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Tall Rice

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  1. A friend (and fellow cacher) taught me early on (read this as my first cache) the importance of carrying a "walking stick" and the use of said stick in searching in areas where snakes, spiders, etc might be hiding. The stick I use is a cheapy telescoping one so I can fold it up when not using it. My caching buddy is very fond of wearing gloves when actually going after these caches after a thorough sweep with a walking stick. YMMV, but so far it's worked for us.
  2. Mine's like that except it starts: "Caching through the snow...
  3. 3 stage cache had me WAY out there. Right as I open the cache my batteries in my GPSr die. Fortunately I found batteries in the cache that allowed me to find my way back to my car!
  4. You're coming into a great time of year to cache in Iowa...the bugs (until it hit 90 yesterday) were on the decline and the leaves (around here) are turning nicely.
  5. I'm not sure where you're originally from but when my BW and I went to the Bridges we were suprised at the amount of driving involved in getting to them. This was, of course, before arsonists destroyed two of them.
  6. I just finished a cache where the headstones were part of a clue, but the actual cache was outside of the cemtery. I thought this was excellent as I was able to learn about the community and with the cache outside the gates not disturb anything on the grounds.
  7. While searching out a micro recently I heard the clatter of a couple youngsters on bicycles. I just pressed up against the tree I was near and stayed still. The lads (who had they have seen me would surely have stopped) roared right on by. They were literally within arms reach when they passed. On an urban cache by a mailbox I had to duck under my car. An elderly couple pulled up to drop a couple items off in the mailbox. I'm pretty sure he didn't see me, but I'm not so sure about his wife. * edited to fix a typo *
  8. Lost my work pager on a lunch time cache. At least I *think* I lost it out there. Multi stage cache with bushwhacking over some really hilly terrain and waist high grasses. Looked around for it but this would be like finding a needle in a hay stack. Naturally the pager is on "silent" mode. The really weird part is, the holster went AWOL too.
  9. So far they are one of my favorites. I wish I knew of an easy way to filter my results to find more.
  10. We're competing. We cache together and it's great and we cache apart and that's fun too. "Honey you wouldn't believe the cache I was on today..."
  11. I've heard the term...used the term...and generally wouldn't find it offensive. I confess I did pre-emptively edit one of my logs. I typed in some background info and thought (after I hit the enter key) that not everyone would appreciate what I was trying to say.
  12. Welcome to the addiction that is paperless caching
  13. I guess I'm not much of a lurker anymore. Co-worker got me interested and I've then passed this on to my wife...who has passed it on to three friends, her sister... When I'm out I find myself saying "I never knew this was here!" alot. So coupled with the challenge of the hunt I think I enjoy the chance to be out in new areas a lot.
  14. I'm not much for posting personal info on web pages, but I can tell you that I remember watching Star Trek...in it's original release - on TV.
  15. FWIW, I've seen CD's in caches and I avoid them like the plague. They just don't interest me in the slightest.
  16. The thrill of the hunt is in the chase. The chase for me starts when I download the cords for the cache in my GPSr. I enjoy troubleshooting and problem solving. Parking cords to me are a buzzkill. If I DNF because I can't figure out where to park it just adds to the flavor of the cache - and will make me want to go back. It also makes me want to bring others into the game so I can enjoy that "aha!" moment with them when we go after that cache. Please don't give away more than you absolutely have to when posting your caches and this includes parking cords. just my $0.02
  17. I'm still new enough I check. I'm troubled by a TB that I placed in a cache that was (prior to my getting there) getting hit pretty regularly. Now only 1 person has been there in the 3 weeks since I left the TB. I can't really get to the TB since it's 150 miles away.
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