Yes indeed, at the time of this writing the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast just uploaded episode #191. That means we only have nine more episodes until the #200 milestone and we need your help.
Because this is such a great milestone and that we are now in season five we want to celebrate it in some fantastical way. We just do not know what. We are asking for out viewers and listeners to send in their suggestions as fast as you can and the suggestion we pick will win a prize. If more than one of the same suggestions comes in the one we receive first will be the winner. So be creative and we are willing to do anything that is rated PG and financially possible. I personally wanted to do the show from the International Space Station but no can do…
We need our suggestions in a.s.a.p. so we can prepare.
Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of GSRP Episode 200
Include your name, geocaching alias, address and phone number with your suggestion.
Suggestions will no longer be accepted after episode #197.
The GeoSnippits Studios has a brand new iMac 27″ Retina 5K computer thanks to the amazing GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Universe who contributed their efforts and financial support. This is dedicated to all who spread the word, made contributions to make this happen. To all of those we thank you. Now watch the unboxing as it happened. Enjoy!
We now have the iMac 27″ Retina 5k computer installed in the GeoSnippits Studio and it is looking very good!
Sure it took a weekend to figure out how to get things to work with the soundboard but hey, that’s all part of the fun.
It is because of all who donated and spread the word about donations that made this happen at a time where it just was not financially possible for us to do so. You have our backs and this gives us just that much more incentive to bring you the best that our podcast can do.
We also cannot thank enough to Aaron and the rest of the gang at CoinsAndPins.com for all their work on the patch and so much more. None of this would have been possible with them!
From the bottom of both Wife Amy and my hearts… We are grateful!
Mmmmmmmmmmmm Salmon! I am sure in Alaska salmon are not only tasty for humans but the bears seem to think so as well. GxProxy.com designed and created an amazing three geocoin set with matching proxy coins which sold out very quickly. They also donated two sets to the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast as prizes.
So this month for three weeks we will be giving away two of the three geocoins to Cache Stash winners and one viewer as we do the show live.
We are not saying which weeks are which so you are going to have to pay attention. Details will be disclosed on each show for this month.
The grand prize is for one lucky winner to win the entire set of three coins and three matching proxy coins. That will be done by drawing. Here are the details:
You can send in one entry per geocaching alias name (your geocaching name). Include your address and geocaching name in your email entry.
Email your entry to GsReboot@gmail.com Subject: May 2016 Geocoin Contest.
Contest Entries Must Be In By: May 25, 2016 and we will do the drawing live on the Thursday May 26, 2016 show.
For our contributing patrons (aka you are continuing to send us money each week) We will add a second matching entry for two chances to win. You must send in your original entry and be a contributing patreon to qualify.
This last Sunday on October 11th, 2015 was International Earthcache Day. For not only geocachers but all folks that are into Earth Science and different geological processes. This is a great excuse to get out and give our planet a good look see.
That being said, Wife Amy and myself went out on a beautiful fall day and explored a wondrous park not too far from our home. I had been saving this particular earthcache for about a year now and it turned out to be amazing.
Within the park is an whole series of trails to enjoy. The one we were interested in was a “Rock Trail” which included “talking rocks”. Now my folks were rock hounds and we as a family traveled all over the place finding minerals, gems and collectible stones. In all my travels I never encountered a talking rock, so I was intrigued with this adventure. Of course we had to actually find the correct trail first.
The main issue was the way-point getting to the trail head was a bit misleading. You came up to a map that showed a very high level map of the trail systems. They all intertwined and one was given choices from which to pick a trail and go. Unfortunately the park did not have clear markers there saying “Yellow Trail this way” or a yellow marker to go here… Instead it had one sign showing to the left telling about the Forest Tree Trail and The Rock Trail. So off we went thinking that the rock trail would be down this path. So we walked and walked and walked, learning about the different trees in the area but nothing about the rocks. Wife Amy and I figured we must somehow be on the wrong trail. The trail markers were not the right color and we were looking for yellow trail markers. So we headed back.
Back at the starting point which actually was an information center. Amy and I looked at the other trail-heads and she had mentioned something of which I did not hear nor pay attention to. A minute later we bumped into a father with several of his children. I asked if he knew where the Rock Trail was and he said he was heading there as well. So off we went on the same trail we walked figuring we just did not go far enough. So we walked and walked and walked. Then off to the left of us was once again the now familiar Information Center. We had taken a nice hike in the form of a circle. The father apologized and said we must have taken the wrong trail. Ugh,
That was when wife Amy states that we should have taken the trail to the right and not the trail to the left like she originally said. Again that was the part that I wasn’t listening and completely ignored any content that may have been relevant. Like 100 feet down that trail was a yellow trail marker. I was so happy to see it I didn’t question her about not mentioning it before…
NOW we could do the earthcache, Yay!
Luckily for us the trail itself was only about a mile long because the sun was on it’s way down. We traveled the trail and finally came upon a talking rock. See the little video below:
Because these were educational trails the park had recorded messages at key points of interest. Push the button and learn what that particular station was about. I think this was awesome, especially for kids or those who can’t read signs.
Our particular earthcache had several questions that needed to be answered to gain the find. You had to go through the entire trail to gain the information and answer the questions. It was really a lot of fun. Here are some of the photos we took on the trail. No spoilers here just showing off the scenery.
Headhardhat doing a woodsy selfie
Nice place for a traditional geocache
Was amazed at how many large rock specimens they had on this trail.
Nice stream running through.
Headhardhat and Wife Amy
So as we wound up the nature hike and collected our International Earthcache Day 2015 souvenir. I could not help but bring back up the fact that Amy did suggest we go right instead of left on the trail.
“Why did you not say to go that way?”, stated I.
“I did, you weren’t listening – again.” stated Wife Amy.
“Huh?” stated I.
“Exactly.” stated Wife Amy.
And on we went to go find the car. We did mark where we parked the car, right?
It was a whole lot of fun because we did not know what was inside waiting for us and best of all we will be giving away as a special promotion on the show a three month subscription for the Cache Crates! All the details are in this video. Be sure to check it out!
Headhardhat’s Geocaching vLog – Geocaching In Hell
In this Geocaching vLog Wife Amy the Headhardhatress and Andy HeadHardHat Smith literally go to Hell to find geocaches. Okay it’s not all sulpher and Brimstone. In fact it’s Hell, Michigan with an ice creme store, spooky nick-knacks and a putt-putt course. If you want to go to Hell in a handbasket or see if Hell actually freezes over this is the place to be.
In the summer of 2015 geocachers Headhardhat and Wife Amy the Headhardhatress took a geocaching trek from Raleigh, NC to Michigan. It was the first trip to Michigan for Amy and made a perfect opportunity to geocache in five states all in one day. If they could complete the 800 plus mile trip that is.
Check out this fun geocaching adventure documenting her longest geocaching streak.
Our flash mob this year utilized a 18 inch 2×4 foam known as The Thwacker. Each attendee was given at least one to be for the event and to keep.
In a nutshell the entire group was spit in two and placed in two lines facing each other. We practiced battle cries to intimidate each other and then the main Thwack Attack began. It was a glorious pillow fight like epic battle with everyone laughing and giving some very therapeutic THWACKS.