North Carolina Geocaching
Nana & I teamed up with Jim & Lynne (jtmlam59) last Saturday (9/10) and headed towards the NE part of North Carolina to see if we could grab some geocaches. We had a target list of 47 caches some of which neither had found, some that SNAP!!! had found and some that jtmlam59 had found. SNAP!!! ended the day with 23 finds while jtmlam59 had 25 smilies. We did have some trouble with a few caches and even had 2 caches where even a TACO (telephone a cache owner) did not help!!!
We did hand out a few favorite points during the day. Here are our favorite caches found Saturday.
GC4690C - Bridges of Perquimans County
Hidden by pattycake3
A nice size cache uniquely hidden.
GC5ZKZN - Up River Cemetery - Est 1865
Hidden by steve-n-kim
Nana loves cemetery caches!
A fairly easy puzzle cache
GC6NDBT - daddy rayrays cache
Hidden by pattycake3
an evil evil cache
GC6K2BA - Betweixt and Between
Hidden by Wheels
cute with a little bit of trickiness
Here are some other events in the area we plan to attend.
Mark your calendars – hope to see you at some of these events!
The "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award
Every day we go out geocaching, we award favorite points to the caches that 1) make us smile, 2) we really like or 3) make us wish we had thought of that. Then, later in the day, when all the caching is done, we sit and discuss the best of the favorites.
That discussion takes anywhere from 1 minute to sometimes 30 minutes. We are trying to figure out which cache was not only the best cache of the day but which cache, if any, was worthy of naming as the winner of the "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the day Award.
People ask us what it takes to be a winner of the Cache of the Day Award – well…. good container, lovely scenery, takes us someplace we didn’t know of, sometimes it is getting caught by the CO, sometimes it is just how the cache hits us.
Listed on the right hand side of this blog (towards the top) is a list of pages. Each year, 2016, 2015, etc. has it's own page. The 2016 page lists all the winners of the "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award.
So far this year there have been 28 caches awarded this prestigious daily award and all of those are eligible for the "SUPER-COVETED" SNAP!!! cache of the Year Award. The idea of a Cache of the year came to us in 2011. We took each of the winners of the Cache of the Day and laid them all out and eventually came down to 3 or 4 best of the year. Here is the small list of each year's winners:
In 2011 we took a trip to Pennsylvania and visited GC59AF: Thousand Steps Cache. To this day both Pam & I think of it as our best cache ever and it was named the 1st SNAP!!! Cache of the Year.
The 2012 winner was in Smithfield, VA, GC3PTB0: Smithfield's Porcine Parade.
In 2013 the winner was a WVTim cache. GC44RDE - The Key is the Key. Note: This cache is now archived but there is a cache just like it in Virginia Beach - see GC59VFY.
In 2014 the winner was a great Wherigo cache in Norfolk: GC4XD7M - The Hermitage Gardens: A Walking Tour - hidden by Prytz+1.
In 2015 the winner was a fantastic cache just outside Clarion, PA: GCT397: Train Trestle Falls - hidden by Captain Crash.
Till next time!!!
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!