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You're Kidding Right? 20 March 2010, 12:39 pm
Don't you just hate bloggers that start a post with, I know it's been a long time since I posted. . . So I won't start with that.But I thought a new post was appropriate to answer a comment left on The Best Geocache in Minnesota - Confiscated by the Cops An anonymous reply reads:You all really think this is a good idea? Burying a full sized coffin in a state park? That's about as stupid as your 'adventures' that involve digging around on private property. I suggest you research your ca...
The Best Geocache in Minnesota - Confiscated by the Cops 26 May 2009, 10:07 pm
You may remember all the time and effort that we put into finding the 2008 Halloween geocache series? I wrote at length about them. The purpose was to find and collect clues from 12 Halloween themed geocaches, and use those clues to find the bonus cache - a full sized toe-pincher coffin, complete with skeleton and traditional ammo can. Last February it was voted as the Minnesota Cache of the Month by member of the Minnesota Geocaching Association. Here's some comments from the cache listing: ...
Springtime Geocaching 22 March 2009, 12:28 pm
Ah, spring! A time when hope flows eternal. A time for renewal and re-growth. A time for geocaching without ticks, spiders, and mosquitoes. Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Minnesota. The temperature peaked at near 70 degrees, and the snow that fell last November is almost gone. We decided on one of the nearby regional parks, and like last week, the trails were ice packed and slippery. The ice had melted In places where the sun was able to shine through the trees, leaving slippery mud ins...
Massive Geocache Beacon 9 March 2009, 11:02 pm
Here in the upper-midwest, geocaches are often hidden in, what is known as, a beacon. Beacon: [bee-kuhn] a fire lit on the top of a hill as a signal Okay, maybe a geocache beacon is not a fire, but in geocaching terms, certainly a signal. If you see the beacon, you should be able to find the geocache. We recently found a geocache in the beacon shown below. If you were the hider, where would you put the geocache in this beacon? ...
More Island Geocaching 1 March 2009, 1:17 pm
Well, it wasn't like this. And it certainly wasn't like this. But we did some island geocaching yesterday. The difference, this time we walked to the island. I admit, that concept might confuse our faithful California readers. But around here, walking on water isn't an exercise reserved only for the Faithful. The water looked something more like this. This is a shot of Lola's Lakehouse back on dry land. And here's an aerial view of the lake. Lola's was our starting point, directly south...
Picking up Archived Geocaches 1 February 2009, 1:25 pm
A few weeks back, one of our local geocachers passed away. He had over 20 hides, several of which we had found. The rules at geocaching.com forbid anyone from adopting the caches, and the family didn't want continued emails when finds were logged on these caches. So the listings were all archived. Now the containers are basically, litter. We decided to go pick a couple up. I figured it was a nice thing to do, plus, those are good containers that can be recycled into new geocaches. We kn...
Geocaching and the Present Day Penny 18 January 2009, 8:54 pm
When wayfarer and I get to the woods we like to "really get away". That is, to reach a time and space where our experience is not interrupted by road noise or jet planes. Where just the slightest hint of imagination could suggest that we've been transported. The forest is ancient, and the trail, timeless. We still have those pesky satellites guiding us to the cache, but you get the point. We almost achieved it today. Our journey started in a very busy section of a close-by regional park. H...
Top 10 Reasons to be a Geocacher in Minnesota 8 January 2009, 9:04 pm
10. You get to use those cool Winter Friendly attributes on your cache listing page. 9. Geocaching in muck-lucks is very fashionable. 8. Where else can you go ice fishing and geocaching in the same day? 7. Sled dogs make great caching buddies. 6. You can ski right up to most geocaches. 5. After geocaching, you can warm up to a nice warm plate of lutefisk. 4. You can geocache all 4 seasons: Almost winter. Winter. Still Winter. And construction. 3.&...
Now This is a Geocache 6 January 2009, 3:43 pm
Warning!!! This post contains descriptions and photographs of specific geocaches and may be considered a spoilers If you geocache in the Eagan/Apple Valley/Rosemount area, you are hereby warned: do not read this post until you have completed the Halloween 2008 series by bflentje. Being surprised on your own is just too sweet! And if you've not read our previous two posts about the Halloween 2008 series, you may want to get caught up by reading this post and this post. Now, on with the post. ...
Google Reader for Geocaching 21 December 2008, 12:20 pm
With snow up to the window sill, all those well laid plans of geocaching will lie as dormant as everything else around here. (And our faithful readers in Southern California will continue to push their numbers up without us.)You may recall this post from about this same time last year. There's nothing to do here but practice geocaching by on-line proxy. That includes reading everyone else's geo-adventures posted on their blogs. I was using My Yahoo home page for keeping track of all the ...
Happy Thanksgiving 27 November 2008, 1:15 pm
Hello out there.Just wanted to put out a holiday message. I've been very busy lately and not active with blogger. I have been reading my favorite blogs. (That means yours)I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. And for those readers in Canada, (You know who you are) Happy Thursday.Here's a dumb YouTube video. Try not singing this while cooking today.Later, Jive Turkeys....
Geocaching on Hick's Power Trail 8 November 2008, 12:11 pm
Some geocachers do not like power trails. Well, I do. So I made one. Don't judge me, it's how I play my game. I like to store containers that would make nice geocache containers. Since I like to go to the gym and I like to take supplements, I had a few containers that needed to get out into the wild. I had some empty protein, creatine and fiber containers. A little flat black spray paint and we've got some geocaches on our hands. I had seen an old tree that was just begging to have a geocache pl...
My First International Geocaches 31 October 2008, 8:25 pm
My travels recently took me to Alberta, Canada. I stayed in a city called Grande Prairie. This part of the country looks a lot like The Midwest of the US. It was very flat and all that was missing were the water towers announcing the town's name.I had a bit of trouble with customs while I was trying to enter the country. They actually sent me into the immigration office to have me better explain my reasons for visiting Canada. The immigration officer was looking me up in whatever database and as...
Miramar Airshow in San Diego 6 October 2008, 10:08 pm
On Sunday, The Boy and I went to the Miramar Airshow in San Diego. We got there pretty early and had no problem with traffic or getting on the Marine base. Rather than wait in line for a shuttle bus to drive us the mile and a half to the tarmac, we got a pedi cab. Brody thought riding on the back of that three wheeled bike was one if the most fun things he's ever done. (Funny, we were just at Disney last week)Once on the tarmac, there were tons of things to do and see. There were also plenty of ...
My New Geocaching Style 4 October 2008, 2:53 pm
When I first started geocaching I wanted to try and get as many geocaches as possible every time I went out. I've settled into a new style of geocaching that I think works better for me. I kind of figured this out during my recent trip to Massachusetts. Instead of loading a ton of geocaches in an area and focusing on finding them all, I like to find a couple of caches in an area that I'm visiting and focus on the area rather than the caches. This worked out nicely last weekend when my brother c...
My First "Out Of State" Geocache Finds 30 September 2008, 8:23 pm
As many of you know, My new position at work allows me to do a bit of traveling. I recently spent two weeks in Eastern Massachusetts. I was working at Smith College in a town called Northampthon. This was an old college town, (Old to me, my English Co-worker kept laughing at me for thinking the buildings were "old") I was certain that most of the places I saw had to be haunted.I didn't have a ton of free time but I did manage to squeeze in a few geocaches. The first one was about a half mile fro...
Geocaching In San Francisco 31 August 2008, 3:01 pm
Here's a nice video I ran across this morning. Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.TV joins TeamAlamo in the Bay Area for some geocaching. (TeamAlamo currently has over 29,000 cache finds)I like this video because it shows a variety of caches from a memorable urban cache at Lombard Street, to some out of the way caches with some of the finest vistas San Francisco has to offer. This video also does a pretty good job of showing what the game is about and gives a nice intro for those looking to learn about ...
The Boy Turns 7 Today 30 August 2008, 7:40 pm
Today is The Boy's birthday. We went to Ruby's for breakfast and then went bowling. We are having some friends over for cake. It's been a great day.The highlight of this birthday has to be the card from my Grandma Decker. Grandma Decker is the sweetest woman I've ever met in my life. If you met her you would love her instantly. Grandma Decker sent The Boy a birthday card and he opened it and read the cute little message inside. Her notes always end with "XOXOXOXOXOXOX." Awww, we love you grandm...
Bogus Logs On Geocaches 23 August 2008, 2:58 pm
I have a watch on Chomolangma. It's a 5/5 geocache on Mount Everest. It is labeled as "The Highest Geocache In The World", and has yet to be found.This morning I was surprised to see a "Found It" log in my E-mail for this cache. It was a bogus log. The people responsible for the posting have since deleted the find so I won't out them. I will, however, share their log entry. It reads as follows:Log Date: 8/22/2008Visited via Google Earth on a windy friday afternoon with my Son Matthew, it was qu...
Nice Article On Geocaching 21 August 2008, 10:32 pm
As I've said before, I subscribe to a lot of blogs. One that I really like is call Wise Bread. They have several authors that all write about ways to be frugal. I noticed an article in my reader today about Geocaching.I like the idea she mentions about leaving American type swag when geocaching outside the US. I think I'll look for some "California" swag to leave on my travels. It also mentions Letterboxing and Orienteering. Here is the bit about Geocaching. You can read the entire article here....
Photo Blogging Challenge: March 2015’s theme is … 1 March 2015, 9:00 am
It’s still cold where I am. But with that winter theme out of the way, it’s time to start looking forward — and hoping for — better weather. This month is so much bigger than that, at least with the Photo Blogging Challenge. We turn two! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought […]...
Photo Blogging Challenge (February 2015): Winter 28 February 2015, 4:30 am
(Note: There is no Snapshot Saturday this week because it falls on the final day of the month, so the day for the Photo Blogging Challenge. Snapshot Saturday will return next week!) OK, I wish I hadn’t had all the winter things I did this month. Turns out, in our area (and many others), February […]...
Snapshot Saturday: Feb. 21 21 February 2015, 8:30 am
Another blast from the past! Let’s continue with the same theme as the past two weeks… here’s another! Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
It’s time for you to go, Winter 18 February 2015, 8:00 am
I’m so over winter This is something many people in the Northeast are saying in recent weeks, that’s for sure. But I look at it in a different way. It’s not just because of the mounds of snow that might not disappear until July. It’s not the arctic temperatures that are more suited for Antarctica […]...
Snapshot Saturday: Feb. 14 14 February 2015, 12:49 pm
Another blast from the past! I am battling some sort of cold, so this one is late. Don’t think I’ve used this one, so I’m going with the theme I started last week. Who is this little guy? Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa […]...
Living with Diabetes: Up and down 13 February 2015, 2:47 pm
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these, so I wanted to give a quick update, especially considering my plan was to do at least one of these on a monthly basis. I had a run over a couple of months where I got a little annoyed. I thought I was doing OK, […]...
100 Happy Days 12 February 2015, 8:00 am
It’s time to be happy. Look, I’m pretty happy overall in my world. I can work on some personal aspects, which I am doing in time, and professionally I am pretty happy. Let’s say this – after what I went through from 2011-2013, I can’t – and won’t – complain. So I smile. I laugh. […]...
Four years already? 11 February 2015, 9:30 am
Not that I want to beat a dead horse or anything here but… Four years ago, at the time I am scheduling this post to go live, I was being given the news that my “position was being cut” at the local daily newspaper. Seven years, six awards, and rarely a day off meant nothing […]...
Really? Journalism edition 10 February 2015, 10:00 am
For those who don’t know, I spent a bulk of my professional career working for newspapers. It started when I was in high school, took me through the college years, and then after. I used to love newspapers and working for them. There was something noble, to a point, about working for a newspaper. The […]...
Day Zero Project: Completed No. 71 9 February 2015, 11:22 am
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed! Goal completed: Complete a first aid or CPR course Date completed: January 14, 2015 Number: 71 Description: I have always thought it would be wise to complete a CPR class. Why I wanted to do it: The reality in today’s world is people should be well-rounded enough […]...
The Fifth Annual Spring Kickoff 2010 28 March 2010, 10:05 am
Well, they did it again. The Fifth Annual Spring Kickoff to Geocaching was a huge, no, a HUGE, success! There were 175 Geocachers that attended the event from 112 Geocaching teams! It’s getting bigger every year!
Canuck and Finn were kept very busy at the registration table getting everyone logged in:
It was a great time as we mingled about, chatted, laughed and relaxed with friends old and new. Stories were swapped, tales were told and plans were made for the upcoming months. The atmosph...
A Shubie Sunday Five For Five 8 February 2010, 11:10 am
The past several weeks of cold weather broke and our schedule was as clear as the azure blue sky above us. We took the opportunity to finally get back out Geocaching after a five month hiatus and it felt great! Really great!
We decided to go to Shubie Park since there had been some new caches placed since we were there last. Shubie is one of our favorite local parks with lots of intertwined trails.
We started our trek near the camping area and then down through the lock system, into the no-leas...
It’s Official! Maritime Mega Is A Go! 29 January 2010, 8:21 am
The Maritime Mega Event is now officially a go!
Groundspeak has just posted the official event page and we are ecstatic!
The event will be held in Dayspring, just an hour or so away from Nova Scotia’s capital city of Halifax on July 10th, 2010 and it is being held in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Geocaching in Canada.
On June 28, 2000 the first Geocache in Canada was placed in East River, Nova Scotia, just miles from the event site! GCBBA is still active and attracts many Geocac...
Caching At Blomidon Provincial Park 26 August 2009, 4:55 pm
Prior to having to leave the Blomidon Provincial Park because of Hurricane Bill we had the chance to do some caching along the Jodrey, Woodland and Bordon Brook trails. These trails lead to and meet at the Look Off Trail which, once at the end, offers a fantastic view of the Minas Basin.
Our hike took us up the Jodrey Trail, then out on to the Look-off Trail and then we came back down the Woodlands Trail and then on to Borden Brook Trail.
The Look-off Trail is a short trail, only 1.6 km (1 mi....
Atlantic Geofest 2009 And Hurricane Bill 24 August 2009, 7:15 pm
The old adage about ‘short and sweet’ was never more true than this year’s GeoFest. With the impending arrival of Hurricane Bill the festivities were cut a bit short BUT a great time was still had by all!
As with Geofests of the past Atlantic GeoFest 2009 was held at Blomidon, a Provincial Park located on the cliffs of the North Mountain, overlooking the Minas Basin, here in Nova Scotia. With over 1800 acres of natural attractions, majestic trees, trails and wildlife the park ...
Cape Breton Highlands Park Event 21 July 2009, 9:22 am
We had a wonderful time this past weekend at the Cape Breton Highlands Park Event that was held in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park here in Nova Scotia.
The 950 square kilometer (590 sq mi) Cape Breton Highlands National Park with its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery is located on Cape Breton Island, on the northeast tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. The world-famous scenic highway, the Cabot Trail, runs through the park.
The event was part of the park’s First Annual Geocaching We...
Geocaching In Beautiful Santa Fe, NM 9 July 2009, 8:58 am
On our trip to New Mexico last month we also got a chance to spend a day Geocaching in beautiful Santa Fe.
Santa Fe is New Mexico’s state capital and the fourth largest city in the state.
It’s about an hour’s drive North of Albuquerque by car but since we didn’t have a car we hopped aboard the Rail Runner Express at the Alvarado Transportation Center on 1st Street and Central Avenue in Albuquerque.
This turned out to be one of the best values that we had ever got, anywh...
Geocaching At Sandia Mountain, NM 6 July 2009, 2:34 pm
In addition to going to the Geocaching Event that we told you about in our previous post we also got out to do a bit of caching while in Albuqueurque.
One of the places that we wanted to visit while we were in New Mexico was the Sandia Mountains via the Sandia Peak Tramway.
The Sandia Peak Tramway is the world’s longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world’s third longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city of Albuquerque to the crestline of the ...
The NM Geocachers Are Awesome! 2 July 2009, 9:37 am
We just returned home from a fantastic week in New Mexico and during our trip we were able to meet up with an awesome bunch of local Geocachers at a Meet and Greet event in Albuquerque.
The New Mexico Geocachers are so hospitable and accommodating that we’re still talking about it!
Here’s how it all began…
A couple of months ago we made plans to visit New Mexico, in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. One of the first things we did after our flight and hotel arrangements were mad...
Geocaching At The Halifax Dingle 11 June 2009, 11:39 am
Recently we had a chance to do a bit of Geocaching at the Dingle. Now, although the word ‘dingle’ means “a small wooded valley, a shady dell, a narrow cleft between hills”, here in Halifax it refers to the Sir Sandford Fleming Park, or simply, Fleming Park.
Locally, the term ‘Dingle’ is also synonymous with the Dingle Tower, the landmark ten-story tower located in the park, which serves as a memorial to the development of parliamentary institutions in the Bri...
Devil’s Canyon 4 September 2014, 5:16 pm
I took an epic 11 mile hike up this fabulous scenic canyon on Aug. 23 with an intrepid band of cachers from the San Fernando Valley and Ojai! BWidget, Cachekidz!, 3rd Wheel, Feral Cat, and gsmX2 joined me for the 5 hours of dodging poison oak and breathing the fresh summer air, finding 27 caches along the way. We started at Devil’s Tongue just above the parking lot, and wound up overlooking the canyon and hillsides from Angle’s [sic] View of the Devil (Cyn). Along the way, I visite...
Santa Claus 20 December 2012, 11:00 am
What better way to celebrate the season than with a visit to Santa Claus, Indiana?
I saved this portion of my summer road trip to publish this week. The town must look quite magical during the Christmas holiday, so my sunny photos might not do it justice.
There are several town websites to explore.
This one doesn’t have many photos: Santa Claus IN.
This site has some history: History.
a HA! This site has a photo gallery: Celebration, but not many show a winter wonderland.
I guess I...
Virtuoso Geocaching 13 December 2012, 8:41 pm
About the same time that I started this blog, I also decided to write a book about my geocaching experiences. I finally got it done, edited, and published on Kindle today!
Virtuoso Geocaching: Finding the Unexpected
I’ll be adding photos here on my blog for each chapter, but in the meantime, enjoy reading all about the WHY of geocaching.
This book should entertain geocachers, and be perfect to hand to your muggle friends for them to get a sense of what our obsession is all about.
Durango 6 December 2012, 11:00 am
On my way from Colorado Springs to Phoenix, I drove through some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet. Durango was a perfect place to stay over night and get a sense of the history of the area as well. It’s a mountain mining town, and reminds me of my own home town of Yreka, CA.
I stayed at the General Palmer Hotel, built in 1898 –
The Victorian decor and atmosphere was relaxing and charming.
In the morning, I took a stroll up Main St. to find the only cache within walking ...
Colorado, the Beautiful 29 November 2012, 11:00 am
Driving from the cache at 11,200 feet to Durango was one of the most spectacular drives I’ve taken. After the days and days of flatness, it was a relief to be back in mountains, too, which is my natural habitat.
Pillows aren’t for sleeping
trail at 11,200 ft
view through the trees
a pullout with some history along with the view
a drove of donkeys
I always get a kick out of being at the Continental Divide – it’s an existential meeti...
So Much to be Thankful For 22 November 2012, 11:00 am
This is always a time of reflection for me, and to that end, I took a look at my previous Thanksgiving geocaching blogs. I love seeing how much fun I’ve had and how many wonderful friends I’ve made over the last 9 1/2 years. Take a moment to click on the links for the full stories. I’ve included a photo from each to inspire you to walk back through time with me.
14 Miles, now that’s a big number!
Thankful for our ...
The Jasmer Challenge 15 November 2012, 11:00 am
The Jasmer Challenge (Northern California Edition)
This is one of the most difficult challenges to complete because of the rarity of the earlier caches, therefore, I was relieved to see that I could pick up my three remaining qualifying finds on my road trip this summer. The penultimate cache was Mingo, the oldest existing geocache, and the final one was placed later that summer in one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been.
I drove from Colorado Springs to Durango, and took a long...
Mingo! 8 November 2012, 11:00 am
Mingo is a small town in Kansas. It’s also the oldest original active geocache. (The first cache ever placed now has a plaque there, and a replacement cache nearby.) As many before me have done, I planned this segment of my trip to pilgrimage to this famous cache, both for its historic longevity, and as one of the finds I needed to complete the Jasmer challenge. (More on that next week…)
I was surprised and curious as I entered the state, and still wonder where the fish are:
Malibu Views 1 November 2012, 12:00 pm
Believe it or not, I’m STILL not done posting all of the stories and photos from my summer road trip, but I wanted to take a break and just let my subscribers relax with some the beauty of Corral Canyon. Not much to say about these, but I hope they serve to soothe what may be a stressful week for many of us for a variety of reasons.
Corral Canyon creek and trailhead
Hutch Canyon Trail Cache
Foo's Ocean View
Cage Canyon Trail Ca...
Iowa and Nebraska 25 October 2012, 12:00 pm
From Missouri, I took a long detour to the north in order to get caches in Iowa and Nebraska before heading back south and west. There are only a couple of caches in the southwestern corner of Iowa, and I ended up driving several miles out of the way to accomplish my goal. The first one was on the outskirts of the little town of Hamburg.
The cache was up on a bluff, so I actually had a view!
The next two were bonus caches as far as gett...
A Cache A Day... 15 February 2015, 1:13 pm
Not sure how this happens. I don't plan it. But for the past five years now I've averaged one cache find per day:Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping 2015 brings you nothing but fun and exciting cache finds!...
200 Things 15 February 2015, 1:07 pm
If you like geocaching, and you like books about geocaching, especially books with lots of pictures, then this may be the book for you: "200 Things Any Geocacher Must Do Sooner or Later". It is scheduled to be released next month, and the author is offering a 15% early bird discount. You can get more information on the book and the discount offer from the Awesome Geocaching website....
Google Maps Engine 9 February 2014, 4:04 pm
I started playing around with Google Maps Engine to see if it provides a nice environment for creating and storing cache information in an online mapping tool. Spoiler alert: it does.While meant more for business use, you can also use the Map Engines Lite version for free. It's a great way to create and share your own personalized maps.In the example below, I used GSAK to export a CSV file containing a filtered list of the most difficult caches (D/T rating > 4.0/4.0) in my neck of the woods. ...
Locus Map - Android GPS App. 7 December 2013, 2:04 pm
I had recently read a raving review about an Android mapping application called, Locus Map, and decided to check it out. It comes in two versions: Free and Pro. The Pro version costs $8.27 (as of this writing), and offers a wealth of features not available in the free version. What I found really impressive was the number of background maps that are available, both for online and offline use - over 20; although most of them are eastern European maps. But the one map I really liked was the USGS t...
Where Has The Time Gone? 26 October 2013, 1:54 pm
Today marks the 10th anniversary of my very first cache find. It seems like it was just yesterday when I loaded that cache's coordinates into my Garmin GPS 12 and headed out with my daughters on our bikes in search of our first cache.But at the same time, it's amazing how much has changed in the geocaching world since then. The biggest change, of course, being the smartphone revolution with their built-in GPS's, and the development of various geocaching iOS and Android apps that can show you whi...
Tread Lightly 19 October 2013, 2:04 pm
At the risk of sounding a little preachy, I thought it was worth sharing these excellent tips for responsible geocaching from the good folks at treadlightly.org.A lot of this is just common sense, but there are some good tips to help geocachers leave minimal impact out on the trails and in the wilderness, as well as some useful personal safety tips. Of course, these tips don't necessarily apply to urban caching, so go nuts when looking for those LPC's.Cache On!...
Garmin Oregon 650t GPS Review 5 October 2013, 12:35 pm
People often ask, "Why can't my GPS receiver be more like my smartphone?". Well, according to Sportsman's News Television, now it can; with the new Garmin Oregon 650t GPS: Just be aware that when the reviewer talks about downloading caches directly from the internet, he is most likely referring to Garmin's "OpenCaching" site rather than geocaching.com.Cache On!...
Geocaching Day on NPR 24 August 2013, 1:51 pm
You know your once-obscure hobby has hit the big time when this happens: Cache On!...
No-Touching Zone 10 August 2013, 11:30 am
Here's an opportunity to take a 5 minute break from trying to find a cache every day this month, and take some comfort in just just how difficult it was to navigate in the 1800's without a GPS; compared to how easy we've got it now: Cache On!...
Review of the Oregon 600 3 August 2013, 12:22 pm
A very thorough, detailed review of the Oregon 600 from our friends at GPSTracklog.Cache On!...
Please follow me 16 January 2012, 8:50 pm
I haven't posted on this blog in 9 months. I feel like this particular blog has run its course. I've started a new blog and I would encourage any of the followers of this blog to come over to A photo a day... especially if you'd like to continue to read about things relating to more than just GPS technology.I've enjoyed my time writing this blog, but the photography project I started last year took up way more time than I anticipated. I also felt like I was repeating mysel...
Unusual things to see near a geocache 10 April 2011, 8:32 pm
Every now and then, while out geocaching, I'll come across things that are out of place. In this case, these things aren't really out of place, mainly because the geocache is hidden near a museum. So perhaps the geocache was out of place, but it really wasn't either. It's just a way to link the two things together somehow. A couple of weeks ago, my two older children and I took a day and visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It's located near downtow...
Walk in the pasture 23 March 2011, 7:15 pm
I went up for a hike today, primarily to take some pictures. All of the geocaches up in Johnson's Pasture, located just north of where I live, have been found. It was a gorgeous day, slightly breezy. It was a crisp day for the second full day of spring.Picture was taken near the following geocache:Welcome to Johnson's Pasture - by juniperb...
Memories of Japan 16 March 2011, 9:43 pm
His name is Yoshihisa Yamada. The Japanese characters that make up his name can either be pronounced Yoshihisa or Miku, so he suggested we call him Mickey or Mike and so Mike he was to us. He was a foreign exchange student who lived with me my senior year in high school back in the mid 70s. He spent almost 12 months living with my family and me. We welcomed him into our home and he learned about American culture while we learned about Japanese culture. His first night, he asked how to use a...
365 continues 13 March 2011, 7:53 pm
Several times in the past, I've written about the 365 project. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to attack something like this. Although I do tend to take a lot of pictures, I don't necessarily take them every single day. When I looked into this project, it was in the middle of December. I posted a picture on the 18th following a geocaching trip up in the desert on a day where it rained up there for most of the day. But I didn't take another picture until a week later ...
Thus, begins the wait... 5 March 2011, 11:43 pm
My apologies for not writing earlier, but life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I have been caching, but the writing of this blog has taken a back burner for the last month or so. I've been involved in a bunch of different ventures and I have not been able to give this the attention that I'd like to. One project I'm dealing with will be over next week, but it entails the memorization of Shakespeare, Lord Capulet's lines in Romeo and Juliet. Somehow, I got roped into t...
Thousand Word Thursday 17 February 2011, 11:33 pm
Picture was taken at or near the following geocache event:Full Moon Rising - February 11 - by West End Geocachers...
National Parks and caching 13 February 2011, 6:48 pm
Yesterday I found a geocache in a national park area. This, of itself isn't that unusual, because it's fairly easy to find Earthcaches and virtual caches inside national park units. What's much harder to find are actual physical caches, because the National Park Service (NPS) has deemed geocaches not conducive to the national park experience. When I first started geocaching, I looked at the geocaching maps just to see where possible caches might be hidden. I actually thought it...
Wordless Wednesday 3 February 2011, 12:20 am
Picture was taken near the following geocache:Eagles Valley View - by GaryIII...
Caching with dogs 30 January 2011, 11:12 pm
My dog Jack, is not one who's very good at long walks. We've walked him down into village area of our town, which is about three quarters of a mile away and he's really tired about halfway back from there. For him, that's a long walk, but then again, he's a smaller dog and those little legs just keep churning along, but he's also the kind of dog who will just shut down, lie down and say, enough, I'm tired. Needless to say, I don't take him with me too often when I cache, although, he...
HeadHardHats Geocaching vLog: ASUS Zen Watch Test with C:Geo 1 March 2015, 7:38 pm
Hosts Headhardhat and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress go out for an afternoon of geocaching adventure while testing out the ASUS Zen Watch and the Android app C:Geo. How well will this new wearable technology do out in the field and how long will the battery last. This plus some scenic sights out in North Carolina early February. http://youtu.be/kL75nFOEH0o-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Meethttp://www.headhardhat.comOur award winning, geocaching bas...
GeoSnippits Geocaching Quick Tips - What is Geocaching? 26 February 2015, 8:44 pm
Geocaching is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds but what is it? Can you show me in a few seconds to see if it is something that I would even be interested in? Then if so where can I look to find more information?This very quick teaser video does just that. So sit back and find out what all the buzz is about our favorite game, sport and obsession known as geocaching.YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/RfB22n4xNSA-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Me...
HeadHardHats Geocaching vLog: Greenway Geocaching 22 February 2015, 8:07 pm
Published on Feb 22, 2015Had a fun afternoon with Wife Amy the Headhardhatress on a very spring like winter day. Followed a beautiful greenway and had made some fun geocaching finds. Turned out to be quite a maintenance adventure with all the logs and baggies that needed replacing. Our last log was unique for spur of the moment. Check it out.YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/LGpV6Yr8WpE-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Meethttp://www.headhardhat.comOur ...
GCPC Episode 390 - Geocaching With Current Day Smart Watches 20 February 2015, 12:29 pm
Streamed live on Feb 18, 2015In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Scott Berks is "out on assignment" so HeadHardHat, Corey and Chad discuss their new Smart Watches and how they work in the real world of geocaching.Be sure to check it out!We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/zvw1pwCS8-EThe Audio Version of this episode is here:----...
Michelin Quest Geocaching Campaign Celebrates Adventure 18 February 2015, 7:42 pm
Wife Amy and I make a cameo appearance plus Joshua the Geocaching Vlogger in this quick closing video of the #MichelinQuest for Adventure. #Geocaching and Michelin Rock.. #MichelinUSA You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/A6ZROaJKQCE-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Meethttp://www.headhardhat.comOur award winning, geocaching based blog: GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/ Get our RSS feed for this blog here:ht...
Geocaching and Poisonous Plant Encounters - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 101 13 February 2015, 12:30 pm
Streamed live on Feb 12, 2015In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss identifying and avoiding poisonous plants that you may encounter while geocaching. Do you know Poison Sumac from Giant Hogweed? We will help you so that your next outing isn't an irritating one.Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to s...
GCPC Episode 389 - Geocaching Communities 12 February 2015, 9:48 am
Streamed live on Feb 11, 2015In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Guest Host Gmansan takes us through a discussion about geocaching communities and how they are a part of this world wide network of geocaching communication.Be sure to check it out!We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/KeECedLdlPgHere is the audio version of this epis...
GeoSnippits Geocaching Quick Tips 001 - Poke it with a stick 9 February 2015, 10:03 pm
GeoSnippits Geocaching Quick Tips provides geocaching tutorial information in short and useful segments. This episode demonstrates how to prevent injury with one easy to remember tip. Join HeadHardHat now near a very large tree with a geocache laying in wait. Is there anything else waiting as well?You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/GL9ErqZqJTI-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Meethttp://www.headhardhat.comOur award winning, geocaching based blog: GeoCac...
Geocaching Question - Is It Poison Ivy Or Isn't It? 9 February 2015, 2:31 pm
I was out in Northern Raleigh, NC yesterday and both wife Amy and myself came to some secluded local parks that had poison ivy logs with ranting throughout. Just for giggles and kicks I decided to see what all the hysteria was about and if it was indeed a poison ivy infestation.Much to my relief the plants in question were completely mis-identified. So I figured it is that time of year again to give a little tutorial about poison ivy and plants that are not poisonous but kind of look like it. At...
Wife Amy and the HeadHardHat Get Covert With The Ingress Triangle Resistance 7 February 2015, 6:55 pm
It is always an awesome thing when something fun and completely unexpected happens to your day. That's what happened to Wife Amy and myself when we decided to switch our plans a bit and go to down town Raleigh, North Carolina to test out our Galaxy S5 phones in a very popular and portal rich area. Right at the State Capital in fact.Headhardhat and Wife Amy We parked in our now usual spot and walked over to the XM rich walkways that surround our state's Capital. In fact there are so many por...
26,217 1 October 2013, 9:38 am
Someone asked me how many geocaches I published during my time as a reviewer for Geocaching.com. I don't have a definitive answer because when I started, I used the I.D. "WGA2" for less than one year before switching to "IowaAdmin." However, as IowaAdmin I published 26,217 geocaches. Over ten years, that equates to an average of just over 50 per week. ...
This explains it pretty well 22 September 2013, 6:29 pm
It's been fun. And so much more. 8 September 2013, 3:56 pm
Today is my final day. I'm voluntarily stepping down after 11 years as a reviewer for Geocaching.com, with about 10 of those years as the reviewer for Iowa. It wasn't an easy decision but after considering things for the past few months, I came to the conclusion that it's time for someone else to step up and assume these duties for Iowa. I'm involved in several different volunteer opportunities as well as being busy with work, recreation and exercise. One of the volunteer activities I've been de...
A video look at Wisconsin's oldest geocache 14 August 2013, 3:13 pm
Here's a fun video posted by the Geocaching Vlogger about his recent search to find Wisconsin's oldest geocache, "Pike Powder Hike" GC3B1. Check out who the cache owner is. :-) ...
Major promotions coming from Geocaching.com 2 July 2013, 10:53 pm
Geocaching.com will be rolling out three major July/August promotions to encourage people to explore the world around them with friends and family through geocaching. The public announcement of these promotions will begin shortly. Meanwhile, I have been granted permission to give you a sneak peak. Aren't you glad you checked my blog to see this? :-) July 13: Geocaching Get Outdoors DaySaturday July 13 - It's time to warm up for 31 Days of Geocaching. Join us geocachers from around the w...
Adopting a cache 26 April 2013, 11:01 am
Every so often I get a question about how to go about adopting caches of inactive geocachers. There is a form for this on the Geocaching.com website but it only works if you can get the cooperation of the inactive geocacher, which is not always easy to do, especially if they are no longer monitoring their emails sent via Geocaching.com. But if you do manage to get their cooperation and permission, have them use the page I linked to above. If you can’t get their permission, I’m afrai...
On the way to 2 million active geocaches 8 February 2013, 11:10 am
According to Geocaching.com, cache hide number 2,000,000 should be published some time during the third week of February. Officially, GC.com will begin celebrating the big 2,000,000 on February 19, with announcements in that week’s newsletter, as well as through its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts. Information about Groundspeak's planned activities have been shared with It's Not About the Numbers. ...
Surviving with a broken phone... or GPSR 11 January 2013, 12:25 pm
Have you ever broken your smartphone and lived to tell about it? Believe it or not, it is possible despite what your middle school children may lead you to believe. But what if you're in the wilderness when your smartphone goes down? That's different, right? Before you eye up your geocaching companions to decide which one looks the tastiest, consider these tips for using your broken phone parts as survival tools. Some of these tips would probably also work with parts from a handheld GPS receiver...
Vote for The Weasel 10 January 2013, 10:27 am
Here's an opportunity to show your love for a fellow Iowa geocacher. Tim -- aka The Weasel -- is in the running for Geocacher of the Month. Have you voted yet? You can do so here. ...
Geocaching year in review videos 4 January 2013, 4:59 pm
I just viewed the new Geocaching Year in Review video from Geocaching.com, which is nicely done. You can view it here: http://youtu.be/8RZf4zUjzck Also nicely done and closer to home is this video from Cache Continuum. Many of you will recognize Iowa geocachers Team Gamsci in these shots. ...
RIP Jerome Kersey 18 February 2015, 11:37 pm
Its a sad day in Rip City. Jerome Kersey one of my favorite all time Trail Blazers died today. If you asked me when I was 12 who my favorite player was... no doubt I would have named Kersey before even Clyde. I took this picture last year of Jerome presenting some season ticket holders near me with a piece of the 77 championship court....
Presidents Day 17 February 2015, 1:54 am
I thought about going geocaching today, but I didn't. I did go downtown while all the food carts were open. Its nice to be able to venture downtown on a weekday. I'm running a little low on new city adventures. I've eaten at a lot of food carts... leaving me just whats new and a few that aren't really my kind of thing. I've been thinking about going on one of the guided walking tours of the city. Maybe even get a book of attractions. That will give me some things to do for a while.Besides that I...
2015 so far... 1 February 2015, 12:55 am
Not much happening so far 1/12 of the way through 2015. I've ate at a few food carts since its been unusually nice lately. Only one of them was new though. The blazers haven't been doing so hot, but I hope this is just a little midseason slump.Haven't been geocaching any. I just haven't had much desire for it yet.I'm looking forward to the Super Bowl tomorrow. Hope the Seahawks come to play this one.Here is a picture from last weekend... lunch from my favorite food cart ...
Last Day of 2014 1 January 2015, 2:17 am
Its the end of another year. My first full year in Portland has been eventful, except when it comes to geocaching. We lost a good old time geocacher in Rooster, and while I had the same amount of finds as last year there were a lack of memorable ones. Some of the highlights for the year include.Saw every Trail Blazer home game (including playoffs)Ate at nearly 50 food cartsCompleted the 7 Souvenirs of AugustAttended my first geocaching event in 2 yearsSome of my favorite caches for 2014 include:...
A few caches 23 November 2014, 3:22 am
Today I found 2 caches while I was at the new Tualatin Cabelas storeMammutForemost!!About a month ago I foundHealthy Kids, Healthy KidneysAnd in honor of Rooster I made a find the day I learned he passed away. Hope is VitalNone of these caches were much to talk about. Its been a pretty disappointing year geocaching wise....
Rooster, thanks for the good times 18 October 2014, 1:51 am
Yesterday we lost a great old time geocacher, Nick Carr aka Rooster.I once called him the incredible shrinking Rooster because he was a little lighter every time you'd see him. Here is a story about how he lost 180 pounds.One time back in 2004 when I was visiting Klamath Falls he took me around to 53 caches. This was in the days before power trails. We really cleaned up the town. I didn't need a GPS because Rooster remembered where all the caches were.He gave up geocaching a few years ago, but h...
One year ago today 23 September 2014, 2:22 am
I have now lived in Portland for a whole year. It seems like I just got here. Other times it seems like I have lived here for longer.In my one year I've managed to attend an entire season of blazer home gameseat at over 40 food cartsgain 10 poundsNot too shabby. Here's to another year, and I already have the tickets....
I'm an Achiever! 23 August 2014, 3:13 pm
Today I finished up the last caches I needed to get the 7 Souvenirs of August. These are the caches I've logged in the last couple of weeks.Fallout ShelterHoly Swiss Cheese Batman!!Sugar RushState Symbolsnessker is nearly older~40-30-5 Celebration #4Tomanowos and the Great Missoula FloodsIce Age Floods Institute - CCHS GEO-Heritage TourToday I attended my first event since 2012. Was fun to talk to a few new geocachers....
August Caches 12 August 2014, 2:29 am
This month geocaching.com is running a 7 Souvenirs of August promotion. You get a souvenir for finding a traditional, mystery, multi, CITO/Earthcache, event, and virtual or other odd type. Plus one for getting all six of these types. So far I have one for this cache.Oakridge GeoTour #31 - Shadow BayFound this one on my usual camping trip to Waldo Lake. I went to this cache in the evening when things calmed down at the lake, and while I was signing the log another set of geocachers showed up. Alw...
Vacation 9 June 2014, 10:50 pm
I was gone for a few days and ended up with 32 caches, and I've found one since I got back. Not bad considering I only had 4 finds for the year before that.No grand adventure caches on this trip however, most were pretty ordinary. Here are the finds for the weekSTOP! lightForemost OutfitterGinger LoveKlickitat PrairieCrystal PalisadesParisI-84 East Rest Area (west end)I-84 East Rest Area (east end)Minam Pit StopEJ's CacheOregon History: Nez PerceWC Bank RobberyChief JosephTrackerA Penny Saved......
Finneus Fishbottom Retires (Again) 20 September 2011, 1:54 pm
The Final Act of Finneus Fishbottom was my second library cache. Here's how it worked: The posted coordinates were for the library. Once inside, the cache description directed the seeker to a locked box in plain site of the help desk. Stenciled on the box were a set of coordinates for a dog tag hidden outside. The dog tag had the call number of a hollow book in the reference section (so it couldn't be checked out). The book contained a puzzle and riddle to solve the combination on the box....
Mr. Dewey Retires 26 February 2010, 11:09 pm
Paging Mr. Dewey was my first shot at a library hide. Over the course of 16 months Mr. Dewey had 31 visitors and picked up a local award nomination. That's not too shabby considering it took a good hour to solve. Here's how Mr. Dewey worked: A commemorative plaque in the landscape was used to decode a call number for a book in the reference section. The book was actually a binder with many copies of this worksheet. A variety of really cool reference books were used to complete the workshee...
Geocaching Passport 5 December 2009, 1:44 am
Pssst...wanna earn a free custom geocoin? Visit my local park district and pick up a Geocaching Passport. Then run around town and find geocaches in parks you may have otherwise missed. Collect at least eight of the unique stamps in your passport and return it for a sweeeet Crystal Lake Park District geocoin. Details are here. Another example is here. Find treasure in parks!...
Geocaching 101 7 July 2009, 9:35 pm
I know it's hard to believe, but some people have no idea what "geocaching" means. For the clueless, here's a simple illustration. ...
Hats Off to Caching 21 May 2009, 10:49 pm
I think geocaching is the greatest thing since pre-sliced bread. It’s an excuse to go hiking, take pictures, be creative, be crafty, blog, journal, do some creative writing, be alone or meet people, learn history, solve puzzles, get dirty, or just add a little more adventure to life. What’s it worth to you to feel just a bit like Santa when you trade up, or walk into the woods empty-handed and return with a bag of trash? I love finding caches that take me places and show me things I would h...
Ticks Bite, Mosquitos Suck, and Soggy Logs Stink 22 April 2009, 10:53 pm
Fact: Geocaching needs more clip art. Fact: Short statements of truth can be funny. Truths: ticks bite, mosquitos suck, and soggy logs stink. Good luck avoiding this unholy trinity of scourges. Grab these great big versions for your everyday use: ticks, mosquitos, logs....
Geocoin Holders 3 April 2009, 8:32 pm
No wimply plastic sleaves here! These geocoins are earmarked for globetrotting so they got the bulletproof-treatment. First some wooden puzzle pieces got personal with a hole saw. Then the travel itinerary was posted on their backsides with some heavy stock paper. The geocoins got glued in and then the entire beast was slathered in clear sealer. Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue did the deed. Now these four animal ambassadors are on their way to Germany. Auf Wiedersehen!...
All I Need 29 March 2009, 9:27 pm
Food. Drink. GPSr. What else do you really need? This image on a t-shirt might earn you a one-way ticket out the front door, but you can dream can't you? Wear it with pride or in confession. Get it in reverse for an iron-on here. ...
Waterproof Log Books 28 March 2009, 11:33 pm
I've been making my own waterproof log books for a year now. Two hundred sheets of Rite-in-the-Rain paper ran me $30. So my average 12 page 3"x5.5" log book costs 60 cents and I can publish 50 of them. Of course, all my covers are custom, but here's a generic template for the masses (i.e. all four of you who read this blog). Cover. Lines. Print, cut, fold, staple, and then reinforce the spines like this: Fold a strip of 1/2"waterproof first-aid tape over the top. If the tape's adhesive is lame o...
I Cache Semaphore 28 March 2009, 10:45 pm
Looking for a way to communicate with sailors and boy scouts? Try semaphore. Everyone else will have to ask you what this means. It says, "I cache." Put it on a t-shirt and hit the trails. Here is the reverse image for your iron-on....
GeoSnippits - Make Your Own Evil Nano Geocache 12 September 2010, 7:25 pm
One of the really cool features about geocaching is the ability for geocachers to invent geocaches. The possibilities are almost endless and limited only to our imagination. One thing for sure is if someone creates a geocache and the design is solid others will modify it to their liking. That is the way it should be and keeps the game, sport, obsession fresh and fun.This particular geocache is one of those adaptations. It originated from my How To Make An Evil Ant Hill Geocache video of which I ...
HHH's Nano Resin Based Geocache Hides 24 August 2010, 3:06 pm
I want to thank Seth Jones who sent in a photograph a few weeks ago of a modified version of my bondo Evil Ant Hill geocache. You can see it here: ClickMe where you will note that instead of bondo, a resin was used to create the geocache. Over the weekend I wanted to see if I could make a geocache that was thinner than my ant hill geocache and use something really small like a nano. Below are the steps I took to make it. As usual I fully expect my readers to come up with a zillion versions of...
HeadHardHat's EVIL Ant Hill Geocache 9 October 2009, 11:34 am
First and foremost I have to give credit to one of our GeoSnippits viewers TheWhiteCroe, who took me down this EVIL path by giving me the suggestion to see if a fake rock could be made out of bondo. I will be sending him an Official GeoSnippits pathtag for the suggestion. It all came out of trying to prototype the geocache in the first place. I started out very similar to how it is described in the video. I simply made some bondo and poured it out on top of the 35mm container. I observed how qu...
GeoSnippits How To Make Your Own PVC Water Main Geocache 19 September 2009, 9:32 am
I don't know why I like making unusual geocache hosts out of PVC but I do know it is a whole lot of fun. This next example came to me while doing my normal walk through at the hardware store. I was thinking about how to make a really nice hide that would be very much waterproof.While strolling down the plumbing area I noticed the water main shutoff and the inspiration hit me. I have not seen this particular type of geocache before and even though the cost is a bit more this time the results I th...
GeoSnippits Make Your Own PVC Hydrant Geocache 26 May 2009, 11:22 pm
The latest GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Video went live on You Tube.This episode entitled "GeoSnippits Make Your Own PVC Hydrant Geocache" is a How To tutorial which gives you step by step instructions on making your own geocache out of some PVC pipe and other knick knacks found at your local hardware store.Also featured in this episode is the introduction to Emily the GeoPuppy who tests to make sure the hydrant geocache is up to puppy snuff.You can see the video via YouTube here:http://www.y...
A Unique Geocache Container 7 April 2009, 11:24 pm
Indeed the title says it all on this cool geocache container.. Check out the video created by Chris Pine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8gd7Nr-3Rs...
Making Your Own Geocache Series: Size Small 29 March 2009, 10:28 pm
We had a lot of fun making this series and this episode will be very informative to many of new geocachers. It shows you how to choose, cammi, fill with swag and hide a small sized geocache. The tutorial gives hints on how to and how NOT to hide geocaches. Enjoy.Here is the video via YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piG1IjEYGKUBe sure to check out our GeoSnippits Website:http://www.geosnippits.com...
How To Make Your Own 35mm Geocache Containers Tutorial Video 23 February 2009, 11:03 am
I woke up this morning with about ten different ideas for what I wanted to do for my next GeoSnippits Tutorial Video. I reached over and started reading my emails via my blackberry phone. Isn't technology wonderful?One of the first was an email from a very fine grandfather known as obxnomad a.k.a. Bob.He mentioned how his grandson and he loved watching GeoSnippits and reading my blog. He also mentioned how it would be great if I made a tutorial on how to put together and place a geocache. It too...
GeoSnippits: How To Paint Geocaching Ammo Boxes 7 February 2009, 3:21 pm
We have so many ideas for doing different types of HowTo tutorials for GeoSnippits we can hardly contain ourselves. Today is an absolutely glorious day outside and the first thing I though of was "Lets make a video on painting Ammo Boxes!", yeah I am a little strange that way but I have been asked by so many to do this particular GeoSnippits I just had to. Besides it was finally back in the upper 60s and the paint would dry the way it was supposed to.Here is the end result and we hope it provide...
GeoSnippits Tutorial Video: Make Your Own GeoCache with PVC Pipe 7 January 2009, 8:12 am
One of my first posts on this blog was an article about how to make your own clever Geocache by using PVC pipe. I received many nice compliments about it so I decided it was time to make the tutorial into a full blown GeoSnippits video.This two parter shows you step by step instructions on how to make a cache in a cache which looks like a water or air drainpipe.If you want a quick list of what you will need so you can follow along, use this:PVC Drainpipe Geocache:1 1.5" PVC pipe (8" - 12" long w...