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Friday, July 31, 2015

5 stars or 1 star? You decide - 7/31/15

The CO of today's California puzzle claims:

"It's actually a D=1 but it must be a D=5 and I won't tell you why..."  See what you think:


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Code of Claw - 7/30/15

Today's California puzzle had me learning the:

Code of Claw

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Misfits and Screwballs - 7/29/15

Today's Ohio puzzle will have you investigating some:

Misfits and Screwballs

Tomorrow we'll  ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What Drives You? - 7/28/15

I've said before that I think one of the things that makes caching such an interesting hobby is that there are so many different ways to play the game, and thus, so many different kinds of people who are drawn to it.  We all have our reasons why we do the things we do ... our own likes and dislikes, different goals and aspirations.  My own particular fascination is with puzzles ... I guess you could say I am driven to seek them out and discover their secrets.  Today's California puzzle asks:

What drives you?

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weird - 7/27/15

Today's puzzle from Croatia is just:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Now, that's easy ... - 7/26/15

Today's California puzzle seems like a good followup to yesterday's.  Every once in a while it's nice to have one where you can say:

That Was Easy!

Tomorrow we'll be in Croatia.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Now, that's hard ... - 7/25/15

Challenge caches and their eventual fate have been a hot topic over the last few months.  I have done a few challenge caches and enjoyed them, but realized early on that there were a lot of them I was never going to be able to fulfill because they would just be too hard for me to do ... but that's OK.  We all cache differently, and that's one of the things I like about the game.   Today, from Georgia, I bring you:

The "Hardest Challenge Cache of all time!"

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, July 24, 2015

The REAL Geochecker - 7/24/15

I'm betting some of you remember one of the incarnations of the old game show To Tell the Truth (I hear ABC has a new version in the works as well), so you'll understand the title of today's Michigan puzzle:

Will the real GeoCHECKER please stand up?

Tomorrow we'll be in Georgia.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Elite Passports - 7/23/15

For anyone who travels internationally, a passport is a very important document. I remember the first time I went overseas I was constantly checking to be sure I hadn't lost mine, as in those days getting a replacement was no easy task (it's probably still not a picnic, but I expect it's probably easier than it was then).  I'm pretty sure I've already told you my story about finding (and subsequently returning) the remains a Swedish passport during a CITO.  Its owner was very pleased to have it back. I know that folks with dual citizenship can have more than one passport ... that's pretty special.  Today's North Carolina puzzle is:

Elite Passports

Tomorrow we'll be in Michigan.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Revenge of Red Light, Green Light - 7/22/15

Longtime readers might find the look of  today's puzzle from Canada's Alberta province familiar, as it is a followup to one I posted back in 2012. Have some fun with:

The Revenge of Red Light, Green Light

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Elements of Geocaching - 7/21/15

Today's California puzzle is the last in a short series:

#3 - Elements of Geocaching

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Solar System Equation - 7/20/15

I've been thoroughly enjoying all of the hubbub over the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in the last week, and thought it would be fun to mark the occasion with today's North Carolina puzzle which involves a:

Solar System Equation

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Crack the Code - 7/19/15

Today's puzzle from Belgium invites you to:

Crack the Code

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sing with Scruffy - 7/18/15

Today's "karaoke style" puzzle is from Canada's province of British Columbia.  Have some fun with:

B13: Sing with Scruffy

(Sorry ... link fixed).

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Snails Trails - 7/17/15

I'm familiar with a quilt pattern called "Snails Trails" but until today's Ohio puzzle I'd never heard of:

Snails Conundrum

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Keep Calm - 7/16/15

Today's Minnesota puzzle prompted me to investigate a fascinating bit of history about a cultural phenomenon that seems everywhere these days. Above all, remember to:

Keep Calm

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bad Dawg - 7/15/15

I've heard it said that there are no bad dogs, only bad dog owners, but the subject of today's Rhode Island puzzle looks like he might prove the exception:

Pug Life - Bad Dawg

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bastille Day, Redux - 7/14/15

I had egg on my face a few weeks ago when I featured a puzzle in honor of Bastille day a whole month prematurely.  Oops.  Today I'm rectifying the error with today's California puzzle:

The French Connection

and I also wanted to mention this one, which actually is in France:

Mystery Game #4 : Geocaching Connection  in which users either create or are recruited into a network in order to get the coords as a group.  I haven't played it through yet, but it sounds like fun.  I successfully started my own network and can "recruit" three other cachers ... and then they will be able to recruit more members if they like. If you're interested in being recruited, let me know.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Even Moreso - 7/13/15

So many caches, so little time.  Today's California puzzle is one that I had in the solved pile, but somehow overlooked the fact it was one I was going to be near while there last month.  I'm already thinking about my next visit:

Even Moreso than Pollux

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Grid Lock - 7/12/15

Today we travel to Rhode Island for a puzzle.  Living in a small city I don't have to worry too much about traffic snarling up unless there's a construction project or it's time for new students to be moving in at Cornell.  While on my geocaching vacation in California there were a couple of times I experienced total:

Grid Lock

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Road Trip 2015 - 7/11/15

Today's puzzle is from California.  I wonder how many of you have tried to earn a souvenir for this summer's official Geocaching:

Road Trip 2015

Tomorrow we'll be in

Friday, July 10, 2015

Skyscraper Sudoku - 7/10/15

Today's California puzzle is a variation on a familiar theme that you may not have seen before.  If you're not a programmer, keep your eraser handy while working on this:

Skyscraper Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll  ...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Dirty Water Dog - 7/9/15

When I saw the title of today's Rhode Island cache I knew I'd have to feature it here.  Fortunately I really like its implementation, especially the video hint. My apologies in advance to anyone who has any technical difficulties. For most of my life I've had a dog, but only the most recent one, geodog "K," is what I'd call a real "dog" dog.  He loves being outside, rolling in disgusting stuff, and he LOVES water ... creek, pond, puddle, plastic kiddy pool - it doesn't matter.  I think part of it is that since he's jet black, he often gets hot outside.  But I also just think he likes to play in the water.  His favorite thing to do is sit in it and then swoop his head down under and back out.  If the amount of water isn't enough to sit in, plunging his head in works just fine.  I saw him put his head in a puddle once and come up coated with so much mud he couldn't even see through it.  Recently with all the rain we've had around here, my neighbor's fenced yard (where he often plays) has a couple of pretty wet muddy spots and I've gotten more than my share of experience with a:

Dirty Water Dog 

P.S.  I'll be on the GeoGearHeads again this evening, this time with fellow puzzler and author Cully Long for another session of Puzzle Caching Q&A.

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pinecone - 7/8/15

Yesterday's featured puzzle had acorns in the title, and today's Washington state puzzle is in the shape of a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Acorns - 7/7/15

Today we return to a series from Massachusetts that I have enjoyed.  Have some fun with:

Eureka 10: My Acorns

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Honda Jet - 7/5/15

How observant are you?  Today's puzzle from Japan will provide a test.  Have some fun with:

Here comes the Honda Jet!

Sorry ... link fixed.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day 2015 - 7/4/15

Today we head to Minnesota for a puzzle cache in honor of:

Independence Day

Tomorrow we'll be in Japan.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sensual River Servant - 7/3/15

Piggy-backing on yesterday's puzzle with a more familiar implementation of the puzzle type, today's Ohio puzzle is a:

Sensual River Servant

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the 4th of July in Minnesota.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Quotefall Conundrum - 7/2/15

Today from Ohio we have a little:

Quotefall Conundrum

We'll be back in Ohio for another puzzle tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lost Cities - 7/1/15

I've heard from more than one cacher that New Jersey's Lost Cities series is an extremely well done series of caches in what I would call extreme terrain conditions.  It sounds like a lot of group expeditions have had a great time doing them. I'll probably never be in a position to brave the conditions myself, but just in case, I started with the:

Lost City of Pompeii

Tomorrow we'll ...