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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Morgan's Happy Hunting!

All right, everybody. See if you can follow this timeline. It’s brought to you courtesy of ebjazzz and his Morgan’s Happy Hunting geocache. It’s a dandy. The timeline is made up of logbook entries, emails, personal conversation, and me filling in the blanks as I imagined them.

Have fun!

November 30, 2011 5:30 PM

Kevin:

Came home from work, grabbed the mail and the first stage of the cache! I'm already excited! Problem is, I'm out early in the morning and crazy busy all day. Don't think I'll be the FTF but THANKS for putting a new cache in our playground! I'll find this one with the family and the dog!

December 1, 2011 6:00 AM

Dan:

Up bright and early and I’m capturing the first stage of the cache. Right on! What’s with that clue? Oh, I see it now! Smart you are! But where’s the cache? I’ll have to find it later…

December 1, 2011 11:49 AM 

Dave:

Kevin, I saw your note about stage one. I grabbed stage one this morning, and it lead me back towards the dam, at the edge of a treeline... The coordinates I jotted down were N xx xx.xxx W xxx xx.xxx. Does any of this sound familiar? I'm going to check it out again in a little while, after I get back from Allentown…

December 1, 2011 2:33 PM 

Kevin:

Yes, it appeared to be that way. The coords you wrote are the same I have. I didn't even try to find stage two but from what ebjazzz says, there should be TWO caches there. A letter box cache that he found and stage two to his cache? Let me know. I won’t be home until after 9:00 PM and back out on business all day tomorrow so I'm out until Saturday at least (even though it's nearly at me front door). Good luck, it is a 3/3 sooooooooo, we'll see…

December 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Dave:

Where’s this Stage Two hide? And who’s this dude that keeps staring at me?

December 1, 2011 1:00 PM

Dan:

I’m blowing off work early to go deer hunting. Maybe I can snag this cache, at least Stage One. Who’s this champ over there in the grass? What are you doing over there? Sigh. All right. I’m going to go grab my gear. Better keep my eye on this bird. He’s right at the end of my driveway…

December 1, 2011 1:15 PM

Dave:

Man, this is a tough hide. At least that guy over there took off…

December 1, 2011 1:30 PM 

Dan:

That guy’s still up there, eh? I better go see what’s going on. Probably some kid that’s lookin’ to take a baseball bat to my mailbox. Little bastard. All right… Oh, too late… there he goes… Good.

December 1, 2011 1:31 PM 

Dave:

Yes! There it is! Stage Two in-hand! See you later, Mr. Mayor-of-the-Neighborhood. Yeah, you, pal! Bastard…

December 1, 2011 1:35 PM 

Dan:

All right, now that Mr. Country Sight-Seer is gone, back to Stage One... Oh, geez, here it is. Why didn’t I see this earlier in the morning? No matter, got it now… What? You gotta be kidding me? The Final coordinates are right there at the end of my driveway? Geez, that was probably a geocacher… that was probably Smithie! Well… Let’s go get it anyway…

…THIS is where the Final is? What’s with that hint? Something’s wrong here. This isn’t making sense… I’m off my game today… I guess I’ll go deer hunting and worry about this later.

December 1, 2011 8:26 PM

Dave:

Found it!

That was a hell of a cache. I thought stage two was one of the tougher hides I've ever found... then I got to stage three. The help ebjazzz gave me was "focus on the coords, not on the rocks. The stage is hidden in plain sight." Damn skippy! The stage one hint made no sense to me (not that it was needed) and the whole thing about finding the letterbox at stage two still baffles me.

December 2, 2011 7:52 AM

Dan:

Wait, so this is a three stage cache? That makes more sense!

EBJazzz incorrectly called what he found a letterbox hybrid and assumed it was a geocache. It is actually an official Letterbox! Neat!

Knowing that and assuming he botched the crds, I was all pumped to go and find this cache using the Letterbox map! I was going to try it tonight if time allowed. That would have been one hell of a score.

The Stage Two hint is "It's a rocky situation". The closest rocks are way off the coordinates. Does he really mean that for Stage Two or is that the Final hint? That isn't making sense to me (yet). I thought Stage Two was the Final so I was looking for a regular size container. That's why I thought he botched the crds. GZ is in the grass. Then I'm thinking "rocky situation" as in unstable. Then I'm thinking "rocky" as in Rocky. And the letterbox is absolutely not at what he calls stage two. The map clearly shows that.

But knowing it's a three stager now makes a little more sense. I was looking for the wrong type of thing at Stage Two.

You know what - I'm still going to skip the mysterious Stage Two and try to find it using the letterbox map. That'd be a cool challenge.

December 2, 2011 8:21 AM

Dan:

Oops. I may have made a critical error…

On the cache page, for the hint “it’s a rocky situation”, does it say Part Two or Part Three? I may have misread it and just assumed, since it was listed second, that it was for Part Two. That would have been my mistake. No matter, I was well out of daylight and wouldn’t have gone for it anyway.

December 2, 2011 9:00 AM 

Kevin:

This is getting very interesting…

December 2, 2011 9:24 AM

Dave:

"It's a rocky situation" is the hint for the final, which is applicable. The cache is actually four stages. I'm still baffled about the letterbox. If he discovered a letterbox when placing stage two, he ventured over the property line. I emailed ebjazzz yesterday from stage two, and he said it is indeed there, to focus on the coordinates and not the rocks, and that the stage is hidden in plain sight. He was dead on with that advice. In actuality, I believe he was going to place the stage where he ended up finding the letterbox (beyond the property line) then decided against it and placed it somewhere else. Or, perhaps, he mixed up stage two and the stage four final. I can definitely see someone placing a letterbox where the final was hidden. Moreso than at stage two.

Kevin, yep, I was pacing that 500' stretch of land for a good part of the afternoon. In fact you probably spotted me, as I was emailing you from the site. I saw a car pull up to stage one and a man got out, presumably looking for the stage. I was going to walk down to "double check the coordinates" and see who it was, but I was hellbent on finding the stage. The car vanished before I got a chance, so either they came up empty handed, or found it and were waiting to come back.

December 2, 2011 10:00 AM

Dan:

No, that was I, Dan, that spotted you! And I was the man that stopped at stage 1… But I DID NOT find it… I got scared off by YOU prowling around! I had no clue that the next stage was right there. I figured “you” would start getting all suspicious. Since “you” kept looking over my way, I just scrammed before I would have to answer questions to some stranger. With hunting season and all, you never know who’s around. Later I concluded that “you” must have been my neighbor walking his dog around, but, then, I couldn’t figure out why he (you) was being so squirrely. I found Stage One later that night. Too funny!!

A FOUR stager! Cool!

December 5, 2011 3:00 PM 

Dan:

Well, at least I know what this guy is up to… “Did you find it?” Ha, ha… He knows what I’m talking about… Wonder who that was… I’ll keep my eye on the logs…

December 18, 2011 3:00 PM

Dan:

I found the letterbox! Neato! But I’ll never find the Final without the coordinates. Too many hiding spots. Better play it properly…

…Finally…

smithie23



Premium Member

Found it

12/01/2011

FTF @ 15:45. This was one of the best caches I've done in quite some time! I'm glad I have little hair, because I'd surely have been pulling it out while trying to find some of these stages. They were tough, tough hides! The view at the final was nothing short of amazing. I was sure to grab plenty pictures, for my own personal collection.

As for the cache itself, it was well stocked with plenty of swag. I took nothing, and left the Fulton Missouri Hawthorn Geocoin. Thanks for a fun afternoon!

Team LPD



Premium Member

Found it

12/05/2011

Well, since the deer were not cooperating today, I figured I would try and finish this cache while in the area.

Was scratching my head for several minutes while trying to find Stage #2, but geosenses kicked in and I found it. While entering the info for Stage #3, a guy pulled up by my truck and said, "did you find it?". I gave him a thumbs up! Don't know who he was, but he was obviously a geocacher.

Stage #3 had me aggitated! I spent 20 minutes looking for this one because I didn't know what I was looking for. I wasn't sure if this was the final or if I was looking for another stage. Just as I was about to give up, I found the little bugger!

Found the final without any problems. As I was hunting I didn't have anything with me to trade, so I just signed the log.

TFTC
Steve / Team LPD

Bloodhounded



Premium Member

Found it

12/30/2011

It all started one day when I was alerted to a new cache quite literally at my front door. That evening I came home from work, grabbed the mail and the first stage of this cache and called it a day. Afterwards I saw that others were logging it and learned a trick or two from the logs and some conversations between a few of us who have either found it or where setting their sights on it.

Fast forward one month that passed by so fast it was a blur. I had to get this one done and it was going to be my 200th cache, or else! Seeing an opportunity, I enlisted my friend, neighbor and fellow colleague at our blog cachecrazy.com, Dodger from team DLC. We both had stage one, I did not have stage two which Dodger had but would not even squeak out a single hint! That was cool though because in several minutes of searching, I used my “hiders’ senses” (which at times are stronger than geosenses) and bam, there it was.

Dodger Lizard Crew



Premium Member

Found it

12/30/2011

It took me almost a full month to finish this one. Found Stage 1 right when it came out... Found Stage 2 a couple days later... Drove by while Team LPD was searching the one day (yep, that was me ...)

Bloodhounded gave a call and said let's finish this one up. So off we went. We were seriously hung on Stage 3. After AN HOUR, we finally went to the bullpen. Just before the hints came in, though, we spotted the container, thus making it a "clean" find. For the record, we both had it off GZ by about 30, 35 feet.

We made the jaunt the rest of the way where Bloodhounded came up with the find (a milestone for them - glad to be a part of it). Took nothing, signed and stamped log.

Thanks for the fun, close-to-home multi (my personal favorite type of cache), my friend!

1 comments:

BLOODHOUNDED said...

Dodger, when you recap a geocache, it makes me feel like I'm doing it all over again. Great job putting this together! Excellent use of our dialog and it gives everyone a small view of how things progress when a new cache is released in our playground (Francis E Walter Dam area). Let me just say this for the record, this is a solid 3/3 and what fun it was!

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