We survived GeocoinFest 2009! We had a great time, met many cachers new to us, and saw an amazing amount of geocoins. Some of which even returned to Alaska with us. According to one of the organizers 522 cachers signed the Event log book and he knew of others who somehow missed finding the log book. (It was out in the open on a table.) Including the inventory brought by the exhibitors they estimate there was in excess of 2 MILLION DOLLARS in geocoins at the event on Saturday.
We especially enjoyed a couple of the Event caches they set up. One was like a mini version of Little Pictures of Anchorage or UAA Pictures except they gave you the coordinates and you had to match what you saw with the pictures they provided. WAS NOT SO SIMPLE! It was often possible to see more than one of the pictures from the coordinates. The other had you running around on different stations of the light rail system trying to find clues and physical caches near the station where there were stamps hidden to prove you found the cache.
We even had the chance to play with the new DeLorme gps on Saturday. Boy is it hard to use a gps you know nothing about with just minimal guidance. Just doesn't do things the way the one you're used to does. The volunteers manning the DeLorme booth also had limited experience with the gps so they weren't much help. We eventually figured it out and actually found something with it.
All in all this was quite the experience. My temporary mobility impairment resulted in less total cache finds for the trip than we had originally hoped for but we did alright. (Opinions may vary.) Someone wrote in his Event log that they found 203 caches in 13 hours the day of the event. Must not have spent much time at the event.
Post by ladybugkids on Oct 19, 2009 20:41:44 GMT -9
Glad you had a good time!
NorthWes, Scobey, PedalPushin and I attended the first GeocoinFest in Temecula, California, in February 2007. Perhaps the best part of the event was meeting up with some local cachers and night caching after the event broke up. Back then, the event fit into a local park community center. Not any more!!!
GeoWoodstock is going to be in Washington State in 2010. It's even bigger than the CoinFest.
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patrick1956: Hello, I am from Belgium and my cache name is Patrick1956.Me and my wife we love to find caches in Belgium and also the places we go on holiday. This summer my wife comes on holiday to Alaska in July.So she hopes to find a few.
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sethgeo: Anyone out there?
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sethgeo: we found a cache on the Russian Kenai River and are curious about it.
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sethgeo: We are from Florida and Michigan
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TheFirefly: Hi Sethgeo! I don't know that I can help you with a Russian/Kenai River cache, but who knows? Go for it! :-)
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ladybugkids: Found a pair of reading glasses on Powerline Trail near intersection with Campbell Gorge Rim Trail. Left in "Lost and Found" basket on post at intersection of Silver Fern and Gasline trails.
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