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Event Cache

WWFM IV - Prof. SH's 50th Backwards Birthday Bash

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Hidden : Saturday, November 8, 2008
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Come help Professor Shorthair celebrate his 50th birthday with a World Wide Flash Mob event in Atlanta's Candler Park.

Okay, I couldn't resist. When I heard that the fourth Podcacher World Wide Flash Mob event would take place on my 50th birthday, I decided to throw a backwards birthday party. What's a backwards birthday party? I'll celebrate my 50th by giving you a present. You might get a geocoin, a pathtag, some geo-gear, a CD, or some absolute junk. But who knows? You might get lucky.

And yes, of course there will be cake involved.

Before 1:00 PM, gather discreetly around the above coordinates, which are on the Candler Park Drive side of the park. At exactly 1:00, Professor Shorthair will blow the whistle and we will quickly assemble at the top of the steps and proceed down the sidewalk to the area between the pool and the soccer field. The coordinates for the second location are:

N 33 45.986
W 084 20.273.

Here we'll sign the log sheets, get presents, have cupcakes, and take a group picture. At exactly 1:15 PM, Professor Shorthair will blow the whistle to mark the end of the event. At that point, everyone is free to mingle, tell lies, go home, or go caching.

There is a parking lot in the park, but you can also park on most of the streets around the park, including Candler Park Drive. This is a cache-rich area; there are 18 caches within a mile of the event, from micros to ammo boxes to... well, some are rixart caches, so who knows?

This event is being held in conjunction with the World Wide Flash Mob, a global 15-minute flash mob event. For more info, see Also check out the bookmark list for other WWFM events.

If you plan to attend, please post a "will attend" note with the number of attendees so I can buy you all presents.

Update - 10/29/08: I have been preparing backwards birthday presents for everyone who has said they will attend. You'll get a WWFM IV pathtag; teams/couples will get a WWFM and a GGA pathtag. I'll continue getting these ready for folks who sign up until I run out. In addition, there will be a geocoin drawing featuring several Professor Shorthair coins, an unactivated GGA 7th Anniversary coin, a beautiful copper Geomuse coin (with stained glass inserts), and a rare Mertat coin.

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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