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CSG Show #33 – Video of 10 Years! Greeley, Co event

Art and Karen take a trip to Greeley to celebrate 10 years of geocaching.  We met many cachers and what had to be the biggest, heaviest travel bug we have ever seen.

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CSG Show #32 – The next ten years

Art and Karen celebrate 10 Years! in Greeley

Flickr Photo Set

Welcome to the Colorado Springs Geocaching Examiner

Whibbit now available for alpha testing

Improved map controls for Garmin Handhelds

Geocaching and your Scouting Program course in Denver

Garmin to introduce android based phone for T-Mobile users

GPS games Geodashing

10 Years! pictures on Flickr

We were at the 10 Years event in Greeley – video for show #33

Unusual Travel items

Pocket query limits increased – they may not be automatically e-mail to you.

Pathfinder’s Geocaching Honors requirements

Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad

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Were event cache guidelines ignored?

Groundspeak recently published event cache GC27P27 – Going Ape This event is one of the many front end events leading up to Geowoodstock VIII. What caught my eye, was this event cache was to ‘Take a scenic hike to the last remaining Project APE cache in the United States – Mission 9: Tunnel of Light (GC1169)’

The ‘Project APE’ cache is the last remaining one in North America. These caches were used in promotion of the 2001 remake of ‘Planet of the Apes’  The caches also originally contained props from the film.

Almost immediately, more then a few ‘danger, danger, Will Robinson’s’ went off in my head.  I headed for the guidelines for placement of event caches and found the following.

Event caches are gatherings that are open to all geocachers and which are organized by geocachers. While a music concert, a garage sale, an organized sporting event, a ham radio field day or a town’s fireworks display might be of interest to a large percentage of geocachers, such events are not suitable for submission as event caches because the organizers and the primary attendees are not geocachers. In addition, an event cache should not be set up for the sole purpose of drawing together cachers for an organized hunt of another cache or caches. Such group hunts are best organized using the forums or an email distribution list.

So the next question, is why and how this is approved, when the guidelines clearly state this cache should not have been approved from the start?  I understand the ‘special nature’ of this event, as they are trying to mitigate environmental concerns and it is around a mega event.  But in my mind, this event clearly breaks those guidelines.

What are your thoughts.  Are the guidelines not enforced consistently?

CSG Show #31 – terracaching and navicaching

Art and Karen review two geocaching sites that are not getting the attention they deserve.

Welcome new listeners from New Zealand

Listener feedback

Water cooler question for next show – what one piece of advice would you give a new cacher?

BSA geocaching Merit badge – feedback

Final official BSA geocaching merit badge requirements issued 4/12/2010

Girl Scout Merit Bage requirement for ‘Hi-tech hide and seek’

Follow-up of geocache ban in NC forests

Geocaching App for ipad

Darrylw4 review of Magellan Explorist GC

navicache

Terracaching

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