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Caches Nos. 9 to 15 – Seven in One Blow for the Etrex

Submitted by on Monday, 8 June 2009No Comment
Caches Nos. 9 to 15 –  Seven in One Blow for the Etrex

My Garmin Etrex GPSR arrived, £40 on Ebay.

June 8th 2009 – Off Yer Trolley! (Otley “W”) GC1G2HK – Cache #9
The first cache of the day I found on my way home… in the supermarket car park

June 8th 2009 – Otley Pub Sign Cache GCWKT3 – Cache #10
This was the first puzzle cache I attempted, I had gone round the pubs the previous day and got the answers to all the clues, then with Etrex in hand I went off to find the cache… and failed.. but that was because the cache wasn’t there (it hadn’t been found for 14 months before – though only 2 people had logged a DNF)
I contacted the Cache owner with the co-ordinates and he came back and confirmed the cache was missing, so I was granted the cache.

June 8th 2009 – Wharfedale Panorama – Looking North GC1NGEM – Cache #11
June 8th 2009 – Midnight Candy GC195BB – Cache #12
June 8th 2009 – Cambox (1) GCHBGH – Cache #13

There was a gathering of cachers at the local pub in March this year, so there were a lot of new caches set within a few hundred yards of the pub, these were three of them, and they are down the path from Dachevronron heading the other way from the previous days caches (as the photograph shows)

June 8th 2009 – Junction GC1NEQK – Cache #14
This was the first ’35mm Film Cannister hidden under a rock in the tree roots’ cache I found – the hint for the cache says it’s a 35mm cannister hidden under a rock in the roots of the tree behind the sign, not so much a hint as an instruction.

chevin2June 8th 2009 – 100 Trees For 100 Years GC17RVA – Cache #15
When I first heard of Geocaching, this cache was exactly the type of thing I expected, it’s a large sturdy ‘industrial’ container placed inside a length of large bore plastic pipe dug into a hole in the ground and covered by a large stone, not by any particular feature, just in a clearing in the trees, a clearing with many large stones.

The thing is that this type of cache hiding, digging holes in the ground is now not allowed under the rules.

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