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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Griff Grof on June 20, 2015, 09:56:16 am

Title: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on June 20, 2015, 09:56:16 am
The Geocaching Road Trip '15 (https://www.geocaching.com/play/promo/roadtrip)

A thread to discuss the road trip; which caches you've found, suggest caches to others to do and maybe even plan a trip together e.g. to a D/T 5 cache  :)

Let the discussion begin!  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: L8HNB on June 21, 2015, 10:35:03 am
Did GC4RNY0 - CBA15:Croma, nr Worcester, for our 10+ favourite points on the 19th.  It's one that we had previously found (with a tip from wrighty!) but not logged as we were saving for a quick C&D if need be for the 366 day challenge.

We've finally got around to putting an event on in Worcester on the 7th July (GC5Q842) so that's the second one covered.  First event in the area for quite some time.  Every one welcome, of course, if you can make it.

Not sure about any of the others yet though...
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on June 21, 2015, 04:50:47 pm
YOU WERE GEOCACHER #19651 OF 47927 TO EARN THIS SOUVENIR. NICE JOB!

So I have the first souvenir. Not sure which cache triggered it, but I did do Agricultural Cathedral (Oxfordshire) (http://coord.info/GCGA2T) on the 19th which has over 100 favs.

I am not chasing down the souvenirs, but if I should acquire any along then way then good.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on June 21, 2015, 05:16:13 pm
I did Cape View today with 60 FP's and this was my first cache since 'road trip' started, so that triggered the first for me :)

I think most will just happen, just might be the T5 that will need thought, if I'm bothered by this :o
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on June 21, 2015, 05:51:44 pm
Still not sure which cache I'll do. There are some I have had planned anyway (e.g in the Brecon Beacons) but if not there are plenty with 10+ fave points where we're going on holiday. So there's no immediate rush for me  :) - although if I get an opportunity to find one sooner, I will!  :D

I agree @walktall, T or D 5 one will take more thought!  :-\
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Bear and Ragged on June 21, 2015, 09:48:56 pm
Already posting on the GS forums

[quote
]If you find a difficulty 5 cache in July you get one of the new souvenirs. A cache came out in May with a difficulty 5. Here is the first log on that cache


Write note
24 May 15

FTF Found the cache on this very nice sunny day. Will only log it for the souvenir on July 17. Very well hidden. Will give you a Favorite when it will be logged. Thanks Michel for the cache. [/quote]

 ::)

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=332972&pid=5515950&st=0&#entry5515950 (http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=332972&pid=5515950&st=0&#entry5515950)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on June 21, 2015, 10:17:08 pm
 ;D ::)

Well talk about massaging your figures, they are just cheating themseves :o
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: L8HNB on June 22, 2015, 07:27:41 am
;D ::)

Well talk about massaging your figures, they are just cheating themseves :o
Absolutely, but lots do...

When I first looked on the evening of the 18th there were 16 folks who had got the souvenir, odd thinks I, then it dawned on me that they were probably Australian cachers logging!  We were #7738 to collect it, logged at about 16:20 on the 19th...
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on June 22, 2015, 10:37:43 am
I was something like 41300th when I logged on the 21st  ::)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on June 22, 2015, 07:01:57 pm
Forgetting all the ways it is possible to cheat the system for a moment, if any of us were in charge of this souvenir setup, what would we do differently?

I thought about having different levels of road trip souvenirs, Bronze, Silver, Gold kinda thing. Making it something to really work for. Newer cachers could still achieve souvenirs, whilst more experienced ones could really be made to work for the top level ones.

Back on specific topic, the next one should easily happen. I can't see the T5 or D5 one happening for me. Really not feeling overly fit currently, and I don't think I have any D5 caches in my solved pile that I haven't found before. I might try THIS ONE (http://coord.info/GC4M9QM), but not by boat ;)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on June 22, 2015, 08:47:07 pm
I agree @Gackt, it's almost too easy for some - having some different levels would be new and it'd be more rewarding to complete everything.

BUT I also think it's nice that many can complete it, a bit like the 31 Days of Geocaching, which is good :)

I wonder if anyone will complete all parts of it (once you can unlock everything) in one day as part of a proper road trip?  :D

GC4M9QM looks like a good one. I want to find Hippos Below this summer so that might be a good one for me  ;)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on June 22, 2015, 11:01:06 pm
Forgetting all the ways it is possible to cheat the system for a moment, if any of us were in charge of this souvenir setup, what would we do differently?

Scrap them :o and fix things that are broken :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on June 23, 2015, 12:11:36 pm
@Gackt: This one - http://coord.info/GC58YR8 (http://coord.info/GC58YR8) - might be the one to go for. 

@ Griff Grof:  I'd also love to find that one.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on June 24, 2015, 07:45:46 am
@Gackt: This one - http://coord.info/GC58YR8 (http://coord.info/GC58YR8) - might be the one to go for. 
Thank you for pointing that one out. That could be one. At least it is not one of those D5s where I could stare at the screen for hours and still not know where to start :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on June 24, 2015, 01:52:25 pm
@Gackt - It's still a pretty tricky one though. 
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: tarmacjohn on June 24, 2015, 06:42:04 pm
Has anyone solved this one, or do you want me to do it?
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on June 24, 2015, 07:46:56 pm
Has anyone solved this one, or do you want me to do it?

Have briefly looked at it, but haven't had a go yet.

If you want to do it though, that'd be a great help! :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on June 25, 2015, 11:59:48 am
I've solved it - if you want me to post the coordinates, or PM any of you with them, then please shout. 
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on June 26, 2015, 10:15:10 pm
Realised that I've got some challenge caches that I qualify for, so that is the D or T 5 cache I need.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on June 29, 2015, 06:51:09 pm
That's good.

I still haven't completed the first part  ::)

Caches to maintain and a series to place is holding me up  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on July 07, 2015, 09:12:18 pm
So, you can now claim the second souvenir.

Has anyone managed to yet?

If not, do you have any upcoming events in mind? If I can't get to one before (I hope I can) GC5XDZ7 (http://coord.info/GC5XDZ7) is one I am looking forward to  :)

I don't think this one will be so much of a challenge for people, with two UK Megas coming up and many other events across the world (@walktall!)  :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on July 07, 2015, 09:25:28 pm
If not, do you have any upcoming events in mind? If I can't get to one before (I hope I can) GC5XDZ7 (http://coord.info/GC5XDZ7) is one I am looking forward to  :)

I thought that one looked an excellent idea and would just do it for the fun :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on July 08, 2015, 07:20:03 pm
Yes! Will you not be able to make it @walktall?
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on July 08, 2015, 10:11:40 pm
I'll go if I'm about
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: tarmacjohn on July 08, 2015, 10:58:18 pm
Guess what........ I am already doing something that weekend
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: gaz_zippy on July 18, 2015, 07:17:57 pm
A rare geo-outing today and I picked up two souvenir's, found Let me take you... (GC5AQHX) (http://coord.info/GC5AQHX) for the D5 and Plumbing The Depths! (GC307FW) (http://coord.info/GC307FW) for the 10+ Favs. I also found a cache not found for 16 months: Ghost Train (GC1Y0W4) (http://coord.info/GC1Y0W4). Final cache of the day was a T5 Gnome Home with a View (GC36F3W) (http://coord.info/GC36F3W) although it is never a T5 in a million years, more like a T2.5
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on July 27, 2015, 10:23:06 am
If I find a T5 Earthcache next weekend will I get both the 'Let's Get Extreme' and 'High-five for the Earth' souvenirs?

Or does the T/D5 have to be a physical cache type?
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on August 01, 2015, 03:59:58 pm
If I find a T5 Earthcache next weekend will I get both the 'Let's Get Extreme' and 'High-five for the Earth' souvenirs?

Or does the T/D5 have to be a physical cache type?
I don't know actually. Have you managed to try it this weekend yet?

On a slightly separate, for those that are looking for a T5 to do for a souvenir but are not up to doing something extreme, I have been told that THIS ONE (http://coord.info/GC5ZK3D) is not tough.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on August 01, 2015, 11:37:03 pm
Solved that one when it was published but just haven't been caching. You DO need to check your answer ;)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on August 02, 2015, 12:03:43 pm
You DO need to check your answer ;)
I did, thanks ;) And went for it early this morning :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 03, 2015, 07:01:29 am
Found a T5 Earthcache a couple of days ago. Lots of logging to do when I get home so I'll see what happens and let you know here. Thanks for sharing that one @Gackt
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 06, 2015, 06:25:49 pm
Yep, logged the T5 Earthcache and got both of the souvenirs  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 07, 2015, 01:51:48 pm
Earthcache done.

Just the T5 and/or D5 to bag. 
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 07, 2015, 02:27:17 pm
Well done. I still need to find an event to attend  ::)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 17, 2015, 09:08:36 am
So, are any CacheWalkers a Road Trip Hero?

Will try and find a Mystery  cache before going on holiday next week, and there's an event where we're going so hopefully we'll be able to attend that  :)

Then I'll be done  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: tarmacjohn on August 17, 2015, 07:38:22 pm
Do I get a prize for getting none of the souvenirs???
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Wrighty on August 17, 2015, 09:12:12 pm
I became a road trip hero today. :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on August 18, 2015, 01:53:56 pm
I would be a hero, but am waiting answers back on an earth cache I visited. I see others have logged the cache and said they have sent answers to CO, but I prefer to wait for confirmation of my answers. That might possibly mean I miss out being a hero or even forget about logging the cache entirely which has happened on a few earth caches if they take to long to respond. We'll see. I visited the spot for the view not the smiley, and it was a good view, so I'm happy anyway.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: gaz_zippy on August 18, 2015, 07:32:51 pm
Unlikely to squeeze an event in, so probably not going to be a road trip hero.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on August 19, 2015, 12:06:02 pm
Do I get a prize for getting none of the souvenirs???

You still have time to 'accidentally' get one :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 21, 2015, 12:49:19 pm
Just a puzzle to find and then I have the complete set. 
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on August 23, 2015, 10:05:50 am
Do you intend to find a puzzle cache YY? Which one do you have in mind?

Still no confirmation of my answers for the each cache I "found". Maybe I will go visit another, or maybe not, I am not overly fussed.
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Gackt on August 23, 2015, 10:42:09 am
Just got answers confirmation, so am now a "hero".
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 23, 2015, 10:55:31 am
Well done @Gackt  ;D

We're going on holiday today and there's a Challenge cache I qualify for as well as an event in the area before we leave so that should complete it for me  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on August 24, 2015, 10:24:33 pm
As predicted, I've just got the D5 or T5 cache to find. All the others just happened while caching.

At least I've got quite a few I know of I can do, not to far away :) Think it might this cache I visited a while ago but wasn't planning to do during my visit Thamas - Splash and Cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=285e9efd-54bc-4275-9117-bd2675a14cff)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 26, 2015, 12:26:06 pm
Hmmm not sure I'll complete it now.

Swapped some things around on our holiday and might be elsewhere on the 30th (day of the event). We'll see...
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 26, 2015, 02:24:11 pm
@Gackt, I have a few on my radar for tomorrow, including http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC612ZM_geo-odyssey (http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC612ZM_geo-odyssey).  If so, it may be found in an order alongside other caches which will allow it to be my 2000th cache find. 
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on August 26, 2015, 09:37:06 pm
I'm hopefully going out caching on Friday - better weather :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Bear and Ragged on August 27, 2015, 10:01:48 pm
Today I've been over to Lincolnshire, down to Gloucestershire, into Wales (where I'm still to get a Find, this year...) and managed to find two caches close to home!

One was SideTracked Bearley which gets me my third Road Trip souvenir.

Don't think I'm going to get any more...
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: walktall on August 28, 2015, 02:29:53 pm
I'm hopefully going out caching on Friday - better weather :)

Found the 5/5 I was after today - so completed once I log it :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 28, 2015, 02:55:54 pm
All done!  Found 2x mystery caches yesterday, so when I log them I'll get the final souvenirs.   
Title: Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
Post by: Griff Grof on August 30, 2015, 08:27:15 pm
I'm done too  ;D

Attended a great event today, found a nearby puzzle cache and then a lot us event attendees had a joint FTF nearby to top it all off  :)

It's been a good road trip!  :D