Any Geocachers Here?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Knighthawk, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Knighthawk

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    Hey people! Since I've been 'caching for a while now, I was wondering if there were any fellow cachers here, and if so, what do you generally leave in the caches that is model railroad themed? For those of you who may not know what geocaching is, just check out www.geocaching.com and you can find out all about it.:wave:
  2. EasyE

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    I've been Geocaching for about 8-9 months. I use a Explorist 600, my first GPS. I also listen to Podcacher, SLAGA and watch the Icenrye videocasts also. Havent thought about a railroad theme. A virtual cache sounds like a good idea too. Perhaps this might fall into their waymarking site.
  3. Knighthawk

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    Nice to see another cacher out there!:wave:
  4. Marxed

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    i am interested in starting this up but got to find a good unit first
  5. Knighthawk

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    Hey Marxed! I personally use a Magellan unit, and find that it works great. The main thing is not to get something with too many extras that you will likely never use.
  6. zedob

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    Not to sound stupid, but what exactly is geochaching?
  7. Knighthawk

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    It's basically a high-tech, GPS-based treasure hunt. You go to a website like www.geocaching.com and get the co-ordinates for a cache, program them into your GPS unit, and then go out and find it, sign the enclosed logbook to prove that you've been there, and then, if you wish, you look through the various things that have been left in the cache, take what you like, and leave something behind for the next people who find the cache.
  8. EasyE

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    Knighthawk
    Just noticed a railroad theme geocache based on a old western style and it has a video puzzle embedded on the site. A great trian robbery scene. The voices are dubbed for the clues to the puzzle. I cant remember the name of the movie. The Waypoint is GCVW51
  9. Knighthawk

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    Now that's what I call a good cache!! Unfortunately it's over 3000 kms. away from where I live. I'll have to check it out on my next vacation though. Thanx!!
  10. Marxed

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    i'm going to start geocaching and i do plan on creating a railroad cache :D



    i might do a smaller box and dig a little hole for it and slide it under a rail of a real track? or maybe just somewhere near one :)
  11. Knighthawk

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    Good for you! I wouldn't put it under the track though, for saftey reasons, and also these days, if someone else, like an inspector, or railroad police officer were to find it, they might think that someone tried to blow up the track.