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GEO
09-13-2004, 06:59 PM
Well I thought I would try and show and tell a little about TIGGR'S AND MY Latest GEOCACACHING/BENCHMARK Adventure.
One of the main Benchmarks I went to get remains ungotten,but not forgotten.
This is how the Morning started.
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/def7f701-c5c6-42ef-a170-b8b69b695ba8.jpg
But by late afternoon and the Festival it was too hot and it was just too much for me that day.
This Day began Beautifuly as seen,then on to the Hillsboro,NM, Apple Festival,a reunion we get to once in a blue moon now but frequented every year while in our youth.The other reason was that TIGGR's Mom had recently passed and one of her wishes was to be back in New Mexico,I will Leave it to your imagination from there but we had released ballons and notes in key points and sprinkled a little ash.
STAR
http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CX1955
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/bf56b97a-5286-450b-84cb-f843810987b5.jpg
On top of this Mountian(says HILL)but as you can see by the photo's it is a BIG HILL.
From a Picture point at Emory Pass.
32* 54.696
107* 46.000
8228'

http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/38aacac5-0704-4420-bcda-60586ea1cd38.jpg
On the Continental Divide we divided some ash.Some to the East and
Some to the West.

CX1157 51 C
Our Goal was to get some photo's for the benchmark photo contest as well..
I will have to end the story here for now since,
SERVICE IS UNAVAILABLE
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/948a62d9-d7dc-4d54-8d5d-d9b07b451a9b.jpg

GEO
09-13-2004, 08:43 PM
1879 WHEELER ASTRONOMIC STATION
http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CY0795
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/6b6229ca-ecc9-4620-9d8e-1a261a24224a.jpg

This was on another day at Ft. Bayard New Mexico.
we recovered several marks today it went great.
This is also the day I found this one of a kind so far Arrows at the Airport.

http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CE0719
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/cc000550-e158-45ca-9b0e-e45ca32352fd.jpg
I also found an airport beacon that is listed as a Travel Bug Dog tag,3 actually.
Look at marker type.
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/cc000550-e158-45ca-9b0e-e45ca32352fd.jpg

THIS is my main reason for going down
The Big Hatchet Benchmark.
Met a Local Border Patrolman here while stopped taking photo,as you can imagine along the border that close with a GPS I attracted Alot of attention,I talked to him for quitw a while and he said he was going to place a 5-5 cache atop the mountian,along side the Benchmark.

http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/6c36b2ec-cbd7-4b29-a855-ef21f244c198.jpg

http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=CF0274

arkansas_stickerdude
09-13-2004, 08:48 PM
GEO you attract attention every where you go!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha!!!

GEO
09-14-2004, 09:43 AM
But I get new Geocachers that way too.
loco_51 is one of the newest members of Geocaching.
Having the Border Patrol on our side there is a GOOD thing.
I am planning an event with them(Border Patrol) in late Febuary or Early March.
We are going for the benchmark atop the Big Hatchet Mountian.
He is good friends with the Helicopter Pilot there.
Maybe we could get a free ride to the top!!!!!
and hike back down.
Plans are in the works.
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=77525
Everyone is welcome to be there as well.
It is going to take some major planning.

GEO
09-14-2004, 04:49 PM
Now onto the rest of the story.
The Eagle greeted me the Morning of this day,as did the rain storm,it was a beatiful morning.
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/01ab7bbf-1e57-41b4-86d3-338bb3534b66.jpg
As always I was doing other things and could not get to the North Sister Benchmark this time.CE0725.
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/c7585cfe-24a6-4aca-b1b6-2dcc97f95813.jpg
http://img.groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/e48abbcb-e5be-4e10-b508-0b967e3eba05.jpg
We got 83 benchmarks for the trip this time and it averaged 28 a day.This is our personal best and best finds so far.
more to come.

GEO
09-15-2004, 08:07 PM
East San Augustin Mountians as viewed across White Sands New Mexico.
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/4a7dbbd7-9649-426b-acf0-8756ebe4bbb9.jpg
FOUND SOME THE TRASURE
ARKANSAS $1 DOLLAR BILL 1864 FRONT
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/8b397512-18e6-4a06-b1d8-626e459d0122.jpg
ARKANSAS $1 DOLLAR BILL 1864 BACK
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/1ba7c0ac-cbe9-49ff-8afb-48b3b735951d.jpg
ARKANSAS $1 1864
VIRGINIA $100 1864
GEORGIA $100 1864
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/8814a707-0666-4bfa-a2fc-23252155bd29.jpg

Then off to Ghost Rocks
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/c4b38854-2d8e-4fad-ba90-ad4044776937.jpg And into Arizona.
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/1ab12ad2-fe91-4df6-85fb-0536fe72caab.jpg

Now we can't forget I am from the SouthWestern states and had to get the Oldest FORD Dealership and Benchmark(I AM A FORD MAN)West of the Mississippi.
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/1a038446-ad07-4f7b-98c3-4d140c684f06.jpg
This cache Madonna of the Trail 11 is right across the street in Springerville,Arizona.
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/bfb38d84-b52e-46c1-b34e-1c6510dc611b.jpg

Then on to the VLA
http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/e130f783-12e2-4883-a6b1-2679c9a9677d.jpg
In the west Plains of St. Augustin

http://img.groundspeak.com/track/log/620ffedd-37f3-4941-8297-c55bdde8cbfd.jpg