03/29/08 – Geocaching In The News

Posted in In The News on Mar 29, 2009

There’s lots and lots of Geocachers in the news this week! Plus, there are a couple of bomb scares, a story about a guy who almost follows his GPS off a cliff, a DVD release and more! Read on:

Eric and Therese Hostetter bring along a couple of ‘newbies’ from the Daily Sentinel in Texas for a Geocaching outing. You can read more here.

Michael K. Boensch and Khan V. Hollis from Saginaw, Michigan are mentioned in this article here.

Tony Papazian, his daughter Sierra, his son, Sage, his wife, Debra, and Ann Quattlebaum are avid Geocachers from Califonia who are featured in this article here.

Here’s an article about Tysa Royce and her son Robby, Darin and Susan Eaton Geocaching at Camp Floyd Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum in Utah that you can read about here.

Dick and Susan Klocke from Nebraska are featured in this article here. Dick has logged over 4500 Geocaches in his six years of caching.

Philip Poe taught students about Geocaching during the March break in conjuction with the library in Louisburg, Kansas. You can read more here.

Jim Reeves, Michael and Jane Levine, Joe and Rita Kernan are featured in this article here.

Local cachers Bob and Wendy McDonald (ABCtrekkers) were recognized recently for their work on behalf of the Halifax North West Trails Association and other major conservation projects. Congrats! You can read more here.

There were a couple of Geocaching related bomb scares recently. You can read about one in Allouez, WI here and about one that shut down City Hall and Main Street of Winston-Salem, N.C here.

Wiggins High School geography students of Colorado learn about GPS and release Travel Bugs as a class venture. You can read more here.

A man from Doncaster, England follows his GPS to the edge of a cliff and only stopped when he hit a fence! You can read more ( yes, please do :) ) here.

‘GPS – The Movie’ is now available on DVD. We announced screenings of the movie back in December of 2007 here and now you can take it home here.

And finally, here are the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and still moving, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8042.8 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, in 3rd place is HeadHardHat’s Just A Nut with 3544 miles, in 4th place and still moving is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 5th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 6th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 7th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 427.5 miles, in 8th place and moving is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles , and still in 9th place, still sleeping, is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who is resting comfortably at Codswallop with a total of 54.6 miles. :)

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

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here. If you know of an article we missed you can let us know here.

Keep on cachin’!

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2 Responses to “ 03/29/08 – Geocaching In The News ”

  1. P.J. -

    It’s a shame that our race contestants can’t seem to get moving!

  2. go_man -

    Keep the faith, man! I know we have needed it! :)

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