Hello friends, we have missed you. It seems like ages since we last posted and it kind of has been. We took a magical journey to Seattle for my daughters graduation and turned it into the most epic caching adventure. We have so many posts about this trip to feature. Unfortunately we had to come home and recover from all of the driving and fun as well as go back to work. So forgive our delay but we are back into the swing of things and ready to share our adventures!
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OK…here we go, in this post we are saluting 2 caches for the Holy Sweet Cache Honor. One is a cache we found and another is one we did not find. I would have never guessed a DNF cache could be Holy Sweet Cache worthy but we found one…or should I say Didn’t find one.
We will start with the first ever DNF Holy Sweet Cache….Double Bubble Toil & Trouble This cache has been on my list of MUST FIND caches since the day I heard of it. I have wanted to find this cache for over a year. It has
1,374 Logged Visits
821 451 and 252 Favorite Points This cache takes you to the famous Gum Wall in downtown Seattle. We had a small army looking for it and on our second try we met a nice cacher named familygeo looking for it as well. We looked for hours and had no luck. The hunt was one of my favorites of all time. Listening to the people walking by making comments on how gross we were for touching the gum and better yet how bad of parents we are for letting our kids touch the gum. My little sister Swaggette was following us around with hand sanitizer. We gave it our all and I guess this difficulty 3 cache got the best of us. Here are some of the pictures from the illusive cache.
The next Holy Sweet Cache is 620 miles away from our home and is pretty famous…the Original Stash Tribute Plaque & Un-Original Stach GC92 The original Stach Tribute Plaque has
8,344 Logged Visits & 1549 Favorite points6,854 11 This is a piece of geocaching history. We had to visit the place where it all began. Below is taken from the cache page. “On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was placed right at this very spot by Dave Ulmer containing a Delorme Topo USA, 2 CD Roms, a cassette recorder, a "George of the Jungle" VHS tape, a Ross Perot book, 4 $1 bills, a slingshot handle and a pretty notorious can of beans (now the O.C.B. trackable). The coordinates were then listed on the internet and modern-day geocaching was born. The first finder of that first cache was Mike Teague who took the money and left some cigarettes, a cassette tape and a pen. That original bucket was severely damaged by an Oregon road crew mower and is no longer around. TEAM 360 and other concerned geocachers recognized the importance of the event that happened here and dedicate this Original Stash Tribute Plaque on behalf of cachers everywhere.” We had to get this one. It was about 2 in the morning when we arrived at GZ and GZ is located on some dark heavy forest roads in Oregon. It was pitch black and kind of scary, that did not stop us. We jumped out of the car with flashlights and sleepy eyes and proceeded to enjoy this piece of history. We heard things in the woods and got spooked a few times but we were able to claim our smiley! We were so close to the Un-Original stach we hiked through the darkness and recovered one of the oldest caches around. What a great memory and night! Anyone whom has not had the pleasure of seeing where it all began should put this on your Caches bucket list.
We hope you enjoy these Holy Sweet Caches and look forward to our posts to come on more Holy Sweet Caches, Groundspeak visit and misc. caching adventures.