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BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby TeamMina » Mon 2012-07-23, 09:03:45

How did we miss this article?

http://www.bgnews.com/entertainment/geo ... 963f4.html

"Geocaching provides outdoor adventures"
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:26 pm
by Zach Knapp

Geocaching is a dream come true for people looking to get in on the treasure-seeking adventures that made up their childhood fantasies.
According to geocaching.com, geocaching is a free real world outdoor treasure hunting game.
University senior Sam Houf said the appeal of geocaching is all about the endless possibilities for adventure.

“It is always fun when you actually find the cache and get to see what is inside, but a lot of the time it is the trip to get the geocache that gets me into it,” Houf said. “Sometimes it will take you 10 minutes, and other times it will take hours. Either way the hunt for the geocache is enjoyable.”

Houf said the geocache, a sealed container holding the treasure, is hidden by other people playing the hunting game and the coordinates to the geocache are put up on geocaching.com for other geocachers to find. Directions can be printed out, sent to your GPS or smartphone.

If something is taken out of the geocache, then something of equal value should be put in the geocache, Houf said.

Approximately 20,000 geocache coordinates are listed in the Bowling Green area, according to geocaching.com.

The number of geocaches that were hidden in the area surprised University senior, Brandon Bustillo, who was unaware of the worldwide hunting game.

“It seems like a really cool idea that just took off,” Bustillo said. “As long as people keep contributing, the game will just get bigger and more limitless.”

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is actively involved in hiding geocaches around many of the public parks.

Mike Buchele maintenance specialist for the Parks and Recreation Department, used his 10 years of geocaching experience to get publicity for the city’s public parks. By hiding geocaches in the city’s public parks, Buchele hoped that it would attract new people to the park.

“We don’t have these parks for deer to just run around in and go ignored by people,” Buchele said. “We want people to come and enjoy these parks. That is why we put so much work into the parks.”

Buchele said there are currently 16 geocaches he has hidden for the Parks and Recreation Department. They are moved around periodically to keep people constantly involved in finding the geocaches.

Houf said the search for geocaches can reveal places to visitors that they might not have otherwise noticed.

“I have never looked for any in the public parks in Bowling Green, but I think it is a great way to attract people to new parts of the park, and make them enjoy it more fully,” Houf said. “I have found some cool hidden places before that I never noticed before.”

Adventure and collecting treasure aside, Buchele said that the sense of community built around geocaching is important.

“You meet a lot of people geocaching,” Buchele said. “A bunch of us actually made a group called the Northwest Ohio Geocachers. We sponsor meet-and-greets, yearly events and roadside garbage cleanups. We really became a small community.”

The Northwest Ohio Geocachers events and updates can be found at nwogeo.org, and free accounts and immediate access to all geocaching needs can be found at geocaching.com.
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby styx » Mon 2012-07-23, 09:27:56

Very cool! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby sm_geo » Mon 2012-07-23, 12:50:39

Nice article. Nice to see good things about geocaching in the news.
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby yogi57 » Mon 2012-07-23, 18:07:49

I see Good Dog was in the article.
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Mon 2012-07-23, 22:13:03

Cool article, but claiming
Approximately 20,000 geocache coordinates are listed in the Bowling Green area

is a little misleading. I would assume that number is within 50 or 100 miles of BG. Not exactly the "Bowling Green area".
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby Team_Maltese » Tue 2012-07-24, 02:16:14

Well written article, good to see a nice endorsement rather than a bomb squad blowing up an ammo can in a park somewhere :D
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby cheechgang » Tue 2012-07-24, 08:03:02

Handyman-N-Fam wrote:Cool article, but claiming
Approximately 20,000 geocache coordinates are listed in the Bowling Green area

is a little misleading. I would assume that number is within 50 or 100 miles of BG. Not exactly the "Bowling Green area".



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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby Mighty_Mo » Tue 2012-07-24, 09:39:25

Still it is always nice to get positive press
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby SuchaNana » Wed 2012-07-25, 00:07:24

coulda swore 25,000 caches for the cheech/h&fam/teammina/t_hunter consortium is a low figure... :wink:
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby Mighty_Mo » Thu 2012-07-26, 08:50:03

It's not nice for a lady to swear. :)
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Re: BG & NWOGEO in the news!

Postby SuchaNana » Thu 2012-07-26, 20:29:10

G ratings for the forums, huh?...okay, soon as i apply my lipstick and put on my white gloves, i will pack my manners in my purse and be off to
the MWGB where all forms of SuchaNana verbalize is accepted... :wink: ...btw - i did say "coulda swore" ( my brothers saw to it that i was
properly instructed in the vernacular of the times)...

but i digress - congrats on the GOOD geo news - great reason to celebrate... 8)
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