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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We spent the afternoon hiking about a bit in the Kickapoo Reserve, since a bunch of new caches have been placed down there. We left four for the fall, but still got 17. We didn't even get down there until noon, it's about an hour's drive back home and we were home by 5.

Contrast this with the caches that were in the Reserve when we started. There were 10. Five are still active. It took us 4-5 different trips to find all of them back then. Today, we kind of deliberately did some ridiculously unnecessary bushwhacking to a couple, just for old times' sake.

The game, it has indeed changed.

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm really getting tired of everyone posting things like this about all of these great places to visit. How am I supposed to find time to visit them all? Now I have to put this area on our to do list. We are getting closer to your part of the state gradually. Today we visited Wildcat Mountain and Mill Bluff State Parks. Only found about 20 caches today. Talked some more about getting kayaks today.
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Heck, we weren't far from each other, then! Too bad we didn't know. Both of those areas are great, but we've got a soft spot for Wildcat and the Reserve, because those were some of our first caches outside our immediate area that showed us wonderful places close to home.

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JimandLinda
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I popped into Wildcat SP last Monday, just to enjoy the view!
 
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Team Honeybunnies
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wildcat's a great place! My first visit was while the missus was still finishing her degree, and I was caching alone in the winter with the snow coming down hard. Real hard. I couldn't get my little Pontiac Sunfire up the entrance road and had to settle for just one cache that wasn't accessed from the top. One of the old Cat caches.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

JimandLinda wrote:
I popped into Wildcat SP last Monday, just to enjoy the view!


did you do the two cache rescues there???



Gwyn, in reply to your observation, it does seem that things have changed.
Geocaching itself is now more promoted than it was 6-7 years ago. That promotion has included the idea that geocaching is for everyone, and with that, it seems to come with the idea that everyone should be able to find every cache. The rare high D/T rated caches are still being placed but pale in number to the 1.5/1.5 caches that get stuck everywhere a film canister can fit.

(note: not meaning to sound as though geocaching is not for everyone but it was kind of neat when it was like a secret club)

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JimandLinda
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My visit was spur-of-the-moment, Rat. Good thing I didn't go for the CRs, as jar42 got them!
 
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beccaday
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

All the talk about the old days makes me wish I had discovered caching a little earlier. But I don't know that I was missing out too much, I was still wandering through the woods, just didn't stop to look for containers.

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Lacknothing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I absolutely love the Kickapoo Valley....some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. And of course, Highway 131 on my motorcycle - life does not get much better. I have actually tried counting how many times you cross the Kickapoo River on that highway, but I always lose count.
 
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