Ahh August! Caching in the James River!

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!  It is August! The river is low, the water is warm and the sights are beautiful! Caching in the James River is fun and quite an adventure! Who has plans this month to go get to elusive level 5 caches?  Some oldies but goodies are...

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Special Sale from Delorme PN40

Delorme has a few PN40’s at $145. These are great GPS units for geocachers. You can show 1000 caches as live. It will hold multiple pocket queries.  I currently have every active cache in Virginia in the GPS. Very accurate. Topo maps of entire USA and Canada installed. Automatic syncing of found caches with...

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Blackflies to Blues mentioned on Podcacher.com

The trip by NPGlenn, Altbiers and Icefrog was covered on Podcaster.com show 378, about 18 minutes in. Thanks to ArmandRayne for submitting the journey. Podcacher.com is a very well produced podcast by a married couple in San Diego, CA.  

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VDOT answers a few questions about the ban

Below is an email response I received from VDOT on VDOT Ban on Geocaching   Dawn Eischen has asked me to thank you for and reply to your email regarding Geocaching at Virginia’s Safety Rest Areas. Below you will find responses to your questions: 1.    We understand why caches placed on guardrails and busy roads were...

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VDOT bans rest stop caches

This email was sent out to the CVGA Yahoo group this morning, thought I would share it here. Why they are doing this?  We will post answers s we find them. We’ve been advised recently that the VDOT prohibition against geocaching extends to all rest areas in Virginia.  A list of them can be...

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CVGA Hot Tow-Mater game

Current GOAL You have found the CVGA Hot Tow-Mater! This trackable is part of the summer game by the CVGA. Click here to see where he currently is About This Item Current GOAL This bug has two goals. First, to promote some friendly competition between the geocachers of CVGA. Second, to give people an...

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Time Zone Setting

While most of you probably won’t be logging a cache between Midnight and 3AM, there is a setting you still need to adjust in your geocaching personal profile. While traveling for 24 hours caching we noticed a problem of caches being logged on the wrong date. Devices used- iPhone with official geocaching app, Droid with official...

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Did you know you can send a text and get cache information?

Using TextMarks This is an SMS-based system. Send all texts to 41411 with the prefix of GEOC for geocache postings and to log geocaches. Ignore the text “Rply Y to subscribe to this TextMark.” since it is related to the Textmarks.com web site and unrelated to Groundspeak functionality. This is a “free” service for...

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NPGlenn writes about how a difficult challenge comes to fruition

On their blog’smain page, NPGlenn explains in detail of how the challenge was created and completed. http://georgehatchell.com/mainetomissouri/

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the three did it

With ten minutes to spare, npglenn, icefrog and altbiers cached in 17 states in 24 hours. They signed the log at the St. Louis arch at 11:50PM est. 23 hours and 50 minutes after their journey began.  

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3 CVGA Members out to set record

Tonight at Midnight three CVGA members will set the bar for future geocachers in a fun and unique challenge. NPGlenn, Icefrog and Altbiers, will start a 24 hour journey to cache in as many states as they can in that time frame. You can watch the Live blog at http://georgehatchell.com/mainetomissouri/ as the day unfolds. NPGlenn,”Challenges have...

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Have fun in VA State Parks this summer!

Stop and Smell the Flowers Virginia State Parks are not only a great place to enjoy nature, but are also a great place to learn about the native wildflowers of our state. Virginia is home to over 40 native species of wildflowers and many can be found in our beautiful State Parks, so dust...

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Join Geocaching Hampton Roads for their 10th Annual Picnic!

Help us make this Virginia’s FIRST Mega event! Visit THE REGISTRATION SITE and register to attend!   Watch this listing for frequent updates!When: Saturday, September 1st, 2012  Where: Newport News Park Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Who: Open to all geocachers, families, and anyone interested in geocaching. What: A social get-together to meet fellow cachers, exchange stories, learn about different...

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Tag the Group Photo!

If you are a facebook user, be sure to tag yourself in the group photo from the 2012 Richmond Rally! Click here for the link  

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