Sea Shells – TB Stop & Go GCNWBC GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 6, 2012

Sea Shells - TB Stop & Go

Some Geocaching.com Trackables get lucky enough to log a stop at Sea Shells – TB Stop & Go (GCNWBC). The Arizona, USA Travel Bug hotel has been checking Travel Bugs in and out for nearly seven years. It’s a huge geocache that Jeep’en Jumpers placed to add some variety to local geocaches.

Jeep’en Jumpers is the owner of 20 Travel Bugs. He  wanted a safe stop for other Travel Bugs and says, “There were very few caches back in Yuma in 2005. Most of them were in the desert and I thought a friendly easy-to-get-to-cache would be nice for folks to find in the city. I had a wild idea and since I run the company that owns this property, I didn’t have any problem getting permission.”

Jeep’en Jumpers “wild idea” turned into a geocache that’s a regional favorite. Sea Shells – TB Stop & Go has racked up more than 70 Favorite Points. The cache page encourages geocachers who are on the move to visit the cache before traveling. It reads, “Going on a trip? Please check back to this page and see who needs a lift.” And people have checked back. Jeep’en Jumpers says more than 1300 Travel Bugs have passed through the hotel.

The difficulty two, terrain one geocache has even been the starting geocache for a major Travel Bug race.

But Jeep’en Jumpers admits, one of the best parts of owning a giant Travel Bug hotel, are the logs. One cacher wrote, “SEA SHELLS is a destination cache, one for the TOP OF THE LIST!… Thanks for the super-fun and all you do!”

Sea Shells - TB Stop & Go

Another geocacher who logged Sea Shells  writes, “Found it with the entire extended family this morning…. what an amazing cache! And to think it even houses an ammo can…. inside it!! Kids spent almost 15 minutes exploring all the different TBs and trying to decide which would accompany us back to Alberta later this week. Thanks for the creative find!”

Jeep’en Jeepers has another creative hide. Check out his other Travel Bug hotel hiding in plain sight.

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  • Wayne43

    A “Safe Haven” for all your travel bugs.  The Yuma Event #9 will be held on February 18-19 so if you want to get a TB in motion or move some along that weekend would be an ideal time to visit.  I’ve dropped and picked up a “few” TBs from this hotel as Yuma is my “home” from late October to early April every year.  The caching community is hard to beat in this area.  Come on down for a visit!  Wayne43

  • Christopher Dale

    I can attest to everything stated in this article.  While on a recent trip to Yuma, AZ, I visited this cache and, WOW, it was awesome!  By far the largest cache I’ve ever found, and likely will ever find.  There were travel bugs that were wanting to go every which way.  If you are in the area, you need to get a smiley for this visit!

  • Gr8grandpa2

    I have been traveling and geocaching for over 8 years and have found many nice travel bug hotels.  But none of them compare to the size and setup of Sea Shell — TB Stop and Go motel.  The one thing I really like is that the cache is divided up into areas like North, South, West and East.   That makes it very nice for  finding a TB that is marked to go to a specific part of the country.  Stop by and drop and pick a TB and keep it moving. 

  • Bill Bennett

    When we started caching back in 2008 this was one of our first stops. Had trouble working the combination to get into it but finally zipo and our eyes were opened. We were quite impressed with the number and differant Travel Bugs in side. The construction was very well done. In all of our travels we always try to look up any T.B. Hotels and have never seen one that is equal to this one. Come to Yuma,Arizona and see for your selves. There is a ton of caches and one of the finest Event in the country. February 18-19,2012 you won’t be disappointed

  • Uws22

    My first travel bug found was here…  and made multiple stops through the years.  Even stopped again on a visit in September after moving 2000 miles away.

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  • Made it here while in town for the mega! AWESOME cache! in now has over 230 fav points!