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kc9gbo
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Joined: 26 Jun 2009

Posts: 157

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally!! I have a log on a Minnesota cache that I can share on here. Log on my Driftless Region MultiCache:
"Got off work early today, and I've really been wanting to look for this cache, so off I went (hoping the wife doesn't find out). I thought that I was going to have to give up at the first stage because I was having no luck and the GPS was bouncing like crazy, but perseverance paid off for a change. So off I went, determined to find all the stages no matter what--and I did, but not without some real effort. I would say that this is undoubtedly the hardest cache that I have found in my relatively short caching experience. But it was also probably the most satisfying, and certainly one of the most fun. I couldn't have found a more fun way to spend on this beautiful summer day. sltnln tftc"
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=f0abcd4b-2a97-4e46-9ff5-f7076ff6eac4

Nice to know that someone actually had it on their list to go after, always wonder if there was a cache of mine that folks want to go out after.
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King Boreas
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

Posts: 2438
Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky & Livewire found b (Traditional Cache) at 8/25/2011

Log Date: 8/25/2011

We decided to spend our 55th wedding anniversary by going geocaching in a few of our MN State Forests and a few other areas.
What a workout we had while finding forty plus caches. We rewarded ourselves by ending up at the casino for a delicious steak & shrimp dinner. We enjoyed a small picnic lunch at a PWA. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather for the day. Thank you for placing so many caches in various areas. We did sign some of the log sheets with just S&L to save space and time. SL. TFTC.

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GL6BXRHA

Visit b
http://coord.info/GCX4MF

Profile for Sparky & Livewire:
http://coord.info/PR1RZ76
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MNMizzou
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Joined: 23 Feb 2005

Posts: 705
Location: Maple Grove, MN

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What wasn't mentioned in the log was the fact that we needed this day for our 366 days of the year. I seriously didn't think we would be able to coordinate a trip to the ONLY cache within about 500 miles of our hotel (seriously) on the only day we needed while we are out of town.

Log Date 8/27/2011

Wow, where to even begin on this one?? We have been to this city before, but never had the chance to get out to this park to try to find this cache. So today was the day. We bought a lift ticket, where apparently there was some sort of warning about bears, but we figured we'd try anyways. Got to the top and started back down towards the cache. The better half decided she was too jet lagged to go down the hill and back up, so she waited by the little wood party huts while I ventured towards ground zero.

As I got within about 250 feet (less than 100 meters) my GPS was telling me it was down the hill, so down I went, only to do a giant circle around the cache. Note to future finders, staying on the right trail will get you there no problem! I just ended up taking the very long way around to ground zero. But persistence paid off and I was able to finally make the find. The only problem was it added about a half hour to my search and I was exhausted from having to come back up that hill. I finally made it back to the wife, who said she about 5 minutes away from trying to figure out how to send a search party out for me. All is well that ends well though! I left behind a University of Kansas geocoin...they are the biggest rivals to my university, the University of Missouri, so I thought it was very fitting that it be sent to Siberia! Everything in the cache was in good condition, I took out a hotel sized lotion, as I didn't want the nearby bears sniffing that out! (Never did see any bears by the way, but did get to see some great views of Krasnoyarsk)

Thank yo so much for an adventure we won't soon forget!

Team MnMizzou, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Cache:
http://coord.info/GC1FTQY

The Log:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=aac8baaa-e375-4415-9b3e-d0940fa2055e
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sparkyfry
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Joined: 03 Jun 2008

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now here's a classic film! The books are better, by the way, even in English. But for the full experience, I recommend reading them in Swedish. Can I make a suggestion for a future movie cache? If you're going Swedish, you really should include Fanny och Alexander (1982). But not the 182-minute theatrical cut. That's for whimps who eat cheese. Please include the 312-minute version! Best fart scene in a movie, EVER!
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King Boreas
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Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharknose Bunnies found Rockers: Like A Rolling Stone (Traditional Cache) at 9/12/2011

Log Date: 9/12/2011
Quote:

Co-FTF with sparkyfry and psubrian. [Smile] The All Sparkyfry Show on this one. He was convinced there would be some other new caches scattered among the nine that were published. We started looking as we drove down some logical spaces. All of sudden, sparkyfry bolted out of the car, ran right up to this beacon, and pulled out the cache! Woot! Awesome work! The cache was published later in the evening, but still, this sure got our adrenaline flowing! Nice one, sparkyfry! Thanks for the cache! (4020)


Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GL6GA56C

Visit Rockers: Like A Rolling Stone
http://coord.info/GC33TT4

When will this be on youtube?
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JJnTJ
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Posts: 218

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really proud of this one: Embarassed

Quote:
'Round Elm Creek Park I was biking, the warmth and sunlight I was liking,
enjoying all terrain and nature that this park has in store
when on the trailside was hid a treasure, and finding it would be a pleasure,
the glowing words of previous finders backing up the lore
"this hide is something special," speaketh all the lore
so stop I did (my legs were sore)

My GPS receiver beckoned, and after looking 'round a second,
into the brush I entered, following the trail of those that came before
'twas then I saw it sitting there, a curious thing that seemed to stare
blankly past the leaves and branches, towards the forest floor
ignoring all my clumsy stumblings, staring at the floor.
A clever thing, hidden by an Eagle of War!

"Did he go to Auburn?" I briefly wondered, then towards the cache I quickly blundered
and fetched the log sheet hidden on it like a pore
The log was full but I did sign it, on the back (though space is finite)
then replaced it all and left it, still staring at the forest floor.
I wandered off and left it staring at the floor.
Now I can find it, nevermore!


(with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
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commander & chief
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Log of the day Reply with quote

Some of the newest changes in Geocaching.com that I have to admit I do not agree with is the lack of required logs. Imagine the amount of creativity it takes to post a log for a Cache found with "."! Yes, we've all seen our share of "TFTC" or "Signed Log". When we first got hooked on Caching we also learned that some of the reward for going to all the trouble of hiding a Cache to come up with a new and interesting spot to show fellow Cachers or a new and creative hide to help entertain and reward finders is the log you read when a fellow Cacher took the time and gas to go find what you've hidden. Yes, we know what it is to do over a hundred P&Gs in a day that really have no note worthyness other than the find. BUT, the CO for these most likely isn't interested in reading logs for them rather than to just offer some easy finds to help some of us that just wanted a day of pure numbers! Personally I love it when I read a log that the finder actually spent some time and brain power to create. Here is one example that I knew of for a Cache that we were involved with before being members of the hobby. And it is still one of my favorites:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=2d32ddee-5ffe-444a-96e5-07cad1b755e8
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Moe the Sleaze
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Location: Champlin, MN

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: Log of the day Reply with quote

commander & chief wrote:
Some of the newest changes in Geocaching.com that I have to admit I do not agree with is the lack of required logs.

Did I miss something? Logs are no longer required?
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timewellspent
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Joined: 19 Mar 2008

Posts: 700
Location: Chanhassen, MN

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Log of the day Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
commander & chief wrote:
Some of the newest changes in Geocaching.com that I have to admit I do not agree with is the lack of required logs.

Did I miss something? Logs are no longer required?


I have had blank logs on some of my caches. I think it might have to do with logging from the field with some mobile apps?
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King Boreas
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

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Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter-killer found Peanut Butter in the Swamp (Traditional Cache) at 10/17/2011

Log Date: 10/17/2011

On the way to this one from Ammo in the highlands we were driving and heard a loud bang, something hit the truck. A kid throwing a boulder we thought or something broke ? I look in the mirror and see a partridge flopping on the ground. The stupid sob flew into the side of the door. By the time I get to it , well it is Kaput, deceased, expired and dinner. Wow gotta love it, caching and grouse hunting and no shotgun required.

How do you declare a partridge at the border? LOL Fun stuff.

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GL6QQ9EF

Visit Peanut Butter in the Swamp
http://coord.info/GCTK2R
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got fired for leaving work early to search for this one. LOL. I don't care. Bouncer jobs are a dime a dozen in this town. Now I have all the time in the world to continue looking for this cache. I smashed my old GPS with a hammer and got a new one with lots of features on it. I hope this one will be more accurate. Again I didn't find it and it looks like i'm not the only one having trouble.

Please note this is this dude's fifth DNF on this same cache since October 13. At the time of his first four DNFs, he had no finds; he now has two. I have a feeling this is a cacher to keep an eye on. The next Bobcam, maybe.
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Brooklyn51
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a funny log we read for one of our caches. It was by Sharknose Bunnies and made all the funnier because the terrain on this cache is ONE.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=40421de8-17a9-4cc2-bdf0-4bf4be97a518
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sigilwig44
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
Well I got fired for leaving work early to search for this one. LOL. I don't care. Bouncer jobs are a dime a dozen in this town. Now I have all the time in the world to continue looking for this cache. I smashed my old GPS with a hammer and got a new one with lots of features on it. I hope this one will be more accurate. Again I didn't find it and it looks like i'm not the only one having trouble.

Please note this is this dude's fifth DNF on this same cache since October 13. At the time of his first four DNFs, he had no finds; he now has two. I have a feeling this is a cacher to keep an eye on. The next Bobcam, maybe.


Getting fired for a cache... hmm... and you DNF it! Also smashing your old GPS with a hammer??? Hey! Those things can bring in some ca$h on Ebay!
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15Tango
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Joined: 17 Dec 2002

Posts: 841
Location: St. Paul

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparkyfry wrote:
Well I got fired for leaving work early to search for this one. LOL. I don't care. Bouncer jobs are a dime a dozen in this town. Now I have all the time in the world to continue looking for this cache. I smashed my old GPS with a hammer and got a new one with lots of features on it. I hope this one will be more accurate. Again I didn't find it and it looks like i'm not the only one having trouble.

Please note this is this dude's fifth DNF on this same cache since October 13. At the time of his first four DNFs, he had no finds; he now has two. I have a feeling this is a cacher to keep an eye on. The next Bobcam, maybe.


Looking at that cache's page, it looks like the CO posted a Maintenance Note saying the cache is missing, but didn't disable or archive the cache - how come people just post a note rather than disable or archive their caches when they are missing? Most of us download caches that are enabled, go flying out the door, and wait until we've spent too much time looking for and not finding a cache before looking at the logs only to find out there that it's missing.
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this wound up being quite the side story...within the logs...I will post the site page as a whole. Pay more attention to the earlier logs than the most recent. The huge number of finds was due to our Meet and Greet collectively deciding to go find this one. The story (within the logs) is WELL worth the humor...


Tale of the Tower
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