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  • ateamer
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    Originally posted by Napsack View Post
    Weve had many people get lost. They for some reason tend to forget that just because they are holding a little flat screen and it says to go straight, that there actually might be a mountain or valley they have to cross.
    Yep, the little GPS screen is no substitute for map and compass skills. I'm not a wiz with it, but I can at least get an "accurate enough" position and read a topo map, thanks to a deputy and good friend who was an Army scout.

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  • BaseballBabe
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    I used to do it with my dad but then it got too hard.

    There is an app on Itunes for it.

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  • stormz5192
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    No, but I noticed a car parked in a closed and dark park one night. As I approached, all I could see was an open ammo can on the ground and something silver inside. Needless to say I scared the ever living hell outta the guy in his car with his puzzle pieces and listening to a cd.

    After I inspected the can and found that it contained instructions, batteries and a portable cd player, he explained the whole geocaching thing.

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  • Napsack
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    Originally posted by Isla_ View Post
    funny little sidenote, more than a few caches have been blown up by bomb squads because of when people are looking for them or hiding them, they end up looking suspicious and so the law is called....... whoops!
    I know a lot of parks have problems with these also. People put them in unsafe places (dangling on ropes off of a cliff was one that we found). Weve had many people get lost. They for some reason tend to forget that just because they are holding a little flat screen and it says to go straight, that there actually might be a mountain or valley they have to cross. Weve had to do several search and rescues because of them.
    I think its cool it gets people outside and not veging in front of a tv but the caches do cause problems. We've had to have several removed. Weve even talked to the man who set up the geocache sight. He uses a fake name because of the property issues that have come up. lol.

    -Nap

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  • Steve in PA
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    I geocache under "Team LPD".

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  • JaseFifty1
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    I've been a geocacher since 2003. I'm pretty family oriented so it's a perfect pasttime to enjoy with the wife and/or kids. I've recently gotten a fellow officer into it so we occasionally head out for a couple hours on a day off and enjoy some nature and good conversation.

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  • Isla_
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    funny little sidenote, more than a few caches have been blown up by bomb squads because of when people are looking for them or hiding them, they end up looking suspicious and so the law is called....... whoops!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    We took our cub scouts out to do it one time. It was fun, but I haven't really had the time to do it again.

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  • exdrip
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    always wanted to try it

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  • Isla_
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    oooh, I think the old mining towns would be fun to explore!


    Eclipse27, here is the official geocaching site,http://www.geocaching.com/

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  • mylittlerelief
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    If anyone is ever in the Ouray, Colorado area and have access to a jeep or a nice small 4 wheel drive vehicle there are lots of pretty awesome caches in the surrounding san juan mountains at all the old mining camps.

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  • Eclipse27
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    I would like to try it.

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  • Isla_
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    Originally posted by hxd View Post
    I've been known to do it once in awhile, though I'm not nearly an enthusiast like so many other people are.

    There literally a couple-hundred caches within a 50-mile radius of where I live. I don't have a "favorite" or a "most difficult" cache. For me, it's all about the personal challenge and keeping my skills sharp.


    You should try "mystery" caches...you have to solve a puzzle to get the codes.
    My uncle who was a codebreaker in the army I think (YEARS ago) was working on one called Pineapple Express I think...

    I mostly like them because it's something my whole family can do, I have a 1 1/2 year old and a 5 year old. My hubby sets up easier finds for the family and we head out for a nice hike.
    One time though it was kind of funny because I had to rescue the boys. My hubby didn't realize how difficult the climb was going up, they couldn't go back and the way around, forward like, was walking on a rather dangerous highway, lots of blind corners and almost no shoulder.....not really a good place to take an active 5 year old.

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  • Isla_
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    Originally posted by ChevyPower View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching

    Well, now that I know what it is....No.

    I think a friend of mine did it once with her grandparents, and she thought it was fun, but its not my thing, even though I like being outdoors.
    You know I was going to post a link about what it was, but then I thought it would look silly to all those who do it....

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  • hxd
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    I've been known to do it once in awhile, though I'm not nearly an enthusiast like so many other people are.

    There literally a couple-hundred caches within a 50-mile radius of where I live. I don't have a "favorite" or a "most difficult" cache. For me, it's all about the personal challenge and keeping my skills sharp.

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