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!

1 comment:

Dvixen said...

There is the entente series 8 geocaches across 4 countries.

I've managed only Oz First stage, never found a partner set to finish.

entente UK First Stage (GC15827)
entente UK Final (GC14HNJ)
entente Oz First Stage (GC14VXV)
entente Oz Final (GC14VY0)
entente Canada First Stage (GC14TA3)
entente Canada Final (GC14TA8)
entente US First Stage (GC158W4)
entente US Final (GC14HM5)