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purple_pineapple: Well past bedtime for this one! many thanks to everyone who endured the wind and rain to join us! Didn't quite work out the way we anticipated, but great to see what a hardy bunch us cachers are! 52 Attended logs on the page, and we reckon about 80 mad and wonderful people made it! Same again in 2020?!


10 Years! Epsom Downs, UK

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Hidden : Sunday, May 2, 2010
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The 'official' event photo will at 14:00, followed by cake cutting (if we get one in time!) and general fun and frivolities.

Groundspeak have suggested that cachers might want to be 'festive' - whatever that means - but silly party hats and the like would be most welcome!

We will be on site until about 5pm I guess, and the event is loggable at any time - you don't have to be there at 2pm.

There are two large, free car parks on Epsom Downs (one of the reasons we chose it). One is almost at the top coords, and you drive into the racecourse to get to it!

Keep your fingers crossed for the weather, as this event to celebrate 10 years of geocaching is on Epsom Downs! We will be here from 11am onwards, so bring a picnic, kites, model planes, frisbees, dogs, tennis balls and geokids - everyone is welcome! There are two rail stations very near, and plenty of FREE parking. There are also pubs, and an excellent circular walk of 14 caches, plus extras!

On 1st May 2000, the US Government turned off Selective Availability (SA). In doing so, the Global Positioning System was opened up to the world, as GPS receivers became accurate to 10 metres or less. Two days later, May 3rd 2000, Dave Ulmer hid the first stash, just outside Portland, Oregon It was FTF'd the day after!

The first cache in Europe was Europe's First and is still in place. Unfortunately, the first cache in England England's First is now archived, but Goldpot is hosting an event to commemorate it next week! Click Here!

This link gives a bit more history.
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Now, 10 years later, geocachers all over the world are getting together to
celebrate this first 10 Years of Geocaching. There will be hundreds of events held on 1st/2nd May 2010 to bring cachers together for this milestone in Geocaching. We hope to see you at ours for some family fun in the sun!

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



118 Logged Visits

Write note 25     Archive 1     Will Attend 38     Attended 53     Publish Listing 1     

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