Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Impressions From June/July 2013 Trips

Here are some photos of my Geocaching trips in June & July 2013, including the biggest Event so far "Project Eck 2013".

 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Portal To Hell And The Shell In The Forest


On a nice day, together with Laguna.sam, I searched for an outstanding cache for our guestcacher Stu, which was our third fellow today.
Laguna.sam and myself made some of such kind of caches before. This one, with the nice story and the impressive length, was outstanding indeed.
The weather was very good. But it rained some hours before. To get down to the entrance, we had to do a T4.5. And I mean it. Step after step we climbed down the ridiculous slippery surface. It took some time until we were down, standing before the portal to hell. We had no fear and moved right in with our headlamps.,

We found some strange things inside. Strange things like a makeshift bong or an old rim from a small car. Creepy chalk sediments from the incoming water made some bizarre places. We found the chimney and Laguna spotted the container while we made photos.




Of course we didn't walk back the same way. We wanted to see the other side of this tunnel. And after a feeling we walked forever, I heard a bird whistling, and soon after that we saw light!


After visiting the portal to hell, nothing could fear us anymore So we all thought. But we not only discovered some nice things on this round, but a very dangerous thing, too.
At of of this caches of that round, there is an old mortar shell. We had some problems to stop Stu from examining and opening the shell just in time. Only about 50m away from the cache there is an old mortar shell from WW II. This is very dangerous as it lies in the explosion range.


This thing needs to get defused. The ways... well wait, which ways? :) It's definitely no Sunday walk. But we knew that. Some nice hides made us smile and the Bonus did make a great ending of our today's tour in this nice area.


And that's it for the trip. It was a lot of fun. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Laguna.sam's 1000th Geocache Found

This was the day. Today, the 1000th found for Laguna.sam was on the plan. After getting 3 quick traditionals before to count to the right number, Team rolliradler, Laguna.sam and myself went for a difficult and long Multi-Cache. D4.5 and T3.5 was appropriate for an anniversary cache round through the forest. It took us 8:20 hours and about 8.6 miles to get the final. And some of us, even got wet feet :). There was also a unexpected refreshment available, where I and the male part of team rolliradler got our drinks. Here is a short video and some impressions.

You had to blow into a tube. We expected that it's a kind of flute, but it wasn't. Instead, a marble popped out :) We scratched our head what this meant. After further examination we found the coordinates for the next stage engraved on the marble. Awesome idea.

Some stages were really tricky.

No, I'm not afraid of spiders...noooo.

Nice places and so much fun. Discussing the strategy.

   1000 Founds! Congratulations Laguna.sam!

And the photo of our group today.

Once again, congratulations to Laguna.sam for this nice anniversary. And thanks to team rolliradler for making this day a big success and putting so much fun in this.
And of course to the owner, who might recognize this, to give us all this joy and a cache worth for an anniversary. 
Happy Geocaching!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sealess Tides

Here are some quick impressions about my little round  a week ago.

The best cache of that tour in a video.

Nice "log"

Spiders, spiders, spiders...and a cache-container

Under bridges or in traffic signs...there is always a hide