View Full Version : GC3GGJK Geocaching's Two Mile High Club: CHALLENGE Cache!

04-13-2012, 04:56 PM
So..... I placed this cache last weekend. It was published on Monday, 5 days ago... still no one logging it! I know there are people out there who qualify, and several in Maine.... how about anyone I don't know of? This is a great oppurtunity for an FTF and bragging rights! I am going to list the finders in the listing and rank them by the highest altitude cache they have found. I myself have several over 2 miles altitude. I have listed them in the cache listing.

See the cache here:

It is located in front of Elevation Burger in South Portland, Maine.

04-13-2012, 07:50 PM
I can't speak for anyone else, but I barely qualified for the mile high one. So I won't be logging it any time soon.

04-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Me either, I've got 7000 something IIRC. We might get 2 miles when we go to Hawaii, there's only one traditional over 2 miles there (plus one webcam and one Earthcache).

Given the option, I'd rather find a way to get the 250 mile challenge. ;)

04-14-2012, 01:28 AM
I have any FTF at over 2 miles high ha ha.... in Utah :p

04-14-2012, 06:43 AM
Ya, I was going to run after an FTF out there, but I saw the FTF'r logged it from the cache, so why bother - no sense going now. :D:D:D

Seriously, there appears to be only 13 states with elevations above two miles. Perhaps you should add the list to your challenge page.

04-14-2012, 10:16 AM
I will add it later today.... just heard from Parmacheene.... he's on his way to find the cache. Im gonna stake out the cache from inside Elevation Burger with TeamHorwich

04-14-2012, 10:36 AM
ok, so I'm pretty sure I don't have this, may come close with some of the caches I've found in Colorado... but having trouble trying to figure it out, is there an easy way to see all the elevations with a PQ or am I stuck looking at each one on a TOPO?

04-14-2012, 12:04 PM
There are many other countries with caches over two miles.

04-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Here's my 2 mile cache, an FTF too!

04-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Awesome TAT! You should have come down and FTFed mine! But.....just so you know, someone got the FTF this morning on the cache but they have not logged it yet. I am going to hold back saying who, until they log it. TeamHorwich, Merenner and I all had a good time talking with the FTFers on site today!

04-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Hiram.... there is a GSAK Macro but don't remember the name of it. I have it on my PC laptop that I run GSAK on but don't have it in front of me at the moment. I think it's called Elevations GSK. It takes a while to run but it is pretty cool.

04-14-2012, 06:29 PM
There a are a few elevation macros but the one ST is thinking of seems to be the most popular.

It should only take a while to run the first time as on subsequent runs the macro will not check elevation on a cache it already has data for. However, if you are a cacher who deletes and replaces his database, it will always take longer.

04-14-2012, 06:49 PM
Awesome TAT! You should have come down and FTFed mine! But.....just so you know, someone got the FTF this morning on the cache but they have not logged it yet. I am going to hold back saying who, until they log it. TeamHorwich, Merenner and I all had a good time talking with the FTFers on site today!

working sat and sun this weekend, besides, I only go after FTFs on caches haven't been found for 2 years! There's a bunch coming up!!

04-14-2012, 06:52 PM
You off Monday? I am thinking about running up to the White Mountains to get the caches on Carter Mountain which were placed in Jan. and still haven't been found ha ha You know how I like the long distance FTF runs!

If I was publisher..... I'd have FTFs every day!! :eek:

04-14-2012, 06:59 PM
:rolleyes:By the way, I inadvertently told a lie..... I thought that I did have an FTF on a cache over 2 miles high.... I don't. My highest is : 9,866 ft

GC33M6X Campout Cache 8-11 Alligator Lake, which is on the Henry Fork Trail in Uintah County, Utah..... that is the 15 mile trail into King's Peak, the Highest Peak in Utah and I logged the FTF on 9/19/2011. No one has found it since.... and NO I did NOT take the cache with me when I hiked out two days later! HA HA HA

By the way, just got the official log from Parmachenee......! FTF on my Challenge! He will edit his log later I am sure.....:)

04-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Parmacheene's edited log for the Challenge (it's a good one!): Found it

First of all Chadd, we owe you a pint ....or two! When the Mile-High cache came up, we didn't think too much about it because we knew we had done a few of them and picked the most memorable. When this Two-Mile Club cache came up, we decided to do some research. We were surprised ourselves at the results!! We had done over 600 caches between the 1 mile and 2 mile range! Then we saw we had done 33 caches ABOVE the 2 mile altitude! 29 of these were traditional with 25 still active. The marmots don't muggle? We decided to drive to Portland and log the cache today and notified the CO of our intentions. We arrived at GZ and saw the distinctive black jeep in the parking lot. "Why would he put the cache here?" we thought. We parked our car and followed our gpsr right to the jeep? It can't be there we pondered? It was there...within a few feet. Soon we met SeriousTool, TeamHorwich, and merenner as we retrieved the cache from its location. What a nice reception! We really appreciated it! As we talked, and Chadd mentioned something significant about the location, we had the "DUH" moment! Clever!!
I'm posting the cache GC15A3R - Your Placer or MINE: End of Summer '07 cache as the official Two-Mile achievement at 12308ft according to GSAK. I checked it on Google Earth which has it slightly higher.
We will post some pics of the cache which we found July, 03, 2009. There was still snow there!
Thanks again Chadd. We enjoy these caches that are "elevated" above the rest!

This entry was edited by parmachenee on Saturday, 14 April 2012 at 23:45:40 UTC.