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cache_us_if_you_can

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  1. That had to be said. I was just thinking .05% of the post in the forums will ask "Why does my post say Ringbone."
  2. Not sure if you'd call it a geotrail or not, and not quite coins, but one of our local cachers did a series of 60 caches called It's A Number. They're all on one road, and the last one, #60, is full of personal collector pins for those few that make it all the way.
  3. I have a few that I'm really fond of: Kokopeli's It's A Number series (60 caches in all) stands out as being my favorite series. These caches have a mix of everything (except a lamp post) and made for two awesome days. If anyone has an extra day or two while in far northern California, I can not stress how fun these were. The Desert(B)Rats' Saddlesore has to be my favorite Multi. It took me 3 day long day trips and a broken mtn bike to finally get this one. Great views, great hike/ride and great swag. In the Middle of Nowhere Somewhere in the Rocks by NR_Teacher has got to be one of my favorite outings with the wife. It was and all day adventure that we use as a personal benchmark to compare to when exploring and caching. And we were FTF! And then we have Me 2 by Olcowboy. Just a simple off the highway micro, but it struck me just right and I fell in love with it. Walked away from it with a real smile.
  4. Your post: And your GC profile: Hmm. You complain about vandalized and destroyed landscaping, and then you state that you yourself would tear out plants and destroy things to find a cache. Maybe you should take a moment to think about this.... Just my two cents worth. EDITED to highlight areas of text
  5. Once we came down to the power tower where we saw Humboldt and Psychopedics, we were excited to meet another team having fun in the desert on the second of April. Personally, was elated to run into Psychopedics! We talked about another cacher from his area, Big Bear, who had come here before us. Still have family ties to Psychopedics area so it's a small geocaching world. Thanks for the Gilman Rd point out too in this thread. Worked one summer at Lakeview Resort where our family kept our boat, so know that area well. Kinda sorry I missed making it to the ToTG series. Was looking forward to trying it out with a few other cachers this fall. Psychopedics is right about the Shasta Lake/Gilman Road series. Very fun, and it has a little of something for everyone.... Here's a link for anyone interested: GC247WN
  6. Not much of an adventure, just hanging out with Jeremy at one of the California 10 Year! Events.
  7. When will the June event be? (GC# or link please)
  8. This is one of my favorite ideas by far
  9. I prefer hybrid bikes for urban caching for two reasons : they're lighter than mountain bikes but more rugged than racers / road bikes, and because I have a hybrid but not a mountain bike My road bike is 20 pounds, my mtn bike is 21, so weight wasn't an issue for me to decide. I went with the GPS mount on my mountain bike because it's a lot more versatile and can take more of a beating. It provides great cover: You can always find lots of things to pretend to adjust on a bicycle!
  10. We had something like this happen here locally a week or two ago at a CITO event. The people hosting the event placed 30 new caches in the area and worked with the review to postpone publishing any of the listings until the morning AFTER the CITO event. At the end of the CITO they handed out prizes to everyone that helped, and then passed out a list of the 30 caches to anyone that wanted it. The 30 FTF's were a bonus reward from the CO's to any of the people that helped who wanted to go looking. As the owners, it was up to them how they wanted to play, so I don't see it as cheating either. Had something similar happen here last weekend. There was a CITO event, that I was unable to attend due to prior family obligations where a 2 (I guess that is the difference between caching here and in California) new caches were placed to be found by those that attended the event. One of them was an unknown cache that was found during the event by 26 teams, many of which claiming to be part of the FTF group. I really don't care about getting FTF on a cache, but because I had real life obligations I will have to actually solve the puzzle, and actually find the cache on my own to get credit for the find while 26 others basically just had the cache handed to them. This was a little higher than normal number released in our area and the caches placed by the host of the event were spread out over 30-some miles. They didn't want to "hand" anyone the FTFs, so all they gave the early hunters of these caches was the GC#, coordinates and star ratings. No sizes, descriptions or hints were given.
  11. While this link is very helpful if you are changing your caching name, the OP may have a different issue (ie: child of a cacher/spouse/team mate forming their own new account). If this is the case NordicMan is correct, and there is no easy way to re-log your finds. Just a lot of work re-logging on the same date as the original.
  12. We had something like this happen here locally a week or two ago at a CITO event. The people hosting the event placed 30 new caches in the area and worked with the review to postpone publishing any of the listings until the morning AFTER the CITO event. At the end of the CITO they handed out prizes to everyone that helped, and then passed out a list of the 30 caches to anyone that wanted it. The 30 FTF's were a bonus reward from the CO's to any of the people that helped who wanted to go looking. As the owners, it was up to them how they wanted to play, so I don't see it as cheating either.
  13. Not to give too much away, but a hint on many of these is usually Lift or Skirt. Hope that helps, and welcome to the world of geocaching :
  14. I see nothing in the rules saying it isn't allowed.... but, depending on the robot, your local Law Enforcement might have other ideas. And as a cache owner, providing proof of said visit (ie a stamp/sticker/mark of some kind in the log book from a robot or a ROV), I'd welcome the log. PS Did I miss the picture of this thing?
  15. That's what came to mind to me too. Most often, when you read a log about a "_fill in the blank_" style cache, it's in reference to how one of the areas cachers may hides caches. These sometimes change meanings over time. The first few years I was caching, when I read logs about one of the locals "style" of cache I knew I'd be somewhere with a lot of poison oak, and the cache in the middle of it all. Now when I read the same note about this cacher in a log, I know I'll be looking for something new or different to most caches in our area. If in doubt, you can always ask the person who used the term what he or she meant.
  16. I usually try to log my finds within 24-48 hours. If I've gone out for a FTF, I usually try to log that online as soon as I can, but sometimes even that's not possible until later in the day. The basic rule of thumb I'd follow is to just log them as soon as practical for you. It may not be an official part of the game, but it can still a part. All depends on the cacher.
  17. We were there for the 10 Years! Event and went through the Adventure Maze Exhibit too. It was a lot of fun and I'd recommended it to anyone interested in caching. Heck, I'd go ahead and recommend it to anyone in general. Also lot's of fun seeing so many cachers all in one place. I was lucky enough to not only meet and talk to Jeremy at the event, but to also win one of his Bad Jeremy geocoins!
  18. They may have zero hides and finds listed, but some of those cachers have logged notes, which don't show up on their profile listing. (One of our local cachers used to only log his finds as notes.... Just sayin') Most of the 0 find 0 hide accounts I've seen are one day visits, people just signing up for a free account on the internet. For example, I replied to Cowboy camper's post. I clicked on his profile, changed the URL by one digit, and voila, the guy who joined about 2 seconds before him in 2008 is such an account: here. I've become totally convinced it's a "we have 3,000,000 accounts" thing. Especially since just within the past couple of weeks, the bottom of the main page of Geocaching.com has verbage saying there are an estimated 3,000,000-4,000,000 Geocachers worldwide. I was thinking about this some more and can think of another legitimate reason why the zero-hides/zero-finds/only-on-one-or-two-days should be preserved: Some of these accounts may have been set up by land owners and managers (the very same ones we get permission from when hiding) to watch a cache that has been placed on their property. They may set up the account and click 'watch this cache' to get the email notices, but never feel the need to log back in as long as things are on the up and up. And that's the best reason of all: Because they're nice *EDIT: I hadn't noticed Nate's Post*
  19. They may have zero hides and finds listed, but some of those cachers have logged notes, which don't show up on their profile listing. (One of our local cachers used to only log his finds as notes.... Just sayin')
  20. I've had this happen a few times and we usually end up looking for the cache together. The last time this happens, it wasn't just running into one cacher at the cache, but 4 cachers all running into each other! Totally random that we were all out and about and hit the same cache at the same time.... but we were all happy that we were there together. The extra eyes really paid off, as we had all been to this cache at least 3 times and missed it!
  21. I prefer geocoins. I have about 20 of them at the moment, my two favorites being my Nevada Desert Caching coin and a Moun10Bike geocoin passed to me.
  22. Depending on cost, i'd be interested in one of each.
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