rwillenborg Posted May 25, 2014 Share Posted May 25, 2014 Okay, so here's the story. I have friends who moved to Grand Rapids, and they are getting married there in a month. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts (he proposed while snowshoeing) and occasional geocachers (though they don't go on the forum, so I"m not worried about them seeing this). I am also an occasional geocacher (though I don't log my finds online), so I know some stuff about geocaching, but not alot. In lieu of wedding gifts, they have asked for a donation either to the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids (her preferred charity) or Engineers without Borders (His preferred cahrity). And, though a generous thought, I don't think it's terribly fun. What I thought would be more fun would be to plant a cache, and, upon sending me a picture of them finding the cache, then I would donate to their charities. Like a treasure hunt! I have told our friends about this idea, and they love it, too, and they also want to have our friends find the cache before they make a donation. So, really, there could be a $1,500 donation to EWB or VAI if our friends find this cache! So, here's what I am hoping for: 1. Is there anyone there who could plant a cache for me in the grand rapids area? I want it to be really clever, and challenging. I am willing to buy the cache container (One of those really clever type containers?) and the original set of contents, and I am willing to pay for someone ($50 sound okay?) to hide the cache and make it go live and all of that. I live in Southeast Michigan, and I can't easily get Grand Rapids ahead of their wedding day. 2. If there isn't a person who would be willing to do this, does anybody know any groups who I could reach out to in the Grand Rapids area who might be willing to do this? A GR geocaching group, or a scouting troop or something? I would then make a donation to their group, too, for their assistance! 3. And, barring that, does anyone have any suggestions for me as to where to put this cache? Thing is, I will be arrive in the grand rapids area four hours before the wedding - that would be enough time I think to hide something, but I know these things can take time to get approved, and I don't know any locations out there where I could put this and I don't want to be scrambling to figure out a place to do this at the last minute, and then only to find out it didn't get approved and put up online! 4. BTW, I wanted the cache to be medium size (not a micro! Those things drive me crazy!), enough for a small notebook and some decent size swag. And I want the go-live date to be their wedding date. I know, this is out there, but any assistance anyone could give me would be appreciated! Quote Link to comment
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