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I know you need to have your home location set on geocaching to get your cache reviewed, and it got me thinking: what are some of the caches that are live that are very far from the CO's home? How did they get approved? I heard that we have a couple of airline pilot cachers that have placed caches thousands of miles away from their home, but near an airport they regularly fly into, is that true?

 

Another reason I am asking is because I have a cache idea on another continent... my mother lives in Switzerland, and I lived a long time in Ireland and have many friends there; in both cases, there are very few caches in the area where they live. I now live in Arkansas, USA. I was wondering what the chance would be of having a cache approved in Switzerland and/ or Ireland. I would physically place the cache next time I visit, and would be the CO/ contact, but if maintenance was needed, I would have my mother go out and do so. She knows about geocaching and has found a few caches with me last time she visited, but does not have a GPS and does not want to join. I realise I could just contact the reviewers of the relevant region but for now, this is just a vague idea, I won't be visiting Europe for a while, so wanted the general feeling/ experiences of such hides.

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I agree that you'd have to check with your reviewer, but given what you've already told us, I think it very unlikely that you would get approval. Vacation caches are frowned upon. I seriously doubt that your mother or (what I assume are) non-caching friends are going to do an adequate job of cache maintenance for you.

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My understanding is that you need only convince the reviewer that you have a reasonable plan to maintain the cache. If it were me I would try to contact the reviewer ahead of time in case there was some issue that you could address ahead of time.

Yep. If you can convince the reviewer for the area local to the physical cache that you have a valid maintenance plan and can correct any problems within a reasonable time (usually a few weeks), then it might get published.

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I agree that you'd have to check with your reviewer, but given what you've already told us, I think it very unlikely that you would get approval. Vacation caches are frowned upon. I seriously doubt that your mother or (what I assume are) non-caching friends are going to do an adequate job of cache maintenance for you.

 

Hopefully a reviewer will come along. Because I'll tell you what, I totally disagree with this post. If someone submits a maintenance plan for a vacation cache, and claims to have a Mother in Swizterland, Friends in Ireland, or the fictional "Aunt Edna", even if these people are non-geocachers, I believe the cache will be approved almost every time.

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I agree that you'd have to check with your reviewer, but given what you've already told us, I think it very unlikely that you would get approval. Vacation caches are frowned upon. I seriously doubt that your mother or (what I assume are) non-caching friends are going to do an adequate job of cache maintenance for you.

 

Hopefully a reviewer will come along. Because I'll tell you what, I totally disagree with this post. If someone submits a maintenance plan for a vacation cache, and claims to have a Mother in Swizterland, Friends in Ireland, or the fictional "Aunt Edna", even if these people are non-geocachers, I believe the cache will be approved almost every time.

 

I have a dozen caches almost 2,000 miles from where I rest my head for more than 10 months of the year. The caches themselves are near my hometown of Mammoth Lakes. I have family there and they DO geocache. They just don't log their finds. I manage to get back to most of them yearly, even though most are remote enough that they would only need a maintenance visit every few years. In 7 years, I've only needed my bro-in-law to check on one cache and that only once. Most are ammo cans in remote mountain areas or at least well off the beaten path.

 

I had one on the West Side of the Sierras that was being maintained by a non-geocaching friend. He bailed on my cache without telling me and it got archived before I could get back to see what the problem was if any.

 

My advice: If it's gonna be maintained by someone other than you, that person should be a geocacher if you want it done right.

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12,449 miles (+/- 1 mile).

 

Did I win? Was the contest to figure out what is the furthest we could possibly hide one from our home?

 

Anyway - back on topic.. It has been done many times, I think that the key will be convincing the reviewer that it will be maintained, or that there is reason enough for an exception to that. I know of a couple caches on small remote islands that are maintained more by future cache visitors than the CO, but reviewer probably thinks it is worth it because of the uniqueness of the location.

 

If it is right next to Mom's house, and she will maintain it - then I think it will work.

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I know you need to have your home location set on geocaching to get your cache reviewed, and it got me thinking: what are some of the caches that are live that are very far from the CO's home? How did they get approved? I heard that we have a couple of airline pilot cachers that have placed caches thousands of miles away from their home, but near an airport they regularly fly into, is that true?

 

 

I don't know how he did it but take a look at the caches owned by Steve (Licorice). I found one he owns in Zimbabwe, the checked out his profile and saw that he's got caches all over the world. He's got a personal web pages that has pointers to all of them at Licorice Home Page

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This does also beg the question: how do you find out who the reviewer for a given area is. Yes with a couple of caches placed I can see that the same id is used for each and can contact that person or I can look at other peoples caches in the area and do the same. But what if it's my first cache or there are none, few, or just older cahces in the area that I want to hide.

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I know you need to have your home location set on geocaching to get your cache reviewed, and it got me thinking: what are some of the caches that are live that are very far from the CO's home? How did they get approved? I heard that we have a couple of airline pilot cachers that have placed caches thousands of miles away from their home, but near an airport they regularly fly into, is that true?

 

 

I don't know how he did it but take a look at the caches owned by Steve (Licorice). I found one he owns in Zimbabwe, the checked out his profile and saw that he's got caches all over the world. He's got a personal web pages that has pointers to all of them at Licorice Home Page

 

Oh yeah, I've heard of that guy. Why wouldn't I, he has caches all over the world. :D Note the placement dates on all of them though, none less than 4 years old. Vacation caches have become increasingly scrutinized as the years pass by. Heck, I'll bet he didn't even get questioned on any of those 2002 placements.

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