A cacher in my area is organizing an all day caching run on Lake Lanier. I offered to post something here to get the word out. Here's what she asked me to post...
07/24/11 - Day of Lake Geos!!!
On 05/24/08... Smiling in Acworth, Shelleyski and Layinlow completed 24 Lake Geos in one day!
On 07/10/10... Da Posse, annamartin, beldredge, ClanMcCall, doctor mole and Leafer54 found 25 Lake Caches!
Are you a hard-core geocacher? Do you have it in you to spend a fun day on the sparkling waters of Lanier... to try for 26 geos in a day (or more)?
Do you look out over the lake waters knowing that there are geos out there that you cannot reach?
I am putting together a full day of finding geos on the Lanier... to get lots of smileys!!!
Contact me if you would you like to join in on my boat? Or you have a boat and want to join in as a flotilla.
These are a mere few of the geos on the "to find" list:
GCVAYN Sunset Point
GC20 Marooned (Hidden 07/17/2000)
GCK27W Cache 22
GCP8EN June 18, 2005
Send me an email if you are interested... I can send you the complete list and details about the day of lake geos!
Cherie (aka Dewettes) & Megan (Megster66)
I'm certainly interested! However, it might be a bit redundant, and I already have plans that day. I'll actually be on the lake! But not caching...
Now that's an offer I can't resist since I have yet to be on the lake sinced moving here. Email sent. Sounds like a great time.
Thought I would post and update on how things went with the Lake Lanier cache run we did Sunday. It all started like this.
It was such a pleasure to meet everyone and spend an absolute fabulous day on the lake... what a beautiful day with lots of smiles and smileys!
I must apologize... I thought we had only found 20 geos... but have realized that I miss labeled #15 when it should have been 17... so we got 22! Even though we fell short of our target of 26... I would not have changed a thing (well... maybe me getting stung, Haffy loosing his glasses, Barney getting his GPS unit wet, forgetting my GPS power cord, and Megan's feet getting cut up)
Not sure everyone knows how the Day of Lake Geos started... Thought I would share with you!!!
It started with a posting by Loch Cache...
July 6 by Loch Cache (1808 found)
Looking for help on this one. I am going to be in the area on July 24 and would really like to get this cache. Since I am flying in from Boston and renting a car to do my caching, I don't think I can check a canoe as carry on luggage. If there is any cacher in the area who would be willing to help me out with a canoe or a kayak (or even a power boat) please contact me through my profile.
* Dewettes contacted Loch Cache via GeoCaching.com...
* Dewettes contacted WakeBoardLanier asking if he wanted to join in on the lake geos or if he knew anyone that would want to join in
* WakeBoardLanier contacted various geocachers and posted on GGA forum
* The "3 hour tour" was set in motion... with Haffy naming us The Castaway Crew
The Castaway Crew...
Dewettes / Cherie Dew (102 Geos - Gainesville, GA - Boat Captain)
Megster66 / Megan Dew (102 Geos - Gainesville, GA - First Mate)
Loch Cache / Peter Lochrie (1808 Geos - in town from Woburn, MA)
dangermouse3314 / Alex Brown (1202 Geos - in town from MA)
geotracker613 / Barney & Susan Crawford (3428 Geos - from Sugar Hill, GA) Haffy / John Hafenecker (1308 Geos - Gainesville, GA via Maine)
Meeting Location... Little Hall Park @ 7am (actually 7am "Beantown Time"... ahhh... just teasing our Northern friends)
Parking = N 34° 18.675' W 83° 56.524'
Pick-up Spot = N 34° 18.658' W 83° 56.467'
Low 75 High 92 - 30% Isolated T-Storms (ended up we had no rain and was a perfect day)
Water Temp 80s
Geo Order... 22 Finds... 3 DNFs
I have updated the bookmark list (kept the 3 DNFs on the list)
1) GC14PJK Well, well !!
2) GCG5G1 Booty Island
3) GC1M47G If you can't find it?.. Duckett!
4) GCX6CR Kingfisher Island
**DNF** GCWN9T Lake House
5) GC286JZ WWWUSA - Lake Lanier, Georgia
6) GC2EN92 Pirate Trezure [premium 5/5]
7) GC20 Marooned [hidden 07/17/2000]
8) GCP8EN June 18, 2005
**DNF** GC1VGM4 Katt's Island Beach Party [multi]
9) GCK33J Beside The Road
10) GCK8XH Yellow Pole
11) GCP8ED Yellow Pole 2
12) GC12HT5 Deer Island South
**DNF** Yellow Pole #3 [multi]
13) GCK9T8 King Tree Island
14) GC1RX7C Danger At Lake Lanier [multi 5/5]
15) GCWEAM Chattahoochee 9
16) GC1XYJF The Purple People Eater
17) GC2RWPB I Love This Side Of The Lake As Well
18) GCK27W Cache 22
19) GCK162 If You Can Read This, You Are Too Close
20) GC1T7AM Danger No Wake
21) GC24A1 Shifting Tides Geocache
22) GCVAYN Sunset Point
Please stay in touch... call me anytime you want company on geos... we are game most anytime
Happy Caching!!! The Dewettes (Cherie & Megan)
How is that for a day of caching? Thanks to Wakboard Lanier for originally posting on the site. It was a long and exhausting day for all of us but well worth the effort and I got to make 6 new geocaching friends. We ended up anchoring a few yards offshore for each island and jumping in and swimming to all the islands. We had a 24 ft Triton so we couldn't get too close. Thanks to the Dewetts for making this all possible. Love you gals.
1st find was made at approximately 8:20 am and the last one at approximately 9:30 pm a long day for sure.
A perfect morning to head out onto Lanier from Little Hall Park
The end to a perfect day.
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Sounds like a fun day for sure! Great weather for it. Thanks for the update and the pics!
Wow!! Sounds like a lot of fun was had by all. Being boat challenged, TeamSheppard is always on the hunt for anyone who might be up for some lake fun. I know another cacher that would join us at the drop of a hat as well so... If anyone ever decides to get a lake run going again, hit us up, we would love to cache the lake with you.
I want to go play on the lake again. We had a great time at the GGA meeting at TREZ's house.