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  1. Wondering if anyone would like to adopt Perry Mountain GCHV0E in Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich MA off Route 130. It needs a new log book and is damp. We used to travel near the area more often. If someone would like to have it and use the same container they would be welcome to it. A few new caches have come up in the area, so it is visited often. Thanks :laughing:

     

    OK BUMPUSREADER has agreed to adopt Perry Mountain, :sad: but I cannot get the adoption site easily :D and when I was there, I could not click on the bottom of the message to allow him to adopt the cache. :laughing: Any help would be greatfully accepted: Like how to get to the adoption site easily and how to make it happen. Thanks :sad:

    Not knowing the details of the issues you encountered, first assuming you are signed in to the account that owns the cache, here are the instructions that work:

     

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the waypoint number (GC?????) of the cache and the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership. The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

     

    I used this twice yesterday to transfer ownership of some things and it works very well.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    -Brad

  2. 1. Go replace the cache with a throw away container and 1 sheet of paper in it.

     

    2. Get the guy to send you his cell number and a time to call when you can talk him right to the cache.

     

    3. When he gets to the cache tell him off.

     

    4. If you can't tell him off put a note in the cache and hang up when he finds it.

     

    5. Wear a kevlar undershirt to the next few events. :ph34r:

    I imagine Snoogans posted this at least partially in jest, but if you are thinking about item two, be sure to block sending your caller ID to the guy. You don't need him harassing you by phone as well as through e-mail.

  3. You can ask the cache owner to do this

     

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the waypoint number (GC?????) of the cache and the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership. The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

  4. Another statement in the guidelines just below the one quoted reads:

    There may be some exceptions. If your cache fits within one of the above areas, please explain this in a note to the reviewer.

    Rest assured that the reviewer community is fully aware of the guidelines and that caches placed on overseas military installations are handled appropriately.

  5. I guess that you would also have to figure in the fact that it is late July. If it's not the very hottest time of the year, it is not more than a week or two from it. It's simply way too hot for this old guy to be mucking about in the woods. If I want to brave teh heat to find a cache, it will be one that doesn't take me very far from the air conditioning.

    Amen!

  6. We are as guilty as any others of this trend.

     

    There's no need for anyone to take ownership of guilt over this.

     

    There are a lot more people playing sand lot baseball or pick-up basketball than there are playing in MLB or the NBA, and they are all having fun. People will play at the level they find to be fun or to otherwise meet their needs. The subset of the game that more people find to be more attractive will grow faster.

     

    I'm still seeing a reasonable number of mystery / puzzle and significant hike caches being created, so that segment of the game is alive and well.

  7. I cannot say for sure what happened in this case, but I am told that dropping travel bugs onto a cache page before the page is published can sometimes disclose the location of the unpublished cache. If someone is watching the travel bugs they can see the direction and distance it has moved from it's last location.

     

    Many geocachers now wait until their cache page is published before they will write a note to drop the travel bugs and/or geocoins into it.

  8. After having more conversations in this matter, I am more convinced that there is much grey-area in this issue.

     

    "Right of Way" and property "ownership" are two separate things.

     

    I own property that also has a highway at one border. I own and maintain that property, including the ditch and culvert for a driveway.

     

    I put that culvert there, the "State" did not. It belongs to me.

     

    Thus, should I choose to do so, I can hide a cache inside of it, regardless of the "right-of-way" claimed by the state.

     

    If the state placed a guardrail there, and I wanted to place a magnetic on it, then that would NOT be my property.

    I understand what you are saying; however, after having been informed of the SC DOT's position, until someone at or above that organization's level of authority provides a contrary position I need to work within what I have been told is the interpretation of the law by those who are able to instigate enforcement action.

  9. I'm wondering if folks are really wanting to discuss the issue then why aren't they discussing the issue instead of discussing the discussion. What I see is the thread has gone from talking about the issue to talking about closing/keeping the thread and blindly following rules.

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    Some folks see or would like to see these forums as a place to ask questions, find information, learn, etc. Some others see it as a place to demonstrate debating skills, take a contrarian view to most anything, to snipe at each other just below the threshold of moderator involvement, etc. Some others enjoy the entertainment value. Like geocaching, people can play however they want.

  10. The interpretation of the SC law came from the operational personnel and their direct management that have responsibility for initiating enforcement actions. Confirmation of their interpretation was obtained from high level management department personnel at the state capitol.

     

    This thread is now returned to the practice of brilliant imagination, illogical assumptions, and Olympics-level jumping to conclusions.

     

    But first - congratulations and thanks to Vinny for spending the extra bucks to acquire the new state of the art magnetic containers that will adhere to aluminum road signs after being thrown from a moving vehicle. :angry:

  11. I am in receipt of a communication from one of the cache owners who states the following:

    I want you to know that I have spoken to the land owner (once I realized it was private land) and he said he had no problem with geocaches on the land, no problem with people bushwhacking to get to the caches, and no problem with the number of caches that have been placed. He just wanted people to enjoy and respect his land, and to not bother his animals. He wanted to have a contact person in case any problems arise and I told him he could contact me. He has my phone number. By the way the land owner's name is Howard Russell.

     

    There had been no indication that the land was private or we would have sought permission in advance. After learning that the land was private we all disabled our caches and then sought permission. We re-enabled them after obtaining permission.

  12. The OP has had a relationship with the property owners that predates the cache placements, and she has communicated directly with each of the involved cache owners as well as with me. I am respectfully asking that the speculation about this specific situation be discontinued.

     

    Request for respectful halting of speculation noted but not understood. If she had already contacted the cache owners and you ... why did she start this thread?

    Sorry to be unclear but the situation has evolved in what is hopefully a positive direction since the thread was started. The caches in question have been temporarily disabled by their owners and there are discussions in progress with the property owners. I'll be assisting however requested, bearing in mind that property owner rights are always respected.

  13. The OP has had a relationship with the property owners that predates the cache placements, and she has communicated directly with each of the involved cache owners as well as with me. I am respectfully asking that the speculation about this specific situation be discontinued.

  14. I have to agree with the suggestion to contact the cache owner. Often caches get moved to "better places" by well meaning cachers, and its current location may not be what was intended. The hint on the cache page leads me to believe the cache was intended to be found easily without tampering with the stone wall.

  15. From the geocaching guidelines:

    Event caches are gatherings that are open to all geocachers and which are organized by geocachers. While a music concert, a garage sale, an organized sporting event, a ham radio field day or a town’s fireworks display might be of interest to a large percentage of geocachers, such events are not suitable for submission as event caches because the organizers and the primary attendees are not geocachers.

    Based on this, I do not believe the suggested event will be published.

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