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Recognizing that it would clearly involve some extra work by volunteers already spending a lot of time, I wonder if anyone has considered how "way-cool" it would be to see a bunch of new ECs actually published on 10-10-10?

 

Just saying....

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I have developed an EC for the site that our local EarthCache day event will be at. I've requested it be published on Oct 9th, allowing people the opportunity to print the page and bring it along.

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Yep... Me too... GC2CXM1

 

I'll use this as a demonstration to eliminate the “intimidation factor of ECs” and activate it after the event having told them they just completed an EC… This should also eliminate any FTF rush…

Edited by GEO WALKER

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Yep... Me too... GC2CXM1

 

I'll use this as a demonstration to eliminate the “intimidation factor of ECs” and activate it after the event having told them they just completed an EC… This should also eliminate any FTF rush…

 

Excellent idea!

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If you organize an event through gc.com, we would be delighted to support your event by sending you a small package of things to handout and/or use as 'door' prizes.

 

To receive these you need to send us an email (through the geoaware profile) with the code and name of the event, a summary of what you plan to do and your mailing address by the 10 September.

 

Thank you all for supporting International EarthCache Day!

 

Did anyone request and get their package yet? If so, what did you get?

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If you organize an event through gc.com, we would be delighted to support your event by sending you a small package of things to handout and/or use as 'door' prizes.

 

To receive these you need to send us an email (through the geoaware profile) with the code and name of the event, a summary of what you plan to do and your mailing address by the 10 September.

 

Thank you all for supporting International EarthCache Day!

 

Did anyone request and get their package yet? If so, what did you get?

Yep - got a great pack of 10-10-10 Earthce Day stickers

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In celebration of International EarthCache Day, I’d like to share the lyrics to two songs that I adapted for EarthCaching.

 

To the tune of “Margaritaville”

 

Visit a geyser

You can be wiser

Out of those fissures water will flow

How warm’s the water?

Which one is hotter?

See that vent it’s beginning to blow

 

Learning again about the Earth’s geology

Searching for a just published EarthCache

Some people swore it’s a crack nothing more

But I see, a tectonic fault

 

I do know the reason

EarthCaches are pleasing

Showing the wonders of a great view

And this earthen beauty

It does something to me

All of this and a lesson or two

 

Learning again about the Earth’s geology

Searching for a just published EarthCache

Some people swore it’s a hill nothing more

But I see, It’s a grand kame’ site

 

I studied Loess soil

Learned about crude oil

Dug a hole just to see it fill up

Seen the riverbeds wander

And it makes me ponder

How sandy deposits can form into rock

 

Learning again about the Earth’s geology

Searching for a just published EarthCache

Some people swore it’s a rock nothing more

But I see, an erratics path

Yes and some people swore it’s a stream nothing more

But I have learned, how oxbow lakes form

 

To the tune of “Country Roads”

 

I’ve been learning, out EarthCaching

Shifting sandbars, meandering rivers-

Limestone’s old there, layered by the seas

Exposed by a roadcut, flanked by liveoak trees

 

Caching smiles, help me learn

‘bout the world, I live in

I’m exploring, earthen wonders

While I earn, caching smiles

 

I’ll have memories, of the grandeur

Karstic spring lakes, sparkling azure water

Dark and ruddy, outcrops rising high

Misty spray of geysers

Backdropped in blue sky

 

Caching smiles, help me learn

‘bout the world, I live in

I’m exploring, earthen wonders

While I earn, caching smiles

 

I’ve felt the pull

Of a chasm deep before me

The vertigo reminds me that this world has its way

And gazing at the cliffs, I get a feeling

That this old Earth has so much to say, much to say

 

Caching smiles, help me learn

‘bout the world, I live in

I’m exploring, earthen wonders

While I earn, caching smiles

 

EarthCache smiles, help me learn

‘bout the world, I live in

I’m exploring, earthen wonders

Help me learn, caching smiles

Let me learn, caching smiles

While I earn, EarthCache smiles

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Happy EarthCache Day to all !

Cheers! :)

Edited by Lostby7

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We celebrated with a 10 Earthcache cake at our 10/10/10 Earthy Event :)

Disappeared in minutes - cachers are a hungry lot!!

 

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Just back from our local event.

We had a presentation/discussion about developing EarthCaches and good local sites just begging to be developed. Hopefully we've encouraged a few people to do just that. We awarded a few prizes for winners of a game and drew names for the white pins, hats and EC geocoin generously donated to the event by geoaware and GSA.

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to share our passion about EarthCaching with others!

we'll start planning next years event before too long :)

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Well, I'm not planning an event for EC Day, but I have hidden an EC Challenge cache. Requirement for logging is proof of 50 EC finds. I was going to make it 100 finds, but there aren't that many EC's in the province and I didn't really think that was fair. The cache is hidden on an island which just so happens to be an esker. I have an esker EC nearby, that's why I placed a physical cache on the island rather than an EC. It will be published 10/10/10

Gah! My cache still isn't published yet. I think my regular reviewers are on vacation.

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It was a good event for us -- wasn't sure how many folks would come but we had 21 attend, including a local geologist/cacher who spoke about potential cache locations here.

 

Thanks GSA for the support & goodies provided!

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We logged two EC's on 10/10/2010. Looks like we geocachers have overloaded the system. Things are REAL slow, and we are still unable to upload images today. Looks like all went well on 10-10-10.

:lol:

Edited by Manville Possum Hunters

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I'm getting excited for our event this Friday. Looking forward to getting a new crop of Earthcachers ready to place some caches.

 

We have very few in the Gulf of Arabia - but huge potential. So lets see the outcomes from the event.

 

Even have a visiting aussie cacher in town!

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GC2CXM1 10-10-10 Event

GC2FXQR

I think things went well for us. Perhaps combining this w/a 10-10-10 Event was helpful. A number of folks were trying to squeeze in a second 10-10-10 Event w/a parting commitment to return to the EC. I personally was overwhelming impressed w/the “intensity” of the “little ones”.

But, as always time will tell…

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EarthCaches Rock - The Third Times a Charm. GC2C2FB

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...03-bcb8b76255ae

 

This was the third annual EarthCaching Event that I've hosted. This year's edition was held SW of Spirit Lake Iowa. We didn't have a huge turnout (basically because there aren't many cahers in this region).

 

But we had fun. After a little 101 class, I escorted the attendees to my nearby EarthCache so they could apply whet they've learned. It was alot of fun.

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Just back from our local event.

We had a presentation/discussion about developing EarthCaches and good local sites just begging to be developed. Hopefully we've encouraged a few people to do just that. We awarded a few prizes for winners of a game and drew names for the white pins, hats and EC geocoin generously donated to the event by geoaware and GSA.

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to share our passion about EarthCaching with others!

we'll start planning next years event before too long :)

 

In that case, you better save the map.

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We had a great Earthcache event in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Thanks to Geoaware for the stickers - they were much approeciated and I'm sure we'll see a bunch of car around Abu Dhabi sporting new stickers - Our is!

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