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Read Me: Six degrees of Separation
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RJ
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Read Me: Six degrees of Separation Reply with quote

We all know what the six degrees of separation are. Someone somewhere said that we are somehow connected to everyone else through a maximum of six different people.

Now I want to involve geocaching.

Have you ever bumped into someone while geocaching or seen someone pull up while you drove away. Even geocaching with someone like a buddy counts but not at an event. I want to see who I've "six degrees of separationly" cached with, and you can too!

I'll go first:

I've only seen one person, and that was pogopod in Anoka. He was starting to drive away and shuffling through a ton of papers and we talked about it later and he saw me too. I'm amazed that I haven't seen anyone else since. This was about a year ago.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, who indeed is the Kevin Bacon of the MN geocaching scene?

I've run into tricolor looking for R.J.'s traveling cache.

I think that it's happened 1 or 2 other times but I can't remember the details (not counting at or on the way to events). Funny that it does not happen more.
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see, at "Pioneer Park" we were unexpectedly joined by Comando. A nice lady.
At "If this is sturges....." we were spied by team deadhead.
At "Orphans of Wright County" mom alone was spoted, but I can't remember who by. It might have been ko-dis-vey, but I'm not sure.
At "Memorial Park Quest" we think (unconfirmed) that we saw map geek picnicing between caches.
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Centris
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only run into people by accident when I look like @#$% Confused

First local ones I ever ran into was DeadBleepingAlien in Erlandson Park
then Bobcat at Cherokee (skunked him on a TBug)
then Big Red One and his kids at ???
then Bug Spray at Rots-a-Rocks (she found my dropped GPS!)
then Wallflower at Mall of America
and Team Weirdwonz (from California) at Christian Ponds

I ran into one guy in Omaha at a multi cache.... He scared me a bit.
I met two different folks out on the trails out in Wyoming and three more in Utah Valley. One of them even invited me home for lunch (which was really fun, because he soon had a small crowd of crazy geocachers over and we had a mini-event -- set me back on my trip about 6 hours)

I *suspect* I saw DJTrackers one morning
I also saw some people with a GPS at Checkerboard one day milling around near the cache site.... don't know if they found it or not, they never logged online.
I also am 95% sure I saw TimberWolf at the Silver Lake cache one day

Only people I have ever geocached with on purpose (not at an event) was pogopod and CAG
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edit....... whoops I forgot that I also met Ko-dat-vey while hunting Moving 123


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pogopod
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The aforementioned RJ and Kitch, last summer. Also met ALTdotAIR in Monterey, California. They happened to walk past one of their caches as I visited it. Alt dot Air is also a travel bug.
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the trail, I've met at least these people:

TeamCNJC, molesen, Vermadon, SomewhereInND, cacherkk, Moe The Sleaze(2), Ko-tis-Vey, LouRem (just Lou), brjzn

There are 2 or 3 more that I can't put names to right now, and of course many more that I've met at events.

-Rick
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I ran into towlebooth and jillibean at St. Peter Riverside cache on the way down 169 to the Mankato event. I was eating a McMuffin in the cache parking lot. I don't know if that counts. Need a ruling here.

-Rick


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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: me... Reply with quote

I have run into a family of 5 to 7 people at Alimagnet Park in Burnsville (unknown) and whatsagps with Arcticabn at his GPS Knowledge Challenge.

Silent Bob
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh, forgot another. I met Silent Bob at the cache that he hadn't yet placed, but we were already looking for. And sombody else there as well (help me remember Smile
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
Sheesh, forgot another. I met Silent Bob at the cache that he hadn't yet placed, but we were already looking for. And sombody else there as well (help me remember Smile


Yup, met rickrich there and "GPSFree" (luckily I have the logbook of the recently plundered cache in front of me). He never logged that cache online.

Silent Bob
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Joelcam
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just this afternoon, KC0QEG and I were at the Abandoned Hobo Camp cache in Fridley signing the log when Ko-tis-vey walked up to us. We introduced ourselves and talked about the caches of the day before going our seperate ways. He did give us a neat "Ko-tis-vey calling card".
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an undirected graph of the results so far (modulo omissions and bugs introduced by me)...

http://mngca.rkkda.com/6deg/6deg.html

The "dot" language source input (for AT&T Graphviz) is also there.


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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
Here is an undirected graph of the results so far (modulo omissions and bugs introduced by me)...

http://mngca.rkkda.com/6deg/6deg.png


The one where I am linked to Articabn and whatsagps should have Articabn linked directly to whatsagps as well.

Silent Bob
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RJ
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
Here is an undirected graph of the results so far (modulo omissions and bugs introduced by me)...

http://mngca.rkkda.com/6deg/6deg.png

The "dot" language source input (for AT&T Graphviz) is here:

http://mngca.rkkda.com/6deg/6deg.dot


Rickrich, I knew you'd end up doing something cool with this data. I was trying to figure out how I could but in the end decided to leave it up to the master. It doesn't look like I've geocached with hardly anyone!
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Centris
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
Here is an undirected graph of the results so far

And once again I am off in my own little universe...... Rolling Eyes (grin)

Very cool thing, RR, thanks!
Once KB posts his cachers list there will be lots of links, I think he has met several at his Armory/Games cache.
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