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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Very Nice Modification of My Evil Ant Hill Geocache

I received an email from fellow geocacher Seth Jones who sent me some photos of a modified Evil Ant Hill Geocache. Check out what he wrote:

I got a smallish box, lined it with a plastic bag, and then made a small pile of dirt (you need it to be fairly pure dirt, for easier removal later. No rocks, grass, twigs, etc)

-- Then I made a large batch of plaster of paris, and poured it over the dirt, making a plaster cast of the dirt hill. After it set, I peeled it out of the plastic, and washed the dirt out of the bottom. I then filled the cavity where the dirt was with a 2-part resin from the craft store. Before the resin set, I implanted a small plastic container with a screw-top lid. You've probably seen it: it's a touch bigger than a bottle-cap.

After it set overnight, I cracked it out of the plaster, and chipped out the crevices. (soaking it in water really helped here). I then hit it with some textured brown spray paint. I placed it at the base of a tree just at the edge of some woods. There are some vines climbing the tree that provide a small buffer of deadspace around the trunk. I have the container there, amongst the leaves.

Way to go Seth! A very EVIL geocache to be sure!

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Christopher said...

When did this go from a game that involved putting things out there for people to find into a game of putting things out there that are impossible for people to find?

Kyndel said...

I don't think I would ever find that. Very sneaky!

HeadHardHat said...

Christopher, geocaching can go in difficulty from 1 which is easy to 5 which is very difficult. That is the beauty of it. It can be as easy or as difficult as you want. If you like hunting for only the 1 and 2's then great.. It's all good.


Christopher said...

The problem is that the 1-2s are not really 1-2 anymore. I went out to get a new local 2 star it's a micro somewhere in the bleachers at the rodeo grounds. The logs indicate at least 9 of us have looked for this needle in a haystack and failed.

Hard is one thing, impossible makes the whole game lose it's accessibility.

DebbyLee Maxine said...


Let me tell you, The cache owner moved into my area and set up a cache with this very same container. The difficulty was a four and the terrain a two and a half. Yes, this cache was HARD, but not *impossible*, and this was by far a favorite of everyone who has attempted it. While it sucks that someone was just plain mean and hid a micro in some bleachers, not everyone is that way, and there is still a LOT of fun to be had in the game.