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Postby mrandMisBehavin » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:13 pm

Does anyone know if there are Geocaches at Burning Man? If there are will they be listed on Geocaching(dot)com?

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Postby AntiM » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:33 pm

There's a thread about that on eplaya somewhere. Try the ever-frustrating search function.
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Postby mrandMisBehavin » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:10 pm

Thanx Ant

I did a search but couldn't find anything current.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:22 pm

It existed last year. No one has started a thread on it this year, but I'm sure that's because it's early, yet.
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Postby teardropper » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:27 pm

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Postby mdmf007 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:15 pm

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=7100&highlight=geocache

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=28415&highlight=geocache

Two threads.

Im an avid Cacher - the problem with Geocaches on playa is in the fact that you cant bury a cache. Its one of the rules. Another rule is that for a cache to be approved - you have to live near it, or be able to maintain it regularly the software used to kick out caches that were too far from your house.

The other problem is that not many people have internet access to upload the cache once its placed on playa during the burn. Its hard to pre-place on the playa because BM is always in a slightly different location so nothing is static.


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Postby ygmir » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:22 pm

didn't someone bury a fish out there two years ago, and, couldn't find it last year?
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Postby Sail Man » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:47 pm

ygmir wrote:didn't someone bury a fish out there two years ago, and, couldn't find it last year?


Crypto?

No, I saw her last year so if anybody buried her she was able to claw her way out :P


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Postby ygmir » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Sail Man wrote:
ygmir wrote:didn't someone bury a fish out there two years ago, and, couldn't find it last year?


Crypto?

No, I saw her last year so if anybody buried her she was able to claw her way out :P


:lol:


I said "A" fish, not "The" Fish...........

details, Sailman, they'll get ya........
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Postby Sail Man » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:12 pm

ygmir wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
ygmir wrote:didn't someone bury a fish out there two years ago, and, couldn't find it last year?


Crypto?

No, I saw her last year so if anybody buried her she was able to claw her way out :P


:lol:


I said "A" fish, not "The" Fish...........

details, Sailman, they'll get ya........


:lol: So will the Labatt's and Cheese Balls :wink:
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Postby ygmir » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:18 pm

Sail Man wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
ygmir wrote:didn't someone bury a fish out there two years ago, and, couldn't find it last year?


Crypto?

No, I saw her last year so if anybody buried her she was able to claw her way out :P


:lol:


I said "A" fish, not "The" Fish...........

details, Sailman, they'll get ya........


:lol: So will the Labatt's and Cheese Balls :wink:


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Postby Boijoy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:04 pm

speaking of Cheese balls. where is DaMule??
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:00 pm

I hide a sausage on the playa every year.
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Postby mrandMisBehavin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:03 pm

DOUGLY… ya gonna bring one to hide this year?

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Postby LostinReno » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:18 pm

Haha! Yes, there is geocaching at Burning Man! Check out GC1TFDB, this was our event last year. We are planning on doing it again this year. We are Camp Geosmached. The Black Rock Beacon also put on GC1RMXE, they'd post coords in the Beacon everyday for caches in different theme camps and gave out some pretty cool geocoins! We gifted pathtags last year. We plan on doing it again this year! Hope to see you out there! I'd thought about placing a few along the way, since I do live close enough to maintain them, but there really is no way to stop safely along that strech of highway during the BM rush.
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Postby geospyder » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:50 pm

Talking of which - when are we ordering this year's path tags?
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Postby LostinReno » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:57 pm

geospyder wrote:Talking of which - when are we ordering this year's path tags?

Soon I hope! :?
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Postby mrandMisBehavin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:38 pm

I have some extra tags I'll bring!

On the Geocaching website we are Pinky Bee and Tee'd Up
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PLAYACACHING

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:52 pm

Playacaching

I'd like to get some thoughts on this idea.
If anyone can tear holes in it, it's the good folks on ePlaya (although I'd much prefer constructive criticism)

For those who aren't familiar with this activity, "Geocaching" is a game where anyone with a GPS can go to the geocaching.com website, download coordinates for a geocache (there's millions of 'em), put on their hiking shoes and visit said cache.
Caches are typically "themed" and contain a logbook and schwag. The idea is to visit, fill out the logbook, take some schwag, leave some schwag, and then carve a notch in your belt.

http://www.geocaching.com

The procedure for a normal geocache requires the cache to be placed and coordinates submitted to the website at which point the cache is reviewed by the organization and (usually) approved.

Since we are a temporary city, this procedure presents some insurmountable obstacles.

Enter "Playacaching"

Here's how I would imagine it could go down.....

PRE-PLAYA

\\ PLAYAcache owners create, populate and name cache.

\\ PLAYAcache owners upload cache data to playacaching.com website- all info (name, contents, camp info, etc) except coordinates

\\ Playacachers players download and print individual cache info from web.

ON PLAYA

\\ PLAYAcache owners set cache within their camp and note coordinates.

\\ Once set, PLAYAcache owners go to Playacaching camp to report coordinates.

\\ Coordinates are then posted, and players visit Playacaching camp to "fill in the blanks" (lat/long) on the cache pages they have printed from website

\\Throughout the week, players visit camps, log their finds, swap schwag and create meaningful, long lasting relationships.

\\ Partay on Friday. Drinking, Revelry, Prizes (most found, largest, smallest)


Thoughts??
Is anyone working on anything similar?
Would anyone like to work on this with me?
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Postby gaminwench » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:11 pm

there is a geocaching group already, and they've a thread here, current, somewhere...
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Postby Risky » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:14 pm

Here is a link, with other links avail thru that link.
viewtopic.php?t=33226&highlight=geocaching
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:24 pm

MOD NOTE. Merged Topics into one.

Thanks for the link that saves mucho time.
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Postby chris2010 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:18 pm

mdmf007 wrote:MOD NOTE. Merged Topics into one.

Thanks for the link that saves mucho time.


Cool! I can't wait to find some Caches on the Playa :)
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Postby LostinReno » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:00 pm

Thought I'd give this thread a bump since our annual Cache & Burn event has been posted!!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 8b00213db9

After the initial meetup at 6 o'clock and the man, we will be making it back to the Black Rock Center for Unlearning for a Bloody Mary bar! I will update the site once we have camp placement.
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Postby Lockwoodlady » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:55 pm

[quote="LostinReno"]Thought I'd give this thread a bump since our annual Cache & Burn event has been posted!!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 8b00213db9

After the initial meetup at 6 o'clock and the man, we will be making it back to the Black Rock Center for Unlearning for a Bloody Mary bar! I will update the site once we have camp placement.[/quote]

The BRCU will be at 3 o'clock and Detroit.
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Postby Lockwoodlady » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:55 pm

[quote="LostinReno"]Thought I'd give this thread a bump since our annual Cache & Burn event has been posted!!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 8b00213db9

After the initial meetup at 6 o'clock and the man, we will be making it back to the Black Rock Center for Unlearning for a Bloody Mary bar! I will update the site once we have camp placement.[/quote]

The BRCU will be at 3 o'clock and Detroit.
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Postby Barb Wire » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:48 pm

We'll be 3 Norwegians going this year, and we're sure gonna look you up. Last time we saw you where back in the Cache and Burn event in 2006.
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Postby winebuff » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:52 am

LostinReno wrote:Haha! Yes, there is geocaching at Burning Man! Check out GC1TFDB, this was our event last year. We are planning on doing it again this year. We are Camp Geosmached. The Black Rock Beacon also put on GC1RMXE, they'd post coords in the Beacon everyday for caches in different theme camps and gave out some pretty cool geocoins! We gifted pathtags last year. We plan on doing it again this year! Hope to see you out there! I'd thought about placing a few along the way, since I do live close enough to maintain them, but there really is no way to stop safely along that strech of highway during the BM rush.


I will be there!
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Postby LostinReno » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:35 am

Ok, here's the final skinny on Cache & Burn III. Our actual event is going to take place at 10am, Thursday, Sept. 2nd, at 6:00 and the man. We will hang out there for about 15-30 minutes then head over to the Black Rock Center for Unlearning located at 3:00 & Detroit for Otter Pops and Bloody Mary's (or my personal fave...PBR & Clamato, don't knock it, til you've tried it!). A few of us will be wearing our tye-died Great Basin Easter Sierra Geocacher t-shirts, keep an eye out! We've gotten a killer pathtag made up, in fact they should arrive on my front porch in the next day or two. :D Anyone attending the actual event will get one of these awesome Burning Man MMX pathtags! With that said, we do realize that playa time and other obligations make it really hard to attend certain events. Sooooo. our Cache & Burn Bar banner (also our logbook over the years) will be hanging on the side of Faith's (Cookie & Faith) motorhome located in the BRCU at 3 & D. You are more than welcome to come by and sign the log/banner at anytime during the week. If you do this you can claim the event and your smiley :D We just can't guarantee any pathtags will be left.
Event page;
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 8b00213db9
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2011 Geocaching

Postby mrandMisBehavin » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:59 pm

Geo Dust @ Burning Man (8/29/11) (event)

Has been posted on the Geocaching website!

http://coord.info/GC2G0W0

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 21dc832fbc
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