2019-09-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment
I'm pleased to inform you that your cache became: Cache of the week
2017-07-07 21:29 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
2015-08-18 20:32 GoinPostNet (174) - Moved
Here are the new coords...
N 35° 06.300 W 080° 42.820
Cache is wedged under a rock between greenway and the stream.
2015-08-13 23:18 themulcher (41) - Found it
I retrived this cache and replaced the container with the permission of the CO. Moved it to
N 35° 07.668 W 080° 49.258
Let's keep this one alive and moving.
In the crook of the tree.
2015-04-14 20:29 GoinPostNet (174) - Moved
Moved the Walrus to a new home...look for the giant tree.
N35 11.950 W80 51.432
2015-04-13 19:55 themulcher (41) - Moved
2015-04-12 21:56 rvstauff (83) - Moved
The cache is on the road side of the trail in a hollowed log with wood covering the end of the cache near a tree. Closer to the road than the trail...
The coordinates below are from a cell phone, for what they are worth. Averaged from several readings:
The average position was:
N 35° 09.885' W 080° 42.166'
N 35° 09' 53.081" W 080° 42' 09.976"
2015-04-12 20:04 rvstauff (83) - Note
Like the newly refurbished cache! Long may it run.
2015-03-23 18:10 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
The Walrus has been completely refurbished and is now in place awaiting another find and move.
Back in Idlewild Park
2014-08-31 05:45 QueensGrantMusic (104) - Didn't find it
2014-01-18 15:12 rvstauff (83) - Moved
MINT HILL VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK (previously MINT HILL PARK ON FAIRVIEW)
N 35° 10.452 W 080° 38.042
At end of disc golf course, in thick woods a little bit following "deer trail", under a leaning tree, covered nicely with a geopile.
The Walrus was dried out and threads freshly wrapped with teflon tape to hopefully keep moisture out.
2014-01-11 21:48 debaere (12) - Found it
Found this in Idlewild with NinjaChipmunk before the CITO today.
This is the first cache of this type (moveable) that I have ever found. Thanks!
2014-01-11 19:35 rvstauff (83) - Moved
I saw my old friend hanging out at Idlewild and had to grab him.
The Walrus is drying out a little (just a bit damp) at the rvstauff abode, and I will re-hide.
I plan on rehiding in a Mint Hill Park (where else)?
New coords to follow in a few days.
Thanks for the cache, TH!
2013-05-01 17:59 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
2012-10-28 22:55 GoinPostNet (174) - Moved
2012-10-26 20:53 GoinPostNet (174) - Found it
2012-10-03 16:53 Boudha (15) - Moved
I finally found the Walrus and moved him to:
N35 19.379 W80 46.614
There is plenty of parking near the barrier at the end of the street. He is a short walk from there.
2012-09-23 18:04 HB31 (100) - Didn't find it
2012-09-17 17:31 TermiteHunter (242) - Moved
Picked up and moved my old freind.
2012-07-24 02:46 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
2012-07-21 03:56 DudleyGrunt (632) - Didn't find it
2012-06-06 19:13 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
2012-06-06 17:23 rvstauff (83) - Note
2011-11-05 21:42 rvstauff (83) - Note
I checked on the The Walrus while I was in the area.
SOMEONE FOUND HIM!!!! He was out of the hiding place, in the open. I re-hid much better this time, at the same place under a more substantial geopile. I didn't check contents for signatures or swag removal.
I am glad that he was still there!
Somebody go get him! Poor Walrus is getting lonely.
2011-09-24 19:27 rvstauff (83) - Moved
Back in a more suitable home in the Walrus' Owner's favorite park.
Due to poor GPS reception, here are a few hints...
* Head into the woods on a trail that goes past a picnic table
* Cross over the trail that the trail you are on "T"s off with
* Stay straight, pass the "Y" tree that is holding up a rotting trunk
* Look in the stump hole of a fallen tree - I have covered the Walrus snuggly in a geopile of sorts.
2011-09-16 01:54 rvstauff (83) - Note
2011-09-16 01:02 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
2011-08-23 01:08 rvstauff (83) - Moved
Walrus is at N 35° 10.885', W 080° 38.747'
While there, grab TH's OpenCache "Open Warning".
Also... get my "Gordon Shumway's Space Ship", assuming it is published while you are in the area!
2011-08-21 21:30 rvstauff (83) - Found it
The Walrus is heading to Mint Hill!!!!
This is my 4th find on Opencaching.
Glad to finally have a chance to grab the Walrus - I have been watching him since birth. The pieces fell into place today, FINALLY!
New Coordinates posted Monday sometime.
2011-08-15 23:05 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
The Walrus was moved but not logged here.
Thanks for the rescue Beemerdon
N 35 08.072 W 080 48.400
2011-07-24 01:48 dew5077 (1) - Moved
Ok, just got back from placing this one in the dark... Didn't bring the phone with me. It wasn't my first choice of placement, but I couldn't get it safely in my first choice... So the GPS might be off a little, hard to tell where exactly I put it since I can't see the dirt path from the satelite view...
There is a dirt path entering the woods. It is closest to the corner of the track. Go in, turn right follow the path. That will get you close to the coordinates I posted. It's about 5 feet up in the air.
N 35° 7.026' W 80° 58.180'
2011-07-23 15:30 dew5077 (1) - Found it
The Walrus has been found. Once I located it I called my 4 year old over, and he found it quickly once I got him closer to it.
I will relocate sometime today, as I leave to go OOT tomorrow for 3 weeks...
I will post coordinates once I figure out where I will leave it...
2011-07-10 17:48 mccallum (1) - Moved
Charlotte Area GeoCachers,
The Walrus has made a successful reentry into the wild! We have chosen the "Walrus Renaissance" theme for this historic occasion. We wish our new friend well and will surely be checking in on him again.
Mac and the mighty 5
2011-07-09 13:12 mccallum (1) - Found it
2011-07-03 20:09 FailedApparatus (59) - Moved
2011-07-03 06:05 overcached (1) - Moved
Moved to http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=N+34%C2%B0+43.633+W+080%C2%B0+45.098 the home of GeoWoodstuck event this evening.
However, he was picked up immediatley by Aural Mechanism and Failed Apparatus and is on the move again.
2011-07-01 20:38 overcached (1) - Moved
2011-07-01 03:02 TermiteHunter (242) - Note
N 35.31950 W 80.72840
2011-06-28 21:32 overcached (1) - Moved
2011-06-28 03:18 Walrus (1) - Note
I'm almost free. My ransom has been paid (thanks Dad and Therapaint-I am feeling the love)! The eggman said I was going home tomorrow. Soon I will be back in the woods of Mecklenburg County. hmmmm.
I was actually having fun here. Oh, and the geocachers in Georgia were really nice to me tonight.
See you GCGC'ers soon!
2011-06-27 22:38 Microcached (1) - Found it
2011-06-27 16:30 Walrus (1) - Note
2011-06-26 19:17 Walrus (1) - Found it
Ponderings from The Walrus:
I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together...
Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come..
I am the eggman, oh, they are the eggman
Oh, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.
If I am the Walrus, then I must log this as found, goo goo g'joob.
I am the eggman, oh, they are they eggmen
Oh, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob
Goo goo g'joob, goo goo g'joob
2011-06-26 05:45 Walrus (1) - Note
Hey Dad aka TermiteHunter,
Don't you want me back????
No negotiating with terrorists. But....I was going to place a new cache anyway...on GC....so if you want to take that as meeting some particular demand I can't really help that now can I?
This particular cache will be
dead dropped placed along Albemarle Rd. The 2011 edition of the Grid Series.
What's this talk of "dead dropping." I don't think I like the sound of that. I am so confused, I just don't know what to do. I need some time to think about all of this. I think I need to "sit on a cornflake" on ponder life for awhile....."off the grid."
2011-06-25 23:17 Walrus (1) - Note
Wazzup? You guys are leaving me in Columbia a long time. No problem, I found some "long necks" to hang out with for awhile.
RVStauff would like it here...mmmm beer!!!
Later, gotta go find another cold one...its "Famously Hot" here.
2011-06-24 18:29 overcached (1) - Note
2011-06-21 17:55 overcached (1) - Found it
2011-06-20 14:15 FailedApparatus (59) - Moved
2011-06-17 19:32 SmithyP (2) - Moved
The Walrus was dangerously close to a slimy tunnel, a steep wall, and 3 foot tall weeds. Knowing he would prefer a nicer surrounding, I grabbed him again. I don;t know why everyone insists on placing him so far south. I'll update here as soon as I have new coodinates (and yes, I will check out the slimy/steep places another day).
The Walrus decided to hang out with the Osprey for a little bit. You'll pass the latter (a GC cache) as you are zeroing in on the former so be sure to grab that one as well. Of course, you're looking at a 5-mile hike out and back, that is unless you have a boat. There are other caches you'll pass as well if you are interested in making a day of it at Latta Park.
The new coordinates are:
N35 21.895 W80 55.768
2011-06-14 03:27 TermiteHunter (242) - Moved
This is the second time I have seen The Walrus since its release and the first time I have actually moved it. A little wet inside but the contents were fine. Dried him aout and took him on a trip to
W 080 38.100
2011-06-04 11:59 bcAddy (2) - Note
2011-05-29 23:14 FailedApparatus (59) - Moved
2011-05-25 00:34 FailedApparatus (59) - Found it
2011-05-23 19:24 therapaint (42) - Note
2011-05-20 17:16 therapaint (42) - Note
2011-05-09 17:07 Auroral Mechanism (15) - Found it
I picked up this little guy while picking up another cache in the area. We hung out for a couple days before I could get the time to find a new hiding spot for him. I did add a piece of chalk to help him out since it's not something that I carry on a regular basis. This way, when I grab him the next time, I won't have to look for something to use :)
Forgive me but this is the first time that I have averaged coordinates so I hope that it is correct! N 35 10.658 - W 080 39.260.
2011-05-06 23:49 SmithyP (2) - Found it
I should have known TermiteHunter would eventually find a way to lure me over to the OC site to find a cache. Congrats TH, you are the owner of my very first found log on this site! I grabbed The Walrus from his current abode where we was seemingly being held for ransom by Donta Cash. I left the lead (PVC) pipe behind as I didn't want to chance getting framed for the misdeeds it has been involved with. Since I forgot the chalk, I created an 'X' out of dead limbs lying around nearby.
Since any intelligent person should realize that walruses (walri?) live in the northern hemisphere I decided to move him to a more northerly section of Mecklenburg. Why should the Matthews/Mint Hill area get all the attention?
Chumley is movin' on up to a deluxe apartment in the University area. He can be found at N35 18.587 W80 46.127. If you are planning a trip on a weekday around lunch, send me an email and I might try to meet you at GZ. I work in the nearby building.
2011-05-04 01:58 stargatekrewe (132) - Note
2011-05-01 14:30 stargatekrewe (132) - Found it
I DO NOT HAVE THIS CACHE.
Well, I did. Took a wee bit of searching as it was cleverly hidden. Thanks for that by the way. Marked the trees with white X's.
Got back to my Conservatory and was messing around with my hydroponics. From behind me all I heard was "Hey Man, gimme yo Wal" and I blacked out. When I came to, I thought for sure he stole my wal-let. But I still have that along with a Lead pipe he left laying next to me. He did give me a nasty bump on my head.
I can only assume it was Mr. Donta Cash Green.
Stay tuned for further details. We may need further assistance from the Mint Hill PD. Also, check the www.charlottegeocaching.com forums for the latest news.
2011-01-21 20:28 david2400nc (7) - Moved
Newest location for the Walrus:
N 35 04.625
W 080 49.070
JPF and I had fun scouting the location, we saw three deer as we made our way to the new hiding spot. Then we enjoyed some hot chocolate at Starbucks.
Thanks for the cache TH!
2011-01-08 23:29 david2400nc (7) - Found it
Joe Perry Freak and I grabbed this one late this afternoon. If the GPSr hadn't given us fits it would have been a much quicker find, but all's well that ends well.
Coords to follow once we find a new spot.
Great hide bcaddy, thanks.
2010-12-11 22:41 bcAddy (2) - Moved
2010-12-09 00:28 foxult (11) - Note
2010-12-08 22:12 bcAddy (2) - Found it
Couldn't resist therapaint's extra little incentive in there. So I guess this is my first OC cache. And it being a TermitHunter cache I wasn't sure what I was going to encounter and if I would be successful. Fortunately I was and I am moving this along. Sorry if you were a tad late.
2010-12-08 16:50 therapaint (42) - Moved
The Walrus has a new location:
N35 03.673 W080 46.621
For the next cacher who MOVES the Walrus, there's a new, UNACTIVATED GCGC geocoin in the container - go get it!!
2010-11-25 18:41 therapaint (42) - Found it
2010-10-07 21:28 Vertigo (9) - Moved
2010-10-05 17:22 Vertigo (9) - Found it
Sorry for the blank log, I tried to log this on my iPhone but for some reason I couldn't click on the log area and enter a log.
Anyhow, I found and picked up the Walrus today, I will move to a new location.
2010-10-05 06:45 NASCAR3nut (25) - Moved
Finally was able to find a new temporary home for The Walrus. Stopped this morning on the way to work, what a beautiful morning it was, perfect for a short walk in the woods.
New Coordinates are:
N 35 06.376 W 080 41.781
2010-09-30 16:43 apoolman (2) - Found it
2010-09-30 16:30 NASCAR3nut (25) - Found it
Woo Hoo!! FTF #1 on OC!
goo goo g'joob
This was my first OC find and a FTF! I was attending the GC.com event celebrating Octopus Garden's 10 Year Anniversary as the oldest active cache in NC. Therapaint arrived and mentioned the coordinates but said he would have to leave and not make the search. Apoolman put the coordinates in his GPS and we headed in to find Octopus Garden with a group. After everyone that had not found OG signed the log and started back, apoolman and I headed towards The Walrus. At first we thought we were going to have to cross the water, but that little strip of high ground just kept going and kept getting narrower. Just as apoolman was looking at his GPS and said "25 feet", I spotted it and said, "Hucklebuckle" just as apoolman was about to say the same thing.
It may be Tuesday before I can give this one a new home. I had a great place in mind but then I read the description and it is supposed to stay in Mecklenburg County so I had to use Google Maps to find a new place. When I arrived there I was encounter by a fence. But I do have a couple other places in mind.
Thanks goes out to TermiteHunter for placing the cache & apoolman for the company and the pathtag!