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gotta run
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

GC343DK et. al.

Normally we're not power trail people but these are far from being a filmstrip can every .1 miles. I do wonder how long these creative containers will hold up without a ton of maintenance over time, but it's well worth the drive out before the snow flies and a lot of these will be impossible to get.

It is a one way trip so be prepared for a long walk out and back or bring bikes. But that's why you go geocaching, right? Not everything is a park and grab.

This series is high on our kid's favorites. Excellent for kids. Not a ton of swag and there are some micros but each container is great. They will definitely laugh at a few and say "cool" to a few more. Plus a few challenging hides and some challenging retrievals but nothing too arduous. Overall very well done.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We also enjoyed the series when we did it last month in the rain. Had a great time and loved the containers also

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Bassanio
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That looks like a fun day of caching. A bit of a drive but I love hiking in the fall weather! Thanks for mentioning these, gotta run!

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rogo63surveyor
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did this trail like 4 weeks ago and I enjoyed it very much.
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

The great and powerful Wizard of OC confided in me that although the containers are requiring lots of maintenance, he's pleased with all the great comments and "favorite" points they've accumulated and will do his best to keep them up. The trail starts with Dorothy Gale: GC343DK. The best way to do them are by bike cuz it's a lo-o-ong hike or come with someone else and drop a car at one of the roads that intersect the trail so you don't have to hike the whole thing back. Most of the caches appear to be pretty winter-friendly Very Happy
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mrs. Northwoods and I walked the trail on September 30th and enjoyed the entire series. It's probably best done by bicycle yet we chose to walk it. With well planned "drive around" spots to approach caches from the other end of the trail off a road, it's about an eight mile walk in total. It took us about seven hours, yet were older folks. Plan on a full day, bring water and some snacks or lunch. A must do for Wizard of Oz fans.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

I dropped the family off at the second-farthest west cache (Munchkin I think?), then I went and parked at Dorothy Gale and went back on the trail. So if you bring a patsy with you who doesn't mind going 8 miles while you go 4, that's an option too. Very Happy
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have it on good authority that the Wizard of OC is ready to release the last 8 caches in the Yellow Brick Road series. Get your hiking shoes on Very Happy
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm posting again to bring this link to the eyes of those who haven't yet given it a shot or are still unaware of it. I finished the series on Tuesday, grabbing the latest addition and even spent a nice visit with Bartrod on part of the trip. Put it on your list of caches to-do. Bring a bike or prepare for a long walk and a chunk of time. Well created series with a lot of easy and more difficult and unusual caches. This is a high maintenance series I'm sure and you should give it a shot before the Wizard of OC falls over from exhaustion.

If you are a walker, do it in pieces or you can drive around to various perpendicular roads if you have a map and save a lot of time.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

This series have been nominated for May Series of the Month.
 
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amita17
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

WI.Hibiscus and I did this series yesterday. When I log my caches I will vote. I also recommend the Yellow Brick Road Series. Unique containers and hide styles and very doable. We biked the trail in about 5 hours.

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RJ McKenzie
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I agree with Amita, this is an awesome series of many different and fun containers. Highly recommended to do, and it has gotten my vote already.
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The Wiz passes along his appreciation for the nomination/votes for May Series of the Month. I thought I saw him dancing in the street when it was selected. Very cool Bartrod
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

I thought so too. It was a great series.
 
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