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  1. I agree!! I find that making (containers and puzzles) is a lot more satisfying that finding. When I used to play hide-and-seek I would always want to be the one to hide, on rooftops and in trees and so on. Around here in NE Iowa there's a not a lot of great back country so I have to make up for the lack of scenery with special containers and puzzles to find them. -it great comments!
  2. I count my first account too, so 803 total, but only 667 are active, to me hiding is a lot more fun then finding.
  3. I love indoor caches and have found probably 10 or so... they are probably my favorites, those are caches in people's yards.
  4. There are a lot of remote unfound or rarely found caches in Utah, but two that come to mind that are very(relatively speaking) close to your hobo2 are : N 39° W 112° http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...cd-282035e0c002 and Lost with a view http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...54-ce379fcdb000
  5. I've had countless police/caching encounters and none have turned out bad, just be honest and all is well, many of those were while hiding caches and many more were while finding, one was me asking them to stop because the box they were about to blow up was my Geocache
  6. LOL, I either do that or just stare at them like THEY are the ones being wierd until they feel uncomfortable and leave.
  7. I agree with that, for a time I tried to delete inappropriate logs, there were a lot of cachers attacking other cachers in logs on my caches, I started a big thing by deleting a lot of logs and made some enemies, I realized afterwards that it's not worth it, it's a GAME, a FUN GAME that I love, and how would I feel if someone was censoring my way of playing? I'd hate it, so why should I do that to someone else? I shouldn't, I've been a lot happier living by the " I play how I want to and I let them do the same " rules. Luckily that's never been an issue where we're from, I've never even heard of it being done.
  8. Shoot, why didn't I see this before? I'd LOVE to be able to adopt a webcam cache...
  9. there was a cache in provo canyon that the lid of the ammo can was messed up and cut a guys hand.... but that 's been fixed, that's the only thing i've heard about that is even close to booby trap, but it's still not..
  10. I think my best is 22 on a friday/saturday... drove all night and day.
  11. come on... go for a 20+ weekend... everybody's doin'it.. just once won't hurt, nothing bad every happens the first time.. you can stop anytime you want to...
  12. I can't stop once I start harry! it stings! (dumb & dumber)
  13. quote:Originally posted by Mr. Snazz:Geocaching will be outlawed, and only outlaws will hunt geocaches! Cache locations will be shared on secret message boards and IRC (yes, it will still be around). Groundspeak will sell some sort of talking shoes.... hehe, sounds like great fun... why wimp out and go virtual?
  14. ~APRS~ http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?ad0or
  15. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=16500
  16. sounds cool! does anyone care if I do it myself in utah?
  17. yeah, the cards are hidden really good, the ideas for hiding spots are amazing, if your in utah and have time you should try it.
  18. This cache ate me alive! I should've learned my lesson not to just take off toward a cache without doing some minor planning. I left Kaysville on Bus 70 and got to the mall at about 7:00. Closest cache was this one, so I started walking, the cache was about three miles away. I walked on highway 193 for a few miles, it was pitch dark, no streetlights, I couldn't even see where I was stepping, but I could feel it, and it was probly about a half inch of sick, wet mud. My shoes got to be about eight pounds each with all that mud sticking to em'. I then realized that I had packed everything I would possibly need except a flashlight. I had no Idea how I was gonna be able to find the cache with absolutely no light, not even the moon. I would occasionally check my heading, and then put my freezing hands back in my pockets. Finally reached a gas station on Fairfield rd. and highway 193, stopped to warm up and call my dad on the cell phone. Five minutes later I was back out in the cold. Walked the rest of the way up 193, then turned into a resedential area, passed a fire station, and kept walking, I was getting close. A corner was coming, and I thought to myself, It's gonna be in there, there's gotta be an entrance to the park in there! The corner came, and was only a coldasac! I knelt down and ripped open my backpack, and pulled out my geocaching folder. With the glow of my palm pilot I was able to read the coordinates to the park entrances and I entered them into the GPS. They were quite a waise away! It was really getting late. I pulled out my cell phone to call my dad again, the screen flickered and died. The batteries were drained flat. I pulled out the ham radio to use the autopatch, but what do you know, with my terrible luck I was barely able to rattle off the first two letters of my callsign before the radio died too! Digging in my backpack for another battery pack, I found a pepsi, but no batteries! I sat back on the curb and downed the pepsi with one go at it. By then I had had it! I wasn't sure what to do, I would have to walk the two and a half miles back to the mall to catch the bus back home! But there was no way I could get there before I froze to death. I threw my backpack over my shoulders and headed back to the gas station. The asian couple was kind enough to let me use their phone, and I convinced my dad to come save me. I sat on the corner for 20 minutes, rocking back in forth to keep from turning into an ice cube. Total travel was 5.68 miles, on foot, with no coat! I'll get this one though, I havn't given up!
  19. I was lucky to make it home alive after this cahe. I got a Vista for Christmas yesterday, and wanted to try it out by grabbing a quick cache. Well thats what I thought it would be. I live on the east side of the freeway, and I for some stupid reason assumed it was on the same side of the freeway as me, I could have found out for sure with the Maps on the GPS, but I was really not thinking straight today. So I started my walk, I'm fourteen so I cant drive! It was freezing cold! After walking about a mile and a half, I reached the freeway, and realized it was on the other side, so I had to walk another 3/4's of a mile to get to an overpass. I got over on the west side of the freeway, and found a small dirt road heading toward the cache. Then I ran into a steep little gulley with train tracks in the middle. I slid down, ran over the tracks, and up the other side of the gulley, and ran face to face with a chain link fence. I managed to crawl over it with only a deep gash between my fingers from a spike at the top. I got over and headed toward the cache. Finally found it. But then I had to get back, which was worse. I walked aside the freeway for a while, then decided I was gonna have to cross the gulley again. I got down one side of it ok. But I tried climbing up the other side, but couldn't! It was too steep and I just slipped every time I tried to get out. So I was trapped between a freeway, and a stupid hill I couldn't climb. I thought I was gonna die.
  20. this cache is like that....GC473C it's really fun. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=18236
  21. Out here in Utah we have alot of Geocaching games, (Games to keep you cachin' when you have found all of the caches) I was wondering what games you guys have in other states. http://www.utahgeocachers.com/cachegames.html
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