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Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:25 am

Hey all, guess what? :?:

Thanks to the efforts of juslookinround, The Army/Adventures Edge Store on Pleasant St has begun carrying official geocaching supplies. :kilt:

Currently they have some stickers, T-shirts, micro & nano containers, and key chains. They also stock Rite in the Rain notebooks and basic eTrex GPSr's (which they also rent out).

Since you all know I have an inability to focus for more than maybe 3 seconds I was thrilled about this news! Because I never ever remember to order what I was thinking about (5 seconds ago) from Groundspeak. Weeheee! :banana: ( you know I"m excited when the dancing banana appears.)

Plus I'm a total outdoor sports gearhead and any excuse I have to go in that store is a good one.

So thanks juslookinround!
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Aquacache on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:10 am

Great! More micro and nano containers! :roll: At least they have the logbooks so people may stop using Post-it notepads. I know ... but I can dream, can't I? :grin:

The renting of GPSr's is something that CLCombat and I thought about 3 years ago while we were caching in Canaan Valley. We thought of it just before we drove past the sign that said "Geocaching - GPSr rentals". :???: Always a day late ...

Despite the evil containers, great to hear that they are helping to spread the word about geocaching. Anybody know if any current cachers work there?

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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby wvcoalcat on Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:18 am

Aquacache wrote:

The renting of GPSr's is something that CLCombat and I thought about 3 years ago while we were caching in Canaan Valley. We thought of it just before we drove past the sign that said "Geocaching - GPSr rentals". :???: Always a day late ...


I remember seeing that sign too. Surprised me that the WV State Parks people were getting into the game.

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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Aquacache on Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:47 am

As we drove around the park getting all of the CVRTeam caches, we were discussing how you could get the GPSr manufacturers to give you free -- or at least very cheap -- equipment to rent to lodge guests to get them started in caching. Once they played with a particular GPSr, they'd most likely look at that same brand when they went to purchase one.

In addition to the caches they placed around the park, they could also have temporary or unofficial caches for orientation classes each morning outside the lodge to get people familiar with the equipment and get them started.

It was about that time that we pulled up to the intersection and looked across the road to see the sign above. :shock: We thought we had a way to make a living geocaching. :sad:

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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:17 am

KWSN I know someone who works at Canaan. Just met him in may I think.

talking to him about geocaching and obviously he knew exactly what I was talking about.

Not sure if I felt more or less geeky.
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby wvcoalcat on Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:37 pm

Forgot I had these too.

Hmm, where to I go to get started in Canaan?
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Look to the left of the door. :grin:

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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby juslookinround on Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:07 pm

Jan, the owner of Adventure's Edge, is a newbie geocacher. She has been aware of the "sport" for a while and has recently begun caching with some family members. She is also the sister of a very good friend of mine which is what prompted me to approach her about stocking official supplies. Please stop by if you get the chance and encourage her to stock more and more geocaching items. I think she is testing the market right now so this is the time for the local cachers to have a direct input into what will be available in the future. Besides that, Jan and her family are from Morgantown and any chance to support a locally owned small business is a good thing in my opinion.
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Aquacache on Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:58 pm

I think you take this trail ... :grin:

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juslookinround wrote:Jan, the owner of Adventure's Edge, is a newbie geocacher. She has been aware of the "sport" for a while and has recently begun caching with some family members. She is also the sister of a very good friend of mine which is what prompted me to approach her about stocking official supplies. Please stop by if you get the chance and encourage her to stock more and more geocaching items. I think she is testing the market right now so this is the time for the local cachers to have a direct input into what will be available in the future. Besides that, Jan and her family are from Morgantown and any chance to support a locally owned small business is a good thing in my opinion.


Sounds like a good idea. Maybe I'll go buy up all of the micro/nano containers so nobody else can get them and hide them. :lol: Oh, and welcome to the forum! :wave:

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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby wvhunter74 on Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:05 pm

Now thats really great
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby Knight who says Ni on Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:41 am

Aquacache wrote:I think you take this trail ... :grin:

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I was just there last week! After a day of classes I took a newbie (another Chris) out caching. This was the easy one. We took a wrong turn going after Mistletoe. It was foggy, rainy, and cold. Perect geocaching weather!

I attended a conference at Snowshoe several weeks ago. They also do geocaching there. The resort rents gps units and offers 'instructions'. You can check it out here: http://www.snowshoemtn.com/todo/sum-act ... /index.htm

Most of the caches seems to be ski to though. :sad:
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby wvangler on Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:38 pm

That's really cool stuff...about Canaan and Adventure's Edge. I've talked to Jan before, nice lady.
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Re: Groundspeak Goodies in Morgantown.

Postby wvangler on Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:24 pm

scraped together a few clams and supported my "local" caching shop today by picking up a few stickers and a travel bug. Cool!!!! :smile: Hats off to Adventure's Edge!
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