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Blog posts December 2016

New Year update

December 30, 2016

Bouncing Tigger's caching escort, kayakkathy, posted some holiday caching photos. 

Mr HuntinTrea$ure Racer is the second TB Marcher to visit Rhode Island. 

On Christmas Eve, RBMAN'S Dog Tag visited a popular virtual cache at this location in Ontario: N 45 00.000 W 075 00.000.

This…

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Christmas update

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! The most appropriate place to be today is occupied by wwdig and neoncacher have a minute to win it. That racer is in eastern England, in a cache called “The Holly and the Ivy.” Other racers were last seen in the hands of a cacher called KandleSprite, a cache called “Home Swe…

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Weekend highlights, 12/23

December 23, 2016

Bouncing Tigger is back on the move after resting in a Maryland cache for two months. Tigger bounced into Pennsylvania for his 18th logged US state. Pennsylvania has had 6 visits from TB Marchers.

RBMAN's Dog Tag is the second TB Marcher to accumulate at least 600 adventure points. The race for a…

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Spotlight on Verneta Alice

December 23, 2016

Verneta Alice rested for the first three months of the race, but in the second quarter of the race logged South Korea, France, Germany, Switzerland, Leichtenstein and Austria. Verneta Alice is the only TB Marcher to attend Geocoinfest Europe 2017, which was held in Berchtesgaden on September 24.…

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States' Oldest Caches

December 18, 2016

The list of caches visited in the Great TB March that are the oldest active caches in a US state or territory is holding steady at 16.

The list of states' oldest caches vary a great deal in terms of difficulty. Alaska's "Centurion Guards" has only been logged as found 62 times, with the l…

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Holiday fun for RBMAN's Dog Tag

December 18, 2016

RBMAN's Dog Tag continues as king of the racers at changing hands, as it was grabbed by 22 attendees at this holiday gathering in Ottawa. This annual event has been running several years (click here to visit the event page), and looks like a lot of fun!

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Weekend highlights, 12/17

December 17, 2016

09-09-09 Cloud 9 Multievent Geocoin spent only a month and a half in the US before flying 4700 miles to Finland, where it has stayed since. It's gotten close to Sweden and Estonia (two nations in the region unvisited in the Great TB March) but hasn't yet crossed the water into either one.

JB'…

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Friends of the Great TB March (part 3)

December 17, 2016

Here are some more Friends of the Great TB March. Thanks for taking our racers on such great adventures!

CacheDweeb, from Massachusetts, is Mr HuntinTrea$ure Racer's current escort.

JeyJey8791 is taking the 09-09-09 Cloud 9 Multievent Geocoin around Finland.

ladybugNV is tra…

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Unvisited

December 10, 2016

With the last quarter of the race remaining, we need to visit 4 of the contiguous 48:

Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine;

as well as American Samoa, Guam & the Northern Marianas for a clean sweep of the US.

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States with one visitor

December 10, 2016

Here are the US states and territories that have had only one visitor from the Great TB March:
Puerto Rico (MacFive's GCF Fundraiser)
Virgin Islands (Travel Me Bug)
Massachusetts (WeMissMo2)
Rhode Island (WeMissMo2)
Alaska (JB's Bug Will Travel)
Louisiana (Kartchner Caverns State Park)

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Spotlight on Kartchner Caverns State Park

December 10, 2016

Kartchner Caverns earns special commendation in the Great TB March, if only for its visit to the only remaining Project APE cache in Brazil. But there are plenty of other highlights: 
2nd place in logged miles (currently 32,115)
4th place in US states and territories (currently 18)
5th place…

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Highlights 12/10, Louisiana (finally)

December 10, 2016

With the last quarter of the race remaining, please consider restart your missing racers to add to the adventures.

Louisiana has finally been crossed off of the US state list, thanks to Kartchner Caverns. This racer also logged Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. The only US states remaining unv…

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Restart for Travel Me Bug

December 10, 2016

Travel Me Bug has become the second missing racer to be restarted. Thanks, traceejean, for keeping the fun going! No penalty as the new one was dropped at last known location. Hopefully someone will grab it soon from Totally Tubular II and give it some new adventures.

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Marching & cruising the Caribbean

December 10, 2016

The Great TB March has done an impressive job of covering the Caribbean region. When you combine the several cruises from several racers, the ports of call include Cozumel, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (US), Virgin Islands (UK), St Kitts & Nevis, St Maarten (Dutch …

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Country 36: Jamaica

December 8, 2016

Somehow I missed that Christiane691 had already treated Verneta Alice to a tour of Leichtenstein, right after attending Geocoinfest Europe 2016. I was in error when I credited Racing SWAT Truck with the first Leichtensteinian log.

Kartchner Caverns took a trip to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, p…

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Weekend highlights, 12/3

December 3, 2016

JB's Bug Will Travel took another adventurous road trip. It added 2 states to its visited list (Ohio and Kentucky) and 3 more states' oldest caches (Shawnee Lookout, Ohio / Tom Sawyer, Kentucky / Turkey Run, Indiana). The Ohio and Kentucky oldest caches had been logged previously by other TB Marcher…

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