Central Ohio Geocachers on Good Day Columbus, with Dana Turtle

Central Ohio Geocachers were featured on Good Day Columbus on July 14th.  We covered the basics of geocaching, and found two caches in Whetstone park.  T of KBLAST stole the spotlight and showed Columbus how to find geocaches.   Thanks to HarSan, Rakkar, KBLAST and Dos-Boot for coming out early in the morning and braving the mosquitoes  to share our sport!Good Day ColumbusHarSan finds the cacheFound it

Caching Conundrum Standings through March 2014

01. 4boysexplore 90 100 95 285
02. vpplayer 80 90 90 260
03. debbiedoesgeo 85 75 100 260
04. TimeSeeker 95 85 75 255
05. Team Monkeyboy 70 50 85 205
06. KBLAST 65 80 55 200
07. LeroyJethro 75 40 80 195
08. facefromthepast 100 0 65 165
09. msmandi 55 95 0 150
10. iphone.cachers 60 65 0 125
11. HarSan 0 45 70 115
12. thechad23 40 70 0 110
13. wrongturnrick 30 30 50 110
14. vaguelyrandom 35 25 0 60
15. Team Monroes 0 60 0 60
16. SuperNerd 0 0 60 60
17. GrammiSandBill 0 55 0 55
18. bigdog421 50 0 0 50
19. cherry spawn 45 0 0 45
20. Kim from Metro 0 35 0 35

Caching Conundrum #27 Results – March 2014

March brings tidings of Kakuro to the Caching Conundrum . The annual third-month happening saw competitors tackle some relatively difficult Kakuro puzzles. Some of the puzzles intertwined with each other, forcing the players to maintain accuracy for the whole test. The heavy favorite going in was last year’s Kakuro champs, DebbieDoesGeo. She did not disappoint, taking the gold and grabbing the 100 points in the 2014 race. Full standings:

01. debbiedoesgeo
02. 4boysexplore
03. vpplayer
04. Team Monkeyboy
05. LeroyJethro
06. TimeSeeker
07. HarSan
08. Facefromthepast
09. Supernerd
10. KBLAST
11. WrongTurnRick

Caching Conundrum Standings through February 2014

Cacher January February Total
4boysexplore 90 100 190
TimeSeeker 95 85 180
vpplayer 80 90 170
debbiedoesgeo 85 75 160
msmandi 55 95 150
KBLAST 65 80 145
iphone.cachers 60 65 125
Team Monkeyboy 70 50 120
LeroyJethro 75 40 115
thechad23 40 70 110
facefromthepast 100 0 100
vaguelyrandom 35 25 60
wrongturnrick 30 30 60
Team Monroes 0 60 60
GrammiSandBill 0 55 55
bigdog421 50 0 50
cherry spawn 45 0 45
HarSan 0 45 45
Kim from Metro 0 35 35

Note: these standings may change after the make-up test offered for February’s competition.

Caching Conundrum #26 Results – February 2014

It’s February, which means the Conundrum-eers are tasked with slaying the dragon known as Sudoku. Word on the street was this month’s quiz was brutally difficult. Not a single player finished all four puzzles. Maybe the creators need to dial it down a bit!

When the scores were tallied, 4boysexplore grabbed their first victory of 2014. Full results:

01. 4boysexplore
02. msmandi
03. vpplayer
04. TimeSeeker
05. KBLAST
06. debbiedoesgeo
07. thechad23
08. iphone.cachers
09. Team Monroes
10. GrammiSandBill
11. Team Monkeyboy
12. HarSan
13. LeroyJethro
14. Kim from Metro Parks
15. wrongturnrick
16. VaguelyRandom

Caching Conundrum #25 Results – January 2014

The Caching Conundrum turned two this week! Hoping to avoid the terrible twos, we wiped the scoreboards clean and everyone entered the first competition tied for first. As is January tradition, the theme was crossword puzzles.

The mix of traditional and offbeat crosswords tested the wordsmiths in the room, but the results were resounding: these players are veritable walking dictionaries!

To view this month’s puzzle, point your browser HERE. (errata: note the misspelling of “wherigo” in the second puzzle; the answer to 1 Down is “whereigo”)

When the scores were tallied, facefromthepast jumped out to a lead in 2014’s yearlong race to the title:

01. facefromthepast
02. TimeSeeker
03. 4boysexplore
04. debbiedoesgeo
05. vpplayer
06. LeroyJethro
07. Team Monkeyboy
08. KBLAST
09. iphone.cachers
10. msmandi
11. bigdog421
12. cherry spawn
13. thechad23
14. vaguelyrandom
15. wrongturnrick