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Comments From the Cache:
I was out doing some caches today and I have to admit it was wonderful to be able to get out and do some caching on a beautiful day like today. It is almost spring and I saw a lot of snow melt all over the place. With all the water that is soon to be on the ground it is sure to make things slippery in some areas. If you are heading out for a cache that is in an area prone to mud, you might want to make sure you take a bit of extra care so you don't end up sliding down the slope and injuring yourself or get your clothes all muddy. At times like this we also have to be careful of the environment. When it is wet it is a lot easier to do more damage when your slipping all over the place.

Cheers
Graylling

Calgary Area Cachers Forum - Our local forum where you can find discussions on everything related to geocaching.

Coin Tracking :

Did you find something that looks like this.

Or maybe like this.

Then you have found a Calgary Area Cachers geocoin. You can track this coin by emailing the date you found it, cache you found it in or placed it in and your geocaching name to . The data will be entered on our geocoins page where you can see the places the coin has been and the people who have had it.

- Are you new to Geocaching? Interested in finding out more about our sport? Here's a good place to start. In Geocaching, it is said, "You are the search engine." Truer words were never spoken. It is a sport that combines elements of hiking, orienteering, treasure hunting, modern technology and a love of the outdoors and visiting new places. The only requirements are a GPSr and the urge to explore. Check out our links page for some sites that will help you get going.

- BearGPS has mentioned to me The Great Oklahoma Travel Bug Race. It seems the goal is for one of the TBs that originated in this cache to make it's way to The Bear Cave - TB Hotel and then back to the original cache. If anyone in the area happens to visit the Bear Cave North or ends up with one of the TBs involved in this race, do your best to help it out on it's journey back south or the Bear Cave if it hasn't been there yet.

- Ever think about making geocaching pay for itself. Check out what they are doing in this town in Wisconsin. Why can't we do this?

- There was an article on Geocaching in the Sun starring yours truely a few weeks ago. Here's the link. They also had a lexicon of geocaching that they got from somewhere.

- Hey everyone. Have you seen these yet? Wondered where they come from? I have the answers for you right here. Click on either decal for more information. You won't be disappointed.

 

- It's getting a bit hard to keep up with all the new cachers in town. The stats page is falling a bit behind and will be getting revised in the next little while. If you don't see your name on the page and you would like it there just let me know and I'll put it in. I have also updated the caches page. There's some new entries in the Top 20.

- Fall is coming soon. The birds are heading south, the flowers are packing up and caches are springing up all around. With the last couple of events I saw a lot of people with cameras around. I would appreciate it if whoever had a camera and got some good pictures could send me some and I'll put them in our photo album. Let's share our adventures with everyone. You can also click here if you want to learn how to tighten your vagina.

- Here's an email I got from those world travellers, Scouter Herb & Mrs B. They definitely enjoyed their vacation in Hawaii. Caching in Hawaii is growing.

Hi Graylling
Something that might be of interest for the web page, is that we now have placed and own a cache on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA. Some of the items in the cache were provided by 911turbos from Anmore, BC and cache maintenance will be provided by a local cacher Hanapaa. The cache is GCV06Q Alphabet Soup and is the first Mystery Cache on the island.

It is interesting that Hanapaa, being one of the few geocachers on the island, has a limited number of caches to find, especially after Groundspeak insisted that they could only be placed by a local cacher or by someone who had arranged a local resident to look after them. He has placed 13 caches on the island, and on most of them he has posted a standing offer to all Cachers, that if they place a cache and allow him to find and log it, he will then look after it. Because he had never logged a "Mystery" cache, we deliberately set ours up as one, so he could solve, find and log it. His e-mail, obtained in advance agreeing to look after it after he had logged it, was all we needed to get approval on the cache. He was able to not only solve and log his first Mystery Cache, but as we had given him a heads up that it was in the "Que", he also was FTF. His ploy is paying off as last year there were only 35 caches on the island. When we arrived this year, in mid March, there were 62 (we have logged 56 of them) and now there are 64 and growing at about one a week.

regards
ScouterHerb

- Here's a couple of articles I found on geocaching. Check them out. Gives one another perspective about our sport. Dayton Daily News. Black Hills Pioneer. Dundas Star News. These articles are pretty good press for the most part.

- For all those of you out there who have gotten into the geocoin addiction, I was wondering who would be interested in setting up a swap meet/show and tell, where we could show off our collections and make some trades, etc, etc. Anyone else interested in something like this? Let me know if you are.

- Has anyone got any pictures of the latest cache events or meetings that they would care to share with me so I can put them in our photo album. .If you haven't checked that out yet take a look thru and see the artwork of some of our members.

- After a bit of work and some manipulation, I have managed to redo the photo pages and combine them into one photo album. You can search thru it, view it by categories, randomly view the pics or just scroll thru them. If you click on the thumbnail it will bring up a full size picture in another window. Let me know what you think? And as always I can use more pictures to put in there.

- We made it!!! Geocaching is now officially a word in the dictionary. Check out this link for details.
- I have just added a link on the coins page to map that will give you a good idea of where all the reported CAC geocoins have ended up. Seems they are making their way around the country. Lets see if we can get coins in every province and state. Much thanks to GPSlug for the work on the map.
Herein you will find various resources, articles, tips, opinions, helpful aids, gps stuff, etc, etc, related to the sport of Geocaching within the Calgary area. At present the page is still under development (and always will be) so changes are imminent and pieces will be added, rearranged, subtracted, changed or just generally fooled with on a regular basis. So hit F5 and refresh the page each time you log on. Updates to the caches and stats pages are done on a semi-regular basis.
I am also soliciting submissions for your favorite cache, photos you have taken along the way, news on caches, links to sites you find interesting...... Anything that might be of interest to other cachers in the area. Feel free to fire off your ideas to me and I'll see about posting them here..

Theres a new page on the site for travellers. If you are going somewhere and want to check out some caches in the area, take a look at the Geocaching Groups page and see if theres a caching organization in the area. I'm sure they would all be more than glad to give you a few tips about the area caches.

Random Caches:
Check out these caches if you haven't already.

Creepy Ol' Tree

Treasure Island

Calgary Geocoins:
Sold Out
Well the new coins have arrived and some of them are now being spread around the area and beyond. I am sure anyone who didn't get any will have a chance to pick one up somewhere along the line in a new cache. If you do find one and want to grab it please trade fairly.

 

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