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4/10/11 12:38 A

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We have seen many really clever hides, but one of my favorites was hidden in a small dry branch on a tree. The branch had been hollowed out and the cache container was inside the branch, but the branch was then stuck back on the tree it had come from and it was a perfect match! We looked all over that tree as the hint said "tree" and it was the only one. Almost gave up on that one!

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1/30/11 10:17 A

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I read about the LPC decorator. Sounds interesting - you're lucky to live around her!


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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Francis Bacon


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1/30/11 4:54 A

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I had a blast a couple weeks ago with one that I had to climb a tree to get, and another memorable one had us hopping from boulder to boulder along a jetty at low tide to find.

We have a cacher around here that places themed plaques and decorations inside LPC's. Some of them are absoltuely adorable, she was even featured on the geocaching blog a couple months ago for them.

I think one of the camo's that got me giggling though was a hollowed out phone book at a payphone. Open the phone book and a nice flat square tin with the geocaching logo staring up at you.

I'm really enjoying heading out for higher terrain/difficulties lately. The hikes are strenous, but the views make it SOOOO worth it.

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11/29/10 4:10 P

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elfdoctors, these sound so cool!!

my favorite, hands-down, was one in a very small forested area - road on one side, someones backyard on one side, baseball field on one side. i was certain that i was in the wrong place, and my gps kept leading me to this one tree that had nowhere to hide anything. i glanced up to see what the cloud/tree cover was like and almost screamed - there was a gigantic plastic bat hanging above my head! you had to climb up the tree and reach out to grab it. totally obvious as soon as you see it, but from ground level youd never know.

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11/12/10 8:26 P

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Hi,

The GC for the combo lock was GC2543W (Cypress Cedar Circle).

It's in Vancouver Canada.

Cheers,

Nui

Inside me is a skinny person crying to get out..... but I can usually shut the b*tch up with cookies


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11/12/10 7:22 P

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I'll be watching for that one Brenda . . . emoticon

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. By Charles Swindoll


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11/12/10 6:47 P

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Can you share the GC# for that one Nui? Sounds like fun! I have a combination lock I'm waiting to use when I come up with a good puzzle for it. I'd love to see how it was written up.
Happy caching!
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11/12/10 6:02 P

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My favorite was a hollowed out log laying in a very bushy area of a park in my neighbourhood. I went back 6 times to that area and finally started thumping things with my walking stick. I only found it because the log sounded hollow, but it took awhile to pry the two sides apart. Very strong magnets on that cache!

Another one I enjoyed was easy enough to find, but the cache container was locked with a 3 number combination lock, which could only be deciphered if you found the 3 numbers that had been glued to a nearby lamppost. Very clever.

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9/21/10 10:12 P

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That's a cute idea.

Peggy

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Francis Bacon


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9/21/10 4:35 P

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A fun one in my area, although not hard to find, I thought was very creative. You were forewarned that you had to bring a small wrapped "gift" for the cache. Then in return you chose a "gift" out of the cache without knowing what you were getting.

Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that frisbee getting bigger?"...and then it hits me....

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein





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9/20/10 3:53 P

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That sounds like one I found. The hint was 'clothesline' and it was a big box hanging in a tree, but across a gully, you could see it easily. To get it I had to lay on a horizontal tree, over a steep bank, reach way out to where the pulley was attached to my tree, and reel it in clothesline style from the other tree. Then I could barely reach it to open the box! but I managed to get it pulley-ed back across to the other tree. I have no clue how the guy ever got that one set up.

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9/20/10 3:25 P

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Found a very interesting one this weekend that was on a piece of rope attached to a very tall pole strung over to a tree. I'd really like to know how the rope got attached to the pole.

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9/16/10 2:29 P

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Found one last weekend, or was it two weekends ago, that looked like a classic flag-pole skirt hide. However, upon closer inspection, there were two bolt heads on one side of the flag-pole stand, and three bolts/nuts sticking out the other side. One of those was a magnetized bolt and a hollowed out piece of threaded bar for the log. Right out in the open, hard to find.

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9/1/10 11:35 P

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We had one yesterday that we went back to 3 times. My BF rolled this pipe but nothing came out so finally I decided to get down & look into it and there was something in it. BINGO.

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9/1/10 11:28 P

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Those kind make me crazy!!! (until I find them, of course - then they're quite satisfying!)

Peggy

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Francis Bacon


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9/1/10 2:34 P

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One cacher in my area is known for creative hides. One was an old wire guide for fencing hollowed out and attached to a fence pole; the second was a silver flat plastic tube attached by small magnets to an old windmill. It matched the framework beautifully. It took a while to figure out the asymmetry to find this right out in the open cache.

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8/30/10 1:05 P

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Yikes Elf! I'd never be able to even try for those!

I like the hollowed out bolts in guardrails, a little twist on those awful boring GRC's!

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8/29/10 9:18 P

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Some of my favorites involved climbing. One I had to climb quite high on the outside of an old railroad trestle bridge (now only used by snowmobiles and hikers). Another involved climbing down an abandoned well-shaft (climbing down spider style using my back against one wall and my legs on the opposite wall).

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8/26/10 6:00 P

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We have found several interesting ones. One of my favs is a stick that had a hole bored out and a bison tube inserted in it. The stick was in a tree in a cemetary.

"Begin to live as you wish to live."

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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8/22/10 11:39 P

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Today we found one that was a square made out of narrow pvc pipe....almost surprised no one threw it out but it was in a golf community.

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8/22/10 11:34 A

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A few weeks ago I found one on the back of a hydro pole that was encased in a grey plastic case of which they attach to houses. When we found it, we were sure it was the cache, but before monkeying around with it and trying to open it up, we walked around to several hydro poles down the road to see if there were any other kind of things like that attached to it. Nope!

We then had to figure out how to open it. I asked the cache owner how to open it and he said we had to unscrew it and he had left it loose enough to use your fingers to open, but the cacher that found it before us, used a screwdriver to replace the screws. We had to go back a week after we found it, just so we had the proper tool to open it to sign the log and claim the find.

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8/16/10 3:14 A

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Had several neat ones today.....but I also found a CD on the road and it was Waylon & Willie...no case-just the CD and it plays great....

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8/8/10 1:18 P

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The one that was attached to a telephone pole and it was a thumbscrew in a black holder. It's like a fuse holder. Also the one attached to a bolt that was in a hole in a stone monument.

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8/8/10 12:38 P

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Recently a Vermont geocacher took a stone and bored a hole in it . . . then he took a bison tube that he had replaced the original oring with a real good one. He put the bison tube into the bored hole then placed it upside down in the shallow water of a stream near a foot bridge. Many experienced cachers went crazy looking for it.

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. By Charles Swindoll


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8/8/10 11:49 A

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Without mentioning cache names or GC #s, what are the most interesting hides you've found?

Peggy

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Francis Bacon


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