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Blog posts July 2016

New interactive map for States' Oldest

July 31, 2016

Time for a new, interactive map to keep track of the States' Oldest Caches logged. You'll find it on the "STATE BY STATE" page beneath the simple state checklist map. Clicking on a map waypoint will display the name of the cache, its state, and exact location.

JB's Bug Will Travel states map

July 31, 2016

Now tied for first place in states visited, here's the map for JB's Bug Will Travel

Oldest caches in Arkansas & Michigan logged

July 30, 2016

Bouncing Tigger has logged Gorilla Stash, the oldest cache in Arkansas. JB's Bug Will Travel, meanwhile, has logged Power Island, the oldest cache in Michigan (and also grabbed Michigan's second oldest as well). Here's the impressive map of the 13 states' oldest caches found by entrants in the Great…

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Strange but true map geek facts

July 30, 2016

Since a couple of TB Marchers have visited the International Peace Garden at the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, I was curious about the site. According to its webpage:

When you drive past the Canadian or USA Port of Entry and enter the International Peace Garden,  you have left either t…

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Race Me! in Luxembourg

July 28, 2016

Race Me! is currently touring the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Race Me! has a pretty unique travel map, going directly from the US plains to South Korea, then to the African nation of Benin, then straight to Luxembourg. (As I mentioned earlier, I think it's safe to assume the travel from the American …

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AD3-WIN the Race! states visited map

July 25, 2016

Here's the map of all the states that AD3-WIN the Race! has logged, in first place as of 7/25/16. What does this intrepid traveler have against South Dakota?

CORRECTION: Texas should not be highlighted on this map, sorry.

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A visit to Benin, and more highlights

July 24, 2016

The 2 racers currently being escorted by MaxBOnTheRiver, AD3-WIN and CACHING USA, visited Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois in the last few days. Each racer had been to Illinois already. AD3-WIN is now leading at 21 visited states & territories, and CACHING USA has 19.

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo is the …

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SpongeBob visits France

July 17, 2016

SpongeBob jumped from the Czech Republic to the French Alps, and is currently staying there at Chateau Morgan. Adding France gives Sponge Bob his seventh nation logged; he's been to the US, Italy, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius (one of 2 racers to visit the southern hemisphere), the Czech …

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Another mega visit

July 17, 2016

WeMissMo 2 was dropped into the mega event Berkshire Geobash #5, in Massachusetts, near the corner border with New York and Vermont. It's only 25 miles to Vermont, a state we have yet to visit; maybe another new state will be checked off soon? Any mega with its own chair lift is probably a good time…

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Mid-July update: Connecticut, DC

July 16, 2016

AD-3 WIN THE RACE! has logged Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota recently, giving it 19 US states and territories. That total ties for first with JB'S BUG WILL TRAVEL. AD-3's traveling companion Caching USA gets to 17 with the addition of those 3 states. Bouncing Tigger logged California to get to 15…

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New worldwide map

July 12, 2016

I thought it would be fun, now that TB Marchers have spread worldwide, to not only have a "countries visited" checkmark map, but also an additional map that displays how many racers have logged a given country. It's been added to the "WORLDWIDE" page; click or touch the map marker in a country to di…

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Restarting

July 12, 2016

I've added a list of restarts (racers that have gone missing and then re-entered the race as a proxy) at the bottom of the "ENTRANTS" page on the site. March Butterfly has been restarted. Please let me know if you restart a racer so I can keep track of its progress (once a racer goes missing I tend …

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Wahoo, Oahu!

July 10, 2016

Thought experiment: if Geocaching is the Key stays in Hawaii, and never gets island fever and leaves, how long before it finds all the caches on Oahu?

GSAK returns 1280 cache results for the island of Oahu. Geocaching is the Key has logged 62 caches on the island. There are 238 days left in the G…

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Map geek fun

July 10, 2016

Here are some current maps for a few notable racers. Chances are that Verneta Alice took the other way around the globe.

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Full list: states visited

July 10, 2016

Here is the full list of states visited per racer, descending by total:

 

Full current adventure points

July 10, 2016

Here is a table of all current adventure points for all racers, descending by total:

As always, let me know if I have made any errors. This table is current as of the weekend of July 9 and 10, and was compiled in alphabetical order, so the list may well have changes by Sunday night not in…

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July 9/10 weekend update part 3: Mega visits, etc.

July 10, 2016

Racing SWAT Truck is the only TB Marcher to have logged 2 mega events (Cachin' the Bay and GeoWoodstock) in addition to visiting Groundspeak HQ.

Now that the logs for the recent megas have probably all landed, here are the megas visited so far and the number of TB Marchers attending:
MOGA (18)

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July 9/10 weekend update part 2: Purple Racer, multiple oldests

July 10, 2016

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo is the first TB Marcher to visit Mingo twice. It also visited Tarryall, Colorado's oldest, twice. Our rules are not specific regarding multiple visits such as this. While these visits (before and after GeoWoodstock and with different caching companions) were clearly not a deliber…

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US state & territory checklist, July 9

July 9, 2016

July 9/10 weekend update part 1: Russia, JB's Bug Will Travel

July 9, 2016

Becca's Way is going international in a big way, adding Russia to our national list and also logging Finland. Becca's Way jumps into 2nd place on the countries visited list with 7 different countries.

JB's Bug Will Travel racks up adventure points at so prodigious a rate, I have to verify what ti…

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