We recently traded a pathtag with an Alaska geocacher and on the back of the tag was the Alaska website. I looked at the September newsletter and found this pretty interesting:
That is a lot of days for a cache not to be found. Of course we have to remember, for much of the year parts of Alaska are covered in snow and there are many parts that are very remote. We recently made a trip to Iliamna, Alaska and found one cache that had not been logged found since 12/4/2010. There is another cache there that has never had a found log posted. However I know people have found that cache from talking with the fishing guides at the lodge where we were staying. These two particular caches are on gated property however they are reachable from the river if you have a guide to take you that way.Top Tens: Alaskan Cacher’s Caching AchievementsBy Scott Aleckson / SSO JOAT
This month’s Top Ten list of Alaskan Cacher’s Caching Achievements goes
to the Alaskan Geocaches with the longest time since the last find or longest
time unfound since placed. Some of these caches are quite controversial. Do
they still exist? Did they ever exist? Perhaps we will never know, or perhaps
someone will finally make the trek out there and find a box with a log. Only
time will tell. As with all our Top Ten lists, only Alaskan caches are counted
here. Day counts as of September 1, 2014.
#1 Kougarok = 4,819 Days
#2 Toothy Travel Bug Cache = 4,431 Days
#3 Willow Waquaa = 3,360 Days
#4 Sleeping Otter = 3,343 Days
#5 Lost Arrow = 3,310 Days
#6 Little Island Cove Cache = 3,011 Days
#7 rainy day = 3,004 Days
#8 Vista Del Agua = 2,975 Days
#9 Got your Goat? (PMO) = 2,966 Days
#10 Sylvester Glacier = 2,945 Days
Feeling lonely? Adventurous? Go have a look and see if you can knock one
of these guys off the list. Please remember that cache pages are NOT a place
to discuss the merits of the cache!
Look for another Top Ten list next month.
Anyway, I checked out the caches in Arkansas for the longest number of days without a find and out highest number is only 1819 as of today. GC19BPF Waterfall Series - Mitchell Creek Falls.
Perhaps we should go out and find some of these lonely caches. It wouldn't take too many and we could then go and claim the smiley on GC2Z5M4 Arkansas' Lonely Cache Challenge.
Hope someone finds this interesting besides me.