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  1. Hey, Paul - Don't get killed, dude - you are still going to have to tell some folks how to solve your more devious puzzles. You have received all sorts of advice by now, and you really don't want to get into a close encounter with any species of snake. Even the non-venomous ones can leave you with a nasty infection. The venomous ones probably won't kill you unless you have an allergic reaction to their venom. Stay calm if bitten and head for medical assistance. Avoidance is the best strategy. Don't put any part of your body in a place you have not checked out thoroughly beforehand. For example, don't step over logs - step on the log and then step over. Stepping over a log puts your lower leg and ankle in a place you have not yet checked out. That's an avoidable risk. Around here, most snake bites occur on the hands and forearms of persons who have just said "Hey, hold my beer while I grab that snake." Given a choice, be the person holding the beer. All the best on your trip.
  2. A cacher has reported telling a muggle that they were looking for their pet snake. The muggle was not inclined to assist.
  3. Out of interest - why can't an event be PM only? There have (apparently) been women only events in the past, and challenge type events for people who've completed certain series, so why not PM only events?? Edited to add - obviously only the event page could be "PM only", as there probably wouldn't be any way to physically stop a non PM from attending..... From the cache listing guidelines: Event caches are gatherings that are open to all geocachers The PMO checkbox cannot be checked if the cache type is Event.
  4. CR, your note on the cache page was well taken, and we're going to leave it active until someone actually visits the site and says that it is not there. -Brad
  5. Waiting for one here, too. Gotta run, so I'll just use the incredible iPhone app.
  6. While you can probably get a measurement on the level of interest here from the forum user community, the permission question should be sent in an email to contact@geocaching.com -Brad
  7. Send a request to support@geocaching.com or contact@geocaching.com and they should be able to get you fixed. Fixed it for you.
  8. I hope this works out for you and suggest getting your GPSr set up before you start to taxi - and then leave it alone until after you land. Job #1 is to fly the airplane.
  9. This one may have been disabled during the period that the SC DNR created the list of caches that needed to be archived and removed. The cache page has now been archived and the owner has been asked to remove the physical cache. -Brad
  10. Every once in a while I'll publish one that has some content that I did not recognize at the time, and I appreciate it when someone sends me a "Hey, how about looking at that one again" note.
  11. As a premium member, you can make such a selection using a Pocket Query:
  12. I think a lot of the good outdoor gear comes in camo for hunters, but it works for anyone. By the way, camo for kids is not a great idea - if they get lost, they are much more difficult to find if they are wearing camo. I prefer bright colors for my grandkids.
  13. Could you please identify the source of that statement? Thanks.
  14. If you will drop me a note with the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache I'll take a look at the situation for you. In general, virtual cache pages are only archived and locked in cases where the cache owner has not been maintaining the cache page by removing bogus logs. Again, this is a general statement and I will look at your specific case if you would like.
  15. While visiting family in Ireland and after noting several irregular stone fence lines, I asked how one can tell who owns what. I was told "Just put a dozen sheep in there and you will soon find out." Sorry to be almost off topic.
  16. You might also try looking at caches that have been published in the general area and scrolling to the first log entry to see which reviewer published them. The reviewer may be able to help you with the type of information you are requesting.
  17. Some folks deal with this issue by creating a separate account to serve as a holding spot for geocoins they own. You could create an account like Geocoins of Firefly24 for coins you own and move your coins over using the same process that is used for transferring ownership of geocaches. For geocoins or travel bugs, use the number starting with TB instead of the GC shown below. To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt Once there, enter the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache and click on the lookup button; then enter the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership and click the user lookup button. At this point you may add a message in the text box if you want, and when ready click on the Send Adoption Request button. 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. Hope this helps. -Brad
  18. Folks, this topic is drifting pretty far off course at times. The OP raised a reasonable question; please stay on topic. The interpersonal comments are counterproductive. Thank you.
  19. Since the cache reviewers are volunteers, some of them only have time to review during odd hours. I'm a volunteer reviewer and retired from the corporate world, which gives me flexibility in my reviewing schedule. When I see a cache that is in an area with restricted hours I will hold it over until the next day before publishing it. I have become even more careful about this after a geocacher got caught jumping the gate before opening hours at one of our state parks.
  20. There are people working on this in the background in a mutually respectful manner, which has the most potential for positive results. The torches and pitchforks approach will guarantee negative results. It will be best for us to choose carefully.
  21. Hi stranger. If you know the cache was between two cities, you can run a pocket query for caches along a route for the route you took and then work through the results list to see if you can find it. Don't click on any choices that might exclude some caches such as ones that are not active, since it may have been disabled since your trip. Good luck!
  22. The better choice is to use the DIY adoption method. Yes, I read that communication with the cache owner is difficult, but in the grand scheme of things this one might take a while to bubble up to the top of the priority list in Seattle. Try sending this to the current cache owner: To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt Once there, enter the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache and click on the lookup button; then enter the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership and click the user lookup button. At this point you may add a message in the text box if you want, and when ready click on the Send Adoption Request button. 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. Hope this helps. -Brad
  23. I agree with this. The subject of cache maintenance is often perceived to be only about the physical container, but maintenance of the cache page is important also. I like to use the comparison with an automobile. The automobile may be kept spotlessly clean with the oil changed and the tires rotated regularly. But if the automobile registration and perhaps the insurance are not kept current, it may not be legal to operate the automobile on the roads.
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