Alberta "flash-cache" challenge

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Whitey Jr, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Whitey Jr

    Whitey Jr Been here awhile

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    OK folks here it is..... Rob1313 and I took advantage of a beautiful sunny day (+18) and started off a variation of a geo-cache. We've planted our "cache" and it's ready to be found. It's a tiny flash drive in a tupperware container.


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    There's already a few pics/videos on there as well as a great GPS track for some off-road trails in the area. I've also added a .doc file. If found, simply add your 2-cents to the doc and re-save (time and date of find, route taken and so on...). Please add your own pics, videos, GPS tracks and then re-stash!

    So Rob1313 and I started out in Edmonton and decided the best way to start this thing was to head in a direction that would make it more reasonable for those in Red Deer, Calgary and so on to give it a shot too. A mid-morning departure.


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    We were both on the Stroms (Rob the 1000, me the 650), so we kept it to slab and gravel, but believe me....there is no shortage of awesome trails in the area. We arrived in the general area of our destination and stopped for a very nutritional lunch.
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    As we ate our delicious lunch and discussed where we would stash our treasure, we came to the conclusion the best place was right there in the lounge. Here's the nice bartender-lady (whose name I can't remember), who has been warned that some muddy, foul-smelling dual-sporters will soon be in her bar hunting for this little piece of tupperware.


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    We found a nice little hiding place and stashed-the-cache!


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    Rob1313 took a pic of the GPS co-ordinates and will post them here soon I'm sure. I glanced at mine as we pulled out, and if I remember right it was N53 06.141 W115 19.032. After that, we took one last pic and hit the road for home (note how delicately the name of the restaurant has been edited out).


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    Keep in mind this cache can only be retrieved during regular business hours!!


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    Good luck cache-hunters!!

    -Whitey Jr
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  2. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    It was a blast riding with ya today buddy.
    Here is the shot of the GPS location of the stash.
    Riders be warned that there is some covert speed enforcement on the road to the stash. Take it easy. Watch for wildlife too.

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    Happy hunting....
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  3. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    You buggers. I COULD have done this if you'd have made it JUUUUUUST a tiny bit closer to where I was gonnna be Thursday.

    PS: what kinda flash drive? Just a USB jobbie? Cuz I MIGHT be able to scootch over there, just for the heckuvit.
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  4. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Yup it's a USB style.
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  5. swinada

    swinada Adventurer

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    how come you didnt block out the name behind the bike? :)

    To bad its to far away for me...........
    What would you guys do if one day I drive by and then stash this somewhere in my Vicinity? We have lots of nice trails uphere.
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  6. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    I'm sure the next rider through will just move it around after that. While we would like to keep it in the general area it is meant to move. We can't help it if you take it far away......:D
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  7. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    I think I may, just may, try to snag that thing Friday evening. And I'll be quite mobile, too.
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  8. Whitey Jr

    Whitey Jr Been here awhile

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    Ooops. I forgot to edit out the sign behind the bikes :doh , but to be honest it doesn't really matter (It's not the name of the town or anything). It's a great area to ride!! Feel free to re-stash it wherever you feel like, just be sure to post the coordinates of it's new hiding place here :D (a place with cheap beer and good hot-wings would be great)

    -Whitey Jr
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  9. johnnyc14

    johnnyc14 Been here awhile

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    I don't have a gps but I found the town on Google Earth. Went for ride this afternoon and found the cache. It was such a good place to eat that I left it there so some of you other guys can go and try the food.

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  10. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    One of the original FF's is gonna get a kickback at this rate...
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  11. Whitey Jr

    Whitey Jr Been here awhile

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    Congrats Johnny!! For anyone else that makes it out that way....the philly beef dip gets Whitey's 3-thumbs up!! I finally managed to get the helmet-cam footage put together and it can be found here;

    http://ca.video.yahoo.com/mypage?s=20698&public=1


    It's a little short as the slab riding doesn't make for very exciting footage. Enjoy!

    -Whitey Jr
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  12. Whitey Jr

    Whitey Jr Been here awhile

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    The cache has been found and re-located!!! Congrats to AlbertaStrom :clap Details on it's new location will be announced soon.

    -Whitey Jr
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  13. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    I can't believe Johnny left it there for me! What luck. I Picked it up at exactly 5:00pm.

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    I almost turned around at Tomahawk because the weather looked grim but I decided to risk it. The wind was very strong and gusty

    along the way to it's new home

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    Getting close
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    Unfortunately the weather kept looming so I rushed it a bit and the photos and diary are lacking.

    It should be easy to find however. It's in a gem of a spot not far from a busy road.

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    Look UNDER the little chunk of concrete
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    HAVE FUN!!!!....I did. I got wet too...
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  14. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    Ah you fogducker... that's too far north for my impending trip to Rocky Mountain House...
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  15. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    Maybe I'll take it to Alaska with me in July :lol3
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  16. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    Oh yeah? Maybe I'll smuggle it cross-border and park it in the middle of buttmunch, Saskatchewan.

    Actually, if I do get into that thang, I've got a perfect spot for it...
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  17. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    I'm just in too much of a too-tight itinerary to do anything with it, methinks.

    Gotta leave it to the native Albertans.
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  18. Gator8

    Gator8 He did what in his cup?

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    VERY cool idea guys! A little too far for me to travel :evil , but I'll keep my eye on this thread. As a geocacher, I find it increasingly difficult to cache in my riding gear and not look too conspicuous.
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  19. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Please excuse the lousy pics. I seem to have had a thumb in the way type of day today


    I decided to go for a bit of a tear this morning and retrive our traveling flash drive.
    It was a cool ride but well worth it. Had one close moment when I came over a rise in the road and was greated with this on the other side. Had I not been traveling in the car tracks it could have easily become a high speed wipeout.
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    Otherwise the roads are clean and dry. The further I went the better the sky became.
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    A quick turn off of the highway and I was there
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    I made one big mistake. I glanced over the pics that Alberta Strom provided and assumed I knew where it was. I followed GPS guidance to the park and quickly figured out I should have paid more attention to the pics. It was at the base of a sign right? Which sign? There are a lot of signs in that park. I walked around everyone of them.
    I called home and talked to my better half. She reviewed the pics online and talked me through what I was really looking for.
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    Next time I'll print the pics and take em with me.
    Here it is all tucked away waiting for its next resting place. I'll let you know what happens next.
    Rob
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  20. BeezaBoy

    BeezaBoy Been here awhile

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    I too plan on getting my hands on that little flash drive... I'm taking a trip up that way soon, but I live a bit further south... so chances are it will end up somewhere in the Rocky Mountains!
    Great idea guys!
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