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  1. yes offcourse you can ask others too, just ask for a bit help, not the solution


    Shouldn't the person that created the puzzle get to decide how much help (or even the solution) should be given so someone that wants to find the cache?


    I solved a puzzle cache a few years ago that, from what I understand, took several people about a year to construct. It's extremely elaborate and took me over a month to solve (and from reading other logs from those that also solved it seemed to be the typical amount of time needed), and based on the fact that it's rated 5* for difficult, that's what the puzzle creators intended. Then along comes someone that decides to "help" or even provides the solution to a fellow geocacher, effectively turn that 5* difficulty puzzle that took a year to create into a 2* difficulty hide.


    If that seems unreasonable to provide "help" such that it turning a 5* cache into a 2* cache, where do you draw the line?


    You don't draw a line, you allow people to geocache the way they want to cache. I create my caches for people to go out and enjoy. If they ask someone else for help, thats thier loss for not solving the way it was intended.

  2. The wife and I are planning a trip from South Carolina to California We will be gone for 30 days. Plan on leaving on June 14th or 15th, we also plan on going up to Kansas to grab Mingo. We are stopping in Moab for a couple days. I own a jeep wrangler JK and plan on doing some wheeling in Moab and in Las Vegas area and in the SoCal area. Im looking for anyone willing to trail ride with me as I will be alone. I'm on the novice side of wheeling, but I know enough to stay out of trouble. If anyone out there is willing let me know.


    Also if anyone has any recommendations on where to wheel, or caches not to be passed up 4wheeling or not please share, I might have missed something!

  3. Looking for anyone who would like to be a safety vehicle during my visit to the eastern pan handle to do some caching in Osceola National Forest.


    Im heading down from South carolina, and it looks like the main jeeping will be on the 4th. I am not up for going Solo, I am hearing there is no cell phone coverage, and the forest is pretty wet from all the rain you guys have been having. I have a lift with 35's but no winch. One of the cache owners said he would follow to do some cache maintiance, but i dont fell right taking up his whole day, so if anyone needs to find some caches let me know

  4. I have spent the last couple days updating my local town, talk about roads not being correct. It's actually alot of fun. I do not like the mapquest maps, but the OSM maps have the potentional to be amazing. As long as people continue to contribute they have massive potential.


    As far as all these people complaining, these maps aren't going anywhere, geocaching isn't going anywhere. Learn to adapt, that is if you want to continue to cache. Imagine what it must have been like when caching first started, they didn't have these fancy-dancy maps anyways.

  5. At first I thought cool, I can use them on my iPad, loaded quick scaled quick, all is well........except can't click on a cache to get the info.


    Also, I used satellite images a lot so that will be a big loss. (my area won't load even after10 minutes)


    Personally I'd pay more for the google maps if it were and option, how much more I'm not quite sure.


    Check out geo bucket, its made for the Ipad, its free, I have a Ipad2 wi-fi only version, it allows you to access your PQs online, and it downloads them to your offline map, you can use it in the field, and its really awesome. It has ads at the bottom of the map, no pop ups, and u can pay 4 bucks to get rid of them, the ads dont bother me. I really like it and plan to use my ipad to navigate to caches and then the dakota when on foot.


    Also I don't blame GS, Google can suck it, first they change thier privacy policy, to basically be able to track everything you do and watch and purchase, and tell you some crap about trying to make a better internet, when in truth it is to sell to businesses to make money. Now they decide to start charging for maps that have been free forever. Wonder how they feel now that they just lost 2 million hits a day??? I bet thats a huge chunk in thier hits.


    Edit to add:


    I actually like the OSM maps, except I cant believe there is huge bodies of water missing in my area, also there is a national forest near by and it is not identified....I've already made a OSM account, and look forward to contribute to hiking trails taht arent on the map. I wish they had a legend, so I can tell the different between a hiking trail or some dirt road trail, I've seen purple dotted lines and brown dotted lines, How the heck do u have bodies of water added? Like a giant lake near a major city lol

  6. WOW! I just did a search for Dallas Fort Worth....look at all those caches!!! you should be happy!!!! Do me a favor and search Elgin, SC. and then think about your comment. Talk about saving gas money lol You should be content just finding caches, i would never have time to actually place one there lol

  7. what a great thread, I actually enjoy reading these stories. I have a couple stories to share.


    The first one is when my caching buddy and I planned a 3 day canoe trip and on the first day we flipped our canoe on the last section of rapids. It was the only class II rapid and it was only a drop, we hit the only submerged rock and quickly turned the canoe over. We didn't get on our knees to lower the center of balance, nor did my friend prepare to get wet. I lost my wedding ring and ruined my 400 dollar camera. We were miles from nowhere and still had about 15 miles to go before our first stop and 12 caches to grab. I studied the river for months, and I knew deep down that those were the last rapids, but I was on the verge of panic, my topo map in my GPS showed another "X" ahead, I thought the X's were rapids, all the other X's have been. It wasn't. I wanted to quit...that was the first time in my life I almost lost it and totally freaked out, you can get your self killed if you panic, I calmed myself down, ate a early lunch, dried off our gear and off we went. Luckly I was alittle more prepared, everything I had was in ziplocs and my tent and sleeping bag were in double trashbags. My friend not so lucky. lol


    The second one was were I went on my first solo 5 mile hike to the top of Turtle Head Peak in Red Rock Canyon State park near Las Vegas, I went prepared, 9 of 10 essentials (no shelter temps in 80s in the day 40s at night) camel pak with 2 liter bag. I found 5 or 6 caches that day, hiked about 8 miles (alot for me then) I ran out of water half way down the mountain. I also had hiking shoes that didnt fit right, and my front big toes were killing me, had blisters under my big toe and my toes were black and blue for months. Luckly I only needed 2 miles to get to the car, and it was 80 degrees, but I so needed the water!

  8. If the numbers matter then why can't I find your DNF count number listed anywhere on your profile page?

    There! I just added more numbers to my profile. Thanks for the idea.


    I can find DNF numbers, sort by caches and by DNFs, my page says I have 201 entries

  9. found a 3 month old joint in a cache. I know it was 3 months old because the person signed the log with a stamp of a leaf and dated it lol. 30 seconds to us finding the cache a security guard showed up who barely spoke english to see what we were doing. It may have only been a joint, but I don't want to have to try and explain why i was ticketed/arrested in california for drugs to my squadron commander. lol

  10. Been caching for 6 years and I think this is my first post here... We are crusing out of Miami on April 21, and are looking to see if anyone out there is going to be on our ship. I have several caches in the ports watchlisted, and it appears an awful lot of folks are cahing, but don't know they are on the ships together.


    Hoping to hear from some fellow caching cruisers, maybe even plan a Bon Voyage flash mob or something.




    You could create an event and have everyone meet top-side after the life boat drill..

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