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Jeeocaching

Don't worry. I already fired off a blast to the editors about helping promote the perception that offroading = jeep.

This article is about two hobbies I enjoy. If you don't know anything about geocaching, check here for some info.

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The wife just got me a GPS Wednesday. I've been wanting one for a while to use up in the glaciers and for caching. I'll be caching here in Iceland very soon.
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Once the new rig is done... I'm definately getting into geocaching. Right now though every spare cent is going to the rig so no GPS for me yet.

Daxe, have you been actively geocaching throughout the winter?
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GPS = prounounced "JeeP S"?
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Thinking of heading out on Sunday with Jimbo now that the snow is gone.Like to at least find the cache near his school.There is also a meet and great cache style at a local resturant on Wed. May head up there as well. Jim
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Daxe, have you been actively geocaching throughout the winter?

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Nope. I have done two caches (notice the E at the end Jim...) in the last month or so, but only because they were new and didn't require me to go very far. One was in a Walmart parking lot.

I don't like winter and basically stay inside as much as possible. Plus, some of this stuff is hard enough to locate, never mind having to dig through snow to find it. Ugh.

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I have been geocaching for 4yrs now. It would be nice to have a listing of only caches that can be accessed by 4x4's.
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Hey Suzuki1750,

My family and I have been at it since spring of '03 and we have 120 something finds so far. I agree on the 4x4-friendly cache listings, except it wouldn't be too long before the 'trails' used for he caches got overrun with drunken yahoos ruining everything and leaving piles of beer bottles everywhere.

One of my favorite 4x4 cache stories is about a local one called "The Peak." My family and I were out in my Geo Cacher (tracker) and went to find this one. The previous logs noted that you could get within 1/4 of mile of the cache by car or something like that.

The path up to it is a wide, flat, winding, unpaved, steep mountain road. It eventually turns off the road onto a pretty bumpy, steep dirt road strewn and embedded with rocks, which gets progressively more challenging.

It was at this point where I found a [email protected]@p Wrangler TJ parked, the occupants clearly having lost the desire to drive any farther along the path. After a brief hop out to check the road ahead, I took my non-lifted tracker on 30s right past the frightened [email protected]@p and on up the trail.

To be fair, I did eventually stop farther up the way when presented with some rocky ledges I knew the Tracker didn't have a prayer of getting over, but i was only 500 feet from the cache, not 1/4 of mile.

I returned a few weeks later driving my Samurai with my 7 year old daughter along for the ride and drove right up the steps and the rest of the way. I parked on top of the mountain and walked to the cache in about 5 seconds.

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I agree about the drunks, but depending where you select a spot to hide one, you might have good success. Turkey Bay OHV area in Land Between the Lakes would be a great spot. You have to pay to wheel there. Badlands Offroad park would be another spot, but would have to get permission from the owners and payto get in. Coal creek mining area, Rockport offroad park, Tellico OHV area, Several places out in Moab. There would be endless places to hide one in public land that is accessable to 4x4s. also, if you are hidding a cache, place some trashbags in it so people can pick up some trash on the way out. Kind of a "kill two birds with one stone" type of thing.
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Im lazy and dont want to read. Is a cache a real thing or jus a point on the gps.
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