Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Six HUNDRED

I've been geocaching like crazy lately. I found 15 on Sunday and 26 today. 91 caches in March alone.... My best month to date.

Today I found my 600th geocache! It was a small cleverly hidden cache. A perfect milestone cache.

Please ignore my crazy $1 sunglasses

There were a few interesting cache locations today so I thought I'd share some of them. I brought my crappy point and shoot, so I'm sorry about the poor quality!

Vail

In Vail, Arizona there was an old Vail Post Office....

Vail

Nearby there was a letter box cache. I put my stamp in their log book and took a copy of theirs as well. You can see the "special delevery" stamp on the left-hand side of the box below.

Vail

There were a lot of rock pile caches today too....

Rock Piles

Good thing I'm strong!!

Rock Piles

One of the caches we went to was near a cemetery. The graves are all unknown graves.
"It is speculated that the cemetery dates to the 1800s, and may possibly contain victims, mostly children, of a smallpox or flu epidemic. Or they could be railroad workers who died or were killed on the job. Or they are possibly early settlers in the Vail area who did not survive illness or the heat." -Source (and a good article about an Eagle Scout project!)
Graveyard

I think one of the coolest caches though, was one that highlighted some owls! They say the owls are pretty used to people... and to log the cache you have to have a picture of one. Luckily I was able to grab one - a crapy one, but I got it!

Owl

I swear, there is an owl there. Squint your eyes.

If you geocache..
What is your best geocaching month?

If you don't geocache...
Have you ever seen an owl in the wild?

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15 comments:

  1. Our best month was August 2009 with 140 caches. We were working on a challenge where we had to find 150 caches in a 30 day time period (we started in July). I have not seen an owl in the wild though while we were living with my in-laws there were some living in the trees. We heard them every night!

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  2. I absolutely love your blog, and as a fellow geocacher I LOVE seeing the kind of caches in your part of the country - some are so different than the kind of hides we have here. And the scenery and history - VERY COOL! Thanks for sharing it all, and NO - I've never seen an owl in real life in the wild, you lucky!! :-)

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  3. I love those, and I think your pictures are fantastic (despite the point-and-shoot camera). My favorite, though, was the owl cache. How cool is that?!? Kind of makes me want to go geo-caching now.

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  4. @Katy - 140! That is a ton! We hear and owl around here a lot too. We think there is one living behind there house somewhere.

    @Carole- Aw thanks! and yes, caching here is much different than other parts of the US!

    @Caryn- Thanks! You should go! now!

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  5. wow! happy 600! and how long have you been 'caching'??

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  6. My best is 63 caches in December of 2010. I' also was looking for a micro in the woods and while I was at a tree looking around, I suddenly had the feeling I should look up. About 20' above me was an owl looking down at me. Of course I didn't have a camera. But it was cool!

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  7. Great post! Congratulations on 600. Nik wants you to go back and steal an owl for him. :)

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  8. Congratulations ... You'll be at 1000 before you know it.

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  9. Congrats on reaching your 600th milestone. I just reached my 1000th this past month. Also, my best month of caching so far at 129 finds. I've never seen an owl while caching, but I've deffinetly have heard them.

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  10. Congrats on the 600!!
    You will be buzzing by me shortly in the numbers! My stats say I get the most in March and usually on Saturday.
    Rock piles....around here they are stick and log piles that give it away.
    Fun seeing all the pictures and the owl. I only hear them, never see them. :-(

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  11. me me me (hand up in the air lol) I saw an owl just after we moved to Ayr and believe it or not it was sitting on the kerb next to the busy road as we drove by and in daylight :-)
    I only manage a cache find of 2 or 3 over a weekend, but hey I am up to 123 finds now :-) :-)
    Well done on your great finds.
    Ann

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  12. Congrats on the milestone. You'll be at 1,000 before you know it! :D

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  13. Congrats on 600! I like your owl photo. That's an interesting cache. I'll remember to search for it if I am in the area.

    Our best month was 192 in July 2008. We took a week's vacation through NE Pennsylvania.

    We usually see a few owls each year on the trail. They are almost always barred or great horned. A few years ago we did a cache hidden in an Ohio State Park along a bike trail. We were caching after dark and the trail kept winding back and forth. There were probably only a few barred owls in that stretch of woods, but every time we got close, they would start hissing at us. It was a scary walk in the woods.

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  14. Congrats on 600. Loved the pictures, especially the owl. So cool! I hear one, on occasion, when I'm home.

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