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  2. Throwdown teacher 1 throws down a container at the one below. Then a few miles away at another cache finds 2 containers at another cache location and complains because someone threw down a container when they couldn't find the original. ===================================== Throwdown teacher 1 Premium Member 827 Write note 11/29/2020 Since it has been a dnf for 8 months, we went ahead and replaced cache container, log and baggie. View Log throwdown student 1 Member 110 Found it 11/29/2020 TFTF! We left a new container but about froze are toes off. Replaced and ready to go ,thanks! View Log not there 1 Premium Member 2811 Didn't find it 09/05/2020 Gave it a good go, Nothing in the usual spots. Dug around a bit, no dice. View Log Not there 2 Member 7 Didn't find it 05/15/2020 Could not find was not there any more Looked for a while
  3. The old-fashioned way with maps drawn by cartographers rather than computers seemed to be able to handle steep terrain much better. The website's search map near one of my now-archived caches shows the sea as 50 metres above sea level.
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  5. @sernikk We don't have a special English speaking thread. Feel free to use the topic you linked in english. You can also express your wishes and suggestions on our ticket and development platform. However, you need a user on GitHub for this. @barefootjeff Sure, the altitude information is only an approximation. The existing measured values are interpolated because there is not a measured value for every point. In the GClh we are currently using GeoNames for the altitude information.
  6. I hope they don't add elevation data to the website as it's really only accurate on flat or gently sloping land. Many of the caches here are at vantage points on the edge of cliffs, at waterfalls or in deep gullies, as much of our landform is like that, but the spacial averaging applied to the digital elevation data on common mapping tools doesn't handle that very well. On the cache I did for my 1000th find, one of our group had checked the elevation on one such site, which put it at 70 metres, and led us along that contour toward GZ, but when we got there we were 20 metres too low and had to backtrack a fair way to find somewhere we could climb up. The cache is literally right on the edge of a cliff with the tidal river directly befow and it turned out if we'd stayed on top of the ridge we'd have gone straight to it. The actual elevation of the cache, using old-fashioned paper topographic maps which show the cliff rather than a smooth slope from the top down to the water, is more like 90 metres.
  7. Well, I just got contacted that another group is planning to try to start a marijuana vending machine category. Ahh, the preverbal can of worms we have opened up with this Shop24 category. Cool, we can have eleventy-seven thousand different categories of vending machines - can't wait! Just for the record, Carvana has 40 car vending machines in the US currently. I'm interested to see exactly how this category will be written up.
  8. Best guess is that they didn't want the Power Trail traffic. PTs often bring cookie cutter logs that give no feeling of thanks back to hiders who get mixed up in that. The Fernleigh Track is hardly what I'd consider a power trail. It's a 15km bike path along an old rail corridor that currently has colleda's 21 caches plus a few others (including a virtual) near the northern end and more recently an Adventure Lab. If you want hundreds of finds in a day you won't get them there.
  9. Best guess is that they didn't want the Power Trail traffic. PTs often bring cookie cutter logs that give no feeling of thanks back to hiders who get mixed up in that.
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  11. To be honest I meant it a little different, because the addon is great, but you have to configure it the way you like, which may not be so easy and fast for others (especially players who haven't ever used any). By the way, is the topic I linked also open for discussions and proposals?
  12. animjason Sent my info to Laval K-9: Nov 15, 2020Name received from Laval K-9: Nov 28, 2020Sent my gift: Dec 3, 2020 (should arrive in week or two or three haha)My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: BearAdair Sent my info to Laval K-9: Nov 15, 2020Name received from Laval K-9: Nov 28, 2020Sent my gift: Dec 3, 2020 (should arrive Monday)My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: Dec 4, 2020. THANKS!
  13. Likewise. When I placed my Fernleigh Track series of 21 caches over seven years ago I allowed approximately 400 metres or so between caches, including two or three placed by another cacher. After mine were published the other CO promptly archived theirs - I'm not sure why. At the time I thought that leaving plenty of room between mine would allow anyone else to place some if they wished. To date no one has so I am now thinking of placing a few more as an alternative trail.
  14. Hmm ... if a feature is annoying, then you have almost always the option of turning them off. Every single feature can be switched on or off in the configurator of the GClh (F4 key on your keyboard or the corresponding link in your dashboard). It is certainly not the intention of the GClh making the usage of the site a little harder. But on the contrary. 😕
  15. I have nothing against urban/suburban caches. I've certainly found my share of them. Where I see problems is when rules and policies are designed for urban/suburban caches, and then applied to remote caches with the effect of discouraging remote caches (or encouraging the archival of remote caches). Yep. When I started, there was an etiquette among cache owners to leave room for others to hide caches in the same park where you hid yours. (Before that, there was an etiquette not to hide another cache in a park that already had one, but that was before my time.) Now, a new park/trail opens, and someone fills it with a series of caches, rather than leaving room for others to hide caches too.
  16. However, if you want to visit it, the Kissmobile is still "On long-term loan from The Hershey Company and on Display Most Days" at the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey, PA. It's already been WMed there by Marine Biologist, as mentioned above by Andreas, the Pisa Cacher. I like Andreas' suggestion of Crazy Food-Themed Cars You Might See in Traffic. It includes several well known, even iconic, foods represented by their "mobiles", such as the Planters NUTmobile, Cadbury Creme Egg car and Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The Planters NUTmobile would be a good inclusion, and I see that you've already included the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
  17. I bought some new Sistemas a couple of days ago and they no longer have an O-ring type seal. It looks like it has a tighter fitting gasket. Kinda hard to describe, the closest I can think of is like a motorcycle fork seal in the lid which encircles internally the bottom half when in place. I have one ready to go so I'll know in a couple of years how good it works .
  18. Mission #1: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 15, 2020 Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift: December 4, 2020My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: Mission #2: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 15, 2020 Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift: December 4, 2020My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: Mission #3: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 15, 2020 Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift: December 4, 2020My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift:
  19. Most trails here either have only one cache on them or, if there are several, they're likely to be by the same owner, as we have far more trails than COs willing to place caches along them. In 2017 I joined lee737 and a group of other cachers on a 6.5km hike in the Watagan Mountains from McLean Lookout to Heaton Lookout. There were six caches along the way, all hidden by Marcus Vitruvius. The seventh cache on the map at Heaton Lookout, also by MV, was added more recently. From memory they were all ammo cans and in interesting places like cliff-top vantages, waterfalls, caves, rock overhangs and deep gullies. Those caches don't get many finds, the middle one having had 26 in its six years of life and the most recent in June 2019, but there's plenty of room for someone else to hide something along there. It's a tough walk and most sensible people would only want to do it once in a lifetime, so churning them to put a new set of caches along there would serve no purpose. That was one of the most memorable days of my caching career and captured just about everything I find appealing in geocaching. We can only give FPs to one in ten finds but I gave out two on that hike which was probably all I had available at the time. To me, the worth of a cache isn't measured in the number of finds or FPs it gets, it's in the enjoyment it gives to those who take on the challenge of finding it.
  20. Sent my info to Laval K-9:11/18/20Name received from Laval K-9: 11/27/20Sent my gift:My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift:
  21. It use to be exciting to plan a trip along a trail to find a small variety of caches. Caches not placed for numbers, owned by at least a couple of different owners. Differerent containers, different sizes, different hiding styles. If one cache was a dud (poor container, poor hide) there was a chance the next one might be a good one, especially if the next cache had and owner with a good reputation. Cache owners who put time, thought and spend a bit of money on containers, and maintain what they hide rarely hide PTs. But they might hide a couple along a trail, leaving room for others to also hide caches. Often, part of the fun of walking the trail was looking for a nice spot for my own potential hide.
  22. This exact topic has already been discussed multiple times right here in this very thread: here, here, and here.
  23. I see this thought process a lot on the forums, and I'm genuinely curious - why are these problems? If you're an outdoorsy type, you like a good hike, you're interested in those kinds of caches, then the urban caches aren't exactly in the way. They're not taking up space that could be for caches with long hikes. As for power trails, as much as I am growing to like longer hikes and more outdoorsy cache adventures, a power trail would certainly make the exercise of a walk more engaging or exciting with several caches along the way. What's wrong with people wanting to cache differently from the way you do? As for the topic of lonely caches or not-very-favourited caches, I think it would be a loss to archive caches for that reason. Turnover I do think would be a benefit (coming from a newer cacher) but I think there's better ways to encourage it. Maybe save the adoption of caches for exceptional circumstances, such as an extremely popular or significant cache. Maybe incentivize the voluntary archiving of caches in some way for cache owners. Not claiming to have all the answers, they're only suggestions, but those caches shouldn't just be archived because they're less popular.
  24. I see this option is available in Lists. I have actually edited a cache name (to add a detail to it) but the edit doesn't come through when downloading. So what good is this feature if it only works online? Another option would be to print the list after I've edited it but I see no way to print lists. Thanks!
  25. Second one. This is a very old category. Loging visits make no sense here. Just create a new waymark if you see one of these mobiles somewhere on the street.
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