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Hello all you crazed cache hunters

 

I would like to plan an event for the cooler months ahead and would very much appreciate your input.

 

As you can imagine, it is a mission to settle on a date and venue that everyone will be satisfied with.

Therefore, I welcome any suggestions from all the geocachers who wish to attend.

 

The purpose of the event is mainly to meet with new geocachers in the region and to catch up with the existing ones. And most importantly, get everyone to hide a cache on that particular day.

 

Once we have a few dates in mind we will pick the most popular date and go with that. The same goes for the venue. As for the time, it is usually good to meet up early in order to have the rest of the day to search for the hidden caches.

 

Please keep in mind the following when choosing a venue:

 

-We hope for everyone to attend and therefore need to make it easier for the cachers who need to travel a long way.

 

-Since the majority of the cachers are spread out between Abu Dhabi and Dubai obviously somewhere like Fujairah does not make sense for a day trip.

 

-Last year we chose to have the event in Hatta and prior to that it was in Al Ain, it is up to you if you would like to revisit those places.

 

-Also, we will all be required to hide a cache on the day and share the coordinates at the event. So we need to think of an area that is ‘caching friendly’ as well as a place that could do with a few more long lasting caches.

 

Ideas will be great from all who check forums. Seeing as Abu Dhabi is the home to most of the active hunters at the moment we hope to hear of some ideas from you.

 

It would also be best to have the event on a Friday or Saturday in the month of October or November.

 

Cheers

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Depending on when and where you hold it I could well be there as I am planning a weekend of caching in AD sometime in November. :unsure:

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We, Miss 22 and I, enjoyed all of the Hatta caches even if we did not make it to the original event. I'd lean towards repeating Hatta or Al Ain. I would be less worried about the drive so would even consider the Liwa cresent, the east coast or even Ruwais out west. As much as we would love to join in the fun, we will be prevented as we both work Friday and Saturday's. We would try however to plant a cache or two to add to the chase. :)

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How about the second Eid then? Everyone should be off on those days and should fall around end November beginning December. I could be wrong though. Might even be a good time for camping. Its cool enough.

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Ohhh.... UAE event???? That will be great time and fun!!!! ;) Would be so nice if it will be during the Ramandan when is very quiet business.:) But will try to participate whenever. Just let us know the date before the week. So, can request for the day off. I'm already excited to meet with all psycho geocacher like me.:D

Hoping to attend the event. :mad:

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great idea... i used to travel AUH - DXB every weekend but i couldn't see any feasible site between that emirates (there might be perhaps) let me google earth it and have i torough recon.

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James,

 

Found an area that might be big enough. I just placed a series of caches south of the Abu Dhabi Camel Track and there was a sizable area with some nice Sabkha rock ledges and other possible hides. Might be worth your time to recon it out.

 

Eric

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A suggestion:

 

It is an entire week. October 11-17 2009

http://www.earthsciweek.org/

 

So what about 10 or 11 October - and having an EARTHCACHE themed event?

 

I will place an Earthcache for the event and can give some tips on researching and submitting an Earthcache?

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A suggestion:

 

It is an entire week. October 11-17 2009

http://www.earthsciweek.org/

 

So what about 10 or 11 October - and having an EARTHCACHE themed event?

 

I will place an Earthcache for the event and can give some tips on researching and submitting an Earthcache?

 

MAYBE it could be arranged that I attend as well. Who knows? :D

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We have searched a few possible locations for the Event and came to this following coordinate.

N 25 03.403

E056 00.588

 

As you may notice it is very close to my halloween cache which i will reactivate on the day with a new cache box. The location is very easy to get to and those of you who drive 2x4s might be able to drive all the way but if not you can find a safe spot to park your car as close as possible and we can collect you from there.

 

It is a nice secluded area where plenty of caches can be hidden.

 

I will post the event on geocaching.com soon after i get some replies from you guys as to which day you may prefer. We might stay the night if we choose the day to be a Friday.

 

Cheers

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23rd October or 30th October seems like a nice tim to do it not too hot not too cold.

 

Sounds good - will look at some planning. Where will it be?

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coordinates are posted 2 or 3 posts above. It is on the sharjah to kalba road just passed fossil rock. It could be a good weekend caching for you cincol lots of caches around that area.

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What happened? Seems like we missed the gathering - and NO ONE has logged a find????

 

Hope nothing untoward happened? Or was this the trick aprt of a halloween trick or treat?

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So apart from the three of us - did anyone else head all the way to the location for the event?

 

Been there also... @ carbon hope you got my SMS, cant wait any longer as i have to came back to work

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What happened? Seems like we missed the gathering - and NO ONE has logged a find????

 

Hope nothing untoward happened? Or was this the trick aprt of a halloween trick or treat?

 

it should be April i think

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I see org and Desert King were also looking - but came up empty handed.

 

I think the next event should be in an easier to find spot

 

BTW: I see still no one has logged a find - did the event happen?

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What ever happened about the event that never was? Did somebody manage to find out why it never happened at all? Need to know what to avoid when we plan our next event.

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What ever happened about the event that never was? Did somebody manage to find out why it never happened at all? Need to know what to avoid when we plan our next event.

 

none of the host seen in the area... as far as i know the only communication we have is the forum and the event cache site, no contacts at all.

 

the GZ mentioned was 80-100 meters from the tarmac and is almost on the top of the hill.

stayed and wait till 2.30pm.

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Unless something really unforeseen happened to the organizers I think it was a very poor show indeed. At least SOMEBODY could have had the decency to have posted a reply by now, or even posted a note on the Event site.

 

Come on over to Qatar for the next event here - you won't be disappointed. If you fly we will even arrange an airport pick up for you! :rolleyes:

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seems like the event did happen - we just got lost.

 

sorry to have missed it, and will certainly do more to try and arrive earlier next time.

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Some last minute planning here - a heads up for a meet n greet BBQ (braai) in Abu dhabi over Eid. Been trying to juggle work shift schedules and flight times of a few people. Seems liek Sat 28th is the best date - sorry for all those that are otherwise occupied.

 

Trusting that cache: - GC2133M - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...8e-5bd53aecf376 will be published shortly.

 

Hope to see you guys there.

 

It is a BYO at our home in AUH.

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