I was looking at the geocaching.com website and saw a listing for Extreme Geocaching. So after reading about a family that found geocaches in 6 countries in 1 day I saw they have a Geocache of the Week catagory as well. Did you know there is a geocache on the International Space Station? I doubt I will get that one anytime soon.
Yes, I watched that cache being advertised on the national forums prior to the launch. Cool idea. Nice that they were able to get permission to keep the cache at the final landing site.
That wasn't the first cache of that type though. There's one on the Left Coast as well; pretty sure it's in California and I remember reading something about one being lofted via high-power civilian rocket instead of the balloon method.
The 2 caches published by the astronaut (one in the space station and the other at the bottom of the ocean where it was placed by deep sea submersible) are, IMHO, silly novelties that never should have been published. They are not accessible by the average, or even the extreme cacher, under any means.
Anyone know anything about these high-altitude balloons?
Seems like Alaska has great opportunity for this with the large park areas where the landing site is guaranteed to be public property if the launch site is figured out correctly.
Of course you could very easily end up with a cache that has a 4.5-star terrain rating, especially in the Chugach Park. There are other tracts of public land that might make for easier access. The Caribou Hills and the Eureka areas come to mind, though you'd still end up quite some distance off the road.
Post by davemeister on Jan 18, 2011 17:11:52 GMT -9
I dunno, what the heck, there is a chance (albeit a tiny one) of getting these caches. Not sure I want to spend the $$$$$ to hunt for the submerged cache. I agree that these are novelty caches but were placed at the location by a geocacher so by that thought alone I agree with the reviewer.
Really funning as one of my co-workers is building a rocket and wants to place a payload in it and make me find it with some sort of transmitter to recover it. He has been toying with me tellng me it is going to be a geocache. So don't tell him. I don't want to have to rent a bunch of gear to recover it!
What do you mean you found it already... I looked in that location, are you saying I am blind...! Just my luck... li1gray
Ha, rocketry was my "original" hobby from childhood. Haven't done much with it for the last several years, but I still have all the gear, lots of rockets gathering dust, and a magazine full of rocket motors. Always wanted to graduate from mid-power up to high-power (which requires licensing), but there were no options in Alaska for doing that.
I doubt anyone will remember, but Conoco-Phillips did a series of commercials about a dozen years ago, one of which showed a father and his child launching a large red rocket in their backyard. I was actually contracted by the film company as their "rocket guy" and custom built the 2 rockets we used during the filming. We flew them about a half dozen times from the backyard of a Conoco-Phillips executive's house on the bluff in Kenai. It was pretty cool to be involved with that (by involved I mean I did everything except for pushing the launch button, which we actually let the "actors" do during the filming).
Wow - that's a cool connection! I've launched a few with the kids doing scouting stuff. So... how far does mid-power allow you to range?
Ammocanitarian/Earthcachenarian, but tolerant of other Ways to GeoSmiley enhancement...
Benchmark hunting - an exercise in accuracy, or best of all a challenging histo-archaeological time-travel geo-puzzle. Both versions let you reach out and touch a datum point on the Earth's surface, measured across three dimensions as well as the planet's gravity and magnetic fields.
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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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