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Several caches I did find and log may meet a new way of counting caches. I will explain. I have several time found a cache container which is small and petite (okay redundant). I found those caches and look for a place to place them  once the log is removed so  I can sign the log; but there is little space to place the container parts. In the process the parts get knocked down, blown down or just fall down into most often tall grass or weeds. Then I need to look again for the container, usually taking longer  than the initial find.

 

So I need to find the container twice in order to sign the log and return it. I can think of several that meet that criteria. In case you cannot tell I am not serious.

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Well, I can relate to your issue.  Fortunately I carry a couple grabbers with me to retrieve those pesky elusive cache parts.  It would be appropriate to include your misadventures in the log, thereby making it much more interesting than the typical TFTC.  It might even cause a chuckle when I do the same thing after you do (assuming we were to have that experience on the same cache).  And, of course, I'm serious, in case you cannot tell.

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1 hour ago, Jayeffel said:

So I need to find the container twice in order to sign the log and return it.

BTDTGTTS

 

One in particular was a brown blinker that blended in nicely on the rusty metal pole it was attached to. After I signed the scroll and was ready to return the blinker to its hiding spot, my hand bumped a plastic stake that marked a utility line of some sort. The plastic stake catapulted the blinker out of my hand and into the dead leaves and mulch that covered the ground. It turns out that brown blinkers blend in nicely with dead leaves and mulch too. It took me much longer to find it the second time.

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11 hours ago, Jayeffel said:

Several caches I did find and log may meet a new way of counting caches. I will explain. I have several time found a cache container which is small and petite (okay redundant). I found those caches and look for a place to place them  once the log is removed so  I can sign the log; but there is little space to place the container parts. In the process the parts get knocked down, blown down or just fall down into most often tall grass or weeds. Then I need to look again for the container, usually taking longer  than the initial find.

 

So I need to find the container twice in order to sign the log and return it. I can think of several that meet that criteria. In case you cannot tell I am not serious.

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This has happened to me several times. I've had many laughs after being contacted by someone who dropped a cache I had hidden and couldn't find it! My favorite was when one of the locals called to tell me what she looked like on her hands and knees in the grass next to a busy street, rubbing her hands all over the grass looking for a nano that she dropped. After I died laughing, I raced over to take a photo so she could have it as a memento. I told her from the get-go to not worry about it, that we'd just replace it! 

 

I'm sure we have all done something like this!

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3 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

I'm sure we have all done something like this!

 

I certainly have. There have been a couple of occasions when I've been doing tree-fishing caches, only to catch the pole on a branch on the way down causing the cache to fling off the hook and land in long grass where it took an age to find it again.

 

But my best effort was in 2019 with a special Geocaching NSW trackable at one of my caches where, in setting it up for a photo sitting on top of the locomotive cache, a gust of wind caught it and carried it over the side of the cliff.

 

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It took me the best part of an hour to make my way around and down to the bottom and then, just as I'd almost given up hope of finding it, I walked out along a ledge and nearly stepped on it. That trackable is still in circulation so just as well I made the effort to retrieve it.

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