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  1. nolefan9399 gets my vote!
  2. Log your DNF. Its possible that the people who looked before you haven't had a chance to log their attempt yet (or they may not intend to log it.)
  3. We've had the occasional snake encounter, quite a few deer, turtles, tortoises, armadillos, raccoons, eagles, hawks, vultures, about a dozen turkey (all at one time), mosquitos larger than some birds, a large warthog (with a huge set of tusks), and lots of alligators. The last armadillo was rather funny - we came around a bend in the trail, and there he was about 5 feet in front of us. We watched him digging around for a good 90 seconds before he realized we were there, then let out a little squeak and ran into the palmetto. I had a fascinating gator encounter back during the summer. While caching with a friend, we spotted one alligator that had killed another gator and was getting ready to eat it. The dead one is upside down in the photo.
  4. You can also try http://www.atlasquest.com/ No zip code lookup, but you can at least search by city and state right off the main page. It seems to be fairly popular among letterboxers.
  5. Very nice logo! Can't wait for Memorial Day to get here now.
  6. A muggle is a person who isn't a geocacher, often times used to refer to non-cachers at a cache site - 'All the muggles in the area prevented me from doing an in depth search, so I wasn't able to find the cache.' Its based on the same term used in the Harry Potter books and movies, but in that case refers to a person who is not a wizard.
  7. Aliens have become quite involved in caching around Jacksonville, FL. Alien Listening Post Area 51 Series Land of the Lost - Adventures in Alien Abduction The Mothership Connection The Stasis Field X File #13523120488 are all examples of the crazy activity going on around here. It can be dangerous to cache without aluminum foil on your head in these parts.
  8. I went with the rubber stamp method for mine a while back. Two stamps shipped to me was about $14, and I just stamp them onto the wooden nickel blanks. When my wife and I each take a stamp, we have a ziploc full of them ready to go into caches in just a few minutes.
  9. I'm having the same problem this morning. None coming through.
  10. I had a 'great' idea for a TB, but had to get rid of the object... My wife and I have a Yorkshire Terrier, and her tongue is constantly in motion. Until recently that is. If she wasn't trying to lick your face, she was licking the floor, sometimes even the couch cushions. It turned out that she'd eaten a lot of hair in the process of all that licking. She had to have surgery to have a 1.7 pound hairball removed from her stomach (she only weighed 9.9 pounds prior to surgery.) The vet stuck it in a bag and sent it home with us; the hairball was bigger than the dog's head... We (I) wanted to make the monstrosity into a TB, but after sitting on the counter a few days, we realized we had a problem - it stunk! It was in a ziploc, inside another ziploc, which was in a larger plastic bag. Despite all that plastic, you could still smell it. Something that's been forming in a dog's stomach for several years is going to stink, and stink bad. We figured that the smell would probably make any cache it was in smell horrible, and risk attracting animals to the container. Perhaps we'll attach a picture of the hairball to a TB tag...
  11. I had a micro in a stump in a small park. About a month after it was hidden, the stump was turned into mulch, courtesy of a stump grinder. The last people hunting the cache found chunks of plastic amid the wood...
  12. Dang! I know which clock that is, though I can't think of which numbers are missing. I'll post your request on nefga.com; we have several regulars there that live in St. Augustine.
  13. Mine does it whenever I try to search by coords. It wasn't having any problems a couple of weeks ago though...
  14. Those work good for a while, but will need to be replaced. We used those on a long multicache through a swampy area in Florida. After a year or so, the labels that hadn't turned black from the heat had started to grow algae and fungus on them (or just fell off the objects they were mounted on.) We've since switched to metal washers, colored black with a permanent marker, and the coords engraved with a handheld engraver (the black makes them much more readable.)
  15. While not devoted specifically to BookCrossing books, there are other caches with specific instructions to only trade a book for a book. Just think - an ammo can in the woods filled with nothing but books others have read. I found one that had ziploc bags devoted to certain genres (one for mysteries, one for romance novels, one for kids books, etc - a total of nine categories if I remember correctly.)
  16. I usually use the micro log sheets from the Texas Geocaching Association. Look under Tools, then Documents and Files.
  17. Bought it, read it, loved it. It made me think about issues with this subject I'd never thought of before. It also made me look at ammo cans in a different light (there are actually toilet seats that fit on the rim...)
  18. Tying the name into something in the area its hidden in works well. For example, my very first cache was hidden down a trail that had a small pavilion at the beginning. It was named 'Pavilion Trail'. I have another one hidden near a river bank named 'A River Runs By It' Aluding to the container also works. '_______ Micro' might work for the hide-a-key. If you hide the PB jar near some mushrooms, it could be 'Peanut Butter and Fungus Sandwich'. Just take a magic marker with you if you're going to write the name of the cache on the container, and see what hits you when you decide on a hiding spot.
  19. You may want to head over to NEFGA's website, the online home of the Northeast Florida Geocacher's Association. You might get too many suggestions to even attempt to visit, but you will find some good ones. If you're into letterboxing, try my letterbox hybrid Ringhaver Park Letterbox. Its a nice walk on paved walkways, and you'll get to see several different types of forest found in Florida. You might see a gator, though there aren't any infestation problems in that area (the water will be cold then, so they'd be really sluggish.) And as the Good Doctor mentioned, The Federation Must Pay is a must do. Just be prepared to feel absolutely silly.
  20. Thanks! It looks like that one may be within walking distance of our hotel.
  21. I'm planning a trip up to the Charleston area in a couple of weeks, and wanted to see if area cachers had any recommendations for must-do caches. We probably won't have our usual long-hike equipment with us, so urban and city park type caches would be preferred. I know there are quite a few virtuals (those are fine with us), but we'd also like to hit a few regular size caches if possible, as we picked up a few TBs recently that we'd like to drop off. Tips on good letterboxes in the area are also welcome - my fiancee and I are both active letterboxers in our area, and would like to get some out of state finds. Advice on good places to eat would also be appreciated.
  22. Mosquitoes can still be a problem here, but what would expect when wandering in a swamp? There's not quite so many of them though, so that's a plus. Not dripping with sweat two minutes after starting on the trail is also nice. Passing out from a heat stroke is generally not a good thing...
  23. Check out this thread on area styles. The guy who originated the thread lives a few miles from me, so everyone around here has had to quickly learn a lot of styles to understand his clues.
  24. June 21, 2003 - First meeting of the Northeast Florida Geocachers Association (NEFGA). More info at GCG648
  25. That one is still one of my favorite logs of all time. It gave me the creeps just reading it the first time, and it still does. I did hear a lot of spooky noises while looking for a cache at a cemetery near me. I kept hearing something that sounded like someone walking up behind me; everytime I turned around though, there was no one in sight. Fortunately it was during the day time - had that happened at night I'd probably have left skidmarks on the road from peeling out in my car. The Wind Powered Pirates, Chef Will, and the federation teamed up to create Dark Side of the Moon a while back. Its a nighttime-only cache with reports of Florida's Skunk Ape roaming the area, waiting to prey on unsuspecting cachers. I was really hoping for a sighting while hunting for it, but didn't have any luck.
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