Traditional Cache – Christmas Cache – Placed 12/25/2000
Multi Cache – Pingy Head South (Central Fla’s 1st GeoCache!!! – Placed 8/12/2001
Virtual – Lightening striking again and again – Placed 7/28/2001
Letterbox Hybrid – Bald Cypress – Placed 5/20/2001
Unknown – Veterans Treasure Trove – Placed 7/26/2001
Webcam – Catch your breath here! – Placed 9/25/2002
EarthCache – Digging Phosphate in Bone Valley – Placed 1/14/2005
Wherigo – Wherigo w/ my Rough Riding Teddy – Placed 4/26/2008
PWCinPC has moved on to greener pastures in Alabama and has stepped down as a FGA board member.
The Board would like to thank PWCinPC for his support of the FGA and wish him all the best.
We have received several requests for the event shirt we are going to place an order for more shirts. We will be accepting orders for two weeks. Order cut off will be 3:00PM, Monday November 10, 2014.
If yo want to order a shirt send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how many and what sizes. All orders will have to be paid by the above cutoff date and time.
The price for each shirt is $15 plus $3.50 shipping.
Sorry no additional orders for coins or pathtags.
FFF is less than a week a way. Who is going?
The FGA has placed over 100 ammo cans for your searching pleasure. Caches will begin being published on Tuesday. Gauntlet and Poker Run caches will be published on Sunday. There are caches also placed for the Jeep Run. I have heard there may be new geo-art in the forest. Of course, if you like to walk/hike there are many caches placed along the FT.
There are eight events in the area you can attend between Thursday and Sunday.
There will be ten lab caches that go live at 3:00PM on Thursday.
Geocaching International Film Festival will be played all day Saturday.
There are thirteen ammo cans and ten lock and locks stocked and ready to place for prizes for the gauntlet, poker run, TB race and team T-Shirt contest.
We will also have a Chinese raffle and a 50/50 raffle.
Hope to see everyone there.
The Checklist: 100 Things Any Geocacher Must Do Sooner Or Later
Some things are cool to try, others are unavoidable no matter if you want to experience them or not. This list compiles 100 things that should or will happen to you at one point or another, whether you like it or not. How many can you tick off?
Log a multi cache.
Hide your own cache.
Log your 100th find.
Buy geocaching stuff online.
Think “this would make an excellent hiding spot” on your way to work or school.
Geocache on your vacation, to the horror of the rest of the family.
Participate in an event.
Listen to a podcast about geocaching.
Upgrade to a new GPS.
Go geocaching in a group.
Log a mystery.
Cache in the dark.
Phone a friend to get help finding a cache.
Log a traditional.
Organize an event.
Walk the birds’ path even if it’s not the most suitable one.
Use a flashlight while searching for a cache.
Move a TB or a coin.
Buy and send your own TB or coin.
Have a pre-packed geocaching bag.
Randomly meet another geocacher.
Drop your GPS in the water.
Log the wrong date online.
Log a DNF.
Drive on a private road.
Miss your favorite TV show to log a cache.
Google “geocaching” out of boredom.
Say or think “only one more cache”.
Have a dream about geocaching.
Register in a local or national geocaching organization.
Have your photo taken while up in a tree.
Geocache in a metropolis.
Buy a lock n’ lock container.
Hope for an update/new feature on geocaching.com (or other similar website).
Log a webcam cache.
Brag about a geocaching achievement.
Get weird looks from muggles.
Get stopped by the police.
Have a special music playlist for geocaching trips.
Stare for ages at a physical map.
Do something physical you would otherwise never have done.
Pick up trash while geocaching (CITO).
Stand right next to a cache without seeing it.
Park where you shouldn’t park.
Log an earth cache.
Film a geocaching adventure with a video camera.
Have the phone number of another geocacher in your cell phone.
Upload a photo to geocaching.com.
Search online for a cache of a specific difficulty.
Become surprised when darkness falls.
Try to place a cache that gets denied by a reviewer.
Blog about geocaching.
Ask a newbie question about geocaching on a forum.
Write a cache description in a foreign language.
Explain geocaching to a muggle.
Download something related to geocaching.
Become wet during a search.
Write the wrong date in a physical log.
Read about geocaching in a newspaper or magazine.
Log your 1000th cache.
Think “what the heck am I doing here?”
Accept a challenge related to geocaching.
Become FTF for the 10th time.
Log DNF three times in a row.
Participate in a CITO-event.
Wish that your GPS device was better.
Find something really fun in a geocache.
Have a bad GPS reception.
Run out of batteries at an unsuitable moment.
Wish that you could be out geocaching, when you’re stuck with something else.
Log a cache that would not be possible to take without the help of someone else.
Bring a friend for a geocaching trip.
Trade up a cache, meaning to leave something of greater value than what you take.
Log a cache in a cache bomb.
Log all caches in a cache bomb.
Criticize a fellow geocacher.
Log at least 10 caches in a day.
Attempt a 5/5.
Complain that people don’t put the cache back at its original location.
Not put a cache back at its original location.
Complain about bad coordinates.
Pretend to tie your shoes to avoid muggles.
Tell a friend about geocaching.
Fix a damaged cache that belongs to someone else.
Become thrilled about an e-mail from geocaching.com.
Applaud another geocacher.
Be annoyed by all the trash in caches and then place something useless yourself.
Lose your GPS.
Geocache together with children.
Take a break of over a month.
Tease someone who can’t find a cache that you have already found.
Forget to log a cache online.
Log a cache in a cave.
Log a letterbox cache.
Complete everything on this list.
ATTENTION: All users of the Wilderness parks.
SWFMD is going to be doing logging, so a substantial part of the park will be closed to cyclists off and on road, skaters, hikers, and runners.
The paved North loop will be closed from Clay Gulley to the water station at the “Y”.
The ENTIRE off road section in the center of the paved loop (26-37) will be closed.
These closures will be for 9/24,9/25,9/26. The entire park will be open on the weekend, but these sections may be reclosed 9/29 and 9/30.
Is your calendar handy? Circle October 12, put a smiley on it, and write, “We’re finding an EarthCache.” It’s International EarthCache Day, the first Sunday of Earth Science Week and it’s your chance to join the global geocaching community in discovering a unique geocaching experience. Each person who logs a “Found it” for an EarthCache on Sunday, October 12, receives a new digital souvenir for their Geocaching profile. The souvenir will only be available onOctober 12, so start planning now.
EarthCaches take geocachers to a special geological location. You might discover a giant boulder left by a glacier thousands of years ago or stumble upon seams in the earth carved by the Earth’s tectonic plates. There’s no physical container to find with an EarthCache. Questions about the geological site are posed on the EarthCache’s page. You discover the answers, email the owner of the geocache with those answers, log a Found it, write a fun log of your experience and you’re off to your next EarthCache!
Share your International EarthCache Day experiences on the Geocaching Facebook page, and if you’re in the neighborhood, explore the 3rd Annual International EarthCache Event on Vancouver Island, Canada.
If you have hidden a TRADITIONAL geocache, which one was your favorite hide (and why?)