Do Any Of You Go Geocaching?

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PackRat's Comment
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It sounds a lot like playing Pokémon Go I think it is called. It was big for a short time my kids played and were going around looking for Pokémon but it died out like all other games when the next new game came along.

People with too much time are still playing that Pokemon game.

In front of my house at The Beach is a spot to capture? one. People stop there 24/7. Drives me nuts! I'd like to shoot whoever's was behind it.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Turtle wrote:

Typically I'll devote about an hour every day to brisk exercise, and that sometimes involves looking for and hiking to a cache.

Do you still Geocache out on the road?

Also, how often are you able to find a rest area or other truck parking near a trail head?

In doing some of my "pretend" trip planning I found several rest areas in Colorado that either have walking paths at the rest area or have a trail head within walking distance.

See the picture below from the CDOT Rifle Rest Area off of I-70, mile marker 90 just east of Grand Junction.

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Southern Dad's Comment
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That Pokemon craze was nuts. The amount of money that the developer made from that app was serious money. When my daughter was younger she was in a park helping a couple of senior citizens figure it out. It was hilarious watching them use that iPad to try and catch whatever.

I did a few geocaches. Used the GPS on my iPhone to locate the box. I would love to see that done with maps and coordinates. Kids today are lost if the GPS goes out. When I was in the US Army, we did a form of geocaching. They didn't call it that, and they didn't give us a choice in it. We were sent out with a map, compass, and watch, with instructions to find what was at certain coordinates. Oh, those happy days. The last coordinates at the map reading course at Ft Dix was the AAFES Specialty House. (Think fast food restaurant / beer establishment)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Personally, I've never done the Pokémon thing, but I don't think geocaching is at all like it. The adventure, exercise, destination, and stealth involved in locating a cache is the real "prize". Signing the cache log, or collecting the "finds" is secondary.

Do you still Geocache out on the road?

Also, how often are you able to find a rest area or other truck parking near a trail head?

Yup I geocache quite a bit out there. Most of the time, I simply use a cache as a destination mid-way in a brisk walk at the end of a shift. Often there is a cache nearby, no matter where I stop. I can be out in the boonies, or near a major city, and I'll have one within a mile or so. Download the free geocaching app, and you'll see what I mean. There are likely many near you right now. Your area is more urban, so stealth will be paramount, lest unknowing passersby muggle the cache.

As for trailheads, finding one near a truck stop is hit or miss. I do use an app called AllTrails to find any that are near me. It's usually easier finding a trailhead near a rest area than a truck stop. Most often I just pick a direction and start walking. After following a planned route every day of my career, it's nice to wander aimlessly sometimes.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

ChrisEMT's Comment
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I have been geocaching for quite a while (about 10 years). While I was on the road, I was able to grab geocaches while at rest areas, truck stops, and customers (both shippers and receivers). They are everywhere and nowhere. It seems like when they are there, there are quiet a few, then once they are all found, then there are very few that are truck friendly or accessible.

And it is very addicting. Happy caching... Chris

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Found one right next to where I park.

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