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American caches off my list....possible?

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I really dont intead to hunt over the border any time soon, yet the first whole bunch of caches on my nearest list are american...any way to get them off..short of doing them that is..lol

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crossing the border can sometimes be a big problem..you never know when youre gonna wait a loooooooong time.. and ive got two kids to drag around..or else i would have to be home for them after school and couldnt take the chance of being stopped at the border

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In response to the cacher from Texas. I have done a little caching in Upper New York (Niagara Falls and Rochester), but I also am not keen on crossing the border to cache. I found that the only way to cross the border without having my door panels pulled at is to lie about where I am going. I am 28, and my 'Geobuddy' is 24, so when we tell the Customs Officer we are going over to go hiking, we get the 'Ya right' look and immediately are under suspition. I almost wish that a memo about caching would go out to all border guards. If I could cross without having to lie, and to not have to worry about having my car ripped apart I would likely cross over frequently.

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thanks, makes sense to me. I have never been to the Canadian/Us border but I have always heard it was very easy to get across. I never new there where bottle necks at the Border. I thought it was like crossing a state line. Where everything in the next state was 33% off icon_wink.gif I have been to the Us/Mexico border and there is a huge delay there so I think I got some what of a grasp of what your Talking about. But just an FYI Americans like to be done to. LOL icon_biggrin.gif

 

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[This message was edited by manuelcasi on October 12, 2002 at 05:03 PM.]

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For awhile, I had to do Americans if I wanted to Geocache. I've never had a problem crossing the border. Thankfully, Canadians have really caught on to this hobby and I don't have to cross the border but go anyways. I find if you go before 10 am, there's no lineup and the customs agents seem to be more relaxed. I used to say "going for gas" as my reason for entering the US but once I told the truth and said "going Geocaching". The agent gave me a funny look and waved me through without a second question. I found that kind of unusual.

 

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To answer the original question I think the only way would be to spring for the membership cost and then use the pocket query system. You can tell it to only list Ontario caches within a specified distance of your home coordinates up to a total of 500 caches.

Cheers, Olar

 

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My wife, dog and I have crossed the border to geocache in NY state several times; have had no problems at the border, and have logged several excellent cache finds there. Why not try it once to see for yourself?

 

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binthair (from Ottawa, Ontario)

 

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