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First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 pm

As we were hiking up and down some lovely West Virginia valleys last weekend, I started thinking about how many miles I traversed each year during what I consider the height of caching season - May, June, July, August.Then I started thinking it would be fun to see how many collective miles MAGPI logged. Then I thought, hey...that sounds like a contest.

And so I present the first ever (and depending on how many of us injure ourselves trying to best each other...maybe the last)

MAGPI Hiking / Biking Contest

The idea is to track how many miles you hike/walk (one category) or bike (the other category) while in pursuit of caches. Each month - May through August - there will be a winner from category. In September the monthly totals will be tallied and there will be cumulative winners in each category.

The good news? The monthly winners get a prize and the final winners get a prize. Lots of prizes, so don't be slackers.

The Guidelines
1. Post here how many miles you have hiked/walked OR biked in pursuit of a cache for each month (May, June, July, August).
a. The preferred way is to post a tracklog with distance noted and the cache(s) you were going after.
b. If you don't have ability to use tracklogs, post the distance and what cache(s) you were going after.
b. It does not matter if you find or DNF the caches.
c. If you hiked/walked OR biked a round trip, that entire distance counts. If you, say, had a car at each end of a rail trail and only walked one way, that's all
you get.
d. Don't cheat. If you forgot to turn on your tracklog, (or don't have a tracklog) give a conservative estimate of the distance you traveled.
e. Post updates as you go!
2. Have fun!
3. Go out and get yourself some caches!
Sidekick LWB said to sidekick engineer, 'I've hung out with people i've met on the internet before but i've never run into any of them in the middle of the woods.' (Upper Yough Trek)

Buffaloes and tigers are one thing, but mustelids are not to be trifled with.
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby pbump on Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm

Taylorsville Lake State Park, KY - one of several cache-laden trails. We got 15 on this 3.05 mile hike, with 3 DNF's. If anyone's looking for a weekend destination where you can park once, hike your butt off and get a bunch, this may be it.

GC3KNQN Traditional Cache TLSP#38 1.5 1.5
GC3KNRA Traditional Cache TLSP#43 1.5 1.5
GC3KNQG Traditional Cache TLSP#37 1.5 1.5
GC3KNR8 Traditional Cache TLSP#42 1.5 1.5
GC3KNQB Traditional Cache TLSP#36 2.0 2.0
GC3KNR6 Traditional Cache TLSP#41 1.5 1.5
GC3KNRE Traditional Cache TLSP#44 1.5 1.5
GC3KNR2 Traditional Cache TLSP#40 1.5 1.5
GC3KNPZ Traditional Cache TLSP#35 2.0 1.5
GC3KNMT Traditional Cache TLSP#28 1.5 1.5
GC3KNPT Traditional Cache TLSP#34 2.0 2.0
GC3KNN3 Traditional Cache TLSP#29 1.5 1.5
GC3KNPD Traditional Cache TLSP#32 1.5 2.0
GC3KNNH Traditional Cache TLSP#31 1.5 2.0
GC3KNNC Traditional Cache TLSP#30 1.5 1.5
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby wvhiker222 on Sat May 11, 2013 9:54 am

Spotty Spotty Pony Girl wrote:As we were hiking up and down some lovely West Virginia valleys last weekend, I started thinking about how many miles I traversed each year during what I consider the height of caching season - May, June, July, August.Then I started thinking it would be fun to see how many collective miles MAGPI logged. Then I thought, hey...that sounds like a contest.

And so I present the first ever (and depending on how many of us injure ourselves trying to best each other...maybe the last)

MAGPI Hiking / Biking Contest

The idea is to track how many miles you hike/walk (one category) or bike (the other category) while in pursuit of caches. Each month - May through August - there will be a winner from category. In September the monthly totals will be tallied and there will be cumulative winners in each category.

The good news? The monthly winners get a prize and the final winners get a prize. Lots of prizes, so don't be slackers.

The Guidelines
1. Post here how many miles you have hiked/walked OR biked in pursuit of a cache for each month (May, June, July, August).
a. The preferred way is to post a tracklog with distance noted and the cache(s) you were going after.
b. If you don't have ability to use tracklogs, post the distance and what cache(s) you were going after.
b. It does not matter if you find or DNF the caches.
c. If you hiked/walked OR biked a round trip, that entire distance counts. If you, say, had a car at each end of a rail trail and only walked one way, that's all
you get.
d. Don't cheat. If you forgot to turn on your tracklog, (or don't have a tracklog) give a conservative estimate of the distance you traveled.
e. Post updates as you go!
2. Have fun!
3. Go out and get yourself some caches!



Hey Chris, is there any programs out there that you can upload your track log from your GPS and then post it here?
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby pbump on Sat May 11, 2013 1:03 pm

“It's faster horses, younger women, older whiskey and more money.” Tom T. Hall
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Sat May 11, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks pbump.

I had no clue.
Sidekick LWB said to sidekick engineer, 'I've hung out with people i've met on the internet before but i've never run into any of them in the middle of the woods.' (Upper Yough Trek)

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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby pbump on Sat May 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Actually sprung for ExpertGPS - pretty decent connected on-the-fly mapping. Deals with my GPSs and track logs very well.
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby 3_dogs on Sun May 12, 2013 4:09 pm

Spotty Spotty Pony Girl wrote:I had no clue.


Hehe
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby wvhiker222 on Sun May 12, 2013 7:04 pm

Thanks Paul.. :lol:
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby pbump on Sun May 12, 2013 9:38 pm

3_dogs wrote:
Spotty Spotty Pony Girl wrote:I had no clue.


Hehe

I keep looking for the "like" button, even though I'm sure it would cause me great pain.
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Mon May 13, 2013 7:16 pm

pbump wrote:
3_dogs wrote:
Spotty Spotty Pony Girl wrote:I had no clue.


Hehe

I keep looking for the "like" button, even though I'm sure it would cause me great pain.


Just keep remembering not only that, but the fact that I know where you live :grin:
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Troopbiz on Sun May 19, 2013 5:12 pm

Went hiking a lot this week. Fun idea for a contest!


(Found) KilllerBee's Black Box II GC3Y0QF- 1 mile
(Found) Sweet! GC4APNR- 0.5 miles
(DNF) Son of a Birch (Still Growing) GC3KW3D- 1.2 miles
(Found) Engine, Engine Number Nine...... GC25V6M- 0.2 miles
(Found) 12-12-12 Jasmine's Birthday GC42RQT- 0.2 miles
(Found) Q only knows! GC47PD1- 0.5 (We made this one harder than it needed to be)

Total Miles Hiked: 3.6 Miles
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Sun May 26, 2013 8:02 pm

So, pbump, mrs. pbump, Loyal Sidekick and I hiked the following today (5/26/13):

ASCI #1-#6 - 2.13
ASCI #7 - #10 - 1.08
Trails End - GC1DRC5 - 1.0
Sidekick LWB said to sidekick engineer, 'I've hung out with people i've met on the internet before but i've never run into any of them in the middle of the woods.' (Upper Yough Trek)

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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Troopbiz on Wed May 29, 2013 4:56 pm

Last week I went to Knoxville TN for DI Global Finals 2013. While I was there they had a game called DIcaching. They hid geocaches all over campus. It was a lot of fun! :grin: :smile: :smile: :smile:

May 22 (Started at hotel)
(Found) squared tree GC1Q6F2- 0.1
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: 12th Street bridge GCQ94M- 0.4
(DNF) <Garmin> GC1PX4M- 0.2
(Found) Atlas Steamed GC1HEYQ- 0.4
Walk back to hotel- 0.9

May 23 (Took bus to bus stop)
(DNF) My Blood Runneth Orange: Hear the roar GCQ94W- 0.0
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: Walk of Distinction GCQE8P- 0.4
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: Passing Time GCQE9K- 0.2
(DNF) My Blood Runneth Orange: Hear the roar GCQ94W- 0.3
(Walked from hotel)
(Temp) N 35 57.696 W 083 55.440- 0.2

May 24 (Took bus to bus stop, then walked)
(TEMP) N 35 57.365 W 083 55.624- 0.1
(TEMP) N 35 57.432 W 083 55.543- 0.2
(TEMP) N 35 57.440 W 083 55.714- 0.5
(TEMP) N 35 57.373 W 083 55.754- 0.1
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: Cumberland Footbridge GCQE9Q- 0.2
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: Equal Justice GCQE9N- 0.1
(TEMP) N 35 57.190 W 083 56.044- 0.4
(Found) My Blood Runneth Orange: Volunteer Beacon GCQE96- 0.5
Back to bus stop- 0.5
(Took bus back to Bus Stop)
(Found) Fraternal Brotherhood - Knoxville #2 GC3GJDH- 0.2
(Store Close) Discover Knoxville #1: Blue Plate Special- 0.3
Walked back to hotel- 0.5
(Rode bus to bus stop)
(Temp) N 35 57.222 W 083 55.808- 0.2
Back to the bus- 0.2
(Rode bus to hotel)
(TEMP) N 35 57.831 W 083 55.493- 0.2
Back to hotel- 0.2

May 25 (Started at hotel)
(Found) Discover Knoxville #1: Blue Plate Special- 0.5
Back to hotel- 0.5


Miles Hiked: 8.5
Total Miles Hiked: 12.1
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby wvhiker222 on Fri May 31, 2013 11:54 pm

On 5/11/2013 and 5/18/2013 mom and I hiked the Panhadle trail and Montour trail to go after some caches. I am going to just list the to and from because there are over 50 caches total and I don't feel the need to list them all here. I will list the DNF however.

05/11/2013
5.5 miles hiked

05/18/2013
10.5 miles hiked
Panhandle trail caches: GC36WRY THRU GC32HTP
Montour trail caches: GC4C7YR THRU GC44BZP

DNF's
GC3DVTX
GC36TRY
GC36WMN
GC36WPJ
GC36WPY
GC36WQF
GC36WR4
GC3WBCG
GC46KDE

05/28/2013
3.0 MILES HIKED
GC4BQER

TOTAL FOR MAY: 19 MILES
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Re: First MAGPI Hiking Biking Contest

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:54 pm

Well MAGPI has been busy in May!

Totals were:
pbump 7.26
Troopbiz 12.1
wvhiker222 19

Congrats to wvhiker222 - you win for May! I'll have your fabulous prize by the end of June (yes I know, I'm such a slacker, but that's how I roll!)
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