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marc_54140
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Joined: 2004-01-28
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Location: Little Chute

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If I remember correctly, something like 80 white jeeps have been released in Wisconsin. Page thru the caches for the states (81 pages) and there are only 4 caches that have white jeeps in them.

So, where are the rest?
 
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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: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

I did a random check of 100 yellow jeeps and 100 white jeeps and found that in 2004, 20 white jeeps never got into circulation and only 9 are listed in caches. The 2005 crop did a little better with 12 jeeps not getting into circulation and 14 listed in caches today.

Playing with the numbers, it looks like there are 100-200 jeeps in 186,000 caches. And, there are 800-900 jeeps in the pockets of 22,000 cachers in 216 countries.

Conclusion: your odds of finding a jeep are better if you are shaking-down a fellow cacher (4%) than if you are combing the woods (0.1%). You might also consider moving on to another country to search for them after you have found more than a dozen at home.

Your odds of finding an operating Ground Round Restaurant may be better than finding a jeep.

[This message has been edited by Trudy & the beast (edited 07-27-2005).]
 
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wifireman
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Joined: 2004-07-11
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

There is 2 white jeeps in caches in my area right now.

smokey

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jjjtba
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

We will be having a level 5 difficulty -Terrain 1 cache coming out this weekend with a white jeep in it. (Also a $25.00 FTF prize)
 
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LightningBugs Mum
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Joined: 2004-09-26
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by marc_54140:
If I remember correctly, something like 80 white jeeps have been released in Wisconsin. Page thru the caches for the states (81 pages) and there are only 4 caches that have white jeeps in them.

So, where are the rest?



The one I had to place in a cache wound up being taken by Illinoisians (is that a word?) - - so that's one gone...

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Lostby7
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Joined: 2005-06-07
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Location: Lake country area, WI

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep these are for sure elusive. My feeling is when they made them larger (read more collectable) and had multiple month contest entries they doomed these to be held by the greedy amoung us. Image
 
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OuttaHand
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Joined: 2003-05-19
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Location: Elkhorn, WI USA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

[hanging head in shame]

I have one Image


Picked it up a month or two ago and just haven't been out caching much. Been working on tile floor in my house.

I hope to get out in the next couple of weeks and get it back into circulation.

sorry Image
 
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Opossum
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Joined: 2005-05-11
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Remodeling, wedding plans, and placing caches have consumed too much of our time to hunt caches, or even log the ones we've found. That will change.
 
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OuttaHand
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

OK -- my conscience is now clear. Mrs.OuttaHand and I finally got caching again yesterday. We've dropped off a white jeep in "Its' All In The View"
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=7cb8a8b5-2ff8-4698-ac57-cee16546b60d


Oh -- and if you do that, please read our log. Learn from my mistake Image

edit: added the link (I think)

[This message has been edited by OuttaHand (edited 07-31-2005).]
 
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Opossum
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

That's a great log! Thanks for taking the time to write it. Thanks also to the GeoZingers too for the Zinger On A King picture!
 
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