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BigChiefS4
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://coord.info/GC568DX
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TriggerMN
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, and congrats on your recent 10k accomplishment!
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BigChiefS4
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriggerMN wrote:
Thanks, and congrats on your recent 10k accomplishment!


Thank you! At least this one wasn't way up a tree. Lots of leeches, though...which Doublemoose was scared of.
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berresfamily
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paraskevidekatriaphobia (GC4N884) has a new log:

Logged by: imjustdoug
Log Type: Found it
Date: 8/24/2014
Location: Minnesota, United States
Type: Traditional Cache

Log:
Was taking a pee on the side of the trail and saw it, almost peed on it
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Cache A Day ... The KB 100 Challenge (GC1A4FT) has a new log:

Logged by: Delkan1066
Log Type: Found it
Date: 8/21/2014
Location: Minnesota, United States
Type: Unknown Cache

Log:
Day #102!
I suppose to start things off, I can now say I understand the dedication Tesser and Sparkyfry put into this challenge when they did it. It is quite the effort. Not so much on the finding side of things, but in the coordination of regular life and with putting yourself within reach of a KB hide daily for over 3 months.
I like to put my unique stamp on things. Last winter I got it in my head that this challenge was too easy and might get boring visiting the same few metro parks over and over for one cache per day. So after checking things out a bit, I decided that doing this one “puzzle” style might be possible. Say what you want about the sanity involved with the decision, but as soon as the idea entered my head that it could be done, that was it, done deal., no turning back now.
I had to find a window big enough to fit the streak into. With a trip in May to Vegas, and a baby due in late August, it turned out that this summer theoretically had a 107 day window available. Okay…now the planning…I had several caching trips for the summer planned within MN. I searched out and solved the puzzles within range of those trips so that I could get them while there. Then I set to work understanding all of the requirements for the various KB challenges that I would need to pick up during these streak and fit them into my planned route. Okay, now just on to solving the rest…
The other finders had a lot of numbers in their logs. I will follow suit…
On Day 0 there were 179 active KB mystery caches in MN (and none in surrounding states). I found 9 already and 40 that were challenges that I couldn’t realistically qualify for within the 100 day period. That left about a 130 cache pool to draw from. I finished with a total of 102 straight including this cache (42 of them challenges).
I went on roughly 10 “saddle” runs (one just before midnight and one just after). Some of these were very long trips that got me home around 3:00am. The closest I came to missing the midnight deadline was about 15 minutes. 15 minutes to find a cache that had so far stumped me for 1/2 an hour. I tried planning in safety nets, but near the end there just weren’t enough for that. There were several “do or die” nights that were very stressful. The longest I went without finding a cache during the streak was from 12am one day to about 11:15pm the next day. 45 minutes shy of a 48 hour span between caches.
I had 4 “run-ins” with men in uniform. In Cosmos, a patrol circled back through the lot to make sure I was actually just getting gas at 12:30am. In Owatonna, I was pulled over for an improper turn. That guy didn’t believe the saddle caching story. Yes officer, I drove to Austin to sign a piece of paper, and yes, I am still a long way from home at 1am. In Solana, a trooper put his spot light on me, but then after a few questions he decided I was not a deviant and let me be. In Duluth a security guard at a bank for some reason believed I was sleeping in my car and he moved right along.
I had very helpful friends that stepped in when it was needed. A handful of the 102 caches were found with others (and sometimes they were the ones to make the find while I searched several feet away). I used about 5 PAF’s and I had help on probably about 10 of the puzzles from the CO and friends. I replaced maybe 6 of the caches (with the CO’s blessing of course), and fixed up several others. Oh, and carrieme44 (my beautiful wife) was amazingly understanding of my antics during this whole process. During strings of contractions she said things like “Red Wing? You better leave now if you are going to be back in time to get to the hospital!”
I attached some screenshots of the last 100+ days. And a screenshot of a map of the 102 finds.
Thanks KB for all of the hides! Thanks for making most of them relatively easy to solve and easy to find. I will get to the other 60 or so left eventually too, just not sequentially.
OK now, what’s next? How can I top this?
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EskoClimber
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racecarchick Turns 1000!

I'd like to thank my cheerleader, Jeepers Creepers for his help.
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Aix sponsa
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4RHYK_edn-alpha-centauri

I had trouble with this one. Maybe because I just wiped out on my bike. Front wheel dropped into a hole that I didn't see in the tall grass and over the handlebars I went. Thankfully, my helmet took the brunt of it. Have to buy a new helmet now, this one is trash. Forehead doesn't look the best either, but it was fun. Found the cache and signed log. Thanks, The2Moose

He, also, fell into a flowage of water downstream of a beaver dam going to this series of caches. The bike didn't make it through the water to the other side. And when he was done with the ten caches to make the star what were his thoughts...

This was my final star to find. Quite the jaunt into this one but well worth it. A wonderful series of caches out here. Thanks

The2Moose - another positive and resilient cacher.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=871d8441-8a3d-42c8-9d50-d31af21a9ed4

Quote:
Found it on our way to South Dakota, didn't have time to sign the log. TFTC

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rosebud55112
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=871d8441-8a3d-42c8-9d50-d31af21a9ed4

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Found it on our way to South Dakota, didn't have time to sign the log. TFTC


Well, with a GC# like that you have to expect a fake log now and again.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rosebud55112 wrote:
Pear Head wrote:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=871d8441-8a3d-42c8-9d50-d31af21a9ed4

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Found it on our way to South Dakota, didn't have time to sign the log. TFTC


Well, with a GC# like that you have to expect a fake log now and again.


Nice - I hadn't noticed that originally. Cool
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EskoClimber
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GC# is to good to be true.
Pear Head wrote:
rosebud55112 wrote:
Pear Head wrote:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=871d8441-8a3d-42c8-9d50-d31af21a9ed4

Quote:
Found it on our way to South Dakota, didn't have time to sign the log. TFTC


Well, with a GC# like that you have to expect a fake log now and again.


Nice - I hadn't noticed that originally. Cool
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Mn-treker
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=7e7c0251-8273-4 Reply with quote

That which is Unseen almost remained unseen, were it not a fortuitous find by the missus. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Rewind back to the first part of December, 2013 when I had the hair-brained idea to try and work through this multi-cache on my own. So, it's been almost a year since I found...

Stage 1: With the wife in Tokyo, I thought I'd try to knock this out before the snow came and because I knew she's not a big fan of multi-stage caches. Since the campground was closed, I walked the campground road back to where I could access the island and started the adventure. After a short search, I got lucky and found the container on the ground and noted the coords to Stage 2. There was also something a little interesting about the container, but I wouldn't put two-and-two together until Stage 3. As I made the hike to Stage 2, a slight drizzle started which gradually gave way to snowflakes. It wasn't really snowing until I reached...

Stage 2: It was snowing something fierce, but I was still determined to complete this multi even with the snow, so I just kept plugging away. I saw the note that the CO made regarding the logging, so I was sure it was here, but I just couldn't lay eyes on it. After walking in a wide circle around GZ, I suddenly spied something a few yards away that didn't look quite right. Sure enough, it was Stage 2! Snow was falling in big fluffy clumps by this time, and I was starting to have some doubts on whether or not I'd be able to complete this adventure. When I saw the location of Stage 3, however, my doubts became reality. No way was I going to make the trek to Stage 3 in this weather - no way, no how. I would have to wait four months before we tried for Stage 3, which ended in a DNF. Fast-forward to this weekend - a little more than seven months since our DNF - we were talking to the CO about this hide and told him that this weekend we were planning on going after...

Stage 3: The CO was kind enough to provide a hint about what we would be looking for, which lifted our spirits somewhat. Unfortunately, when we got to Stage 3, we just couldn't lay eyes on the prize. We went back and forth between "It's not here" and "Why can't we find this" for probably about 60 minutes. And given the ruggedness of the terrain, our legs were absolutely burning which really wasn't helping matters. Just as I was starting to think about throwing in the towel, the wife blurts out "Oh My God. I think... wait... I think I got it. I think I see it!" I was a few yards away and saw that she was pointing like bird dog. I came up along side her... and saw it myself! I cannot imagine how many times we were standing right next to it! As I made the retrieval, I noticed something odd about the container... and then everything made sense about Stage 1. Very clever! Armed with this information, we then calculated final location and headed for...

Stage 4: Since the CO already spilled the beans that this is a four-stage multi, we think it's okay confirming that fact. By this time, we were pretty much worn out from Stage 3, but we were determined to rescue the Travel Bug from the Final stage. Once we got to GZ the search took only a couple minutes before I spied the container and was lifting it in triumph. This Lonely Cache and Lonely Travel Bug are no longer lonely. The Unseen has finally been seen, and we were able to do so without getting any Sasquatch Poo thrown at us. Thanks for the adventure, and thanks for the cache!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://coord.info/GLFRZ4Q6

mjb found Traditional Cache Angel of Success 1 - The Angel Series (Locked)

Thursday, 09 October 2014
Hi,

This is the Omaha Bomb Squad! Apparently a muggle has found your cache and called us to report it as a suspicious device. Unfortunately we have to treat all calls like this as real so we rendered the suspicious device safe which is bomb squad lingo for "we blew it up"! Fortunately the log and the angel trinket included in the cache were recovered undamaged. If you want your log and trinket back call the Omaha Police Department on our main number 402-444-5818 and we can arrange for you to get your property back.

Respectfully,
OPD Bomb Squad
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigChiefS4 wrote:
http://coord.info/GLFRZ4Q6

mjb found Traditional Cache Angel of Success 1 - The Angel Series (Locked)

The bomb squad even logged a find, that's awesome..
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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigChiefS4 wrote:
http://coord.info/GLFRZ4Q6

mjb found Traditional Cache Angel of Success 1 - The Angel Series (Locked)

Thursday, 09 October 2014
Hi,

This is the Omaha Bomb Squad! Apparently a muggle has found your cache and called us to report it as a suspicious device. Unfortunately we have to treat all calls like this as real so we rendered the suspicious device safe which is bomb squad lingo for "we blew it up"! Fortunately the log and the angel trinket included in the cache were recovered undamaged. If you want your log and trinket back call the Omaha Police Department on our main number 402-444-5818 and we can arrange for you to get your property back.

Respectfully,
OPD Bomb Squad


I realize there are probably reasons that they can't do this, but I'd wish they would inform the person reporting the cache that making false reports is a crime.

Austin
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