Angelfire25 and I were out finding a few of the new caches in Campbell tract today, North of the Science Center.
We were strolling down the trail and spotted a cache, I thought I had all of them in this area but this one must have been archived before I started caching. It was placed in 2003, it's a clear glass mason jar about one litre capacity. The log and everything inside were in fine shape and it has been found several times by non-cachers, signed and replaced.
The cords on the log read: N61.09.631 W149.47.812
We found it at: N61.09.850 W149.47.112
Most of the names were of cachers that have either quit, moved away, or whatever but we did spot a few names of cachers still active here. We went ahead and signed in anyway even if it can not be logged online. I'm just real curious if anyone can remember this cache or has a history on it.
Post by ladybugkids on Aug 25, 2008 6:15:54 GMT -9
Using my GSAK database, the closest cache I can come up with is the now archived "Gambling Man". The northing matches exactly, but the westing is off by 0.004', which is pretty close. It was placed 4/21/2003 and archived by Oleruns on March 24 of this year. Sketch's log on 4/22/2003 has a waypoint which exactly matches the coordinates you found written in the log book.
I can't find anything reasonably close to the coordinates where you found the container. You could ping Erik, the approver for Alaska, and see if he shows anything in his database. The original container did go missing in late 2004/early 2005 and Oleruns adopted it and replaced the container. Based on the dates in the log book you found, it sounds like you found the original container!
Geocache placement should be all about location. Please take me to an area that features a great view, a historic site, an oddity, a cool geological feature, an area of special interest, or a pleasant walk through an area I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. It doesn’t have to be a place of outstanding beauty, but it should be a cut above the ordinary and will make me say "cool!”
after throwing a study on the original logs for Gambling Man back in 03' this is infact the original container.
Lots of logs mention trade items that are still present and share some common words ect. I guess it's just geo-litter at this point though. I'll run back out there and pick it up one of these days unless someone beats me to it. There's a decent audio book in the cache but I don't own a cassette player anymore.
neat to recover such an old cache that is still in fine shape though.
I was thinking of Gambling Man also, Akbike&ski, Tundra Tim, Meljo, Deke Rivers and Akwhodini found the original cache, maybe they remember something about it? You found it a half mile away from the posted coords.
If it's too small to have a pencil in it, it shouldn't be in the woods
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