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Old 02-04-2012, 04:57 AM   #2281
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played in the mud on my way to work






everyone thought it was funny that the girl whos car is always clean as hell was covered in brown lol i sprayed it off on my way home at 2am
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Covered a lot of miles yesterday geocaching. Its one of my hobbies I started messing with last summer.
Got to drive some interesting winding roads in the middle of nowhere, played in some mud, some farm roads, and ended up following a bunch of dead ends.
But, it got me out of the house, away from stressing over work, and out to see places that I probably never would go see otherwise. Its a lot of fun.
Most everyone else who does this where I live, has a 4wd or suv of some sorts. I've shown up at 3 events for my local group (which covers about 4 counties) being the only one doing this in a large FWD monster. I see a lot of trucks, blazers, Subies, Jeeps, and my mentors doing this have a 4 runner. Some of the caches are up on logging trails, seasonal roads, and at the top of washed out mountain roads. People have no idea how I get to where I do, but I'm just careful where I place my wheels, and take it slow. We tend to not go out caching as groups, so you are on your own most of the time.

Definitely glad I had the Blizzaks on yesterday. Got into an area off the beaten path, and the ground was just insane to drive on. I ended up finding the cache, then doing some 10000 point turn on this farmers road to get back around to main roads.
Wish I could afford a truck to do this, but I just don't have the dough, especially with how sketchy my job has been lately.
People ask me why I have huge monster yellow fog lights hanging down under the rear end, its tough to explain to them how I get myself into spots where I find myself backing up down a road for miles at a time without a place to turn around...lol.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #2283
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Whats been your longest streak in doing this?
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #2284
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found this when i went out to my car... after it being bone dry 12 hrs earlier when i got home.

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guess the spray foam didnt work. took out the back seats so i could look for leaks near the shock tower, i took the seal out for good measure and slathered an entire tube of 100% silicone caulk inside the seal where it grabs the lip on the car. then with my finger wiped off the excess and did any cracks in the trunk i thought had a slim chance of leaking on the left side. i sure hope it works. at this point ive dumped about$30 on fixing a leak i cant even find for sure.
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Have you checked all the nuts that attach the tail lights and center panel? Wouldn't be a bad idea to re-RTV those
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i had to caulk the hell out of my wheel wells from the inside because i have a hole the size of a fist in my rear passenger wheel well.. havent had wet seats yet so i guess i fixed it
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well, my problem is my car has been severely sideswiped at one point. ive got a fiberglass hood, new bumpers new fender on the driver side, new driver headlight the inside skins of my doors are rippled and when i stuck my head in the driver 1/4 panel i discovered its a patch panel. there was a little panel gap that should have been welded and smoothed where the bumper corner peets the 1/4 corner that was open, i foamed it from the inside and clear siliconed it lastnight. the problem is my trunk has a slight dip towards the left. if you drop any water from the center of the trunk to the left it all runs to the left side along that corner. so at this point im hoping it was just this trickle under the seal i found and nothing else.

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Whats been your longest streak in doing this?
Just grabbed 2 more this morning that had been posted late last night for our area. Was tough going, considering I had just worked overnight, and was going on 26 hours without sleep at that point. (I normally don't do 3rd shifts...)

As for a streak, not sure what it was... maybe 9 days in a row with finds, maybe 10. My one day record I believe is 10 finds. I started doing this last year after I turned 33 in June. Was just sitting around thinking about something new to get me out of the house. Never even heard of geocaching before. Bought my Atrix phone for my birthday, and was looking at market downloads for GPS/Nav, and came across the term. Signed up for the website and found my first cache 2 days later.
Up to 175 finds as of todays newest 2.
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Nice..Id like to get into it but dont have the time..lol
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Nice..Id like to get into it but dont have the time..lol
I've heard a lot of people say that. Its not about how much time you put in, its not about the numbers, its about doing something fun when you do have a bit of free time. One of my friends is unemployed, and has been doing this for years. He has something like 4000 finds, and in several countries. Another is a UU Minister, and found time to get up real early yesterday to beat me to those 2 new caches before racing back for his Sunday service. It gets addicting, then once you realize that, you end up finding time where you can.
Its a whole lot of fun. It was frustrating at first for me, until you find your first 20 or so it seems rough. But once you start figuring out what to look for, typical locations, what the containers look like, you start moving up. Took me my first 2 months to find my first 25, and it was a couple other people that helped me figure things out and enjoy it more.

Just take a day, and go look for some easy ones, some 1/1 or 1.5/1.5 rating (difficulty/terrain) that have been recently found, and are large containers (not the small ones). Its the easiest way to start out. If you can find ones like that with favorite points, even better. Some of the best caches will take you places you didn't know existed, and are pretty much not commonly known. Others take you to famous places. I found the one hidden on doubleday field in Cooperstown. But i've done a lot that took me up some random backroad that led me to a great view of a valley, some historic site, or even just a great waterfall that no one knows about.
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