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Joined: 2006-03-09
Posts: 15
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Being new to the sport, and having never been to one what should I expect. In particular, Russel's event comming up in Kewaskum.

Thanks Dan
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Joined: 2002-07-26
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Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

Expect to meet a bunch on kindred souls with big smiles and warm handshakes. Some give great hugs if you know them. All will regail you with the greatest of tales of their adventures, and lend an ear for yours. Some may offer to walk the trails with you and maybe show you a trick or two. Overall, a rather boring (not) deal. Come on out; you will look forward to the next event. ~tb
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Joined: 2005-04-03
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

what goes on at events, stays at events.
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Joined: 2004-05-06
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Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Events can be a variety of things: get togethers for meetin', greetin' & eatin', some have that & activities (Like mine coming up on March 25th), some are camp outs with a combinations of everything. All depends on the cacher having the events. It's together time & on-your-own time, it's a little of everything.
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Joined: 2004-05-28
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

Some events have MANY "temporary" geocaches hidden at them ... caches that are just there for the event day and might not meet the normal approval rules for a "regular" geocache (ie. they might be closer together than 0.10 miles) and they might not be things that would last more than a day (ie. containers that might be real cute but not water resistant; or a container that sets off an alarm when you open the cover, ahh that was my favorite event hide that I placed). Finding these hides is a different "flavor" of fun compared to geocaching and typically involve arriving at the hides with other caching teams and chatting with them ... or sometimes it means making believe the cache is someplace it's not Smile. These hides are "different strokes for different folks" ... some want to find all of them and fly through the woods (especially if there's like 40 of them hidden); while others go at it slower, chat more and let the kids find them, which means you might not find them all (the approach my family takes).

Some folks like to play "Finders Tree" too ... which means if you have a bunch of people and one person finds the cache, they don't announce it but walk away from the cache and say finders tree, this tells the group that you found it, but still allows them to find it too. This is how our family typically does "normal" caches (especially when we bring guests); it works at events too, but you need to not drag it out real long, since others might be waiting for there chance at the cache.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

EnergySaver explained it very well. I would like to add one thing. Even though some of us fly through the woods to find them all, I personally will stop to pick up garbage to practice CITO (cache in trash out). Tami

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