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team moxiepup
11-24-2010, 01:20 AM
This is what you find on the trail when you wander too far from home :eek:

Ekidokai
11-24-2010, 04:37 AM
Gnarly. That stick looks weird.

JustKev
11-24-2010, 07:35 AM
I've never heard of a yipes snake. Are they venomous?

Mainiac1957
11-24-2010, 07:57 AM
I've never heard of a yipes snake. Are they venomous?

There only natural enemy is the rare yipes badger.:rolleyes:

brdad
11-24-2010, 08:09 AM
That pic really shows how good their camo can be!

When we went to AZ I intentionally looked for all these snakes people talk about, even did a few caches that stated how many were around - and found none. When we went to Alabama we did a cache that said the area was infested with gators - looked an hour for the cache, never found it, never saw any gators. And even at home, we went to Greenville once and never saw a moose, went to Auburn a day or two later and saw one right in the city limits.

pm28570
11-24-2010, 09:34 AM
This is what you find on the trail when you wander too far from home :eek:

That's the most realistic cache container I've ever seen! :rolleyes: Pick it up! Pick it up! :D

team moxiepup
11-24-2010, 09:52 AM
That is not a cache any of us wanted to sign the log on. :eek: Moxie and I walked right past it on the paved trail probably within feet or even inches since it was in the middle of the paved trail and we were walking on the paved trail. It was Heidi that almost stepped on it just before she let out a "woah!!" It certainly did blend right in. I am SOOooooo glad none of us stepped on it, especially Moxie. We actually saw another one further down the trail that had met an untimely demise due to some trail/brush work that was going on... it was a bit flat and didn't have a head. A good taxidermy could fix it up just right for a cache ;)

team moxiepup
11-28-2010, 01:03 AM
...When we went to Alabama we did a cache that said the area was infested with gators - looked an hour for the cache, never found it, never saw any gators. ....

We saw a gator right in downtown New Orleans... You just weren't looking in the right places ;)

JustKev
11-28-2010, 07:58 AM
The only gator I ever saw "out in the wild" was in North Carolina. I was out fishing, walking the shoreline of a small pond. There was a little inlet I needed to get past and I thought I'd step on the log partially submerged there.....until it swamp away. Wasn't a big gator, but unnerving just the same when it was unexpected. Was all of maybe 5 feet long, tail and all.

Mainiac1957
11-28-2010, 11:53 AM
During my ten years in Florida I saw plenty. We used to take our boat up and down some very rural rivers and lakes. They were pretty much everywhere. If it held water then chances were good there was at least one gator in it. This included retention ponds.

team moxiepup
12-06-2010, 12:24 AM
Over 6,000 miles, 31 states, 18 new states we get to color in on our caching map :) , 121 caches, 2 caching milestones reached (2,000 & 2100), 7 oldest state caches, 89 degree weather, 19 degree weather, sunshine, rain (20 minutes), snow, copperheads, Man-o-Wars, thorns, poison ivy, fire ants, time spent with both of our families, a happy puppy and time spent with each other..... Priceless :) :D

brdad
12-06-2010, 05:50 AM
Over 6,000 miles, 31 states, 18 new states we get to color in on our caching map :) , 121 caches, 2 caching milestones reached (2,000 & 2100), 7 oldest state caches, 89 degree weather, 19 degree weather, sunshine, rain (20 minutes), snow, copperheads, Man-o-Wars, thorns, poison ivy, fire ants, time spent with both of our families, a happy puppy and time spent with each other..... Priceless :) :D


Including the oldest caches in my "Caches to do" GSAK database as well as it's matching watchlist, I noticed you finding several of those lately and am truly jealous! As soon as we can leave home for more then two days, we'll be planning on a trip or two to get some of those as well. Sounds like a great trip.

pm28570
12-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Over 6,000 miles, 31 states, 18 new states we get to color in on our caching map :) , 121 caches, 2 caching milestones reached (2,000 & 2100), 7 oldest state caches, 89 degree weather, 19 degree weather, sunshine, rain (20 minutes), snow, copperheads, Man-o-Wars, thorns, poison ivy, fire ants, time spent with both of our families, a happy puppy and time spent with each other..... Priceless :) :D


Other than that, how was it? :D Sounds like an awesome time.....I'm envious as well!

team moxiepup
12-07-2010, 06:05 AM
We did have a great time. We saw that some of the oldest were close to our route so we tried to grab what we could. We may try to put some oldest on our hit list for next summer or as we get close to them. Or we can take another 6,000 mile side trip ;)
The only one we hit that is a bit weird is the Ohio one, GC2DBE ancient lake (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02536448-d9cd-4455-8f91-5e0a29cd6995) though its hidden date Jan 23, 2001 was prior to the lowest GC # GC31A in Ohio it was not first found until after the lower numbered 2nd oldest hidden one GC31A Shawnee Lookout Cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=df85ab5a-8201-4954-a586-68b99f98ae0e) hidden Feb 18th, 2001 . A bit of a gray area so I guess we go back there to find the lowest GC #d one to make it right. Me thinks some dates was mucked with :rolleyes:
I am thinking lowest cache number trumps date hidden. Yes, it might be the oldest hidden one, but when was it available to be published and searched for?

brdad
12-07-2010, 08:50 AM
I am thinking lowest cache number trumps date hidden. Yes, it might be the oldest hidden one, but when was it available to be published and searched for?

You are correct, GCID or even published date would be a much better date to search by since unfortunately any date can be entered as placed date. The Maine stats are based on published date for this reason.

For instance, Daylight Saving Time Machine (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c223c09c-f8a1-48b8-866c-ae731d61f423)(Unknown/Mystery) (GC1HTTN) by lliB retoocS (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=550400) (2/1.5) has 05/03/2000 as the placed date, yet the GCID reveals it as the 1,043,669th cache submitted and was placed by someone who joined in 2006. Some of he finders have posted early dates on their find logs as well. :confused: