A Geocacher Expert[
A Geocacher Expert[

I just read a blog about how geocaching isn't about the numbers and to prove, the writer encouraged cachers to take a test. Answers were assigned a numeric value. Really? Not about numbers? At any rate, after completing the test, the scores ranked the geocacher as to their level of expertise and competency as a cacher.

I scored 127. According to the rating "126-152 points – Very few geocachers are as experienced and active as you. You might be one of the pioneerss, or you have been *very* busy for an intense period of time. Whatever the case, you deserve an honorable mention. Any serious geocachers knows who you are!"

By the way,...

The Road of A Travel Bug

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Road Trip of a Travel Bug
Road Trip of a Travel Bug

It’s been a few weeks since Cibachrome (Lee) and I returned from the Big Trip. And of the 48 Travel Bugs (TBs) we placed along the way, 32 have been retrieved and are moving. Maybe not in the right direction at all times, but moving non-the-less, which is the important part of tracking… a trackable. Here is one example. The TB Andersonville National Historic Site has traveled 1,537 miles (some of it, the trip to drop it in the geocache in Portsmouth, Maine) and is moving south (yay!) back to Georgia. The numbers on the blue line (on the above map) indicate the TB has been moved seven times. The last location is Virginia, near the Maryland border.<...

A Checklist

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Generaters Gone Silent
Generaters Gone Silent
  • Moose
  • Buffalos
  • Horses
  • Raccoons
  • Snakes
  • Praire Dog
  • Rats
  • Chipmunks
  • Road Runners
  • Trout (yes)
  • Donkeys
  • Skeeters
  • Ticks
  • Chickens
  • Rams
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Eagles
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It’s about the hunt. The numbers. About going places and seeing new things. That’s why we spend our time geocaching–using multimillion global positioning satellites to find tupperware hidden in some of the strangest places... Read More»

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