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Tick tock… — Times Up (GC161PW) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on May 22, 2014, 6:45 am

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Geocache of the Week

Uh oh...did you bring any quarters? Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Uh oh…did you bring any quarters? Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Geocache Name:

Times Up (GC161PW)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/2.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes. One of my favorite parts of geocaching is discovering the creativity that cache hiders use to take seemingly ordinary objects and morph them into geocaches. From birdhouses to phone booths, the possibilities are nearly endless. In this instance, one geocacher took the downtown bane of my existence and turned it into something I’d be delighted to see. Hopefully they disabled the actual metering functionality, otherwise I hope your geocaching pack contains quite a bit of change.

# of Finds:

213

# of Favorite Points:

33

What geocachers are saying:

“One of my favorites! This was such a cool cache. It was also our final find to get the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Geocoin! What a way to complete our quest! It’s not over, though, because there will always be more caches to find. Thanks for the fun! ” — Nelson BoneDogz

“WOW!!!!! What a cache! Signed log, replaced as found and called it a day!” — dogcop1us

“This was an awesome adventure! Without fully reading the description, others’ logs, or the hint, we jogged here and climbed down into the creek. Taking in the surroundings we immediately noticed an object that was out of place and had to climb up to explore more! TFTH!” — R3DH3ADS

What one of the the Geocaching Liaisons for the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs, Tallahassee-Lassie, has to say:

“While geocaching was not new to the area, two PRNA employees were instrumental in getting the City to add geocaching to the Parks program back in March 2007.  Bob (Creekhunter) & Vernon (HBunch-Tallahassee) were extremely clever in their containers and hides…In 2009 I was meeting with the then Superintendent of Parks (he’s now retired) about hosting a CITO for one of the parks.  In our discussion I told him the local geocachers group, Tallahassee Area Geocachers aka TAG, would be happy to help out maintaining the caches.  He immediately said yes and our collaboration took off…
When I report to the City about the positive logs and how far people have traveled to find the caches, they are very proud and extremely positive.  I enjoy working with them.  I will be retiring in a year & look forward to having more time to volunteer.”

Photos:

Oh good, no ticket for us! Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Oh good, no ticket for us! Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Walking up to this in the middle of the woods may be a bit confusing. Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Walking up to this in the middle of the woods may be a bit confusing. Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Can you see it? Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

Can you see it? Photo courtesy of Tallahassee-Lassie

This geocache features a repurposed parking meter for a container. What’s your favorite repurposed container you’ve ever found or hidden? Tell us in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.

  • frog hop`in

    If I ever get to Florida… I’m so looking for this cache!

  • Kobik, Sweden

    The hint was: “Another micro”
    and after lifting a suspected large flat stone, there was some plastic and below that – a microwave oven! The lid was upwards and could be lifted to reveal the container.

  • http://www.sniperfishing.co.nz Infinity ‘n’ Beyond

    Great cache but how do you get around the placing it as I am assuming it must be a reasonably solid mount? Being that you’re not ‘supposed’ to make any holes or dig etc. Nice work though :)

  • http://www.otherrambles.blogspot.com/ Yabut

    I found one in an old canister vacuum cleaner tucked into a tree once. That was quite the surprise to find in the woods.

  • Hynz

    And neither in this article or in the description a single word can be found about this issue. Great way to educate future hiders :-(

  • Geo-pirate Clan

    Perhaps…. someone dropped a Quarter in the woods and in it’s place grew a parking meter…. (Quarters = Meter seeds!) lol


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