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Enrico, I’m part of the group that placed the geocache you are referring to. It’s called Goodview and is relatively easy to find. It also has a great view as the name implies
Here is the Goodview link. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx
The station management asked that we make sure it is in a place where nobody can get hurt searching for it. So anyone coming down with a GPS look for Enrico’s bug in Cheech and bring it down to Goodview. I’m supposed to be checking on it now and then, but it’s too darn cold and dark to be out hiking too much in the winter.
I’m sure there are people with gps receivers coming down in August. If nobody finds your bug then, I’ll be coming down again in October. Our only problem is that sometimes when traveling to Antarctica we are only in Cheech overnight and may not have time to search out a local geocache.
For those of you who don’t know about Geocaches, It is a new up and coming hobby around the world. People hide boxes all around the world and post the GPS latitude and longitude coordinates on the Geocaching website. http://www.geocaching.com/ .
It’s a fun hobby. whenever you travel you look on the website to see if there is a geocache in your area. Then get your trusty GPS and see if you can find it. It’s an interesting way to see areas you would never normally see. Some geocaches are boxes of goodies, some are just photo ops. Enrico has a travel bug. The idea is you post where you want the travel bug to go and then whenever someone finds a cache with the travel bug in it, they get it and look up the requested final destination on the website and bring it with them, eventually dropping the bug in another geocache closer to the requested location. Eventually the travelbug makes it way around the world. At anytime you can look on the website and see where it is. Enrico where is your bug now?