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Adopting a Cache


Merlin-K

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To adopt a cache, you need to have the cache owner's permission, and visit this page:

http://www.geocaching.com/adopt/

 

The owner would visit that page first, and enter the GC number of the cache they want to adopt out to you, and fill out the form from there.

 

Then you would visit the page, enter the same GC number, and follow the directions from there.

 

Best of luck! It might be difficult since you can't get ahold of the cache owner. Are they still an active member?

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You cannot adopt a cache listing without owner permission. You can allow the thing to die a natural death and then replace it as a new listing.

 

I do not recommended maintaining the container of an owner-less cache. There are certain things that only an cache owner can address, bogus logs, responding to cachers and land owners, etc. You aren't doing anyone a favor by maintaining the ghost of a previous owner.

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You cannot adopt a cache listing without owner permission. You can allow the thing to die a natural death and then replace it as a new listing.

 

I do not recommended maintaining the container of an owner-less cache. There are certain things that only an cache owner can address, bogus logs, responding to cachers and land owners, etc. You aren't doing anyone a favor by maintaining the ghost of a previous owner.

 

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I have been at this for going on 6 years, and I still have yet to understand the infatuation with cache adoption. With the very rare exception of a few classic or historic caches, if a cache is dead, let it rest in peace. Cache adoption is 1% gold and 99% lame. Please be sure that you're going for the gold.

 

Them's my thoughts. I'm sure others will differ.

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There was a cache in my neighborhood that I would do some upkeep to from time to time. The CO suggested that I adopt it as it was closer to me than where he lived. It wasn't in danger of getting archived or anything, we just did it as a matter of convenience. We kept both our names on it though I'm the 'official' owner now.

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I am certainly not going to do any work on it while it belongs to someone else. The reason I would like to adopt it is because of its location. Visiting it takes cachers somewhere they wouldn't have gone before and reveals on old canal route, now disused, as well as the reason behind the title. Having found this one I think it would be a nice start to a series creating a pleasant walk. Does the 0.1 mile rule still apply if a cache is archived?

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I am certainly not going to do any work on it while it belongs to someone else. The reason I would like to adopt it is because of its location. Visiting it takes cachers somewhere they wouldn't have gone before and reveals on old canal route, now disused, as well as the reason behind the title. Having found this one I think it would be a nice start to a series creating a pleasant walk. Does the 0.1 mile rule still apply if a cache is archived?

 

If the old cache is archived you can place the new one in the exact same spot if you want. Archived means the cache no longer exists. Disabled is different. If the cache was only disabled, then the .1 mile rule still applies.

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