Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Geocaching turns 17 years old


Geocaching turns 17 years old

I was at a 3 1/2 day magic convention a couple of  weekends ago and got out every morning to grab a few caches with my magician/cacher friend Close Up Matt. While we were out we were able to receive the 3 million active caches souvenir. Also we shared an FTF called "whaddadork" while in Chilliwack. Very Cool!!
It was Matt's second ever FTF and my 358th (OK, I've been caching a bit longer than him. lol)


This souvenir marks a major milestone in geocaching history. Reaching 3 million active geocaches was made possible by the collective efforts of players around the world. You earned this celebratory souvenir by finding a geocache or attending an event the weekend after Geocaching.com hit 3 million caches.
A major milestone like 3 million geocaches is the perfect excuse to get out and cache!!!
In all seriousness, this achievement is thanks to efforts by people all around the world. Collectively, they contributed millions of hours of time — time spent researching hiding spots, making containers, reviewing caches, hosting events, cleaning up the environment, and more. The result is more than 3 million geocaches. It’s 3 million experiences as interesting and varied as the people who created them!


Micro caches VS Larger caches
What size of cache do you like best? Take a look at the following two pics, you will see a preform Tube, and the second is a bison tube. Which one do you think is bigger? Scroll to bottom of blog for the answer!!!
Preform tube



Bison Tube


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May 2/2017
Today Geocaching celebrated it's 17th birthday by giving a souvenir for getting a cache.
Geocaching has evolved, and so have geocachers. On May 2, 2000, the United States government disabled selective availability — increasing the accuracy of civilian GPS devices. On May 2, 2017, seventeen years later, geocaching has become a global phenomenon to get off the couch and get outside.

May 3/2017
17 years ago, today the first geocache was hidden. Happy birthday Geocaching!!!!!
Check out the You Tube video of the "First cache" made and hidden on May 3/2000 by Dave Ulmer.
In the video at 1:48 he says hopefully someday there will be thousands of these all over the country, and today there is over 3 million active caches world wide. WOW!!!!










Here is a better pic of the Bison Tube from the photo above!!!
 Yup it was a jumbo one!!! A real cache, not Photoshop!!!

Well that's it for this month
Keep on caching
Chris Yuill
Magicman65

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