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Posted: Dec. 14 2001,5:20 pm QUOTE

I just got back from one of Gimpys caches known as Egyptian Hike and this was my first cache I found in complete darkness along with a heavy rain the entire time. All I used was my Meridian Gold and a Mini Mag flash light. I don't think I have ever gotten this wet in my life while hiking. I had a great time though and would do it again if i could. While walking back from the cache to the truck there was a rabbit on the main trail. I thought I was the only stupid one in the rain and this was the first time I have seen a rabbit at night sitting in a down pour. Everytime I took a step closer and would hop three or four but would not leave the trail. He just about walked me back the whole .57 miles to the truck until he decided to bolt left and leave in the field.
I had a great time and my gold was off only a few feet at the actual cache location. OK...gotta go now, my boots need to be emptied of about three gallons of water! :withstupid  :p

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Posted: Dec. 14 2001,10:18 pm QUOTE

Great pic on the cache page, Quinn! The cat really seems to be enjoying the photo op. :grinnin  I'll be heading to Canada in the morning. I've been eye-balling a few caches & a few dashpoints up there. This weekend is my & mommas wedding anniversary & after some thought, I said "How about if I take you up to Canada for the weekend for our anniversary". She loved the idea. After we check in to the hotel, I'll pull out the GPS & act amazed that there's a dashpoint just 2.15 miles from the hotel & I'll be right back.hehe. The rest near the hotel shouldn't be much of a problem, but I might have to sweet-talk her into the ride to Hamilton.  ???

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Quinn Offline
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    Posted: Dec. 15 2001,3:00 am QUOTE

If you pull that GPSR out I can almost assure you that she will also pull something out...it's called a .45cal handgun :grinnin  You will most likely come home with a few bumps on your head you didn't have before you went. :p

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Posted: Dec. 15 2001,7:41 am QUOTE

If you see my name in the obituary column, please put my ashes in a cache, & make it a multi with a high degree of difficulty. :grinnin

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Posted: Dec. 15 2001,9:48 am QUOTE

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If you see my name in the obituary column, please put my ashes in a cache, & make it a multi with a high degree of difficulty. :grinnin

At least it would probably be safe from non-geocachers raiding it and stealing everything.  Unless of course Gimpy has some strange cult following ???

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    Posted: Jan. 10 2002,12:34 pm QUOTE

This may seem morbid, but I'm genuinely curious if anyone in geocaching has had a funeral yet?

I don't believe anyone's been killed while out hunting a cache, but some of you cantacerous old farts happen to actually be up there in age.

When I first learned of this hobby, I joked to my friends that I'll make a pretty pink mist when I discover the worlds first geocache/boobytrap.

As I've become familiar with the names of geocachers across the country, I find this much less amusing.

Are we all present and accounted for?
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    Posted: Jan. 10 2002,11:05 pm QUOTE

wow that is kind of morbid,

My guess is that several geocachers have passed into the great beyond, I mean there are close to 20,000 (I could be completely making this number up but I thought it was on the stats page) registered users.  Statistics says at least a couple of them are gone.  However, I have yet to hear of any dying while on a caching trip.

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Posted: Mar. 08 2002,10:02 pm QUOTE

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Great pic on the cache page, Quinn! The cat really seems to be enjoying the photo op. :grinnin  I'll be heading to Canada in the morning. I've been eye-balling a few caches & a few dashpoints up there. This weekend is my & mommas wedding anniversary & after some thought, I said "How about if I take you up to Canada for the weekend for our anniversary". She loved the idea. After we check in to the hotel, I'll pull out the GPS & act amazed that there's a dashpoint just 2.15 miles from the hotel & I'll be right back.hehe. The rest near the hotel shouldn't be much of a problem, but I might have to sweet-talk her into the ride to Hamilton.  ???

Hey Gimpy if youre around OTTAWA let me know theres lots of caches in the Ottawa region and i'd be happy to show you around. I am not too keen on caching in the rain but i  have prospected an area for a future cache one day while it was raining and got a bit humid.But I have hunted a few caches in snow storms .
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    Posted: April 23 2002,1:47 pm QUOTE

Quote (Quinn @ Dec. 14 2001,7:20 pm)
I just got back from one of Gimpys caches known as Egyptian Hike and this was my first cache I found in complete darkness along with a heavy rain the entire time. All I used was my Meridian Gold and a Mini Mag flash light. I don't think I have ever gotten this wet in my life while hiking. I had a great time though and would do it again if i could. While walking back from the cache to the truck there was a rabbit on the main trail. I thought I was the only stupid one in the rain and this was the first time I have seen a rabbit at night sitting in a down pour. Everytime I took a step closer and would hop three or four but would not leave the trail. He just about walked me back the whole .57 miles to the truck until he decided to bolt left and leave in the field.
I had a great time and my gold was off only a few feet at the actual cache location. OK...gotta go now, my boots need to be emptied of about three gallons of water! :withstupid  :p

I have done a few caches in the dark, and one of those it was raining some. The first one, I used a 4 D cell mag lite, and the second one, I used a new Princeton Tec Vortec headlamp. The Vortec is WAY COOL, and I recommend it highly! I also used the Vortec while placing The Troll's Treasure cache, as it was nightime.

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