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We have no new caches to report, just some event reminders:

Events Reminders

GC9ZPWC 9 Usual Suspects – Nosh & Natter 50 by 9 Usual Suspects
When: Tuesday 27th September
Where: Anglesey Arms, Harbour Front, Caernarfon LL55 1SG
Time: 7pm to 9pm or when the last person leaves

Please note this N&N is on Tuesday night not Wednesday, also please log a ‘Will Attend’ if you intend to be there so that we have some idea on numbers.

GC9ZN6M Becky & Ralph On Tour by 3BearsUK
When: Wednesday 28th September 2022
Where: The Black Bull Inn, Bangor, LL57 1NS
Time: 6pm to 8pm or when the last person leaves

Becky and Ralph are on holiday, they are hosting the above event while here and would love to meet local and non local geocachers.

GC9ZVCP CITO 2022 Season 2 by 9 Usual Suspects D1/T2.5
When: Sunday 2nd October, 2022
Where: Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon LL54 5TW
Time: 11am to 1pm

Our task for the day will be to pick up as much litter as possible from the beach and car parking areas. We have given the event a terrain rating of 2.5 due to the steep banks around the hillfort, but there are wheelchair accessible areas along the promenade. By attending this event your efforts will be rewarded with the above souvenir.

TB Raffle 2022

Raffle prizes and new ticket book!

We will be starting our TB raffle shortly, this year we are raffling 5 geocoins and 3 tags, the raffle will run until International Geocaching Day 2023 event. This raffle is our biggest fund raiser with the proceeds going to help fund the website, hiring of venues and any other expenses incurred with running 9US events. As I have purchased a bargain pack of 6 ticket books each containing a 1,000 tickets there is very little chance that we will run out of tickets again!

We would like to Thank Optimist on the run and the WM Mega for their donation of 3 coins.

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Just one new earthcache and an event to report

GC9V8XD Moel-Y-Gest Summit – Roche Moutonee by The Magna Defender Earthcache D2/T5

GCA02D8 9 Usual Suspects Visit Moel-Y-Gest Summit by 9 Usual suspects D1/T5
When: Sunday 9th October, 2022
Where: Moel-y-Gest Trig Point
Time: 2-2.30pm

This event is to celebrate International Earthcache Day and to enable all attendees to qualify for the above souvenir. We will be meeting at the trig point where there is a Lab cache stage for Highlights of Porthmadog, before discovering the newly published earthcache:
GC9V8XD Moel-Y-Gest Summit – Roche Moutonee by The Magna Defender D2/T5
and then heading to:
GC89RG2 Moel-y-Gest Stalactites by Rcrosby94 D2.5/T5
We have agreed with the earthcache owners that we only have to send one set of answers to cover all event attendees. Let’s hope the weather is good as the views are stunning in every direction and makes the slog up the hill worth while. Oh There will be cake……..

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As Glyn kindly pointed out I had missed two caches off the list, apologies Jack.

GC9ZD8E Through the gate by Neil1234567890 Traditional D2/T1.5
GC9ZDTK Two Little Dickie Birds Set Within a Wall by Clueless_Goose Traditional D2/T1.5

Premium Member

GC9ZP5P Castell Caernarfon by Clueless_Goose Traditional D2/T1.5

Events

Please note this months N&N, in for review, will be on Tuesday 27th not Wednesday 28th.

GC9ZN6M Becky & Ralph On Tour by 3BearsUK
When: Wednesday 28th September 2022
Where: The Black Bull Inn, Bangor, LL57 1NS
Time: 6pm to 8pm or when the last person leaves

Becky and Ralph are on holiday, they are hosting the above event while here and would love to meet local and non local geocachers.

TB Race Results

Here are the results of the 2021/22 TB Race

Ist
Racing Dragon
Owner Ann@Birdbrook
In the hands of FeuerPatsche
23,343.9 km
Countries visited UK, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

2nd
Draco
Owner Naturesbyte
In Californian Coffee Club
22,985.3 km
Countries visited UK, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway

3rd
Welsh Sea Pottery
Owner escapefromwork
In Church Micro 10232 Bibury
8,930.3 km
Countries visited UK, Ireland

4th
Little Red Dragon Racer
Owner 9 Usual Suspects
Missing in Action
7,056.4 km
Countries visited UK, Portugal, Czechia, Denmark

5th
HQ Win the Race TB
Owner lostnwet
In the hands of josie301
5,619 km
Countries visited UK, Ireland

6th
Black Pig
Owner Mossfamilymacc
In Amisfield Brae Trackable Hotel (missing)
1,319.2 km
Countries visited UK

Raffle

Apologies to everyone for running out of raffle tickets on Saturday, a bit of an over sight on my part, but you will be pleased to know this is very unlikely to happen again as I have purchased a ‘bargain’ multi pack of 6 books, 6,000 tickets!

We would like to take this opportunity to Thank Simon (Optimist on the run) and the WM Mega Team for their very kind donation of 3 geocoins, also Pat (searcherdog) for the donation of a cache container.

The new annual Geocoin/TB raffle will begin as soon as the tickets arrive. For this years raffle we have 7 prizes, 5 coins and 2 trackable tags.

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Four new traditional caches, an event and a new Adventure Lab all published since our last post.

GC9Z6CC Tan Y Foel Cache by cadielsss, gingyjessica Traditional D1/T1.5
GC9Z877 Angelsy View (part 2 of RS trail) by CaraThom Traditional D1/T1.5
GC9ZC38 Best friend Beau RS trail by CaraThom Traditional D2/T1.5
GC9Z6XC G’s First by daisy4223 Traditional D1/T1

Adventure Lab

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) – Llanberis Climb created by BardBandit
This 5 stage nonsequential Adventure Lab takes you from Llanberis to Snowdon summit. More than 600,000 visitors climb to the summit each year, with the most popular route being the Llanberis Path. This path is the most gradual route and the only one that follows the railway. The walk to the summit and back takes around 7 hours and will take you on a 14.5 kilometre hike with an ascent of 975 metres. Alternatively, you could take the train to the top and walk back down to collect the adventure lab stages.

Events

GC9ZCEG Nikoski and Bee on Holiday (Again) by Nikoski and Bee off Good Cheer
Where: Close to the Swing Bridge, Caernarfon.
When: Sunday 18th September 2022
Time: 11am-11.45am

Nikoski and Bee off Good Cheer are on holiday from Suffolk, they are hosting the above event while here and would love to meet local and non local geocachers.

Event Reminder

GC8Q963 Makers Community Celebration Event by Naturesbyte D1/T1.5
Where: Plas Gwernoer, Nantlle
When: 10th September, 2022
Time: 2.00pm-6pm (the bar will remain open until the last person leaves!)
BBQ: 5pm
Trackable Raffle Draw: 5.30pm

Haven’t heard of ‘Snag the Tag’? Well, neither had we until Jack contacted us, see previous post. During the afternoon Jack, Clueless_Goose, will explain the rules of this game, how to claim your prize if you are lucky enough to find a tag and of course try to answer any questions you might have.

Please log a ‘Will Attend’ or contact us so that we have some idea of numbers for catering etc.

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Just 2 new caches published since our last post:

GC9Z1M0 Tadpoles to frogs by caibows22 Traditional D2/T2
GC9Z2ND Gwladfa Patagonia by Clueless_Goose Multi D2.5/D1.5

Events

GC9Z0CN Halloween Haunted Hill by martinandlindabryn D1/T1.5
Where: Bryntirion Inn, Llandderfel, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7RA
When: Saturday 29th October 2022
Time: 6pm-11pm
Please note there is no free camping at this event as previously stated.

Event Reminder

GC9YCP9 9 Usual Suspects – Nosh and Natter 49 by 9 Usual Suspects
When: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Where: Parc Snowdonia, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4AQ
Time: 7pm to 9pm or when the last person leaves

Yes, its tonight!

Cache in Trash Out 2022 Season 2

The 1st September sees the beginning of CITO 2022 Season 2 which runs to 30th November. As usual by attending a CITO event between these dates you will be rewarded with the above souvenir.

Has anyone any suggestions of a location thats in need of clean/tidy up? We were considering returning to Inigo Jones and Lon Eifion, but after a site visit yesterday I found very little litter from Penygroes to Groeslon. Proposed date is Sunday 25th September.

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Just 3 new caches to report, all traditionals, 2 are on the very edge of our area:

GC9YV8W Lionesses 2022 It’s a goal! by Nickie-Soprano Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9YVAG Jessica’s Christmas Box 2021 by Nickie-Soprano Traditional D1/T1.5
GC9Z0NT Nursery Cave geocache by ssophie22 Traditional D2/T2

Events

GC8Q963 Makers Community Celebration Event by Naturesbyte D1/T1.5
Where: Plas Gwernoer, Nantlle
When: 10th September, 2022
Time: 2.00pm-6pm (the bar will remain open until the last person leaves!)
BBQ: 5pm
Trackable Raffle Draw: 5.30pm

Join Pete for a fun afternoon of celebrating the game of Geocaching, there will be lots of activities, challenges and competitions, fun for all. Due to us contracting Covid at the Mega Events GC9X7K0 9US Celebrate International Geocaching Day 2022 was cancelled, therefore we will be drawing the on going TB raffle and announcing the results of the TB race at this event.

Please could you log ‘will attends’ in advance to help with planning catering etc.

GC9Z0CN Halloween Haunted Hill by martinandlindabryn D1/T1.5

Where: Bryntirion Inn, Llandderfel, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7RA
When: Saturday 29th October 2022
Time: 6pm-11pm

It wouldn’t be Halloween without an event at the Bryntirion. As usual there will be a Fancy Dress competition with the prize being Sunday lunch.
Contact Martin or Linda for local B&B’s on 01678 530205.

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We have 5 new traditional caches and a new event published since the last post:

GC9YNZG Bay view by CaraThom Traditional D2/T2
GC9XTEK A Hill of a View by RichieBlod Traditional D1.5/T2
GC9YNZW Rocky shore by CaraThom Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9Y205 Can you afFORD to look like a WEIRdo? by RichieBlod Traditional D1.5/T2
GC9YVRE Path to tynal tywyll by caibows22 Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Events

One for the diary. Join Ray and Julie, Bess’s Friends, to celebrate their 20 years of geocaching. They started their geocaching career by opening their geocaching account on 7th October, 2002, placing their first cache, GCFF46 Between The Bridges, on 19th April 2003.

GC9YX0Y 20 Years Of Geocaching. by Bess’s Friends

A younger Ray back 2005

When: Friday 7th October
Where: Bragdy Cybi, Unit 4a, Penrhos Business Park, Holyhead. LL65 2FD
Time: 7pm-9pm

Event Reminder

GC9YCP9 9 Usual Suspects – Nosh and Natter 49 by 9 Usual Suspects
When: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Where: Parc Snowdonia, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4AQ
Time: 7pm to 9pm or when the last person leaves

Please log a ‘will attend’ if you are intending to be there.

Geocaching World Record

Sadly, the attempt to beat the record for most geocachers logging a cache in a day failed, 112,477 individuals took part in this years challenge. So the current record is still 126,833 set on August 11, 2013. Geocaching HQ has issued a souvenir to every geocacher who found a geocache or Adventure, or attended an Event on the 20th August for taking part in the challenge. Even though the attempt failed the souvenir says ‘World Record, 2022’.

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Event Cancelation

GC9X7K0 9US Celebrate International Geocaching Day 2022 by 9 Usual Suspects

With huge regret we are forced into cancelling this event, on our return from the UK Mega’s we have tested positive for Covid. We are rescheduling this event as a Community Celebration Event on Saturday 10th September hosted by Naturesbyte. We will announce more details once published.

New Caches

Five new traditional caches have been published since our last post plus this months Nosh & Natter and a chance to log a Locationless Cache.

GC9Y9MN Secret path by CaraThorn Traditional D3/T3
GC9YBNP L’s stash by skala0812 Traditional D2/T2
GC9YCCR Beddgelert train by ShahidShabbirCh Traditional D2/T1.5
GC9YFG8 Shelter by CaraThorn Traditional D2/T3
GC9YJMQ Cwmeiddaw mill by Gwenyn_Prysur087645 Traditional D2/T2

GC9YCP9 9 Usual Suspects – Nosh and Natter 49 by 9Usual Suspects
When: Wednesday 31st August 2022
Where: Parc Snowdonia, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4AQ
Time: 7pm to 9pm or when the last person leaves

Locationless Cache

GC9FAVE Discovered while geocaching – Locationless Cache by Geocaching HQ

Share your favorite local geocaching place to log a Locationless Cache!

The sentiment is voiced so often that it’s almost a cliché in the geocaching community. As the Year of the Hide celebration continues, we’re thrilled to launch GC9FAVE – Discovered while geocaching – Locationless Cache. By logging this cache, you’ll score a rare cache icon and share a favorite local place that you discovered with geocaching!

This Locationless Cache is available to log August 17, 2022 through December 31, 2023. Once you’ve visited your favorite local spot, follow these steps:

Go to the Locationless Cache page:

  • Via the direct link
  • By searching for GC9FAVE on Geocaching.com or in the‎ Geocaching® app.

In order to log a find on the Locationless Cache, you must include one (1) photo of yourself or a personal item at your favorite local place that you discovered while geocaching. Old photos are not permitted, remember to say where the place is located or the GC code of a geocache.

While the cache page is now published, it will not open for logging until August 17, 2022. This gives you some time to think about which favorite local place you would like to revisit.

Souvenir Reminder

International Geocaching Day, 20th August, sees the chance to earn 2 souvenirs.

Log any geocache, Adventure Lab® Location, or Event on August 20 to earn the International Geocaching Day 2022 souvenir.

International Geocaching Day 2022 Souvenir

As part of International Geocaching Day celebrations geocaching HQ have set the geocaching community a challenge, to break the record for most cachers to log a find in a day. If a new record is set a souvenir will be awarded to everyone who took part in creating the new record.

World Record 2022 Souvenir

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We have just one new cache to report:

GC9YAXG A Fine Pair #1656 – Llandudno by seanx90 Multi D4.5/T1.5

GC9D1HX West Midlands UK Mega 2022

Have you any photos that you would like included on our gallery page? Please send them to us or contact us through the comments.

UK Mega 2022 Photo Gallery

PinPoint is a new UK-based quarterly A5 print magazine looking at the adventurous and fascinating world of geocaching. It includes regular features covering a wide range of geocaching subjects, a puzzle competition, a strong editorial angle and a quirky approach to the game.

Single issues £6.50 or annual subscription £24.00 available here

PinPoint Photo Competition

PinPoint are currently running a Mega Photo competition to win a limited edition PinPoint geocoin and have your photo featured in Issue 2.
To enter your photo must have been taken any time during GC9D1HX West Midlands UK Mega 2022.
Remember photos must be high resolution and check with anyone who features prominently in your picture that it is OK for their picture to be published.
All entries must be emailed to submissions@pinpointmag.co.uk by midnight on 19th August, 2022 along with your name, caching name and a contact phone number.
The winning entry will be chosen by the editors and published in the Autumn 2022 edition of PinPoint.

International Geocaching Day 20th August, 2022

As part of International Geocaching Day celebrations geocaching HQ have set the geocaching community a challenge, to break the record for most cachers to log a find in a day. The current record is 126,833 cachers which was set way back on August 11, 2013. To join the challenge and be counted, log a ‘Found It’ log on a geocache, complete an Adventure Lab location or post an ‘Attended’ log for an event taking place on 20th August. If a new record is set a souvenir will be awarded to everyone who took part in creating the new record.

Have you ever wondered how ideas begin at geocaching HQ?

Take a look at this https://youtu.be/vOUYbcE3YEg

Want to take part in the challenge? Why not join us at the following event:

GC9X7K0 9US Celebrate International Geocaching Day 2022 by 9 Usual Suspects

By attending this event you qualify for the above geocaching souvenir.

Where: Plas Gwernoer, Nantlle
When: 20th August, 2020
Time: 2.00pm-6pm (the bar will remain open until the last person leaves!)
Team Selection: 2.30pm
Games Start Time: 3pm
BBQ: 5pm
TB Race Winners & Prizes: 5.30pm
Trackable Raffle Draw: 5.40pm

Pete, Naturesbyte, successfully brokered a deal at West Midlands Mega for us to have their fun puzzle/lab caches…………. a great extra, with hopefully an added surprise on the day!
Very BIG Thank You to West Midlands Mega committee and SOS_Mega_Crew.

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We are all now back from Piratemania and West Midlands Mega, luckily we have not too much catching up to do with only 2 new caches published in our absence.

GC9Y5P5 Sparkly Surprise by SophieBoo14 Traditional D1.5/T2

The following cache has been placed on Bardsey Island by a father and daughter from Germany, they were FTF on the recently published adventure Labs. Several of us met them at our last N&N, Pete and I will be maintaining the cache.

GC9XNVW Bardsey Island by MaryWinter Traditional D3/T3

Event Cancellation

Sadly Jacke73 has had to cancel the following two events:

GC9TG5J Tuesday evening in Criccieth by Jacke73
GC9VB2F Meet the Swede – Aberystwyth edition by Jacke73

GC9M3MT Piratemania 14(2022) Pirates Pudding & Tarrrt’s

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Piratemania 14(2022) Pirates Pudding & Tarrrt’s Photo Gallery