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So what is the "Holy Grail" of the Midwest. What cache is THE cache to find? The best of the best? The hunt that makes previous finders weep with the glorious memory?

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Being fairly new, I've only found 50, I like Cybert's Walnut Points multi. Nice park, very good hides, each step took some thinking and searching. I also like the Potholes in Indiana, very interesting area

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The "Bill & Gary's Excellent Adventure" caches. There is a new one each year. It is available from about April until the end of the year. The previous ones aren't available, but I can say with confidence that the third one will be a don't-miss cache.

The original

Last year's

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Thanks fror the tips. I'm a bit suprised there aren't more listed here. I'll be patient. My wife has suggested we pick something special for 100. I see it as just another cache but if she's willing to travel, I'll go for that.

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I was thinking Beverly also. At this point that one is at the top of the list. It's about a 3 hour drive. Looks like we could get 99-107 in that park.

We've been kind of torn for what type of cache to go for since we started with a great multistage.

 

The Journal is also on the list because it is so close but would have to be done over several days with the kids in tow.

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I have The Journal on my to do list. It is in East Peoria, Illinois. All you have to do is read the logs and you wont be able to get it off your mind.

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I have The Journal on my to do list. It is in East Peoria, Illinois. All you have to do is read the logs and you wont be able to get it off your mind.

Or worse yet, start it.

 

Which is what we did yesterday. Picked up 99 in the same park on the way out. I expect it will take me and my family two more trips at least. I think I could do it in one full day by myself. So far, it is very well done. Not just a simple walk in the park.

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I have to agree with Markwell. Maramech is a great virtual and a cool area to explore. There are two more traditional caches in the area too.

 

Genius Loci has a great series of caches he calls Aesop's Fables caches. I had a lot of fun with these with Greenback. Highly recommended.

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I'll suggest this one in Wisconsin. Most everyone who has done it has raved about it. It's not a puzzler. Not a multi. Not a pill bottle. Not a virtual. Not a 0.1 mile walk from the parking lot. But if you're looking for a beautiful hike with an exceptional view at the end, this is it. (In the interest of fair and full disclosure, it's mine.) :lol:

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It tough to pick 1.

 

I've done about 4 or 5 of the previously mentioned caches. All would rate in my top 10.

 

The Aesops series are challenging caches in a very nice area. 5 or 6 caches - close together - and each uniquely challenging.

 

Maramech is what virtual caches should try to live up to. A lot are REALLY lame but this one is special. Unusual terrain for the cornfields of Illinois. FOR SOME REASON THIS ONE IT TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE,

 

The 'Shocking Truth about Henry' is also a great cache up in Wisconsin with at least 4 or 5 more excellent caches in the same park(fee required for entrance). None are drive up either. What a great afternoon we had.

 

Beverly - the oldest around - with many nearby(a few of them mine). Could do a bunch from one parking area here.

 

Putt-Putt was a fairly quick one but a lot of fun. The day we did it there was still a lot of snow and ice on the ground which added to our amusement.

 

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A new favorite - not mentioned previously - is in Rockford . It is:

 

Hell Fish Bonanza!

 

A challenging multi with some nice 'vertical challenges' which are tough to come by in our fairly flat area. We did this last weekend. Lots of mud but a great challenge and a lot of fun. A real good workout. Other nice caches nearby too.

 

Have fun - lots to choose from.

 

Whats the favorite in your area?

 

maleki

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For my money, nothing will top The Journal near Peoria. I spent four of the happiest days of my like hunting, finding and solving this cache. It was an hours drive both ways for me to get to it and still I couldn't stay away. This cache is so good they could make it a commercial cache and sell tickets. If I could only find another one this good.

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I have The Journal on my to do list. It is in East Peoria, Illinois. All you have to do is read the logs and you wont be able to get it off your mind.

Having just done The Journal yesterday (ouch) I'd have to agree that this is (ouch) one of those caches here in the midwest that (ouch) really stands out.

 

Sorry for the ouches....but everything still hurts.

 

Bret

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As one of the first few people to complete Bill & Gary's Excellent Adventure III, I have to say it is the one to hit. We completed it in 7.5 hours, but most people take parts of a few days. Truly unique. :D

 

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