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We're going to be heading south from the Fort Wayne, IN area to the St. Louis area, to visit relatives. We'll take 69 south to INdianapolis, then 70 the rest of the way. I can search for caches that are along the way, but maybe some of you know some nice quick ones that we could do that are right along that way?

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Not far from I-70, just west of Indianapolis

 

I-70 Traveller's Cache

 

Terre Haute, IN has an incredible number of caches. Take a look at the geocaching map and marvel. A few (like Four Boxes) are pretty close to the Interstate. But you may want to just take an hour or two and grab a lot of the caches there.

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As a local, yeah...if you're coming this way be sure to stop through Terre Haute to nab several caches. Many of them can be done very quickly. Be sure to check out 3rd St. through Terre Haute as you'll find a few up and down it.

 

In the past, when I've traveled an interstate, I've looked at the geocaching.com maps and gone through the tedious process of clicking and panning the map through the whole journey. It takes a while, but you'll get several good results.

 

Bret

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We're going to be heading south from the Fort Wayne, IN area to the St. Louis area, to visit relatives. We'll take 69 south to INdianapolis, then 70 the rest of the way. I can search for caches that are along the way, but maybe some of you know some nice quick ones that we could do that are right along that way?

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Hey...I'll be making a similar trip in September. But I'll be coming from Rochester, NY. Traveling through the western edge of PA, almost all of Ohio and across Indiana, and Illinois and ending up in MO, just outside of St. Louis.

 

hmmmm could this be a coincidence? Could we have the same parents?

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Bring your TB's and drop them off in the Montrose Travel Bug Exchange

 

It won't take 10 minutes to jump off the interestate and nab this cache.  I designed it to be a pretty easy find.

 

Enjoy your trip!

 

scoob

I concur...it's a great cache. But just remember one thing.

 

Bret

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

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We are going to be heading to Kentucky next weekend and wanted to do the same thing. If you use pocket queries I would recommend the Geocaching Swiss Army Knife. You can do PQ's and filter them along a route (say 5 miles on either side). We are going from Chicago- Henderson- Paducah- Mt. Vernon- St. Louis- Springfield- Chicago. I am doing the whole route with GSAK and it is looking great!

The way I'm doing it is overlaping PQ's and filtering them along the route. Total Caches in PQ's: 3500+, will be filtered to less than 500.

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Hey, why are you getting more posts to your trip thread than I did, Pip? :(

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I don't use pocket queries, so I'm ever so grateful for the responses to this thread! The ones that have been posted are perfect! Just a few more, if possible!

 

Ambrosia, I've considered your question and I have to say, I don't know. :(

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I live in Indianapolis and visit my St Louis sister often, so I've done a few between here and there. We especially enjoyed these:

 

Sitting with a Friend

 

Sarah's Treasure

 

Under Cover

 

and one is on the short list for another day. Didn't notice til we go to the park that I had accidently deleted the waypoint, so we didn't hunt it that day. But it's a very pretty park, and well worth pulling off the interstate to see it:

 

Timber #1

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Moving to the Midwest forum. Please ask questions about geocaches in a specific city or state in the applicable regional forum. Thanks!

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Hey, why are you getting more posts to your trip thread than I did, Pip? :P

Probobly because it was original not posted in the Midwest fourm. Not everyone in the Midwest reads the Midwest fourm.

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Hey, why are you getting more posts to your trip thread than I did, Pip?  :P

Probobly because it was original not posted in the Midwest fourm. Not everyone in the Midwest reads the Midwest fourm.

That may be it, because I never read the regional forums. Maybe I should start!

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

This one is a one star difficulty - really! But, it may haunt you for a different reason...

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

This one is a one star difficulty - really! But, it may haunt you for a different reason...

We plan to do that one. :lol:

 

I just checked the 'other' listing.......wow.......looks like our DNF is in good company! :blink: And yes, that does make us feel better. ;)

 

Our trip is next week. We're not sure when we're leaving or coming back yet. Lots of stuff going on here at home with both us and the girls, so we're playing it by ear.

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Hey, why are you getting more posts to your trip thread than I did, Pip?

 

Quite possibly because she's drop-dead gorgeous!!!

 

Just an objective opinion... :blink:

 

(edit: Midwestern chivalry requires me to amend this post to state that Ambrosia appears to be quite attractive also, no offense to either party intended...)

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

This one is a one star difficulty - really! But, it may haunt you for a different reason...

We plan to do that one. ;)

 

I just checked the 'other' listing.......wow.......looks like our DNF is in good company! :o And yes, that does make us feel better. :o

 

Our trip is next week. We're not sure when we're leaving or coming back yet. Lots of stuff going on here at home with both us and the girls, so we're playing it by ear.

Keep in mind that there is a NASCAR race in Indy on Sunday, 8/8. Any travel on the west side of I-465 or I-70 through downtown will be extremely slow Sunday morning. After the race the entire interstate system I-465, I-69, I-70 and I-74 will be very busy leaving the city.

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Hey, why are you getting more posts to your trip thread than I did, Pip?

 

Quite possibly because she's drop-dead gorgeous!!!

 

Just an objective opinion... :o

 

(edit: Midwestern chivalry requires me to amend this post to state that Ambrosia appears to be quite attractive also, no offense to either party intended...)

icon_redface.gif You're too kind. And yes, Ambrosia is quite attractive. But thank you. Compliments are always nice to hear.

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

This one is a one star difficulty - really! But, it may haunt you for a different reason...

We plan to do that one. ;)

 

I just checked the 'other' listing.......wow.......looks like our DNF is in good company! :o And yes, that does make us feel better. :o

 

Our trip is next week. We're not sure when we're leaving or coming back yet. Lots of stuff going on here at home with both us and the girls, so we're playing it by ear.

Keep in mind that there is a NASCAR race in Indy on Sunday, 8/8. Any travel on the west side of I-465 or I-70 through downtown will be extremely slow Sunday morning. After the race the entire interstate system I-465, I-69, I-70 and I-74 will be very busy leaving the city.

That's probably the day we'll leave. But we'll start out early. What would you suggest? It takes about 2½ hours to get to Indy from home......

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Ohhhhhhhhh..........I was afraid it was one of your infamous micros!! I don't know if we'll ever be back to try Mr. Natural's Micro again, but that one still haunts me!!

 

I put this one on our list, as well as the others! You guys are awesome!

This one is a one star difficulty - really! But, it may haunt you for a different reason...

We plan to do that one. ;)

 

I just checked the 'other' listing.......wow.......looks like our DNF is in good company! :o And yes, that does make us feel better. :o

 

Our trip is next week. We're not sure when we're leaving or coming back yet. Lots of stuff going on here at home with both us and the girls, so we're playing it by ear.

Keep in mind that there is a NASCAR race in Indy on Sunday, 8/8. Any travel on the west side of I-465 or I-70 through downtown will be extremely slow Sunday morning. After the race the entire interstate system I-465, I-69, I-70 and I-74 will be very busy leaving the city.

That's probably the day we'll leave. But we'll start out early. What would you suggest? It takes about 2½ hours to get to Indy from home......

If you're hitting I-465 from about 8AM until Noon you may want to stay on I-65 all the way downtown and meet up with I-70 then head west. As soon as you hit I-70 get over into the left lane and book on past the race fans heading to the speedway.

 

If you're hitting Indy after the race, same game plan except you're gonna be creeping once you hit the far west side.

 

Avoid I-465, ESPECIALLY the northwest section. Period.

 

WIBC 1070AM radio should have good traffic information.

 

Have fun and pack a lot of patience, you picked a tough day to pass through Indy.

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We come down 69, which you know ends at 465, so maybe we'll take 465 around the east side, to 70, then go through downtown. That's usually what we do anyway. Hmmmmmm.........maybe we'll rethink when we'll leave.........

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The best plan may be to leave early and take I-70 West from the eastside through the city to the westside. As Torry said, avoid I-465 on the westside.

 

Now, I have to decide the best way to get from I-69 to the speedway!

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The best plan may be to leave early and take I-70 West from the eastside through the city to the westside. As Torry said, avoid I-465 on the westside.

 

Now, I have to decide the best way to get from I-69 to the speedway!

Leave early. The Indy 500 traffic is about half what it used to be but the Brickyard will pack them in. There's construction on I-465 around Michigan (421), 86th St., etc.

 

16th Street will be a mess with construction.

 

It's looking like a northern approach down Georgetown may be best ....

 

but I digress ....

 

HEY PIP! You're right about taking I-465 around the east side and picking up I-70. (A quick side trip for Nesser's Roach Motel? ) Sorry my instructions were off.

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We left today instead of tomorrow, but the traffic was still rather nasty around Indy. We went 5 for 5 today!! GRABBED a TB and retrieved a Geocoin (my FIRST! :huh: )

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Not far from I-70, just west of Indianapolis

 

I-70 Traveller's Cache

 

Terre Haute, IN has an incredible number of caches. Take a look at the geocaching map and marvel. A few (like Four Boxes) are pretty close to the Interstate. But you may want to just take an hour or two and grab a lot of the caches there.

GOT IT! :huh: Will log it when we get back home!

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Bring your TB's and drop them off in the Montrose Travel Bug Exchange

 

It won't take 10 minutes to jump off the interestate and nab this cache. I designed it to be a pretty easy find.

 

Enjoy your trip!

 

scoob

Did this one, too. GRABBED a TB here! (Yeah, that's what I said........grabbed.) Logged the TB, but will log the cache find when we get home!

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Here is a quick one just off of I-69 that is located in a one-of-a-kind area. Read the log comments to see for yourself!

 

BEHIND THE SUN

Oh, oh OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, we REALLY REALLY liked this one!!! Thanks for suggesting it!!!! We spent an HOUR there!!!

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I live in Indianapolis and visit my St Louis sister often, so I've done a few between here and there. We especially enjoyed these:

 

Sitting with a Friend

 

Sarah's Treasure

 

Under Cover

 

and one is on the short list for another day. Didn't notice til we go to the park that I had accidently deleted the waypoint, so we didn't hunt it that day. But it's a very pretty park, and well worth pulling off the interstate to see it:

 

Timber #1

We did Under Cover and Timber #1. Loved them both, but especially Timber #1. Picked up a Geocoin in that one! It was my first Geocoin! :huh:

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I never came back in here to thank those that helped make our trip so fun!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

 

Your suggestions were excellent, and we did many of them...five I think, and we still made our final destination by 6:00 that night.

 

:lol:

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