Winner Winner Geocache Dinner! — Wheel of Fortune … Spins (GC282CQ) — Geocache of the Week

Give it a spin! Photo by geocacher Team Goju

Give it a spin! Photo by geocacher Team Goju

Geocache Name:

Wheel of Fortune … Spins (GC282CQ)

 

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

3.5/3.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Finding a geocache can be as simple as walking to a location and looking down. But after a while, it’s natural to want to change it up—even make it more difficult. With this geocache, you won’t have to solve a word puzzle to make the find, but you will have to spin the wheel. Around the edges of this spinning contraption, loosely based on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune”, are many containers—only one of which holds the logbook. Make the hike, give the wheel a spin and see if you’re lucky enough to find it on the first spin!

 

What the geocache owner, dex4, has to say:

“I found a large discarded wooden cable spool on the side of the road in Burlington Ontario. I brought it home and separated the 2 large round spools. I searched for small cans of paint the same colors as the Geocache symbols, drew out the Geocache symbol and painted it…I drilled about 25 holes and added film containers in the holes. One container contained the log sheets…It was a “hit” with geocachers. I had some comments that the wheel did not spin.

In 2010 I painted the other spool and drilled holes for film containers and a hole in the center so it could spin. I had a location on Hyway 5 that had  abanded sign post. With the help of a ladder I managed to install the spool high on the sign post and make it SPIN. The caches require maintenance from time to time as the film container dry out and crack or fall out of their pre drilled holes.”

What geocachers are saying:

“this was the best cache I’ve found so far, quite the hike to the cache lol it was awesome!! TFTC!” – jessicaswr

“Wow did we have fun with this one. This has been on the radar for a long time and today we did it. This one gets a favorite for sure” – three-amigoz

“Dude, what a great, great cache! Very impressive. We had some fun with this one. A favourite for sure!” – thewhytes

Photos:

Wheel! Of! Geocaching! Photo by geocacher Nonsuch30

Wheel! Of! Geocaching! Photo by geocacher Nonsuch30

The wheel requires a little bit of a climb to get to. Photo by geocacher Mark0077

The wheel requires a little bit of a climb to get to. Photo by geocacher Mark0077

Two brave geocachers making the find. Photo by geocacher Superkatze

Two brave geocachers making the find. Photo by geocacher Superkatze

What is your geocaching lucky charm? Tell us and post photos in the comments.

 

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