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Found it Madhobbit found Exchange District

Saturday, November 25, 2006Manitoba, Canada

Madhobbit's fool-proof instructions for finding this cache:

1) Find parking. This is way harder than it should be.
2) Get to the right block, and try to use the compass and GPS combination to narrow the search area.
3) Look around for 15-20 minutes. Find nothing. Take a few pictures while you're there.
3) Get completely infuriated at your compass on the grounds that it's pointing north sometimes, but is just as willing to point northeast, northwest, south, or just about anywhere else as well. Walk to Mountain Equipment, buy a new compass.
4) Re-learn that you can't turn your GPS off when it's cold, or it won't turn back on. Go for lunch, and let the GPS warm up.
5) Back to steps 2-3. Still no luck.
6) Get annoyed at your GPS for losing satellite fixes. Reboot it. Remember that you just learned that the GPS doesn't turn on when it's cold.
7) Sweep both sides of the street, without the GPS, until you finally find it.

The punchline: I had looked directly at it very early on, and said "Nope, no cache there." My caching companion had actually picked it up, looked -under- it, and put it back, without realizing what it was. We finally found it when he decided to check there again, picked it up again, and I said "Err...I think you're holding it."

An absolutely teriffic hide. We did three urban caches today, ("Unos, dos, tres, catorce" was before this, and "Bridge Over the River ....Why?" was after) and all of them, but especially this one, caused my opinion of urban caching to go up several notches. Took Manitoba pin, added a few foreign coins, signed logbook.

[Edited to change "Took nothing" to "Took Manitoba pin"]

[This entry was edited by Madhobbit on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 8:51:11 PM.]

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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