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Monday, April 5, 2010
HHH's Lunchtime GotD - Giving You The Finger
This was such a cute and fun Lunchtime Geocache of the Day.
What you see me holding is a Halloween based geocache which is actually a rubber finger with a bison tube glued in the end. It's all bloody, dirty and everything you would expect of a well placed geocache.
There were several cool things that I really liked about this simple hide. One, it was wheelchair accessible. Right next to a well used walking path and placed so someone in a wheelchair could get it with little effort.
Two, the use of a toothpick for the bison tube log. This such an inexpensive way of making a geocachers life so much easier. How many times have you found a micro and spent the next five to ten minutes trying to get the log book to be small enough to fit back in the cap? For me, plenty of times. The solution is a piece of a toothpick glued to the base of the log.
Look at the example here. My signing was almost at the very end of the log but a great placement to show you what I mean. The toothpick is glued to the base of the log. Now to wind the whole log back up all the geocacher has to do is grip the toothpick and twist. In a matter of a few seconds the entire log is wound tight and easily put back into the bison tube cap. This really is a great gesture on the hiders part and I highly recommend everybody to do this if you can.
To sum up I really appreciate when a geocacher puts that little extra effort in a geocache hide. Anyone can just shove a bison tube in a tree. Yet to make a wheelchair accessible hide that is out of the ordinary and easy to sign and go... This geocaching hide was a real pleasure to find. Kudos.