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  1. Yes, I understand that. I cut off that part of the log to keep from calling anyone out unnecessarily. In his 2/19/17 note he says "Checking on area caches A OK." In my thinking the necessity of that note would be moot, if he were only out looking for caches. In other words he left that note to signify to the owner he checked and everything was in order. If you want to see the log yourself, I'll PM the cache number.
  2. The notes were posted by a different cache owner who it would appear was out checking caches, as he says in his first note. Whether that was by arrangement or not, we can't say. Perhaps he was checking all caches in that part of the county. I get the impression he left the note so for the cache owner to see.
  3. msrubble, nice list! Fifth one down, the Carnival is about 35 miles.....Visiting Vet Tech has a few caches in my area. First week of May....
  4. I've got April 22nd marked on the calendar. And I've interacted with a couple on their Facebook group. So it should be great for me! (Looking forward to meeting you there too if you're not tied up with scouting this year) Still, I'm surprised there isn't a at least a small group that meets locally once a month to exchange ideas, thoughts, or plan something. I was thinking maybe the winter had just prohibited COs from attending to their caches, but I'm beginning to wonder if some haven't been abandoned, forgotten, or as in one case, the CO has left the area. I learned today the CO at the Veterans Memorial is not replacing the cache. Being USMC/Vietnam Vet/DAV I asked for it. Maybe I'm thinking too much, but how does geocaching survive without some introduction and support at the local level?
  5. I checked for a group, but the only link locally was a dead site. I started thinking of this this afternoon. I got to the trail head of the third cache and the GPS read .9 miles. I didn't want to make an almost 2 mile hike by myself so I turned around promising I'd return.
  6. I do think you're right on this. I'd feel better to at least look for it before doing anything. (The same owner has another cache I've looked for twice and have yet to find.)
  7. I find it quite rude when people pass gossip and attach my name in the process. If you don't understand that, then you should rethink putting out travel bugs. Just because you put one out, doesn't give you any rights to go tracking people down asking if they have it, or if they've seen it. Essentially you gave up possession of it when you placed it to be picked up. No one owes you an explanation or an answer to your question. Cheers
  8. This is the log for the next cache on my list. What do you make of it?
  9. Best thing to do is post questions about what you don't understand. I started a couple of weeks ago with absolutely no idea of what geocaching was. Got a lot of help right here by asking questions and reading everything I could find on it. The site is still somewhat a mystery, but I have leaned through some helpful people and plenty of trial an error how to make a pocket query, download it and put the files I need in my GPS. What's got you stumped?
  10. Good to know! Never realized there was a count on favorites.
  11. Just my take..... I wouldn't be in the best mood if someone posted asking people to pass the word for me to contact somebody about something that went missing from their cache.
  12. Yep. Here's the article in the Help center on it...... "Originally, the Geocaching.com database translated the number of each submission into a hexadecimal code (1-9, A-F). Example: Beverly is the 40th cache page that was created. 40 in hexadecimal is 28, hence the 40th cache has the GC code GC28. In April 2003, the database reached the number 65535 (GCFFFF in hexadecimal). This is the highest for a four digit hexadecimal number. The base was changed to 31 code (0-9, A-Z). Waypoints were originally limited to six characters because most GPS units only allow six characters per waypoint. In December 2006, the database hit 512401 geocache records, which meant that they had reached GCZZZZ, the maximum geocache under base 31. The solution was to extend the GC code to seven digits. GC10000 is now a memorial to the rollover. Age of a geocache Most of the time, the lower GC code is, the earlier the geocache page was created. However, geocaches placed before September 2000 were listed on other websites and were entered on Geocaching.com manually. Geocaches were not sequentially entered until players started submitting them directly to Geocaching.com. Example: GC30 Mingo was placed on May 11, 2000 and is #48 in the database. GC28 Beverly was placed three days later, on May 13, 2000, but is #40 in the database." https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=26&pgid=221
  13. Best I can do is the 100 Oldest Active (at the time the article was written).... GC5E Port Washington, Florida is archived as far as I can tell. The 1000 registered cache would be GC3E8. http://stateofwilderness.com/100-oldest-active-geocaches/
  14. That's what I'm expecting here. The top 30 longest not found have not been seen in 200+ days. In one, the last log entry was "area burnt out, tree down. DNF" That was in 2016. To date there has been no confirmation the cache is alive.
  15. Cerebus this played out last evening 137 miles away. A new cache went up with a gold coin. A guy lamented he'd never make it since he was working late. But as luck would have it, he arrived at the site around 10:30, saw it hadn't been claimed and proceeded to GZ to pick up his prize.
  16. Never a bad thing when you're going in a bad direction to reset the course. Maybe chihuahuha can become the forum safe word?
  17. I'm only half heartedly watching this. Part of me is watching Facebook where someone is asking about a travel bug hotel. (and then there's the last part looking at the lightning and wondering how much rain we can expect tonight. I still want to find a chihuahua in one of your caches. Or a pit bull.
  18. I remember that dip stuff called Plasti-dip or something. It did make a good non-slip handle.
  19. I agree with my being a novice when it comes to geocaching. No bones about it and I make no apologies. But that's far from understanding people. I'll step out on the end of that branch and make the claim that you yourself do not follow every rule in all that you do. Nothing to be ashamed of, nobody does. Maybe you don't know there is a rule, maybe you don't see how it applies, or maybe you choose to ignore it. Ever read the back of a polyurethane can? You know how you're supposed to apply thin coats? (Sometimes I just dunk an item in the can and let it drip dry.)
  20. If that's what you take from everything I've shown you, then I've failed to show the most important point. People do not follow rules. They never have and never will. Make everything PMO. There will still be problems with rules because 1) people don't know the rules or, 2) people don't care about the rules or, 3) people don't choose to play the game in accordance with the rules. Like jacks, Monopoly, Uno or any other game; as long as the players are happy with the way they play, it doesn't matter what the rules say.
  21. I remember the Indian too. And stamping out forest fires with Smokey. And likely dozens of others if I tried. People know what a turn signal is when they take a drivers test, but once they get out on the road on their own, they may/may not use it. I don't know. I'm more concerned with preparing for an early start tomorrow. I revisited a nano I couldn't find last week. And came away empty again. Looked at the pictures, they show three different style of containers at various times. Read the log. Last time it was found 3/14/18 and logger writes he "parked in a convenient spot and made the short walk over..." which is confusing since you can park within 10 foot of the monument.
  22. Makes sense to me. The way I look at it, jacks and jump rope are simple until someone makes a contest of it. Then you have to write rules and you'll be writing rules until they make no sense at all. Without an overseer, the rules are useless. Way back in the 1970s we started a war on litter. "Give a Hoot, don't pollute!" Remember that? We were going to beautify America. Clean up our highways. Well, 40 odd years later we haven't defeated a piece of paper, or an empty soda can laying alongside the highways and byways. About once a month I pick up a bottle or a can, or a fast food bag, along the edge of my property. What are the chances of people following the rules when as a whole, we can't defeat a defenseless piece of paper? Hate to say this, but people have been breaking the ten commandments since the day Moses brought them down from Mount Sinai.
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