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Travel Bug Dog Tag Uncle Elwyn

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Sunday, August 18, 2002
New York, United States
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In McLaughlin Hill

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Current GOAL

Travel through each of the fifty states. (District of Columbia too!)

About This Item

Packed and ready to go!

This travel bug is a small mason jar, filled with a portion of my Uncle Elwyn's remains. He passed away recently and asked that his remains be spread in the wilderness. This seemed a fitting way to do just that. (To ensure there are enough ashes to make it to every state, please use the spoon provided.)

Uncle Elwyn was always an adventurer, proud that he had hiked all 50 states. He loved to hike, camp and fish - plus he was quite the musician. Unfortunately Geocaching came along too late for Uncle Elwyn. He was about 45, well maybe 55, 60. I'm not sure. (Once he mixed me a drink, I was about 5 years old - it was Kool-Aid and pop, I thought that was cold. Cold meaning good, cold's supposed to be bad ... ah nevermind.)

As far as regulations in regards to scattering ashes, here is some information from "Most laws surrounding funeral service are based on public health. Once a body has been cremated, there are no public health concerns. Therefore, there are no requirements (or laws) with regards to handling cremated remains."

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Any photos or stories are of course appreciated.


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General Location

Arizona 4/4/04 Dr Webe Sun City West, Surprise, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe and Phoenix
California 2/28/04 ShowStop Malibu Creek State Park
Colorado 5/1/04 3cacheteers Rifle Falls
Pennsylvania 8/15/03 white skunk and redbull13 Interstate 79
Maryland 7/26/04 Little Foot's Backbone Mt.
Nevada 3/28/04 Dr Webe Desert, Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam
New York 7/26/03 Dekaner Allegany State Park - Quaker Beach
North Carolina 8/20/03 white skunk and redbull13 Interstate 77 Welcome Center
Ohio 8/18/04 kiawa Lake Shore Park
Pennsylvania 8/18/04 kiawa Unknown
Tennessee 9/27/04 fly46 Unknown
Virginia 8/20/03 white skunk and redbull13 Interstate 77 and 81

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Tracking History (76120.3mi) View Map

Dropped Off 1/3/2019 Mordenpool placed it in McLaughlin Hill New Jersey - 12.48 miles  Visit Log

Uncle Elwyn has chosen this quiet family burial site on the McLaughlin family farm as his final resting spot. He has accomplished his goal of visiting all the states, except Alaska.

Only if you can take him to Alaska should you disturb him by removing this TB.

  • The deer stand on the way to McLaughlin Hill
Discovered It 1/1/2019 raritan discovered it New Jersey   Visit Log

Discovered at GC80D72. I certainly hope this one gets up to Alaska 😊🍀

Discovered It 1/1/2019 Piney33 discovered it   Visit Log

Well, this was probably one of the strangest, yet most interesting TB's I've seen. Discovered at GC80D72. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on reaching Alaska.

Visited 1/1/2019 Mordenpool took it to Central Jersey Geocachers 1st Event of 2019 New Jersey - 86.96 miles  Visit Log

Uncle Elwyn got to meet a lot of nice geocachers today.

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Discovered It 1/1/2019 KMCRVGeocaching discovered it   Visit Log

Just plan weird...

Visited 12/29/2018 Mordenpool took it to The Lion Delaware - 1.84 miles  Visit Log

Nice playground in the Hood

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/29/2018 Mordenpool retrieved it from "Your Key To Cache" Delaware   Visit Log

Taking Elwyn to a cool place for his Delaware resting place..

Discovered It 12/29/2018 carnigrewal discovered it Delaware   Visit Log

Very interesting!

Write note 12/27/2018 mudsneaker posted a note for it   Visit Log

The remains of the dearly departed have almost completed his dreams, One State left!!

Remaining states for Elwyn to visit:
District of Columbia (not really a state)

Foreign Countries Visited:

Dropped Off 12/26/2018 antbedy placed it in "Your Key To Cache" Delaware - 438.34 miles  Visit Log

I helped Uncle Elwyn Log his 49th state and I’m leaving him here in hopes he can hitch a ride to Alaska. Nice traveling with you!

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