Forum: Questions And Answers About Geocaching
Topic: All season Cachers?
started by: Quinn

Posted by Quinn on July 27 2001,11:29 am
I thought I would push this into the open for others to give some thoughts on. Summer brings quite a bit of outdoor weather to try and find those cache boxes, but some feel that due to large amount of bug activity that they dont do as much caching as they would in other times of the year. I think I would much prefer to go Geocaching when it becomes Fall. Reason being that the tree cover is less hindering and that the colors themselves are much nicer to look at. Plus you dont have them darn bloodsuckers bothing you as much if at all. What are your views and thoughts as to what you think would be the best time of the year to go Geocaching?
Posted by YardBoy on July 27 2001,2:23 pm
When the bugs are gone, I'll be kayaking between Tupper & Saranac, laying/visiting a few caches :cool:

That reminds me, Artimes (Mr. 23 with lots of energy) supposedly put one on top of a mountain near Keene!


Posted by Rocky on July 27 2001,7:45 pm
I think you have to pick your days.  Mrs Rocky and I did a log one today, Bowter's rabbit, hiking conditions were perfect!  Would not even wanted to have thought about it when it 90 just a couple days ago.
Posted by Gimpy on July 27 2001,9:57 pm
I can handle the seasons & the bugs. It's this darn job that gets in the way of my cache adventures! The 3rd week in August I'll be up at Old Forge & Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks so you can plan on seeing a few new ones popping up there. I'll be back up there for 4 days in October to play some more.
Posted by Iron Chef on July 27 2001,11:58 pm
The bugs are the biggest problem for me.  The heat I can deal with, but the constantly swatting and getting mad because the Deet didn't work really gets to me over a while.  That and chick-weed.  There's nothing like spending an hour picking stickers out of your socks after a geocaching adventure gone horribly wrong ;~)
Posted by Guest on Aug. 15 2001,8:04 pm
While the bugs may become less of a nuisance in the fall, everyone needs to remember it will also be the beginning of deer hunting season in many areas.
This will be something that all will want to consider before wandering into the woods. I mean I have been deer hunting with Quinn and god help the cacher that rattles in that bush and isn't wearing blaze orange  :D


Posted by Quinn on Aug. 15 2001,8:46 pm
And I am still mad that they don't make 20 round shotguns :biggrin:
Posted by dwr50 on Aug. 15 2001,11:28 pm
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Quote: from Quinn on 10:46 pm on Aug. 15, 2001
And I am still mad that they don't make 20 round shotguns :biggrin:

I guess you missed the "Street Sweeper".I don't know who makes it, but I have seen pictures of it!
Posted by Guest on Aug. 16 2001,6:41 am
Quote:
I guess you missed the "Street Sweeper".I don't know who makes it, but I have seen pictures of it!

It was/is made by Remington and uses a rotating drum feed instead of a normal tube feed.  Luckily was restricted to military and kept out of rhe hands of deer hunters. :biggrin:
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Seriously though, has anyone considered the issue of cache hunting during various game hunting seasons ?

While it may sound silly, wearing blaze orange during this time may not be a bad idea in some areas (obviously not the hiking trails of your state parks I hope).  Might also want to consider noting within your cache description if it has been placed within an area that is known to draw heavy hunting during the hunting season. Or better yet, for year round fun avoid these types of placements at all.  


Posted by Quinn on Aug. 16 2001,11:09 am
Lets think about this for a minute... Can you picture the faces of deer hunters as you walk into the woods past them wearing blaze orange and carrying a .50cal ammo can? I am certain they would think you are the ultimate deer hunter. :biggrin:
Posted by Road Kill on Aug. 17 2001,5:43 pm
Quinn! Next time you go hunting I'll let you borrow my hat.  Ever see a foxduck. He He.
Posted by Quinn on Aug. 17 2001,6:32 pm
Roadkill you scare me some times :biggrin: I am afraid of what will be your next hat!
Posted by Quinn on Sep. 10 2001,5:19 pm
Hoof!...never thought setting up fantasy football leagues could be so tough. Now back to the Important stuff...GEOCACHING!!
I see that Gimpy has been hard at work planting some in his futile struggle to keep me from finding all his treasures, thus I will once again be champion of the Geocache world very soon. I will not only find the remaining Gimpy-boxes, But I will also make my treck back to Roadskunks hides and champion those as well.
Sorry I have faded out of Navicache for a while. i am back and ready to go!
It helps with the cooler weather too, no blood suckers!  :)

Posted by Gimpy on Sep. 11 2001,12:48 am
HoooRaah!! He's back. I was going to call the house & see if maybe you came down with malaria or something. I e-mailed Jeff Tiede yesterday cuz I was concerned that we have not heard from him in a couple of months.Turns out business has been good & keeping him on the ropes, but he's ready to get back in the action again.I'm putting out another cache this coming weekend, & have a fresh supply of ammo cans on the way from cheaperthandirt. Cooler temps. will be welcome & I've tapped into some on-line resources & come up with some potentially great cache areas. I've still got to set aside a block of time to head down to Rockys neighborhood & hammer that group of his caches. So much to cache & so little time. darn job has got to go! hehe
Posted by Scout on Sep. 12 2001,7:55 pm
This is just a test to see if the bug with the sort order is fixed.
Posted by Guest on Sep. 13 2001,4:59 am
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Quote: from Scout on 9:55 pm on Sep. 12, 2001
This is just a test to see if the bug with the sort order is fixed.

He doesn't trust my abilities :(


Posted by Scout on Sep. 13 2001,6:48 am
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Quote: from PC Medic on 5:59 am on Sep. 13, 2001

He doesn't trust my abilities :(

I'm busted. After you said the problem was fixed, I noticed that this forum still wasn't sorted correctly. Guessing that it requires a new post to be entered to force a re-sort, I entered one as a public service. My hunch was correct. The forum re-sorted correctly after I entered my test message.

How's that for a defense? ;-)

(Edited by Scout at 7:49 am on Sep. 13, 2001)


Posted by Guest on Sep. 13 2001,8:03 am
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Quote: from Scout on 8:48 am on Sep. 13, 2001[
How's that for a defense? ;-)

(Edited by Scout at 7:49 am on Sep. 13, 2001)

Weak, but we'll take it :biggrin:

Actually what happened is while you were in the forums I was applying the fix to them and did not want to continue till you logged out for fear of corrupting files. They should all be resorted in proper order now.

Let me know if you see any more sort issues.


Posted by Ascension on Oct. 30 2001,5:24 pm
I am seriously bummed about winter hitting, I was just getting on a roll with caching.  I'll be under snow in about a week or two and it usually hangs around till March, sometimes April.  

What to do?  ???

I've thought of placing some good virtual caches around here for others to hunt.  Has anyone had any snowbound cache experiences?  
Posted by Quinn on Oct. 30 2001,5:53 pm
Quote from Ascension, posted on Oct. 30 2001,7:24 pm
I am seriously bummed about winter hitting, I was just getting on a roll with caching.  I'll be under snow in about a week or two and it usually hangs around till March, sometimes April.  

What to do?  ???

I've thought of placing some good virtual caches around here for others to hunt.  Has anyone had any snowbound cache experiences?  


I have pondered the same thing here. I think there are many ways of making a cache in the winter, just a matter of marking it some how. Safety is a big thing when it comes to winter caching. I think that if a cache is placed on the ground in the winter it some how has to be marked above so that snow is not a hinderance. Maybe by placing a orange ribbon above the cache itself, this way people would know they are right on it. You have another good point with Virtual caches, a nice location with a favorite overlook or something of that sorts. As the snow starts to fall we will all start thinking of ways to keep busy with the sport. :looking:
Posted by Guest on Oct. 30 2001,6:41 pm
Not having to worry about snow down here I don't have this problem, but Where in the rules (are there rules?) does it say the cache must be on the ground?

Why could it not be placed in some heavy brush or the crotch of a tree and then camoflauged. This would need to be within comfortable reah from the ground of course but would be very possible. I have even thought about doing a couple like that just to throw folks off as they are so used to looking under things.
Posted by jpaquin on Nov. 03 2001,2:13 pm
My concern about all weather caching is: what about after I've trekked into a winter cache with my snowshoes, there's not going to be much guessing as to where the cache is now, is there?

Jacques
Posted by Guest on Nov. 03 2001,3:05 pm
You could always walk around in circles to throw others off! :D

No really, I understand what you are saying about leaving tracks that will simply lead others in to the cache. This would escpecially present a problem for caches in areas where there is not much "regular traffic". Living in the south now in an area that gets measurable smowfall (1"+) maybe once every 2-3 years this is not an issue I would have to deal with. I do remember from when I lived in upstate New York and did some deer hunting that in many cases your tracks were covered by wind or fresh snow often within 24 hours or less.

If the snow is deep enough to warrant snow shoes, I think I would put off hunting that particular cache for a while.

Posted by jpaquin on Nov. 03 2001,3:42 pm
Quote from PC Medic, posted on Nov. 03 2001,5:05 pmQuote:
If the snow is deep enough to warrant snow shoes, I think I would put off hunting that particular cache for a while.


Are you kidding ! :) Not go out because snowshoes are necessary? That's when I *want* to go out! I'm hoping we get hammered here in the Rochester area. It's no fun unless there's a couple of feet on the ground, and I don't get to get into the Adirondacks too often.

Jacques
Posted by Quinn on Nov. 03 2001,5:23 pm
whoa! a true diehard huh? I was like that last year during a snow storm when I went after the Hunters creek Cache near Buffalo, NY. The trail was about a mile long and had a good foot or so of snow on it. I walked about an hour just to get to the cache area. Once there I had no chance at all of finding it as all the snow was virgin and covered everything. I did however give it my best "GO" and kicked up snow in all the places I thought it might be, but still no luck. It snowed so hard that by the time I was returning all my steps were filled. Got to the car and my feet were soaked! I ended up going again in the spring when it was much better to look for and ended up finding it. I was about 20 feet from where it was in the winter time. That was more than I needed! :D
Posted by Quinn on Nov. 03 2001,5:26 pm
By the way...did you see the new "web cam" cache that is active? That is way cool! I am gonna give it a go early morning and make myself famous by being on view! :D

To moon or not to moon...that is the question! :p

< on the ave web cam cache. >
Posted by Guest on Nov. 04 2001,12:20 pm
I swear sometimes things I say to Quinn go in one ear and out the other :( .  Knowing there are web cams mounted somewhere in most every city now, I mentioned a couple weeks ago how these can be a perfect alternative for winter time caching.

But he has come around now :D , and finally sees what I was talking about. A category has been added to the Geocaching Adventures forum to where you can discuss the new cam-caches.  
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 08 2001,11:16 pm
Who would have though, almost middle of December and still great caching weather here in Erie, PA.  No (knocking on wood) caches hidden under snow yet, no temperatures below freezing, heck if it lasts like this all of us could be geocaching into the new year (yeah I know wishful thinking  :D )
Posted by Guest on Dec. 09 2001,9:56 am
Snow? What's snow?

PC Medic
Virginia Beach  :D
Posted by Road Kill on Dec. 09 2001,2:24 pm
Snow?!  Can't wait.  I DO like-em tough.  I think it was Quinn that once said: "You don't have to find them to have fun".
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 09 2001,3:51 pm
Quote from Road Kill, posted on Dec. 09 2001,4:24 pm
Snow?!  Can't wait.  I DO like-em tough.  I think it was Quinn that once said: "You don't have to find them to have fun".


I to love challenges but unfortunately i have a bad habit of not leaving til I find the cache, being even more realistic I basically refuse to leave til I have it, no matter how dark, cold, or rainy it gets.  So once heavy snows start the NAVICACHE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM may have to come out and save my ass.  I can see the oprah interview now

Oprah (munching on chips): "So Mike please tell us your the story of your miracle."

Me: " Well I was out geocaching."

Oprah: "Geocaching, now what's that?"

[My explanation goes on for a bit and then I have to explain to oprah why the Oprah magazine is not an acceptable trade item]

Oprah: "ok continue"

Me: "well I was about three miles back when the blizzard got really bad, I couldn't see a foot infront of me but, determined the find the cache I continued on guided by my TRUSTY garmin gps unit.  Unfortunately shortly after that my little Etrex Venture lost it's satellites.  It was downhill from there.  I kept stumbling around, lost, and basically blind.  That's when I must have walked onto the river, the ice broke and I fell through"

Oprah: "Ohh my gosh, weren't you scared"

Me: "yeah I was, I was thinking I'm not going to get out of this alive, I'll never be able to geocache again, but I think my saddest thought was that I wouldn't be able to fill the navicache message forums with long semi-pointless posts when I was bored"

Oprah: "that must have been hard for you, so how are you here to share your wonderful story with us today"

Me: "Well I was completely underwater and sinking fast. Just as I was about to give up, I looked up and through the whole in the ice I saw...."

Oprah: "Yes Yes what did you see? the spirit of you great great grandfather who was a park ranger? an angel? the face of the creator himself? Tell us tell us all what was it?"

Me:  "A foxduck"

Oprah: "  ??? "

Me:  I don't remember much beyond that, just a foxduck peering into the hole, being lifted out, and then riding in this vechicle to the hospital


Posted by mikechim on Dec. 09 2001,3:54 pm
Alright so I was really bored.   :wstupid:
Oh yeah, another reason I don't want snow, I can't afford a Peak Pass (the closest place around to snowboard and ski) this year and if I can't be out there bailing on the halfpipe (at least 3 years of boarding and I still can't get it) then snow just wouldn't be right.
Posted by YardBoy on Dec. 11 2001,3:13 pm
2" of snow 1/2 a klic into deep woods near Sandy Creek, NY yesterday...my tracks in the snow made getting out all the easier (and I also enjoyed the deer tracks).
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 13 2001,4:24 am
Quote (YardBoy @ Dec. 11 2001,5:13)
2" of snow 1/2 a klic into deep woods near Sandy Creek, NY yesterday...my tracks in the snow made getting out all the easier (and I also enjoyed the deer tracks).

I'm shocked you guys have snow, it's been around 50 here in Erie, PA.
Posted by Quinn on Dec. 13 2001,5:52 am
Actually we don't have snow here yet...I think what yardboy was talking about was when he headed to the northern part of NY. Right now as a matter of fact it's raining and 60* :D
If this keeps up I'll be caching again in my shorts by mid January! :p
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 13 2001,7:53 am
Quote (Quinn @ Dec. 13 2001,07:52)
Actually we don't have snow here yet...I think what yardboy was talking about was when he headed to the northern part of NY. Right now as a matter of fact it's raining and 60* :D
If this keeps up I'll be caching again in my shorts by mid January! :p

If only we could be so lucky  :)
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 18 2001,11:32 am
Figure this fits in this topic:

What's everyones least favortie weather to cache in.  Yesterday I drove out to Cleveland, had 20 caches line up, but I got a late start (by 2.5 hours, and wasted about 1.5 hours looking for two that didn't exist).  Anyway between the ones that didn't exist and the rain I got a little grumpy  :angry:
I've also realized that cold combined with rain makes for my least favorite geocaching experience.  Warm rain = fun and refreshing; snow = beautiful and mostly dry: dark cold rain + searching for a non existant plastic tube =  :^^
Posted by Road Kill on Dec. 18 2001,7:39 pm
Mike
      So; you lined up 20, got frustrated on 2 - BUT - What was the success count for the day. You fail to mention.

      To answer your question - I dislike all rain on a cache run. I mean I can walk in it - but when it comes to entering the bushes, I don't like soaking through. My aim is to avoid threatining days. The caches probably aren't going anywhere and Annie says: "The sun will come out tomorrow".

Road Kill
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 19 2001,9:32 am
Quote (Road Kill @ Dec. 18 2001,9:39 pm)
Mike
      So; you lined up 20, got frustrated on 2 - BUT - What was the success count for the day. You fail to mention.".

Road Kill

Unfortunately I only bagged 4, before the sun went down.  I had planned on night cacheing but I was ready to start the journey home once the sun went down.  I figured 20 was optimistic, but if I would have left at 6am like I was planning (Since I was still up at 3:00 am the night before I figured heck, might as well stay up and go geocache, which is why I decided to go in the rain and all.  Anyway I got tired around 4:00 and slept til 8:00ish then had to drop off some papers)
I think If I would have left by 6:00 so as soon as first light came I could have been caching, read the logs to know that the two I hunted for forever may not of existed, and done a little bit of night caching I probably could have pulled 15...
:)
.....what's addiction?  :oo:
As much as the rain got me down, I just wanted out.  I've been working on application essays for the past couple weeks.  Shame it isn't as nice out then as it is today.
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 24 2001,11:07 pm
Just checked the weather, looks like you guys in Rochester are getting nailed, in fact it looks like Cleveland is as well.  For some reason it's missing Erie.  Hopefully it lasts long enough for me to get my multi cache out.   :)
Posted by YardBoy on Dec. 25 2001,5:24 am
The snow missed us...not a flake in Spencerport :xmas
Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 25 2001,7:53 am
Missed us here in Virginia Beach too!  :grinnin
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 29 2001,1:33 pm
Finally got snow here in Erie, 2 feet in the last 30 or so hours nowhere near as much as buffalo but I may have to get a pair of snowshoes to keep caching.
Posted by Gimpy on Dec. 29 2001,3:18 pm
We're only about 70 miles from Buffalo here in Rochester, & if we're going to get anything from this storm, I wish it would get here & get it over with.I've got 2 caches ready to go out, & I'd rather not put them out & then get 2 ft. of snow to bury them. On the other hand, if I wait till after it snows, I won't be able to find a grove of poison ivy to place the cache in! hehe. :grinnin
Posted by Choberiba on Jan. 02 2002,12:22 am
It may be muddy as all-get-out in the hills around here, but the grass is greener than my Mother-in-Law's smile.

It's wonderful to get some fresh air while trying desperately to remain upright, my feet finding one slippery spot after another.

I'm not complaining though, with no ice to worry about and no hypothermia concerns (Ok, not many).  I can seek caches until the cows come home.

Unless of course the cache is hidden where cows go when they're not at home, then I can seek caches *after* the cows come home....

What the heck was I trying to say with the above?

Anyway, I'm betting that snowfall would motivate some of you to go out and find caches under new conditions, for much the same reason some folks hunt caches at night.
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 02 2002,1:35 pm
Quote (Choberiba @ Jan. 02 2002,02:22 am)
Anyway, I'm betting that snowfall would motivate some of you to go out and find caches under new conditions, for much the same reason some folks hunt caches at night.

I only wish there were more caches where I am.  Enjoy night caching and winter would be fun except for the long drive to get to caches that I haven't done yet.
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 03 2002,12:06 am
Hey, mikechim. How far from Rochester are you? I drove around for 3 hrs. yesterday with a loaded cache ready to put out, but couldn't find a suitable spot. Got some great parks up here, but some of them already have 3 or 4 caches in them & I don't want to oversaturate an area. I don't think there's a decent sized park around that doesn't have at least 1 cache in it. Getting tougher & tougher to put one out without driving some lengthy distance. I've got 5 freshly painted ammo cans & bags full of goodies. Kind of like all dressed up & nowhere to go. :rotflmao
Posted by Choberiba on Jan. 03 2002,9:10 am
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I don't think there's a decent sized park around that doesn't have at least 1 cache in it. Getting tougher & tougher to put one out without driving some lengthy distance.

Have any of you started to move caches after all the locals have found it?

After a month or two it seems to me that the number of finds spirals downwardly. Been there - Done that rears it's ugly head in geocaching.
Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 03 2002,12:42 pm
OK, who sent all this damn white stuff to Virginia Beach!!  :0

We not only should not be getting get snow here, but we definately should not be ahead of Rochester for season snowfall!!
Posted by Scout on Jan. 03 2002,12:47 pm
Quote (Choberiba @ Jan. 03 2002,05:10 am)
After a month or two it seems to me that the number of finds spirals downwardly. Been there - Done that rears it's ugly head in geocaching.

I think this deserves a topic of itself. Removing caches for the winter may be necessary in some cases. Removing them as a matter of course to make room for new caches could have its own advantages.
Posted by Quinn on Jan. 03 2002,7:12 pm
I have thought alone this line. I like the fact that most of the caches are considered to be well known in our area as well as I am sure in others. I have often wondered if it would be a good idea to remove a cache from a park so it could be relocated for a fresh hunt within that same park. This would allow people who have already found that cache to go after it again. Of course with a new logbook and maybe refresh the items within it. It has become tough to locate areas where caches are not already placed, but with thought and time you always seem to be able to get another one out there.
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 03 2002,11:12 pm
I almost did that New Years day. My first Mendon cache is about due for camera #3. It has really taken a ton of hits, but has petered out due to the fact that all local & not so local cachers have hit it. That park has got many, many trails that have not been utilized yet. Fantastic areas that have not been tapped yet. I didn't want to put a fifth one in the park, but I think I might move #1. The only reason I didn't, was that the location is really a good one for winter caching. but after thinking about it, there are a lot of potential cache locations that would be ideal for winter hunts. Same thing with Ellison Park. My cache there has taken well over 30 hits, but nothing in the last 2 months or so. Plenty of trails in that park also. If I choose to start moving some of mine around, do we have a system in place to do this? Should they be archived & then re-posted? Same name/different name? Sounds like a plan to me. This way I can pull in the log books & cameras & get some more of the mug shots in our photos section.  ;0o
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 04 2002,12:20 am
Quote (Gimpy @ Jan. 03 2002,02:06 am)
Hey, mikechim. How far from Rochester are you? I drove around for 3 hrs. yesterday with a loaded cache ready to put out, but couldn't find a suitable spot. Got some great parks up here, but some of them already have 3 or 4 caches in them & I don't want to oversaturate an area. I don't think there's a decent sized park around that doesn't have at least 1 cache in it. Getting tougher & tougher to put one out without driving some lengthy distance. I've got 5 freshly painted ammo cans & bags full of goodies. Kind of like all dressed up & nowhere to go. :rotflmao

Hey Gimpy,

We're about 2 1/2 hours from Rochester here in Erie.  And I'm sure Erie would be honored to have one of Gimpy's caches out here  :)
Of course you may want to wait til the snow clears if you want to find the caches I've placed, that or bring crampons!

Bye the bye I'm definately heading out to your guys's neck of the woods come spring.
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 04 2002,12:26 am
Quote (PC Medic @ Jan. 03 2002,2:42 pm)
OK, who sent all this damn white stuff to Virginia Beach!!  :0

We not only should not be getting get snow here, but we definately should not be ahead of Rochester for season snowfall!!

:rotflmao
Hey PC the first thing I thought when I saw the storm on the weather channel was wether or not you were getting hit.  It's a beautiful thing, specially with all the harrassment we get from you.
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 04 2002,12:44 am
Hey, mikechim. I just may plan a visit your way soon. Not only would I love to throw a few caches in down there, but you guys have a great selection of dashpoints to go after. 2 1/2 hrs. is not bad at all. Of course, I would make it a come Saturday/home Sunday adventure. I like the idea. Can't wait till Spring, though. Can't let the snow slow me down!

Posted by mikechim on Jan. 04 2002,12:55 am
Quote (Gimpy @ Jan. 04 2002,02:44 am)
Hey, mikechim. I just may plan a visit your way soon. Not only would I love to throw a few caches in down there, but you guys have a great selection of dashpoints to go after. 2 1/2 hrs. is not bad at all. Of course, I would make it a come Saturday/home Sunday adventure. I like the idea. Can't wait till Spring, though. Can't let the snow slow me down!

If you did a two day adventure you'd be fine.  That way you would have plenty of time to negotiate the snow ice (and lack of daylight).  If you let me know what weekend you'd be coming up I'll see if I can get some time off of work (still lacking a "real" 9-5 5 day a week job as I'm leaving to travel in a few months again anyway), hit a cache, share a beer or somethin.
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 04 2002,1:30 am
Sounds good. I'll try and come up with a plan & let you know. :0
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 04 2002,10:47 pm
mikechim. How close to Erie are you? Whats your zip code? If I park the cachemobile outside the Comfort Inn on Peach St., near where 90 & 19 intersect, will it still be there when I come out in the morning :grinnin . I count like 22 parks between there & downtown Erie. Can this be & are any suitable for cache locations? Whats with all the state game lands? How are they for caches? Guess thats it for now. ;0o
Oh, you going to be around next saturday night, the 12th?
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 05 2002,8:22 pm
Hey Gimpy,

I'm off 90's exit 32 (old exit 9) it's about 9 minutes from the Comfort Inn (which is completely safe by the way, I'd sleep in the parking lot and feel safe).  Zip is 16510.  Umm as far as 22 parks I'll be honest I'm not sure.  State game lands are ok for caches the only problem is all the hunters, some people are not overly found of caching in them, however they don't bother me in the least.  Which parks are you considering?  
The 12th is my birthday so I'll be going out (25 dang I'm getting old!  ;) )  But you'll probably be sleeping before I head out with my friends  :p.  Drop me an email and we'll figure it out
If not nothing beats Guiness for breakfast  :)  and to think I rarely drink anymore.mikechmielewski@hotmail.com


Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 05 2002,9:09 pm
Yup, my partying days are over. ???  There's some nice dashpoints I want to hit on the way down,southern tier area of NY, so I'll probably end up spending my evening in the hot tub at the hotel sipping a diet coke. Hotel looks great, but you never know. Man, have I got some hotel stories. :0o  Rooms are available, but I'll wait a few days to see what the weathers going to do. I'll e-mail you at the above address. Sent you one at a different address, wasn't sure you'd get it. See ya.
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 05 2002,9:35 pm
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Yup, my partying days are over. ???  

I figured as much, mine nearly are as well.  Reserved for special occasions now.  It's lost it's fun.  Keep me informed if nothing else we'll get A (singular) drink or something.
Ohh yeah if you want to have your way with my caches you better bring some crampons or iceboots or something like that and a walking stick to test the creeks.  There not super long but probably pretty slick.
Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 05 2002,9:41 pm
Starting to stray a little off topic here.
How about that "Send Msg" feature at the bottom of each message!  :grinnin
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 05 2002,9:49 pm
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Starting to stray a little off topic here.
How about that "Send Msg" feature at the bottom of each message!  :grinnin

:p
Just found the bad boy after that last post (besides I had to up my level to "supercacher" somehow ,:D

Good to know this board won't ever become a free for all.

Getting back on topic I have to admit that the weather has pretty much stopped my caching.  I had planned on placing a cache on Dec 19th and while it was late as it was the snow pretty much ended that.  I worry that no one will come if I place it especially since it chaters to fans of J.R.R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings.  Obviously Gimpy has kept caching, what about the rest of you... provided that there is snow out there.... how much snow do you guys got, I just talked to friends in the Pocono's who said it hadn't snowed yet!
Posted by Quinn on Jan. 06 2002,7:18 am
What the heck is snow? At the time I posted this we have yet to get any cover at all where I live. Yet when I visited my friend in Buffalo they had parts of that area that got around 7 feet. I intend on caching year round if the weather and works allows it. I am on call every other week so I have to slip in between those times to get my fun in. I mentioned it somewheres else in this forum but can't find it, but anyhow...I went after a cache last winter in the middle of a white-out. Didn't find it but when I came back in the spring I realized I was only a matter of feet away from it in the beginning.
Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 06 2002,9:07 am
Being in Va. Beach, I should be out caching but as most know by now ( and mikechim will gladly rub in  ;)  ) we picked up several inches here this past week and are now waiting to see if what comes through this afternnon is rain or freezing rain. Definately some messed up weather this year!!

We are expecting a return to normal weather  :^:  next week so hopefull I will be able to get back out there.
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 06 2002,8:45 pm
Quote (Quinn @ Jan. 06 2002,09:18 am)
What the heck is snow? At the time I posted this we have yet to get any cover at all where I live. Yet when I visited my friend in Buffalo they had parts of that area that got around 7 feet. I intend on caching year round if the weather and works allows it. I am on call every other week so I have to slip in between those times to get my fun in. I mentioned it somewheres else in this forum but can't find it, but anyhow...I went after a cache last winter in the middle of a white-out. Didn't find it but when I came back in the spring I realized I was only a matter of feet away from it in the beginning.

Wow still no snow?  I may have to take a trip out there.  Is it just Rochester that's without snow or is (what the heck is that name of the park out there... the grand canyon of the east.... anyway is there snow there?).
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 06 2002,8:50 pm
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Being in Va. Beach, I should be out caching but as most know by now ( and mikechim will gladly rub in  ;)  ) we picked up several inches here this past week and are now waiting to see if what comes through this afternnon is rain or freezing rain. Definately some messed up weather this year!!

We are expecting a return to normal weather  :^:  next week so hopefull I will be able to get back out there.


Posted by Road Kill on Jan. 07 2002,12:33 pm
To Mikechim: That Grand Canyon of the East is called Letchworth State Park. I live about 5 miles west of it and we have snow. 6" more this morning on the car. I have 2 active caches there but they were tough before snow cover. There are 2 other caches as well but in general I'd advise caution as slippery footing and 100 foot cliffs can mean trouble.

Regarding safety - My "West Meets East" is pulled for the season and I have concerns about "Low & Behold" as well as Rocky's "Hogs Back Cache". The other two ("Penny's" and "Gibsonville") have safer locations and approaches.  There may be days when the snow is not too deep but I would guess that "Gibsonville Double" is very tough now.
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 07 2002,7:58 pm
Quote (Road Kill @ Jan. 07 2002,2:33 pm)
To Mikechim: That Grand Canyon of the East is called Letchworth State Park. I live about 5 miles west of it and we have snow. 6" more this morning on the car. I have 2 active caches there but they were tough before snow cover. There are 2 other caches as well but in general I'd advise caution as slippery footing and 100 foot cliffs can mean trouble.

Regarding safety - My "West Meets East" is pulled for the season and I have concerns about "Low & Behold" as well as Rocky's "Hogs Back Cache". The other two ("Penny's" and "Gibsonville") have safer locations and approaches.  There may be days when the snow is not too deep but I would guess that "Gibsonville Double" is very tough now.

Thanks Gimpy,

Hmm that seems like a little too much snow for me.  I could borrow some boot spikes from work but still, I was hoping for a none snowy area (my guess is that isn't going to happen, my buddy in the poconos just called and said they got dumped on to.).  Well we'll see if I get adventureous I may head out, probably just end up getting my truck stuck in the snow (2 wheel drive) but we'll see what happens.  Someone did just place one out here in the same park I'm placing my LOTR one, so I'll have to get that when I finally place mine that should have been out last month.
Posted by Choberiba on Jan. 10 2002,9:04 am
Granola
Tattoos
Grey-Hair-Ponytail-Tie-dyed
Volvos
Beggers
eco-weenies

Berkeley may indeed be chock full of the above, but at least we don't have snow to  worry about.

Damn, but I miss snow.

Any of you care to trade?
Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 10 2002,3:56 pm
Quote (Choberiba @ Jan. 10 2002,11:04 am)
Granola
Tattoos
Grey-Hair-Ponytail-Tie-dyed
Volvos
Beggers
eco-weenies

Berkeley may indeed be chock full of the above, but at least we don't have snow to  worry about.

Damn, but I miss snow.

Any of you care to trade?

I'd be careful.
I used to live in the Upstate N.Y area where Quinn, RoadKill  and others are. They should be measuring there season snowfall in feet by now but barely inches so far (except Buffalo  :grinnin  ).

Anyway, after making fun of them for weeks about how I, (now in Va. Beach where we get no snow) would be caching while they were shoveling snow, got nailed with a record 10" snowstorm last week  :0

I am howevr happy to report that it has now all melted and today was a balmy 68  :oo:
Posted by Choberiba on Jan. 12 2002,11:07 pm
As I stated above.... I'm fairly underexposed to harsh weather at the moment.

Somebody on another forum mentioned that snow can trap CO2 underneath and this can be released in large volumes when you break the seal.

I believe she was speaking of areas where trees had been clear-cut recently, but I'm not sure.

Is there more to worry about with snow than body temperate and avalanche possibilties?
Posted by Road Kill on Jan. 13 2002,7:54 pm
I consider "Verda Says Hi" winterized. When the GPS reads 0.00 distance, there is only one log pile within 50 feet. All the limbs are really sticks not logs. 3 foot of snow will slow you down but it certainly wouldn't make it any more difficult to find the black ammo can. I only ask that you put the sticks back in the pile for the next cacher.

I've just put in my sixth cache and it is specifically designed for all seasons. It will be posted on Navicache only (for reasons to be explained on the post) so keep your eyes open. Oh, it's a toughy and snow makes it tougher but the hide is not hindered by snow under 3 feet.

I am suggesting to anyone, with a cache that is approachable in the winter, to add a statement to there cache posting or to make reference to it here in the forums. ;)
Posted by mikechim on Jan. 13 2002,10:58 pm
Quote (Road Kill @ Jan. 13 2002,9:54 pm)
I consider "Verda Says Hi" winterized. When the GPS reads 0.00 distance, there is only one log pile within 50 feet. All the limbs are really sticks not logs. 3 foot of snow will slow you down but it certainly wouldn't make it any more difficult to find the black ammo can. I only ask that you put the sticks back in the pile for the next cacher.

I've just put in my sixth cache and it is specifically designed for all seasons. It will be posted on Navicache only (for reasons to be explained on the post) so keep your eyes open. Oh, it's a toughy and snow makes it tougher but the hide is not hindered by snow under 3 feet.

I am suggesting to anyone, with a cache that is approachable in the winter, to add a statement to there cache posting or to make reference to it here in the forums. ;)

I may have to check it out if I head out your way, still may if I end up bored some day with time on my hands.  I am all about hiking in snow, I just don't want the cache to be buried when I get there.
Posted by Guest on June 23 2002,12:19 pm
The only time we wouldn't go caching is during football season.  Go Broncos!!!!!  Even then, we might fit in one or two before the game!! :p

Happy Caching!   :wave

Upinyachit
:)
Posted by YardBoy on June 23 2002,1:56 pm
Quote (upinyachit @ June 23 2002,2:19 pm)
The only time we wouldn't go caching is during football season.

Here's a NaviCache I hid outside Ralph Wilson stadium during a tailgater...
< Buffalo Bill's NaviCache >
Posted by Gimpy on June 23 2002,9:21 pm
Seems lately, I don't have a whole lot of time to go caching. The activity level has been so high, that I'm spending all my caching time maintaining the caches I've put out. Did paddle to one today, & put out another one. Have to pull another 4 full cache cameras & put new ones in. I've got to start buying single-use cameras in bulk. :grinnin . But when the activity level drops in late fall/winter, thats a great time to get out. Going to start using some vacation time very shortly, & I'll be making up for lost time. Can't wait to hit some caches in Cape Cod in August. :D
Posted by DxChallenged on June 24 2002,5:54 am
Hey Gimpy!

Our activity level is down too   :(

but for other reasons.  I've been watching a home in our town for years....thinking "man would I love to own that place!"  Well it went up for sale......my geocaching experience payed off......that urge to be the first to a cache......Well we weren't first there but we were the first to "log a find".  We placed the very first bid.  And used a bit of stargety as well.  Over bid by almost 10K.  (couldn't belive how little they were asking!)..................We Won The Bid............Best house and best piece of property n the village of Akron!!!

So now trying to sell our property.  My house is shinning (but not my muscles which are sore from all the "polishing work), on the internet and ready to go........so the caching has taken a second seat.......

re cachig in cape cod.........in May I went to Cape Cod with almost 100 6th graders.  Took my V and on 3 seperate occasions was within 1/2 mile of a cache.....wanted to go SO BAD but the teachers and tour director had every minute scheduled....... ??? ..........  maybe when I do the trip next year with butterfly girl

DX
Posted by Guest on Oct. 21 2002,6:51 pm
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The only time we wouldn't go caching is during football season.  Go Broncos!!!!!  Even then, we might fit in one or two before the game!!  


Thats exactly what we did on Sunday;  went caching before the game and we managed to find three. :p

Anyways, Upinyachit has no plans of slowing down any.
Rain, snow , sleet, cold  or the wind won't stop us.  That sounds good anyway. :grinnin  I can say for real though, we are going to get as much caching in as possible before the bitter cold hits.  The awesome color of the leaves and the temperature seem to be just a perfect setting for caching.
                                     :rotflmao

Duane
Upinyachit
:)
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