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A SoCal cacher pointed me to a new power trail that was just published, looks like ~500 caches every .1 of a mile along a stretch of road north of I-15. (Ironically enough at least part of that stretch is called Powerline Road). I've attached a partial image; I couldn't get the whole trail in the frame without exceeding the 500 cache limit.

 

I don't know the whys or wherefores, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a new announcement of 500+ caches found in 24 hours to come along any day now.

 

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A SoCal cacher pointed me to a new power trail that was just published, looks like ~500 caches every .1 of a mile along a stretch of road north of I-15. (Ironically enough at least part of that stretch is called Powerline Road). I've attached a partial image; I couldn't get the whole trail in the frame without exceeding the 500 cache limit.

 

I don't know the whys or wherefores, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a new announcement of 500+ caches found in 24 hours to come along any day now.

 

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Holy COW!!! Can you provide the GC# of one of the caches in the chain?

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Holy COW!!! Can you provide the GC# of one of the caches in the chain?

GC24KMR looks to be one of the two caches at the beginning (or end?) of the trail, right up against the border.

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I hope they're maintained. <_<:)

 

Edit - looks like they're placed by a sock puppet account. Yikes!

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I hope they're maintained. <_<:)

Edit - looks like they're placed by a sock puppet account. Yikes!

MOOSE MOB!!! :D Edited by knowschad

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I don't think it will be my summer road trip target, but one of these days.... <_<

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I know what I am doing next weekend!

 

edit to add: Based on the cache names, I will be referring to it as "Trail of the Gods" or something similar.

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One of these days I'm going to purge the Oregon. do a PQ on just this area, and make the 4 hour drive up and make a weekend of it. There is even a nice hotel in Primm, so camping isn't even required! I drive past here 2-3 times a year, and always wanted to hit this stockpile, but timing prevents it. Two weeks ago I was very tempted on my way home from skiing though...

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Based on the guy's hides, there's 535 hides there. But I don't see the point of them. Why would you want to spend an entire day finding a cache every 528 feet? It seems silly.

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Based on the guy's hides, there's 535 hides there. But I don't see the point of them. Why would you want to spend an entire day finding a cache every 528 feet? It seems silly.

 

Some people like finding lots of caches in a day. Others prefer a 10 mile hike to that one special one. Many others prefer something in between those two extremes. Good thing we can all find what we like at the same website.

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Based on the guy's hides, there's 535 hides there. But I don't see the point of them. Why would you want to spend an entire day finding a cache every 528 feet? It seems silly.

Actually less than that - they seem spread in a triangle pattern about 260 foot from the road in either direction.

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holly cow!...i wonder what the reviewer thought of that

 

does he/she get official recognition for the most published caches and a week paid vacation? <_<

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Who called it a Sock Puppet account?? NGA is the Nevada Geocaching Association. They have co-hosted an Event in the past with Signal and Groundspeak. I guess this is an officially sanctioned power trail.

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Yeah, geocaching is really becoming more and more challenging. This will do so much for proving what a wonderful passtime geocaching is.

 

Oh well, good thing it is still possible to find real caches in between this stuff,and I'm so happy I don't live in that area.

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Based on the guy's hides, there's 535 hides there. But I don't see the point of them. Why would you want to spend an entire day finding a cache every 528 feet? It seems silly.

 

Some people like finding lots of caches in a day. Others prefer a 10 mile hike to that one special one. Many others prefer something in between those two extremes. Good thing we can all find what we like at the same website.

 

Please don't hide a cache every 600 feet just because you can. The ultimate goals of the saturation guideline are to encourage you to seek out new places to hide caches rather than putting them in areas where caches already exist and to limit the number of caches hidden in a particular area, especially by the same hider. Groundspeak may further restrict cache listings in areas where cache saturation becomes a concern.

 

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There certainly is a shortage of film cans some where. Of course the GPSr will be reading screwy under all those power lines.

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Yeah, geocaching is really becoming more and more challenging. This will do so much for proving what a wonderful passtime geocaching is.

 

Oh well, good thing it is still possible to find real caches in between this stuff,and I'm so happy I don't live in that area.

Well, at least this is way out there on a dirt road, and not on the streets, and at least they got creative with the names.

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Who called it a Sock Puppet account?? NGA is the Nevada Geocaching Association. They have co-hosted an Event in the past with Signal and Groundspeak. I guess this is an officially sanctioned power trail.

The account just said "NGA" with no write up, but I guess you know more about it than I do. Is the group going to maintain them as a community effort? I'm surprised they're mostly micros. Yo'd think ammo cans or lock-n-locks would be easy to hide in the desert.

 

Talk about cut-n-paste logs! OMG! <_<

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Anybody have the time to run a PQ and filter it by size? I'm curious if they're all micros, smalls, or what?

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Anybody have the time to run a PQ and filter it by size? I'm curious if they're all micros, smalls, or what?

 

I would expect that they are all film cans. Anything more would be quite an expense to set up. Ammo cans or small lock'n'locks are only a dream.

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I know what I am doing next weekend!

 

edit to add: Based on the cache names, I will be referring to it as "Trail of the Gods" or something similar.

Maybe you should wait a week, for the other half to be published? I heard that the Reviewers autopublish tool has a weekly limit of 500, so they will have to either wait a week, or publish the other half manually.

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Who called it a Sock Puppet account?? NGA is the Nevada Geocaching Association. They have co-hosted an Event in the past with Signal and Groundspeak. I guess this is an officially sanctioned power trail.

The account just said "NGA" with no write up, but I guess you know more about it than I do. Is the group going to maintain them as a community effort? I'm surprised they're mostly micros. Yo'd think ammo cans or lock-n-locks would be easy to hide in the desert.

 

Talk about cut-n-paste logs! OMG! <_<

The cache linked to has two notes logged, by PhantomWSO and Mohave Rattler, both stating that they were the placement team (or at least part of it).

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Who called it a Sock Puppet account?? NGA is the Nevada Geocaching Association. They have co-hosted an Event in the past with Signal and Groundspeak. I guess this is an officially sanctioned power trail.

The account just said "NGA" with no write up, but I guess you know more about it than I do. Is the group going to maintain them as a community effort? I'm surprised they're mostly micros. Yo'd think ammo cans or lock-n-locks would be easy to hide in the desert.

 

Talk about cut-n-paste logs! OMG! <_<

If you look at tha Cache pages, they all have the NGA Logo...when you look at the owned Caches by the account, they have a Garmin/Groundspeak/Signal/NGA Event listed as hosted by them.

 

I can see making a few of them regular, but most players who are interested in these power trails won't be taking the time to look through/trade for things anyway, so why bother. Also, even though this is off the paved path, there is plenty of activity in the area by off roaders, so they will stay hidden better as micro's.

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A SoCal cacher pointed me to a new power trail that was just published, looks like ~500 caches every .1 of a mile along a stretch of road north of I-15. (Ironically enough at least part of that stretch is called Powerline Road). I've attached a partial image; I couldn't get the whole trail in the frame without exceeding the 500 cache limit.

 

I don't know the whys or wherefores, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a new announcement of 500+ caches found in 24 hours to come along any day now.

 

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Almost all of those in the shorter trail along US 15 to the south of there were also placed by NGA on 3/6/2010. I wonder if they plan to continue it.

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Anybody have the time to run a PQ and filter it by size? I'm curious if they're all micros, smalls, or what?

 

just flicking through the pages i see 7 large, 1 regular, 7 small and the rest micros

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Big Yawn....

 

Kind of reminds me of the guy up in Northern CA that wanted to make a Wheelchair Accessible version of the N. CA Delorme. Lots of drama was the fallout of that ambitious effort. I can't wait to see the thread start up about how powertrails of this nature dilute the efforts of the "Purists" that do it the old fashioned way <_<

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

 

As if there are Aa) many local cachers out in the middle of the desert, and Bb) anyone there who chooses to live there for the easily accessible trails in the woods. :)

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

 

That is what ignore lists are for.

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I wonder if there is an upper limit to the ignore list feature?

I only use mine for caches that I helped hide but are owned by someone else. And those 2-3 special caches placed by someone who has now dropped out of caching.

 

Edited to add that I agree with the chadbudhound-these will likely be quite popular and make this area into a destination for many cachers. Geotourism dollars to the desert. The Prim Filling Station will be quite happy with the traffic.

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

That is what ignore lists are for.

And GSAK filters. Just filter out where owner= "NGA". But I suspect that a larger number will be doing the reverse filter.

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

 

That is what ignore lists are for.

 

Can you imagine what a colossal pain in the neck it would be to ignore 500+ caches?

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

 

That is what ignore lists are for.

 

Can you imagine what a colossal pain in the neck it would be to ignore 500+ caches?

a lot less of a pain in the neck than it must have been to hide them and work up the cache pages for them!

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Agreed, it seems like much more fun to just find them instead.

 

Not really my cup of tea. I don't think I'd have the stamina or the attention span to log them on the website.

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I feel bad for the local cachers who prefer long hikes in the woods. Now their local PQ's will be all filled up with these cache. <_<

 

As if there are Aa) many local cachers out in the middle of the desert, and Bb) anyone there who chooses to live there for the easily accessible trails in the woods. :)

Except that there are no woods within 50 miles of there.

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I wonder if there is an upper limit to the ignore list feature?

I only use mine for caches that I helped hide but are owned by someone else. And those 2-3 special caches placed by someone who has now dropped out of caching.

 

Edited to add that I agree with the chadbudhound-these will likely be quite popular and make this area into a destination for many cachers. Geotourism dollars to the desert. The Prim Filling Station will be quite happy with the traffic.

Primm is actually much more than a filling station. There are three major casino/hotels, an Outlet shopping center, and an amusement park. They even have a Starbucks. One of my favorite Caches was there, inside the welcome center that's now closed.

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Oh man, too bad I live so far away... I would love to do this trail.

 

Get a group of friends together and have a blast! <_<

 

Alone? Not so much.

I think it would make an Epic Hike, with one or two campouts along the way, or another really fun way would be on ATVs. To keep from the 500 ft stop/go, maybe to the north side on the way out, then the south side on the way back. It seems kind of arbitrary that they stopped in the middle of nowhere, maybe finishing the loop back to I-15 is in the works?

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Yeah, geocaching is really becoming more and more challenging. This will do so much for proving what a wonderful passtime geocaching is.

 

Oh well, good thing it is still possible to find real caches in between this stuff,and I'm so happy I don't live in that area.

Well, at least this is way out there on a dirt road, and not on the streets, and at least they got creative with the names.

 

I'm surprised that nobody else has mentioned this. I looked a few of the cache page listings and every one of them had "High clearance vehicle and 4WD highly recommended." I doubt the daily record would be in jeopardy from this trail. Even though there may be more caches then the trail near Denver airport I can't imagine that the terrain would allow for cache-to-cache speeds possible on paved roads. Zooming in along the path shows two parallel dirt tracks with not much else along the road. I have to wonder what kind of hides these are. If they're all film cans, if the area gets a big rain you'll probably be able to smell the mold on all the logs in Las Vegas.

 

What I don't understand is how power trails like this are allowed to be published. The guideline, as someone else posted clearly states:

 

"Please don't hide a cache every 600 feet just because you can. The ultimate goals of the saturation guideline are to encourage you to seek out new places to hide caches rather than putting them in areas where caches already exist and to limit the number of caches hidden in a particular area, especially by the same hider. Groundspeak may further restrict cache listings in areas where cache saturation becomes a concern."

 

How is this, and other power trails that have been discussed here , not a clear violation of the guideline?

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I see a bicycling cache trip as the best way to go on this trail. A motor vehicle (aside from a golf cart) would be a pain in the neck.

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Agreed, it seems like much more fun to just find them instead.

 

Not really my cup of tea. I don't think I'd have the stamina or the attention span to log them on the website.

So don't!

 

I don't. It's not a requirement, and stats are meaningless, so just go cache and have fun! <_<

 

I find them, sign them and I'm done, no record keeping, no hours spent trying to remember and log the caches.

 

And before anyone jumps in with it, no, I don't 'owe' the CO a log or anything else except my appreciation and proper treatment of his cache. :)

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I'd love to pick a spot in the middle, and add a couple more caches. We used to do that to each other in our town. You'd no sooner find them all, when you'd have to hike back out there to find that 'just one more'. <_<

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