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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

 

Can I just send you to one that I have been to, even though it wasn't local?

If I were to recommend one, it would be this one http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...f0-40aae89fce4a

Do it at Sunrise with a bike ride back down. If you did the bike ride, do the non-chaperoned one. Ride at your own pace and check out the scenery along the way.

 

Locally, I haven't seen enough to pick a great one.

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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

 

I am new to this, having found only 11 so far, but if I had to send you to a local cache it would be Mashed or Boiled? This cache is in an incredibly popular area on the waterfront in downtown Buffalo, only 1.5 miles from my house, and yet the monument that it is named after is something I never knew was there! I went for a bike ride to the waterfront this past Friday to look for it. Great views, a band playing in the distance, no muggles, and a chance to discover an area I never knew was there.

 

Finding local places I have never been to and experiencing new things is what I am coming to love about geocaching.

 

Joe

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The Llano Del Rio Geocache

 

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A brief intro to the history lesson.

 

Llano Del Rio was a socialist colony located in Antelope Valley, California. It was founded in the year 1914 by Job Harriman. Although it was established as a corporation it was intended to adhere to the principles of socialism. Each member owned equal stock in the company, and all were paid a wage of four dollars a day. The colony was abandoned in 1917.

 

At the colony’s peak, cultivation reached nearly 2000 acres. Several miles of canals, ditches, and pipelines were used to convey the live-giving waters of Big Rock Creek. The founders were confident Big Rock Creek would unfailingly provide the water needed to alter this parched land into a self sufficient agricultural and commercial oasis.

 

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If you're around Eglin AFB in NW Florida, one of our favorites is Hider in a Provider. You'd need a range pass to be on the property (easily acquired), but it's worth it... this one is hidden in a plane that crashed 40 or so years ago. It's our go-to cache whenever we introduce noobs to caching, and my kids never tire of climbing on and in the wreckage.

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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

 

Can I just send you to one that I have been to, even though it wasn't local?

If I were to recommend one, it would be this one http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...f0-40aae89fce4a

Do it at Sunrise with a bike ride back down. If you did the bike ride, do the non-chaperoned one. Ride at your own pace and check out the scenery along the way.

 

Locally, I haven't seen enough to pick a great one.

 

For the description my first guess what that it was a cache at the top of road that overlooks Waimea Canyon in Kauai. At least I got the state right.

 

I could also suggest a cache that I found, but isn't local (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe).

 

It might be "cheating" a bit but I was suggest "Ithaca is Gorge-eous" (GC1NTJ6)

 

It's a challenge cache that requires you to find at least one cache in nine different local gorges from a collection of 20 qualifying caches. It's doable in a single day but I wouldn't recommend it as I would want to spend a bit of time in each gorge. It's a 4.5/4.5 rated cache and you'll encounter some spectacular scenery when meeting the requirements as well as at the finale.

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I can't give you only one!

 

One of my favorite multis is by a secret little group called Midnight Riders who place the most amazing and difficult caches. This one is called Nightowl's Midnight Ride (they name their caches after local cachers) and it's a very evil 9-stage multi that is totally addicting. It took my mom and I a few weeks to get it all done but it was a great accomplishment.

 

Another shorter 4-stage multi in a great nature center is Hook, Line, and Sinker. Very tricky and a beautiful hike. I go there several times a week now as a result of going there to seek this cache.

 

Finally, another single stage by Midnight Riders called Evil at its best. It truly is rather evil but wonderful (yeah, I have a little cacher crush on the Riders LOL, but well deserved. They rock).

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Only one, huh? I'd say Multiple Gators GC116JX by Postpile.

 

Why? because of the beauty of the river, the rich and wonderful wildlife, the semi-tropical feel of the area (this is code for DEET or DIE, by the way ;-)

 

The paddling is easy, non-technical flat water, and it's simple to set up a traverse so you only have to paddle downstream. The hides are a bit of a challenge, enough to be fun, without getting into seriously annoying, you're going to find them.

 

And people, especially out of state visitors, want to see alligators while they're here, on this trip, you will. It really is Multiple Gators.

 

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I can't give you only one!

 

One of my favorite multis is by a secret little group called Midnight Riders who place the most amazing and difficult caches. This one is called Nightowl's Midnight Ride (they name their caches after local cachers) and it's a very evil 9-stage multi that is totally addicting. It took my mom and I a few weeks to get it all done but it was a great accomplishment.

 

Another shorter 4-stage multi in a great nature center is Hook, Line, and Sinker. Very tricky and a beautiful hike. I go there several times a week now as a result of going there to seek this cache.

 

Finally, another single stage by Midnight Riders called Evil at its best. It truly is rather evil but wonderful (yeah, I have a little cacher crush on the Riders LOL, but well deserved. They rock).

I'm local to you and haven't done any of those. I'll have to keep them in mind. That first one sounds great.

 

Close to home, I might have to recommend a virtual, M Cubed Museum.

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Here's one that blew me away from the sheer stunning beauty at the cache site. From the logs:

 

"Don't do this cache alone!

 

Having said that, this cache is awesome! What a phenominal view! What a phenominal hike to the cache! I've always wondered where this famous bridge is, and have even driven over it. Now I've seen something other than the bridge deck.

 

This cache has inspired me to establish another bookmark list: "rohrerboy's Top 10". This one will be there."

 

Bixby Bridge Cache

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GCZZZZ (if you like puzzles)

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

 

You have to solve 17 interesting puzzles from 17 different cachers to get all the pieces to the final.

It is a multi that takes you through Wharton State forest in plenty of good spots with a map in the beginning.

The puzzles are spread out from MD to NY. The CO is a very dedicated cacher who has a extremely adventurous spirit and will help out if needed.

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If your ever in New Orleans you have to find View Carre. It includes a free tour of a roof top over looking the French Quarter.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...40-a9adb6a50ba8

 

Of all the caches in this thread, this is the only one that I've visited. It is clearly one of the great caches and ought not be missed.

 

I can't recommend one near my home ... there are simply too many along the coast in Santa Monica / Venice Beach / Marina Del Rey, California. Sorry.

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I can only pick one? :D

(sigh...)

Etch-o-Sketch

3+ miles of bushwhacking, at night, in a swamp literally infested with gators, venomous snakes, wild hogs, feral cattle and other nasty critters. You follow a trail of reflectors, with your track log on. As you walk, you'll draw a pair of giant numbers on your GPSr screen. Kinda like the Nazca lines. Very kewl! (if I do say so myself) :(

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I can only pick one? :ph34r:

(sigh...)

Etch-o-Sketch

3+ miles of bushwhacking, at night, in a swamp literally infested with gators, venomous snakes, wild hogs, feral cattle and other nasty critters. You follow a trail of reflectors, with your track log on. As you walk, you'll draw a pair of giant numbers on your GPSr screen. Kinda like the Nazca lines. Very kewl! (if I do say so myself) :(

 

I just read through the cache page and a few of the recent logs... All that for just the one smiley? :D

 

Sounds great! I'd love to try it! :)

 

MrsB

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http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...c9-8e3709977b49

 

Bullseye - Cottage Grove, MN

 

It's on top of a hill, in a tree'd area, just out of reach of the local archery range...... a little hike into the tree'd area, then some fancy rigging to get the cache out of reach. A cacher has to figure out the system to get the cache down. If you're in the area sometime, check it out!

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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

 

Hmmmm that's a tricky one for me. I live in 2 places. Mammoth Lakes (for about 6 weeks a year; most years) and The Armpit of the Universe. (Houston 10 mo. of the year)

 

In Houston I hardly ever cache and the caches I've done here that really float my boat are all archived now. Like as not if you gave me enough notice, I'd throw an event for you to get that one smiley you have time for. I honestly don't cache much in Houston. I get the odd cache here or there but I prefer to cache on the road.

 

If events aren't your thang then 4 Cache Loop would be the way to go. It's a 10+ mile hike 4 stage multi with 37 creek crossings of various difficulty to slow you down.

 

In the Mammoth area I would steer you to my own caches even though there are MANY spectacular caches in the area. Many of the top cachers in finds including Alamogul & bthomas include this cache in their top 1% of finds which I consider a great honor:

 

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A Claustrophobic's Nightmare/Just Say NO to Crack

 

AND since Lost Wages isn't represented yet I just hafta mention BUILD A BETTER GEOCACHE. I first heard about it here in this forum, went outta my way to find it, and was not at all disappointed. It's the most unique cache I've seen in YEARS! See the gallery!

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If you happens to visit La Palma on Islas Canaries, I can highly recommend this cache: Playa de Nogales/Cueva del Infierno (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...b6-94ad2a160d76). And yes it's mine. La Palma is my second home, and after starting Geocaching I was absolutely sure, that I would put a cache on Playa de Nogales/Cueva del Infierno. So now there is one there (maintained by a local geocacher, but I visit La Palma normally once a year).

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Hey, Castle Mischief - you ARE building a bookmarked list, aren't you?

 

I asked, cause I haven't noticed it yet..... :(

 

Oh yeah, you better believe it. Why, you want that made public?

 

I'm just now going through this thread again and adding all the easy ones where people made a clicky link. I'll grab all the non-clicky GC number later.

 

This has been one of the most enjoyable threads I've ever read on these forums. Thanks everybody for the suggestions, so far I'm truly impressed!

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I'll pick one of my fav's so far - it's close to my home and was my fav because of the park, cache density (well spaced 'power trail') and quality of all the finds - this one in particular was nicely hidden in a great are of the park: I'm A Seekin's Ammo Box --> http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...d7-7823c00c11d8

 

There are about 10 or 12 in this nature preserve ranging from quality ammo boxes to a micro or two.

 

Of course you can always just get my first hide. I placed it to bring attention to the great quality trails at my local state park. This particular trail is beautiful and feels so secluded yet very easily accessible. The trail weaves through a woodland part of the park with huge Popular trees standing tall with a lush wildflower laden woodland floor. "Remember The Raisin" --> http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...c9-79474e5079a3

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I can't give you only one!

 

One of my favorite multis is by a secret little group called Midnight Riders who place the most amazing and difficult caches. This one is called Nightowl's Midnight Ride (they name their caches after local cachers) and it's a very evil 9-stage multi that is totally addicting. It took my mom and I a few weeks to get it all done but it was a great accomplishment.

 

Another shorter 4-stage multi in a great nature center is Hook, Line, and Sinker. Very tricky and a beautiful hike. I go there several times a week now as a result of going there to seek this cache.

 

Finally, another single stage by Midnight Riders called Evil at its best. It truly is rather evil but wonderful (yeah, I have a little cacher crush on the Riders LOL, but well deserved. They rock).

I'm local to you and haven't done any of those. I'll have to keep them in mind. That first one sounds great.

 

Close to home, I might have to recommend a virtual, M Cubed Museum.

 

Lemme know if you decide to do Hook, Line, & Sinker.... Maybe I'll meet you there. I'm literally there several times a week :ph34r:

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Well we've found a lot of interesting ones...but this one is one I tell people about all the time, because I learned something interesting when we found it:

 

GC7F33 - Summerless.

 

Yes, it's a virtual (PJ ducks the flying tomatoes)...but hey, I liked it.

 

geocaching.com doesn't recognize that code :ph34r:

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If I was traveling to your local area and I could only visit one single cache, which cache would you send me to and why?

 

Let's assume that I'll hunt anything, this is not about what my taste in hunts are. Send me to your favorite local or semi-local cache. It can be your own or one that you've found. Archived caches need not apply.

 

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico GC2063

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If you were visiting Cedar Rapids Iowa I would have to send you to one I have not found yet but everyone says I need to find. Skywatcher Gorge (GC20B2) Many local cachers make repeat trips to this cache.

 

That's also a very old cache, going back to October of 2001!

 

From the cache page:

Skywatcher Gorge, it is thought provoking, poignant, exciting, a romp through the woods! If you see only one cache this year, make it Skywatcher Gorge

 

That one is going on my list, for sure! Thanks.

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