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  1. Hi, das Problem ist bekannt und Groundspeak arbeitet an einer Lösung. Weitere Infos zu dem Thema gibt es hier. King Hubi
  2. Hi MetalPirateSE3, my family and I stayed in Greenwich this summer in a hotel near the park and we were able to find three of your GATES OF GREENWICH caches. I just wanted to say thank you for placing these little ones. Hopefully you will find a local gecacher who can maintain these nice cache series. King Hubi
  3. Hi kayakbird, I'm sorry, but I can't tell you if there is snow or not right now. Currently I'm roughly 5000 miles away from Cold Shivers Point on the other side of the big pond to the east. King Hubi
  4. Hi Grasscatcher, you may also check out this bench mark: Cold Shivers Point - USGS CC11 1934 It's near KMO456 "SOUTH COLD SHIVERS" and was also set in 1934. However, as far as I can say, it's not listet in the NGS database. In any case, you will be rewarded with a great look into the canyon. But please stay safe! It's going down right next to the mark. King Hubi
  5. Hi Wesali, meinst Du diese Kaugummi-Dragée Dosen? Wenn ja, dann haben diese Dosen einen entscheidenden Nachteil. Der Durchmesser dieser Dosen ist größer als der Durchmesser der Öffnung. I.d.R. werden Logstreifen dafür verwendet. Rollt man nun so einen Logstreifen auf und steckt es in die Dose, dann rollt sich der Logstreifen sofort wieder auf. D.h., man bekommt den Logstreifen nicht mehr so einfach aus der Dose heraus wie das z.B. bei Filmdosen oder Petlingen der Fall ist. Das endet dann immer in einer Fummelei bei der der Logstreifen jedesmal drunter zu leiden hat. Es reißt ein und zerfleddert mit der Zeit recht schnell. Das Ende vom Lied sind viele Papierschnipsel. Man kann natürlich ein Gummiband verwenden, aber das ist spätestens nach dem dritten Geocacher gerissen oder liegt unten in der Dose. Außerdem sind diese Dosen auch nicht wirklich dicht. Für kleinere Caches kann ich wirklich nur Petlinge empfehlen. Diese gibt es, wie frostengel ja schon geschrieben hat, in verschiedenen Größen und diese Dinger halten wirklich dicht was in unseren Breiten durchaus von Vorteil ist. Als Altenative dazu kann man auch Probenbecher für Flüssigkeiten verwenden. Diese haben in etwa die gleiche Größe wie die Kaugummi-Dosen und den Vorteil, dass hier die Öffnung des Bechers dem Durchmesser des Bechers entspricht. Diese Becher haben einen Schraubdeckel und schützen auch gut vor Feuchtigkeit. Solltest Du Dich doch für die Kaugummi-Dose entscheiden, dann am besten als Micro einstellen und an einem trockenen Ort verstecken. Viele Grüße, King Hubi
  6. Even as a basic member you should be able to download the caches of a bookmark list as a .loc file (100 caches at a time). I just tried it and it works fine. The .loc file includes the cache ID, the cache name and the coordinates. That's all you need for your trip. King Hubi
  7. Hi mmetcalf25, if you start searching from the tristate marker (N41° 41.796 W84° 48.361) you'll find a lot of "Indiana Spirit Quest", "Ohio Spirit Quest", "Michigan Spirit Quest" and "Walking With The Dead" caches. Most of these geocaches are also listed in several bookmark lists. Here are two more bookmark lists: Indiana Spirit Quest: Volume 1 Indiana Spirit Quest: Volume 2 King Hubi
  8. I guess this only works for premium members. There is no way for normal members, as far I know, to filter caches in the map view. This only work in the geocaching app on your smart phone. King Hubi
  9. I have found two nice omnivorous trees. First a tree eating a yellow HIDDEN DRIVE sign along Concord Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The town took it easy and planted a new sign some feet away. Second a tree chewing on a rusty NO VEHICLES sign in the middle of the woods and on top of Pool Hill in Rockport, Massachusetts.
  10. Here are some nice photos of Pleasant View Cemetery in Mason, New Hampshire:
  11. I have enjoyed quite a few geocaches on old cemeteries. Even around the tristate border of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. They have some nice cache series out there called "I'll sleep when I'm dead, Walking With The Dead, Indiana Spirit Quest and Ohio Spirit Quest". But every of these caches were a good distance away from any grave site. I also owned two caches near cemeteries but I hid them outside. All I can say is that I love to stroll around old cemeteries and geocaching is a good way to find some of the old cemeteries off the beaten path. King Hubi
  12. Please don't hide anything at the bench mark itself. Disturbing a survey station is forbidden. For example you can make a little mystery. Take the coordinates of the bench mark as the cache coordinates. Then give a bearing and a distance from that bench mark where the cache is hidden. Maybe 100ft or so feet away. Then it's still a 2 for 1. Just my 2 cents, King Hubi
  13. Bad news for Move the "Find a Benchmark" back to left side of main GC page. Received an email today, it was declined after careful consideration. King Hubi
  14. Check out the website www.bookcrossing.com. You register your book and then you'll get a unique number on a label. You put the label onto the cover of the book and place the book out in the wild, maybe on a park bench. Someone picks it up, reads it, logs it and sends it on its way around the world. Just another way to share books. King Hubi
  15. Thanks rogbarn for the information. Can't open the link but this should do it: Attention falls on Mo. town that might be at the center of the nation King Hubi
  16. Somewhere up in Maine near Long Pond, QH0046 with some orange wild flowers ...
  17. Let's try. But, how do you go about posting a new request? I cannot seem to find out how. Shirley~ Ok, I figured it out and now, please everyone go vote. Move the "Find a Benchmark" back to the left side menu on the main GC page. You will need to sign in the way you do here and then click 'vote' and click "3". That will let your vote count the most and then if you would like to further support Benchmark Hunting, leave a comment also. Thank you very much. Shirley~ ------------------------------- Shirley, thanks for bringing this into the feedback site, You got 3 of my votes and a comment. King Hubi
  18. I have been visting Fort Wetherill some moons ago. Looked to me like a hangout place. Maybe the people who sprayed the walls found also interest in the bench marks. But I think these "Donut Marks" are not so unusual. Here is a nice one set in 1937, MY6361 - WATATICK 2 RESET. If you look closely you can see a chiselled triangle around the donut. Reference mark no 3 is in the same condition. And this is MY4937 - POOL HILL. Not really a Donut Mark but it's also broken. But in this case during the setup. Btw, if I remember correctly, there were a lot of graffities. Have you seen Marilyn on the Wall?
  19. What does preambulation mean? Some moons ago I found a weird looking granite post along an old logging road. There was a small book in a trail-head box nearby with the following description of this marker: ... In the early days the boundary lines the area's towns were often in dispute. Because boundary shenanigans did occur, it became law that "Every seven years the town boundary shall be perambulated" ... (walked and inspected by the Selectmen), "and the markers and bounds renewed. If they failed to carry out that duty, they were fined. While that law has since been repealed, the dates on the granite post show that at least some Selectmen took their duty seriously. Here is the complete forum post from me that shows this marker. Not a state boundary but a town boundary marker.
  20. I have seen several of these markers around Massachusett. It looks like they were set from north to south in some way. Some of these markers are waymarked in the category U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments. Here is another nice photo from a boundary marker located along the old Mason Railroad Trail between the towns of Townsend, MA and Mason, NH. This one is from 1894. Look at the bottom of the marker. You can see a black painted T and 98, a sign of perambulation.
  21. I guess this is one of these granite boundary monuments. In this case it marks the Massachusetts-Connecticut state line between Dudley, Massachusetts and Thompson, Connecticut. The marker was set in 1906 and is located along Dresser Hill Road (Route 31). For some reason the top of the marker has a little drill hole in the middle and also shows two small round notches. One of these notches is covered with a little metal cap. I have searched it in the NGS database but couldn't find a listed station.
  22. Hi ElementCW, welcome to the bench mark forum. I'm sorry, but as far as I know and like apollosmith wrote, you can't create a new station in NGS database. If it is not listed in the NGS database you can't report it either to the NGS nor log it on geocaching.com. A good idea would be to waymark the mark on Waymarking.com in the benchmark category. But if it is on your private property I'm not sure if you like to see people visiting the site. But that's up to you. King Hubi
  23. I really like this thread, wonderful photos you all post here. But I also like to share some of my finds. First the area around bench mark LW2981 - BEAVER. The disk is/was sitting between two Porta Johns. Easy find but very unusual. Second the tidal station disk NOS - 841 3320 B from Bar Harbor, Maine sitting between two Rodman/Dahlgren cannons and facing the sea. This photo shows the two cannons from the front with a bride in the background. They were doing a wedding photo shooting while I discovered the bench mark. King Hubi
  24. Thanks holograph, as always great work! The 9th least recently recovered station was PF0984 - CANNON MTN PROFILE 1874. It is on top of Cannon Mountain, formerly known as Profile Mountain, up in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. But in this case credit goes to royswkr. He found it before me two years ago and wrote the first recovery log under geocaching.com. I only reported it back to the NGS. King Hubi
  25. Thanks a lot Papa-Bear-NYC for this great post. To answer your first question, yes I looked at the map and knew a little bit about this Boston Corners and the Oblong. Some month ago I came along a granite boundary marker near the "Southwick Jog" at the border of Massachusetts and Connecticut. I did some research and stumbled over the book "How the States got Their Shapes". It's described in there but in no way so detailed as you did it here. But I also like to share some information about this perambulation. To do so I have to come back to a most unexpected and wonderful find in the wilderness between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Pine Tree Monument (btw, another great post). This pdf file from the Pelham Historical Society shows Mr. Winthrop Hobbs perambulate the bounds of the Town of Pelham at the Pine Tree Monument. I also found this old granite post boundary marker between Lyndeborough and New Boston in New Hampshire: There was a small book in a trail-head box nearby with the following description of this marker: Well over a century ago granite post markers such as this one were placed along town boundary lines. The L stands for the Town of Lyndeborough. Were you to stand on the opposite side of the marker you would be in the Town of New Boston. The dates 1862, 1918, 1939, 1946 and 1956 tell a story. In the early days the boundary lines the area's towns were often in dispute. Because boundary shenanigans did occur, it became law that "Every seven years the town boundary shall be perambulated" ... (walked and inspected by the Selectmen), "and the markers and bounds renewed. If they failed to carry out that duty, they were fined. While that law has since been repealed, the dates on the granite post show that at least some Selectmen took their duty seriously. It looks like this perambulation was very common in the New England area by that time. It would be interesting to know if some Selectmen/Towns are doing this still today. King Hubi
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