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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

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  • John Baker
    That sounds like lots of fun. I d love a trip up there this year myself! What is the Gum Wall? Congrats on your achievements! John/thenkengrene On Jun 2, 2011
    Message 1 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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      That sounds like lots of fun. I'd love a trip up there this year myself! What is the Gum Wall? Congrats on your achievements!
      John/thenkengrene

      On Jun 2, 2011 10:53 AM, "dn_shults" <donald.shults@...> wrote:

       

      Hi All!
      We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.

      We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)

      Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.

      Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)

      Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
      New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500

      Sorry,
      Donald & Niki
      (AKA D+N.S)

    • Russ Jernigan
      This all sounds good to me. Feel free to use me as a resource on the Earthcaches. I m pretty good at them. Part of the key is to read them FIRST, so that
      Message 2 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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        This all sounds good to me.  Feel free to use me as a resource on the Earthcaches.  I'm pretty good at them. <G> Part of the key is to read them FIRST, so that you are kind of prepared.

        Russ the waterweasel

        -----Original Message-----
        From: dn_shults
        Sent: Jun 2, 2011 10:52 AM
        To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

         

        Hi All!
        We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.

        We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)

        Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.

        Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)

        Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
        New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500

        Sorry,
        Donald & Niki
        (AKA D+N.S)

        
        
      • electric_water_boy
        Plenty of events this weekend. I m having two this Saturday. Come on down and scratch that goal off your bucket list! Tom - EWB
        Message 3 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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          Plenty of events this weekend. I'm having two this Saturday. Come on down and scratch that goal off your bucket list!

          Tom - EWB

          --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "dn_shults" <donald.shults@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi All!
          > We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.
          >
          > We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)
          >
          > Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.
          >
          > Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)
          >
          > Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
          > New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500
          >
          > Sorry,
          > Donald & Niki
          > (AKA D+N.S)
          >
        • electric_water_boy
          The Gum Wall s real name is Double Bubble Toil & Trouble, GC24H25. It s the grossest and coolest cache. If you don t like looking for a fake rock in a
          Message 4 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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            The Gum Wall's real name is Double Bubble Toil & Trouble, GC24H25. It's the grossest and coolest cache. If you don't like looking for a fake rock in a rockpile..... Check out the pictures.

            Tom - EWB

            --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@...> wrote:
            >
            > That sounds like lots of fun. I'd love a trip up there this year myself!
            > What is the Gum Wall? Congrats on your achievements!
            > John/thenkengrene
            >
            > On Jun 2, 2011 10:53 AM, "dn_shults" <donald.shults@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            >
            > Hi All!
            > We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent
            > vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did
            > manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was
            > more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache...
            > the Mission 9 Ape cache.
            >
            > We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!)
            > and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a
            > little more than should be possible)
            >
            > Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy
            > the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.
            >
            > Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we
            > camee here! :)
            >
            > Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an
            > Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
            > New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500
            >
            > Sorry,
            > Donald & Niki
            > (AKA D+N.S)
            >
          • Esther Lopez
            Congrats!!!! What cool milestones and accomplishments. I am so jealous! I have been caching for 5+ years, have 2500+ finds, and 450+ hides and have yet to
            Message 5 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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              Congrats!!!! What cool milestones and accomplishments. I am so jealous! I have been caching for 5+ years, have 2500+ finds, and 450+ hides and have yet to reach MECCA!!!!!!
              Oh well, we all have our crosses to bear. At least I can cross off "mega event" at GWS this summer!
              Sorry, I got off target! It was just your awesomeness that had me waxing philosophical!
               
              Esther/BGTx

              From: dn_shults <donald.shults@...>
              To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:52 AM
              Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

               
              Hi All!
              We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.

              We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)

              Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.

              Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)

              Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
              New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500

              Sorry,
              Donald & Niki
              (AKA D+N.S)



            • dn_shults
              I actually just talked a guy into covering me at work a while on Saturday just so that we can do some events. We re pretty shy at first, and not too excited
              Message 6 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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                I actually just talked a guy into covering me at work a while on Saturday just so that we can do some events. We're pretty shy at first, and not too excited about events in general, but the trip to HQ really helped with that. Also, we'd like to show some solidarity for the poor injured cacher Zachary we've read about.

                So, Saturday it is! :)
                --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "electric_water_boy" <electric_water_boy@...> wrote:
                >
                > Plenty of events this weekend. I'm having two this Saturday. Come on down and scratch that goal off your bucket list!
                >
                > Tom - EWB
                >
                > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "dn_shults" <donald.shults@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Hi All!
                > > We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.
                > >
                > > We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)
                > >
                > > Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.
                > >
                > > Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)
                > >
                > > Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
                > > New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500
                > >
                > > Sorry,
                > > Donald & Niki
                > > (AKA D+N.S)
                > >
                >
              • dn_shults
                Yeah, the Seattle Gum Wall is a sort of gross but awesome tourist attraction. It s basically an alley where one half is covered in chewing gum. As mentioned,
                Message 7 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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                  Yeah, the Seattle Gum Wall is a sort of gross but awesome tourist attraction. It's basically an alley where one half is covered in chewing gum. As mentioned, there is a very clever cache hidden on it.
                  We don't chew gum, but we added to the art :)
                  MUST see if you are ever in the area.

                  Donald & Niki
                  (D+N.S)
                  --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, John Baker <thenkengrene@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > That sounds like lots of fun. I'd love a trip up there this year myself!
                  > What is the Gum Wall? Congrats on your achievements!
                  > John/thenkengrene
                  >
                  > On Jun 2, 2011 10:53 AM, "dn_shults" <donald.shults@...> wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Hi All!
                  > We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent
                  > vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did
                  > manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was
                  > more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache...
                  > the Mission 9 Ape cache.
                  >
                  > We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!)
                  > and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a
                  > little more than should be possible)
                  >
                  > Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy
                  > the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.
                  >
                  > Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we
                  > camee here! :)
                  >
                  > Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an
                  > Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
                  > New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500
                  >
                  > Sorry,
                  > Donald & Niki
                  > (AKA D+N.S)
                  >
                • dn_shults
                  If it makes you feel any better, GWS will definitely be more exciting than the APE cache :/ Is GWS always in the same place or does it move around? Donald &
                  Message 8 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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                    If it makes you feel any better, GWS will definitely be more exciting than the APE cache :/
                    Is GWS always in the same place or does it move around?

                    Donald & Niki
                    D+N.S

                    --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Esther Lopez <bigguy9211116@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Congrats!!!! What cool milestones and accomplishments. I am so jealous! I have been caching for 5+ years, have 2500+ finds, and 450+ hides and have yet to reach MECCA!!!!!!
                    > Oh well, we all have our crosses to bear. At least I can cross off "mega event" at GWS this summer!
                    > Sorry, I got off target! It was just your awesomeness that had me waxing philosophical!
                    >  
                    > Esther/BGTx
                    >
                    > From: dn_shults <donald.shults@...>
                    > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                    > Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:52 AM
                    > Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ
                    >
                    >
                    >  
                    >
                    > Hi All!
                    > We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.
                    >
                    > We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)
                    >
                    > Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.
                    >
                    > Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)
                    >
                    > Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
                    > New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500
                    >
                    > Sorry,
                    > Donald & Niki
                    > (AKA D+N.S)
                    >
                  • dn_shults
                    We always feel like we just don t know enough about geology. We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was closed to tone necessary.
                    Message 9 of 15 , Jun 2, 2011
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                      We always feel like we just don't know enough about geology.
                      We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was closed to tone necessary. We decided to DNF it rather than use a loophole like some others did. I think they're finds are perfectly valid, but taking a picture next to the picture of something seemed like a lame way to get our first Earthcache (would have been #200 too)

                      We've either had bad luck with others, or (Mt. Bonnell) just felt completely stupid when we read it. There is one near our place that seems doable, and the enchanted rock one seems fun, so I'm sure we'll get around to it soon.

                      Donald & Niki
                      D+N.S
                    • Jay Bingham
                      The first cache that I claimed a find on is an earth cache that I did with my son in Norway, so I am a little partial to earthcaches (23 of 499 are
                      Message 10 of 15 , Jun 3, 2011
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                        The first cache that I claimed a find on is an earth cache that I did with my son in Norway , so I am a little partial to earthcaches (23 of 499 are earthcaches). I enjoy learning about the geology of a site, so I have to agree with you that Mt. Bonnell is a little lame. That said, I will have to say that if you have never been to the site it is worth doing just for the fine view, and the fact that there is a virtual and a regular cache nearby, so you can claim 3 smiles in one stop.

                        Mt. Bonnell is not the only earthcache in the area, here are three of my favorites (not in any particular order):

                                    CTU - GIVE THAT GLEN A ROSE! (GC1R2D8)

                                    CTU - EDWARDS OVERHANG (GC26DJ4)

                                    Track Meet? (GC1RZM5)

                        You can get a list of 35 earthcaches within 75 miles of the state capitol (GC142B).


                        +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                        |+| Georgetown , TX USA
                        +-+ “What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.”

                         


                        From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dn_shults
                        Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:54 AM
                        To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                        We always feel like we just don't know enough about geology.
                        We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was closed to tone necessary. We decided to DNF it rather than use a loophole like some others did. I think they're finds are perfectly valid, but taking a picture next to the picture of something seemed like a lame way to get our first Earthcache (would have been #200 too)

                        We've either had bad luck with others, or ( Mt. Bonnell ) just felt completely stupid when we read it. There is one near our place that seems doable, and the enchanted rock one seems fun, so I'm sure we'll get around to it soon.

                        Donald & Niki
                        D+N.S

                      • Russ Jernigan
                        BTW, I believe that Mt. Bonnell has been rewritten not to long ago. The owner asked Barb aka Tygress (and myself, since we kind of come as a package deal) for
                        Message 11 of 15 , Jun 3, 2011
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                          BTW, I believe that Mt. Bonnell has been rewritten not to long ago.  The owner asked Barb aka Tygress (and myself, since we kind of come as a package deal) for help doing the re-write.  I think it is a bit more informative now.

                          Best,

                          Russ aka Waterweasel

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: Jay Bingham
                          Sent: Jun 3, 2011 3:29 PM
                          To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                           

                          The first cache that I claimed a find on is an earth cache that I did with my son in Norway , so I am a little partial to earthcaches (23 of 499 are earthcaches). I enjoy learning about the geology of a site, so I have to agree with you that Mt. Bonnell is a little lame. That said, I will have to say that if you have never been to the site it is worth doing just for the fine view, and the fact that there is a virtual and a regular cache nearby, so you can claim 3 smiles in one stop.

                          Mt. Bonnell is not the only earthcache in the area, here are three of my favorites (not in any particular order):

                                      CTU - GIVE THAT GLEN A ROSE! (GC1R2D8)

                                      CTU - EDWARDS OVERHANG (GC26DJ4)

                                      Track Meet? (GC1RZM5)

                          You can get a list of 35 earthcaches within 75 miles of the state capitol (GC142B).


                          +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                          |+| Georgetown , TX USA
                          +-+ “What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.”

                           


                          From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dn_shults
                          Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:54 AM
                          To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                          We always feel like we just don't know enough about geology.
                          We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was closed to tone necessary. We decided to DNF it rather than use a loophole like some others did. I think they're finds are perfectly valid, but taking a picture next to the picture of something seemed like a lame way to get our first Earthcache (would have been #200 too)

                          We've either had bad luck with others, or ( Mt. Bonnell ) just felt completely stupid when we read it. There is one near our place that seems doable, and the enchanted rock one seems fun, so I'm sure we'll get around to it soon.

                          Donald & Niki
                          D+N.S

                          
                          
                        • Jay Bingham
                          Russ, Thanks for pointing out that the description has been updated. I logged it last November just about a week before it was redone, from what I remember of
                          Message 12 of 15 , Jun 3, 2011
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                            Russ,

                            Thanks for pointing out that the description has been updated. I logged it last November just about a week before it was redone, from what I remember of the old description the new one is a vast improvement. Although the logging requirements are the same as they were before, the improved description removes some of the lameness and makes it easier to sus out what the CO is asking for. And even though the educational quality of the logging requirements leaves something to be desired, it is still a magnificent view.


                            +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                            |+| Georgetown , TX USA
                            +-+ “What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.”

                             


                            From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Russ Jernigan
                            Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 4:03 PM
                            To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                             

                             

                            BTW, I believe that Mt. Bonnell has been rewritten not to long ago.  The owner asked Barb aka Tygress (and myself, since we kind of come as a package deal) for help doing the re-write.  I think it is a bit more informative now.

                             

                            Best,

                             

                            Russ aka Waterweasel

                             

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: Jay Bingham
                            Sent: Jun 3, 2011 3:29 PM
                            To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                             

                            The first cache that I claimed a find on is an earth cache that I did with my son in Norway , so I am a little partial to earthcaches (23 of 499 are earthcaches). I enjoy learning about the geology of a site, so I have to agree with you that Mt. Bonnell is a little lame. That said, I will have to say that if you have never been to the site it is worth doing just for the fine view, and the fact that there is a virtual and a regular cache nearby, so you can claim 3 smiles in one stop.

                            Mt. Bonnell is not the only earthcache in the area, here are three of my favorites (not in any particular order):

                                        CTU - GIVE THAT GLEN A ROSE! (GC1R2D8)

                                        CTU - EDWARDS OVERHANG (GC26DJ4)

                                        Track Meet? (GC1RZM5)

                            You can get a list of 35 earthcaches within 75 miles of the state capitol (GC142B).


                            +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                            |+| Georgetown , TX USA
                            +-+ “What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for.”

                             


                            From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dn_shults
                            Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:54 AM
                            To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ

                            We always feel like we just don't know enough about geology.
                            We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was closed to tone necessary. We decided to DNF it rather than use a loophole like some others did. I think they're finds are perfectly valid, but taking a picture next to the picture of something seemed like a lame way to get our first Earthcache (would have been #200 too)

                            We've either had bad luck with others, or ( Mt. Bonnell ) just felt completely stupid when we read it. There is one near our place that seems doable, and the enchanted rock one seems fun, so I'm sure we'll get around to it soon.

                            Donald & Niki
                            D+N.S

                              
                              
                          • dn_shults
                            Cool! We ll have to give it another spin next time we re out there. To be clear, we didn t think it was completely stupid We just FELT completely stupid when
                            Message 13 of 15 , Jun 5, 2011
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                              Cool! We'll have to give it another spin next time we're out there.
                              To be clear, we didn't think it was "completely stupid"
                              We just FELT completely stupid when we read it and didn't know what sort of answer to give.
                              We don't have enough knowledge about Earthcaches to say that one is good or bad. My punctuation, DID sotra' make it look like I was saying the cache was stupid and that wasn't my intent. I wouldn't know.

                              Donald
                              D+N.S

                              --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Jay Bingham <binghamjc@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Russ,
                              >
                              > Thanks for pointing out that the description has been updated. I logged it
                              > last November just about a week before it was redone, from what I remember
                              > of the old description the new one is a vast improvement. Although the
                              > logging requirements are the same as they were before, the improved
                              > description removes some of the lameness and makes it easier to sus out what
                              > the CO is asking for. And even though the educational quality of the logging
                              > requirements leaves something to be desired, it is still a magnificent view.
                              >
                              >
                              > +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                              > |+| Georgetown, TX USA
                              > +-+ "What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for."
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > _____
                              >
                              > From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                              > [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Russ Jernigan
                              > Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 4:03 PM
                              > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                              > Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache &
                              > Groundspeak HQ
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > BTW, I believe that Mt. Bonnell has been rewritten not to long ago. The
                              > owner asked Barb aka Tygress (and myself, since we kind of come as a package
                              > deal) for help doing the re-write. I think it is a bit more informative
                              > now.
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Best,
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Russ aka Waterweasel
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > -----Original Message-----
                              > From: Jay Bingham
                              > Sent: Jun 3, 2011 3:29 PM
                              > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                              > Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache &
                              > Groundspeak HQ
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > The first cache that I claimed a find on is an earth cache that I did with
                              > my son in Norway, so I am a little partial to earthcaches (23 of 499 are
                              > earthcaches). I enjoy learning about the geology of a site, so I have to
                              > agree with you that Mt. Bonnell is a little lame. That said, I will have to
                              > say that if you have never been to the site it is worth doing just for the
                              > fine view, and the fact that there is a virtual and a regular cache nearby,
                              > so you can claim 3 smiles in one stop.
                              >
                              > Mt. Bonnell is not the only earthcache in the area, here are three of my
                              > favorites (not in any particular order):
                              >
                              > CTU - GIVE THAT GLEN A ROSE! (GC1R2D8)
                              >
                              > CTU - EDWARDS OVERHANG (GC26DJ4)
                              >
                              > Track Meet? (GC1RZM5)
                              >
                              > You can get a list of 35 earthcaches within 75 miles of the state capitol
                              > (GC142B).
                              >
                              >
                              > +-+ Jay - BingOGT
                              > |+| Georgetown, TX USA
                              > +-+ "What you see depends mainly on what you are looking for."
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > _____
                              >
                              >
                              > From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                              > [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dn_shults
                              > Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:54 AM
                              > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                              > Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache &
                              > Groundspeak HQ
                              >
                              > We always feel like we just don't know enough about geology.
                              > We totally could have done the Snoqualmie Falls one, but the trail was
                              > closed to tone necessary. We decided to DNF it rather than use a loophole
                              > like some others did. I think they're finds are perfectly valid, but taking
                              > a picture next to the picture of something seemed like a lame way to get our
                              > first Earthcache (would have been #200 too)
                              >
                              > We've either had bad luck with others, or (Mt. Bonnell) just felt completely
                              > stupid when we read it. There is one near our place that seems doable, and
                              > the enchanted rock one seems fun, so I'm sure we'll get around to it soon.
                              >
                              > Donald & Niki
                              > D+N.S
                              >
                            • gumbietygress@juno.com
                              Earth caches are easy... just follow the instructions. But if you want a fun one go to Track Meet? by Waterweasel. Congratulations... I was actually shown
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                                Earth caches are easy... just follow the instructions.  But if you want a fun one go to Track Meet? by Waterweasel.
                                 
                                Congratulations... I was actually shown pictures of the Gum Wall by noncaching relatives in Spokane this weekend. A cache there? Go figure.
                                 
                                BarbJ/Tygress


                                ---------- Original Message ----------
                                From: "dn_shults" <donald.shults@...>
                                To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ
                                Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:52:58 -0000

                                Hi All!
                                We just wanted to brag a little about the success we had on our recent vacation to Seattle. The trip wasn't a geocaching specific one, but we did manage to get a lot of caching done including going to the HQ (which was more awesome than we'd assumed it would be) and getting our 200th cache... the Mission 9 Ape cache.

                                We also managed to find the pesky Gum Wall cache only (took us two tries!) and we got to visit Snoqualmie Falls (which as Twin Peaks fans meant a little more than should be possible)

                                Everyone involved in the trip had a good time and we managed to not annoy the non-cachers in the group by only choosing caches near interesting stuff.

                                Anyway, we wanted to brag a little, but we have noone to brag TO, so we camee here! :)

                                Our new short term goals are: Attend our first event, actually succeed in an Earthcache, get a 5/5 and get an FTF at some point.
                                New long term goal: Original Stash plaque for #500

                                Sorry,
                                Donald & Niki
                                (AKA D+N.S)



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