I finally purchased my first geocoin. Having seen many, I wanted to find a design I liked and while at the 8th Annual Kansas City Picnic yesterday, I found a design I liked. I went with a Cache-O-Rator design, which cost me $20.
The Cache-O-Rator design is intricate on both sides. The front is labeled “Acme Cache-O-Rator 2000” with a small colored meter underneath. There are three metered dials labeled Hiking Distance, Elevation Change, and Search Time, with what looks like two Yes/No switches near the bottom. It looks like:
The back side has a very detailed listing every D/T combination around the outer edge. Increasing from 1/1 to 5/5, it surrounds colored sections ranging across the visible spectrum of colors. Inside that are some questions surrounding the center, with the words “Terrain-Difficulty” above the centerpoint and the tracking number underneath. Between the 1/1 and 5/5 is what looks like a clock hand extending out from the center. It looks like:
At the moment, I plan on carrying with me to caches, dropping it into each cache I visit, starting with the picnic, which was my 800th find. I’m not sure yet, but I’m debating whether to release it at the Kearney Picnic next month, or to hold on to it since it is my first coin. We’ll see.