08 November 2020, 13:00 - 15:00
TAKE NOTICE: DATE CHANGE! We shall NOT stand in the way of democracy! Due to a newly announced political rally in Eisenhower Park expect to draw over a thousand people on the same day as the original event, we have to move to a new date. Same place & time-Sunday November 8th. Some People Cross Your Path and Change Your Whole Direction. Carteron is moving soon to Florida and will be sorely missed on Long Island. Because of COVID, this Event is subject to social distancing guidelines. Wear a Mask! This event may be cancelled, postponed or have certain required safety precautions depending on state and local restrictions (including size limits and social distancing requirements). Click on "WATCH" on this event page for all updates. I plan on making Carteron a book of the Event Log Sheets and Photos. (Please add your own photos to the Gallery Section) Bring your own chair, drinks & food. We will only be sharing memories. Rain or Shine. There will be no Event Log-In Book. See below for a logbook alternative. Blank forms will be provided at the Event to write your own log sheet or fill out at home and drop off. Bring your own writing utensil! No pens or pencils will be provided. Suggested (Optional) Log Sheet (You may print out and fill in at home or blank ones will be available at the event): (If there are two answers underlined, circle one. If there is a blank line, fill it in. Remember Mad Libs? Humor is appreciated, meanness is not.) Dear Carteron, I ______________ your Geocaches. I have found ___________ of your Get Your Cache Series. Please hide/do not hide, anymore! I love/can't figure out Roman Numerals! I think you kept changing the name of the Series to keep us on our toes/you forgot the Roman Numeral that was next/you couldn't think of a name. (https://www.geocaching.com/plan/lists/BM1G69K) or I think that this is the reason: ____________________________________________________________. Carterons has found some awesome spots. Which one was your favorite? (https://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?u=carteron) ________________________________________________________________. I will miss Carteron because____________________________________________________________. What better way to celebrate geocaching than to gather near the #1 Found Geocache in Nassau County GC3MZ4J "Field Five" and celebrate its hider "Carteron." The cache is now Archived but it still holds the title in Nassau County by being found 662 times. He is the 13th Highest Hider in New York State and the 2nd Highest Hider in Suffolk County. He had held the #1 spot for a long time and has hidden 350 Geocaches on Long Island. He is Finder #14 in Suffolk County and has 3,330 Finds as of today. I learned a lot of things geocaching with Carteron:
Always bring lots of geocaching supplies.
Carteron hid XL in his "Get Your Cache" series. Note: Carteron always corrected my calculation of Roman Numerals. I had XXXX but the correct usage is XL. (Look it Up)
Always bring an extra set of clothing and shoes. You will be dirty, wet and likely both.
If you walk through a Tick Nest-You will not be allowed in the car!
If you are doing a power run and drop one car off at the end.
Don't leave your keys in the car at the beginning! 4. There are no rattler or poisonous snakes on Long Island. We did find a huge black snake in Heckscher State Park that has a rattler in its tail for defense. If you keep your distance, a snake will nearly always refrain from striking. It is also good to have Siri on call to check out snakes because someone will just want to take photos. 5. Don't ask someone who is immune to Poison Ivy to check for poisonous leaves. Poison Ivy oils can last on surfaces for 10 years. Hand sanitizer works if you use it right away after touching a surface. 6. Bring lots of pens, markers and pencils. If you bring one, it will run out of ink the first time you use it. Ron will borrow and lose at least 5 while geocaching. He will probably find a huge stash of pens & pencils as he packs up his things. 7. Bring lots of batteries, you will be probably be gone from sunrise to sunset. There were no smart phones when we started geocaching. 8. Carteron is great to have along for solving Puzzle Caches. We couldn’t have solved “GCHTK1 Five Star New York” or “GC14223 GAMER'S QUEST 8 - AcRoBaTs & WaYpOiNtS, Oh My!” Without him. He hid 27 Puzzles caches and found 237 Unknowns! 9. Bring lots of duct tape-you can fix geocaches, your pants and is good for pulling off ticks. We decided that electrical tape works a lot better on attaching magnets and lasts longer. 10. Earth magnets are the best and you cannot use magnets near the beach. GC160V1 WR1-1 Magnetic Sands 11. I will finally be able to hide a geocache in Ronkonkoma. The only cache he would allow me to hide in his town was Ron's Konkoma GC437HP. 12. Geocaching is more fun with a friend. We wish we had taken more photos! Ron is a great photographer, check out his Gallery! It's hard for me to pick my favorite Geocaching adventure with Ron, we've had so much fun: Falling into the swamp, sliding down a hill, beautiful gardens, sunsets...If I had to pick one-it would be the Bird Sanctuary in Sag Harbor. The photo says it all. Thanks Ron!