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Urban Cache vs. Rural Cache


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@Ambrosia - I think I'm actually drooling seeing all those beautiful hide spots :huh:

 

Gorgeous country, and thanks for sharing! :huh:

 

Thanks, I love it here. :huh: Come visit sometime! :(

 

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Is that a lamppost? Even if it's not a lamppost, does it have a lamppost skirt you can lift up and hide a micro under? Cool.

 

:) It's a lamppost, but I'm pretty sure the skirt won't lift up. The cache isn't there, it's a bit further down the trail, and it's regular size. :huh:

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Its sad really, the quantity and quality of the caches here in Washington are great and the urban style caches are few and far between. We have too much beautiful landscape for the urbans I guess. I am fairly new to this (Only 27 finds so far) but the majority of what I find happens to be ammo cans or tupperware containers.

 

So if you want some good caches that are not really rural and are not really urban come to WA, and to be more specific come to the east side (haven't really been to the west looking for caches) because around Spokane there are a ton

 

99212 if you want to search

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Last time he was in Arizona, Mike Judge stayed in my guest house. Actually, it's not a house, but a '72 Chevy Impala on blocks in the yard. Then again, Mike wasn't really a guest, we just found him one morning sleeping in the car.

 

He stayed a few days, writing scripts for King of the Hill. When he left, he left one behind. All the windows are busted out of the Impala (target practice--gotta keep sharp) and the rain ruined the pages. But from the legible part I could tell it was about our activity:

 

BOBBY: Dad, there's this thing on the internet called "Geocaching."

HANK (reading screen): Looks great, son. I've been hoping you'd develop an interest in the great outdoors. You'll need boots and a canteen...

BOBBY: Uh, Dad?

HANK: Says here there's one on a trail near McMaynerberry.

BOBBY: Dad, we don't need boots. They're not only on trails. There's one in the parking lot at the Mega-Lo Mart and another by the dumpster behind the ice cream store.

HANK: Now what kind of jackass would put a "Geocache" in the Mega-Lo Mart parking lot? Bobby, I'll buy you a GPS, but we're not skulking around parking lots and dumpsters.

BOBBY (sighing): Yes, Dad.

 

Been hoping that Mike rewrote the script and that they'd produce the show. He won't take my calls, so I posted the script fragment in a log on this cache. I'd love to hear Peggy say "Geoescondite, Ole!"

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This is a good topic. When traveling to an area far from home it is hard to get to the rural caches. You may not have a 4 x 4 to get there, or not knowing the back country it might not be safe to go there alone. That's were urban caches come in handy. BUT NOT the ones in parking lots. Urban caches w/a nice view, or near something really worth seeing like a beach, or nice park are what I like.

 

Now for me I've hidden 80 caches on the island of O`ahu, Hawai`i. 90% are in the boonies, but they are well worth the hike. You'll get some history, see a great view, or perhaps see a really dark place. My favorite caches now are my "Entrance to the Underworld" caches. These are NOT in caves, but man made tunnels.

 

Here is a link to one. You get wet feet, and need a flashlight. After entering the tunnel and making a 90 degree turn you have no daylight, but you hear running water. Hmmmmmmmm what is ahead besides the cache?????????????

 

The Underworld

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Filter what you don't want to search for :D

 

 

Kohavis, no need to post a screen shot to make the silly "filter all micros" point. :grin:

 

Who hates all micros? Who filters them all out? No one I know of. C'mon now, if you think that's the solution, you haven't been paying one bit of attention to what most of the alleged "micro haters" are saying.

No, but he has a starting point. I think that Clan Riffster uses a method that starts this way and returns great happiness to him. (If it isn't CR, I apologize and will look for the link.)

 

Either way, it isn't too hard to identify those urban ones that Vinny likely won't be interested in.

 

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Really? This is a cache that I thought was fantastic. Oh, and that's a McDonalds in the center.

 

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Here is one of my all time favorite caches. Kindly explain how the sat photo is supposed to

separate these from the one in your photo.

 

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Here on Okinawa, we have urban, and we have rural. Our rural caches are in jungle, and often mountainous terrain. I enjoy both, if they've got a real point of interest nearby. Isn't that part of the reason to hide a cache somewhere?

 

If I had to make a choice, I'd pick rural though...

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This is a good topic. When traveling to an area far from home it is hard to get to the rural caches. You may not have a 4 x 4 to get there, or not knowing the back country it might not be safe to go there alone. That's were urban caches come in handy. BUT NOT the ones in parking lots. Urban caches w/a nice view, or near something really worth seeing like a beach, or nice park are what I like.

 

Agreed, whilst I enjoy finding caches in rural locations I also work and pursue other hobbies, I don't always have the time for a long hike, especially when I am travelling. I've found cool urban caches in cities like Oxford and London, that have brought me to a part of the city worth seeing and have provided interesting information on the location.

 

These sorts of hides allow cachers visiting cities to grab some finds in a different area, as long as some thought has been put into them I don't mind.

 

I've also found rural caches that in my opinion have been uninteresting, micros hidden a 5 minute walk up a footpath with no interesting information on the cache page, a quick internet search for some interesting local history for the area the cache is in would give a cache like this a bit more "purpose" and would add to the experience of finding it.

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