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  1. Hi everyone! I'm new! I'm in Martinsville (between bloomington and Greenwood) New to Geocaching but having a lot of fun! I'm hoping to find a friend to go searching with soon <3


    Welcome to your new obsession! :ph34r: Both Bloomington and Indianapolis have VERY active social geo-communities. Be on the lookout for GiG dinners. We have them monthly, all over the Indianapolis area (FYI - the one in October will be on the South side). "GiG" officially stands for Girls in Geocaching, but the events are only hosted by women... the event is open for everyone to attend.


    Happy caching!

  2. Post your camp site numbers and I'll put them on the map.


    Daryl, put us down for site 27 - the lakedawgs crew will be sharing a site with FourRushkateers. We'll be camping Saturday night only.

  3. Thank you so much for that, Leprechauns!! That's EXACTLY the sort of information we were looking for. Hopefully you'll see the "lakedawgs" name on a few logs in the area soon! Happy caching! :laughing:

  4. We're heading to Pittsburgh soon to meet some muggle friends from Australia, visiting the States. They are very interested in seeing what this whole Geocaching thing is about, but since we haven't cached Pittsburgh before, we'd love some advice on any "must do" caches while in town. We're not on a numbers run, we'd prefer quality over quantity on this trip. Any suggestions?

  5. Aw, shoot... wish we had seen this a few weeks ago. We had a caching couple from the Netherlands attend the Indiana Spring Picnic and I'm sure they would have loved to get it back home, closer to Finland. Oh well... good luck moving it along!

  6. Hello all! Can't wait to see everyone this weekend. It looks like we're going to have a GREAT turn-out with FABULOUS weather.


    Here's the final campsite map before the picnic. There are still plenty of sites available, this is just the last time we're updating before we head to Mississinewa for the weekend.


    Alicia (of lakedawgs)


  7. Anyone heard of a southern version (i.e. south of Indy)?


    The Fall Picnic usually is check out the forum thread 2010 Indiana Fall Picnic


    Hey thanks for the info! I just stared caching in Frb and have never got to go to s gathering like that.


    hoosier guy, DEFINITELY plan to make the trek to the Fall Picnic. It's the largest event in the state (except for the occasional year when the MWGB is in IN) and cachers from all over come to mingle. It's a really great event. This year it will be at Boondocks Farms near Knightstown, a bit more central than south, but definitely worth the trip. Hope to meet you there!


    And Are_We_There_Yet?.... HECK YEAH!!!! We're ready!!!!!!

  8. Thanks for the welcome. We like to attend the event but it is still up in the air if we will be able to make it. I am in the Army and I have to attend a school out of state that same week. I will return on the 14th but we like to attend. It will depend mainly if we can we get a babysitter for the time of the event. Being new, we would like to meet fellow cacher and have to change the children around, lol.


    Brian & KhellaDawn


    Just FYI... there will be LOTS of kids there... including the host's (that's us LOL). Hope you can make it!

  9. Is this event open too all geocachers? Or is it for members of a geocaching group? We started geocaching last year and would love to meet other enthusiasts!!!





    Dawn, everyone is welcomed to attend. The more the merrier.


    Absolutely!! Hope to see you there!

  10. Is there a formal definition somewhere of a night cache? I get the gist of it but I've never heard of one before.


    I don't know that there is a formal definition. I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.


    A night geocache is typically one in which the product called firetacs are used to locate the cache. These tacks look like tree bark in the day, but in the night, when a flash light is shown on them, they light up like little orange lightning bugs. The typically mark the way to the cache.


    Although this is definitely one way of doing a night cache, I've seen others where the owner simply intends for you to find it at night to fully enjoy the experience - firetacks may not be involved. We found one where the container was a hollowed-out plastic owl and the eyes glowed in the dark. Sure, you COULD have found it in the daytime, but it was quite a jolt to turn a corner in the deep, dark woods to see a pair of eyes staring at you! LOL We just used our GPSr and flashlights/headlamps to guide the way.


    There's another here in Indiana that I truly hope to go after one night too, where reflectors are used. You have to take a boat out to a specific spot on a lake, use your GPSr or compass to triangulate the next position on the water, then from there you should be able to use a flashlight to see a reflector in a specific area of the forest (on land, of course LOL). Then you follow the reflector to land, and eventually to the cache. But I guess the reflector is positioned in such a way that you cannot see it at all unless you're in the perfect spot on the water... and it must be nighttime. :)

  11. Have you already checked with your District Council to be sure they don't have any loaners? I know that ours here in Central Indiana has a whole slew of basic GPSs (eTrex Yellows) for loan to Packs/Troops. We just borrowed them last weekend to teach a Scout Lock-In.

  12. Thanks for the campsite updates. I'll get the map revised and upload a new version soon!


    In the meantime, just FYI, a WWFM event has been planned for Saturday afternoon, immediately following the picnic:


    WWFM VII - Air Mail! (GC24EB6)

  13. Just a not to those of you that know Big Mama D ... She was in a car accident and is mending . She broke her leg in 2 places (at the ankle , and at the knee) her shoulder and her breast bone . She is really bruised up badly , her eyes were swollen shut for a couple of days but she can now open them . She is currently in Parkview Hospital main , in Ft Wayne, room number will be given to those who ask. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers .




    Thank you for the update, Star. We do not personally know, BMD, but will certainly keep her in our thoughts with best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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