Caching Conundrum – April 2012 – Kakuro Results

Caching Conundrum #4 is in the books! We had 20 competitors this month, plying their trade on the sheets of Kakuro. Cachers were given four puzzles. The first was rated extremely easy, the second at easy, the third medium, and the fourth at hard. No one completed all four puzzles in the 30 given minutes, so bonus time was enacted, which allowed our winner to finish. Chief Osceola became the first combatant to win two events, after taking the inaugural crossword-puzzle edition. Team Monkeyboy put forth another silver-medal performance, making it two in a row, as they edged last month’s logic puzzles champion, debbidoesgeo, by one completed cell. The competition was fierce and they all left their blood, sweat, and grey matter on the field (or at least on the tables). Full results:

01. Chief Osceola
02. Team Monkeyboy
03. DebbiDoesGeo
05. Team Sarcasm
07. Team Intrigue
08. Shutterbug621
09. bigdog927
10. TeamOC
11. WrongTurnRick
12. HarSan
13. bigdog421
14. msmandi
15. Horsegirl 713
16. tfluff6
17. Oseaners
18. Dos-Boot
19. gyngr5
19. Sweetfyre

Team MidwestHaunters on WOSU!

Our very own Barry Schieferstein was a guest on today’s edition of All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU radio. Barry and Ann were joined by the Public Relations Director of Groundspeak. The best part? We don’t only have audio, but also video of Barry in studio! It was a good discussion and Barry even sneaked in a plug for COG’s tree climbers. Check out the audio and video here.

GC3ACGW – Explore the Heart of Hilliard in 200 Minutes

On May 12, Hilliard will welcome geocachers to the area for a one time, special event!  The caching event is to celebrate the Columbus bicentennial.

Geocaching vendors will be on site, loaner GPS units will be available and there will be a Geocaching 101 class for beginners.

You can visit the event page at to find out more and to sign a “Will Attend” log.

New Central Ohio Geocaching site

Hi everyone, this is just a quick update about the plans for this site and a couple of quick links.

The idea behind the site is to be a general resource of information for central Ohio cachers.  We’ll try to collect all of the information about our local parks, contacts, rules and any other information to help making hiding and seeking a cache a little bit easier.

We have a few parts of the site up right now, but they’re very much in the early stages.  Things may change around a bit as we work on the site.

You can visit our forums at

Our wiki is available at  The wiki is started and ready for community contributions.  If you’d like to help out, we’re working on the Columbus city parks listings.   Let us know on the forums if you want to help, but need help using the wiki.

The Central Ohio facebook page is

Anything suggestions about the site are welcome in the forums.