Archive for October, 2008

10/26/08 – Geocaching In The NewsOct 26, 2008

Joining the Geocaching tourism wave, The Halifax, Nova Scotia Regional Community Access Program (C@P) recently announced that they have developed the first Limited Edition C@P GeoCoin to be released in Nova Scotia. You can read more about this here.

And the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Carolina BalloonFest organizers added a new component to their annual three-day rally on the weekend – Geocaching! Read about it here.

Geocachers Nick Erno and his Dad, Chris, Jason Breedlove (who we know as Blazerfan), Mark Brazelton, Pat and Karen McNeilly are mentioned in this article.

The Masonic Geocaching Society is to be launched on Nov. 1st. The event is a chance for Geocachers to come together and find out about new Masonic-themed caches hidden across the country. You can read more here.

GPS Enterprises, LLC has announced that it is now making GPSr’s available for rent and off-road units are available for hiking, camping, and Geocaching. More info is available here.

And finally, here’s another one of those “don’t follow this guy too closely” situations. Seems he followed his GPSr directions right into the drink! Trusting is one thing but… LOL! You can read more here.

And that’s the way we saw this week in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across that we wanted to share.

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here.

Keep on cachin’!

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Cape Breton Celtic Caching 2008Oct 23, 2008

Once again the Cape Breton Geocachers here in Nova Scotia held an excellent event and once again we were unable to attend. However, once again, stagunner was so kind to send the following post along, telling us about the great time they had:

What a better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to have a Geocaching event and see the splendor of some beautiful islands. This year’s Cape Breton Celtic Caching Challenge event on October 18th was a great celebration!

Cape Breton Celtic Caching 2008

We did some difficult thinking when selecting the date for this event, but this date proved to be the most suitable. It turned out to be a nice cool fall day with just enough sun to keep it warm while caching.

The event was held near St Peter’s on Cape Breton Islands, and was done in a few stages. First of all, the cachers had to do their part and participate in the Hiding challenge. It was planned this way to get more cachers out to hide some good caches. The next part was to have the event, a gathering of cachers near the St Peter’s Canal, a chance to load up waypoints and go explore some different parts of the area. As it turned out the technical difficulties were not at this end of the cache downloads. Everyone was worried that the caches would not get listed on time, But the back up plan worked out just as good, Down Home Girl and stagunner had the data available to the event participants, good thing as the caches did not get listed until later in the afternoon.

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10/19/08 – Geocaching In The NewsOct 19, 2008

Sorry we missed lasts week’s news post. Between a combination of it being Thanksgiving here in Canada and the fact that we had a massive harddrive failure (oh yeah, it was the big one!) we missed the deadline. But here we are again…

It’s Geocaching but it’s not Geocaching here at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge where they have set up a ‘multi-cache’ to educate visitors about the refuge. You can read more here.

TeacherMike and Bat1800 from the Geocachers of Northeastern Illinois are mentioned in this article about Science Saturdays, a monthly event offered in Chicago in conjunction with the city’s year long Science Chicago program.

Katherine Lanzer, a Geocaching newbie, tells of her trials and tribulations here looking for 12 caches created by the Great Bay Discovery Center in New Hampshire.

Snow Hill, Maryland is set to join the Geocaching and tourism band wagon with the introduction of a local cache. You can read more here.

The HooHaa GeoChallenge Race began this past Thursday with 8 contestants. This is a year long Travel Bug race with the winner being the one that traveled the most in the year. You can find out more here.

And that’s the way we saw this week in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across that we wanted to share.

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here.

Keep on cachin’!

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The Geocaching Race Of The Year!Oct 16, 2008

Well, the race is on and our entry in the year long HooHaa GeoChallenge race, GoGo T. Urtle, is on his way! He was released (actually, he jumped) into the camoed peanut butter container at The End Of The Lake – GC1EYND at approximately 1:37pm.

GoGo T. Urtle is a winner in every class! He has racing in his blood. His great, great, great, great, great grandfather was the winner of a legendary race years ago (maybe you’ve heard of it?).

The Geocaching Race Of The Year

Since the challenge was made a couple of weeks ago GoGo has been working out, waxing his shell and eating aloe vera and cacti. He has been getting lots of support from his family and friends, especially those from the the ACGA and, of course, us here at Geocaching Online.

When asked what is his strategy for winning this race he simply said:

“Slow and steady is my pace,
Please take me, move me, from this base,
A far-off distance I can face,
A longer trek and I’ll win this race”

Here are some more photos of GoGo taken at a recent pre-race photo shoot:

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