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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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swfan wrote:
Next weekend I'm going to be near Alvins Phone Line. It sounds like the hardest part is finding the trail head just off the road. Can anyone please give me any advise or wisdom?


Go straight through the homestead and hang a right. You should not miss the trail.. like I did coming in from the north.



Yes, don't go straight to GZ from the homestead. You will be bushwacking the entire way, and then you will discover you were parallel to the trail the entire time.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
bflentje wrote:
swfan wrote:
Next weekend I'm going to be near Alvins Phone Line. It sounds like the hardest part is finding the trail head just off the road. Can anyone please give me any advise or wisdom?


Go straight through the homestead and hang a right. You should not miss the trail.. like I did coming in from the north.



Yes, don't go straight to GZ from the homestead. You will be bushwacking the entire way, and then you will discover you were parallel to the trail the entire time.


This sounds very much like the words of experience.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swfan wrote:
Next weekend I'm going to be near Alvins Phone Line. It sounds like the hardest part is finding the trail head just off the road. Can anyone please give me any advise or wisdom?


It's not hard, I was there this summer. They mowed a nice path right to it. Just look for it on the right as you pull in the driveway. That's if there is little snow cover and they kept it mowed. This is a good time of year to do it with little snow. The killer flies ambushed me this summer. Have fun!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your tips and help. My son and I found Alvin just fine yesterday. It's a real quiet area in winter time.

The trail right to the cache from the road is just hidden enough not to see it from the road, even when we got right next to it, we saw footsteps in the snow or we would have missed still.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
bflentje wrote:
swfan wrote:
Next weekend I'm going to be near Alvins Phone Line. It sounds like the hardest part is finding the trail head just off the road. Can anyone please give me any advise or wisdom?


Go straight through the homestead and hang a right. You should not miss the trail.. like I did coming in from the north.



Yes, don't go straight to GZ from the homestead. You will be bushwacking the entire way, and then you will discover you were parallel to the trail the entire time.


This sounds very much like the words of experience.


Indeed.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
Pear Head wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
bflentje wrote:
swfan wrote:
Next weekend I'm going to be near Alvins Phone Line. It sounds like the hardest part is finding the trail head just off the road. Can anyone please give me any advise or wisdom?


Go straight through the homestead and hang a right. You should not miss the trail.. like I did coming in from the north.



Yes, don't go straight to GZ from the homestead. You will be bushwacking the entire way, and then you will discover you were parallel to the trail the entire time.


This sounds very much like the words of experience.


Indeed.


That's ok. I didn't find/know about the homestead on the way in or out. I think I bushwacked in from a gravel pit or something and bushwacked out to the road and then hiked back. I should go back and try it the intended way sometime...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to find the following "oldest" caches last weekend:

Ohio: Shawnee Lookout Cache GC31A
Indiana: Turkey Run Stash GCC6

I find all the controversy about oldest caches to be quite funny. According to geocaching.com's search, I'd already found the oldest active caches in Ohio and Indiana. But based on the controversy caused by some, I hadn't found either. Since I happened to be within 20 miles of both this last weekend, I found both. So now I've got the oldest and second oldest caches for those states, who knows which is which. I covered all of my bases.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What controversy, Bart?? Guess I missed all that stuff somewhere. But we still look for the oldies whenever we can, controversy or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's "never been archived" vs, "unarchived"
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously? Same cache, just someone decided to take it over or whatever so it could continue its lifespan?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some claim that some oldest caches either are or are not the valid oldest caches. There are arguments about what makes it oldest.. such as what KB mentions. Also, is it by GC number placement or publish date..

As far as I am concerned, as long as the publish date is honest, that should be the criteria.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a 1881 penny - that's old cash Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of compiling the stats from my 4700 mile journey to Geocaching Mecca but thought I'd note that we found several old caches that were top notch. (listed in the order completed).

North Dakota - The Buck Stops Here! (GC551) - ND's oldest
Montana - Fairweather (GC492) - MT's oldest
Montana - Missouri Headwaters (GC493) - MT's 2nd oldest
Washington - Geocache (GCD) - WA's oldest
Washington - Iron Horse (GC79) - WA's 2nd oldest
Oregon - GC12 5/12/2000 (GC12) - OR's oldest
Oregon - GC16 6/4/2000 (GC16) - OR's 2nd oldest
Oregon - Un-Original Stash (GC92) - OR's 4th oldest
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear GCD was there and you found it, Bart. That had to be one of our most monumental DNFs ever, but it sure made for a great story. We still had a blast going up that mountain, even if the cache had been taken...again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trekkin' and Birdin' wrote:
Glad to hear GCD was there and you found it, Bart. That had to be one of our most monumental DNFs ever, but it sure made for a great story. We still had a blast going up that mountain, even if the cache had been taken...again.


GCD is easily THE HARDEST, but most beautiful and fulfilling, hike that I've ever been on while geocaching. No question. I spent 30 minutes looking for the regular sized container only to be told last time it was replaced with a small sized lock-n-lock.
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