Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Tell CachingNW.com What You Wish New Cachers Knew

OK guys, so here's the latest grand idea from Caching in the Northwest.

This week (Thursday, Sep 3 at 9:00pm) on the show we're going to talk about all the things you wish you knew when you first started geocaching. Or, to look at it a bit differently, all the things you wish those new to the game knew before they went looking for your cache.

What we'd like to do next is after sharing and discussing your feedback on this topic live on the show, we'll put the key points together in a downloadable small document you can print off and share with new cachers or leave in geocaches for them to read.

So Northwest Geocachers, are you in?


Send us your ideas or phone them in to us at 253-693-TFTC, or join us live on Google Hangouts September 3, Thursday night at 9:00pm Pacific and share them in the live Q&A.  Heck, you can even share them on any of our Social Media channels!

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Helena Geotour - Day 2!

Join us on our second day of exploring the greater Helena area. 


We found out that White Pelicans actually live natively in Montana - crazy! We thought they only lived on the East coast. We're such North Westerners. :-) We also visit the spot near Helena along the Missouri river where Lewis & Clark camped, hike up a small mountain/big hill, and show you a little sampling of downtown Helena.

Oh, and that geocoin? Check it out here. These are custom made in Montana, and trackable on Geocaching.com like any other geocoin. You can also choose the colour you prefer when you claim yours. How cool is that?

So thanks for joining us once more, and remember - 

"cache safely, and cache often!"

The LANMonkeys.

Monday, 31 August 2015

4 Podcast Giveaway - WitzEnd's Favourite Freemont Spot

You've waited so patiently, it's time you were rewarded!

In order to be entered into the drawing for the 2015 Block Party "4 Podcast Giveaway" contest you'll need to listen to four different podcasts and hear the favourite Freemont spot from the four hosts who met up at The 2015 Block Party.

Well, here's the answer from Caching in the Northwest host, WitzEnd!



Now remember, to be entered into the contest, Listen to this week's episodes (starting Aug 30) of
PodCacher, GeoGearHeads, LANMonkey's Geocaching Adventures and Caching in the NorthWest

to find out which iconic Fremont, Washington landmark each host found to be the most interesting.

Yes, you must listen to all 4 shows!
Title an email "Fremont Landmarks" and in the body of the email, write all four landmarks and who chose it.
Address your email to feedback@cachingnw.com
Deadline: September 6th, 2015 at midnight (PST)
Winners to be chosen at random from all correct entries.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

We Want To Give You Prizes!

We really do - if your name is on this list below, you ARE a winner from the #GeocacheRoadTrip contest.  If you haven't claimed your prize yet that's a tragedy! So check the winners list below. 

If your name is on that list, look at the list below THAT, of "available prizes remaining" and email us at GeocachingRoadTripContest@gmail.com with your first and second choice of prize, and we'll get back to you to arrange delivery.

It's just that easy to claim your awesome prizes!



WINNERS!


Most Creative Use of Hashtag - Donners

Most Aesthetically Pleasing - Scruffster 

Wildest Adventure - Airrooster

Lackey's Favourite - Dora Mor

Honourable mentions:
  • Alarobic
  • Retro
  • Cacheikers
  • m-Eazy
  • Subwaymark
  • PeppermintPatti53

Prizes to be claimed:
  • "How to Puzzle Cache" book by ChildofAtom
  • Munzee.com MunzPack
  • Munzee.com MunzPack
  • CoinsAndPins.com Travel Boobie
  • OpenCaching.NA water bottle
  • Landsharkz.ca $15 Gift Certificate
  • Landsharkz.ca $15 Gift Certificate
  • WorldCaching.com $15 Gift Certificate
  • CoinsAndPins.com geoachievement coins
  • CoinsAndPins.com geo-achievement patches




Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Helena Geotour #1

Hi and thanks for stopping by again - or if it's your first visit to LMGA, welcome!

This week we're sharing the first half of our adventures from our #GeocacheRoadTrip when we checked out the amazing #HelenaMT Geotour.  While we were there we also checked out the Helena Selfie-Tour which is another amazing way to make sure you catch some cool sights around the city.

And when you are in Reeder's Alley, stop in at the Geotourism office and say hi to the awesome folks working there - make sure to tell them that the LANMonkeys sent you!



Please remember to "subscribe" to our YouTube channel and not miss any of the amazing places we take you when we go Geocaching - and share your adventures and milestones with us on our Twitter and Facebook feeds!

Stay tuned next Tuesday for a special announcement from Caching in the Northwest right here on our blog to help you win the "Groovalicious 4 Podcasters" Contest!

Until next time,

"Cache safely, and cache often!"
The LANMonkeys

Monday, 24 August 2015

It's the 4-Podcast Giveaway!


Welcome to a brand new prize giveaway sponsored by four podcasts / video blogs. 

When podcasters get together, harebrained ideas ensue. 

And, as we've said, we kind of just do what we want anyhow. So when Sonny, Sandy, TheBadCop, WitzEnd, and LANMonkey all joined forces at the 2015 Block Party, it was no exception!  

At the Final Geocaching Block Party, four podcasts got together and came up with a harebrained idea, in which you can win some fabulous prizes! Watch the hilarious video here!
Listen to next week's episodes (starting Aug 30) of 
PodCacher, GeoGearHeads, LANMonkey's Geocaching Adventures and Caching in the NorthWest
 

to find out which iconic Fremont, Washington landmark each host found to be the most interesting. 

Yes, you must listen to all 4 shows!
Title an email "Fremont Landmarks" and in the body of the email, write all four landmarks and who chose it.
Address your email to feedback@cachingnw.com
Deadline: September 6th, 2015 at midnight (PST)
Winners to be chosen at random from all correct entries.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

#GeocacheRoadTrip to Yellowstone Park - Leg 1

On the first leg of our summer #GeocacheRoadTrip we traveled from our home near Vancouver, BC Canada through Washington and Idaho, checking out some cool sights along the way. 

We took the "northern route" through Washington which allowed us to visit the North Cascades National Park.

On our way we visited a few virtual caches and Earthcaches, and had a number of amazing stops all of which we were able to capture in episode 84 of LMGA.

Take a look at that episode, and let us know about your summer #GeocacheRoadTrip adventures - we'd love to hear about what you've discovered this summer!