Saturday, June 02, 2012

The Buddy System

I have just completed a 3 stage multi-cache with an interesting twist.  The twist being that stage one and three is in San Diego California, but stage 2 is near Asheville North Carolina.

For those doing the math at home, thats a total distance of almost 4,000 miles as the crow flies to get all the stages.

The idea with this cache (west, east? west: GC1W7RA) is that the cacher in California finds a cacher in North Carolina to find the middle stage for them, and in the process making a new caching buddy on the other side of the country.  The California cacher signs both partners names in the log sheet, and both get credit for the find.

Last weekend a cacher named boysnbarrie put out a request for a partner on a local North Carolina geocaching mailing list.  I responded, and we started swapped coordinates.  Pretty soon we had completed all the stages and had logged our find.

There is a sister cache (I HAVE A FRIEND IN SAN DIEGO: GC1WD48) that goes the opposite way (starts and ends near Asheville NC, middle is near San Diego CA), which we are in the process of completing now.

This is a fun way to make new friends, and a refreshing twist on multi-caches.

Does anyone know of any other that have a similar theme?  Let me know in the comments section below!