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Central City Cemeteries – two perspectives – drone flight

Prior to leaving our money at the nearby casinos, we headed just northwest of town to a collection of cemeteries.  Rich history dating back to the founding of Colorado.  I edited two videos, with the only difference being a ‘filter’ in post production to give one version on ‘old time’ feel.

The ‘old time’ version

The color version, provides more detail.

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Stanley Lake Drone Flight – 2017-MAR-05

Another mild winter day, and another self-training flight around the Denver metro area.  With some history of the lake.

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Pattridge Park Drone Flight 2017-JAN-22

First drone flight out of training mode. Look for the model plane park near here during flight.

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Drone Flight 5-FEB-2017

After issues getting the Firmware upgrade to take, we had a great flight at Long Lake regional Park in Arvada, Co

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Centennial State Geocaching #56 – Mingo Happy 15th Birthday to Geocaching

The Podcast returns with a weekend trip to Mingo Kansas for a 15th anniversary celebration (GCQRXE) .  Art violated the number one rule of video recording, always have a fully charged camera. As a backup, we are linking to a YouTube presentation of the event.  In a big announcement at the end of May 2015, Geowoodstock was awarded to Denver.  The next episode will feature a video of the announcement.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 69 & 70

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Made it to the finish line.  Although day 69 was harder then it should have been

Coming to the concert tonight? – This was the fifth cache we tried to find.  We were rapidly losing daylight.  Found this as the sun set.  Video here.

You Muche Come Meet Me On The Corner – After the day 69 fiasco, this find was quick.  Video here.

 

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Finds for Each Day of the Year

You’ve found caches on 366 of 366 days of the year.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 2 1 4 5 2 1 2 1 1 8 1 1 2 1 1 12 3 2 1 1 5 1 4 1 77
Feb 1 4 4 2 1 1 9 4 3 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 9 26 2 2 7 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 X X 103
Mar 2 4 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 4 14 5 3 2 4 3 11 3 12 4 12 1 8 6 5 8 2 4 3 2 138
Apr 1 13 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 8 1 7 1 3 1 12 5 1 4 2 9 1 3 2 7 10 X 116
May 3 13 1 2 4 12 3 2 2 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 7 2 3 11 3 11 2 5 3 12 2 1 4 4 9 137
Jun 16 1 6 2 4 6 12 4 5 3 2 6 15 18 10 1 2 9 6 2 8 5 5 1 5 2 5 48 3 5 X 217
Jul 3 4 38 3 11 2 1 16 7 3 2 2 1 1 4 1 13 6 1 8 1 2 4 4 8 12 8 1 1 6 1 175
Aug 4 7 4 2 3 2 7 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 5 4 2 4 8 3 1 1 4 7 7 12 8 4 14 10 136
Sep 9 1 14 9 2 1 10 3 5 2 4 5 19 8 1 1 1 2 9 4 4 15 1 1 6 6 3 1 1 6 X 154
Oct 1 4 1 5 4 5 4 4 1 1 1 2 7 6 1 8 1 1 7 3 1 1 1 4 3 7 4 4 2 2 4 100
Nov 3 1 1 7 2 1 4 4 1 4 2 3 1 1 1 3 5 6 2 11 2 8 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 X 91
Dec 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 2 3 63
47 54 75 39 43 41 54 45 29 28 34 50 64 53 27 35 55 72 41 77 40 59 37 42 52 56 51 77 41 59 30 1507
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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 68 – Perez’s Last Hurrah #3

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Perez’s Last Hurrah #3 –  After the ground blizzards we experienced last night coming back from dinner, we were concerned that it would be a stuck in the house day.  But the road crews did a great job in plowing the roads, and we were able to find this cache after a bit of a search.  I have documented our find using a GoPro camera that Santa brought me for Christmas. The edit is rough as I’m learning to works with the companion software.  The joy of the hunt can be found here.   Two days to go!!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December  27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 67 – Arapahoe Bar

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Arapahoe Bar – Christmas day found us out for breakfast, and this quick find.  At a historical site marking an early gold strike along Clear Creek.  Now Christmas dinner with the family this afternoon, then batten down the hatches as a snow storm moved in tonight.  Will be interesting caching day tomorrow with 6-10 inched predicted. Stay tuned!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 66 – Play Ball #2

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Play Ball #2 – Christmas Eve has us at a park in Westminster.  I attempted this  cache earlier in the year without success.  As a night attempt, I could not find it.  In the daylight, potential hiding places became visible and the find was quick.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 64 & 65

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mondo’s 4 T’s – A shopping trip to Broomfield brought us to this cache.  We were dodging snow squalls as we headed to our nearest Whole Foods Market to complete last minute grocery list.  This cache was nearby.  The challenge for this cache was to figure out which of the four “T’s” had the cache.

RiNo in Crisis  – For this cache, we were in the River Arts North District in Denver visiting family.  This well hidden cache is located next to a unique candy shop, making this a tasty find.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 24, 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 63 – Western Bowlers Bug Hotel

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Western Bowlers Bug Hotel – Travel bug hotels are specialty caches designed for exchange of traveling items. Therefore they should be large enough to contain a reasonable quantity of travelers.   The cache today was a small pill bottle, barley able to hold the logbook much less small tradeables.  In reviewing past logs, this cache was probably being kept alive by other cachers, as the owner is an infrequent visitor to the geocaching web site.  Anyway, a find is a find.  Number 1500 for us today.  We also begin eight days in a row of caching to complete this quest.  The long term weather forecast shows good weather during this time frame.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching day December 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 61 & 62

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Spidey Senses – the morning after a snowfall brought me to Lakecrest Park.  I needed a cache that would be quick to find on my way to work.  The snow on the ground  actually mad this one easy to find.

Turkey Eve – I found this one on my way home from work this evening.  A walk in the dark through Dover Square Park brought me to a large container.  Something I needed as I had very little light to find teh container.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Grabbed from Turkey Eye – Girl Power

 

Next geocaching day December 21, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 58, 59, & 60

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

The last three day in a row  set of finds.  Gearing up for the big eight day run at te end of the month.

WESTLAND PAR-KING – running a few errands on Sunday brought us to a well hidden shopping plaza off of Colfax Avenue.  Quick find under a lamp skirt.

Game Day Cache -Monday brought us to a pedestrian bridge near the Broncos Stadium.  The challenge was maintaining my balance while grabbing the container. A neat geocoin was grabbed with the find.  One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 Geo Gobble – placed on Thanksgiving Day, another lamp skirt cache hidden in a pocket neighborhood near Coors Field.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 57 – Permit to Cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Permit to Cache – more supplies to finish the bathroom. That is what got me out of the house today and provided us an opportunity to find this csche.  The weather was very mild for early December.  We have been lucky this year as there were few adverse weather days this year.  We had a chance to visit a new park in Arvaae (Terrence Park).  The cache was just outsode the park boundaries.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 7, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 55 & 56

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)r

A few new caches made an appearance in Downtown Denver.  An opportunity to grab during a couple of lunch hours.

Skate Park Safe – Near the Platte River, this one was well hidden.  I placed some new trackables in this cache.

Appalachian Trail 2008 Geocoin

Cachekinz

Go Team Geocoin

Monster Cache – The container describes this cache along busy 15th Street.  I had a few muggles sweeping the sidewalk watch as I grabbed, signed, and dashed.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 5, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 52, 53, &54

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Happy Thanksgiving.  Nothing like a bathroom remodel to throw a wrench in the 70 days quest.  The streak continues.

Not So Comforting -The her half of the team braved a cold from to capture this cache.  An unusual container fitting the location.

 Mondo’s NAT #117 – Chaui  A blustery day with darkness approaching.  Forgot my multi-tool made for a challenge in extracting the logbook.

Perez’s Last Hurrah #5 – day #3 and I earned a mid-day break from tiling the shower to grab this cache.  Now to relax!!

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 2, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 51 – Jim Baker Reservoir again

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Jim Baker Reservoir again – It has been a brutal week weather wise in Denver.  From 70s in the start of the week to record lows of -14F, geocaching is going to get tougher for the balance of the year.    We had a break from the cold yesterday, but another front started to come through the area, and with it, another round of snow and below zero temperatures.

I had to run a few errands this morning, and took the opportunity to find the cache for this day. The hide was at Jim Baker reservoir.  The again in the name refers to the second cache at this watershed northwest of downtown Denver.  A biography of Jim Baker is here.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Cachemobile

Next geocaching day November 24, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 50 – Ducking Out For Some Tiger Butterflies (#42)

Empty parking lot at the pavilion!!

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Ducking Out For Some Tiger Butterflies (#42) – another dash after work cache. This time a visit to Butterfly Pavilion was ground zero for this cache. The pavilion was closed when we arrived, making for a empty parking lot and a quick find.  This cache is part of a series of where rubber ducks are used as containers.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 49 – Hinge the Gates!

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Hinge the Gates! – With the end of daylight savings time, we can expect more evening geocaching for the balance of the year. Tonight took us to ‘Moon Gulch Park’ in Arvada for this micro cache.  We were the first logged find in over two months for what was a simple find.  The only question was, Did we break park curfew?

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 6, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 48 – DPL Series: The Hitchhiker’s Guide

Not a spoiler

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

DPL Series: The Hitchhiker’s Guide – Our luck continues with the weather this month as I was able to take an extended walk to another in the series of Denver Public Library caches. The cache is listed as a ‘Letterbox Hybrid’. Different then the traditional cache, the container has a rubber stamp and ink pad.  The idea being you would exchange stamp impressions. This is a very small library located in the Santa Fe Arts District.  The cache is right out in the open at the front desk.  “Don’t Panic” if you do not find the logbook right away. that is part of the challenge.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 3, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 47 – Nothin’ Fancy

prairie-dog_669_600x450TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Nothin’ Fancy -exactly the type of cache I needed today, quick, isolated, and near the bus stop. An Altoids tin in good shape was waiting at ground zero.   Bonus was it is on the edge of a prairie dog colony.   Them doggies is noisy.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 46 – Golden Travels

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Golden Travels – today was a travel day as we visited a few farmer’s markets in the Platteville area.  While traveling back down highway 85, we stopped in a little used rest area to pick up this small cache.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 45 – DPL Series: A Look at the Past

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

DPL Series: A Look at the Past – With another series of storms headed for the Denver area today, I attempted a cache just north of the downtown area,. Today I visited  The Blair-Caldwell Public Library, for a cache hidden in the Library.  This cache is one in a series of library-cacher partnerships in Denver.  Requirements for this cache involved exploring the museum on the second and third floors.  Amazingly, the cache is in plain sight, and no one paid attention to me.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 11, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 44 – G Clan 5

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

G Clan 5 – As we approach the end of 2014, various challenges are expected as we complete our quest.  In addition to darkness coming earlier each day, we can expect less then ideal weather.  Today was no exception.  I attempted a cache downtown over lunch with no success.  Later that afternoon, waves of thunderstorms moved through the Denver area, possibly threatening the quest.  I arrived at ground zero, managing to find the cache quickly between storms.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Cachemobile

Next geocaching day October 1, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 43 – Transformer

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Transformer –  Indian summer is upon us on the front range of Colorado, which made for a good caching day.  Sunday errands at the farmers market, coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, and a trip to Costco, brought us to a park in Westminster.

Carroll Butts Athletic Park is an oasis in the middle of a busy urban area.  The description of this cache mentioned that the prior cache listing was once a multi-stage cache, which I found the last time I was at this park.  I was initially worried that the cache was gone as ground zero was recently painted, but we found it quickly.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Next geocaching day September 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 42 – vail pass parking

vailpassTEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

vail pass parking – today brought us to the summit of Vail Pass (10,662 feet above sea level) for a ammo can.  We stopped at a truck chain-up area to make this quick find.  For us, this was the highest cache found above sea level.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Next geocaching day September 28, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 41 – Tribute to

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tribute To –  The her half of the team was able to get away from a resort hotel in Beaver Creek. (Where I was attending a conference). to visit nearby Vail Village, Colorado.  She was able to find a virtual cache in the village, which had a simple logging requirement. “Tell me what you see?”  The picture attached to this post IS NOT what you see at the cache site, but is nearby.

What is a virtual cache? – A Virtual Cache is about discovering a location rather than a container. The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary—you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc… In any case, you must visit the coordinates before you can post your log. Although many locations are interesting, a Virtual Cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit. (from Groundspeak.com)

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next date to complete – September 18, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 40 – Shocking #55

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Shocking #55 – The team returns to its quest on a trip to a conference in Beaver Creek.  We needed to stop at the back in Silverthorne, this cache was mere feet from the bank.  A quick find got us on our way.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

 

 

Next date to complete – September 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 39 – 1945

Can you see the cache?

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

1945 – This is the last day to fill in until mid-September.  Today was the start of a 24 hour rain event that is expected to drop 3-5 inches of water in the area.  So today, a quick find was a must.  This was a cache that was ‘hide in plain sight’.  A quick find as it was starting to drizzle again.  The two star difficulty was a bit overstated.

We will attempt the 7 Souvenirs of August Challenge sponsored by Geocaching.com

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – September 15, 2014  We participated in the 31 Days of Geocaching last year.  The filled in all of August.

 

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 38 – On Fire

View near the final

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

On Fire – Today was a very warm day to geocache.  Not my record high temperature (114 degrees Fahrenheit in Scottsdale, AZ a few years ago), but warn none the less.  A lunchtime walk from downtown Denver to the nearby Lower Highlands (LoHI) neighborhood.  This is a cache for weekday hunting as the final location can be busy on the weekends.  A break now until the end of the month, and hopefully cooler weather.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 37

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

1st Base on Blake Street. – Coors Field, where dreams of post-season baseball go to die.  Today’s find is near the first base entrance to the annual attempt of a local major league baseball club to try to build a winning season.  A well hidden micro, this cache should only be attempted when there is no home game.  The neighborhood is pretty deserted at that time.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 21, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 36

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Home and Love – I had the afternoon off for a Doctor’s appointment.  Post appointment, I drove to the nearby Crown Hill Open Space Park. It was one mile round trip to the cache from the parking lot as you are walking around a lake.  This is a different type of tribute cache in honor of a poem by Robert Service.  I found the cache in short order once I made ground zero.  The perfect end to a nice July afternoon.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 16, 2014

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70 days of Geocaching – Day 35

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Can you Hear Me Now – in our last full day in the Dallas area, we picked up this lamp post cache in a mega shopping area.  The last time we were in this part of Texas was 22 years ago.  The area was nothing but farms and fields. Now any form of retail you can imagine dots the landscape.  My how things have changed. However as a bonus, we had lunch at an In-N-Out Burger.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Talia

 

 

Next date to complete – July 14, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching- Day 34

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Today found us with an overnight stay in Amarillo, TX  Before we left town, we stopped at the famous Cadillac Ranch and picked up a few caches.  We then started off to Dallas

I got 99 Problems, but a bench ain’t one of them – A boneyard of old bus stop benches in a field by the interstate. A bit of searching in tall grass and a field loaded with the most ugliest caterpillars you ever seen made this an interesting find.

The Cadillac Ranch Travel Bug Hotel – A shot trip down the frontage road Brought us to this small size cache.  Easy find and a reminder of another tourest attraction ten miles down the road.  We dropped, Odell State Tag here.

 

 

 

cadillac ranchCadillac Ranch – the last one was a virtual cache at the famous Cadillac Ranch.  A series of old Cadillacs, nose buried in the ground.  We visited here 20 years ago.  We returned at the new location a few miles further west.  The years of spray paint on the cars have taken its toll, and the cars are almost unrecognizable.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

 

Next date to complete – July 1, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 33

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

I LOVE MY MOMMY – Tonight’s journey brought me and our geodaughter to Independence Park in Arvada for this regular size cache.  Another find for us that is a tribute cache.  One for the mother of the cache owner, who passed from MS.  We were able to find the cache quickly as thunderstorms were brewing in the area.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Odell State Tag

Cachemobile

Next date to complete – June 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 32

View from near ground zero

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Pattridge Park 2 – Back in the country, and with additional stronger antibiotics, I headed out west of town visiting an open space that has several caches. Walking the trails in a quiet part of Arvada, I was at peace.  I plan on returning at a later date as the solution to a puzzle cache is located in the same park, but I did not have the coordinates with me today. The payoff was a large container and a trackable that we will be taking on an upcoming trip.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Grabbed – Odell State Tag

 

Next date to complete – June 24, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 31

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Commuter Cache #3: Parking Rates are HIGH – Today found me on a journey to what is becoming my home away from home, Calgary. This cache had a bit of a challenge as I’m still recovering from an ear infection, so my search was a bit labored.  One of the nice things about caching in downtown Calgary is that the hint with the cache will always direct you to the final location.  I guess hiders in downtown Calgary feel sorry for us. Now back to rest and good drugs from the Doctor.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Dropped eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3 into cache Welcome to Calgary

 

Next date to complete – June 20, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 30

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Between the Goal Posts – Just when you need to find a cache on a workday, one pops up in downtown Denver.  Not only was it downtown, it was on the new cross town bus route known as “The Metro Ride” Only a few feet from a stop, it was easy off, find and log the cache, and easy on as I continued my trip to the office. Nice hide, but be careful of the meeting room right outside the hiding location.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3

 

Next date to complete – June 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 29

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Taking a vacation day.  I did a short geocaching trip to fill in today’s date.  I had four finds, but two are noteworthy for today.

Coolest Cat II… A tribute to Yoda – Breaking way from a string of micro caches, I took a short walk to this cache.  Most of the high grass leading up to this cache is gone, a victim to the highway expansion nearby.  A ammo can was the reward for a cache in tribute to Yoda.  Pictures of the cat early and near end of life were inside.  A few trinkets, but none that I need to trade for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muche Love for Home and Country – The city of Westminster placed this monument in tribute to the branches of our Armed Forces. Organized by branch in a circle around a statue in the center, there are bricks engraved with the names of Servicemen and Women who gave their lives in defense of this country.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Trackable Dropped – G-Money Trackable Building Toy  This one was actually dropped in DSP&P Jefferson Station on May 26, 2014.  We did a caching day run to complete pages 47 & 48 of the Colorado Delorme Challenge.

Next date to complete – June 2, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 28

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

ABCDERIAN Challenge – sometimes geocaching is a marathon. not a sprint. When this cache was first published in June 2007, I began to accumulate the requirements in a bookmark list. Find a cache that begins with each letter of the alphabet, after the date of publication, and must be a physical cache.   Many of the first caches on the list we from a trip that we made to Maui a few months after publication.  The final cache to complete the challenge was found in August 2013.  We had a break from the rain today, and made the find.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Next date to complete – May 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 26 & 27

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Our Mutual RiNo – (Day 26) This was found during my lunch hour.  I took a long walk to an up and coming area of Denver known as the River North Arts District. Combinations of craft brewers, restaurants, and restored homes make this a unique part of Denver.  The cache was well hidden, and also well marked when I found it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty Turns 40 – (Day 27) The one thing I have learned in life is to never ask a woman her age.  This cache is to honor the 40th birthday of someone special. The cache container was very creative, and easy to find at the far end of a new park in Arvada.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

Trackables Grabbed –  eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Next date to complete – May 23, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 25

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

“Thank You” – elrep – We made it through a Mother’s day snow event. I waited until the end of the day today to find this cache.  The weather had improved, making for a quick find.  I had attempted this cache last fall without success.  We later discovered that the cache had gone missing, so I felt vindicated. This is one in a series of “thank yous” to various cachers who have contributed to geocaching by hiding numbers of caches. I also discovered that the bowling alley near this cache had closed down.  Another business bites the dust.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

Next date to complete – May 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 24

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

June 12th~ Red Rose Day – Today was the first of the bi-weekly  Friday’s off for the company that employees me. The plane for today was to visit the Stapleton Redevelopment area to participate in a plant sale.  Our wires got crossed on the start time of the sale, and could not stay as we had a full day of errands.  The cache for today is one in a series honoring various special days throughout the year.

We stopped by an office park and grabbed this easy micro.  The company at the hiding location is a German Solar Inverter manufacturer, with a plant here in Denver. There was also a cache at the other end of the plant, which we also found. 

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

 

Next date to complete – May 12, 2014 (Expecting a snow event that day!!)

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 23

View of ground zero

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Green Light Special – a cache within shot of Coors Field. This one appeared the evening before I needed to complete another challenge day.  The next morning, I headed the cache from the bus station. About a one mile walk.  The challenge to this cache is to attempt it when there is no one else around.  Early on a weekday was a perfect time.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables Dropped TOUCHDOWN TB   This one was actually dropped in Summer Serenade #10: Gypsum Towers on an Easter Sunday cache run

Trackables grabbed –  G-Money Trackable Building Toy

 

Next date to complete – May 9, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 22

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

We [heart] MaddieMoofs – The office was closed today, so the team went out for breakfast at the Cozy Cottage in northwest Denver. As is custom, we always check what caches are available.  A quarter mile away was this cache, at Cesar Chavez Park.  We had attempted this cache once before a few years ago, but came up empty.  Today was a successful find, but took quite a bit of searching. Make sure you read the listing in full before you attempt this one.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

TOUCHDOWN TB – we went over to Mile High Stadium after finding the above cache to get a picture to the traveler at the stadium.  Now only needs to visit 29 more stadiums.

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 21

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Honors House Rocks – today’s journey brought me to the campus of Metro State University and the area known as Ninth Street Historic Park.  A collection of buildings dating back to beginnings of Denver and Colorado, and preserved as part of the campus community. After a few additional DNF logs, I discovered the cache owner has to replace the cache, as it was absconded by a squirrel.  I made another attempt over the lunch hour, but ended up being embarrassed as I discovered that the cache was hidden in a spot that I failed to look at previously.  The hint in the cache actually referenced more then one possible area.  If you visit this cache, you will know what I mean.  I was able to pick up another trackable here, one with a mission to visit all 31 NFL stadiums.  I will see about getting a picture at Mile High.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – TOUCHDOWN TB

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 18, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 20

The Hidden lake near the cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

PB Cache – A strange day to need a geocache.  I had two ‘Did not finds’ over the lunch hour today.  A scheduled maintenance window on geocaching.com today was going to make a find very challenging.  I have had this cache on my ‘quick find’ list.  A regular size cache, a rare event in the city, made this a must find. Near a lake and marina in the city, this is a very secluded spot I had to go old school today, using my handheld GPS receiver instead of my iPhone to find this one.  Now a week off before the next one.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 17, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 19

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

UNC #3 – Hopper Sprout #1 – Grabbed this one after a trip to return our daughter to school. With all the hints attached to this one, there were very few options to where this one could be.  A quick find to complete another empty day on the calendar.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 8, 2014  I hope to get this done before the geocaching website goes down for maintenance.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 18

View from the cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Mondo’s NAT #445 – Penobscot  – the most legendary cacher in Colorado is simply known as Mondo. He has over 73000 finds and almost 1400 hides, and a charter member of geocaching.com.

Today’s cache is part of a 500 cache series honoring Native American Tribes.  Penobscot Indians (derived by Vetromile from the Pānnawānbskek, ‘it forks on the white rocks,’ or Penaubsket, ‘it flows on rocks’; Godfrey and Ballard practically agree with Vetromile, the name applying directly to the falls at Oldtown, but Ballard says it has also been rendered ‘rock land,’ from penops [penopsc] ‘rock,’ and cöt [ot] locative, applied to the bluff at the mouth of the river near Castine. Gerard gives the aboriginal form as Pěnobskât, lit.’ plenty stones’). They are a tribe of the Abnaki confederacy (q. v.), closely related in language and customs to the Norridgewock. They are sometimes included in the most numerous tribe of the Abnaki confederacy, and for a time more influential than the Norridgewock. (From the cache listing).

This cache is located and the southern end of Majestic View Park.  As you can see from the picture, the park is well named.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable dropped

EV5 DEC Alpha – ended up dropping this only 700 feet from where it was grabbed.

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 6, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 17

Do you see the cache??

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Oh See the Cache #4 – The Team gets back on the trail today with an early in the day cache.  The cache was attempted once before as part of the 31 Days of Geocaching last year.  Due to ongoing construction in the area, the find eluded us.  Recently, the cache owner moved it to a new easier to reach location nearby. This made for quick success and allowed me to catch an earlier bus to work.  No April Fools joke today.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 4, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 16

Fire House #4

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Fabulous Four – It sucks to be sick.  This was the morning to grab a cache early, knowing I would be exhausted by evening.  This trip returned me to Firehouse #4 in Arvada.  This cache is one of three I’m aware of that have been placed by the Arvada Fire Department.  With a revised set of coordinates, this ammo can cache was easy to find. As a famous woodworker once said, measure twice cut once.  Bonus today was finding a pathtag in this cache.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 1, 2014 (not a joke)

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 15

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Rose Roots Garden – Today’s trip brought me out to a community garden located in the Five Parks area of Arvada.  While in season, locals are able to plant crops  on a 15 ft by 15 ft plot they lease on an annual basis.  Future plans will have additional garden beds available, as well as fruit and nut trees.  More information is at the link here.  The cache is inside the grounds, be respectful of the work of this organization if you visit during the growing season.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – March 3, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 14

mmmmmm…. beer

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Hops you find it! – 65 degrees Fahrenheit in mid-February?  The weather allowed us to spend most of the day catching up on yard cleanup.  The trash company will love us tomorrow.  We headed out late in the day to run a few errands, and grab this micro cache.

We ended up in an area know as the Westminster Promenade, a entertainment center filled with many attractions, and several caches.  This one was selected due to the fact that it was logged as found the previous day.  It was a quick find, located outside the entrance of a chain of popular brewpubs. Now we have a week off before we reach another day to complete.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 23, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 13

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tonight was a challenge. Cold weather, ice, and dark.  The 60 degree temperatures promised do not materialized until later this week.

Caches Attempted

The Log Cache – <Begin Rant> Dear Cache Owner If you know that your cache is missing, please disable the listing.  Also setting an owner maintenance log IMPLIES you have fixed the problem, not that you PLAN to fix the problem. <End Rant>

Fabulous Four – After a tasty dinner prepared by the her half of the team, I headed out and hoped that this regular size cache would be a quick find.  But, alas, no luck.  I do not know if it was the lighting or the snow cover.  Will need to try this another time.

Cache found

JADE LOVES WAL #10 – As a last attempt, I headed back to the local Wal-Mart and grabbed this cache that is a tribute to excessive shopping.  Sometimes a lamp skirt can be your friend.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 12

Damn it’s cold!!!

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Guitar Harbor – I can safely say that this is the coldest weather day that I have cached (-7F).  I new it would be too cold to walk across downtown to find a cache, so I went with an easy reserve cache near where I catch the bus to downtown.  In a strip shopping center, this cache is named after teh two main tenents nearby. This one did take a bit to find as I had to clear a pile of snow at the final location.  An additional challenge was trying to open the cache sans gloves.  I’m glad that I don’t need a cache tomorrow as the low in Denver is slated to be -15F.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 10, 2014 – It should  be about 50 degrees warmer.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 11

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

A overnight snow event starting in Thursday made this one exciting.  No picture today as I forgot to take one at the find/

Cache found

When the Saints Go Marching In – a rain base with snow after a few hours made many of the sidewalks slippery.  The walk was the challenge to a older Denver neighborhood northeast of downtown. The church that is attached to the location of the cache is a condo conversion. It must be interesting to live in a former church.
I selected this cache as the size was classified as small.  I decided if I was to find a cache today, it need to be larger then a micro. When I arrived at ground zero, the find was quick and I signed the log.

 

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 5, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 10

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Cache found

A fine cup of coffee

Cuppa Chino 32 — Sun of Chicken  The snow event held off until after the lunch hour, so I went out to make my third attempt at this cache.  The cache owner took pity on me and offered a hint as to the final location.  I arrived from my office in short order, and after a bit of a search, still came up empty.  I dashed a quick email to the cache owner, asking for another hint.  This time the hint was a big whack on the side of the head.  I returned to the location, and at last had success.  With roads turning bad during the evening rush hour, I was glad to get this day marked off early.

Lesson learned – sometimes you need to trust your instinct and not the GPS.  I had searched in the area, but not enough to uncover what should have been a relatively easy find. Also, never be afraid to ask for a hint from the cache owner.

Bonus – If you go about two blocks north of the cache, you will be outside the studio of Rocky Mountain PBS.  Outside of the building, there are cement footprints of famous celebrities.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 31, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching- Day 9

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Today was such a beautiful day, we actually found two caches on a trip to Boulder.

Caches found

View from the cache. Business is booming

 Hacker Cache – After our visits to Whole Foods and Barnes and Noble, we decide to go after this cache.  A regular size cache on the far end of a parking lot it ended up taking a bit to find.  A perfect camo for the area, I became too focused on the GPS and walked by it a few times. Will need to be careful during business hours as construction trailers are parked near this cache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer O’clock

Malty MICRO #11 – Another of the series places near brewpubs.  The hide was clever. We found a piece of swag left with the micro and claimed it for ourselves.  People at the outdoor patio had to wonder what we were doing there today.  Will have to go back another time and sample the local brew.

Trackables Visited (for both caches)

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 27, 2014 we have a snow event scheduled for Monday.  Have a few caches scoped out.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 8

Critters in the area

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a cache.

Cache found

Utility work ahead – Today, the Her half of the team went caching while running errands in Broomfield, CO. As advertised, a quick park and grab, but with a small twist.  It was good that there was a hospital nearby as the many prairie dog holes could have caused a twisted ankle if you were not careful.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 25, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 7

Snake

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a cache.

Once again, a challenging day.  I did not get started until late in the day as we were finishing recording to two podcasts.  As we were losing daylight, the team headed out.

Caches not found

Where the doggies roam…  Our first attempt on this cache.  With the sun setting, We tried this one first as the parking area is marked as being closed and locked at dusk.  From the parking area, it was a sloppy half mile walk to ground zero.  A through  look at the logical hiding area turned up nothing. The prairie dogs mocked us as we left.

Leaving Las Vegas Just In Time.  Second attempt on this one with no success.  As stated in prior posts, sometimes the ones that should be simple stump us. An additional sting as a new cacher logged it as found the same day.

Cache found

SNAKE!  It was a 2/10 mile walk from the Las Vegas cache to this one.  With a 2/2 raiting, We expected a bit of work.  At ground zero, the cache was out in the open.  We signed the logbook and the returned the cache to where we found it and covered it with the natural materials in the area.  Another day ticked off the list.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 21, 2014

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CSG Show #48 – A visit to NAYLE

Video from Art and Karen on their visit to the geocaching course at NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience)

 

Be sure to listen to our new The Falling Skies Podcast

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CSG Show #47 – Welcome to Philmont

Art and Karen take time out from their setup of the social media class to record this episode of geocaching goodness just for you.
Feedback on WherIGo for Android

 

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CSG Show #46 – Virtual Geowoodstock

 

Join Art and Karen on this three day adventure of peace and geocaching.

 

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Listener e- mail

Setting of 2010 U.S. Census Center of Population Marker (requires Facebook) so central MO

Thompson Family travels – blog on Route 66

Return of ET Highway caches
Website announcing return
Garmin Blog – Teva Mountain Games: Serious fun with a series of caches

How soon after a DNF do you check on a cache you own.

Geowookstock – did you go?  We would love to have you file a field report
Geowoodstock X announced Location Sellersburg, on May 24, 2012
Geocaching.com Listing

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CSG Show 45.1 – Geocaching Under Attack

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Art shares some brief thoughts on some high profile geocaches that have gome missin recently

Mission 9:Tunnel of Light

Forum Thread

Mingo

Forum Thread

GC57 – Geocache

 

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CSG Show #45 – mmmmmmm…..Fried Clams

Art talks about a food from his younger days and how he fears it may never be as good as he remembers it.  We discuss gardening, a summer without children, and yes…geocaching.

Earth Cache Masters – International caching event

The Spot For emergencies and weather disasters

Emergency Distress Beacon

Share your location Droid

World wide disaster warnings for Iphone or Droid
Weather Channel Android app Free
Weather Channel Itunes link Free

Why your trusty GPS sometimes fails you. – from CNN

Authorities in western US worried about Auto GPS use.

Groundspeak refer a friend charity promotion

David Garrett launches 1st musician campaign on geocaching
Facebook David Garrett

Live close to Vail, Colorado? Garmin needs you to adopt a cache

Trinidad Lake State Park offering geocaching as part of summer program

Bookmark of Trinidad Lake State park caches

Four reasons for the geogeek to visit Colorado this fall

WWFM VIII Balloon Festival in Greeley

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CSG Show #44 – Vegas Feelin’ the Heat on the ET Highway Trail

Art and Karen catch up on all things in the world of geocaching and GPS.  Including a follow-up to the closure of the ET Highway powertrail, 

CSRN event recap

Look for multiple video podcasts in the near future

Cachers of the Roundtable appearence on 4/7 – Topic: responsible caching
Geocaching.com updates

Geocoinfest US 2011

Another episode of ‘Don’t trust your GPS’

Geocaching Calculator for Android Phones

Lightsquared update on testing plans
saveourgps.org/
Three possible outcomes

…and you thought having Homer Simpson’s voice on your GPS was bad.

Opencachng.com updates – saved searches
Opencaching.com e-mail notifications
Custom Opie reverse on pathtags

No such thing as a gps implant

Nine uses of a GPS you didn’t know about

GoogleTrail – Garmin custom map generator

Geocaching Merit Badge coins for sale

Las Vegas review Journal follow-up on closure of ET Highway Trail

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CSG Show #43 – All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my closeup

A first for our podcast.  Our daughter produced a ‘Making of…’ video

Behind the scenes part 1
Behind the scenes part 2

Listener feedback
Website: geocachers.co.nz
Message: Hi
We have had a major earchquake in Christchurch NZ with loss of life
I have a new coin being made and all profits will be going to the appeal could you PLEASE PLEASE help with this and advertise and tell everyone
You may email or call me for more information
The link to the product is http://www.geocachers.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_17&products_id=127

Name: DudleyGrunt
Website: New Geocache to Help Christchurch Earthquake Victims
Message: TerraCaching has listed a new Locationless Cache to help promote donations to relief efforts for the Christchurch, NZ quake.  I hope the following information will be of interest to you and that you’ll be able to share this with your listeners.

The cache is Christchurch Earthquake Relief (LC7P2)
http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=LC7P2

Thanks,
DudleyGrunt

From the TerraCaching forums:

An important new Locationless Cache was just posted, designed to encourage Terracaching members to donate to the relief effort for victims of last week’s Christchurch earthquake. All you need to do to claim this LC is to donate at least $5.00 US / 4.00 Euro / $7.00 NZ / or your local equivalent to an organization supporting the relief effort. In addition, Terracaching management [Cash108] has pledged to donate an additional $5.00 for each of the first 100 finders of this LC. Let’s see if we can make cash108 donate all of that $500 to this cause!

From the cache page:

Most of you know that the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was devastated on Tuesday afternoon by a 6.3 magnitude aftershock, some six months and 5000 aftershocks since the initial 7.1 magnitude earthquake last September. That first earthquake did not cause any fatalities, but this recent one occurred near the central city during a busy lunchtime. At this writing, more than 144 are know to have died, and at least that many more are still missing. Buildings in this historic city continue to crumble, hampering rescue efforts, and the city’s water supply has been destroyed, leaving Christchurch’s nearly 400,000 urban residents with no drinking water as well as no power.

This would be a disaster in any country, but in a nation as small as New Zealand, such a tragedy is overwhelming. This Locationless Cache was created to encourage all of you to make a contribution to earthquake relief. All you need to do to claim this cache is to make a donation of at least $5.00 US, or 4.00 Euro, or your local equivalent, to one of the organizations below, or to any other similar agency. Just make the donation, then post your log here.

Donations can be made directly through the organizations found at THIS WEB SITE. In particular, the New Zealand Red Cross site accepts credit cards from around the world. The donation there wll be in New Zealand dollars, so you need to contribute $7.00 NZ to meet the $5 US requirement above. There is also a specially designed Christchurch quake geocoin available, from which all profits will go to the Red Cross’ official quake appeal. Buying one of these geocoins also qualifies you for this cache. Check it out HERE.

Terracaching management also wants to help the people of New Zealand To that end, cash108 will make an additional donation of $5.00 for each of the first 100 Found It logs posted to this LC. Let’s see if we can find enough Terracachers out there to take him up on all $500!

We are particularly happy that we’re the ones to post this Locationless Cache. We spent 2 days in Christchurch 5 years ago during a trip to South Island. While we were driving around the island, we did dozens of LCs, and Havelock, NZ gave us the idea for our World Capitals LC.

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Comment:
I have just whatever I have needed thrown into a knapsack for geocaching. Much of what you mentioned I also have. I keep a roll of the camo duct tape in there. I also will sometimes make some small pieces of duct tape folded over on itself, about a foot length piece and even sometimes use these as a inexpensive tradable. (Of course only taking of similar value. These have proven to come in handy more than once. I also carry “wet wipes” (Baby wipes they are cheaper) 🙂   These are not only useful to clean your hands they are great cache cleaners. 🙂
Of course the many different plastic bags and various sizes old new logs. I have actually replaced logs that were full in caches and then emailed then emailed the owner to see if he wanted the full log. So far this has meet with only positive responses.
Of course extra pens and pencils.. Even doing this it seems I end up at caches with no writing instrument. 🙂

Topics
Teaching Land navigation to Denver Area Council Crew members

Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club

Location services – link to TED talks video on augment reality

US National Parks Service introduces Parkcaching

Colorado blogger documenting their cache a day adventure (Need to work as guest)

Diary of a Mad Power Cacher (Story of cachers attempting the Route 66 Power trail)

ET power trail archived!!  Groundspeak forum discussion

Fox News article on changes in Earth’s magnetic field

How to get current updates of GPS satellites
US Coast Guard Navigation Center
GPS.gov – official US government website
NOAA Declination website

Breadcrumbs – GPS track management

Photogeocaching No Logbook needed

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CSG Show #42 – Garth speaks to his fans in Australia

A very unusual springlike day in Denver today.  We tore ourselves inside to record this episode just for you.

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CSG Show #41 – Wingin’ It

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CSG Show #40 – Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Time to start planning those summer road trips.

Favorite power trails

Listener e-mail

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CSG Show #39 – Opencaching dot who?

Happy New Year from Art and Karen. On today’s show, we take a critical look at Garmin’s entry into a geocaching listing service

Blog post on peer review of new caches

    Groundspeak appears to be moving enhancements forward
    Opening API in 2011
    Site updates for statistics and map of caches

    Listeners – are you planning to find any major cache series this year? Let us know on the listener line 720-279-4365

Ending of terracaching.com Update 1/1/11 – site has a potential buyer. More info as this becomes available.

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CSG Show #38 – Chirp, Chirp

Back after a break while Art continues his recovery.  Looking forward to publishing shows on a regular schedule.

Listener e-mail

Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/fbi-tracking-device/#ixzz11pYioSoL

Bank robbers foiled by GPS

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CSG Show #37 – Let me tell you about my weekend

Art and Karen are back after an interesting late July.

Welcome to our new listeners from Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland and Norway

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    Show #36 on flash mob

    New geocaching site opencaching.us

    New GSAK macro to use your ereader for caching Saves data in epub format

    Grand Junction geocachers save women trapped in desert

    Plan to Go Geocaching on 10-10-10

    We  want to see how many geocachers can go geocaching on a single day! We’ve chosen
    10-10-10, since the date represents 10 years of geocaching and 10 years of
    Groundspeak in 2010. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your worst
    enemy (if that’s what it takes) and let’s see if we can beat the previous record
    of 56,654 accounts logging on April 18, 2010. Even one log counts since we are
    counting how many accounts log a cache rather than the number of caches logged.

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CSG Show #36 -TwoCs- Weigh yourself flash mob event

Remember to check out the website for additional blogs and articles from Art and Karen. Your subscribing adds to the support of this podcast, and allows us to continue to bring all that is geocaching to you.

Today,  Art and Karen venture north to Issac Walton Park in Longmont, CO to attend a different type of flash mob event.  No one wilted under the record heat of 102 degrees.

This event was a great experience, and was good to meet some of the show listeners. The Longmont Examiner (a fellow writer at Examiner.com)even paid a visit and we discussed all things geocaching.

Does the mob get the sculpture to open?  What other surprises happen? Check out the cool travel bug we found. All this and more!!

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CSG Show #35 – Art gets a job

Art gets a job after a two month layoff.  Come celebrate with him and Karen.

Flickr Photo set

Tracking evasive species of plants for CSU

GPS sends woman in labor to wrong hospital

My Geocaching Profile – statistics builder from your finds pocket query

its not about the numbers has folded

Art and Karen invade Wyoming for 4th of July

Art and Karen complete a Off the Beaten Trail cache

CBS4 Denver morning report on geocaching in the plains

Hazards of geocaching – kidnapping

Geocaching.com updates for 6/29/10

Geowoodstock IX announced

We will be at the flash mob event on 7/17 in Longmont

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CSG Show #34 – Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads our there.  Catching up on geocaching.

Welcome to our listeners from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and South Africa

The podcast is now listed on the Navicache website, thanks to Dudley Grunt.

will increased solar activity put GPS satellites at risk

A different type of flash mob event on 7/17

Become a Backpacker map correspondent

Latitude 47 – Groundspeak Blog

Welcome to the Denver Boy Scouts Examiner

Treasure Cache TV

New York to close 55 state parks as cost cutting measure

List of Parks closed

New type of traveler released by Groundspeak

Delorme PN-60W hits. some older models are now discontinued

Why having the right permission to place a cache is important – Magness Cache GC266PV

Are you going to Geowoodstock? File a report on our listener line 720.279.4365

Follow-up on Garmin Basecamp and BirdsEye mapping

New trackable inventory feature on website – prevents accidental dropping or grabbing of travel items that are in your personal collection. Allows for discovery and note writing on logs.

Cache listing now shows a check mark next to the ‘log your visit’ link if you have a log note.

Lost and Found – allows nomination of logs on a cache by clicking on view log and then nominate.

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CSG Show #33 – Video of 10 Years! Greeley, Co event

Art and Karen take a trip to Greeley to celebrate 10 years of geocaching.  We met many cachers and what had to be the biggest, heaviest travel bug we have ever seen.

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CSG Show #32 – The next ten years

Art and Karen celebrate 10 Years! in Greeley

Flickr Photo Set

Welcome to the Colorado Springs Geocaching Examiner

Whibbit now available for alpha testing

Improved map controls for Garmin Handhelds

Geocaching and your Scouting Program course in Denver

Garmin to introduce android based phone for T-Mobile users

GPS games Geodashing

10 Years! pictures on Flickr

We were at the 10 Years event in Greeley – video for show #33

Unusual Travel items

Pocket query limits increased – they may not be automatically e-mail to you.

Pathfinder’s Geocaching Honors requirements

Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad

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CSG Show #31 – terracaching and navicaching

Art and Karen review two geocaching sites that are not getting the attention they deserve.

Welcome new listeners from New Zealand

Listener feedback

Water cooler question for next show – what one piece of advice would you give a new cacher?

BSA geocaching Merit badge – feedback

Final official BSA geocaching merit badge requirements issued 4/12/2010

Girl Scout Merit Bage requirement for ‘Hi-tech hide and seek’

Follow-up of geocache ban in NC forests

Geocaching App for ipad

Darrylw4 review of Magellan Explorist GC

navicache

Terracaching

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CSG Show #30 – Thoughts on the Geocaching Merit Badge

Art and Karen review the new Geocaching Merit Badge and uncover that the merit badge may be lacking.

New listeners from Czech Republic

Pocket query limit up to 1000 by May

Groundspeak introduces social networking program – Whibbit

Introduction to geocaching video on geocaching.com website

Active caches cross the one million mark

Jeremy Irish’s thoughts on one million active caches

Special icon for 10th anniversary caching event

New geocaching podcast – Caching in the Northwest

National GPS usage data shows most searched for locations

Google maps now has feature for routing by bicycle

However issues in NYC

Magellan introduces new geocaching GPS

Geocaching Merit Badge coming second quarter 2010

Geocaching Merit Badge requirements leaked

Around the water cooler – have you ever received/given feedback on a cache?

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CSG Show #29 – Hazards of Geocaching – Artillery Shells

If there weren’t enough problems, geocachers in Golden and Lakewood now need to look out for remains of a military exercise.

Welcome listeners from Belgium, India, Japan, Hong Kong, France, South Korea, and Sweden

Around the Water Cooler – follow up on Cache machines

New discussion – have you ever provided feedback to a owner of a cache you have found?

Milestone from cpine – geocoin makes its goal

Garmin discontinues many older GPS models

125 Years of TOPO mapping at the USGS

Geocache thief caught in Rome, NY

Pinewood Derby car race to National Jamboree

Examiner article on Pinewood Derby

Groundspeak open house on July 4th

Forest service proposing ban on geocaching and metal detectors in national forests

Premier issue of FTF magazine is now online

Review of magazine from Geonarcissa

Star Spangled Banner Geotrail Friends of Chesapeake Gateways

Examiner article on artillery shells on Green Mountain

April Family Circle magazine article on geocaching.

Cachers of the Roundtable on ISS

Geocaches in Space (or other planets/spacecraft)

We do allow cache listings in outer space such as in the International Space Station or on Mars. Make sure you can land or connect to the space station/planet for it to be acceptable as a listing. Keep in mind, however, that due to the saturation guideline you can’t place another cache on the ISS since one is already listed there.

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CSG Show #28 – But the GPS said to go that way

Recording on a snowy Valentine’s Day.  Cuddle up with your significant other and enjoy the show.

We also kick off our third year of providing you the information you need to make your geocaching experience the best.

Geocaching 101 – How to rate a geocache

Google maps Street view catches a geocacher logging a find

Southwestern Michigan Herald-Palladium atrticle on inexpensive winter activities

SPOT messenger service has competition – PLB

A new definition of ‘Be Prepared’ in Boy Scouting – from the Atlantic City Press

GPS to be effected by solar activity

Fox 31 Denver article on GPS road to nowhere

Denver Channel article on Little Buddy GPS Best Buy link

New segment – Around the Water Cooler – Do cache runs spoil the enjoyment of geocaching? Let us know and we can discuss on the next show.

Geocaching in Space Jeremy speaks on the ISS cache

If you enjoy this podcast, use the ‘Share and Enjoy’ options at the end of each listing. Or provide feedback on iTunes.

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CSG Show #27 – Spuds MacKenzie

Art has a flashback to the 1980’s as he talks about the super party animal Spuds MacKenzie.

New website is live – if you are using an rss reader to download this podcast, please resubscribe.

Karen is now the Arvada Budget Living Examiner

Geocaching 101-trackables

New website – Travelbug Rescue

Groundspeak download terms of service

Wyoming tourism Blog – Adventures in Geocaching

Secret Society Enjoys South Florida Geocaching Has Rabid Fans

Article on letterboxing from West Lynn tidings (Oregon)

Geocaching in Space -followup

Florida geocaching League – from Florida Geocaching Association

GPS based game called Terra touching

Feedback on show #26 -LORAN-C

http://www.jproc.ca/hyperbolic/loran_a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LORAN

Official Groundspeak CITO weekend 4/24 & 4/25 – sponsored by Magellan
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CSG Nano Show #4 – Did Groundspeak violate its cache placement guidelines?

Art and Karen discuss the geocache published today that is on the International Space Station

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CSG Show #26 – I’m Andy Willoughby, and how in the world are you anyway?

Karen at the Nebraska border

Art and Karen make a weekend run up I-76 into Nebraska.  Every third commercial on the radio was from Andy Willoughby.

Flickr Photo set

CES new GPS receivers

DeLorme PN-60w

Garmin EcoRoute HD

Garmin Voice Studio

Geocaching 101 tip – smellables (Art was focused on the next agenda item and missed Karen mentioning film as a smellable. He got 20 lashes with a wet noodle after the recording.)

Our trip to NE Colorado and Nebraska for DeLorme Challenge Pages

Letterboxing: Outdoors game thrive on mystery – News article

Geocaching and tthe Vancouver Winter Olympics

Government killing off LORAN-C navigation system, deems GPS good enough

Garmin introduces Birds Eye satellite imagery

iphone and andrion apps that help name peaks – from gpstracklog.com

Rocky Mountain Geocaching Academy 2010

geocaching.com look and feel updates

New earthcache guidelines published

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CSG Show #25 – Garth Speaks

Logs deleted by cache owner
spot messenger 2 recalled

Podcacher – shoutout for Smellables in caches Examiner article. Show 247 and Get in the game article show 248

Look for a new Cachers of the Roundtable in January

Geocaching 101 – new users to geocaching.com

Karen-new Droid Eris phone – will need to check for geocaching

Historic Places iphone application

Using landmarks for google map navigation

Look for a website redesign soon
Earthcache – new submission guidelines

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CSG Show #24 – Get in the Game

Art and Karen want to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas Enjoy this video episode showing  the ‘Get in the Game’ kit

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CSG Show #23 – Case Closed

Case closed on Denver bookworm #3 – Karen meets Molly Hughes

Flickr Photo Set

DARPA Network Challenge

Goodbye to Mrs Beasley, hello to Bethsheba

Art and Karen get a preview of the Get in the Game packet

Colorado Podcasters Meetup on 12/8/09

Karen – organic taste test

Geocaching Podcast Ep130 on our last show

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Feedback on Ep 22 web scraping from geocacher searchjaunt

EarthTrek – The global citizen science program

New officers for 2010 at Geocaching Colorado

The results of the election are as follows:

President: Bad Andy

VP: Shaun of starnsun

Secretary: Ali of The Green Cat

Treasurer: Sharon of Dasha Aussies

Ad Hoc: chefstern

Ad Hoc: Chris of Team Laxson

Joe Friday automatically moves from the current President
position to Past President.

Good Luck to the new board.

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CSG Show #21.v – video companion to show #21

This episode is the video companion to show #21, where Art and Karen visit Denver Bookworm #3

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CSG Show #22 – Web Scraping and Terms of Service


Because Dan of Dan_n_Stef, YOU ASKED FOR IT!!

Art and Karen run afoul of Groundspeak Terms of Service

Letter from Groundspeak
Dear Team_CSG,
It has come to our attention that you are using an automated data retrieval program that is causing an excessive burden on
geocaching.com.  As this goes against the Terms of Use for the website which you agreed to when you signed up for your account, we are hereby requesting that you immediately refrain from using such programs.  You may review the Terms of Use you agreed to here:


http://www.geocaching.com/about/termsofuse.aspx

If we continue to receive automated excessive traffic from your account in the future, you account privileges may be revoked or modified.

If you’re unsure of what may be causing this issue, please let me know what programs you are using with the geocaching.com website and we may be able to help you trouble shoot this issue.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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CSG Show #21 – Did She or Didn’t SHE??

Channel 4 in Denver does geocaching story http://bit.ly/1FDSXO
Appears to have been causing a controversy as debate on if the reporter found the cache. The crack staff at Centennial State geocaching investigates!!!

Geocache reference http://coord.info/GC19GAH Denver Bookworm #3

Will have video later as companion to this episode – will be show 21.V
Karen teaches class at University of Scouting

Private caches wereplaced for the event. We found a public cache nearby GC1YT6J Dance a
Gallows Gig part of the International Talk like a Pirate Day

Technical assistance provided by Dan and Geocaching assistance provided by Amy.

Art – FL trip – including deathof GPS receiver. And Karen is graciously allowing Art to use
her GPS….But be assured it will cost him in the long run.

Bookmark list of Florida caches found

Agenda made with Google wave. Would you like an invitation?
Please leave comments in either Podcast Alley or iTunes by 12/5/09. We
will draw one winner from both Podcast Alley and iTunes.

Public google wave created for the podcast – create search with the  query “with:public geocaching” to find us.

Listener voice e-mail

Garmin Custom Maps for Colorado, Oregon, and Dakota

Instructions from garmin http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/trail-tech/

Instructions from GPSFix website http://www.gpsfix.net/garmin-custom-maps-getting-started/

From World of O news (Orienteering maps) http://news.worldofo.com/2009/10/14/easy-o-maps-on-your-garmin-gps-using-quickroute/

Map sources from GPStracklog.com http://gpstracklog.com/2009/10/imagery-sources-for-garmin-custom-maps.html

Proposed California Regulations and possible blocking of GPS
signal http://gpstracklog.com/2009/10/california-regs-kill-gps-reception.html

Rules on geocaching in Dakota County MN from tricked out cache http://www.startribune.com/local/south/64595107.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EkP7K_V_GD7EaPc:iLP8iUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

2010 goals for Team_CSG

GSAK macro to calculate Delorme challenge results

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CSG Show #20 – Megan Fox

…is not on today’s
show.  But Art and Karen are pleased to bring you the folowing

Fall cache maintenance – or your cache may be easy to find this winter

Bones in Motion
South Dakota Public Hunting maps for your GPS
Groundspeak Intro to Geocaching Iphone app
Extreme Makeover Home Edition – featuring a
geocaching family
Law and Order – SVU  geocaching was part of the story

Neat patch sent to us by an anonomous listener

Listener e-mail

The Sculpturer Launcher

We finally dropped the trackables

Geocaching Colorado – annual meeting

Karen to present at University of Scouting in Denver 10/24

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Show #19 – Would you like cheese on your burger?

Have a wedge of your favorite cheese as you enjoy this podcast

Flickr Photo Set

Our appearance on the Geocaching Podcast – episode 119
Follow-up on Bookcrossing.com
‘A Knight’s View’ cache is now archived
Philmont Trip
Caches visited while on vacation in New Mexico
Capulain Volacano
Travel items we are holding
Groundspeak instant notify feature
South Carolina banning caching in some parks.
Art hold a Garmin Dakota 20
NY Times article on art works using the tracking feature on a GPSr
Geocaching 12 of 12 on 9/12/09
Book of Geocaching Coordinates

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Show #18 – Big Gambles

A short show as we are trying to get ready to go out of town
US General Accounting Office (GAO) report on GPS satellite replacement
Wall Street Journal Article on replacement satellite failures
Seattle Times article on Fisher Plaza Fire
Jeremy Irish Twitter link
Groundspeak updates on 6/24/2009
Earthcache.org – changes in Bronze and Silver  Masters program effective 8/1/2009
Art is now writing for the Examiner.com
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CSG Show #17 – Stargates

We are dodging severe weather in June
Tornado over Scout Camp in Elbert County CO ( Taken by our Son)
Flickr Photo Set
Groundspeak – How to handle missing trackables
Groundspeak Application for Windows Mobile (currently in beta)
Follow-up on Map My Hike (I referred to it as Track My Hike, oops)
Follow-up on additional logging requirements and a casuality due their elimination
Listener e-mail
Return of the former Maine Podcache
Geocaching with Geosphere iphone app
Garmin Dakota – is this the time to buy a older model?
Stargate Caches
Geowoodstock VIII
Geocaching Pop Quiz
Follow-up on our first two nano shows
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CSG Nano Show #3

News that came in just after we finished recording Show #17 Groundspeak released v2.1 of the Geocaching iphone app.

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CSG Nano Show #2

In this nano episode, Art talks about the textmarks feature and why you may not want to update Twitter via this feature

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CSG Nano Show #1

In the first in the series of Nano shows, Art discusses a Geocaching Ethics question. Should you log a geocache if you witnessed its placement

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Show #16 – On any other day…

We return after an unscheduled break
A special shoutout to cacher  Tarot, who was wondering if we disappeared off the face of the earth.
Flickr picture set
New sewer line at the Mrs. Beasley Omnimedia Studios
Caching trip to Ohio
Caches go missing at Denver International Airport
JIlly Bean’s Bug

Raccoons killed in Golden – Distemper

Lunenburg inventor’s gadget lets parents track kids behind the wheel – The Boston Globe.

Update to Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines, April 2009 – Groundspeak Forums.

Rails to trails program needs geocachers

Cache mistaken for bomb at Boulder CO school Geocache GC1240D
Makes daily Homeland Security report
Boulder Police will not charge couple hunting cache
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Show #15 – The Social Side of Geocaching

Flickr Photo Set of Geocaching Colorado Geochat 2009
Chautauqua – promote geocaching
Philmont Course – Geocache and Scouting
Scout Show – request for photos of geocachers
BSA approves proposal for new GIS/GPS merit badge
We are now known as Team_CSG on our Geocaching Profile
Cliff Ravenscraft – My Crazy Life Episodes 373 & 374
NIght Geocache done in the daytime
New Garmin Oregon Models leaked
Boston MTA using GPS technology
Find Me the Movie
Spot Locator – another success story
Sat2Twitter – use your Spot device to feed location to Twitter
Will San Francisco ban flash mobs?
SXSW – blog from our Eldest Son
7th annual Geocaching.com CITO weekend  – May 2 & 3

CITO Events in Colorado
Rock Island CITO in Falcon
3rd Annual CITO at Cheyenne Mountain SP
Bear Creek Greenbelt CITO
BlitzJeep 5th annual CITO at Boyd Lake

Events
WWFM V – Colorado Springs – Kooky Cachers
WWFM V Riverside Splash Flash
Sax Man’s Campout (6th Annual)

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