Oct 3, 2009
Listen to our interview with Hamilton Family of Durham, New Hampshire. Dave
and family began caching in 2003 with the eTrex Legend, which they had problems finding caches
while in the woods. Earlier this year they attempting finding a
cache with the iPhone and found they were actually able to locate
those caches in the woods. Shortly after they bought the Geocaching iPhone App and love the convenience of
caching without all the prep. They still use that old eTrex for the
kids though, loaded through MacCaching. Their favorite cache so far was
found in Naples, Florida.
At a loss for ideas of dream locations, Darryl and Drie suggested
New Zealand and Australia, and the upcoming Oz Mega Wagga
Wagga Mega-Event. Dave and his friend John host the "Mac Geek Gab Podcast." The family enjoys attending
concerts and this year the kids enjoyed their first Phish
concert. A movie they recently enjoyed was "Instinct." He and his podcasting partner used to enjoy
"Mystery Science Theater 3000." on TV during their
Also mentioned in this episode is the Midwest Meetup (GC1YRRG) and the Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoins.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener dougswass:
"I am from north of Toronto Canada, and have a tip for 'northern' n00bs. I started in early April, and was able to find a number of caches that would have been much harder in summer time, caches in trees and bushes are a lot easier before all of the trees are in bloom, and the wild grass grows up around them. I was able to find them at a much faster rate because of the easier terrain rating of spring time. In Canada (and probably the northern states too) you can probably reduce the terrain rating by .5 or 1 in spring and fall. Finding a number of caches that seasoned geocachers had DNF'd fueled my now unsatisfiable obsession. I attribute some of the finds to the lowered terrain rating. (Another bonus is mosquitoes etc are not a nuisance in the spring, making it more enjoyable). So my tip to folks thinking of starting geocaching, starting in the spring or fall in the northern half of the continent makes the introduction more rewarding."