Road Trip '15I'm still working on getting all the souvenirs for the Geocaching Road Trip '15 that started June 19 and runs until sept.2nd ( #GeocacheRoadTrip15 )
(Check out a previous "Blog" to get the beginning story, on the Road Trip '15 Caching)
The plan to get the D5 or a T5 was to go with another cacher out on Burnaby Lake to get the 5 caches in the lake that are all Terrain 5 caches. I arrived at the lake early, and went to the boat launch area and it was super busy as I pulled into the parking lot at 830am. They stopped me in the parking lot and said there was a rowing regatta going on and no one was allowed to enter the lake with any type of boat. I will have to go another time.
Well now what, I headed back home a bit depressed as I was looking forward to gaining the souvineer for getting a Terrain level 5(T5) or Difficult level 5(D5) cache as well as getting some lake caches. A few days later I decided to get up early and go grab a D5 cache that was a bit out of the way on my way to work. It was a chirp cache(A GPSr with chirp enabled technology is needed)
It wasn't as exciting as getting 5 lake caches but at least I got my souvenir. Will still be going for the lake caches at some time in the future.
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The second souvenir that came out was for going to an event, I was able to accomplish that shortly after the Extreme souvenir. It was a meet and greet event at a local ice cream shop. I wasn't able to stay too long but was able to meet a few new cachers.
Went out and got a few caches on the long weekend in August. I was able to get a challenge cache called 10 YEAR CHALLENGE where you need to find 10 years worth of Cache hides on your Jasmer chart. Popular in the United States, the Jasmer asks geocachers to find one cache hidden in every month since geocaching began in May 2000. As of today, that means finding 184 caches, 1 of each that was hidden each month since caching started. To give you a sense of the difficulty of this challenge, there are under 150 caches hidden in 2000 and only 3 that were hidden in May 2000(The month Geocaching was born) still enabled. I have not found all 184 months, but I have found over 11 years worth(169 months total). More about this chart in next months blog.
If you are confused by all the numbers in this blog, you should read next months blog for sure!!
After finding this one with no problem, other than having a fight with the blackberry bushes(they won, I knew sandals and shorts would not be to good) and also seeing very fresh Bear scat on the trail, I headed to get an Earthcache so I could get my 4th of 5 different souvenirs for the #RoadTrip15 challenge.
Then I met up with fellow Magician Close Up Matt who just recently got started in geocaching to go and grab 6 other caches. Had a nice walk in a large wooded park and got to see an owl up close. Very Cool!!!
|WHOOO are you Looking at??|
VEGAS and MAGIC Live!!!!
|Siegfried and Roy|
Yes, you read that right: 550 feet. That's nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer and 107 feet taller than the London Eye. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest observation wheel.)
I also jumped off the stratosphere, at SkyJump Las Vegas.
|Ready to leap!!|
Magic Live convention
Last SouvenirThe day after getting back from Vegas, I went out and got a puzzle cache to get the Last(sorta) Souvenir. I decided to do a puzzle that I have been wanting to do for awhile that is actually inside a Library.
|FINISHED the Road Trip 15!!!|
|Getting the smiley|
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