Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

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My Backpack's Watch

In 2010 I was coming to the end of my first year as  a reviewer, and we were approaching the 15th year celebration.  that year I got a watch.  It is one of the nicest gifts that I have ever received as a volunteer.  I don't know the exact reasoning, but it was after we had them that a discussion about making them trackable.

So we were sent the codes and I had it engraved.   I clipped it on my Camelback (backpack) and headed out into the caching world.

I decided that I would not tell anyone about it being trackable.  So it hung there.  I hauled it to about 60+ events.  It went with me on trips and hike, and to two mega events. I carried my coins to a number of events inside it.  Many people saw it and commented, a few even looked at the back.  Yet, no one realized that it was trackable.

Last summer it stopped working. The hands quit running.  There is a little map light attached, it still works.  The reason I carried it is fading.  It was always running, and told the time.  Oh well.


I was facebookered (or something like that) and told that it had a battery to replace.  The light worked so I was sure that it was fine.  I opened it up and the battery was fine, but under the battery, was another battery.  Glory be the age of science that we live in. 

Now I have a watch that runs, with a light, and both are amazing. 

Now onto the the verb facebook, facebooking, hmmm, I am sure something like that is a real word.

Geocoin time

Well after I made a coin a few years ago I decided it was time for round two.  I have been looking for places for some time, and decided that it was time to dive in.


My new coin.

I got these back today after I spent my time working on them.  Hopefully I will have a sample soon. Needless to say I am exited.

i wanted to find two things, both deal with Utah.  Everyone does delicate arch.  So I thought I would use Rainbow Bridge.  A really cool monument in the desert.  The back came to me after a lot of thought.  I had taken a picture at the location of Potter's Ponds.  So I decided to use that photo for the back, and highlight the cache.


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