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We're donating $10,000 to the cause

The Groundspeak Lackeys entered the DARPA Balloon Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. In the end we didn't win the $40,000 for charity, but we're still donating $10,000 of our own money to DonorsChoose.org programs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Logged from the Field


This was submitted by a geocacher who went out to verify the #4 balloon. After the contest we'll be sure to give proper appreciation to one of our own. All we need is 5 confirmed balloons to lock in our chances if all 10 can't be found by the end of the promotion. Wish us luck!

19 comments:

  1. Sweet! Well done. Go Geocahers!

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  2. Yessss! Keep goin'!! Find 'em all!!!

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  3. Congrats! Wosh you all good luck in hunting them down all 10.

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  4. How high are the balloons?

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  5. Awesome !
    Hope theirs one in my area so I can go see it !
    Gettysburg, Pa.

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  6. Awesome !
    Hope theirs one in my area so I can go see it.
    Gettysburg, Pa.

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  7. We can't settle for five balloons, we're geocachers! It's in our blood. We must find all ten!

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  8. Anon, 1105: The balloons are high enough to be seen from the surrounding area.

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  9. We can't settle for five balloons -- we're geocachers! We must find all ten. It's in our blood!

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  10. How far above ground level are the balloons? How far away can you be and still see them?

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  11. Awesome!! Go go geocachers!!!

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  12. Rumor has it there is one in Davison, Mi area? lippincott and M15 area? Know some other groups in the area looking as well.

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  13. I think they are probably 80 feet up?? Just a guess, but I saw a picture of a practice one on The Darpa website and it was above the treetops about ten feet. Don't know if they're all up that high. It would be nice to know how big the cities are that they have been found in, I know we can't leak out too much info.

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  14. We are geocacher from europe, poland and we wish our fellow gecachers the best with this awesome project. We are confident that this gecocaching team will take it down succesfully to the last balloooooooooooooon.
    team: pokerbrains

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  15. I just saw this one at the end of my bike ride. #4 is in Santa Barbar, CA, right on the beach. I yelled out from the street "is that a DARPA balloon?" We are a pretty small town so I could not believe one of the ten would be here. There were two men on lawn chairs manning it. They gave me a sheet with the balloon number and coordinates.

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  16. Alaska geo-family wishing you luck and wanting to help!

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  17. Have you found the one in OKC yet?

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