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Jeep 4x4 Travel Bug Jeep 4x4 #4490

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Michigan, United States
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About This Item

This Jeep 4x4 Travel Bug is a two inch die-cast yellow Wrangler with an official Travel Bug tag attached (like this one!). Each Jeep 4x4 Travel Bug has a unique tracking number that leads to a custom Web page. Four thousand have been hidden in caches across the U.S. as part of the Jeep 4x4 Cache-In Adventure! Visit for more details and enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of three new Jeep 4x4s!

Tracking History (1541.9mi) View Map

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Discovered It 9/2/2017 Team Nowayman discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Write note 6/19/2009 Wee Willy posted a note for it   Visit Log

It's amazing! Every jeep (all 20) that GeoROCKS has got his hands on are no longer in circulation. Do I see a little greed here? I think not. I see a lot of greed!

Dropped Off 9/28/2006 GeoROCKS! placed it in Newton Hills Fall Event South Dakota - 1,401 miles  Visit Log
Write Jeep 4x4 Contest Essay 8/14/2004 GeoROCKS! submitted a Jeep 4x4 Cache-In contest essay for it   Visit Log

This Jeep travel bug may have saved a woman's life.

I left San Jose to hunt down a few of the Jeep travel bugs between home and Monterey. My journey was mostly aimless, but it was this travel bug that beckoned me this far from home.

I drove into Ford Ord and immediately spied a man walking toward the gate, frantically waving his arms above his head. He explained that his wife had been injured. She lay prone, resting the right side of her face in a growing pool of blood on the light grey asphalt. Several deep gashes ringed her face, and I couldn't tell whether or not the blood in her hair and helmet was from additional unseen injuries. I relayed everything to the 911 operator. While we awaited medics, "Chuck" told me neither of them had noticed the gravel-filled pit on the side of the road, and they had ridden into it at high speed, with "Vicki" getting the worst of it. When the ambulance arrived, the EMTs quickly made the decision to have her flown by rescue helicopter to San Jose.

I offered to bring their bikes and equipment home, which Chuck accepted. If I'd owned a Jeep Wrangler, I probably wouldn't have had to take apart their bicycles, cramming them into both the back seat and trunk of my Saturn sedan, lightly soiling my leather interior with chain grease and blood. I collected their belongings and tossed the whole bloody mess into my small trunk.

Vicki is recovering in critical but stable condition in Intensive Care. She was lucky that I wanted to travel into Ford Ord at that exact moment to be a part of her rescue.

Thanks to geocaching and this Jeep travel bug!

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Retrieve It from a Cache 8/14/2004 GeoROCKS! retrieved it from Garrison View California   Visit Log

Jeep number two! There's an amazing story on this one which I'll explain soon...

Dropped Off 8/11/2004 TrekkinD placed it in Garrison View California - 140.9 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/5/2004 TrekkinD retrieved it from Doctor Who? California   Visit Log

Snagged this sucker so fast it made its wheels spin!

Dropped Off 8/5/2004 MomLady placed it in Doctor Who? California   Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 7/13/2004 MomLady grabbed it   Visit Log

Wouldn't let me tag this "Grabbed It" in the previous log, so here it is now.

Write note 7/13/2004 MomLady posted a note for it   Visit Log

Arrived from Groundspeak (Thank you!) and retrieved from
my mailbox. Will start the little vehicle on its traveling journey soon.

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