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Geocaching Challenge at Nature Fest

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Hidden : Saturday, 14 October 2006
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How good are you at finding geocaches in public areas? Do you like a challenge?

Update, Final Results:

1st Place Winner:, finding seven
2nd Place Winner: cable dawg with pups, finding six
3rd Place Winner: randomgee and his brother GeeO$$$, finding six

The geocaching challenge begins at 1:00 pm (though you can arrive and participate any time after 1:00). Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to find ten different geocache containers hidden in McInnish park just for this event challenge. Simply pick up a copy of the listed coords for all ten (or more) cache containers. You will need to sign in with your geocaching name and the time you start the challenge (I will have an "official timekeeping device" that will be used, not just anybody's watch). All ten containers will be hidden somewhere in the park, this one day only. You must use ultimate stealth in claiming each of these finds. Each container will have a code that you need to get (it won't be fair if you share it with anyone else) and return to the geocaching booth with. Because of the number of geocachers anticipated at the event, everyone will not need to start the challenge exactly at 1:00. (Obviously, to keep hunters from stumbling over each other, it's better if their start is as staggered as much as possible.) You have to return to the event table ("Geocaching Booth") by 4:00 pm with ten codes from the different cache containers to complete the challenge. Best times win the prize of ... well, you just have to show up to find out what the prizes are, now, won't you.

You can hunt for the different caches after 4:00 pm, but to be eligible for any prizes you must be finished and back by 4:00.

At 4:05 pm winners will be announced. For now, winners do not need to be present to win, but this may change. Also, if a "team" is awarded a prize, the entire team will share in the one prize. Stay tuned for details. (Team membership may be limited to a small given number of people.)

Please note that the City of Carrollton's Elm Fork Nature Preserve will be hosting their Annual Elm Fork Nature Fest at the same time as our event. They are focussing on environmental-friendly information, education, entertainment, hikes, booths and exhibits for the entire family. The Nature Fest will provide new exposure to the Elm Fork Nature Preserve. The Preserve is located within McInnish Sports Complex off of Sandy Lake road, one mile west of I-35E and offers nature hikes and a wide variety of environmentally educational programs year-round. To see the Carrollton Parks and Recreation web page about this event, click here.

Beginning at 10:00 am, there's going to be a lot of other stuff going on with the Nature Fest, so plan on arriving early and staying a while to look around. The geocaching booth itself will be a travel bug / geocoin trading post, so bring all of your trade items just for the fun of it. Hey, I will even have some of my custom made geocache containers here to trade, so bring your special kind of camoed caches along for the event. Plan to arrive early and stay late, just for the visit.

On a side note, If I can have a couple geocachers for different hours of the day to help man the booth, visit with any geomuggles, log in and out any travel bugs, geocoins, and cache containers, pass out information (you know, sit, visit, and hand out stuff) that would be great. I will be there all day, but it would be more fun for everyone if there could be two or three other geocachers there at any given time throughout the day. I have four lawn chairs that I will be bringing along for seating, and an ice chest that will be full of water bottles for those that participate. This is not required as part of the event, but you know it is always fun to sit and visit about geocaching with each other. See the list below; I will keep it up to date.

TIME Geocacher(s)
10:00 - 11:00 "DayHunters"
11:00 - 12:00 kd&prettierhalf,
12:00 - 1:00 treasurenut,
1:00 - 2:00 Geocacher(s)
2:00 - 3:00 Geocacher(s)
3:00 - 4:00 caveman2040
Prime Suspect where needed
There can be more than one
geocacher per time slot.

Okay, so what am I forgetting. I know there's got to be something. There are a couple legit geocaches in the area (one very near where the booth will be located), so that you're not in the area for just this event cache. And no, you don't have to stay all day.

Some of you may be dissapointed that I haven't corelated this event with an episode from any of the Star Trek television series. After reading through all the information above, I chose not to. There's too much information already. Don't hesitate to email me with questions, and for those of you with my cell phone number, please call at your convenience. See you here, October 14th.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Again, the Preserve is located within McInnish Sports Complex off of Sandy Lake road, one mile west of I-35E. Our booth is very near Rowdy Bunch's "Kodak Picture Spot" (GCRBCY).]

Decryption Key


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