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  1. They're typically so short-lived that you can just ignore them. Soon they'll be archived, or moved to some spot off the equipment.
    I'll have to disagree with you there. I've placed a few on playgrounds in 9/2007 and only one or two of them went missing or needed maintenance. There was one that got entombed within the structure when maintenance workers capped the tube, but it's still there. :wub: Take a look at this thread for more debate:



  2. HA HA HA... Barefoot!! I do everything else barefoot. Why should caching be any different?


    I did a couple that way with a friend (rather than ruin my flip flops on some steep terrain). I have noticed that, in the urban forests, there tends to be broken glass here and there so haven't thought it wise since.


    I've also barefoot cached in a dress, when tree climbing has been necessary and when fjording a river.


    BTW, I'd HATE to run into NudeCacher at an event... eek!

  3. I was struck by the enthusiastic glee of "The World's Biggest Free Memory Cards Community !"


    I wonder when they'll create a list entitled: Memory Cards Stolen For a Better Use

  4. I did find a Minnesota Ordinance that says the following: "511.50. Removal of manhole covers. No person shall take off or remove the cover from any sewer or water manhole in the streets or use such manhole for any purpose whatever, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the city engineer. (Code 1960, As Amend., § 614.050)"


    Someone (not a cacher to my knowledge) was recently arrested for accessing the sewers through a manhole.

  5. I was asked if there was any way to verify that placing or hunting a cache in a stormwater runoff drain is, indeed, legal. There has recently been an article about an individual being arrested for accessing the sewer system through a manhole cover, however a manhole cover does not have to be moved in order to reach the cache.


    The drain in question has a new concrete liner instead of a limestone and cricket "hole", so (as far as safety goes) it's better than some. And the last I checked, there were NO "no tresspassing" signs at the entrance to the drain.


    I cannot find a statute (specific to Minnesota) that definitively states whether "investigating" a stormwater runoff drains is or is not legal.


    I did add a disclaimer to the cache page that states, "To my knowledge, there are no "no tresspassing" signs on the entrance leading to the cache. this does not mean that you are safe from arrest (I cannot specifically find the ordinance that states if it illegal). just because a cache exists doesn't mean you have to find it. as usual, use your own common sense and personal caution when seeking this cache."


    What do you think?

  6. I was sure he'd have nabbed the "Challenge of A Century: Hides" (GC15Y2Y) where King Boreas (yeah, yeah) states, "To log a 'Found it' for this cache (in addition to finding the cache and signing the logbook) you must own one hundred cache Hides." But he didn't. It does appear to be on the "wrong side" of the City, so perhaps he just didn't see it. Is that possible?

  7. I've noticed, from time to time, that the date and time are in a different time zone than I am. For instance, "Server time: Friday, September 26, 2008 8:49:16 AM". On my clock, it's 10:49. I've run a few late at night, clicked them to run the same day, and they either never run or come in my inbox the next day. If I run one at 12:30am on Saturday morning, but it's still Friday on the server, if I check "Friday", it works for the most part. If I check "Saturday", it won't run until two or three hours later at least. That's my experience anyway.

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