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ClayJar: Well, as much as I loved AlaskaQuest 2004, it seems the time has come to archive. "...miles to go before I sleep."

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ClayJar's AlaskaQuest 2004

A cache by ClayJar Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Thursday, June 17, 2004
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

It's the world's first and only 10,000-mile event cache! Sign up today! (Registration instructions below.)

The world's first 10,000-mile event cache, ClayJar's AlaskaQuest 2004, departs from Baton Rouge, LA, on June 17, 2004. If you are (or can be) along the route outlined below, you are welcome to join in for this exciting event. Register a stop, chase the event down (within the speed limit and all applicable laws), or even sneak a log in during the night. Any way you log it, ClayJar's AlaskaQuest 2004 is bound to add a little variety to your caching experience.

Tracking:

Online tracking is available on ClayJar's AlaskaQuest 2004 Tracking Page. If you need to get a message to the event once it's underway, go to the geocaching chat and find one of the AlaskaQuest support cachers. If you're meeting at a waypoint (or catching the event on the road), use FRS/GMRS channel 2 and you should hear the event on final approach. Alternately, if you are trying to catch the event on the road, there will be GMRS radios riding along to give you as much of a detection radius as possible.

Late Registration:

Registration is not required, but it will make logging this one-of-a-kind event cache much easier. To register for this event cache...

  1. Choose a rest stop along the itinerary listed below (obviously, it should be accessible from the direction of travel).
  2. Get the coordinates to the rest stop (they don't need to be exact; within 1/4 mile of the rest stop would likely be adequate).
  3. Go to the geocaching chat and find one of the cachers who will be updating the AlaskaQuest 2004 tracking page. They will send it along to the event in progress and also add the waypoint information to the tracking page. Give them the following information:
    • Phone number.
      This will be used to call you when the event nears your waypoint
    • Your name.
      If we're going to call you, we need to know who we're calling (caching names are fine if the person on the phone is aware, obviously).
    • Times it's okay to call.
      We could be driving by your waypoint in the middle of the night, so tell us what times/days are reasonable for you being called.
    • Coordinates of the stop.
      Obviously, you have to tell us where the stop is.
    • Description of the stop.
      If it's the rest stop at mile 457 of I-10 in Texas, say that so we can put it in the list.
Late registrations through the AlaskaQuest 2004 tracking support cachers will not be posted on the cache page (it's not under their accounts), but they will be listed on the tracking page.

Itinerary:

Northbound:
   I-10 from Baton Rouge, LA, to Los Angeles, CA
I-5 from Los Angeles, CA, through Seattle, WA, to Canada
BC 99 through Vancouver, BC, and along the Sea to Sky Highway to Cache Creek, BC
BC 97 N to the Alaska Highway (junction at Dawson Creek, BC)
Alaska Highway to Delta Junction, AK
AK 2 N (Richardson Hwy) to Fairbanks
AK 2 N (Elliot Hwy) to AK 11 N (Dalton Hwy)
AK 11 N (Dalton Hwy) to the Arctic Circle
Turning Around:
Arctic Crossing [GC94D4]
Southbound:
AK 11 N (Dalton Hwy) to AK 2 N (Elliot Hwy)
AK 2 N (Elliot Hwy) to Fairbanks
AK 2 N (Richardson Hwy) to the Alaska Highway (junction at Delta Junction, AK)
Alaska Highway to Dawson Creek, BC
BC 2 to AB 43 (near Tupper, BC, and Demmitt, AB)
AB 43 to Hwy 16A E
Hwy 16A E to AB 2 S (junction at Edmonton, AB)
AB 2 S to Crowsnest Hwy 3
Crowsnest Hwy 3 to AB 4 S (junction at Lethbridge, AB)
AB 4 S to US border
I-15 to Salt Lake City, UT
I-80 to Cheyenne, WY
I-25 to Denver, CO
I-70 from Denver, CO, to I-35
I-35 to Dallas, TX
I-20 to Shreveport, LA
I-49 to Lafayette, LA
I-10 to Baton Rouge, LA

Registered rest stops:

Northbound:
   Louisiana
   N 30° 27.246 W 091° 08.359
   Home sweet waypoint. I-10, exit 155.
   ClayJar
Texas
   N 30° 07.636 W 093° 42.095
   Travel Information Center at Orange. I-10 W, exit 879.
   Mudfrog and Chicken
New Mexico
Arizona
California
   N 34° 04.327 W 117° 32.753
   Shep [GCHWZW], Los Angeles (area), I-10.
   Cachefan
   N 34° 11.160 W 118° 18.910
   "Koo Koo Roo" restaurant (or the vicinity), Burbank Blvd. exit, I-5 N.
   DeadReckoner
   N 37° 49.557 W 121° 17.173
   Don't Panic [GC4140], Lathrop, I-5 N, Exit 244B.
   Beckerbuns
   N 38° 36.293 W 121° 31.050
   ClayJar Comes to Sacramento [GCJM0M], Sacramento, I-5.
   MikieP
   N 38° 53.244 W 121° 58.590
   Dunnigan Rest Area, I-5 N.
   GeoWorms
   N 39° 45.011 W 122° 12.171
   "The Berry Patch", SR-32 / Chico exit, Orland, I-5.
   Ed & Julie
Oregon
   N 42° 31.082 W 123° 21.812
   Lame Duck #1 ( I-5 rest stop) [GCHY25], Manzanita Rest Area, I-5 N.
   blazerfan
   N 45° 17.460 W 122° 24.800
   ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE [GCGV0P], (where it all began), something like 20 miles from I-5.
   (um, everyone?)
Washington
   N 47° 16.293 W 122° 18.833
   I Hate I-5 XXV (Feral Way) [GC3D93:Archived], SeaTac rest area, I-5 N, Mile 140.
   Wander Lost
LindaLu
travisl
   N 48° 10.080 W 122° 11.461
   I Hate I-5 Northbound (bugs, Bugs, BUGS!) [GCHM3K], Smokey Point Rest Stop, I-5 N, Mile 207.
   Right Wing Wacko
Team SuperGenius (Pepper)
British Columbia
   N 49° 21.187 W 123° 10.658
   North from the Cypress Bowl exit of Hwy 1.
   MrGigabyte
Yukon Territory
   N 60° 48.522 W 135° 12.372
   Junction of the Alaska (1) and Klondike (2) highways.
   Gonzo-YT
Alaska
   N 64° 02.029 W145° 43.689
   Delta Junction Visitor Center, junction of highways 2 and 4, end of Alaska Highway.
   smbass
   N 66° 33.611 W 150° 47.442
   Arctic Crossing [GC94D4], Arctic Circle, Dalton Highway.
   (Well, there's the sign there, eh?)
Southbound:
Alaska
Yukon Territory
British Columbia
Alberta
Montana
   N 46° 00.668 W 112° 31.080
   First In Butte [GC9EB8], Butte, MT.
   Jennifer&Dean
Idaho
Utah
Wyoming
Colorado
   N 39° 54.607 W 104° 59.249
   Northglenn Veterans Memorial [GCHHJY], I-25.
   Cameltrekor
Kansas
   N 38° 29.195 W 097° 37.152
   ..a fun stop on a geo-expedition [GCE45D], about 30 miles south of Salina, KS, I-35.
   carleenp
   N 37° 56.070 W 097° 19.691
   About 10 miles north of Wichita, I-135 S.
   clearpath
Oklahoma
   N 35° 35.649 W 097° 26.085
   Oklahoma: A Tale of 2-Territories [GCGCHQ], I-35, exit 137.
If the visitor center is closed, there is a parking lot on the NE side of the I-35/122nd St. cross.
A radio on FRS channel 2 may prove useful. ;)
   arkansas strickerdude
Texas
Louisiana

NOTE: This cache is a very special event that required lots of discussions, considerations, and effort before being approved. A special exception was granted by the Groundspeak crew for this event, so take the opportunity to log this one-of-a-kind event while you have the chance.

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Find...

  • 00 - Ready to departThe MicroRV filling up for the first leg.
  • 01 - Front CoverClayJar's AlaskaQuest 2004 log book.
  • 02 - Preview Weekend
  • 03 - logsRebel
  • 04 - logsAllen Lacy, Robert Lacy, Johnnie Lacy, Trailerman, erik88l-r
  • 05 - logsThe Yoyo Man, gpsfun, Lazer Blazer, Atlanta Gal
  • 06 - logsJoeBids, Birdies, Team PEZ
  • 07 - logs????, Doug's 94 & Linda, Carolina Kid & Intentions, jmtbuzz, jmtbuzz_jr, trez003, phat.bak
  • 08 - logssagebrushgirl, Hannah & the owl, KBI, Kenneth Pruett, Gift?
  • 09 - logsmushtang, sparc77, mtn-man, Penny & Chaos, Cabinwood
  • 10 - logsVacacheon, Hammerjane, Sidekicker & Family, Tram, yjjohnston, tarvol, redworm
  • 11 - logsGA Cache Cows, Thorny1, Yellow Jacket, Virginia Creeper, Deadeye Dave
  • 12 - logsBec92, Suzyqhoo, Joefrog, Bubba Cache
  • 13 - logsTheAlabamaRambler, GeoRose, ninefruits, InventorDad
  • 14 - AlaskaQuest 2004 begins!
  • 15 - logsDoc Gilbo & The Gang, Mudfrog & Chicken
  • 16 - logsLazyK, Cachefan
  • 17 - logsCknboy, Sherry Lee
  • 18 - logsNappy10, DeadReckoner, MikieP, RCGDS
  • 19 - logsBeckerbuns & Boyz, Semi-Hex, Marky and Joani, fizzymagic
  • 20 - logsSpecies5618, Jeo, sailorscodgers, Teachermom, Hynr, Bootybuddies
  • 21 - logsdacoma, jeeplife, MikieP (again), Care cachers & team kaiyous, Yalcib, Lil Devil, RCGDS, BootyBuddies
  • 22 - logsGeoWorms, MikieP (again), Mike & Gail, MikieP (again), Huntnlady
  • 23 - logsblazerfan, Iseek & Eyeseek2, Team Misguided (Misguided One, Wander Lost, Lost One), Kfam
  • 24 - logsLindaLu, blindleader, Wienerdog, Pepper (Team SuperGenius) Right Wing Wacko
  • 25 - logsTotemLake, Sparker, Team All 4 One, MysteryWoman
  • 26 - logsTBA, MrGigabyte, Mitzydog
  • 27 - logsGonzo-YT, smbass
  • 28 - logsYELLIHC (Andy & Mary)
  • 29 - logsxvampire, smores
  • 30 - logsTeam Sidewinder, Jennifer & Dean
  • 31 - logsDubl-Doodie, Bad Andy
  • 32 - logsRenegade Knight, Night Stalker, Sportstats
  • 33 - logsKeepinJeepin, Cameltrekor
  • 34 - logswebscouter, Carleenp (pika)
  • 35 - logsddirgo, clearpath
  • 36 - logsGeo*Trailblazer1, CowPatti, Darkmoon
  • 37 - logsKfishok, Arkansas Stickerdude, Joseph Stickerdude
  • 38 - logsZahrim, Akulakat, Sandbassking
  • 39 - logsGeo Dee, BigW, javaman123
  • 40 - logsDreamcacher V, HedgeHopper, MMach 5, astrojr1 & GGGrl, 9key
  • 41 - logsMark, McWeb
  • 42 - logs (and arrival back at BTR)Beat of Traal (ironic that he's on the 42nd scan, eh?), T3chman, Moonsilver
  • 43 - logs (and the camping before GWS2)CYBret, Strohem, smtycolt
  • 44 - logsThe Leprechauns
  • 45 - AlaskaQuest 2004 Victory Lapat the 2nd Annual GeoWoodstock
  • 46 - logsrobertlipe, JoGPS, Southpaw, sbux & ccca, Show Me The Cache
  • 47 - logsRogerwilco, reg3, Lady Parkwalker, Huskie from Germany, geoPirat, Geologygirl
  • 48 - logsJeepstaff & KB, Redneckson, aubrey, Momma DirtClod, Valorian, Destitute
  • 49 - logsWild_Bill, mustard devil, CCCooperAgency, we4ncs, whimseyguy
  • 50 - logssduck, ManInTheWild & Queenfish, A182pilot, BackBrakeBilly & BeterHalf, Moonsilver
  • 51 - logsEliJoMikMiNi, LadeBear68, LilAL & Sherpa Ron, keymaker, Silver_Dragon, Wolf Fang, ScoobyDoo24, Team Troglodyte, BigGlock, lil glock, sis, Murrcat, JPlus14, Twgal, RGS, sledgehampster, Bridge w/a T, Byonke, Brawnycub
  • 52 - logsSora, The Brawny Bear, Aliming & crew, myotis, baja clan, fly46, kimbyj, jadan150, salpal, HockeyChik, Deermark, Daggy, Martybine, TNLadybug & MrSimple & Kids, [someone with bad penmanship], greenback
  • 53 - logswcnut & tater, Genius Loci, KaistCSG, Keith of Keith & Co, Paddy Ye[something], Cacheguzzlers2, Bravesfan, SerinityNow, Pattytracker, TitansTopFans
  • 54 - logsThe Hobos, Nefga, The Federation, Clan barron, Paintfiction, Ice Cream Man, Ms. Ice Cream Man, Legm, DavidMal, Rippietoe, Geolookers, KlifeMan
  • 55 - logsKyVoyager, Turtle3863, LSUMonica, DiamondPirates, Jiganda, *Gln, JoA
  • 56 - logs (End of GWS2)Bubbajarv & DeeCache, rob GrannyLanni Mosestron
  • 57 - sic transit gloria cache
  • 58 - Back Cover
  • 59 - Home AgainHow do you like my brand new *round* wheels, eh?
  • 60 - ...now what?The mission accomplished, ClayJar ponders what to do next...

304 Logged Visits

Found it 220     Write note 69     Archive 1     Attended 14     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:54 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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