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  1. Saw this thread linked elsewhere by mmacgown. A very interesting read throughout all the replies thus far. While I mostly don't agree with multi-logging, I also feel there are exceptions. Temporary caches are not one of them, IMO, and should be left at that: temporary; not an official find. The "distinct finds" calculation, in turn, becomes a true representation of single finds, if policing other user's stats is your cup of tea. I'll admit I do enjoy the comparison of my stats to others, proudly turning the pages of my own history book to reflect on prior accomplishments; but critiquing the way other people play the game is not on my agenda either... I'd rather be out getting lost in the woods +1 for cache owners being the ultimate regulators of what happens on their listings +1 for implementing a friendly reminder if a multiple log attempt is detected +1 for my favorite saying: it's a hobby, not a sport
  2. Ohhh, I remember typing that awhile ago Here is a facebook link too: http://www.facebook.com/groups/129530390439253/ So far so good... a strong, welcoming, chatty group open to everyone, set within the beautiful lower Hudson valley of New York State. Can't go wrong with that!
  3. Now that's my kind of power trail! +1 +2, I suppose. Nothing too new, Southern Ontario is loaded with rails to trails power trails. The one I did near Brantford (rural, and the trail was gravel) consisted of 45 smalls and regulars. Variety of hiding methods including a tree climber, a rock pile hide, and one strung up in a tree. True about 1/2 of them were hanging vitamin bottles, considered smalls. BriGuyNY, if you see this, can I ask you why all micros? Strictly financial considerations? The desire to keep them very close to the trail? By the way, like the Maine trail and yours, the one I did they were all named after Geocachers. Financial, actually. And I'm a bit devilish with micro hides sometimes. Got a great deal on ebay for 200 water-tight test tubes in bulk. That plus a long winter gave me something fun to do Only about 20 left to go live now... home stretch! I think I'll post more about it when it's 100% so everyone can check it out
  4. All, I really don't check the forums but a friend hit me on the head recently saying my new series (OCATT) got a mention on here (woohoo!). It stands for "Old Croton Aqueduct Tribute Trail" and is very close to completion (currently ~100 published, with ~30 left to go). Located in Westchester County New York, just north of New York City, it was inspired by the Stud Mill tribute series in Maine placed by Ekidokai. He tributed Maine cachers while I tributed ones who geocache in my county. It's not P&G's like ET or most other "power trails". This one makes you hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, or bike the trail in order to find them. They're all really hidden instead of laying out in the open, with personalized writeups and special care taken to create them. Test tubes, zip ties, camo tape, and spray paint are my friends. The trail itself goes through scenic vistas and urban developments... it's an impressive blend of landscape that can be traveled in 1 day via bicycle, but definitely not cached in 1 day. Besides, if you're trying to fit in as many as humanly possible, you're likely doing it wrong. Check it out if you're interested in a real journey with solid caches along the way that put you to think out of the box. FYI - the Stud Mill tribute series in Maine was done well. Each cache is 1/2 - 1 mile apart from each other, not every 528 feet. You're torturing yourself if you try for all in 24 hours, and it was created with intentions of being a bike-able trail anyway. It's your own choice to drive. I recently completed it in 2 days and enjoyed an excellent 3 night campout in the thick of it all with great friends. This is how OCATT should be done as well, except no camping is allowed along the trail. Keep an eye out for future developments to my trail. Just keyword search "OCATT" and you'll get the full list. Who else would name their cache OCATT anyway?
  5. I concur with Last stop for a weary traveler. Mile Zero is also another good one from a GPS users perspective. In the DC area, there are a couple of older book marks listing Favorite caches. Favorites Favorites Favorites I pick from these when I go down to the area. The NoVA Geocachers nominate the "Best of caches each year" You might want to look at them for ideas too. Best of 2008 Best of 2009 Cool! Thanks for the tips. Of course if anyone else out there has a few ideas I'm open to any and all suggestions
  6. I'm going on a vacation to DC/DE/MD/WV/VA for 1 week at the end of this month and am wondering if there are any personal favorite geocaches that I should focus on visiting? Surprisingly, to date, I've never geocached below northern New Jersey. Any tips would definitely be appreciated!
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