TIN MAN – GC3JAY4 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 18, 2012

TIN MAN chopping down trees

Meet TIN MAN (GC3JAY4), the Geocache of the Week that answers the famous question, ‘What about the heart that you promised Tin Man?’

Thanks to Richard E, Tin Man has found his heart just outside of Albany, NY. This difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 traditional geocache has treasure hunters falling in love with the the gentle, tender, and emotional metal man.

Richard explains, “I have been a Wizard of Oz fan since childhood, never missing the yearly showing on TV. The Tin Man is my favorite character.” Richard’s love for the movie and geocaching inspired him to build a life-size Tin Man with “a moving heart that is activated by opening the door on his chest.”

The cache is a big hit among Premium Member geocachers, whether or not they consider themselves a fan of The Wizard of Oz. Nearly 80 Premium Members have logged this cache and awarded it 64 Favorite Points since the cache was published less than six months ago.

With Geocaching.com’s request, Richard agreed to temporarily grant access to basic members for an opportunity to view and find this clever creation.

Fully decorated ammo can

The cache logs are filled with excitement and gratitude from the community. One geocacher who logged “TIN MAN” writes, “What more can be said – just look at the favorite percentage on this cache – 98% at the time of this log. I’d give it two if I could! Without a doubt the most unique cache I’ve ever encountered! Great workmanship and creativity. Very impressive.”

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Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com

TIN MAN enjoying the company of geocachers


  • This cache is awesome! Richard E put a lot of work into this and it shows!

  • bgunnells

    Way Cool!!!! Just last week I was wondering if Tin Man had been nominated. Congrats Richard E!

  • Geosliders

    This is a GREAT cache, we loved the Tin Man and the cache container. Great work from a great cacher.

  • I can not wait to get back up to NY and get this cache! And visit my father! The cache owner is my dad! Congrats Dad on the awesome cache!

  • TeeDee

    Very well deserved “cache of the week” . This cache is awesome!

  • Congratulations Richard E!

  • Can’t Find Diddly

    Congrats Richard! Definitely my favorite!

  • Billvp913

    Congrats Richard! This cache certainly deserves it!!!!

  • I wanted to get here last fall when I was in the area but ran out of time. I was back again this weekend and decided to put time in my schedule to visit the Tin Man. He did not disappoint. Amazing and beautiful – I was very excited to see him!