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Old 08-29-2008, 10:14 PM   #57
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I just got into it, but I love the hobby!
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #58
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I used to do that a lot, when I got my first handheld GPS. Couldn't get the kids too interested, but I found it a lot of fun. And it's a great way to "get acquainted" with new territory!
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #59
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This thread has gotten me interested in Geocaching. This morning Jan and I went for a bike ride to the wash area near our house. We found 2! The first one had this. Now to move it to a new location soon!
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #60
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I think that the Travel Bugs are a lot of fun to find and then hide again. Viewing the history and trail of the TBs is very interesting. I have created a TB of my own which can be seen here: (TB2JJ8K) Travel Bug Dog Tag - Airstream 7513

I will be releasing the TB soon and will watch it's travels.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #61
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YOU TOOK MY IDEA!! Well, im still going to make one!
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #62
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I added my WBCCI number to the trailer to make it unique. Hopefully it will make it to Jackson Center, OH.
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That would be cool! I hope it makes it out here so I can get it!
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It's been a couple of years and my travel bug was MIA for a few months, but it was spotted today. It has moved 2,337 miles from it's last location in Southern California and is now located in Pottsgrove, PA.

It has overshot it's intended destination of Jackson Center, but it is within 450 miles of it's target.
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I just signed up for a geocaching account. I think it will be a good camping and dog-walking activity.

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Thanks for reviving this thread!
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They do travel around. My kid had one go from Gig Harbor WA to Macon Georgia.
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GPS advice

I have an iPad 2 with 3G, so I might use that. However, a handheld GPS would be easier to manage. The eXplorist GC is made exclusively for geocaching. Is that too limiting? Should I look for a more general purpose GPS? I can get the eXplorist 310 here at Cabela's. There is only a $30 difference between the two, but I'll have to get the GC online. I like the shape of the eXplorist series devices.

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Have a smartphone? We geocache with our smartphones... haven't tried the iPad for geocaching.
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I love geocaching!!! Unfortunately, urban caching is difficult. The ones around my house always seem to be at playgrounds and near schools, and I always feel like a creep (20's white male wandering through bushes by himself near playgrounds).

I try to do as many as I can on backpacking/camping trips. I have found that pulling up the geocaching map of a destination is a good way to find out-of-the-ordinary hiking destinations that you wouldn't have otherwise known about. I've found some amazing hidden cabins in the forest and half-buried cars in the desert that way.
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