Monday, April 21, 2008

Un-published Geocaching Event

This Sunday the 27th at 2pm there will be an unpublished geocaching event at the Williams Hwy Abby's in Grants Pass (N 42° 25.274 W 123° 20.078)

Fresh_Meat and geniustara will be in attendance for the first time since 2005. A lot has changed since then including a rule that says we need 2 weeks notice to have an event.

I could go on a Lazyboy style rant about now, but I just don't have the passion or fire to put behind it like he would. Personally I think that with our history of small, local pizza events in the area the two week rule is excessive. Our largely informal get togethers really don't attract too many out of town visitors besides those who travel the state extensively. If you miss one event you simply wait till the next. Of course I don't make the rules I just follow them, but sometimes I can see why Lazyboy and Rooster lost interest.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Trail Blazers

Yesterday I went to my first Trail Blazer game of the season. They took on the Dallas Mavericks and played very well leading pretty much the whole game. They let the Mavs come back at the end but hung on for the win.

I've been boycotting the Blazers this season because of their TV coverage in our area (ie "little of none") If I hadn't got these tickets for free it would have been the first season since 1996 that I didn't go to a game. I didn't buy any food at the Rose Garden... and no shirts, sweaters, hats or anything all season long. Obviously my impact has not been very significant. Sadly I now feel that my only hope for getting CSN (the new channel with the Blazer games) lies with the Oregon Ducks. If UofO decides to show football games on CSN maybe the Duck fans will be vocal enough to get Charter to pick up the station.

Here is a picture of me at the game

I also found three geocaches on a brief stop in Corvallis on my trip north.

Whimsical Academic Jail
GGG #1
The Cedars

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

First to Find

Well yesterday I decided to go after a new cache that had sat for a couple of days. No reason not to claim a FTF if I give everyone ample chance to go get it. If I didn't Uncle Duck would have eventually. So it was a good hide and I tried to make it a little harder by looking all around first.

Not Just Any Bridge

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A forgotten geo-birthday

Well my official geo-birthday is November 30, 2002. That is when I signed up for my account, but in reality I didn't find my first cache until March 26, 2003. So it has now been 5 years since I started this little hobby.

I'd say I have stayed pretty active that whole time. I've had my ups and downs over the years. There have been a lot of great finds. Lots of rocks, logs, stumps, piles of sticks, trees, bushes, guardrails, benches and lamp post covers. I've seen a lot of geocachers come and go from the game. The rules have changed. The caches have changed...

The first time I went geocaching with my Uncle Duck we found 10 caches... 2 were virtual, 1 micro, 2 would be considered small (that size didn't exist then) and 5 were regular size. This last Sunday we found 32... 2 were regular, 8 were small and 22 were micros. I don't complain about this too much though. I know how to find more challenging caches when I want to.

Overall its been a fun 5 years and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.