Geocaching~!!

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I've noticed a LOT of y'all (okay, maybe a few) talking about this, and I've gotta say, we've had a few 'ot people hunting (not w/weapons, haha!) on our property over the last couple years, looking for caches.

How would the 'rookie' person, ie: me, participate in the same, since .. heck .. it's in my back yard?!?

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This was last fall....gives you an idea of the property out here. I can't seem to get the 'better' pix from Fb to here; still working on it, however.

I mean, we could ride dirt bikes and such (or walk which I'd prefer!) to find treasure, and even leave a few. Just don't know how to!!

Thanks, y'all.

Turtle..awaiting new pix!!

Annie

Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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Annie,

Just download this app to your phone, create an account, and start searching.

Geocaching App

People should not be placing caches on private property. Nor should anyone be coming onto private property to look for caches.

https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=141&pgid=539

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I regret to inform everyone i interested i was unable to locate the g spot geocache in Cartersville Ga to none of my exes surprise i would also assume.

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Turtle's Comment
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I admit to prompting many of the geocaching convos here. It's just something that I really like to do when I have the free time. Exercise, nature, adventure, stealth- it all appeals to me.

You can go to geocaching.com to read up more on it. There are also several apps for geocaching. I use this one from Groundspeak Inc.

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Simply open the app, begin a new account (free), and start looking. It'll give you a map of your area with all available caches. Pick one and it'll bring you to the cache info page.

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From there you can get the details on the cache, and navigate to it using your phone's GPS

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Once found, you just sign the log within the cache and replace it as found. You also log the cache through the app, marking it as found. You can also leave a little note on the app, describing your experience as well if you want. Click the "activities" tab to read others accounts of their experience.

It's really as easy as that. You can be up and running, looking for a cache in as little as a couple minutes. Fiddle around with it and see if you like it.

Dm:

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Annie,

Just download this app to your phone, create an account, and start searching.

Geocaching App

People should not be placing caches on private property. Nor should anyone be coming onto private property to look for caches.

https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=141&pgid=539

People always work the 'outskirts' of our property, or so we hear.. THANK YOU FOR THE LINK, I'm working on it! This should be fun.

ps: Deer Blinds in our trees get confiscated rather quickly (after tested, haha!)

Turtle's Comment
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I regret to inform everyone i interested i was unable to locate the g spot geocache in Cartersville Ga to none of my exes surprise i would also assume.

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Don't feel bad noob. It takes some time and experience to know what to look for. Some of these things are very cleverly hidden, or even disguised as something else at times. The goal is to keep the average passer-by from stumbling across the cache unknowingly. They can be quite tricky to find.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I admit to prompting many of the geocaching convos here. It's just something that I really like to do when I have the free time. Exercise, nature, adventure, stealth- it all appeals to me.

You can go to geocaching.com to read up more on it. There are also several apps for geocaching. I use this one from Groundspeak Inc.

0002693001580761618.jpg

Simply open the app, begin a new account (free), and start looking. It'll give you a map of your area with all available caches. Pick one and it'll bring you to the cache info page.

0200750001580761788.jpg

From there you can get the details on the cache, and navigate to it using your phone's GPS

0063321001580761861.jpg

Once found, you just sign the log within the cache and replace it as found. You also log the cache through the app, marking it as found. You can also leave a little note on the app, describing your experience as well if you want. Click the "activities" tab to read others accounts of their experience.

It's really as easy as that. You can be up and running, looking for a cache in as little as a couple minutes. Fiddle around with it and see if you like it.

My Monday p.m. project with the 16 y/o son..this should be fun! THANKS, y'all~!!

Annie

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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I found one today at lunch: "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off . . ." in Clayton, Missouri.

And just realized as I typed that, someone with a dirty mind, could also interpret that cache as sexual.

It's 70 degree today here, so I couldn't resist getting out for a walk.

Happy hunting Annie.

Turtle's Comment
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Keep in mind:

Some are as mundane as a pill bottle hanging from a tree limb, with a rolled-up piece of paper inside to sign.

Others are masterfully created illusions meant to test your "geo"-skills.

Others still are something like an ammo can hidden in the woods, filled with little trinkets or treasure. It's considered good form to leave something if you take something from such a cache.

Tip: Caches that have "favorite points", indicated by a ♡ heart symbol are usually better than your average cache for one reason or another.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Well, locally ours are now 2 miles away, and I'm not up (or down?) for that hike; we sure will try again. Schools closed here for 'illness' so kiddo has been riding bikes w/buddy 8 MILES each way to Bellville where he used to go to school. I'm exhausted for his motivation, tbh...we shall 'hopefully' try again tomorrow.

Thanks for the heads up, though, guys!

(ps: Look at Morrow County, Ohio.. pretty bleak in 2020..we shall adjust or learn to 'create' some!)

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