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Am I the only one who is annoyed by all the micros, especially in locations where an ammo can could go? I know I'm new to geocaching, but hunting for a cache the size of my fingernail for twenty minutes is only "fun" for so long. Just wondering if I'm the only one and if there is a reason that half the caches in my area can't hold any treasures?

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You aren't the only one. This is one of the most common topics in the forums. I would suggest going to the Geocaching Topics forum and searching there. You should find plenty of material for your reading enjoyment. ;) Bottom line is that some people like them and some people don't. The size of the container used in any particular hide is up the the person placing the cache. If you prefer larger caches you should probably not hunt micros. There is no shortage of larger cache containers in most areas.

 

Keep having fun and don't sweat the small stuff.

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hahahah

yeah, I've been searching out the bigger ones and saving all these little guys for rainy days or something like that. I do like opening the map for the surrounding area and seeing smiley faces, so I'll have to grab them eventually. Also makes me super motivated to buy some five gallon buckets and make some four star hides ;)

 

thanks guys

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Well hopefully some day GS will get the ignore list caches not to show on the google maps. Then the solution is obvious to the casual observer.

 

Jim

 

When I was using google maps earlier, it was ignoring caches on my ignore list that where traditional caches, but all other cache types that I ignore still show up, but you can turn off those cache types individually.

 

John

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Well hopefully some day GS will get the ignore list caches not to show on the google maps. Then the solution is obvious to the casual observer.

 

Jim

 

When I was using google maps earlier, it was ignoring caches on my ignore list that where traditional caches, but all other cache types that I ignore still show up, but you can turn off those cache types individually.

 

John

 

Your right! Kewl! Now they only need to get the other ones to work.

 

Jim

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Am I the only one who is annoyed by all the micros, especially in locations where an ammo can could go? I know I'm new to geocaching, but hunting for a cache the size of my fingernail for twenty minutes is only "fun" for so long. Just wondering if I'm the only one and if there is a reason that half the caches in my area can't hold any treasures?

 

geezfools -

 

If you are looking for something bigger than a micro, go look for my cache unNATUREal (GC1TTXP)

 

...and if you don't want to do the puzzle, go look for one of my other caches Puzzle Hater Freebie 2-4-1 (GC1V1QZ), which has the final coords for the unNATUREal cache on the lid of the container.

 

I know that you have found other caches of mine in the area, so neither of them should be too far away for you to travel.

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you're evil #4 was a nice one, took me about an hour or so. Micros are growing on me, but only when they're done right. Sucks hiking into the middle of the woods for a micro, when an ammo can could go there.

 

(I was geezfools, now nwcrew) I think I have 3 FTFs from your caches, looking forward to some more, gonna try & collect them all at some point, hah

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I just had an epiphany.

 

When it comes to micros, they are fun to hide, yet not so much fun to hunt.

 

I think I have finally found the imbalance in the goecaching dimension.

Hmmm, I usually enjoy hunting micros as well as all the other sizes. Your theory is imbalanced, but a good try. :laughing:

 

Yeah, but after 20 micros in a row, how exciting is it to find a regular??

 

~LOL~

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I just had an epiphany.

 

When it comes to micros, they are fun to hide, yet not so much fun to hunt.

 

I think I have finally found the imbalance in the goecaching dimension.

Hmmm, I usually enjoy hunting micros as well as all the other sizes. Your theory is imbalanced, but a good try. :D

 

Yeah, but after 20 micros in a row, how exciting is it to find a regular??

 

~LOL~

Not exciting - TOO easy! The regular stands out like a beacon after all those little guys. :D:D

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I have to put in on this issue, although I'm sure it's all been said before elsewhere.

 

There's a nano way up on a powerpole (above my reach) in Auburn right next to a river with a huge section of forest all around it. But the cache is on the road (no sidewalk) on a powerpole. All that great large cache area, and they've chosen the powerpole. Not a fun cache. Ugly area too.

 

And micro's in the woods tend to lead to trashing of the woods. Hate that. Especially micros in the woods with no hints. Bad GPS reception for both the finder and the hider+ millions of possibilities= trashed woods.

 

The times that I do appreciate micros is when they're at lovely areas: beautiful spots, beautiful overlooks, interesting historical spots etc. where there is no room for a large cache. That is a great reason for micros.

 

But there are a lot of bad reasons for micros. Like walmart parking lots. and most guard rails.

 

Although for a good time, check out my favorite guard rail cache.

It's in Auburn called "Right Guard" Very clever!!

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Well hopefully some day GS will get the ignore list caches not to show on the google maps. Then the solution is obvious to the casual observer.

 

Jim

 

When I was using google maps earlier, it was ignoring caches on my ignore list that where traditional caches, but all other cache types that I ignore still show up, but you can turn off those cache types individually.

 

John

 

I'm a northeasterner who just popped in because I can't resist a "too many micros" thread, and I was definitely not going to comment. But all types of ignored caches are not showing up on the map for me! You had me going for a minute there, because probably 95% of the caches I ignore are parking lot micro traditionals, but I went to an area where I'm ignoring a lame unmaintained virtual, an urban multi-micro, and a nearly impossible puzzle. I don't see any of these caches there on the maps. I even temporarily ignored a multi I don't want to ignore, and it disappeared from the map on a refresh.

 

Now Wherigo I agree with. As a matter of fact, last I heard you cannot ignore them, period. That may have changed though.

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The micros don't bother me as much as the almost "Impossible" puzzles that some people post. Often after you think you have it solved, there is no way to check to see if you have it correct or not. I normally do all the traditional and Multi caches first and do as many of the puzzles as possible, which is normally NONE.

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