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15 Hours,102 Finds and Two Very Tired Geocachers! –Part 1

The power-caching team with TreyB's cachemobile

Today was the reason we came to Austin.

Back in the summer,Dana was talking to The Outlaw when he offered to take us on a power caching run. Power caching is a special kind of geocaching expedition in which the object is to accumulate as many finds [...]

15 Hours,102 Finds and Two Very Tired Geocachers! –Part 2

Dana stretches for gold!


Another DNF! This one is all the more frustrating because it’s part of the five-cache series . Without the coordinates,we can’t go for the bonus. Everyone looks for this longer than we should. Outlaw has found it before,but says the container has been changed and his experience [...]

15 Hours,102 Finds and Two Very Tired Geocachers! –Part 3

Can you spot the cache? InGENious!

3:18 We begin our mad dash as TreyB snags a film canister.

3:41 TreyB has logged the first four finds. The fifth cache is missing,apparently the victim of a crack in a wall. Outlaw replaces it. We log a find because we knew it was there.

3:51 [...]

Recent Reading,11/28/08

Did you know you can seek caches,get descriptions and even log finds from your WAP-enabled cell phone? Try out this site.

The iPhone isn’t the be-all and end-all of handheld geocaching aids. There’s plenty of good software available for the BlackBerry. One enthusiast has now [...]

Variety –And a Few Laughs –On Day 1 in Austin

On Friday,we’ll hit the wilds of north Austin for a frantic day of power-caching,seeking to log 100 finds. But today was a time to get reacquainted and sample some of Austin’s more remarkable geocaching treasures.

Our guides were The Outlaw and TreyB,joined later by MoosieGirl. We started with Smooches,a relatively easy [...]

Recent Reading,11/23/08

A spirited debate has been proceeding on Groundspeak forums over the question of whether too many cache owners are using micros as a way to get around having to make really clever hides. Maybe you’ll want to contribute your opinion!

Geocaching on Texas TV

Fox29 in San Antonio,TX devotes a report to geocaching basics and follows a family on a hunt. The reporter says that with hundreds of thousands of caches around the world,the opportunity to geocache is “nearly endless.”Do the math and you can see that’s an understatement! YouTube commenters find some cluelessness in [...]

Recent Good Reading

There’s a vigorous discussion on Groundspeak Forums about how many caches a single person can find in 24 hours. One person claims to have found 12,845 in a 24-hour period. This we don’t believe.

It was a podcast by The Boston Globe back [...]

A Fine Geo-Sendoff!

Grace &Ben

Ben Johnson took up geocaching at the age of 70 and it became such a passion for him that he accumulated more than 960 finds in just four years.  For Ben and his wife,Grace,geocaching was a ticket to the outdoors when many people retire to their living rooms.  The [...]

Change of Plans

It’s a tough economy out there,and it appears to be hitting the book industry as hard as anyone. We got concerned in early October when communications from our planned publisher,Clerisy Press,abruptly ceased. After a round of efforts by us and our agent,we finally learned that Clerisy was having financial troubles and [...]

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