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.
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.
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 thelink.
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.
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.
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 Soupand is the first Mystery
Cache on the island.
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
- 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.
made it!!! Geocaching is now officially a word in the dictionary.
Check out this link
- 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
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.
Check out these caches
if you haven't already.
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.
Dates in yellow indicate
an event. Click on the date to see whats up.
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