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 Labs 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?
Request your Free Kamp Koral badge trackable!
To celebrate the SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff, Geocaching has teamed up with Nickelodeon to release 7,000 limited-edition Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years character badge trackables across the globe.
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 @)
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.
Again there has been no new caches or events published in our area. Pink icing have cancelled their event, GC9KBDP Happy New Year at the seaside, for tomorrow (1.1.2022) due to Mark testing positive for Covid. We hope he is OK and would like to wish him a speedy negative test.
Today, 31.1.2021, is the last day to obtain Fin Souvenir, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab. From tomorrow the Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir is available, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab from 1st-8th January 2022.
We would like to wish everyone a very, very happy, healthy and Covid free New Year. Let’s hope 2022 will be a good one for us all with plenty of restriction free Geocaching!
We hope everyone had a lovely, safe Christmas. Another very quiet week on the geocaching front with no new caches or events published in our area. A quick reminder the Fin 2021 souvenir is currently available, to qualify find a Geocache or Adventure Lab on or before 31st December.
No new caches or events to report this week. We are hoping to have a couple of events over New Year but we are refraining from publishing until we can see how the current Covid situation develops.
Online Christmas PartyTuesday 21st December 2021 at 8pm
We can confirm there will be no cheese, canapés, wine or Secret Santa and everyone will be social distanced! Book your space by contacting us either through the comments or message us admin(at)9usualsuspects.uk. (replace (at) with @)
Another gem from last years party………….
Update on GC8NEAT Locationless Cache
GC8NEAT Let’s improve the outdoors – Locationless Cache Don’t panic if you have not yet logged this cache as Geocaching HQ have extended the deadline to December 31st 2022. Originally this cache was released by Geocaching HQ as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. Full instructions on logging requirements are found on the cache page.
New Year Souvenirs
There are two new souvenirs ‘Fin’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ available to find over the Christmas/New Year Holidays. To qualify for the Fin 2021 souvenir find any geocache from December 24-31, and the Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir by finding another geocache from January 1-8.
The following cache types all qualify for the souvenir:
Here is another cracker joke to get you in the mood for Christmas:
What is the best Christmas present in the world? A broken drum… you just can’t beat it!