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Thread: Climbers rescued on Mount Hood aided by treasure hunt box

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    Climbers rescued on Mount Hood aided by treasure hunt box

    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

    paris1time

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    That's pretty cool.

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    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
    "Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir

    "When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." briansnat

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    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

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    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.

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    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.


    Take time to smell the roses and love the grandkids.

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    Geezer,

    Your da man. Thanks for the help.

    p1t

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    Quote Originally Posted by paris1time
    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...ZCP&Submit6=Go
    "Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir

    "When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." briansnat

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    Thanks for the info ORR!

    p1t

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