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Oldest And Or Most Visited Cache?


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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the most visited cache is somewhere in CA in one of those really dense 100 mile circles we keep hearing about, and is a simple guardrail magkey, or a Wally World lamppost. :ph34r:

 

Simple laws of density-if there's a lot of caches there, then there must be a lot of cachers there too. :lol: The easy ones always get more traffic, sadly. :ph34r:

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All geocaches listed on the discussion board or Mike Teague's website were converted over when Geocaching.com came online in September 2000. Jeremy did not assign waypoint ID's/cache numbers sequentially, however, to this initial batch of caches. Rather, they were added to the database country-by-country, state-by-state, beginning with his home state of Washington. So the waypoint is only a valid indicator of cache age from and after September 2000.

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A search by state will list the newest caches in each state first, and the oldest last.

Since you are in Mass. you could look here

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?state_id=22

Hmmm, the oldest one listed for your state has the date it was placed listed incorrectly as a joke

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...&log=y&decrypt=

this one is the oldest one

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...&log=y&decrypt=

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GC8

 

Looking this up was like opening up an archive, pretty cool. If I ever take a trip to WA to log the Project Ape cache, i'll pay a visit to this cache.

That was so cool to visit! It's still the original container, and has the originall logbook in it. :( It was like going on a geocaching pilgrimage. Aaaahhh... :(

 

After superficially checking, Mountain Marsh seems to be the 6th oldest active cache in the U.S. not counting one letterbox from the 90's, which was before sattelites were even available.

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I lived about 80 miles east of the Mingo cache when I started caching early this year. It is in an area where no one would go except highway workers and there isn't a lot of maintenance that is done or needed on the high plains. It is an area that is devoid of anything interesting whatsoever (ok, that goes for much of W Kansas/E Colorado). However, being's that it is the oldest active cache it is a neat feather in the cap for anyone who has gotten it. I'm amazed that of all the places where early caches could have been, how one ended up not only in Kansas, but in this part of the state. KC/Wichita/Topeka areas I could see, but out in Mingo you are over 3 hours drive from the nearest town of over 20,000 people. Even today it is still an area relatively devoid of caches.

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However if you have a WIFI card in your laptop you can actually log your Mingo find right from the cache site. I was waiting for ClayJar on his Alaska quest there and he was running an hour behind. Since I needed something to do I thought I would work on my website. Imagine my surprise when my wireless icon showed that I was connected to network. Seems a farmer has his sprinkler system "wired"

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GC8

 

After superficially checking, Mountain Marsh seems to be the 6th oldest active cache in the U.S. not counting one letterbox from the 90's, which was before sattelites were even available.

 

Incidentally, the 5th oldest (placed 2 days before Mountain Marsh), is here in western NY.

 

The Spot....Its in the heart of NY wine country...Well worth the visit.

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