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I went out caching today and picked up another 38 Spirit Quest finds. That brings my total to 471.

 

I want to thank SixDogTeam all the people that have hidden the Spirit Quest series. I have really enjoyed finding them. I like to search for all kinds of caches. Sometimes I like to go hiking and find caches in the woods or mountains, other times, I like scenery caches or historical caches, etc. It all depends on my mood, the weather, who I am with or by myself.

 

I found the Spirit Quest series to be relaxing for me. If I have been working hard or under stress for various reasons, I like to get away by myself and find some ISQ caches. I get in my pickup, crank up the music and hit a group of ISQ caches. I can cache at the speed I want, stop to eat when I want, take a break when I want. I usually don't have to worry about muggles with the ISQ caches. Looking for ISQ caches is a great way for me to get away by myself and just enjoy a weekend of caching and forget about the rest of the world.

 

While caching today, I thought back on some of the more memorable moments looking for ISQ caches. I will never forget walking up to one near a bird house in a cemetery. I walked up and touch the bird house and a bird flew out and hit me in the face. It about scared the stuffin's out of me. When you are in a cemetery by yourself, you go expect to get hit in the face.

 

The ISQ caches has taken me to a lot of really nice old cemeteries. Many of them are family cemeteries. I can't help but think about the family history that is there. I wonder if the history is similar to my family's history, can they trace the family history back to their ancestors in Europe? What was their lives like?

 

I also notice names on the stones. I remember visiting one cemetery that the names on the stones took me back a little. I saw a stone with my father-in-laws name on it. OK, he has a common name. It is not surprising to see it. But right next to it was another stone with my wife's cousin's name on it. This is getting a little more strange. Then, right next to it was my father-in-law's brother-in-law. This is getting to be more than coincidence with three stones in a row with family members names on them. I took a picture to show my family. Would you believe the lens on the camera was fogged up and you could not see the names on the stones. Spooky!

 

My sense of humor causes me to laugh at some of the names that I have seen. I remember Bill Dollar. Think about it if you list last name first. I saw a stone today with the first name of Ima. I turned around and saw another stone with the last name of Fluke. What if they had married, she would be Ima Fluke. And then there was Inca Hoots. Don't read it, say it.... In cahoots.

 

Personal Spirit Quest stats

Found Spirit Quest caches hidden by 28 different cachers

I found 242 Spirit Quest caches hidden by SixDogTeam

Most finds in 1 day - 70

There were only 29 Spirit Quest caches hidden the day I found my first ISQ. I found all 29 that weekend. I had no idea that it would grow to the level it has. I am sure SixDog did not expect this either.

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I remember one cemetery we went to, it had a Smoker's section! Must of had a dozen or more stones with the last name of Smoker. I thought it would make a great add for the Cancer Society :mad:

 

(Before anyone gets mad about this post, I am a Smoker myself, I just thought it was pretty funny seeing this section.)

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Out of all the 100+ ISQ's I've done so far one is dedicated to my grandmothers family. Two other cache locations are within 30 feet of the grave site's of my relatives. And not some distant relatives either. One's I've actually have met. Amazing what this series has brought to me and others.

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I was honored to have the Shadow and his team bestow upon me the responsibility of the OSQ (Ohio Spirit Quest). After finding lots of ISQ caches, I can easily say the Spirit Quest series, no matter what state, are my most meaningful. It's amazing to see just where you can find cemeteries, long since forgotten. Those places top my list of caches.

 

I'd have to GSAK my ISQ finds to let you know how many total, and by whom. But I can tell you that I was part of a (6) person crew that found 111 in one day. That was a hoot.

 

TMA

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We still need more data here. Anyone with over 100 ISQ finds, let us know, or you lose out!

 

Time is running out on this!!!

 

ISQ/OSQ/MSQ FINDS updating

 

JPlus14...................471

 

Doobies..................365

dougsmiley..............322

 

Woverine Warriors...279

Che K.....................274

Buddaman...............267

IndyMagicMan..........244

Daggy.....................239

GoPhast..................233

Deermark...............229

Team Tigger............213

501 Gang.................210

 

The Moop Along........189

Random Find...........134

Team Shydog..........129

S Keillan.................112

jtbrady01................118

Fisherfinders........... 103

 

Car 54......................91

Floating Spots............79

SixDogTeam.............76

lakedawgs................65

Cybret......................55

Jenischemni...............51

Mintaka.....................53

Earthdog Patrick........29

Solarwib...................26

Wheel Dog................15

AndrewRJ.....................6

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I was curious so I went back and counted. I have 64 ISQ finds.

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I was curious so I went back and counted. I have 64 ISQ finds.

 

Hey Joypa, I just saw you on Channel 18 news. :D

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I was curious so I went back and counted. I have 64 ISQ finds.

 

Hey Joypa, I just saw you on Channel 18 news. :D

 

 

Joypa's alive and on televised news? Golly!

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Didn't know we were supposed to keep track of how many of these we've done already, but we counted them up and have 154 ISQ finds, and 1 shared placement with SixDogTeam!

 

Still have a long way to go!

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We still need more data here. Anyone with over 100 ISQ finds, let us know, or you lose out!

 

Time is running out on this!!!

 

ISQ/OSQ/MSQ FINDS updating

 

JPlus14...................471

 

Doobies..................365

dougsmiley..............322

 

Woverine Warriors...279

Che K.....................274

Buddaman...............271

IndyMagicMan..........244

Daggy.....................239

GoPhast..................233

Deermark...............229

Team Tigger............213

501 Gang.................210

 

The Moop Along........189

Are_we_there_yet?...154

Random Find...........141

Team Shydog..........129

S Keillan.................112

jtbrady01................118

Fisherfinders........... 103

 

Car 54......................91

Floating Spots............79

SixDogTeam.............76

lakedawgs................65

Joypa.......................64

Cybret......................55

Jenischemni...............54

Mintaka.....................53

Polaris20...................47

Earthdog Patrick........29

Solarwib...................26

Wheel Dog................15

AndrewRJ.....................6

 

:lol:

Edited by SixDogTeam

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I was curious so I went back and counted. I have 64 ISQ finds.

 

Hey Joypa, I just saw you on Channel 18 news. :lol:

 

How about that. I spent my fifteen minutes of fame on a 15 second news clip about the smoking ban. Darn.

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Our records indicate the following stats on ISQ hiders for the first Caches 1-500:

 

1. SixDogTeam....................197

2. Rupert2............................82

3. The Shadow......................45

4. Team Itchy & Scratchy.....19

5. Los Xile.............................15

6T Prairie Partners.................12

6T 501 Gang..........................12

6T Doug Smiley.....................12

9T Kodiak Kid........................11

9T bbSurveyors.....................11

11. Doobies............................10

12. Williams FamGC..................9

13. Wishbone 86.......................8

14T Team Shydog.....................7

14T KrisNJoe............................7

14T Bean Blossum Gang............7

17T Che K................................5

17T BikiniBottomFeeders...........5

19T Lord Elwood.......................4

19T Mystery Dog......................4

19T Dover Duo.........................4

22. Awsome Ev........................3

23T TeamGCHound...................2

23T Donsdi...............................2

23T Team Tigger International...2

26. Joypa................................1

27. Torry................................1

 

Any corrections, post them :) here....

Edited by INDIANA SPIRIT QUEST

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ISQ Hiders, Cache #501-616:

 

jcurtis55......................26

SixDogTeam................21

Doug Smiley................10

Team Itchy & Scratchy...9

501 Gang......................5

Donsdi..........................5

InFarmFamily................5

The Shadow..................4

Team Lost in the Woods.4

Team Tigger Int'l...........4

Cowboy........................3

ClayC...........................2

Rupert2.........................2

Nursenine.....................1

Doobies........................1

S. Keillan......................1

Awsome Ev...................1

Car 54..........................1

Are_we_there_yet?........1

ICQ Cache Crew............1

KrisNJoe........................1

Lord Elwood...................1

Indigo-GEO....................1

JeniSchmeni...................1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We still need more data here. Anyone with over 100 ISQ finds, let us know, or you lose out!

 

Time is running out on this!!!

 

ISQ/OSQ/MSQ FINDS updating

 

JPlus14...................471

 

Doobies..................365

dougsmiley..............322

 

Woverine Warriors...284

Che K.....................274

Buddaman...............271

IndyMagicMan..........244

Bluegillfisherman......242

Daggy.....................239

GoPhast..................233

Deermark...............229

Team Tigger............213

501 Gang.................210

 

The Moop Along........189

Are_we_there_yet?...154

Random Find...........147

Team Shydog..........129

S Keillan.................112

jtbrady01................121

Fisherfinders........... 103

 

Car 54......................91

Floating Spots............79

SixDogTeam.............76

lakedawgs................65

Joypa.......................64

Cybret......................55

Jenischemni...............54

Mintaka.....................53

Polaris20...................47

Earthdog Patrick........29

Solarwib...................26

Wheel Dog................15

AndrewRJ.....................6

:);):)

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ISQ Hiders, Cache #501-616:

 

jcurtis55......................26

SixDogTeam................21

Doug Smiley................10

Team Itchy & Scratchy...9

501 Gang......................5

Donsdi..........................5

InFarmFamily................5

The Shadow..................4

Team Lost in the Woods.4

Team Tigger Int'l...........4

Cowboy........................3

ClayC...........................2

Rupert2.........................2

Nursenine.....................1

Doobies........................1

S. Keillan......................1

Awsome Ev...................1

Car 54..........................1

Are_we_there_yet?........1

ICQ Cache Crew............1

KrisNJoe........................1

Lord Elwood...................1

Indigo-GEO....................1

JeniSchmeni...................1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You forgot one very special little doggies has hidden about 4 ISQ's herself !!!! Where is mention of Patricks friend ~Mystery Dog~ !!!! ?????

 

Star

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[quote name='Team Tigger International' date='May 16 2008, 03:51 AM' post='3475034'

 

 

You forgot one very special little doggies has hidden about 4 ISQ's herself !!!! Where is mention of Patricks friend ~Mystery Dog~ !!!! ?????

 

Star

 

Actually we didn't forget Mystery Dog. She is on the #1-500 list, posted above.

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Looks like 70 for me although I get a slight different count each time ;(

Edited by gunpowder

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Well I did the good a motherly thing and went through and counted Ali Kat's Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Spirit Quest finds.....which is a little more time consuming with her not being a Premium Member.

 

I came up with 39 ISQs, 13 MSQs, and 14 OSQs for a grand total of 66 for Ali Kat (which would be considerably more if I logged her for all the ISQs we found when she was first born and slept through the finds :D )

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From the General Topics current Cemetery thread:

 

Totem Clan

post Yesterday, 04:45 AM

Post #30

 

Lead the Way!

 

Group: Premium Members

Posts: 1,319

Joined: 13-March 06

From: Grand Forks AFB, ND

 

 

 

This is a little off topic but I just wanted to say thank you to the folks that put together the Indiana Spirit Quest.

 

Thanks to their help this weekend North Dakota will join the SQ ranks. NDSQ #1-#4 should be in place and ready to find sometime this weekend. smile.gif

 

Cemetery caches can be some of the best caches if they are done correctly. Thank you SixDogTeam and the rest of the ISQ hiders for showing us that.

 

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Manhood is in a man's heart and in his courage and in his protection of those weaker than himself. - ATMouse

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The World's always been kinda messed up, it was messed up before I was born, it was messed up during the time that I lived and it will probably be messed up after I'm gone. That doesn't mean you don't try the best that you can and make this a better world.

 

:P

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NDSQ #1-3 are setting on the reviewers desk waiting for the go ahead. :P I'll post a link when they are active. :D

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Those are some nice looking cache pages, Totem Clan. Those country churches are beautiful!

 

Mrs. Car54

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Now if someone could start a bookmark list for the NDSQ, I'll add that to the ISQ bookmark lists description. At least I have a couple of edits to make anyway. The pages look good so far.

 

BTW, I'm up to 116 finds according to my personal bookmark list.

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jtbrady01................121 + 10 = 131 for now.

 

Can I add in all the ticks I've collected this year so far? They've been real nasty. Deet isn't cutting it.

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GoPhast and the Mrs. were able to get out to DeKalb and Steuben Counties, on Memorial Day.

 

No kids, no dog, just us... It was great!

 

We found 25 caches, 11 of which were ISQs. :angry:

 

So, GoPhast..................233 + 11 = 244

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jtbrady01................121 + 10 = 131 for now.

 

Can I add in all the ticks I've collected this year so far? They've been real nasty. Deet isn't cutting it.

 

+3 = 134

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An interesting Log Notification we received this morning, which we are happy to share:

 

This is an automated message from Geocaching

 

You are receiving this email because you are the owner of this listing.

 

Location: Indiana, United States

Cindypray posted a note for Indiana Spirit Quest #423: Another Cyclone (Traditional Cache) at 6/4/2008

 

Log Date: 6/4/2008

So, I'm standing there thinking about my options, and I see a minivan drive past very slowly. I'm still standing there thinking and pondering when the minivan arrived again and parked. The gentleman said he was a Lee and he was 81 years old. He asked who I was looking for since I'm from Michigan and he found it odd for me to be in his neighborhood. I said I was driving by & saw this neat spot and decided to read the stones.

 

He then told me who lived in all the surrounding farms, and then he started telling me about his friends in the cemetary. He said he used to mow this cemetary with a push mover for $50. He then said that the only grave he ever dug was for "trout" over there and he got $10. Then on the way back to the car he pointed to lacy Green, and smiled. I knew Lacy Green as far back as I can remember.

 

Well, I didn't qualify for a gc.com smiley...I never found the cache, but i sure enjoyed the treasure.

 

Visit this log entry at the below address:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LU...a2-b53677108a17

 

Visit Indiana Spirit Quest #423: Another Cyclone

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...89-66752b0bb461

 

Profile for Cindypray:

http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28...93-afe90f321207

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An interesting Log Notification we received this morning, which we are happy to share:

 

This is an automated message from Geocaching

 

You are receiving this email because you are the owner of this listing.

 

Location: Indiana, United States

Cindypray posted a note for Indiana Spirit Quest #423: Another Cyclone (Traditional Cache) at 6/4/2008

 

Log Date: 6/4/2008

So, I'm standing there thinking about my options, and I see a minivan drive past very slowly. I'm still standing there thinking and pondering when the minivan arrived again and parked. The gentleman said he was a Lee and he was 81 years old. He asked who I was looking for since I'm from Michigan and he found it odd for me to be in his neighborhood. I said I was driving by & saw this neat spot and decided to read the stones.

 

He then told me who lived in all the surrounding farms, and then he started telling me about his friends in the cemetary. He said he used to mow this cemetary with a push mover for $50. He then said that the only grave he ever dug was for "trout" over there and he got $10. Then on the way back to the car he pointed to lacy Green, and smiled. I knew Lacy Green as far back as I can remember.

 

Well, I didn't qualify for a gc.com smiley...I never found the cache, but i sure enjoyed the treasure.

 

Visit this log entry at the below address:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LU...a2-b53677108a17

 

Visit Indiana Spirit Quest #423: Another Cyclone

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...89-66752b0bb461

 

Profile for Cindypray:

http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=28...93-afe90f321207

:rolleyes:

That would be a great day of caching in my book.

 

Thanks for sharing that.

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ISQ/OSQ/MSQ/SDSQ/MNSQ FINDS updating

 

JPlus14...................471

 

Doobies..................365

dougsmiley..............322

 

Woverine Warriors...289

Che K.....................274

Buddaman...............271

IndyMagicMan..........244

Bluegillfisherman......242

Daggy.....................239

GoPhast..................244

Deermark...............229

Team Tigger............216

501 Gang.................210

 

The Moop Along........189

Are_we_there_yet?...154

Random Find...........147

Team Shydog..........129

S Keillan.................116

jtbrady01................134

Fisherfinders........... 103

 

Car 54......................91

Floating Spots............79

SixDogTeam.............76

Ali Kat......................71

Gunpowder...............70

lakedawgs................67

Joypa.......................64

Cybret......................55

Jenischemni...............54

Mintaka.....................53

Polaris20...................51

Earthdog Patrick........29

Solarwib...................26

Wheel Dog................15

AndrewRJ.....................6

:mad::o:):(:):)

 

EVERYBODY WITH OVER 200 FINDS IS ALREADY A WINNER!!!

SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE NOT ON THE LIST!!

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Hey, take a look at this cache by King Boreas, the Number One Hider in the World!!!

 

OH MY!!!

 

:):):)

 

We be in the big leagues now boys... :)

Before long we might need our own icon. :(;)

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