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Paklid
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Those Three Reply with quote

I'm visiting Seattle and points north next week. I thought I'd get the three caches of note in that area:

The cache at the plaque commemorating the first ever geocache.
The last project APE cache in the U.S.
The cache at Groundspeak headquarters

After looking, I guess the original cache site is a little too far for the amount of time I can spend caching on this trip (it's near Portland).
The APE cache looks like it will be a fun one to do, so I plan to visit it.
I tried to find a cache to visit at Groundspeak H.Q. and didn't find anything.

The question I have is: Isn't there a cache at Groundspeak headquarters? I thought kind of like a pilgrimage to Mecca, any visit to the great northwest for a geocacher was supposed to include visiting the . . . Three by the sea, Terrific Triad or whatever

If one doesn't exist (today) - it doesn't hurt to ask if somebody knows somebody that could place a cache at Groundspeak so people (including me) could have something to find right at the nerve center. (Whoever might take this on should make it big and obvious - with flourescent pointers etc. please) If I were in charge at Groundspeak, I'd use a little of the Premium Member subscription money to mount a big Ammo can onto the railing of the main entrance to the building - if there is such a thing.

If one already exists there, please let me know its whereabouts. Maybe the location I thought was HQ is not.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GCK25B Groundspeak Headquarters
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15Tango wrote:
GCK25B Groundspeak Headquarters


Shocked A four star difficulty?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
15Tango wrote:
GCK25B Groundspeak Headquarters


Shocked A four star difficulty?


When I visited, they only had one tour a day, at 1300. The only way to access the actual cache is when Groundspeak is open, and when they let you in. At any rate, it'll fill a spot in your grid that's hard to get.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANKS !
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you email them you are coming, even if it is not in their "alloted time" , they weill allow you in to sign the log, meet with you for a few minutes and let you trade coins and bugs in the very big Treasure Chest. The staff there are very friendly. Just use the contact us info. It is a hoot to visit.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emailed a week ago and got no response. I emailed again this morning and gave them a phone number to call and got no call. So I looked them up with a google search, went to the building, saw they had suite 300, hit the up button on the elevator and found the cache. There were two lovely receptionists who took time out of their day to gab with my brother and me while we signed the logbook. Interesting monitor they have that spits out a sample "most recent log" every 30 seconds.

They had an old "Project APE" cache container sitting there (I had already found the one placed an hour east). Their cache container was a large chest and it was so loaded with stuff that they gave me a new camelback backpack just for dropping by. Kind of nice.

I still need the cache at the commemorative plaque for the original cache but that will have to wait for another trip.

Thanks for the link to this cache. It gives me a new icon and a leg of the "TRIAD".
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