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tyhorton
02-04-2008, 01:54 PM
February 23rd Lewis & Clark OUtfitters will be facilitating a hunt in Little Rock. We will meet at 9am at the store off of N. University and get your coordinates. Afterwards at around 11:30 we will have a pancake breakfast free of charge. Call, come by or visit the web site for more details. www.gooutandplay.com (http://www.gooutandplay.com)
501-537-1401

Each month on the 3rd Saturday we will be hosting another Geocaching event.

GeoJeepers
02-04-2008, 07:26 PM
So how is it going to work? Will all be hunting specific caches that are placed by L & C or are they just giving out cache listings for the area? Having one every 3rd Sunday sounds like a way to get some great exposure to the sport of geocaching! I sure do like pancakes!

SJClimber
02-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Went to the website. No information. As with pre vious post, how is this organized??

4wheeling-1
02-05-2008, 10:43 AM
I went to this website also and found not one word about geocaching, sounds like someone is trying to get a free plug

tyhorton
02-05-2008, 11:05 AM
Sorry about that it should have been on our website by now. The way we are going to run it is set out a specific number of caches. The morning of the event we will give out information on the caches and turn you loose. You will have 2 hours to find as many as you can and be back at the store. Each cache will have a prize voucher for either merchandise or a store discount. The person with the most caches found will win an additional $25 store credit. In the event of a tie we will draw straws for the winner. After we are done we will all eat and talk about what you would like the next event to be like.

4wheeling-1
02-05-2008, 11:44 AM
IN MY FACE, sounds like we're going to have a party

GeoJeepers
02-05-2008, 05:41 PM
I went back to the website this afternoon, if you click the events tab for the Little Rock store, the event is listed there with the basic details that are given here. Prizes AND Pancakes? Awesome!

SJClimber
02-05-2008, 07:25 PM
Well, are these caches to be enabled through GC.com? or just proprietary caches?? Sounds more like the latter...?

tyhorton
02-05-2008, 08:13 PM
Right now they are proprietary but as this monthly event goes on we would like to expand it. After this first event we will talk over a hot cake about what you would like to see in this event and how we can make it more fun.

GeoJeepers
02-06-2008, 04:50 PM
I had sent L & C an email yesterday asking questions, which they replied to today with the same basic info. But they also gave me the store's number and manager's name (Ty Horton) to contact for more details. Ty was not in when I called, but I talked to the "Outside Manager" ( a young lady whose name escapes me right now) and she said that basically they were wanting to put on a clinic for geocaching. I asked if they needed any help with what they were doing, and she said "Are you a geocacher?" :o like she couldn't believe it was really true. She said they have people that do research once assigned a clinic topic, and they have researched, but are not geocachers and would greatly appreciate any help they could get. I thought that alot of the people at this event may be new to caching and this could be a good way to get some exposure to our sport and our organization, and since 99% of you guys are more experienced than we are, I thought I would let you know they actually want our help. :) As Ty stated, the first time they are not GC.com caches (although we could still have time!), but they are willing to hear what route everybody wants to take for the future.

Woodwalker9
02-06-2008, 05:43 PM
Geojeepers, count me in. As you said, this is a great opportunity to introduce new people to geocaching. I will be glad to help anyway I can.

arkansas_stickerdude
02-06-2008, 08:23 PM
Any ideas on having this in Fayetteville or Rogers?

AR-HICK
02-19-2008, 09:15 AM
I will attend if I am not on my deathbed. It will be good to meet some new cachers and show them the ropes.
Arkansas Hick
Mike

BSA534
02-19-2008, 06:12 PM
Anyone have the coords to this place? Street addresses are so 20th century 8)

OldRiverRunner
02-19-2008, 06:18 PM
Street addresses are so 20th century 8)

So is the technology we use in this game! :wink: (as well as almost all of the players! :wink: ) -- ORR

GeoJeepers
02-21-2008, 05:44 PM
Google Earth says 34 45.184 092 20.463 for the coordinates. Looks like either in or across the street from Park Plaza Mall. We'll be coming, dragging HondaCacher along too. I printed 50 of the Introduction To Geocaching brochures that I downloaded from this fine website to bring along. :)

I have talked to the manager a couple of times...last time he asked me if kids would like caching 8O . I told him of course, little ones all the way up to 39 yr old ones at least :D . He said they were working with the teens at Children's Hospital and wondered if geocaching would be a good outlet for them....makes you go hmmmm :idea:

4wheeling-1
02-22-2008, 08:36 AM
It's looking like I am going to make it, if my work schedule doesn't change between now and 7 am I will see you there, thanks in advance for the shindig

Ltfightr
02-22-2008, 03:31 PM
William and I will be there but Parker has to work.

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Diana

rklmbl
02-23-2008, 06:54 PM
A big thank you to the Lewis and Clark staff for the time and effort you took to place the caches today. The ones we hunted were super caches and the cords were spot on. You did a good job for your first time to try this.

BSA534
02-23-2008, 09:21 PM
We also enjoyed hunting the caches (and the pancakes & bacon!) We weren't able to get back for the 2 p.m. awards, I hope everyone else did. It was a fun time. Can't wait for the next event!

BSA534
02-24-2008, 08:28 PM
I wonder how many of the caches will get approved. I know a couple of the ones we found were less than a tenth of a mile from existing caches. I don't remember the geocaching name of the guy who is posting the caches. Seems like it was hendricks or something like that.

Woodwalker9
02-24-2008, 09:44 PM
I too really appreciate the folks at Lewis & Clark for putting this together. There were some problems, but they are new at this and are willing and eager to learn and I expect to see more of these events in the future.

BSA534, you are correct. The guys name was Will Hendricks and he geocaches under the name of whendricks_hikr. He has 1 hide south of Clinton on the top of a bluff that is a beautiful spot. Check out Grandpa's Bluff(GCTKVT).

Thanks again to all those who helped in the event Saturday.