November 28, 2009

My Anti-Black Friday

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, my old college buddies and our families and friends get together for a day-long hike in the hills of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. And not one time have I ever regretted choosing hiking over shopping. This year, the weather wasn't particularly cooperative, which led to a somewhat lower-than-normal turnout, and a slightly modified route. And although it was cool, we managed to stay dry, enjoy the fall colors; and even grab a few caches.

Las Trampas Hike

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November 21, 2009

November 14, 2009

More on "12 of 12"

Last Thursday, November 12th, was another 12 of 12 opportunity. The "12 of 12" is a photography project designed to capture a day in the life of people through 12 photographs on the 12th day of each month. Eventually, geocachers got in on the action, and began submitting geocaching-specific 12 of 12 photos on various web sites.

Here are some samples I found from this month's submissions from different geocachers (click on each photo to see the entire set):

And finally, here is my submission, from my 56-cache-find day on 11/12/09:

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November 7, 2009

World Wide Flash Mob VI - 11/14

The next World Wide Flash Mob (WWFM VI) event is scheduled for next Saturday, 11/14/09. "What's a Flash Mob", you say? Well, in the geocaching world, the World Wide Flash Mob Events occur all around the world, coordinated so they happen all at the same time; Oh yeah, and, they are only 15 minutes long! Everyone appears at the exact same moment (10:00 AM PST), signs the log sheet, partakes in some specific act of silliness determined by the event organizer. Then everyone disperses at exactly 10:15.

As of this posting, there were over 100 WWFM VI events planned world wide. This link simply displays the results of a standard search for keyword = "WWFM VI". Unfortunately, this listing won't help you find a flash mob event in your area, as it seems to be sorted somewhat randomly; or not at all. Luckily, a geocacher named Novac has gone to the trouble of creating a bookmark of all the events, sorted by country, then state/province. 

If you can find a WWFM VI event near you, I highly recommend attending.

Cache On!