Archive for April, 2009

04/26/08 – Geocaching In The NewsApr 26, 2009

Well, it’s been a few weeks since we did the news so there’s a lot of it! There’s quite a few cachers in the news, several bomb scares and a couple of great events. Grab a coffee, sit back and read on!

Dave Baumchen from Seattle, Washington area, who has 10,126 cache finds, is featured in this article here.

Jeff Zesch, Walter Guertin and Donna Siegel of Massachusetts are mentioned in this article here.

Denise Eickbush from Wichita, Kansas is featured in this article from KSN3 News.

Kathleen Fisher and Bob and Barb Fochtman are mentioned in this article about their caching experiences around Fort Gratiot’s Natural Reserve and Walking Trail in Port Huron, Michigan.

Amy Mills, from Central Iowa, is mention in this article here.

Nate Cushman, from the Everette, Washington area, is featured in this article here.

An introduction to Geocaching was held at The Indiana Dunes State Park recently which was well received. You can read more here.

Geocaching was also the part of the festivities of The No Child Left Inside event held recently in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. You can read more about this event here.

A Kelowna, British Columbia cache was recently mistaken for a bomb and the police are looking for the Geocacher so that they can ‘educate’ him. You can read more here.

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Caching At Cole Harbour Heritage ParkApr 20, 2009

We got a chance to do a bit more caching at the Cole Harbour Heritage Park recently. Although we drop by here for a walk several times throughout the summer this was the first time in over a year that we went there specifically to do some caching. We know that this may sound strange but we often come here just to walk aimlessly. :) It is one of our favorite spots on a hot day since you can catch the cool breeze coming off the water.

The entrance to the park is not hard to miss since it is fronted by a large red barn. This barn would have been used when the farm was in operation. Now it stands as a testament to another time, another way of life. It also makes a great landmark for finding the park and the parking lot is right beside it.

Caching At Cole Harbour Heritage Park

The seven main trails range from open fields to canopied forest with a couple that skirt the beach. There are many benches available for resting or just taking in the beautiful scenery.

The Main Trails include:

Heritage Trail
Running the length of the park, this trail is accessible from many points. It is the only trail within the park where bikes are permitted. Because it is relatively flat, it is a good choice for wheelchairs or strollers.

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Maritime Mega Event Website Online!Apr 04, 2009

Woohoo! The website for the Maritime Mega Event is now online and located at either http://www.maritimemega.com or http://www.maritimemega.ca.

Maritime Mega Event Website Online!

This is Maritime Mega Event Central, where you will find all the information about this great, upcoming event! Presently this is just a static page and more info will be available as time goes by.

Please bookmark it for future reference and drop by from time to time to see how things are coming along.

The Maritime Mega Event will be held on July 10th, 2010 in Nova Scotia, Canada. You can view the official announcement here.

Once again, the website for the Maritime Mega Event is now online and located at either http://www.maritimemega.com or http://www.maritimemega.ca. See you all there!

Keep on cachin’!

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CacheStats 3.0 Released!Apr 01, 2009

If you like to keep tabs on your Geocaching statistics, you’ll just love CacheStats 3.0!

How has your find rate been holding up over the years? What are your longest streaks? Want to see what it will take to reach your end-of-year goal? CacheStats analyzes your “My Finds” pocket query to find out all this and more!

CacheStats 3.0 Released!

CacheStats is a free Geocaching statistics program created by Doug from LogicWeave, who, when not creating great software spends his spare time Geocaching. I guess you can say that CacheStats was made by a Geocacher for Geocachers! :) The program offers a plethora of statistics presented in an easy-to-read, friendly manner that includes your find rate, averages, yearly data, milestones, a goal calculator, cache info and a whole lot more.

We have had CacheStats listed in the Geocaching Resource Directory since December 2007 but we had never got around to trying it out – our loss. Now, since we have installed it we can’t see caching without it!

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