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California66er

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  1. They likely either don't log their finds, or log them late. They probably don't log from GZ, that would seem to be a security risk. Assuming they're in Los Angeles when they do it, it's a pretty low security risk. None of us really care about celebrities, and those who do can't fight the traffic to go mob them, anyway.
  2. Yeah. Here, we call that "stopping too much."
  3. In Antelope Valley they hide them consistantly 130 feet to the right. Good to know, since I'll be there tomorrow.
  4. Maybe they heard it from you talking about it a couple years ago.
  5. Sweet! We got in just before all the riff-raff. Now somebody bar the doors! If there was a "Favorites" function for forum posts, I would have just used my first one.
  6. Depends on where in California, too. When I was caching in Sacramento, I found a lot of bison tubes (that may have just been because of the neighborhood I was in in Sacto.) Down here in LA, where we rarely have inclement weather, most of the urban caches I've found have been magnetic hide-a-keys.
  7. Same here. I cache almost exclusively in California and that makes no sense to me. I do know that "Arizona Style" meant under a pile of rocks. That helped tremendously when I was caching through Arizona. But California Style? I have no idea. Maybe it means it's stuck inside an avocado.
  8. Sounds like something I'd write, then realize that people who don't know me wouldn't understand that I was joking, and then re-word before I clicked "Post." Amazing what difference a little thought BEFORE clicking "Post" will do for you.
  9. Well if people are leaving celebrities as Swag now.... I must be caching in the wrong areas... Maybe in Hollywood? I cache in Los Angeles, mostly around the Hollywood area, and while I see famous people almost every single day, I've never come across any while caching. That includes my trips to the Hollywood Reservoir, where tons of celebrities hike. Some day, though, I fully expect to come upon Russell Brand muggling a cache in Griffith Park.
  10. And that's the key, really, is the Constitutionality of it. That being said, those kinds of processes take a lot of time and a lot of money to undergo, and I as a CO would much rather pull all of my caches than deal with even a remote legal headache like that. Do I think it's ever going to be an issue for GC.com? No, not at all. But discretion being the better part of valor, I for one would rather wait it out for someone else to establish the legal precedent.
  11. I can't see where a cache inside of a streetlight is an unreasonable risk, for someone who is an experienced electrician. There is a cache very close to my house. In fact, it is the closest cache to my house. When it was placed, I went to look for it and found that it was located inside of a light pole, with wiring that needed to be moved in order to access it. I made a quick decision to not go after that cache. I posted a DNF with a log explaining why I didn't attempt to retrieve it, and future cachers can see that and choose to go after or not go after the cache. To me, that's the answer. For cachers to be self-policing, and to be responsible for their own safety. Don't go after a cache (gasp!) that's beyond your skill level. Read the logs. I don't know, I much prefer that over putting the responsibility onto the reviewers. This is where I would question the permission for the hide. There is no way that the property owner would allow this. This is a fantastic point which, oddly, hadn't occurred to me before.
  12. I can't see where a cache inside of a streetlight is an unreasonable risk, for someone who is an experienced electrician. There is a cache very close to my house. In fact, it is the closest cache to my house. When it was placed, I went to look for it and found that it was located inside of a light pole, with wiring that needed to be moved in order to access it. I made a quick decision to not go after that cache. I posted a DNF with a log explaining why I didn't attempt to retrieve it, and future cachers can see that and choose to go after or not go after the cache. To me, that's the answer. For cachers to be self-policing, and to be responsible for their own safety. Don't go after a cache (gasp!) that's beyond your skill level. Read the logs. I don't know, I much prefer that over putting the responsibility onto the reviewers.
  13. 4,237 within 20 miles of Los Angeles. 90012
  14. My favorite thing about this log is that it gets a hundred degrees colder every time you mention the temperature.
  15. Micro, by a landslide. Lots of urban caches here in Los Angeles. Of late, I've been ignoring those and actively seeking out larger caches, usually regulars. No larges yet. I've seen pictures, and think they'd be pretty darned cool to find, but I haven't come across any yet.
  16. I don't think so. For instance, I never go to events, I rarely "team up" with anyone to go caching, and I'm only in the forums to gain some perspective and to while away the hours at work. For me, Geocaching is largely a solitary experience. I don't rely on other people doing things in a certain way for me to have fun doing it my way. If it reached such a saturation point that all of the current caches were archived, or I had already found, and all the new caches were of pretty low quality or constantly muggled, I might drop out. But that's sort of an end-of-times scenario. There are still tons of great caches out there for me to find, and I don't really need anyone else to participate in any way for me to do that, at least not for the forseeable future.
  17. That was my thought when I first had the idea, as well. There are a lot of caches in L.A., and my caching time is limited. If there is someone who has two or more favorites identical to my own, I think there's a very good chance that we're going to have similar tastes. So when I get the time to go caching, and I'm trying to decide on an area of L.A. to target, I can build my day around caches that were favorited by the same people who seem to like the same types of caches I like. Do I think that that means the current system doesn't work? Absolutely not. It's simply me saying, "Wow, this is cool... and here's something that might make it even cooler!"
  18. Further proof that some people go out of their way to be offended by just about anything. No one said most muggles were Hispanic. However, in certain parts of the country (mine included), the people most likely to find a Geocache container accidentally - landscaping crews - are made up of people who do not speak English as their primary language, if at all. I, for one, think it's a great idea. I would love to put an English sticker on one side and a Spanish sticker on the other side, or just one multi-lingual sticker on my cache. Further, I'd love to have a line on the sticker stating who'd given permission, as well as a means of contacting them.
  19. Awesome. I could have written this, too. I just went over 100 myself, and am planning my first few hides. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp now on what I do and do not like in a cache. Very excited.
  20. Well I know where I'm going caching next.
  21. Several of the caches I watch are caches I've never gone after, but would some day like to. Occasionally getting an email with someone's amazing log inspires me and keeps it in my mind. "Someday... someday..."
  22. I found one yesterday, but couldn't get the bugger open. It wasn't a monkey puzzle or anything like that... I spent fifteen minutes trying to unscrew the PVC fittings from one another. I wrote a log, saying as much, and offered to send the CO a picture of me with the cache if he needed further proof. In my log, I wrote "I fully realize that the next finder is going to be a seven-year-old who has no trouble at all getting it open." Sure enough, this morning a log was posted by a grandmother and her two grandchildren who went out the same day, and they didn't say anything about having trouble getting into it.
  23. This has been my experience, exactly. I've taken a friend or two out, but even when they really seemed to enjoy themselves, they never went online to log their finds. Meh.
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