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  1. Jbella and Squealy,


    You should now try Snat's time tested caches, the aptly named:

    A Walk In The Park by BrianSnat (GC4F43) - basically a plunge into a mosquitoe and tick infested swamp with aligators the size of buses! :D



    The Passaic Hidaway by The Artful Dodger & BrianSnat (GC51DF) - a slog through a flood plain with briars and pirhana biting at your feet! :D


    Each are... well, interesting, and have very Snatish qualities. And yes, I just said Snatish (the language of a true cache placer).


  2. I did a cache right on the American Side island. (can't recall the name), and there were others in the series along the niagara gorge. all were very cool. and of course on the Canada side there is a virtual for the falls.

  3. Avroair, The Artful Dodger placed one.

    Hey Brian, that cache is NO WHERE NEAR Newark, as I look at the logs and see you were the last, and I was the last before you! But it is a lovely spot and a good crossroads for people headed to other parts of the country by car.


    The Orlando Travel Bug hotel is a hotbed for t-bugs, always seems to have at least 2-3 to choose from! I am sure the busiest airport in the US should have something near it. Any ideas Artful Dodger?

  4. Since I found my first cache New Years day 2003, I figured there's probably a bunch of folks who received GPS's for Chrinukkawansa and I wanted to say Hi!


    Such a wonderful heart our hart climbs has! Since I have been officially caching since last August, just over 6 months am I now initated as a total geocache freak?

    (Yes, I leave myself open, swing away!)

  5. Soon I know I will see my first robin. :)

    Would that be the huge, groupie American roblin or the beautiful, dainty English Robin! Anyways, pulled two ticks from my clothing last weekend and saw Mossies in Washinton State Park in early Feb! Mosquitoes, hate mossies! Trying to finish as many swamp caches before the heatwave!

  6. i live near Newark Liberty airport. Not sure where I could put one Artful Dodger, but any suggestions would be fine. No AMMO cans! My caches have already met one bombsquad! I will have to think about the area. There is alot of construction there right now.




    TB Hotels are a good idea, I used one in Orlando to great effect!

  7. i am disappointed you didn't mention Verona Park North in your hard to find cache, your log still keeps me laughing, excerpt below (sorry to do this to you! :o:D ):


    I was doing errands in the area and decided I was going to go for Avro's Green Man cache. Good thing I checked the website before I left, or I'd have been out on a wild goose chase. That's quite a story! Anyway, I decided to go after the Verona Park caches, figuring they'd be quick and easy finds.

    This one was pretty easy...at first. Got to ground zero and found the cache almost immediately. The only problem was that my hand was too big to fit in the hiding place to retreive it. I actually felt it with the tips of my fingers, but couldn't get a grip on it to remove it. Close, yet far!


    I then fashioned a tool using sticks, but they didn't do the job and in fact, they pushed the container deeper into its hiding place. It had been floating on water in its hiding spot and I think I may have breached the container and caused it to sink. Sorry! .


    I was determined to get it, so next I tried to build some stairs out of nearby materials to give myself a better angle. That didn't work, so I went to my car to find something. Well there was a lawn chair in the back (I had used it for ice fishing the day before), so I grabbed that. I got some odd looks from passersby as I walked through the park carrying a lawn chair, on this dreary, snowy day.


    Using the chair, I was able to get a look into the hiding spot, but the container was no longer visible. I guess I really screwed things up. After close to an hour of trying to retreive this thing, I gave up and headed over to the VP II cache. My apologies to Avroair messing this one up.


    Update: the cache is still there, despite the extreme beating. The log is now soaked and I will replace the container soon, in exactly the same little hole :D

  8. :rolleyes: Hey people,


    Just curious what people think are the toughest 3 caches in the Northeast. (Not that I want to try them, I just want to be aware of them!). And, no, you don't have to have completed any of the three. B)


    All answers on a postcard. B)

  9. I think it was more for the power grid 1/2 a mile away. But it only takes one person to make the call. Apparently, but the end of the afternoon the building had evacuated 3 times. There were reports of anthrax, reports of a bomb exploding and reports of Barry Manilow cds being found in the cache... talk about playing the game Telephone!

  10. Just a reminder to people that since the Homeland Security laws have taken effect to be careful about placing caches under or near gas pipelines and powerlines. If my Greenman cache is any testament:


    I placed the cache on Sunday, February 15 in a small secluded swamp parkland with a clearly marked trail. I had researched the area and found it to be a public park with the Lenapee Trail running thru it. Off I went to place my exciting cache.

    After approval the first cacher who tried the cache was seen by a nearby office worker who called the police to report suspicious activity. The police arrived and found the cache without a GPS unit (pretty impressive!). They called in the bomb squad who used a robot to open it. I was contacted thru geocaching.com to come down to the Police Station since the state were filing charges. Oh my gosh!!! I was in a panic and left work early. I brought my mum with me (I am 30 and married for 5 years, but I figured a little old English lady couldn't hurt my cause). I sat there for 30 minutes and was finally interviewed by a detective. Apparently, my little patch of public, county land happened to be near highly sensitive government builidings, 4th largest powergrid in NJ and a gas pipeline to boot. I got off with no charges (although my wife later liked the idea of deporting me back to London), and I signed a testament never to place foreign objects back in that area. The dectective returned the cache to me, (I was a little disappointed the bomb squad hadn't signed my log!). PS: I understand that any more caches placed in that area will automatically be graded a 5/5 due to the high risk of outrunning the law and the heart rate a geocacher might expect to go along with this endeaver! :)

    All humor aside. Just a reminder to think before placing a cache in that oh-so-prefect spot and research the area thoroughly first.

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