Thursday, February 26, 2015

To Boldly Go…(Geo-Art)

Sunday was a bit of a shock for some of our Southeastern Michigan geocachers.  Our phones exploded with new cache notifications!  62 new puzzle caches published near Wayne/Westland.  (I had a greater shock as they published in two of my overlapping notification areas – 124 emails!)

Commander Overlord released his Star Trek To Boldly Go geo-art!  Check-out the first puzzle here: Geo-Art #1

CO is releasing 2 more puzzles to complete this
He said he’s been working on this for 2 years.  Although I’ve already had the pleasure of completing one geo-art, it was exciting to have something so close to home!  And these puzzles were fun – you don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy them. 

As they were too far away for an FTF run, I stayed home in my jammies and started solving them at my pleasure.  CO mixed it up – not only does the series span multiple puzzle types, but he used a variety of checkers. For the most part, you had to find the answers to the puzzles, enter them into these specialty checkers to get the coordinates.  It really, really kept things interesting.
And now, if we ever get invaded by Ferengi, I can translate their demands (as long as they use the Ferengi cipher and put it into writing).  How handy is that?

Last night TaGeez and I grabbed the first 20.  We’ve decided rather than rushing to complete this, we would grab them in batches on the way to the monthly I-275 meets.  For the most part, they are very Winter-friendly.  This one even had a bench to sit on!

I’m very excited that our Canadian counterparts are getting into the fun.  The members of the Essex County Geocaching FB group have been posting the status of their solves all week.  If they come over en masse, maybe I’ll host an event at the end of the day to meet some of the locals?


  1. I quote: Last night TaGeez and I grabbed the first 20." WHAT!? 20 caches in one night? Were they that easy? Were they that close together? 20 in one evening? I'm astounded. Lauri

    1. Lol - Lauri :) Our record for one day was 135! Yes, these ones were easy - the difficulty was in the puzzles. The hides were quantity vs quality.


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