Featured Player: reh2

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What was the inspiration for your geocaching name?

When my friend and I joined we weren’t aware of how you can be creative with the names, so I just have my initials.

 

Why did you decide to try geocaching?

My BFF got me started. She is still amazed that I love the game as much as her!

 

What cache were you after? What did you expect to find?

I had no idea of what I was doing. We were using a gps, which I was unfamiliar with and the cache was in, of course, a Tupperware container! LOL

 

Everyone has a Geocaching “big fish” story about the hunt that was much more than you expected at the start. What is yours?

I have to say getting the Original Cache Tribute Plaque this fall was the best. We were on a Canadian trip and I had my family make a detour just for this one!

 

What is your Geocaching EDC (Everyday carry)? What gear do you have to have with you?

I carry my handy dandy geocache backpack with my at all times! It has EVERYTHING in it!

 

What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen or found while caching?

Just about every “new” container type is memorable to me. From my first birdhouse cache to underground cache containers.

 

What cache is on your Bucket List?

Since I just checked off the “Original” off my list, I’d have to say getting a cache in every state would be next.

 

Any other hobbies?

My husband and I love to travel so Geocaching was a perfect companion hobby!

 

Anything else you would like to say?

I love this hobby! Our local tourist bureau has GeoTours in our area. I love when I see cachers from all over the world finding my caches while in the area. Now that I’m retired I hope to do many more tours as we travel.
Thanks for the opportunity to share my story! Happy Caching!

Featured Player: Cachin’Cissy

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What was the inspiration for your geocaching name?

My nickname growing up was Cissy. When I finally managed to update my account information I went the easy route and Cachin’Cissy was chosen.

Why did you decide to try geocaching?

Back in February 2011, a cousin was visiting from Florida. She pulled into the driveway in a brand new vehicle that we had to check out. Once we moved her laptop, gps, geobag and TOTT items off the front seat we could get a good look. We asked and she explained. My husband (Squib) knew right away that this game was something that I would enjoy. After our visit, Squib went in and made an account for me on the Geocaching web site. At that time, I was still a nervous wreck at the idea of going anywhere alone and getting lost. He was always encouraging me to go. “As long and there are other people here on earth, you will never be alone or lost.” Still today after being married 30 years he also says, ” I never would have married you if I had known you had NO SENSE OF DIRECTION.” With young kids and a grown up job I shelved the whole idea and completely forgot about it. In January 2015, after hearing Aunt and Uncle WilcoxWeedpatch talking about their adventures I ran home and opened the web page, updated my account, took notes and ran out the door. HOOKED!

What cache were you after? What did you expect to find?

I was not after any particular cache. I was after ALL of them. I was like a crazy loon on the hunt. I wanted to cache everyday. On my way to the doctor. On the way to grocery shop, on the way to work. I’m sure you get the picture.

Everyone has a Geocaching “big fish” story about the hunt that was much more than you expected at the start. What is yours?

There are 2 caches that I am most proud of. The first was GC12BBZ , When Ya Gotta Go, Ya Gotta Go. Then GC5YV6X, Certifiable Deception. These two hides had me stirred up and by golly, I was not leaving until I had the smiley. Mission accomplished.

What is your Geocaching EDC (Everyday carry)? What gear do you have to have with you?

My fanny pack is always ready to grab and strap on. It holds the basic tools needed. I will always have my machete and the grabber tool with the little pincher clamps on the end. I have no idea what it’s called but it has saved me many times. And recently Pretzallady shared a picture of her organized bags. Now I am also loaded and ready to repair and refresh caches along the way.

What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen or found while caching?

The most memorable thing that I have seen at a cache was a street sign. Squib was chauffeuring me around the state to work on the Parish Challenge back in 2015. In northern Louisiana at GC2WKAH, The Mighty Bulldogs, we found ourselves sitting at the end of a street with my dad’s name. That made my day.

What cache is on your Bucket List?

I do not have a Bucket List for caching. Maybe one day I will actually start writing down the GC codes of those interesting caches shared on the Louisiana Geocaching Facebook page.

Any other hobbies?  Anything else you would like to say?

I just love being outside. And now because of geocaching I am less scared of being lost. Oh, I still get lost, but it’s not so scary.

Featured Player: 96Shadow

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What was the inspiration for your geocaching name?

My bike – motorcycle, is a 1996 Honda VT1100c2 Shadow A. C. E. (American Classic Edition)  I attempted other handles but they were all taken already.

 

Why did you decide to try geocaching?

I discovered “Where’s George” – a cash bill tracker where you enter the serial number and other information of the cash bills into a database and can get alerts when it is logged again thereby allowing you to see the bill’s travels – from a dollar I had that was stamped WheresGeorge.com. One such bill had an extra stamp on it – geocaching.com. Curiously I checked the site and then went out and found my first cache a few blocks from my home before I even signed up for membership. I was instantly hooked. It has since been archived and I now have my own cache in the general location: https://coord.info/GC6E83R. 

 

What cache were you after? What did you expect to find?

That was https://coord.info/GCHB7B. Had no idea, that’s why I went looking.

 

Everyone has a Geocaching “big fish” story about the hunt that was much more than you expected at the start. What is yours?

It was recent. Almost has to be because I’m very forgetful.  My parents heard something on the news about the Atchafalaya Basin and Louisiana and Geocaching but they didn’t understand what they were talking about. So I got a call and, as I missed the news, I had no idea what they were talking about. Then I attended the meet event https://coord.info/GC771XA and posed the question to some of the other attendees. No one heard of it. I came home and did an internet search and came up with the story from a Baton Rouge television station. I immediately began preparing for the fun. After some stressful sweating and long hours and hard work and a couple mosquito attacks and lots of back tracking miles on my gas guzzling pick-up and spending 1 night in said truck, I completed the trail – first.

 

What is your Geocaching EDC (Everyday carry)? What gear do you have to have with you?

Hmm, I’m always forgetting something. My phone is about the only thing I always have with me. I have a military belt with pockets that’s loaded with all sorts of tools. I don’t always have it with me on hunts though.

 

What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen or found while caching?

My memory isn’t any good, I forget just about everything. There is nothing that stands out. I guess https://coord.info/GCE02C would be it. Taking all those elevators and being on top of New Orleans.

 

What cache is on your Bucket List?

No particular cache. Want to complete some Trails / Challenges and make it to a Mega Event – GeoWoodStock. 

 

Any other hobbies?

Riding my bike when it’s up and running, gardening, been a very long time since I’ve seen a Where’s George bill or gotten an alert from one, spending way too much time on Facebook or the computer in general, making wine, canoeing, fishing on a rare occasion, tent camping when I can, looking for a beautiful young virgin to be my wife and later, the mother of my children (also known as dreaming / fantasizing), photography, butterflies and birds (watching and helping), some years ago I purchased an observation hive for bees and have yet to get bees for it (someday I hope to), when I can – travel / exploring / taking the back roads. I also like to check out houses and other properties that come up for sale if they are unoccupied. 

 

Anything else you would like to say?

Some caches are so cool and imaginative. I wish I had that kind of talent.
I wish I had better memory ‘cause without a good memory I find myself missing out on conversations of certain shared experiences even if not done at the same time. I’m also hard of hearing – been tested 80% loss in left ear and don’t remember what the number was for right ear.
I don’t like puzzles. I do like gadget caches.
I also like the LGO Facebook page, great bunch of people on there.

PLEASE, don’t just WATCH for but make the effort to LOOK for motorcycles!!! Often times bikes are hidden behind your mirror or C-pillar. 

North East South and West

Here was our question: Which Louisiana geocaches are the northernmost, easternmost, southernmost, and westernmost? What are our geo-extremes?

It seemed easy enough. Starting along the beach at the bottom of our state, one needs to only follow the Geo-map from one side to the other. There’s really only a couple places that our L-shaped geography protrudes with any kind of vigor into the Gulf. There’s the Mississippi Delta, and the Bayou Lafourche corridor.

A quick search for geocaches in both of those areas easily give us the site of the geocache hidden for us which is the farthest south, and the farthest east.

No place in Louisiana goes farther east and south, land-wise, than the Delta.

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And most of it is accessible only by boat

The three-veined Mississippi entrance doesn’t have any physical hides (presently). The closest place to the river’s mouth is Venice, where the world ends. At that ending we find a handful of hides, and the one farthest to the east is GC64VNP ‘Park at the End,’ one of BAMBOOZLE’s many droppings. It’s sitting on 89° 21.158’ W of Greenwich, making it the easternmost physical geocache in Louisiana.

That stretch of delta isn’t the east-iest dry land in the State, however.

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Here’s an interesting fact: The easternmost point of the Chandeleur Islands is farther east than Biloxi is.

The Îsles de Chandeleur arc out into Mississippi Sound, and even though they’re disappearing at a disheartening rate, they still are a beach with fauna and flora. However, there isn’t and there won’t be any physical geocaches there, since they’re part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge.

Now, a swipe of the map westward leads across Barataria Bay past Grand Isle to the land of the Lafourche, and it is there we do find the southernmost geocache presently on our map.

It’s another one of BAMBOOZLE’s. GC3A0K7 ‘Come Get Me Big Doggy’ was hidden by Bam and Short Circuit 2, as a challenge to Big Doggy, a veteran player in the New Orleans Metro Area. To our knowledge, Big Doggy still hasn’t gone after it.

Measuring latitude 29° 06.463’, it is the closest place to the equator in Louisiana that you can sign a geocache log.

Now, astute map-heads will point out that there’s an Earthcache at the Head of Passes, more southern and more eastern than these.

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Image: geocaching.com / Leaflet

GC605FW ‘Foot of the Bird – Earthcache’ is an educational exercise touching on delta formation and river navigation. Its published coordinates are southeast of Venice, in the river proper. Auxiliary to the lesson, the owner has left a physical log at the Pass-A-Loutre WMA check-in station. Because the coordinates to that station are below the 29th Parallel, and nearly three more miles east than the pin for the earthcache, we can interject a kind of asterisk to our above statement about the southernmost log you can sign.

However, this author will claim that such an ‘additional logging requirement’ is optional for the Earthcache and does not count as a physical geocache, respectable and exceptional though it may be.

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Image: geocaching.com / Google

 

What started as a hypothetical question about geographical geocache extremes has blossomed into a monumental puzzle to solve.

Check this out. In the Caddo corner of our State we have a physical geocache, looking like it’s across the dotted line and properly in Texas, but listed in Louisiana, and hidden to the NORTHWEST of a Virtual cache, listed as being in Arkansas.

GC23HE8 ‘ArkLaTex’ and GC7EF5 ‘Two for One, Three at a Time’ seem to have swapped bathrobes. Is one of them not in their actual state? Who knows?

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A Kind Of Controversy

Our North-West corner’s actual location has been the subject of much international, mathematical and astronomical debate since at least the end of the Jefferson administration.

Here’s a little history on the topic. The south and east boundaries of our State are easy enough to find, but where our legislative boundaries slice dirt can be much harder to project.

In 1804 Congress divided the Louisiana Territory using the 33rd Parallel. Everything south was called the Territory of Orleans, and is roughly our Louisiana today.

[For exhaustive history on the matter see: Oliver P. Stockwell, The Boundaries of the State of Louisiana, 42 La. L. Rev. (1982) Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol42/iss3/7 ]

Then, in 1812 Louisiana entered the Union as the 18th State, and its Western and Northern Boundary was at that time defined as:

Beginning at the mouth of the River Sabine, thence, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river, including all islands, to the thirty-second degree of north latitude, thence due north to the northernmost part of the thirty-third degree of north latitude, thence along the said parallel of latitude to the River Mississippi…

 

And on and on. It’s fascinating reading.

One thinks it should be easy to figure out. Turns out it wasn’t. Nineteenth Century geodetic and astronomy tech was good, but not to our modern degree. Those original, and later, surveyors were in error to the north by 2,220 feet when they laid a granite marker on the left descending bank of the Sabine River where they said it met the 32nd Parallel, calling it the International Boundary between the U.S. and Spanish Texas.

 

The marker still stands today. Aim for GCTBR8 and you’ll find it not far from the cache. See also this Waymark.

Since the granite Sabine-32° marker was off, their later mark for the 33rd parallel was off too. Therefore, we find there is some of Louisiana above Latitude 33°.

No big deal, right?

That’s actually the case. There has never been a dispute between Arkansas and Louisiana over the border. Whatever it is today, based on the original survey, is good enough for both parties.

It took some time before anyone asked the all-important question (it was 1841 in fact), ‘What is the granite marker’s longitude?’ Later, the Louisiana Geodetic Survey defined it as 94° 02’ 33.0”.

 

How To Give Up and Yet Succeed

This leaves us with the questions: Which geocache is farthest West, and which is farthest North?

To answer them, we are going to simply have to refer to the listings and follow the map down the border. Whatever state the Geo-map tells us the caches are in, we will use.

Of the caches which are shown as falling in Louisiana, the one with the greatest latitude will be Northernmost, and with the greatest longitude will be Westernmost. Sure, it’s arbitrary, or throwed-off a bit. Sure, the surveyors were either drunk or followed a snake. Look what happened with the ArkLaTex cache and it’s little ghosty friend.

There are a lot of candidates. For many miles the boundary between the Natural State and the Bayou State follows a road that’s supposed to be arrow straight but isn’t, and there is a series of geocaches along it to one side or the other, named alternately for local players. The AR-LA boundary was supposed to be a perfect parallel, but it’s not and so it winds a little bit. Due to surveyor’s errors, the Louisiana border dips slightly more and more south the farther east one goes.

 

The Winners Are…

So, after following the map east and south, and much aspirin, we have the following results:

Northernmost: GC17J60 ‘A Welcome Sign’

Westernmost: GC23HE8 ‘ArkLaTex’

Easternmost: GC64VNP ‘Park at the End’

Southernmost: GC3A0K7 ‘Come Get Me Big Doggy’

Honorable Mention: GC605FW ‘Foot of the Bird – Earthcache’

There you have it. A little history, a little geography, a little nonsense.

 

Here’s a challenge: If you find and log all five of them in the same day I have a little prize for you. How little? You’ll just have to try it and see.

How-To: Mysteries & Double Decryption

Mystery Caches are like geo-sardines. Either you love them or hate them. And they’re everywhere. Very likely, you know someone who is good at mystery caching.

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If you want all smileys here you’ll have to deal with them.

Mystery caches (formerly ‘Unknown’ caches) appeal to that next-level geocacher. They add another level of hiddenness to the hunting experience. They grant giant asterisks of satisfaction to the find.

Dealing with a new mystery cache on the map can be a daunting challenge. The scenario typically goes like this (for me anyway):

  1. Open listing
  2. Exhale aggravatedly
  3. Decrypt the Hint, if any
  4. Read listing
  5. Scratch head
  6. Try a few things that worked with other mystery caches

If that doesn’t yield something like an answer or a breadcrumb along the path to a solution, then it’s common to close the listing and try again another day/month. What drives many players up the wall, this author included, is when a mystery cache doesn’t lend any help along the way to a solution.

Veteran mystery cachers know it’s that breadcrumb which is the hallmark of a good mystery cache.  A good mystery cache will give the solver at least one ‘a-ha!’ moment, reeling them in toward the final, or the next portion of the puzzle.

Since the ‘solving’ of a puzzle for coordinates can mean translating from one kind of information to another, mystery cache hiders regularly use Encryption to create something that must then be Decrypted.

 

A Breadcrumb Around the Corner

A coworker of mine is a fellow geocacher, who one day was getting off the boat while I had to stay and work the next two weeks.  He knew I was working on crafting my own Unknown Cache for the geo-map, and he decided to leave me a cryptic message to have a little fun with me.

01010010 01001001 01001100 01001010 01000001 00100000 01001000 01011010 01000010 00100000 01010100 01000110 01000001 00100000 01010010 01011010 01000110 01011000 01001100 01010011 01001101 00100000 01001100 00100000 01010010 01001100 01001010 01001010 00100000 01010001 01000001 00100000 01010000 01000110 01001100 01010011 01011000 01001100 01010011 01001101 00100000 01010001 01000001 01000001 01000110 00101110 00100000 01011001 01010101 01010100 01001000 00100000 01011001 01010100 01000100 01000001 00100000 01010100 01010011 01010000 00100000 01001100 00100000 01010010 01001100 01001010 01001010 00100000 01011001 01000001 01000001 00100000 01001000 01011010 01000010 00100000 01011001 01011010 01011010 01010011 00101110 

Well, I didn’t quite know how to answer that. But I did know what I was looking at.

The idea here is that the letters you see on the screen in front of you aren’t really there. The computer that houses this page has a packet full of 0’s and 1’s that your web browser turns into letters to make this page.  It’s called binary data.

There are several websites that converts binary data into alphanumeric data. Here’s a good example of one.

Once translated, you get:

RILJA HZB TFA RZFXLSM L RLJJ QA PFLSXLSM QAAF. YUTH YTDA TSP L RLJJ YAA HZB YZZS.

That’s one layer down.  Because we’re definitely on to something here.  This is the Breadcrumb effect.  The solver has attempted and achieved something that tells them Yes, you’re on the right road.  So many good Mystery Cache puzzles miss this important feature.

 

Substitute Teacher

RILJA HZB TFA RZFXLSM L RLJJ QA PFLSXLSM QAAF. YUTH YTDA TSP L RLJJ YAA HZB YZZS.  What this looks like is a sentence with the letters all wrong.

There are a couple of approaches here. If you’ve spent any time with the Hints portion of geocache listings you’re familiar with Rotation Ciphers.  The letters of geo-hints are typically rolled forward by 13 letters.  A becomes N, B becomes O, etc.  So, naturally, that was my first avenue of exploration.

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We hit the Decrypt link so fast we rarely see the Key on the right side.

To our dismay, translated in ROT-13 (rotated forward 13 letters) ‘RILJA‘ becomes ‘EVYWN.‘  So that’s not it.

Next, we explore whether it’s a rotation cipher, but not 13 steps.

ROT-14 yielded FWZXO, ROT-15 gave us GXAYP, ROT-16: HYBZR, so on and so forth.  I’ll spare you the legwork here.  Nothing of consequence came up for rotation ciphering.

This is when you step back and look at it with one eye closed.  Do you see the letter L by itself?  How many words in English have only one letter?  There are two: ‘a’ and ‘I.’

This is a Substitution Cipher.  The letters are actually other letters, and there’s a pattern to it all.

So, that letter L by itself is a vowel, either ‘A’ or ‘I.’

Look also at ‘YZZS.‘  There is a super-high probability that Z is also a vowel.  If so, it’s very likely an ‘O’ or an ‘E.’  Then there’s ‘QAAF’ at the end of the first sentence, and again, that letter ‘A’ is probably substituted for another vowel. Also there’s a ‘QA‘ which is going to be a two-letter word ending in a vowel.  So, He, To, Be, We, No… There aren’t many likely ones but they’ll help you figure out what’s the right one.

Take what you suspect to the other words with those letters, like ‘YAA‘ and see if your vowel fits into any words which could be there.  Unless my friend was trying to tell me something that had the word MOO or POO in it, which wasn’t likely, ‘A’ wasn’t ‘O,’ but ‘E.’

This is when you realize you’ll need to make a list of letters on one margin and a list of what they’re substituted for, on the other margin.

I like this puzzle because it has breadcrumbs the whole way down.  Once you figure out ‘YAA’ is ‘SEE’, YZZS becomes ‘SOO_’ and then you have to realize ‘S’ is ‘N.’ (Unless he wanted to tell me about SOOT which is possible, but again, not likely.

WHILE YOU ARE WORKING I WILL BE DRINKING BEER. STAY SAFE AND I WILL SEE YOU SOON.

Thanks a lot, bro.  All this so he could goad me about having to work while he was out having fun.  He could have at least told me he was out finding caches without me.

 

Moral of the Story

If you’re going to craft a mystery cache puzzle, especially one with more than one level of difficulty, remember: Leave a Breadcrumb.  The last thing you want is for your neighborhood FTF-hound to give up trying to figure out your mystery cache.

Waypoint: Burr’s Ferry

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N 31° 03.936 W 093° 30.716

VERNON PARISH

WHAT’S HERE:

Just 18 miles west from Leesville is the Sabine River crossing ghost town of Burr’s Ferry, named for Dr. Timothy Burr, cousin to 3rd Vice President Aaron Burr, who built a home here in the early 1800’s.

From http://www.toledo-bend.com/:

Burr’s Ferry was a point on the Sabine River where invasion by Federal forces was expected during the Civil War. Extensive breastworks were thrown up, and these may be seen today north of Louisiana Highway 8 a short distance from the bridge.

It was never a bustling city, but the relative importance of the town in the period from 1850 until 1910 was considerable when compared with its status today. It has no school, no post office, no commercial enterprise except for a small restaurant on the bank of the river.

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Nearest Geocache Listing: GC2F3PM

This Tag is growing. See our overview of geoLa Waypoints here.

Waypoint: Cheniere Shack

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N 32° 31.100′, W 092° 14.572′ 

OUACHITA PARISH

 

WHAT’S HERE:

(from nelageo.netThe North Louisiana Geocachers Saturday luncheon is now held at the Cheniere Shack Restaurant located on Hwy 80.

We try to meet every Saturday for lunch at 1:00ish at The Cheniere Shack in West Monroe. It’s an open invitation for any/all geocachers to stop by and chat, eat, and all around socialize. Feel free to stop by and join in. Depending on how many we have, will dictate on where they seat us. The owners said they would do everything they could to accomodate us and make sure we all sit together. Just ask for the geocaching group when you show up.

 

Nearest Geocache Listing: GC1VA8A

This Tag is growing. See our overview of geoLa Waypoints here.

 

How-To: DIY Electric Plate Geocache

Any search for ‘magnetic electric plate geocache’ will typically give you buying options somewhere between $3 and $6, and the ones which are available are the bright shiny kind.

electrical-plate-comboThey work well for caches, but doggone it, they’re shiny.

So, I’m going to show you my method to easily make one that looks way more real, and for not much more money than you can buy one of these online.  Then there’s the satisfaction of knowing you made your own.

Outdoor plate covers are the style and color of typical outdoor junction boxes. A good geocache camo’ed well, would be also.  After all, what good is a geocache that doesn’t actually look like the thing it pretends to be?

 

Step 1: Ingredients

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1. Waterproof Plate Blank Cover – These are the ones that have the words SUITABLE FOR WET LOCATIONS stamped into them. They come in matte gray and usually run about $3 each. Included with it is a foam backing (see later step) and two stainless screws.

 

 

 

IMG00846-20110508-03452. Metal Epoxy – something like JB Weld or Loctite. If you don’t have this hanging around, you probably know someone who does. Available at the same hardware store where you got your plate cover.

3. Craft Magnets – Maybe not available at the hardware store. I found the ones I used at a hobby store. The one with a lobby.  Some folks may be tempted to use the rare-earth kind here. My experience is, those rust faster.

 

Step 2: Getting The Front Together

IMG00843-20110508-0320You can probably see in the above photo that the stainless screws are trimmed short.  Yep, that’s on purpose.

(If you’ve got the whole screw inserted into the finished product, the plate wouldn’t sit flush once you hide it like a cache.)

Take your craft magnets and put them on your bench vise, and they’ll catch the screw heads once you cut them off with a hacksaw.

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You’re gonna need a hacksaw.

And a bench vise.

Again, if you don’t have these, your handsome pawpaw probably does, or his friend.  Bring over a couple tall boys and they’ll probably do this step for you.

It’ll give you another opportunity to have people look at you funny while you explain geocaching.

 

 

 

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Just a dab of epoxy will hold the screws

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Careful to set it in facing upward

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Give them a quarter turn before the epoxy sets for full coverage

 

Step 3: Making It More Water-Resistant

The plate cover comes with a nice foam gasket which is waay too big for using in geocache fashion.  Trim it down to about 1/4″ on all sides, then use more of your epoxy to secure it to the back edges of your cache cover. Don’t go easy on the epoxy here. Give it a good bead.

Step 4: Cache Magic

Well, I didn’t have any pics of this step. See the 2nd pic above.  With your remaining epoxy you’ll secure your magnets to the corners.

Leave everything alone to set completely overnight, then you’re ready to add a log, then slap it on your hiding spot and gather your coordinates for your hide.

What some folks have done here is to secure a baggy to hold their log to the inside of the plate using some epoxy also. My experience is that it’ll come apart because metal epoxy doesn’t bond to plastic very well.  There is a 2-part epoxy which used liberally, and i mean liberally, will hold a log bag well in this manner.  But for the easiest way, a slab of duct tape will also.  You’ll find your own way here.

Experiment with it, let us know what works best for you.

Houma GeoTour

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Houma Travel has partnered with Geocaching to bring you the Houma GeoTour, a many-cached venture into urban and swamp-rural South Louisiana.

Our state has gained a welcome notoriety from its creation.  One famous Youtuber has recently featured it on his channel, garnering thousands of views. See it all here.

One can only hope for more GeoTours in Louisiana to come.

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LGO aims to be the foremost unified society of geocachers in Louisiana, in order to keep geo-gaming relevant and modern, available as a vibrant family-oriented activity for present players and generations to come.  LGO uses modern internet-based social media and forums to keep member players connected.