RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: local earthcaching
- Wow, thanks for the plugs, Jay.Some earthcache OWNERS don't know any more about geology than ... and that doesn't stop them from making a game attempt!Anyway.NEVER be afraid of a Waterweasel or Tygress earth cache. We'll talk you through it if your test anxiety gets the better of you. Most of what we ask is observation -- and Waterweasel even let the group who didn't know limestone from chert on Nifty Nodules claim the find. I mean, they FLUNKED, but they get the smiley.WE write up earthcaches to bring you to a cool spot and get you to think about the natural world around you.As for local earthcaches that won't give you conniptions:I would also suggest Limestone Manifold GC17XNX andFather's Day Series 2008 #1 - Inner Space Caverns (GC1D6GF)both of which are easily solvable by answering questions by reading the signs at the site -- and you can cool off after!BarbJ/Tygress
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From: Jay Bingham <binghamjc@...>
Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Landmarks: #200, Ape Cache & Groundspeak HQ
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:29:12 -0500
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
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
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