The NM Geocachers Are Awesome!Jul 02, 2009

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!

The NM Geocachers Are Awesome!

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 made was to seek out some caches. We found from past experience that there’s no better place to start than at the local Geocachers website so we went to the New Mexico Geocaching website forums.

Once there we found a thread that was started by Goldfinch& Lady Goldfinch from Lansing, Michigan who would be visiting around the same time as we were. They were inquiring if there were any local events during their visit. Now here is where the New Mexico Cachers really start to show their true colors – since there were no local events in that time frame they quickly put together one to coincide with their visit and appropriately called it An Albuquerque Welcome!

Here’s a couple photos from the event:

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Geocaching At The Halifax DingleJun 11, 2009

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 British Empire, now the British Commonwealth.

GGeocaching At The Halifax Dingle

Situated on Halifax’s North West Arm the 95 acre park has a couple of small beaches, a boat launch, large picnic areas and several walking trails that skirt the water’s edge and meander through second-growth woodlands. The trails are groomed and graveled, for the most part, with lots of interconnecting pine needle covered footpaths.

The Loop Trail takes you around a small drumlin where, in addition to Spruce, White Pine, Red Pine and Hemlock trees, you will find a smattering of Jack Pine, the third of the three native Pines in Nova Scotia. The Jack Pine is not as common as the other two and this is one of the few places in the province where you can view them. You can identify the Jack Pine by their twinned needles and curved cones. Here’s a couple of photos of Jack Pine:

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05/31/08 – Geocaching In The NewsMay 31, 2009

It’s been a few weeks since we released ‘the news’ so we thought that in this issue we would focus solely on Geocachers in the news, and there’s a few of them! Grab a coffee, settle back and read about what your Geocaching buddies are up to. Read on!

Andy Smith, aka HeadHardHat of GeoCache: I’m NOT Obsessed blog fame is featured in this great article here. (We can say we knew him when :) )

Another blogger friend, Elin Carlson, from Geocaching with EMC fame along with John Cappi, Jeff Jost and Robb Boyle are mentioned in this article here.

Sally Smith and her husband Jim Leesburg, Virginia are mentioned in this article here.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota resident Dorin Hemmelman and his family are mentioned in this article here.

Donna Wester, Mary Lee Gunn and Bill Davies, Geocachers from New York are mentioned in this article here.

Nate Cushman of Washington is mentioned in this article here.

University of Florida student Will Dueease is featured in this article here.

Springfield, Missouri residents John Curtis and his wife, Jennifer and Paul Kelsay are mentioned in this article here.

Jim Cox and David Kuhn of Evansville, Indiana are mentioned in this article here.

Shawn and Tiffany Goddard from Snow Hill, Maryland are mentioned in this article here.

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GoGo T. Urtle Is On The Road Again!May 29, 2009

After a harrowing winter and a fight with a pack of wild wolves GoGo T. Urtle is on the move again! Although he is a bit banged up, bruised and sore he dragged himself back into the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race as soon as he was able, like the little trooper he is.

GoGo Is On The Road Again!

We were contacted by cribdonor earlier in the month with this disturbing message:

“I was checking on bugs I moved around and discovered that HooHaa Race – GoGo T. Urtle was in a cache that had been muggled. Since I am not far away I went to check it out and sure enough he has had a hard life and his tag is gone. I brought him along with me to dry him out and see if i can fix him up some. If you can get another tag for him we can try to get him going again, will help all i can. Sure wish I had put him somewhere else. . Anyway just thought i would let you know.”

Then, checking the cache logs we seen an entry on April 25th:

“This one was wide open, very wet and parts were spread out – looks like an animal got to it.”

There it was, a Cache Attack! It was then that it became clear.

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