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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....
Watching surroundings gives kitten a second chance 30 July 2014, 12:17 am
How many of you, when driving, truly see your surroundings? I am one of those who usually has a grasp on what is happening around me and will often notice things some others might not. I’m glad I do that, too. I work in two different places – one is pretty much Monday/Thursday/Friday, with the […]...
Summer of Baseball: Perks aplenty at State College 28 July 2014, 11:00 am
The lower levels of Minor League Baseball can feature a lot of types of stadiums – from old and worn to modern with amenities. State College, Pennsylvania – home of the Spikes – seems to have found a good mix of a new stadium with the feel that it’s not being overly done. That’s something […]...
Oh, how times have changed 25 July 2014, 9:00 am
A couple of weeks ago, a local radio personality who has a column in the local paper wrote about a topic I truly could relate to – collecting baseball cards. Though my collecting in recent years has slowed, I still enjoy it. He touched upon collecting as a kid and how things are now changed, […]...
Oil and gravel … is it worth it? 24 July 2014, 9:00 am
Let me start by saying I realize there has to be a cost factor in what I am going to write about – and I get that. I truly do. But there also has to be a true though process in doing what is done. I work in two places, for the most part. They […]...
Summer of Baseball: The game is the main event in New Britain 23 July 2014, 8:00 am
If you’ve ever read books about baseball players and their growth through a system, you probably realize what the minor leagues are all about. It’s not glamorous, that’s for sure. Often enough, stadiums aren’t that great, travel is tough and the living conditions differ from place to place. In recent years, it’s becoming more of […]...
Living with diabetes: Taking the next step to keep improving 21 July 2014, 10:30 am
There’s one thing I have finally realized with this whole diabetes thing – it’s a lifelong battle. See, when I was first told I was a borderline diabetic, I didn’t take it seriously, which is probably why it continued to escalate. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be where I am even if I had […]...
Snapshot Saturday: July 19 19 July 2014, 7:00 am
Another blast from the past! A little from both sides of the family in this one. Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
Back behind the lens: Time to start snapping away again 17 July 2014, 7:00 am
It’s time to get back into photography. And, no, I’m not talking about taking more photos with my iPhone. I mean get back into it for real — with my DSLR camera and multiple lenses and trips with the idea of taking photos. For most of my life, I’ve been into photography. I started with […]...
2CW’s rise: A winding road to fulfill dreams 15 July 2014, 10:14 am
(I originally wrote this for the 2014 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame program. I am posting it here for other fans, who may have not have seen the program, to see). The world of independent professional wrestling isn’t easy. For the wrestlers, it’s a tough lifestyle – going from town to town, performing in from […]...
Snapshot Saturday: July 12 12 July 2014, 10:10 am
Another blast from the past! I’ll start by saying I am shocked there weren’t a few more comments from family members on last week’s Snapshot! Anyway, really love the look of this image… truly feels like one for this weekly feature. Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. […]...
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 ma...
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...
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 distan...
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...
Missouri 18 October 2012, 12:00 pm
Right next to the St. Louis Arch is the Mississippi River. It would be fun to take a riverboat cruise upon it someday.
Another option is a helicopter cruise. The heliport is behind the tree in the middle of the photo.
My geocaching destination du jour was one of three I had researched to complete the Jasmer Challenge, which entails finding one cache placed in each month since geocaching started in 2000. The older ones are scarcer, and harder to come by, but I managed to find my last three q...
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!...
News You Can Use 20 July 2013, 12:23 pm
AR GPS Compass Map 3DThis interesting android app sports a 3D Compass and Waypoint Finder with Map and Augmented Reality Display.The Rand McNally ForisEveryone recognizes the Rand McNally brand for their maps and atlases. But did you know they also have their own line of GPS devices? Neither did I.And Speaking of Rand McNally...They've teamed up with geocaching.com and Good Sam in search of the best small towns in America. This year's event features a new category: Best Town for G...
Geocaching With Kids 6 July 2013, 1:13 pm
There are plenty of good resources out there for beginning geocachers; especially now that our little hobby has become so popular. But one of my favorite go-to sites, not just for geocaching, but to learn about anything outdoors-related, is REI. Their "Expert Advice" section is excellent. And this post on "Geocaching with Kids" is no exception. Here's an excerpt: This brief but helpful write-up contains all the essential information for parents wanting to start enjoying time outdoors with their ...
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...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 072 - Geocaching Boy Scout Merit Badge 25 July 2014, 12:07 am
Would love to have all new geocachers who start in our activity to go through the same requirements as the Boy Scout Merit Badge... Watch the show and you will see why..In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the importance of the Boy Scout Geocaching Merit Badge and how going over it can help geocachers of all ages learn fundamental basics.Plus this is the last week for getting your entries...
The Geocaching Podcast - Episode 361 - Travel Bug Hotel Etiquette 23 July 2014, 11:30 pm
Streamed live on Jul 23, 2014In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Geocaching Travelers and Travel Bug Hotels have become a hot geocaching topic recently and the gang thought it would be a good time to go over some Travel Bug Hotel Etiquette thoughts with retrospect from the TB Geocache owners, The TB owners and the geocaching finders. Come on by and see what Darrylw4, Scott Berks, Corey Stevens and me The HeadHardHat bring up on the air waves in regards to geocaching. Be sure to chec...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 071 - Building A Geocaching Bird House 18 July 2014, 9:33 pm
In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some creative bird house ideas you can use for making your own unique geocaches.This plus our extra give a way for the GeoSnippits Cache Stash and we are half way into our Cache-Advance.com Etrex 10 GPSr Giveaway.Don't forget our ever growing pre-show and more tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast.Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-po...
Geocaching Podcast: Episode 360 - The Glympse Geocaching Experiment 18 July 2014, 9:18 pm
Streamed live on Jul 16, 2014With the latest episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys try an outdoor experiment LIVE by having Scott Berks and StevensAdInfinitum try to find geocaches while using Glympse and being directed in studio by HeadHardHat and Darrylw4. We have no clue what is going to happen but it should be fun to see what does...Be sure to check it out! http://www.geocachingpodcast.comIf you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube Link:http://youtu.be/pflSndJCSv4--------...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 070 - Tick Awareness / August Challenge ... 11 July 2014, 5:05 pm
In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss more in-depth with the Geocaching Trackable Challenge, Tick Awareness and prevention and the brand new Geocaching.com's Earn The Seven Souvenirs of August. It is going to be a fun filled, entertaining and hopefully enlightening show tonight.Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST optio...
Geocaching Timeline Trends: Sizes of Geocaches Based By Date Placed 10 July 2014, 1:29 am
In a very interesting fact filled episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Episode 359 - Shrinking Geocaches. Hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith, Darrylw4 and StevensAdInfinitum discussed some fascinating revelations with regards to the entire geocaching timeline and the trends of geocache size at placement. The data was collected from Project-GC.com for the countries of Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., and the U.S. Note - Data is only available through June 2014. Below are the graphs for each country. Spe...
The Geocaching Podcast Episode 359 - Shrinking Caches 9 July 2014, 11:59 pm
Streamed live on Jul 9, 2014In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast. Darrylw4 gets his hands on some interesting geocaching data leading from the very beginning of recorded geocaching to present day which includes all the geocache sizes and how many of each existed during the entire timeline. This gives all of us a rather interesting understanding of geocaches within the entire time line. Be sure to check it out!If you cannot see the video above please use the YouTube link below:http://yo...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 069 - Telling Your Geocaching Story 4 July 2014, 6:07 pm
In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the ins an outs of telling your own geocaching story. We live in an age of information and digital sharing so how are you telling your geocaching adventures? Want to know your options plus ideas of lettings others know what you do when geocaching? Tonight is your night. Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and ...
Episode 358 - July Cacher Coffee 4 July 2014, 5:54 pm
Streamed live on Jul 2, 2014Tonight's episode of The Geocaching Podcast the guys do what they do best in our Cacher Coffee episodes and find interesting off the wall subjects about geocaching and then hash the concepts out. Tune in and find out what the discussions will be about this week.We meet up at 9:30PM ET on Wednesdays at www.geocachingpodcast.com/live to see the show recorded LIVE and join in the chat room.If the video is not available above you can use the YouTube video below:http://yo...
Displaying Your Geocaching Skills By Creating Your Own vLogs - Part One 30 June 2014, 7:59 pm
Back around the year 2008 you could do a query on YouTube using the word geocaching and you would find a couple thousand videos based on this amazing activity. Today there is close to 200,000 geocaching videos ranging from a few exciting moments of the find to complete tutorial examples of what to do and not to do while geocaching. With the convenience of modern technology including smartphones, geocaching applications using built in GPSr signals, video cameras and the willingness to explo...
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. ...
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......
Update 1 May 2014, 2:10 am
No geocachesBlazers lead in the first round playoff series with Houston 3-2I've ate at many food carts...
A night of caching 25 March 2014, 3:15 am
Daveydude and Biggieet_al were in town today. I met them downtown. We tried an Egyptian food cart for dinner and then went and found a few geocaches and a munzee.Here is Kelly waiting for his Gyro at the Gyro House. I enjoyed my food. Kelly found a piece of plastic in his... like from a produce bag. That was after they forgot his order so Dave and I were left waiting for him. It was a busy place since they were one of the only carts open at the time. I'd try it again.After that we foundGrab a Ca...
6 Months... of food carts 23 March 2014, 1:24 am
Tonight marks 6 months since I moved to Portland. I haven't done much geocaching, but I have ate at a lot of food carts. Maybe I should just make this a food cart blog... here are a few of the most recentKargi Gogo is a Georgian food cart. That's Georgia as in a country between Russia and Turkey that was part of the former Soviet Union. I had the khinkali which are dumplings full of beef and pork. You can't really go wrong with that... and they were pretty good. I think I'd like to try the chees...
A cache for 2014 26 February 2014, 1:01 am
I found my first cache of 2014By The Content Of Their CharacterOf course that was on Friday. Its nice to have a little daylight after work. I tried to find this cache last year 3 or 4 times and it turns out it was missing....
fun with Ice 9 February 2014, 6:25 pm
Had a little snow and freezing rain. I took a few picture of my car which was covered with a good quarter inch sheet of ice...
Go Seahawks! 3 February 2014, 12:11 am
The Seahawks won the Super Bowl. They didn't just win, they clobbered Denver. It was actually kind of a sad game to watch in a way.While not a super fan of the Seahawks like I am the trail blazers I am a fan for a few reasons.Paul Allen owns both the Blazers and SeahawksMy brother is a big seahawk fanThe Seahawks are the closest team to meI've attended two games in Seattle which were my only live NFL games....
Comic Con 26 January 2014, 3:18 am
Comic Con was in town today. I have never been to such a thing and never really thought about going to one. When I saw that it was happening though I thought it would be fun to check out all the people dressed up, see some of the celebrities even if at a distance, and see what was for sale.As far as what was for sale. Comic books obviously, lots of toys and some expensive artwork. I didn't see much I couldn't live without.The people dressed up were kind of fascinating. Some people seem to be the...
Last Day of 2013 31 December 2013, 10:57 pm
It has been a year I'll long remember that's for sure. I lost my job, moved to the city and have hardly been geocaching at all. The geocaches I did find however have been pretty memorable. Some of the Highlights for the year includeHid one new cacheCompleted Counting Counties in OregonVisited the corner of Oregon, Idaho and Nevada.Celebrated my 10th year of geocachingTrail Blazer season tickets!Some of my favorite caches for 2013 include:Batteries Not IncludedSpring Has Sprung S...
Portland Geocaching 29 December 2013, 9:34 pm
I decided to take some time today to find a few geocaches. I decided I wanted 6 so I could reach 2400. There are several within walking distance of my house so I just started walking. These were my first 5Tribute to MapkingPatch of GreenSully's GulchLeft TurnELNN Cousins CacheThe sixth cache that I decided to make #2400 wasUrban Cache: PlagiarizedWhile I won't give it away totally I don't think it is any secret where the cache is located... in the Library. It took asking the right questions and ...
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...