After several weeks with very little geocaching activity in our area I’m pleased to say this week we have an event, Adventure Lab series, a multi and 2 mystery caches all being published.
Adventure Lab Series & Bonus
This Adventure Lab consists of 4 Lab caches set on four peaks in the Carneddau with a physical bonus cache. I don’t think Ecobake will be doing a slight detour on his way home form work for this series!
GC9MHKC Crown of the Carneddau by Clueless_Goose Mystery D3.5/T4
GC8MAT4 Community Celebration Event – Final Daily Grid by welshgirl11 & gmoseley88 D1/T1.5
GC9MKBP Y Coleg ar y Fenai by Clueless_Goose Multi D2/T1.5
GC9FKR2 Village Hall Series 1141 – Beddgelert by Flowerpot_man Mystery D2.5/T1.5
Is this the first Village Hall cache in our area?
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Apologies everyone, Ecobake has kindly pointed out that I missed a new cache on the Great Orme in the last post. Not making excuses, but the date placed for this new cache is 23.11.2020! So……. it didn’t show up in my search. At the time of writing this there has only been one find so 2nd to find is still up for grabs.
GC931C0 Fossil Fiesta by WildeFamily2 Traditional D2/T2
Guess the Cache?
Answer to Guess the Cache 2 is GC1QH55 Penrhyn Slate Train: 2, The Tunnel
Well done everyone that correctly guessed, this weeks cache is a little further a field but once done never forgotten.
Guess the Cache? Number 3, GZ is in the picture, a clue this one needs teamwork!
Again another very quiet week with no new Geocaches, Adventure Labs or events published in our area. With Covid infection rates falling rapidly in Wales the current restrictions are beginning to be eased from 21st January. If the rates continue falling the rule of six, table service and two-metre physical distancing in hospitality will cease on 28th January, this means we will be able to resume Nosh & Natters in February.
New Souvenir for 22/2/22 – Deuces Wild!
Celebrate Deuces Wild by logging any two geocaches or Event Caches on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 to earn the souvenir. This just happens to coincide with Februarys Nosh & Natter, there might be a new cache or two……… enabling us all to earn the souvenir.
Guess Which Cache?
Well done everyone, the correct answer for Guess the Cache 1 was of course GC852T2 Les’s layby.
Another week with no caches, Adventure labs, or events published in our area.
Trackable Name Badges
Looking for something unique to wear at a Geocaching event? Want everyone to know who you are? Then a trackable name badge might be the answer.
Sporting the latest Geocaching logo as well as Signal the Frog, these durable name badges identify you as a Geocacher and can be supplied with your name, your caching team name and a tracking number.
Waterpoof and hard wearing too! Each badge comes with a safety pin fastening on the rear. Available with White, Mirror Silver, Mirror Gold, Brushed Silver or Delrin plastic.
The cost of the badges is normally £4.45 each but if we can place a bulk order with NE Geocaching Supplies they will give us a discount. If you would like to use an existing trackable code that you own deduct a £1.
For more details and to place an order please contact us through the comments or email us admin(at)9usualsuspects.uk. (replace (at) with @)
Sorry folks, here in Wales the rule of 6 still applies in hospitality settings so we have no option but to cancel Januarys Nosh and Natter. Hopefully Covid restrictions will have eased for N&N’s to resume in February.
2022 Souvenir Dates
Geocaching HQ have published the following dates for 2022 souvenirs:
Cache In Trash Out®, Season 1: March 1 through May 31
Deuces Wild: 2/2/22
Blue Switch Day: April 30 through May 2
International Geocaching Day: August 20
Cache In Trash Out®, Season 2: September 1 through November 30
International EarthCache Day: October 8 and 9
Goodbye 2022: December 25 through 31
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Do you have some spare time and want to get involved with wildlife projects? North Wales Wildlife Trust have many on going projects needing volunteers, from beach cleans, intertidal surveys and restoration projects, they also have many guided nature walks and talks in their busy event calendar.
Another week with no new caches or events published in our area.
Fron Guided Walks
Not much notice but Rachel Plaxton has her first guided walk of 2022 meeting at Canolfan Y Fron at 10.30am tomorrow. Details below of this and forth coming walks. Book a place through Eryri Ramblers’ Facebook page
Firstly we would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY 2022, let’s hope that this is the final wave of Covid and life will return back to some form of normality.
We have just one new cache to report:
GC9KR0A A Game of Patience by Squaddie 101 Traditional D3/T1.5
The Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir is currently available, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab before 8th January 2022.
January Reach the Peak Souvenir Challenge
January’s challenge starts mid day UTC time on the 3rd January. This month we are heading south to Argentina and the tallest peak in South America, Aconcagua. At a towering height of 6,960 meters Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Andes mountain range and the tallest outside of Asia.
Cachers must collect 350 points to earn the Aconcagua Basecamp souvenir and 6,960 points to earn the Aconcagua Summit souvenir.
Here are the point values for your climb up Aconcagua:
Found a Multi-Cache
Found a Mystery Cache
Found a cache with 15+ Favorite points
Found an EarthCache
Found a Letterbox Hybrid
Found an Adventure Location
*Log a Found it on any other non-Event cache type, excluding Webcam Caches.
The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 775 points.
Nosh & Natters Current Situation
Under current Covid restrictions here in Wales the rule of 6 is in place (only 6 people can meet in a hospitality setting), therefore we have no option but to suspend N&N’s until the rules are relaxed.