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Gram and Gramps
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Joined: 2004-01-02
Posts: 344
Location: Waupaca, WI USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How about a listing of caches you've found which are specifically winter friendly and accessible in a foot of snow?

We pretty much struck out the last time we went cache hunting...

We'll list a few as the thread gets rolling!

Grandma & Grandpa
 
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Timberline Echoes
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Joined: 2004-07-25
Posts: 2081
Location: Eagle River, WI, USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you plan on coming "Up North" most of ours are winter friendly. Iron Block, Echo Lake, Doc Barney, Le Source, Crystalline, Eye Catching, Atlantic or the Gulf, both 5th Grade Caches, Klondike, and Eagle Point (co-owners with sidnaw). There are others in our area too such as Rainbow Flowage, Wisconsin Hairpin. That's just off the top of our heads... if you head up this way let us know and we can help.
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'd suggest the Evil Monkey caches but I am thinking you may not want to venture up to those. Otherwise, hmmmm Digital_Dan and I found a large number of larger container caches in the Sheboygan area that were not too difficult. When we did a search for what we wanted to attach, we just avoided most micros, except fo the good `ol P&R hides. Those are usually great in any weather.
 
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ecorangers
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Joined: 2004-06-21
Posts: 908
Location: West Bend, WI USA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I know it's not much help but good luck!!! You think finding caches in one foot of snow is considered winter friendly?
REcently, I went through all the caches I hid and stated on the cache page if the cache was 1) available in winter and 2) if it was or was not winter friendly. To me winter friendly means the cache will NOT be found on the ground. What does everyone else think? I did start a thread about this earlier but it fizzled out...Tami
 
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Trudy and the beast
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Joined: 2002-07-26
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Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Good topic folks.

Benchmarks are out
Virtuals are in
Micros are going to be disapointing,
Large caches and events are OK,
Go to San Dieago
Don't go to Ontario
How about some BoB's

Merry Christmas and Keep on caching, T&tb

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Gram and Gramps
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Joined: 2004-01-02
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Location: Waupaca, WI USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

My definition of winter friendly is the cache itself (and if a multi, all clues, too) is well up off the ground, and the area is accessible by hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing.

All 3 of ours in the Waupaca area meet this definition.

Not much caching activity has been going on. Certainly the hecticness of the holidays is partially the reason. But there are some very nice pleasant winter days coming yet, and cache hunting does not have to stop just because there is snow on the ground!

Here's our wish for a blessed Christmas - ours will be terrific with family gatherings. Hope your will also be great!

Grandma & Grandpa - Chris & Jim
 
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greyhounder
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Joined: 2004-01-18
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Location: Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

Since the snow started falling I have found 39 geocaches (not counting 2 or 3 DNF) and all were accessible in winter. In the next week I plan on finding 21 more to reach my goal of 500 finds.

I started geocaching in the winter. As long as the snow isn't over my knees when walking, I think it's winter friendly. Might take me a few times or longer to find it if it's on the ground, but that's okay by me.

Bec
 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2398
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I found the definition of "Winter Unfriendly" today. I, like Greyhounder, will try virtually any cache in the snow. Today, I am down in Indianapolis visiting family, so I decided to drag out some of the family on a cache hunt. The first one was a typical woodlot, hollow fallen tree cache. So far, so good. The second one, called Rock and Roll, was in the landscaping at a roller rink (hey, I didn't place it), and from the clues was in a fake rock. Thought it would be kind of neat to show the folks. Anyway, the location of the cache just happened to be where they plow all the snow when they clear the parking lot! So, now I have to look for a ground hide under 8 feet of frozen muck? I didn't do a very good job of promoting geocaching with this one, I am afraid. While I dug in the snow, everyone else stood around and looked at me like I was crazy. Gave up after about 2 minutes. Oh well, got one find in Indiana, at least. Now, if I could just log on to GC.com.....

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