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cache type Rolling Blackout cache size

This cache has been retired.
Please do not look for this cache.

by lowracer
(Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 30° 21.739'   W 097° 48.641'
Cache may be on the move/travelling.
Please read the log entries for current status.
Austin,   Texas   78701
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Sept 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N008BD
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Moving/Travelling
Cache size:   Micro

Difficulty: gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc:

Comments:
This is a Moving Cache.
Finder Moves Cache then Posts New Coordinates.
Coordinates Updated after each move.

Maps are queued for generation.
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This is a Moving Cache

Finder Moves Cache then Posts New Coordinates

Please Post Coordinates in a NEW Log Entry



    This is a moving cache. This cache is different from others you have found. Similar to "The Rock that Rolls," but with a twist. In 'The Rock' you know you're looking for a rock. In 'Rolling Blackout,' I won't tell you exactly what you're looking for! You gotta figure it out, and I ain't offering you any hints! I will tell you that the cache is a micro containing almost enough space to store a deck of playing cards plus the half-logbook and half-pen, so bring only small items to trade.

    The Rules


    1. Keep the cache within a circular area of 35 miles radius centered on the state house in Austin.
    2. When you find the cache, open it, sign the logbook, trade trinkets if desired, then move it and re-hide it somewhere else.
    3. Post the coordinates on this page when you have moved it so that others can find it.
      1. Don't take longer than 24 hours to post new coords.
      2. Feel free to post images of the placement but don't post any images of the actual cache container (use a hat, hand, or digital editing to block out the image of the container).
      3. Don't tell or even hint at what the actual cache container is. Let every new finder have a treat!
    4. Don't place the container in any prohibited areas (national parks, wilderness preserves, etc.)
    5. Don't place the container in any situation where if it were discovered by a geomuggle it would cause a security officer to freak out and draw his weapon or call for backup (e.g., LCRA dam, power plants, etc).
    6. Don't modify the container in any way without consulting me first.
    7. You can find the cache as many times as you want!
    8. ENJOY THE HUNT!

    You will need a phillips head screwdriver to open the cache. Do not turn the flat blade screw head you will find on the cache container. It's a decoy.

    Please Post Coordinates in a NEW Log Entry, Don't edit a previous entry to add the coordinates. Posting in a NEW entry will generate an email to all the cachers spying on this cache. If you just EDIT your previous log, no one will know you've placed the cache. Thanks!



    Texas Geocaching Association

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 07 Sept 2004 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A moving cache has gotta move. So it moved.
New coords: N 30 21.739, W097 48.641. Enjoy the hunt.

Note 04 Sept 2004 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

It's back in action with a new container and fresh logbook:
N 30° 22.707'   W 097° 53.904'

Let's hope it lasts longer than a few months this time...

Note 02 Mar 2004 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The rolling blackout has been reported missing. Anyone with information on its whereabouts, please post new coordinates. Thanks...

Note 21 Feb 2004 by  Gadget Girl  (Finds: 9  Score: 37)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Rolling Blackout is now placed! Sorry it took me a couple of days! I left the GeoPoker hand in it, now I just have to remember the passwords I wrote!

New coords are:

N 30 12.541
W 097 52.133

thanks,
Tanya

I found it! 19 Feb 2004 by  Gadget Girl  (Finds: 9  Score: 37)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it! This park needs a Cito event in a bad way!
Will rehide later today!
Tanya

Note 18 Feb 2004 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

30 12.829
97 46.060

Hey Kids-
Well, due to a series of recent events, a once lonely South Austin park
is now home to:

The Rock that Rolls (GCCF79)
Rolling Blackout (N008BD)
It Rolls Downhill (N00DF4)
Keep Austin Weird GeoPoker gamepiece (still riding with Rolling Blackout)
(http://poker.gpsgames.org)

And while your at it, they are all within easy distance to:
The newly revised (and eligible for a
new "smiley")Austin Chicken Fried Steak Tour #1 (GCH13W)

Plus, if your a little bit more curious, within easy walking distance to
a "listed as missing" benchmark (BM0761)

And if you've done you're homework, there may even be at least one other
cache hiding nearby.....

I found it! 18 Feb 2004 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Beautiful day for a lunchtime walk in the park...
Grabbed The Rolling Blackout, with the GeoPoker included. It will be tonight before I can plant it in a new spot...

Note 18 Feb 2004 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Note a procedural change on this cache, please post your coordinates in a new log entry, don't just edit a previous entry. The reason for this change is that Navicache doesn't send out an email to the spy list when you edit your previous log, so no one on the list gets a notification that the cache has moved. Since it's a moving cache, it's more fun if we all know when it's moved. And I'm required by Navicache now to update the coordinates after each move so if I don't get a notification I don't know the cache has been moved.

Thanks and keep on rolling!

-mark.

I found it! 17 Feb 2004 by  WhiteShark  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Well, since I'd found the Rolling Blackout before and knew what I was looking for, I figured I'd go for a quick park'n'grab at a little neighborhood park. I show up at about 10:15PM and immediately spot the location where the RB "must" be! As I approach, a quick glance at the GPSr says it's 50 feet thataway!. Rats! I forgot this was a txhipowr hide... :-)

After wandering around for awhile, I decide to turn on the flashlight. Drat - dead batteries. I've got spares but don't want to change them in the dark. I start following the wandering arrow on my GPSr and realize I'm going in circles. It must be near here... But this isn't where the Rolling BLACKOUT is supposed to hide... Hmmm... Think, think, think. Ah-ha! It's the ROLLING Blackout this time! :-) Clever hide txhipowr! I'm surprised mini-muggles didn't discover this.

I'll re-hide tomorrow. Probably at lunch time.

========== Update:
The Rollong Blackout is still hanging out with the GeoPoker game piece. (See: http://poker.gpsgames.org and look for the "Keep Austin Wierd" game.) They're both here:

N 30 23.984 W 97 40.969

Note: You do NOT need to go for a swim or climb a fence to get the cache.

[Modified 2004-02-18 10:19:08]

I found it! 12 Feb 2004 by  txhipowr  (Finds: 66  Score: 225.5)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 50.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Okay! Rolling Blackout has rested log enough. I picked it up today during a lunch hour hunt and will place it later today or tomorrow morning.

TxHiPowr

Rolling Blackout is now waiting for you at:

30N29.803
97W41.262
[Modified 2004-02-13 11:04:30]

Note 06 Feb 2004 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Rolling Blackout is now at:
N 30 16.162
W 97 45.477

It also is carrying a special guest, the "Keep Austin Weird" GeoPoker playing piece.
If you want to play, go to http://poker.gpsgames.org/ and check it out.

I found it! 05 Feb 2004 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Rolling Blackout had a nice long rest....now its time to start rolling again...will place it in the morning...

Note 01 Feb 2004 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This cache has been nominated for a 2003 Austin Cache Award. Please go to the ballot page to vote for this cache in the Awards, at:

http://www.the-cache.com/vote/

Cache owner- you can pick up a graphic to display on your cache page at: http://www.the-cache.com/vote/nominee.html.

Congratulations!

Note 15 Jan 2004 by  MustangPhreakPhate  (Finds: 3  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Got a little wet placing this one but it's out there!

Check it out at:

N 30° 12.067
W097° 50.307

I found it! 14 Jan 2004 by  MustangPhreakPhate  (Finds: 3  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Gotcha!!
Getting quite full so we didn't add anything but we couldn't believe that the travelling Geocoin was still in there so we grabbed it! Our first! :)

Didn't get a chance to place at lunchtime so if it's not raining too hard we'll find a place to stick it on way home.
Stay tuned!

Thanks!

Note 14 Jan 2004 by  Shelly Pain  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

NEW BLACKOUT COORDINATES:

30 20.593 -97 44.780

So ends my first experience with the Blackout. FUN!! Thanks lowracer.
-Shelly

I found it! 12 Jan 2004 by  Shelly Pain  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Too Funny!
I've never seen the blackout before. Even though I've looked for it a couple of times.
I've never seen the GEO-Poker container either.

I went to Stacy to get the POKER box. It was unopenable. I had to take it home.

It's the BLACKOUT, not POKER at all. Joke's on me. I also have the Rock. I'll place both of them tomorrow after lunch.
Too funny.
Thanks! Great Cache, now I see what everyone has been raving about.

Shelly Pain

I found it! 11 Jan 2004 by  Tropical Diva  (Finds: 3  Score: 10)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

First time for the Rolling Blackout. Great spot! I'm off to go find a home now.... didn't want anyone to go looking since I grabbed it!

-=Karen
N 30° 13.825 W 097° 47.841

With no great ideas and the fact that I simply ran out of time today, I put the Rock and Rolling Blackout in the same spot.... to keep each other company on a cold night of course.

Rock marks the spot. If you have found the California Copycat Cache, you will find RB!


[Modified 2004-01-11 20:42:36]

I found it! 07 Jan 2004 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

No wonder the RB was gathering dust...this was a great spot!! Got to watch the women's rowing team practice while I was waiting to grab it!
TN
L-another bag of world coins and
George's Travelling Geocoin #5

If you pick up the Geocoin, be sure and log it at:
http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?ID=31745

New location
N 30 14.488
W 97 44.837


[Modified 2004-01-08 19:21:25]

Note 29 Dec 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK - let's hope my post shows up this time!

New location:
N 30 15.927
W 97 45.350


(BTW there's plenty of paper left in the log book, and the cache is still in great shape - so I'm not sure any maintenance is required)

Note 29 Dec 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I placed it the same day as I picked it up - but for some reason my log isn't showing up! I just got back in town today, and I will go out and grab the coords again after work and re-post...

Note 26 Dec 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

What are the current coordinates for the Rolling Blackout? I don't see any posted. Time for cache maintenance on this one.

I found it! 20 Dec 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

How funny - MCP placed the Rolling Blackout in the exact same spot that thorax had placed it just 4 times ago! I know, because I picked it up both times.

Even funnier... I found this one accidentally! I was at the spot looking for a little niche to hide a new mini-cache, and I saw something that looked strangely familiar...

Will hide again soon, somewhere completely new this time!

I found it! 27 Nov 2003 by  MCP  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I live a mile from here and I've never been, but now that I have, it looks like it's worth a second trip. Did you know Austin had an airport before Mueller and Bergstrom. Would you believe it was HERE?

N 30 12.431
W 97 45.612

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Note 27 Nov 2003 by  MCP  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Under the right circumstances, this Rolling Blackout placement could have been called the Rolling Rolling Blackout. My First Find on Navicache, and first of the Rolling Blackout.
Mrs. Captain Picard

Note 26 Nov 2003 by  essiar  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Who remembers this song by Vanity Fair?

A thumb goes up, a car goes by
Oh, won't somebody stop and help a guy?
Hitchin' a ride, hitchin' a ride
Been away too long from my baby's side

Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride
Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride

30 26.834 N
097 41.005 W

I found it! 26 Nov 2003 by  essiar  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I snagged it while heading north. I'll find a spot for it soon.

Note 26 Nov 2003 by  MustangPhreakPhate  (Finds: 3  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ok, the Rock and Rolling Blackout were starting to get just a bit to chummy so we decided to seperate them...
You can find the Rolling Blackout now resting comfortably at:
N30°24.850 W097°42.869

I found it! 26 Nov 2003 by  MustangPhreakPhate  (Finds: 3  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Ah hah! This being right next to the rock we certainly couldn't pass it up.. Nice hide Thorax, tempted to get breakfast but really had to get back to work. DRAT!
Going to hid at lunch time..Coords to come.

T - Little frog
L - Yin/Yang Necklace

I found it! 26 Nov 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

N 30° 19.165 W 097° 44.326

The Tag Team Continues!

Both The Rock That Rolls (GCCF79 on geocaching.com) and Rolling Blackout (N008BD on navicache.com) are running all over Austin together.

Or pnershy ng guvf fcbg….lbh zvtug srry yvxr lbh'er jnyxvat ba rttfuryyf!

I couldn 25 Nov 2003 by  Gadget Girl  (Finds: 9  Score: 37)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Dang, you guys are quick. I rushed over about 7:15pm and still missed it. Even ran into another cacher with his daughter and tried to help them find it.

Gadget Girl

I found it! 25 Nov 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I've driven by that... bright idea many times, but it took this cache to bring me up close and personal.

N 30° 14.476
W 097° 44.843

From one bright place to another - and since it was so much fun for me, I decided to continue the double header and hide the Rolling Blackout close by.

Note 25 Nov 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

N 30° 13.639' W 097° 45.623'

Remember the story about the dog with two bones? The one were the dog spends so much time trying to decide between them that he starved. Well, on your journey here, you will likely pass by most of the things (at least the legal ones) that make life interesting.

Anyway, now’s your chance for an Austin Roving Cache Double Header!!! Both The Rock That Rolls (GCCF79 on geocaching.com) and Rolling Blackout (N008BD on navicache.com) are within shouting distance of each other.

Also, though you can probably participate in a Jerry Springer moment (as is possible in most of my favorite parts of South Austin) neither of the cache placements should require you to.

If you think you got a bright idea, you’re probably p’ertneer (that’s South Austin for pretty close )

BTW, the view of the crescent moon, Venus and a very faint Mercury was really neat from up here tonight!

I found it! 25 Nov 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

There it was on my way to work. How could I say no...
Stay tuned,

Note 23 Nov 2003 by  moosiegirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well, the blackout wanted to roll north, so we went to the only place in Austin where 1/2 a canoe is worth a plug nickel! New coords: N30 18.366 W097 44.649 -- this may be a little bit off because I didn't have much time to refine it, so email me if you are having trouble with it.

Happy Trails,
Candy

Note 10 Nov 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A favorite lunchtime spot - approach from the sidewalk out front, and you're sure to find it!

N 30 15.790
W 097 45.471

I found it! 10 Nov 2003 by  TexasGal  (Finds: 14  Score: 40.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 27)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Yay! My first Navicache-only find, and what a great find it is! Neat idea, neat cache - so many possibilities for placement... I'll mull them over and place soon.

Note 29 Oct 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Rolling Blackout is back, serving up caching fun with every volley.

N 30 27.679
W 097 47.291

Try not to make too much of a racket while looking for it, or you may find yourself in court...

Note 24 Oct 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Please Stand By. The rolling blackout is in the shop for routine monthly maintenance. Will return to the grid shortly...

Note 03 Oct 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Some recent placements (or near placements) of the Rolling Blackout. There are other possibilities. Remember, take 'em and post 'em but use the smiley to block out the image of the cache. Thanks!

  cameraRecent Placements - Montage (or is it a Collage?)

I found it! 03 Oct 2003 by  MustangPhreakPhate  (Finds: 3  Score: 12)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

And south it came... way too close to pass up.
Good way to break us in to the 'blue site', our first but not last.
Great fun, thanks!!
Blackout is rolling through town, standby for next location...
MustangPhreak&Phate >:)

New Co-Ords : N30 13.155 W:097 51.020
T: Blue lizard
L: Blue Crayon
[Modified 2003-10-04 20:17:11]

I found it! 02 Oct 2003 by  GadgetGirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 10)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Wooohhooo! I have the Rolling Blackout!!!! It's moving South! I am off to hide it now, will post new coords soon!!!!

Gadget Girl
T-N
L-Pokemon trader hologram card

Here are the new coords:
n 30 10.603
w097 49.963

Lot's of onlookers, beware! and
have fun!!! ; )
[Modified 2003-10-02 20:31:00]

Note 02 Oct 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Gadget Girl just called me. She has found it, so please wait for her new coordinates to post before you go looking for it...

I found it! 27 Sept 2003 by  The Diver  (Finds: 27  Score: 94)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 32)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is my first Navicache only find. The container is amongst it's cousins.

TNLNSL

New location:

N30 31.540
W097 51.085

I found it! 27 Sept 2003 by  The Outlaw  (Finds: 63  Score: 206.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 19.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This thing was getting tired where it was. Picked it up on the way back from picking up the rock. I believe this is the first time the two have "met". New location is at:

N30 26.827 W97 48.657
While you are there, stop in at the Mesa Rosa and enjoy some of the better Mexican food in the city.

Note 24 Sept 2003 by  moosiegirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Logging this for lowracer! The new coordinates for the Rolling Blackout are:

N30 22.181 W97 48.069

Happy Trails!
Candy

Note 24 Sept 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

That was a good hide. Took me a few minutes to find it and I even knew what I was looking for.

Please Stand By. The rolling blackout is in the shop for maintenance. Will return to the grid shortly...

Note 23 Sept 2003 by  essiar  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hehehe...this one could be interesting.
30 19.044 N
097 43.263 W

Note 23 Sept 2003 by  Lil Es  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

will be back with new coordinates soon.

I found it! 23 Sept 2003 by  Lil Es  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

It was great, I loved it. I found it with my Daddy Essiar. Mo and her puppy Caymus are really good cachers.
Thanks!
T-Blue Frog
L-Bottle Magnet

I found it! 23 Sept 2003 by  Queen Fisher  (Finds: 2  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it this morning with Big Mo - but work got in the way of logging it until now - to quote Mo - "oy!". She saw it right off the bat but we were afraid to touch. We found a new location this morning which she's already logged just before this entry - have fun!
TN, L Blue lizard, green spikey frog.
Cache On!!
Queen Fisher
[Modified 2003-09-23 14:31:08]

Note 23 Sept 2003 by  Big Mo  (Finds: 39  Score: 154.5)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 13.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Alrighty, the new coords are:

N 30 23.775
W 097 46.045

I do have the landowner's permission to hide it here. The hours for this location are 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Have fun!

I found it! 23 Sept 2003 by  Big Mo  (Finds: 39  Score: 154.5)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 13.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Queen Fisher and I set out this morning. Can't believe it sat there all day yesterday....I didn't even check. Oy!! Found it immediately, but....well I don't want to give anything away. Nice hide!!

took: the rubber snake
left: frogs and my new geocaching calling card.

I have turned into such a geocaching geek!

Will post coords within about 30 minutes.

Thanks, Big Mo

Note 21 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The truth is, Wayne didn't want it because it isn't the model that mows and blows bubbles....

Note 21 Sept 2003 by  moosiegirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

NOT a Fischer-Price, A Real REEL one. You know, no motor, twice the excercise as a regular one??? In case someone wants one it was at the Goodwill Store at four points in Pflugerville.

Pix are of where the blackout WAS when Wayne found it.

Happy Trails!
Candy

[Modified 2003-09-22 10:04:59]

  cameraHmmm ... is this going to be dangerous?
  cameraI hope it's not up THERE!
  cameraThat's where it WAS ... but no more.

I found it! 21 Sept 2003 by  The Outlaw  (Finds: 63  Score: 206.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 19.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Turns out I did not get the lawnmower. Candy was worried I would hurt myself. Cache is a little stuffed to I TNLNSL and stuck it where it could enjoy the view.

New Coordinates: N30 24.146 W97 45.116
Thanks, Wayne

Note 21 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Outlaw found the Blackout. After purchasing a Fisher-Price lawnmower, I think he's going to re-hide it....

Note 20 Sept 2003 by  Big Mo  (Finds: 39  Score: 154.5)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 13.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I have Grrrlfrog on the phone. The new coords are:

N 30 26.647
W 097 39.198

Have at it!!

I found it! 20 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Oh yes, third time's a charm!! YAHOO!! YIPPEE!! FOUND IT, even though I didn't know what I was looking for!! And to make things more fun, I did the Moonlight Tower cache listed on that OTHER website - Rolling Blackout had a darn good time making those moonbeams dance tonight!! We hit all 16 and thankfully I had taken the waypoint for #17 at Zilker a long time ago.

Haven't even opened it up yet, but will share my trading experience when I re-locate it.

Grrlfrog (& not CacheChow)
[Modified 2003-09-21 13:54:57]

Note 19 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK, as if I haven't had enough excitement with the Rock this week, I decide to hunt for the Rolling Blackout yet again. At first the coordinates led me to believe it was somewhere in the Honda dealership, so her I go, driving around the lot with my bird-crap-covered-green-Neon. The sales guys were getting very excited. I stop all the way over on the South side to discover the coordinates are somewhere off in the neighboring parking lot.

So I floor it off the Honda car lot to the bowling alley, look around, and decide, "Hey, I think the manager knows about this. Maybe he'll tell me where it is!" I go inside, check the bowling trophy case hoping it might be in there. This guy keeps talkng to me and asking my opinion on his Halloween costume. I tell him I'd rather be Dracula than Zorro. Then he wants to know why I am looking at old bowling balls, the lanes are over there....

Finally I dump the dude and ask the chick at the desk if she knows about something that's been hidden nearby, she asks a guy who says, "Yeah, there was a short lady and a dude with a beard here earlier looking for it." Hoping they might at least tell me WHAT THE HELL I AM LOOKING FOR, he says he has no idea and that they left after a few minutes.

I notice new coordinates have been posted....hmmmm......
Grrlfrog

Note 19 Sept 2003 by  jigada  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK, it's back out there. Let's just say my middle name wasn't Discreet today :-)
Have fun!
30 16.351 N
097 44.739 W

I found it! 19 Sept 2003 by  jigada  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it with my buddy Essiar while I am visiting from Nashville. Grabbed free bowling card and the Where's George Dollar. Left mini whisk key ring from my Culinary School. Whip up something yummy with it! :-)
Thanks!
Jiggy
Will hide and post new coordinates very soon!

Note 19 Sept 2003 by  JNJWalla  (Finds: 4  Score: 15)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

N 30 19.737
W 097 43.892

This cache is hidden at a local establishment. The manager knows about the item and its purpose. I don't know how many others at the location will be informed. There is no need to enter the establishment.

Once located, the cache can be retrieved quickly.

Before I placed the cache I added an additional surprise. Enjoy. Be careful.

++++++++++++++
Added 19 Sept 03
Since it was requested that photos be ported in, here's what it looked like at this location.

[Modified 2003-09-19 20:07:29]

  cameraN 30 19.737 W 097 43.892

Note 18 Sept 2003 by  Peeve  (Finds: 15  Score: 49.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Regarding the "benchmark," I'll log here in case others might be interested. I've been looking into it today, and got a HUGE dose of irony. This "benchmark" that I stumbled across while hiding the blackout is somehow related to a program that was the grandfather to the beloved GPS technology that allows us to geocache today! It's the TRANSIT system... they started working on it apparently as soon as Sputnik was launched. Info on the web is sparse; I wasn't able to figure out exactly what the marker is FOR. I'm going to write the director of this defense department lab at John Hopkins U. to see if he can tell me more and provide me with a list of other markers. The Truth is out there! Hopefully, I won't be seeing the black helecopters anytime soon. If I get more info, I will likely try to turn these markers into some sorta cache.

Since its not a true benchmark, it won't be listed on that other rock and blackout hating site. However, if you are into benchmark hunting and haven't found them already, the UT campus is a great place to find some that ARE listed. There are like 4 or so on campus.

Note 18 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK, OK, I'll just have to wait and try again next time....

I found it! 18 Sept 2003 by  JNJWalla  (Finds: 4  Score: 15)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very clever hiding spot. What an educational adventure it was. Please send me the Benchmark waypoint so that I can log it correctly. When I searched for it on the 'other site' it wasn't there.
I'll be hiding this one soon and will post a note on the new location.
T: world coins
L: WG$ and penknife

Note 18 Sept 2003 by  Peeve  (Finds: 15  Score: 49.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Checked up on the Blackout; its still in place as of 1:30 pm. I also noticed that the nearby stately stone buildings are making the GPSr signals bounce around like a pinball machine... I tried to zero out on my own coordinates, and it forced me to wander all over the place before settling about 30 feet from where ground zero SHOULD be. I then tried to average at actual ground zero -- it took my Magellan 6-7 tries before it would average for more than a minute. I have slightly revised the coordinates based on the two minute average I finally got.

In addition here is a hint (non-spoiler) for you to insure that you are searching the right radius:

The cache is within 30 feet of the word "oozed."

Hope I didn't cause you any trouble, Grrlfrog!

Also, the hours for the nearby museum are 9-5 today and tomorrow, 10-5 Sat, and 1-5 Sun.
[Modified 2003-09-18 10:10:09]

[Modified 2003-09-18 16:40:03]

I couldn 18 Sept 2003 by  Grrlfrog  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

CacheChow and I went a'lookin' but we had no luck. Felt like a bit of a bumbling fool as it was very dark, I had no idea what I was looking for, and my GPSr was all over the place. We'll have to wait and try again - next time in daylight! Really have my curiousity piqued on this one!

I found it! 17 Sept 2003 by  Peeve  (Finds: 15  Score: 49.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Picked it up about an hour and a half ago. It was a quick find, but only because I had thoroughly scouted Whiteshark's location last night, to no avail. I must have just missed Essiar. Anyway, I guessed where the cache most likely had been at Whiteshark's location, and when I saw a similar location at Essiar's spot...

T - 3d Hologram
L - $ coin

I'll try to hide it and log new coordinates within the hour (before 4:00). Keep your eyes on the navicache page for my update!

Oh yeah... sorry, no picture. I forgot my camera (and a screwdriver!) at home. I could replace the screwdriver on the road; not so with the camera!

Great camo! Another destined to be an Austin classic, I betcha!

-----------------------------------
NEW LOCATION: N30 17.240 W97 43.934

There are all sorts of nifty things to look at here aside from the Rolling Blackout. There is a museum quality natural history exhibit within 30 feet... as well as a whole museum within 100 feet (never been in, don't know the hours). Also, if you are a benchmark hunter, don't miss the odd benchmark lookin' thingie nearby... its something defense related?!?

If you want an additional challenge, this is your mission... you can park for free at the nearby garage at coordinates: N 30 17.273 W97 44.028 IF AND ONLY IF you can park, find the cache, and get back to your car in less than 30 minutes. Longer than that and you get charged something. How fast can you be? Remember to take your parking ticket with you to use at the self-pay stations!
[Modified 2003-09-17 16:55:34]

[Modified 2003-09-18 10:13:18]

Note 17 Sept 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Don't forget to post photos of the cache placement as you found it. Be sure to block the actual image of the cache using a hat or other item, or you can use the smiley face picture here and a photo editor to cover up the cache container digitally.

Half the fun of the moving cache is to see where people have placed it, so let's take 'em and post 'em!

  cameraSmiley Face Cache Blocker

I found it! 17 Sept 2003 by  essiar  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

What fun! Went looking for it with CathyB. So much I'd like to say but can't as it would spoil. What I can say is we were about to leave, flat out gave up and then.... a brainstorm! We made it an easy find for the next person... hehe! :-)
30 26.966 N
097 40.761 W

Note 16 Sept 2003 by  essiar  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

C'mon Whiteshark, I'm ready to hunt it down! :-)

I found it! 15 Sept 2003 by  WhiteShark  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After a 14+ hour day at work, I decided I needed to do a little Navicaching(TM) and go look for the Rolling Blackout. I was a bit worried because I didn't have a flashlight. Fortunately, Moosiegirl's very inspired hiding location was near a well lit parking lot and I found it after about 10 minutes of circling it. This is a great cache container - kudos to lowracer! I'll hide it sometime tomorrow after I find a location worthy of this awesome cache.

BTW - If you're spying on this cache, be sure to check the logs often as navicache.com does not re-send you the edits in an email.

========================= Update:
Rolling Blackout's new temporary home is:
N 30 22.901 W 97 44.622

My GPSr wandered a bit but this will get you within 20 or 30 feet (I hope). If people have trouble finding it, I can try to get better coordinates.

TN, L: New log pencil

[Modified 2003-09-16 18:19:43]

I couldn 14 Sept 2003 by  The Outlaw  (Finds: 63  Score: 206.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 19.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Came out with Julie, Candy and Trey after the geo event. I took a guess at what we were looking for and was actually close....sorta. At least now I know what it looks like and can plan a truly evil place to put it when I pick it up.
Good idea, great cache!!

Thanks,
Wayne

I found it! 14 Sept 2003 by  moosiegirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The rock went rolling on its merry way this morning, but team NNFT and Mrs Capt Pickard came out this afternoon to look for the Blackout. Wayne had an idea what it would be, but for once my being the slowest member paid off. I started looking where they weren't and I was able to snag it first. I'll find a good place for it this evening.

UPDATE 9-15 7:15 pm -- sorry for the delay folks! The Blackout is once again out for you to find at:
N 30° 28.020 W 97° 48.251
I hope it's not TOO easy. This is truly the ultimate urban cache!

Happy Trails,
Candy

[Modified 2003-09-15 20:28:38]

[Modified 2003-09-15 20:29:40]

[Modified 2003-09-15 20:30:12]

[Modified 2003-09-15 20:31:31]

Note 13 Sept 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

OK kids, now’s your chance two snag both of Austin’s roving caches at the same time. They are not located right next to each other, or anything, but are in the same general area. The veteran Rock that Rolls (on geocaching.com, GCCF79) and the newcomer Rolling Blackout (N008BD on navicache.com) are both waiting for you now!

Note 11 Sept 2003 by  WhiteShark  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Dang! After reading thorax's note, I had the same feeling and will probably go back to the old spot to see if something is missing. If my intutition is/was correct, at least I'll know what I'm looking for next time...

====== Added later:

Well, I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep well if I was still wondering so I made the 5 mile trip from home to check it out. The thing I *thought* might be the cache container is still there. :-/ It's probably a good thing because I don't know how I would have found a good hiding spot later. When this one makes it back to Yuppie Land, I'll look again.

I'm still in the dark. (Get it? A pun... rolling BLACKOUT... oh nevermind...)

[Modified 2003-09-11 21:43:42]

I couldn 11 Sept 2003 by  The Outlaw  (Finds: 63  Score: 206.5)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 19.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Hmmm, Thorax must get out of work earlier then I do. Either that or Candy and I flat missed it. In retrospect, I am glad I didn't complete what I started out to do. The penalty for being wrong would have been severe.

Note 11 Sept 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just in case anybody's in a hurry, the new spot is
N 30 11.028
W 97 48.101

I spent quite a while yesterday looking for the cache…after I left, something started eating at me and I almost went back to check it out, but that time of day on MoPac, I figured I better not. It kept getting worse and worse, until I finally went back after work today, and turns out that weird feeling was for a reason. That turned out to be it.

This is a very ingenious cache (imho), and BlazerMan did a great job at placement. It’s going to be a hard act to follow.

My first choice for placement became infeasible by the time I got there, so I went to plan B, not as great a placement, but at least gets its out there a little quicker.

Took the WheresGeorge dollar, left a couple of bags of world coins.

Thanks!

[Modified 2003-09-11 20:03:19]
(aaarrrgggg...I just noticed I didn't get the pen back in the cache...if notbody snags it, I'll try to get this back in..better bring your own pen just in case though)

[Modified 2003-09-11 20:28:43]

Note 11 Sept 2003 by  moosiegirl  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 12)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

YEE-Sus, YUM-pin' YIM-iny!!! I wass beginnin' ta tink I wass CREZZY, but dat-a TORax, he done-a got dere before Da Out-a-law and-a I did it. We 'bout went a-NUTS a-goin' roun' an-a roun' dat-a tree, dere. Scared up a passel whole bunch a fire ants, we did!

Don't mind me ... I always kinda go off the deep end after a no-find ... :-}

Candy

I found it! 11 Sept 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

THERE IT IS!!
Got a spot for it....headed over there now...will post new coordinants as soon as I finish this beer....

Note 11 Sept 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

1:13PM It's still there!

I couldn 11 Sept 2003 by  WhiteShark  (Finds: 2  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I looked for it just before noon and didn't find it. Of course, it's tougher when I have no idea what "it" is. :-)

Note 11 Sept 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I checked on the cache at 9:01AM this morning and it's still where I put it. I also checked the posted coordinates with MapQuest, and they look good.

I couldn 10 Sept 2003 by  thorax  (Finds: 35  Score: 113)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well, I managed to check the area out pretty well without anyone asking me what the heck I was doing. I didn't find it, even though I know I might have looked right at it without knowing....If I find out it hasn't moved yet, I'll be back...

Thanks for the new adventure!
[Modified 2003-09-11 18:56:45]

Note 10 Sept 2003 by  lowracer  (Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I thought your previous location was good. I checked it out on my morning walk this morning. You had already removed it by the time I got there but I thought it was a decent spot, certainly better than my first placement (see photo), and by a trail I hadn't explored yet despite it being only half a mile from my house!
-lowracer
[Modified 2003-09-17 08:01:27]

  cameraFirst Placement

Note 10 Sept 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The cache is now at: N30°22.011', W97°44.652'.

I had to move it so my lame-o-meter rating wouldn't be too high. (Say, what is the scale on the lame-o-meter? 1-5 with 5 being the highest? How about 5 minus the integer part of: 1 over the WOW-o-meter rating?)

T: Hands-free headset
L: WG$, Jimmy Buffett guitar pick, blue smiley

Thanks for the new roving cache, lowracer!
[Modified 2003-09-11 20:02:56]

  cameraPlacement Photo (Cache Erased)

I found it! 09 Sept 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Well, I can't believe it lasted over night! I was very tempted to go for it at 10:00PM last night, but I waited and picked up LR0001 at 7:50AM on 9/9/2003. One of the neat things about these roving caches is that a muggle can see you grab it, and since it moves, it does not really matter. There were lots of muggles about this morning, but I don't think anyone saw me grab it. I'll be placing it this evening.

- your friendly neighborhood BlazerMan


 

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