Halloween Mega 2014


It was the end of October and this could only mean one thing: Time for the Annual Halloween Mega Event. We had visited for the 2013 event and the 2012 event and had enjoyed them a lot. This year, due to difficulties with the venue, the Mega was held outside in a marquee. As we were having such a warm October this didn’t make too much of a difference and the committee did so well to reorganise it at the last minute and keep it together.

The event was held at Wakeley Woods with a day caching and night caching series put out for the event. The day caches included 10 lab caches as well, which was the first time at a Halloween Mega that we’ve seen them.

We started the day by heading to the marquee full of the usual caching store faces and a few other mega committees.

Halloween Base

Halloween Base

After catching up with a few friends we grabbed the handouts for the lab caches and day caches and headed off into the forest with Stones2005.

Like the previous year, the caches weren’t in a straight forward loop around the forest, so there was lots of exploring to do so that we could find them all. The lab caches were mixed within the other caches too so we were able to grab them as we headed around.

Here’s a selection of some of the day caches…

Toxic day cache

Toxic day cache

The Coffin lab cache

The Coffin lab cache

The Tower lab cache

The Tower lab cache

A spooky day cache

A spooky day cache

Ram Man

Ram Man

Gnasher day cache

Gnasher day cache

Finger Lickin' Good day cache

Finger Lickin’ Good day cache

fingerlickinggood2

More fingers!

evie

Tough decisions for Evie!

cul de sac

Cull de Sack

andy

Andy picks some goodies!

We took a break from caching and popped to the pub for a rest and food before the night caches were released. After the pub we headed back to the marquee and patiently waited for the night cache release. While we were waiting it was the fancy dress competition. There were some pretty scary creatures lurking around the marquee as well as a very creative pumpkin carving.

Big Bad John in costume

Big Bad John in costume

Heinz's costume

Heinz’s costume

Signal pumpkin carving

Signal pumpkin carving

Yorkie63's costume

Yorkie63’s costume

Once the night caches had been released we grabbed our torches and headed off into the night. Like last year, the caches were very creative. Our favourite was a new one for this Mega: Megaphobia. It was a huge spider hanging from the trees!

Fallen Angel night cache

Fallen Angel night cache

Thriller night cache

Thriller night cache

Megaphobia

Megaphobia

Megahurtz

Megahurtz

Maiden Northampton

Maiden Northampton

The Halloween Mega was a very long day. We walked about 17 miles, found 57 caches and 10 lab caches as well. As always it’s a very enjoyable caching day out particularly for those who haven’t seen the containers at the previous Halloween events. The night caches were awarded Geocache of the Week by Groundspeak. A great achievement!

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One Response to “Halloween Mega 2014”

  1. Bex Says:

    Hey Cass,
    It was nice to bump into you at the event albeit briefly! You’ve got some lovely photo’s on here, it looks like we missed out some great caches on the day. Hopefully next year we’ll try and bag them all!
    All the best, Bex


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