Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Day of 2012

The year is over. 2012 was the year the world was suppose to end, but as we can see it continues despite a Mayan calendar and a fiscal cliff. 2012 did see the end of Hostess cupcakes and the First man to walk on the moon. It also saw Olympics, elections and 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. On the geocaching front it was slow for myself, but saw a few highlights.
  • Hid one cache
  • Found 43 caches on 8/4 with DaveyDude and Biggeet_al
  • Found my first caches in Idaho
  • Found my first Munzee
  • With Cliff (aka Turner) taught a couple hundred cub scouts about geocaching

Some of my favorite caches of 2012 include:
After some thought I think my goal for 2013 is to have more "favorite" caches for the year. At least one a month. So I'll search out the best of the best and make the effort to go after it. Hopefully that means seeing you all out on the trail. Better yet... lets just make plans to go together.

Thank you to everyone who hid the caches I found in 2012. Have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bucket List Caches

Last year anticipating the end of the world I made a "Bucket List" of geocaches.

Bombsite Cache
Pyramid Rock
Mt. Elijah Cache
3 Corners (SE Oregon Hatrick) 
Alice's Rabbit Hole
DR. Who.
The Government Duck
Ramblin' Rogue aka Whoopee Tyee!
Five Bar
Hot Cache 

Of the list I only got the Mt. Elijah Cache this year. It was a fun one and I enjoyed the area a lot. The 3 Corners (SE Oregon Hatrick) is still big on my list. I think if I'm unemployed for any amount of time this summer that I'll try to convince my dad to go out with me to find that one.

Maybe I'll come up with a good list of slightly more local caches and make it my goal to complete for 2013.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas! belated

The world didn't end, but my habbit of posting on Christmas day did. The tradition of finding a Christmas cache however lives on as I found


Really easy cache that didn't even require a GPS. That one probably does me in for 2012. I'll end with just 126 caches for the year, but that is 3 more then last year.

Christmas was a really good day. Spent the time with my family and had roast beef dinner. I got a new Roku streaming player, and so far I think it rocks. It lets you stream TV shows and movies from the internet to your TV. I used it last night to watch the blazer game on NBA Broadband. Most of what you get is "on demand" which is nice if you know what you want to watch (and its available somewhere). It does take away from the "channel flipping" of normal TV.

Hope you all had a good Christmas as well. I'll be thinking back and doing a summary of the year soon. Have to think up my favorite geocaches of 2012.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

End of the world?

Yesterday the Mayan calendar rolled over. Despite all the predictions of doom and gloom it would seem that time just goes on. Just like it did before the Mayans and just like it did after. If the Mayan civilization had continued I dare say that they would have probably carved new calendars by now. Myself I have a new 2013 calendar sitting in wait to be hung up in 10 days or when I get around to it.

Its been a slow month for geocaching but I did manage to attend an event and find one cache

Southern Oregon Cachers' Christmas Party

I'll probably find one on Christmas day to keep up with tradition and call it a year.