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  1. My bare necessities are a pen or pencil, a sheet of paper in case the log is damp, and a device that can locate the coordinates of where the cache is hidden. If caching in the evening, I bring a flashlight.

    I don't have any fancy gear like you guys. :)

  2. I think that all the types of geocaches are equally good, including the grandfathered types (virtual and webcam). I have yet to visit any type of cache other than Traditional, but I'm looking forward to visiting other types of caches in the future.

    I checked the listing of the virtual multi cache I mentioned in the first post, and it was published in 2003. Most likely before virtual caches and webcam caches were grandfathered.

  3. Hi,

    Do multi caches require at least one physical stage? I have seen some multi caches near me that do not have any physical stages, that aren't listed as virtual caches. When creating a multi cache, do you always have to include at least one physical stage, or can the cache not have any physical stages at all?


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    A new irk I've got today:

    People who log a cache as 'found' and then write something like "didn't see the cache but spotted its clever hiding place"

    I agree with this. There are some more difficult caches near me where people just say "didn't touch the cache, but saw where it was hidden."

  5. I don't want to get into an argument here, but it seems to me that the CO has the responsibility of maintaining the cache and keeping it in good condition. That includes replacing the log when it gets wet. In my opinion, it's the CO's responsibility to repair or replace a cache if it's damaged or missing.

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  6. I'm new to geocaching, but after finding 4 caches, I've gotten the hang of it.

    1. I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, sorry.

    2. Try to remain nonchalant when searching for a cache. I usually try to look for a cache when there is a lower amount of muggles in the area. For example, I recently found a cache in an area where there are usually many muggles.However, I searched for the cache when there was a lower amount of muggles in the area. You just have to wait until you feel like there are few muggles so you can search for the cache.

    3. No, GPS should help you.

    4. See #2

  7. Thanks for all the replies everyone!


    On 4/12/2018 at 3:01 PM, garyo1954 said:

    Too many unknowns to draw any conclusions. Is the cache under the bridge, at the foot of the bridge? Is there a walkway/bicycle path on the bridge? 

    I don't really know 100%. I assume it's on top of the bridge, possibly on the guardrail, due to the cache description. There is no walkway or bicycle path on the bridge, only a wide shoulder on either side of the road.


    23 hours ago, Keystone said:

    Next door to the OP in Ohio, I've found it helpful to use a bright line test:  a "highway" is an Interstate, a Federal Highway or a State Highway.  Elsewhere, reviewers may apply a different standard, like "a highway is four lanes or more, separated by a center divider." 

    In contrast, a two-lane county road in a rural area is not something I'd consider to be a "highway."  A cache at the end of a guardrail on a bridge taking that road across a nice fishing stream would be a nice placement.

    It's definitely not a highway. It's a small two lane road that crosses over a creek. The speed limit is 35 MPH. It's in a semi-rural area - not really that rural, but also pretty far from being a very busy area. It's technically located within the city, but it's 1/2 mile from where the city ends and road names start becoming county roads.

    I can provide a link to the geocache page if needed.


    My main question is: If a geocache is hidden on a non-highway bridge, is that OK?


  8. Hi,

    I am new to geocaching, and just had a question. I noticed that there are some geocaches near me that are hidden on small road bridges. The caches are not hidden on highway bridges, just two lane road bridges. Some of these are in residential areas. I read that geocaches cannot be placed on highway bridges. Are the caches I described breaking the geocaching rules, or are they OK because they are on a small road bridge, not a highway bridge?


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