Friday, July 10, 2009

Totally not geocaching related

Every few years in Las Vegas they blow up a perfectly good casino and they build a new one on the top of it. It doesn't matter if they built it 10 years ago... if Elvis got married there... if its the oldest building left on the strip. There is nothing that will stop the progress (except the economy I guess.)

The internet is the same way. The old is occasionally imploded to make way for the new. Recently I got an email saying that Yahoo was going to close GeoCities. For those of you who don't know, GeoCities was a site where you could build a free webpage. I built a webpage there on July 17, 1997. It is still there, but I gave up on editing it long ago. Sometime in October it will be gone forever. At its peak GeoCities was the 3rd most visited site on the web, full of communities of personal webpages. It could have been the myspace or facebook of the day with the right vision. As it was many people like myself built simple websites and enjoyed their small place on the web.

So the old internet is disapearing.... making way for the new.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Off the top 100

With my lack of caching recently I have fallen off the list of the top 100 geocachers in Oregon. I am now ranked #101.

A couple really good cache outings will get me back up on the list, but I wouldn't be safe for too long. Too many cachers with more spare time to get big numbers. I guess it was inevitable that I'd be kicked off the list.

I'll see if I can't work my way back up the list this weekend... even if its just temporary.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I sure hear a lot of pops and bangs outside. I'm pretty sure 65% of them aren't legal.... hehe.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Backlog - May 10

This is my last backlog for a while. These events happened on May 10th... Mother's day.

My Dad told us about this waterfall he found while out quad riding so it was decided we'd have a picnic out there for Mother's Day. I decided it would be a good opportunity to hide a cache. The waterfall was nice and I found a good spot for a cache. I looked up the name of the creek... Little Craggy... so I called it Little Craggy Falls.

Later we went out to Applegate lake and decided to make the short hike out to the Bigfoot Trap. We found the following caches.

Bigfoot Cache Revisited
Collings Mtn. Trailhead

I also had a DNF on I B Lichen it! which was latter revised

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Backlog - May 2

I was being pretty lazy in may it appears. Found very few caches and I made even fewer blog entries. So we'll take the "wayback" machine all the way to May 2.

I was in Las Vegas again and it just happend to be the weekend of a flash mob event happening right on the strip WWFM V (Las Vegas) - Pirate's Booty. The idea was to stay away from Ground zero and try to blend in... then when the signal is given all group together. You weren't suppose to mingle with anyone till they made the call. I spotted a few cachers I had met previously on my trips and tried to stay away. I did say hi to a pair of cachers from Arizona as I walked to GZ... he asked how I knew he was a geocacher... I told him because of his geocaching t-shirt... hahaha. So we all grouped together and took some pictures. People on the strip looked at us like we were crazy. It was all good fun.

Just before the event I had stop to get a virtual cache

"The Presidential Suite"

A bit of interesting Las Vegas history.

I am currently reading two books about Las Vegas. Inside Las Vegas by Mario Puzo and The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid. One of these days I might even finish them.