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Geocaching Caption Contest – Enter to Win a (barely) Coveted Prize

Eric Schudiske on April 30, 2010, 9:38 am

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Lackeys

Winning Entry “Try as he might, Larry could not find a disguise that was good enough to throw the cachers off his trail.” - Geocacher “Civic Doodie”

 

This British Columbia geocache stares down adventures. BUT What would you write as the caption to GCZV5Y? “I didn’t know trees needed prescription eye wear?” or  “I wonder if this evergreen can’t see the forest for the trees?” You can do better.  The winner receives the coveted limited edition and much sought-after lapel pin (retail value $2.99).

Please include your geocaching username in all entries.  Winner will be chosen by an ad hoc committee of Lackeys.

  • The Bakkers

    Quoting form Marx Brothers “I never forget a face, but in your case, I'll be glad to make an exception.”

  • sandlapper120

    I've tried wearing contacts, but the pollen around here is awful.

  • Umreeh

    Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
    Groucho Marx

  • chun2405

    To offcially log your visit, you must wear me and upload it on ur log =D
    -Chun2405

  • twinsdad2

    Follow your nose…it always knows.

  • twinsdad2

    Follow your nose…it always knows!

  • calkan

    Do you think anyone will notice I'm not an apple tree?

  • calkan

    “Do you think the Geocachers will notice that I'm not an apple tree?”

  • plasmastorm

    Hay, Groucho ” I see no Trees”

  • littleleggs

    My cousin is a singing Christmas tree ..

  • newsdog

    It's a tree, man

  • http://jrnyrndthesun.blogspot.com/ MSWeber

    I'm just trying to out-do Charlie, ever since he got that new Bison tube hanging from his branches!

  • Ardwell

    Dr. Marx I presume !

  • bitterseed

    Would you please pick my nose somethings in it.

  • bitterseed

    Would you please pick my nose somethings in it.

  • k1ayman

    If a pair of Groucho glasses falls in the forest and no one is around to see them, are they still visible?

  • k1ayman

    If a pair of Groucho glasses falls in the forest and no one is around to see them, are they still visible?

  • brucebruce99

    Ima sniffin for some cachers

  • whidbeybob

    Geocaching.com's 10th anniversary coincides with the 20 anniversary of my first GPS in 1990. My story starts a year earlier, in 1989, when my wife and I quit our jobs to go sailing. There's a lot of dreaming about sailing off into the sunset to the South Pacific.We were determined to make it our reality.

    GPS navigation was in it's infancy and pricey. “Dithering” was standard for the the next ten years, while satellites were available only 12 hours per day. Complicating the problem – our nautical charts were often ancient. I remember drooling over a Magellan GPS in West Marine. Surely the prices on the cheapest model would soon drop.

    As part of our preparation to cast off in the fall of '89 from Seattle, I bought a sextant and learned how to use it. With practiced I could often figure our position within a mile or two. Heading down the Pacific Coast we mainly used LORAN, which worked like a champ until San Diego. Heading further south on our passage to Cabo San Lucas the LORAN was totally useless as we were too far from the land stations. It was time to put that sextant to use.

    Envision bobbing up and down on a 40-foot sailboat, adjusting the mirrors of the sextant to view the Sun and the horizon simultaneously, then yelling “Mark!” so my wife, Candace, could note the exact time. I fed the readings and time into a hand calculator to arrive at the estimated position. All-the-while I fought off sea-sickness to focus on not making a computational mistake. The trick was to take several sightings, plot them all, and average the three most closely clustered points. As a retired actuary I was comfortable dealing with averages. I could now point to the chart and say – “on average we're right here!”

    Two days before arriving in Cabo there was a big storm that hid the Sun. The sextant was useless and we were approaching land. Luckily the shoreline depths were moderately steady. I used the depth sounder and radar to estimate our distance from shore, and after several tense moments, we arrived in Cabo San Lucas. Considering the stress in navigating the southern Baja, then extrapolating those problems to the low atolls of the Tuamotus and other South Pacific islands, I was ready to bite the bullet and buy a pricey Magellan. It now seemed cheap compared to our lives.

    After some difficulty with Mexican customs the Magellan GPS arrived in February, 1990. The total cost, including an external antenna was $3,400. It was worth every penny. We sailed off into the sunset and life was good.

  • perenquen

    You should have seen me before the plastic surgery…

  • fantasticspeller

    “Is that a pencil in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”

    fantasticspeller

  • sccachechicks

    The Eagles said that I can't hide my “Lying Eyes” so if you let me put my NOSE in your business, I may be able to help you SEE things from my VANTAGE POINT. Otherwise, you might find yourself barking up the wrong TREE.

  • sccachechicks

    I'm as plain as the nose on my face!

  • http://blog.geocaching.com Eric Schudiske

    Hold your captions! A winner has been chosen. 19 lackeys voted in the inaugural caption contest to award a barely coveted prize. But who won? Find out tomorrow during our Tuesday update and try your pen at another caption.

  • The Lewis'

    In an attempt to fool the logging company, this tree took a different route.

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