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    foxgallagher

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    Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:53 am

    I know we've got a lot of new cachers in the area. Anyone have any caches they want to promote as being awesome?

    I'm a big fan of the two What's Missing caches: Alma (GC1WWPZ) and St. Louis (GC1VE0P). They are challenging puzzle caches, but very different from anything else we have around here.

    I also enjoyed Munkman's Head (GC15GET) in Midland. It's hard to get anything to stay put in this area due to the constant flooding, but they've got it figured out.

    If you enjoy puzzles/webcam caches, Middle of the Mitten WebCam is great (GCH48P). It was my first webcam, and I love it.

    Any of the In Plain Sight series are great (the closest being GCXJ10 in Freeland).

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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  DinoHunters on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:25 am

    Thank you. i should be heading to the st. louis/alma area within the next few days i will probably check those out.

    So far im still stuck on how awesome survey says was. it was alot of fun getting to the final stage of that cache
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:51 am

    Being out and about yesterday, we only hit one (size). We were surprised at how wet the area was being that there is a hill (and a creek that water should drain into). There were large amounts of standing water.

    We were fortunate to get the right coordinates the first time around, but it was a nice placement. Smile

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    Post  DinoHunters on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:09 am

    lol that is the one that had us stumped for 2 days i was so happy when we finally found it with the help from sinistercache
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:04 am

    We were running into a GPS problem. My accuracy was between 30 and 40 feet and putting us nowhere near the cache! My sister finally got her smartphone out so we were able to find it. I really need a new GPS (that I haven't dropped on the car floor a million times). Razz

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    Post  DinoHunters on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:06 pm

    lol thats what my smart phone gps does it bounces all over the place all the time it bugs me Sad
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:53 pm

    You can get a Garmin eTrex (Legend) fairly cheap. It's what I use, and I've been happy with it (up until now). The issues I'm having are my own fault. Smile

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    Post  DinoHunters on Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:58 am

    i might have to look into that, what i like about using a phone though is that i can do everything right from my phone, find a cache i want to go to, then navigate to it with driving directions, compass, and map, then when i find the cache i can log it and move on to the next one.. maybe i just need a new phone with better gps Smile
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 am

    Fair enough. It was helpful when we were in Cleveland because we didn't know our way around. I don't have a smartphone, though, so I don't have that option. Smile
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  Monkeybusiness23 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:36 pm

    foxgallagher wrote:Fair enough. It was helpful when we were in Cleveland because we didn't know our way around. I don't have a smartphone, though, so I don't have that option. Smile

    No... but you cache with me most of the time! The only downside to using my phone is that it drains the battery quicker. Oh well... that's what car chargers are for!
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  Monkeybusiness23 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:47 pm

    I enjoyed the night caches in City Forest. Hint: use a LED flashlight - the tacks reflect much better!

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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  DinoHunters on Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:44 pm

    Monkeybusiness23 wrote:
    foxgallagher wrote:Fair enough. It was helpful when we were in Cleveland because we didn't know our way around. I don't have a smartphone, though, so I don't have that option. Smile

    No... but you cache with me most of the time! The only downside to using my phone is that it drains the battery quicker. Oh well... that's what car chargers are for!

    i hate how fast it kills my battery. and we have a little cavalier that we use for caching as it gets better mileage that my truck does and the cig lighter in that car doesnt work so i gotta get that fixed Smile
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:39 pm

    We finished up the Survey Says series today - I enjoyed it! I think it's one of the better series around this area. Smile

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    Post  DinoHunters on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:34 pm

    yea i loved that series we had a blast on the one you made too "a real scavenger hunt" even though we apparently goofed up a bit Razz
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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  foxgallagher on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:56 am

    I intended to do it differently so that it required pictures rather than me providing them, but the geocaching guidelines do not allow for "additional logging requirements." My sister came up with this idea instead.

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    Re: Best area caches?

    Post  DinoHunters on Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:15 am

    oh i get ya. still i really enjoyed this one because it was fun trying to figure out exactly where u were standing and at some places there could have been more than one option so you had to be pretty precise to where you were standing

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