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The Great TB March

(from March to March)

Blog posts August 2016

Alaskan Adventures

August 28, 2016

With JB's Bug Will Travel in Alaska (along with, I assume, RBMAN and peteach!), I was curious about the Alaskan geocaching map. For one thing, it's not crammed full of caches like the lower 48.

Alaskan caches include places like Santa's Backyard, an Earthcache on the barren tundra logged by e…

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Alaska, Belgium unlocked

August 28, 2016

Today JB'S Bug Will Travel made it to Alaska, and Race Me! unlocked Belgium. One more state and one more country added to an already impressive list!

Time for a fresh start?

August 28, 2016

With the halfway point for the Great TB March right around the corner, you might consider giving your racer a restart if it's gone missing. The amount of time since the last log is not the only indicator, of course; your TB may be in a lonely cache, perhaps, or maybe it's been overlooked in a crowde…

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The bugs of Germany

August 27, 2016

Years ago when I started getting interested in the international travel of my trackables, I heard that "once your TB is in Germany, it will never leave Germany." That has been true of a few of my TBs; what about TB Marchers?

Seven TB Marchers have been to Germany:
Anti-Bully Voodoo Doll ente…

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Washington state's oldest, other highlights

August 27, 2016

Anti-bully Voodoo Doll is in a cache in Norway called Highest Road Point; this is the photo taken by the cacher who dropped it off.

JB's Bug Will Travel added Washington as its 22nd visited state. While there the Going Ape 2016 Mega was logged; a historically old cache, GC79 Iron Horse, was v…

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Friends of the Great TB March (part 1)

August 27, 2016

Who are the friends of the TB March?

Here are some of the folks who have been accompanying the entrants in the Great TB March; thank you for giving our racers such great adventures!

Marie-Prince, taking Race Me! around Cologne, Germany

The Burrow, who has taken Christopher's Dream,

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An international mega?

August 23, 2016

Race Me! is currently touring Luxembourg, but a recent log indicated a plan to attend a mega event in October. The only mega events outside the US scheduled for October that I could find include one in Capetown, South Africa (quite a ways from Luxembourg) and this one in France. I didn't find the tr…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

August 21, 2016

You would think that keeping track of when a TB Marcher changes hands would be simple, but not so. A travel bug's travels can just switch to a different geocacher without either being dropped or grabbed; all of a sudden it's just a different name on the logs, which makes it easy to miss. (When liste…

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Weekend highlights, 8/20

August 20, 2016

MacFive's Welcome Coin was nabbed by Robbins Family, and they quickly earned the racer some points by giving it a nice tour of the  area around (The) Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. They uploaded some nice photos, including a novel use for an old microwave oven:

Judging from recent …

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Google Earth fun

August 15, 2016

In preparation for the upcoming halfway point of the Great TB March (from March to March), a Google Earth tour has been created highlighting some of the amazing places the racers have visited. This is a work in progress, so it will continue to grow,

The Google Earth .kmz file is here,

The Goog…

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More weekend highlights

August 15, 2016

Paracord Man just logged a cache in Prague with over 1200 favorite points; it appears to be an aquatic tube cache which may (or may not, it's hard to tell) utilize the historic water pipes which originated from Prague Castle, which included some wooden pipes. The castle itself has been around for el…

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Hall of Fame Award #4

August 15, 2016

Our latest Hall of Fame award winner is Kartchner Caverns State Park Racer. Among this racer's many adventures, the Girls Rule geo-art is now a part of Kartchner Caverns' map. Way to go!

It should be noted that this isn't the only bit of geo-art on Kartchner Caverns' map, as this TB had earli…

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Catching up with JB's Bug Will Travel

August 15, 2016

Adventure points leader JB's Bug Will Travel is the latest TB Marcher to log Tarryall, Colorado's oldest cache. This TB has taken a well-rounded approach to earning 372 adventure points and visiting 21 states: JB's Bug Will Travel has logged the oldest caches in 8 states, 2 mega events, has 150 logs…

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The wonderful things about Tiggers

August 14, 2016

Bouncing Tigger has lived up to his name, with several bounces across the country. Here's the current map, after bouncing straight from California to Maryland (adding its 17th state). Elsie120493, who escorted Tigger across the country, posted the great photo.

Meanwhile, Lyric's Tigger has ma…

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European progess

August 7, 2016

The Great TB March is checking off the nations of western Europe and Scandinavia pretty well. Here are some national visits that would help fill in our map: (1) Sweden, (2) Belgium, (3) Switzerland, (4) Poland, (5) Slovenia and tiny (6) Leichtenstein.

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Austria logged, other highlights

August 7, 2016

The Twofingersdown coin is on a road trip, and has added Texas, Maryland and West Virginia to its list.

Support Staff's Kartchner Caverns is the latest racer working on some geo-art. Maybe soon a Hall of Fame award will be in the works?

Evil Minion visited a unique statue in the Netherlands th…

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Rhode Island visited

August 6, 2016

WeMissMo 2 continues as the Great TB March New England ambassador, and has unlocked Rhode Island on the US states and territories checklist.

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