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Travel Bug Dog Tag Cheechako

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Sunday, 30 June 2002
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Current Goal

Cheechako would like to travel from geocache to geocache. Starting his journey in June 2002, his biggest wish was to make it to Alaska someday. On March 6th 2004, after 616 days and 12,051 miles he actually managed to reach that goal!

Now, after more than two years of travelling in the Great State of Alaska, enjoying countless adventures with local Alaskan cachers, Cheechako has decided to come home. If you can, please bring him back to Europe and the Netherlands.

About This Item

Cheechako  Pronounced chee-CHA-ko, or chee-CHA-ker by some old-time Alaskans, the word means tenderfoot or greenhorn. According to The Chinook Jargon a 1909 dictionary of the old trading language used by traders from the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 1800s, the word cheechako comes from combining the Chinook Indian word chee, meaning new, fresh or "just now," with the Nootka Indian word chako, which means to come, to approach or to become.

From The Alaska Almanac, 19th edition

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    Tracking History (18083.6mi) View Map

    Discovered It 06/02/2018 Rose38 discovered it   Visit Log

    Es konnten viele TBs beim Mega in Vogtland Discovert werden.
    Danke fürs zeigen

    Retrieve It from a Cache 08/14/2006 jelman retrieved it from O'HARE Travel Bug Resort & Spa Illinois   Visit Log

    Cheers! I am going to Amsterdam on business in a few weeks, and maybe just London sooner. I'll research drop-offs in the next few days and make the drop shortly thereafter.

    Dropped Off 08/13/2006 rocky is a very good doggie placed it in O'HARE Travel Bug Resort & Spa Illinois - 745.16 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 08/07/2006 rocky is a very good doggie retrieved it from Stony Brook Park Connecticut   Visit Log

    I can take this near the busiest airport in the U.S. Will do my best to further this mission.

    Dropped Off 07/02/2006 apschmaltz placed it in Stony Brook Park Connecticut - 2,406.6 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 06/16/2006 apschmaltz retrieved it from Narbeck Pen and Pencil Cache Washington   Visit Log

    Moving it along

    Dropped Off 06/02/2006 SuperCritical placed it in Narbeck Pen and Pencil Cache Washington - 32.54 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 05/29/2006 SuperCritical retrieved it from Little Blue Dog Washington   Visit Log

    I am not planning a trip to Alaska soon, but will move you to somewhere else in Washington state.

    Dropped Off 05/25/2006 sciuchetti placed it in Little Blue Dog Washington - 1.2 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 05/22/2006 sciuchetti retrieved it from At the Movies Washington   Visit Log

    Got him...not going to Alaska now but will move him along.

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