Line of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the Week

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The line of sight tube attached to the already deceased tree. (Don't worry, we checked.)

The line of sight tube attached to the already deceased tree. (Don’t worry, we checked.)

Geocache Name:

In the Distance (GC4JZTK)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Multi-Caches are a great challenge for any geocacher looking for a little something more than a traditional. Some multis require you to gather information at the coordinates and plug it into a formula to get the coordinates for the next stage. This multi does away with secondary coordinates altogether. Once you arrive at the first stage, you’ll have to use your keen eyesight to see where the final container lies.

What geocachers are saying:

“What a great idea for a cache. Well worth another favorite point.” – Be-con

“Awesome cache. Visiting Red Deer for centerfest and saw all the fav points. Kids are really glad we found this one. Thanks very much.” – calgaryeggheads

“I’m giving this one a favourite simply because of the novelty of it. Bravo! And a hearty well done to the cachers who’ve already been here and who haven’t been heavy handed on the first stage! Thanks for the cache.” – van der Decken

What the geocache owner, TazFour, has to say:

“The TazFour family were brainstorming about placing a new cache after a fun day of geocaching.  We wanted to place a unique cache and unlike any other we had found before.  The TazFour boys love Nerf guns and they just happened to be playing with them that evening.  They were lining up the sights on their Nerf guns on different targets and the idea popped into mind.  How about a geocache where you must spot the location of the cache container through a line of sight.  And that’s how it started.

Construction of the cache was very simple.  All we did was construct a “sight tube” using  a camo painted PVC tube  and added two crosshairs on either end of the tube by threading 2 pieces of wire through holes drilled in the tube.  The cache container is just a small, water tight cylindrical container wrapped in camo tape.  Finding a location was slightly more difficult as we needed 2 locations in close proximity.  The location of the “sight tube” needed to have a clear unobstructed view to the cache container location; as well some type of cover in the trees.  We also wanted the container to be some distance from the “sight tube”.  We knew of a nice quiet location with a nice green space and fortunately found a perfect spot.  It didn’t take long to set the sight tube and cache container.

What has been your reaction to all of the positive logs & favorite points?  –  We were really surprized by all the positive logs and favorite points!  All the great feedback has been fabulous and inspiring!  It’s really a simple cache, but it’s something different and fun.  I guess geocacher’s responded so positively because the cache is a bit unexpected for a multicache and a new adventure.   Now we need to come up with a new unique idea.

Is there anything you’d like to say to the geocaching community? – Thank you to all fellow geocach creators for all the great adventure’s your cache’s have taken us on.  There are many places we would have never discovered without your time and commitment to placing and caring for your cache’s.  The world looks a little bit different when you are a geocacher and it’s a whole lot more fun to go outside!  TFTF”

Photos:

Line it up! (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

Line it up! (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

Your geo-scope. (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

Your geo-scope. (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

You can see the final from here. (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

You can see the final from here. (No living trees were harmed during the placement of this geocache.)

 

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