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  1. This must be still going as there has been no post that there was a drawing for the coin. I know it has been 7 month, but finally got my info and pictures together at one time! So anyway.... I was in the Birch Bay area last August while hubby was crabbing. Thought I would spend the day looking for Historical Markers. I started out by making the trip into Canada, out of Canada, back into Canada and back to the USA ground. My mission was to locate the Pt. Roberts Historical Marker. I had my birth certificate, drivers license, car insurance out and ready as I made my way across the borders. I also had my Historical Marker Booklet with me to show what I was attempting to do. Pt Roberts had been reported missing in the Challenge. So I pulled up to the USA Pt Roberts border and laid out all my paperwork and then asked the kind border crossing officer if he had ever seen a marker like the picture in the book. He looked at the booklet and then stood back and I was sure he was going to say he had never seen it. He looked at me then pointed his finger across my hood and said, "You mean that?" Well that tells you how observant I am. I asked if I could park in their parking lot. No problem. Go my GPS out and started to take readings and pictures. Then this kind officer came over and asked if I would like my picture taken with the marker. What a great start for the day. I then moved on to Bellingham looking for the Old Telegraph Road. This area has been developed into a major shopping area and appartments. Found the road and stopped to talk to some residents, but no one recalled a marker. Since that was a bust I moved on to look for the Bellingham Bay marker. I followed Donovan St from the water to the free way. When I came to a dead end I stopped to talk to a nice couple that lived there. They didn't remember a marker, but they showed me what was left of the gigantic boulder that had once stood in the middle of the North and South I5 lanes. We came to the conclussion that when they made and relocated I5 to 4 lanes that it was removed. All that was left was a pile of bigger than big pile of rocks. Hummmmm.... This could make a great cache site! As long as the neighbors didn't object. Ok... There was plenty of light left for the day. So I decided to hit WA 524 and look for the Mt. Baker Marker. The booklet said it was missing, but what the heck. Nothing better to do! I was really enjoying myself with the beautiful country in this area. The booklet said it was between Maple Falls and Glacier, but it also said it had been temporarily removed. As I cruised along I pasted the marker. I had to do put the ponies in a sliding skid to stop to turn around. There it was standing tall along side the road over looking the river. So 2 out of 4 isn't to bad. Let say I was glad to have saved up some extra money for gas for these adventures. Pt. Roberts - Found Mt. Baker - Found Old Telegraph Road - Missing Bellingham Bay - Missing
  2. You can see how often I get here. Thanks for the help last time. Now I would like to know where I can get a code for Tommy Trojan & Helen of Troy Thanks OH Ya! So I won't miss out again... I put this on my watch list!
  3. Could they put their finds on a spread sheet or word document with the page and cache name then email that to you? This could make your life a little easier. Lori
  4. ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT Gather those coins together and come join us. If you don't have coins or just interested, please come out and socialize.
  5. The first year we had 29 logged as attending. Last year 55. With the Missoula CM being on the same weekend. I am thinking some where between that this year. But it could be more! Forgot to mention that some that logged as attending were family groups. But as long as each person put in thier entry fee everyone could play. (Caching family of 5 entered 5 entry fees and got 5 prizes but logged as one attending.)
  6. I remember checking out Illahee State Park and went back to see way I had dismissed it. Here is the info from the web page. Check out the last sentence. Illahee SP: The park provides three reservable kitchen shelters with electricity and one available first-come, first-served, plus 90 additional unsheltered picnic sites. To reserve kitchen shelters, call the park. Picnic sites are available first-come, first-served. Day-use groups of 20 or more are required to register and pay the applicable fees. Here is Island Lake County Park: Lake access, swimming area, fishing pier, walking trails, picnic areas, picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, community center. Rate for community center - $35.00 per hour or $420.00 per day. It says it has a picnic Shelter. So I'll have to check that out. It's been awhile since we have visited the park. That's why we are asking thoughts on these parks. We would lean more for a park that provides camping sites if there is enought interest in over night camping. If we have to, we'll pitch a canopy and do without electricity for the event. It's been a long cold winter! I am excited about going camping in my little trailer. But with the cost of gas I'll be staying close to my home area. Maybe a long weekend up in the NW part of the state. Lots of caches waiting for us up there and down 101. Then there is the Shelton area... Boy I am getting ahead of myself! I know that the Missoula CM is scheduled for this same weekend. We are assuming that there will be quite a few cachers on the West side of the State that will not be able to make the long treck over to MT. We hope our event will soothe thier woos for not being able to go to the CM.
  7. We have attentively set this years GeoPoker Run 3 for Saturday June 28th. It's still over 4 months away but we can submit it in 6 weeks! The Tribe has been looking for a base site for this years Run. We have used Jarstad Park for the last two and thought it was time to move to another location. We took a day and ran up North. We though that maybe a park with camping would go over good for anyone coming from out of town that want to do some extra caching. Kitsap Memorial State Park: Nice park. The park has one kitchen shelter with electricity and one without, plus four sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. The Caterer's Kitchen shelter has a brick fireplace, cooking tops and barbecue grills and may be reserved. If it isn't reserved we might get it as first-come, first-served. Other facilities are first-come, first-served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity. You can view the Canal from the park and there are trails to the beach. Quite a few camping sites. Salsbury Kitsap County Park: Saltwater beach access, boat launch, fishing pier, restrooms, picnic shelter, playground and picnic areas. Once again we take the chance on someone reserving the shelter. No other covered shelters. This site has a nice lawn and view of the canal. One minor down fall... The bathrooms are in the shelter. So the public would be walking through at times. No camping sites. Port Gamble: The site has a GREAT view of the water. No electricity or water. There are bathrooms a short walk away. It is very tempting but maybe not practical for our event. Manchester State Park: Nice view. One large reservable picnic shelter and two small picnic shelters available first-come, first-served. The reservable shelter is the old brick "torpedo warehouse" If it isn't reserved we might get it as first-come, first-served. Fay Bainbridge State Park: We didn't check this one out yet. The State Park web site doesn't give a map of the camping area. There are two kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 11 sheltered and 80 unsheltered picnic tables. One shelter is available by reservation. It will accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Camping is a first-come, first-served park. No reservations are needed. We have only been there once doing the Thunderbird Track Cache and ate our lunch. Great view of the Sound since the park is at water level. Not sure where the camping sites or shelters are. Will have to take a run up there to look the park over. We would like to get a little input from you. Which location would you vote for? If camping is available, would you be interested in camping over night? If we don't get a base site with electricity & water, what are your thoughts about a cold dish potluck? There could be BBQs available for roasting hot dogs and bugers. Also.... Travis gave us heads up that he was thinking of same weekend for the Missoula Cache Machine. Don't be shy... We want to hear all the Good, Bad and Ugly comments! Happy Caching The Tribe
  8. Ya know what would be cool???? If you had a link for your calendar in your Forum Signature Area
  9. You have got to use the TB # on the upper left corner under the coin name, date, ect...
  10. We have been asked to let everyone know that there can not be any sales of coins or anything else at this event being that the church has a non-profit statis. This does not mean that you can't sell any of your coins. All we ask is that you make any cash transactions off the property. They opened the building to us, so I hope we can honor their one and only request.
  11. There will be an event coin. We know that we are pushing it but we will be keeping our fingers crossed that they get here before the event. Picture will follow soon. This coin will be non-trackable and about the same size as last years. The Tribe is excited at seeing all our caching friends and hope to meet many new ones. *edit at posters request*
  12. In between the drizzle and rain, WE DO HAVE FUN up over here Hey!!! You forgot to mention all the snow we have been getting. Ole Siam loves it when it snows. He gets to play with his snow plow at all hour of the night. But life does come with knocks! That is "Knocking down mail boxes and trash cans!" He tries really hard to be careful, but sometimes it happens. But it is well worth it to most of those that wake up and find the road clear or parking lot of the local store or Post Office clear! OK... Here is the draft of the Event Coin
  13. Are you ready for a day of Geo Bling Bling??? I know that there are a whole lot of addicted geocoin collectors out there. So here is your chance to show off your collection, do some trading and discovering. Here is a link to the GC Coinapalooza '08' page. EVENT: Coinapaloosa '08' and Potluck PLACE: 11070 Old Frontier Rd NW, LDS Church DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2008 TIME: Noon to 4pm???? We found out that this years Coinapaloosa was not going to happen without a little help. So the Tribe came to the rescue. There will be an event coin. We know that we are pushing it but we will be keeping our fingers crossed that they get here before the event. Picture will follow soon. This coin will be non-trackable and about the same size as last years. Anyone interested in the coin can email me at Lummieh@gmail.com. The Tribe is excited at seeing all our caching friends and hope to meet many new ones. <moderator edit: to add these coins will be for trade only, and not for sale. From the event page: "We have been asked to let everyone know that there can not be any sales of coins or anything else at this event being that the church has a non-profit statis.">
  14. We found out that this years Coinapalossa '08' was not going to happen without a little help. So the Tribe came to the rescue. EVENT: Coinapaloosa '08' and Potluck PLACE: 11070 Old Frontier Rd NW, LDS Church DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2008 TIME: Noon to 4pm???? WHAT IS IT?: A place for trading geocoins. It is time to bring all your GeoBling-Bling for fellow GeoCoinaholics to oooooh and aaaaah over. This will be a very casual gathering to mingle with fellow geocoin collectors. If you want to discover a coin, always ask the owner of the coin if you may do so.
  15. We're prepared for you this year, we have a medic this time! Please make sure the kit has many supplies, we want to be ready for him again.
  16. SeabeckTribe

    Montana

    Visit this my Webshot Photo Album of a couple ghost towns in Montana we visited near the town of Philipsburgh. Didn't get any pictures of all the great buildings in Philipsburgh. So we hope to return there and take more time looking around. Now that I GeoCache. I am looking forward to include it with our travels next time. The book "Ghost Towns of the Northwest" by Norman D. Weis is a good book to start with. It covers Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming. Try searching the internet. That is where I started before I got the book. There is a lot of information out there on the web. Good luck and have fun. Lummieh
  17. If you find a coin in a cache that has been activated treat it as a TB. Moving it along from cache to cache. If you find a coin in a cache that is unactivated. Trade for it equally. You then can activated and use it as a TB. Or you can just put it in your collection for everyone to drool over. Or activate it and keep it for your collection so others then can discover it. Welcome to the world of GeoCoins.
  18. I wanted to inform coin collectors that one of our GeoPoker Run 2 coins is listed on the e_ _ _ auction site. The only thing right in the auction title is the name of the coin. I really don't care what a current owner does with our coins after recieving it. But I do not like them being misrepesented! I have contacted the seller and hope that they correct the information. Lummieh aka Ole Woman of the Tribe
  19. Personally my first choice is that the coin should reflect the cacher(s). Thier personal sig item. Secondly if it isn't a personal coin it has to be caching related. There are to many coins that are called geocoins but have nothing to do with the sport of caching. The average round geocoins I have are about 1.5" X 1/8" thick. What ever minter you work with will help you with your design, style and metals. There is usually no extra cost for minting one design of coin in different metals. LE is a small percentage of the coins made. Like 5, 10 or 25 out of a 100 made. If they are trackable and/or with an icon. Then the number of minted coins are usually higher. One last thing... I personally like to trade. The cost of purchasing other geocoins is getting to expensive for me. Good luck
  20. I had not been to the PO in the last two days. The hubby made a trip up that way and brought back a pile of mail. As he dumped it on my desk he said, "There are three packages in the back seat!" Could it be? Three? Oh ya! I have been doing the eBay thing getting stuff for wire wrapping. Took a class a few weeks ago. BUT... Could there be a possibility that maybe one was a Secret Santa package??? Maybe two of them??? I went out and gathered the boxes up and hurried back to my desk. Yep, one was auction stuff. OH GOODIE. The second one was diffently from a Secret Santa. Hmmmmmmm! Was this thrid one a not so Secret Santa or an auction item??? Mission #1 1. Participating: Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name:11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: YES! 4. Santa Arrived:Did it ever!!! Throwing the box with the auction items aside, I turned my attention back to third box. Oh well! No better time to find out as now! Yep!! Both Secret Santa packages in one day! OH MY! WOW...HO WOW... I keep pulling goodie after goodie out. When I thought I was through I found even more! Santa knew that I love purple and must have peaked into my "Seek List". He sent me a Silver & Purple "Keep on Cachin" coin tucked inside a flim canister. Then there was a great looking Trigo coin. Just love those flames. There was a cute little Xmas bag filled with LolliPops, an ornament filled with jelly beans and a Holiday pin. There was a chocolate covered peanut butter tree. It didn't last long after the picture because I had to eat it to keep up my energy level as I was fading fast from all the excitement of all the great things. After a deep breath I continued on. There were two cute antenna balls, a Santa and a red hatted, w/purple star, cow girl. A fabulous little Dream Catcher key ring, snow flake ornament, 2007 yin yang global positioning pin, holiday candle (which I lite right away) and a nice Christmas card. Did I forget anything??? Nope! Thank you... Thank you... Not so Secret Santa. Mission #2 1. Participating:Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name: 11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: Done 4. Santa Arrived:OH YA!!! On to the second Secret Santa box. OK... The outside of the box didn't give this Santa away. Maybe something inside might! Love all the squiggly red & green confetti paper. After peeling off the top layer I find three Xmas boxes. Upon opening each one I had to dig through more squiggly paper, but it was worth it. Each one held a precious coin. A Black Nickel Nscaler, a Gold KevinG68 and a copper Thorny. I started to have that faint feeling again. But low and behold I pull out a red Xmas ornament filled with mini candy bars. Of course first came the picture then the candy went By-By! Now with my energy newly restored I continued on. This Santa read up on my new obsession of rock hounding. For there was a padded envelope with "For the Budding Rockaholic" and a cute hand drawn Christmas tree. Of course I had to do the squeeze thing before opening it. It was fairly heavy and flat. Upon opening it I pulled out a gorgrous agate. Turning over the baggy it was in, I see that Santa gave me a hint of what kind of agate. First I thought it was a Plume Agate aquired from Graveyard Point. I immediately jumped onto the computer and punched in the agates name. I found out that it is a Graveyard Point Plum Agate found in Eastern Oregon. I was sure it wasn't store bought, as it looked ruff cut. I can't wait till I get a stone cutter and polisher. This will be one of the first I polish! I defiantly want to check out the area this agate is found at next year when we go to another GPAA outing in the Burnt River Canyon area. Well... I didn't find anything to help me idenify this Secret Santa. Hmmmmm! Maybe the golly guy or gal is a rockaholic themself? Maybe they live in E. Oregon? I will probably never know! But that isn't a bad thing. It is very exciting opening packages from the unknown and finding great surprizes! Thank You VERY much Secret Santa. To my Secret Santa's
  21. Mission #1 1. Participating: Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name:11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: YES! Finally after 3 days they got the road to the PO open. 4. Santa Arrived Mission #2 1. Participating:Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name: 11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: YES! The road re-opened. 4. Santa Arrived Day 1: Some people just don't get it! What part of ROAD CLOSED did he not understand. A few hours before a school bus got stuck as the road gave out and sank the left rear tires and they closed the road. Day 2 Before the water receded there wasn't much of this Jeep left to view.
  22. Mission #1 1. Participating: Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name:11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: Almost!!! With all the flooding over here, I couldn't get to the PO! Maybe in a day or so. 4. Santa Arrived Mission #2 1. Participating:Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name: 11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete: Almost!!! The road to the PO was closed because of flooding. Maybe I can get to the PO in a day or so to mail it. 4. Santa Arrived I am driving in the left lane because the water on the road was to the top of the hub cap or higher in the right lane. In the right bottom corner you can see the water kicked up my tire. The deck of the bridge for the Seabeck Conference Center is almost covered.
  23. This is my kind of contest! Not questions to answer or research to do. But... This will probably be my only post since I have to run off to a meeting and probably won't be home till after the close of this contest. So I'll give my congratulations to the winner now!
  24. Mission #1 1. Participating: Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name:11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete 4. Santa Arrived Mission #2 1. Participating:Emailed 10/28/07 2. Received Name: 11/18/07 12:34AM 3. Mission Complete 4. Santa Arrived OH Boy! I'm so excited that I can't help but jump for joy over these missions!
  25. Cool idea. The Tribe has released two USA Geocoins, 1st Year Anniversary & 2nd Year Anniversary and getting ready to release our third year coin in January. We will be looking forward to these for future Geo Anniversaries!
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