Monthly Archives: April 2009

Why Is All the Swag Crap?

An interesting question has been put to the forums by a new Geocacher:  “What’s the deal with degenerating swag?“.  The responses are right on the money and I think I am in agreement with the masses.  The quality of Geocaching … Continue reading

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Groundspeak Has Been Busy

The latest release notes for Geocaching.com have a few doozies in there.  Say goodbye to Google Earth’s KML.

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More Geocaching Bomb Scare Nonsense

A thread got started in January on the Geocaching forums,  Caches to Ashes and Ammo Cans to Dust, one that is right up my alley because things get asploded! Sadly, it’s a Geocache that gets blown up in this picture.  … Continue reading

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Follow-Up to a Questionable Hide

About a month or two ago a new hide popped up in the area.  It was in a clearly marked “off limits” area but because other caches had been placed in the vicinity I believe the owner was under the impression a … Continue reading

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Map This Trail

If you load up Geocaching.com this morning you’ll see their new project with the Rails to Trails Conservancy.  If you missed the Groundspeak blurb on it, you can see it, here. If you read up a little bit, you will see Groundspeak … Continue reading

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Some Fun Diversions

Until I get back with more caching adventures: Warning, Math Inside! Four Dollars, Almost Five takes on The Monty Hall problem.  I love this problem and I admit freely that I did not fully appreciate the correct solution until just … Continue reading

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On the Way Back

I’ve been out on vacation with the family and will be back to my drivel-spewing self shortly.  I will have a multi-part series on caching Hilton Head.  Suffice it to say the place is not as you  would expect.  All … Continue reading

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Ink Aplenty

I was reading up on Badastronomy about Phil’s new commitment to some ink and it reminded me some of my colleagues were ribbing me about this Geocaching thing.  You know, that whole “killing yourself to sign a scrap of paper … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

And this time I might be able to avenge my failure to execute while in NY State last time. No smileys yet for me in that state. This is just a distance padding run, though. I’ll be working 12-hour days, … Continue reading

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I Need Geocaching Advice

Before you say “Duh!” (I’m looking at you, Doug) I must say I’m serious.  I really need help. It’s the new “Virtual Caching” phenomenon that has taken hold.  Some people call it “Armchair Caching“, but what I am talking about … Continue reading

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