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 Log entries 2016 Seven Tors Challenge - Rippon Tor    {{found}} 10x {{not_found}} 1x {{log_note}} 0x  

4945 2019-01-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment

Cache of month Hello Dartmoor Dave!

I'm pleased to inform you that your cache became: Cache of the month


CONGRATULATIONS!

OC Team

4549 2018-05-06 15:53 ChudleighTraveller (user activity30) - Found it

Today I was visiting Rippon Tor as I was hosting an event at the top.  Afterwards a few of us went to look for some unfound caches in the area before heading off the moor.  This was one of them for me, as I had visited the first stage in March 2017.  Before returning to the car, this was the penultimate cache for me, and once at GZ the container was quickly spotted by Ed-Don.  The paperwork was carried out and the container popped back in its hide.

 

TFTC

4546 2018-05-06 15:53 ed-don (user activity54) - Found it

After attending an event at Rippon Tor I decided to try and clear this part of Dartmoor. I had found the first stage of this one ages ago and only now have I been coming up the hill to complete the final. Chudleigh Traveller and I made light work of this cache but neither of us noted the bonus info. TFTC

4424 2018-01-26 18:23 dizzygirl (user activity9) - Found it

This was sadly the last cache Amberel and I was to find today.  Letterbox caches are so much easier to find, least ways when your looking for geocaches! Having put back the expected said letterbox we continued searching until eventually we found what we were looking for.  We found so many stamps among the logs, at least this find was from genuine cachers ????

tftc

4428 2018-01-26 14:58 Amberel (user activity546) - Found it

A DNF after a long search on my last visit over a year ago, when I had found a pink letter box set by a youngster from out of the area in the location I thought the cache most likely would be, but never found the cache itself.

And for a long time today I feared it would be another DNF. First I showed dizzygirl where I had looked last time. The letterbox wasn't there any more, but there was a car aerial there! And the cache still wasn't there, of course, but that wasn't a surprise.

On both occasions my GPSr was pointing me very much to the base of the outcrop, but we followed the hint and climbed up to the top, where a brief search revealed the same letterbox I had found before, but in a different location, one that matched the opencache hint exactly!

So we carried on looking, and were not far from admitting defeat again when dizzygirl shouted that she had got at just the right angle to have spotted what we were looking for. It was only a foot away from the pink letterbox, but whereas the letterbox was approached from on top, the cache had to be approached from the side!

We opened it up, expecting to find a sparsely populated log book since it had not been found for so long, only to find it crammed with 30 or so letterbox stamps! But it was very clearly marked up as the opencache smile.

Letterbox confusion has pretty much been the order of the day for us, I've found quite a few before, but today I think we have found more letterboxes by accident than geocaches on purpose!

Very glad to have nailed this one at last smile.

Thanks for the cache,

Rgds, Andy

3681 2017-01-18 22:58 Dartmoor Dave (user activity84) - Maintenance performed

The second of my caches I checked on today.  I couldn't remember exactly where this was hidden but it was never intended to be difficult as it was part of a series originally intended to be completed during one morning.  However, I couldn't immediately spot it in the obvious place, but then caught sight of it up through the rocks from below.  Cache in excellent condition but needs to be found from above, where it is just tucked between two rocks and slid under one of them. 

3494 2016-11-23 21:45 Amberel (user activity546) - Didn't find it

A long, long, but fruitless search here. I did find a large and very recent letterbox (October 2016), with a bright pink lid, exactly at the co-ords. I've taken a photo of the location to show the c/o.

 

Rgds, Andy 

3396 2016-10-20 14:55 recommendation dartymoor (user activity24) - Found it

Found after reading the coords some time ago on a bike ride. Today, feet on floor, I did a nice big circle of Blackslade Mire which included Rippon Tor and my feet brought me here.

Cache in good condition, all as it should be. Did locate a very wet and ruined letterbox next to it, which I removed and logged on dartmoorletterboxing.org as it was now rubbish. (No stamp, a few sheets of very soggy paper)

 

3348 2016-05-15 12:27 dave.johnson (user activity222) - Found it

Panicked a little at the starting coords and then it all became clear, Lovely walk up to GZ to find this cache in good order. Many thanks DD

5206 2016-04-21 12:45 Broyleboxers (user activity74) - Found it

Making an effort to complete this Challenge during this visit to Dartmoor now that we've broken into Opencaching.

Found without too much difficulty on a cloudy but dry afternoon.

Apologies for the extremely late log - making a determined effort to rectify our lax logging on Opencaches, using geocache logs from our aging Garmin and photographs from our archives if available.

TFTC.

3271 2016-01-19 01:36 Ochico (user activity78) - Found it

As we were up this way we thought we would collect this one - Ian found this one I was not in the right spot - although it did look like an obvious spot. Nice to be up this way again with the find views. Tftc.

3259 2016-01-07 14:12 wanderingwillies (user activity44) - Found it

Thanks, didnt quite make it back to car before the weather decided it was time it gave me a soaking.  However cache all signed before the heavens opened.

3245 2016-01-01 08:50 dartmoor strider (user activity10) - Found it

[:D] FTF [:D] After deciding to attempt the 2016 Seven Tors Challenge once we had seen in the New Year, we left North Devon at about 1am, minus youngest DS, to get a few hours sleep (4 approx.) before setting off on this adventure. As this tor was the closest to home we began here, finding the cache at 08.50hrs. Our first open cache of 2016! TFTC