Forum: Where's George
Topic: Where's George Cacher!
started by: Quinn
Posted by Quinn on Mar. 30 2002,10:26 pmI was reading my e-mail today and noticed a couple of "cache notify" mail was in with the rest. I opened one up to read the report for this cache< Night Stalker >
And after doing so I could not believe my eyes. This rather large group went out to find a cache using nothing more that the sat image generated by "Lostoutdoors" to locate and try and find a Geocache. The funny thing is that the one they found was not the one they were looking for, the one they were actually looking for was over a 1/2 mile away.
Finding the cache that they did they realized it was the wrong one and had to split the group in half so that some could go to figure out part one of this two part hunt... pretty cool!
Now why do I mention "Wheres George"? The person found out about Navicache.com because she logged a Where's George dollar she got at work and in one of the reports it mentioned that the bill had been in a"Navicache" and that for further information go to www.navicache.com
I knew those bills would come in handy...thanks to whoever placed that bill! hay!...maybe it was me
They are now hooked and intend on going again tomorrow.
Posted by Firemedic on Mar. 31 2002,4:50 amWheres George is what brought me to Navicache. áI will be taking wild Georges with me when I go out!
Posted by PC Medic on Mar. 31 2002,6:58 amWhile I admire their teamwork and determination, not sure this method of caching would be best for the environment. Lot of bushwacking I would guess.
Posted by Gimpy on Mar. 31 2002,11:38 amThat would be one of Yardboys bills. He put it out 308 days ago & I picked it up the following day & placed it in another cache right away.Hasn't been logged in 307 days. She says in her log that it's still in good shape. Glad to have her here.
Posted by YardBoy on April 01 2002,2:39 amYes, I've been editing the User Notes on my NaviGeorges to include a clickable Link that brings the user to NaviCache.com
When I find one of my Georges referenced to that other sight, I check to see if there's a NaviCache equivalent & if so, I make the change. I'm very thankful to those posters who have taken their caches & put them on both sites. I hope Blackwatch Clan & Delta Team will join the movement.
Posted by Firemedic on April 01 2002,5:44 amWhat's the best way to leave a george in a cache? Inside a zip loc baggie? I feel most cache's are reasonably waterproof but worry about the trip in and out.
Posted by Quinn on April 01 2002,6:12 amIf you buy "water proof" ink this won't matter. This is what I did and it works great. I haven't had a problem yet.
Most of the ones I find are tucked inside the Logbook.
Posted by Scout on April 02 2002,10:52 am
Cache hunting without GPS is common. The latest challenge is to cache hunt without even knowing the cache's coordinates. I'm convinced that some areas have so many caches that cache hunting without even a set of target coordinates is becoming feasible.
Just pick out a nice park, think like a cache hider, and start looking. Your hit ratio this way is going to be low, but still high enough to consider attempting it.
I've done it just once, without success, but I did find some very interesting spots that I wouldn't have noticed if I was just hiking.