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paris1time
01-18-2008, 08:17 AM
I was reading my e-mail this morning and took notice of a news article listed in my weekly notification e-mail from GC.com.

It was a story about the two climbers recently rescued on Mt. Hood. It appears that rescuers were able to find them after the climbers happened to find a geocache that had the GPS coords inside it and the climbers were able to use their cell phones to give authorities their coords from the cache.

What a story.

Here is a link for the story online:

Climbers rescued on Mount Hood aided by treasure hunt box (http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_011508ORN_mt_hood_climbers_LJ.253cb5a0.html)

paris1time

majii
01-18-2008, 02:30 PM
That's pretty cool.

OldRiverRunner
01-19-2008, 06:45 PM
This is a GREAT story! I had heard about the climbers being rescued on Mt. Hood, but I didn't know about the tie to geocaching. Thanks for sharing it with us, p1t! -- ORR

4wheeling-1
01-22-2008, 12:23 PM
What a way to start geocaching, that is an awesome story, thanks paris1time for sharing this with everyone, putting the coords in the container is something I can't remember ever doing, sounds like a good practice in some parts of the world

paris1time
01-22-2008, 10:02 PM
I did some looking on the GC.com site to see if I could find the cache that helped aid in their rescue but did not find one I could say was it for sure. I wonder which cache it was.

Geezer_Veazey
01-23-2008, 12:58 AM
http://www.devfolio.com/geocaching/statbar/logo.aspx?uid=175bb8d6-9f66-407c-baf8-1d8ffc9d3fb9&txt=I+would+rather+be+geocaching&img=aga&img2=flagar

p1t, I deleted the ':' and the characters that followed it over to the ']' at both the beginning and the end of your stats code and the above is what I got.

Make sure that HTML and BBCode are both turned on in your profile.

Have a nice day.

paris1time
01-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Geezer,

Your da man. Thanks for the help.

p1t

OldRiverRunner
01-23-2008, 09:40 PM
I did some looking on the GC.com site to see if I could find the cache that helped aid in their rescue but did not find one I could say was it for sure. I wonder which cache it was.

I just did some searching and apparently this one was the cache.

GC-PNWSAR2 (GCRZCP) http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRZCP&Submit6=Go

paris1time
01-24-2008, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the info ORR!

p1t