While visiting, remember to place your GPS unit on top of the plaque for a moment or two in order to receive extended battery life and super-accurate satellite reception!
Our local maintainer notes that cachers occasionally place a new cache container or log sheet if they can't find the one we placed there. This is a bad idea and should not be done. Please do not leave a new container. The real container is there and a slightly longer search is simply in order.
On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was placed right at this very spot by Dave Ulmer containing a Delorme Topo USA, 2 CD Roms, a cassette recorder, a "George of the Jungle" VHS tape, a Ross Perot book, 4 $1 bills, a slingshot handle and a pretty notorious can of beans (now the O.C.B. trackable). The coordinates were then listed on the internet and modern-day geocaching was born.
The first finder of that first cache was Mike Teague who took the money and left some cigarettes, a cassette tape and a pen.
That original bucket was severely damaged by an Oregon road crew mower and is no longer around. TEAM 360 and other concerned geocachers recognized the importance of the event that happened here and dedicate this Original Stash Tribute Plaque on behalf of cachers everywhere.
You can read more about the history of geocaching.
We appreciate Lance Christensen and Port Blakely Tree Farms on whose land this cache is located. We thank them for giving us their permission and cooperation. Please continue to show respect to their property while visiting.
Many thanks also go out to all the geocachers who made this possible: Junglehair, DapperDanMan, Moun10Bike, -=(GEO)=-, Bitbrain, Mzee & Associates, Ajetpilot, RJFerret, Team DaSH, Badmojoe, Cacheola Crew, GrizzlyJohn, Geospotter, Yumitori, Dalenis, Rothstafari, Spzzmoose, Team GPSaxophone, CacheUsOut, Scoobie10, RomadPilot, Tsegi Mike and Desert Viking, Makaio, and Crashmore. Let's not forget to send out thanks to Dave Ulmer, inventor of geocaching!
We send continued thanks to sonorazark who lives in the area and is our generous local geocaching maintainer for this cache.
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