The GCHR picnic is still about 2 months away so let's get back to reviewing some of the geocaching days from this year!
Back in mid-June Nana & I met up with good friends Jim & Lynne (jtmlam59). The main purpose of the day was, of course, geocaching but to be more specific, gathering the newer caches in the local area.
It had been quite a while since either of us had been out in the local area so there were quite a few newer caches to fill up our daily list!
So here were the caches we found that day - along with a few notes and comments on each:
777 Challenge - GC4XY7D - Hidden by Honu58 - A rather tough requirement on this challenge cache but if you qualify you get to take a really nice walk through the woods to get to GZ!
And Bob's Your Uncle - GC5WT44 - Hidden by Bikalot - A rather unique cache container for this area. Should be considered a Park n Grab.
Be Grateful - GC5VRD3 - Hidden by Bikalot - Not quite the park n grab we expected but make sure to look both ways before retrieving this cache.
Between the Caches - GC5R8Y8 - Hidden by geospillz - Nana & I like to call these Park, Walk and Grabs. Nice park, easy walk, easy find!
Big Orange - GC5Q50H - Hidden by ebaben3 - We recognized the location and made the find quickly!
Four Square Challenge - GC5QGF2 - Hidden by steve-n-kim - A easy challenge cache to qualify for (if you have more than 500 finds) and a very simple find.
Free to a good Home - GC5R7EE - Hidden by Honu58 - A nice walk through a neighborhood wooded area awaits you for this cache. I really think we got extremely lucky with this find - but then again maybe it was just that easy!
"I AM GROOT" - GC5KWY9 - Hidden by geospillz - Another nice neighborhood park and another quick find.
I Need a Sign... - GC5QVVG - Hidden by chodebag - Once again, another nice neighborhood park and an even faster find.
Message in a WHAT??? - GC5QKQH - Hidden by chodebag - We found this one with little or no trouble but the cache container had been left open and everything was gone. Restocked with some SWAG and then added a new log and baggy for the next finder.
Oh No! Really? - GC5R8XR - Hidden by geospillz - Another nice neighbor hood park but this time we actually took a few minutes before we made the find. Tricky little devil, for sure!
Puppy Paw Prints - GC5GYGG - Hidden by steve-n-kim - A really nice walk through a great area leads you to this letterbox cache. The scenery is great! Plenty of hints will guide you right to the cache if you need them.
Rain Garden Ed - GC5V0YZ - Hidden by vbmg - Speaking of a tricky little devil, not sure if it was intentional or not but there is a really nice decoy close by. Enjoyed the walk to the cache and we gave this cache a favorite point. Muggles could be a problem for some.
Rommel's Boys Come To Town - GC5GAX1 - Hidden by steve-n-kim - A nice multi-cache where you fill in information at the first location to get to the final.
SAD - Social Anxiety Disorder Challenge - GC5NTZ5 - Hidden by steve-n-kim - Do you attend a lot of events? Then this cache is for you! Very simple park n grab once you qualify for the find!
Stars & Stripes Challenge - GC5GAT2 - Hidden by steve-n-kim - This could be a difficult challenge for newer cachers but as you gain experience and you venture forth from the area I am sure you will qualify.
Tangled Tube - GC5QMD3 - Hidden by - kmlight - This ended up being a park n grab once we ignored the very confused Garmin and looked at the map on our phones.
Tapohphile Challenge - GC5GAQB - Hidden by steve-n-kim - another challenge cache on the day and since Nana & I love cemetery caches we had absolutely no trouble qualifying for this cache.
That's A Big Boat - GC5GAWX - Hidden by steve-n-kim - found the cache but never figured out the name - go figure!
TWISTED!!!!!!! - GC5KWYP - Hidden by geospillz - this cache took us the longest of all caches found that day and we even called the CO begging for a little hint (which we got). It still took us far too long to make this great find! Awarded this cache a favorite point!
Where did you Go - Mystery Challenge - GC5P6JC - Hidden by geospillz - this was the last cache we found back in June and had absolutely no problem qualifying for this cache!
Wood Bison - GC5GAXN - Hidden by steve-n-kim - The 2nd hardest to find cache on the day but it was very satisfying once we did! Awarded this cache a favorite point!
WWFM XII - Wet n Wild! - GC5WG29 - event by The Crustaceans and the Cooks - a great event for the kids - thankfully, nobody squirted any water guns our way!
You Picked Your Name Challenge - GC5GAWJ - Hidden by steve-n-kim - another challenge cache on the day - easy to qualify for and an easy find!
24 finds on the day - not to bad of a day - got to hangout with good friends and find plenty of good caches.
Oh, by the way, < lol >, I guess everyone would like to know.....
The WINNER of the "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day was....
hidden by geospillz!
Great Cache - had us going in circles for far too long!!!!
Thanks for the great hide!
Till next time...
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!
Suffolk Nana & Papa - - - or just plain ol' - - - - SNAP!!!