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I'm trying to figure out how can I search for caches of a certain Type (virtual, regular..etc..) and/or rating. So far I could only do it by zipcode or location.


 

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I do this kind of search all the time when I go to a different city on a business trip. I print out a page using the zip code of my hotel or using the city name as the search focus. I then go down the list and strike out those that don't appeal to me. Virtuals don't appeal to me, so I pass over those. If I can only cache for an hour or two after work the multicaches with a lot of terrain difficulty regretfully are passed over too. I don't like drive by caches, so the 1/1 rated physical caches are scratched off.

 

Then I go take a closer look at the cache pages of those that are left and select the caches that appeal to me.

 

Since it's all based on location that's how I do it.

 

I guess if you were interested in all caches placed near dams or bridges, or whatever, you could do a keyword search. But then you'd get caches all over the country, which isn't of much use.

 

~erik~

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...so the 1/1 rated physical caches are scratched off.

 

I thought this at one time, but since so many hiders are clueless about how to rate their caches, I've found some very interesting "1/1's". I've also found 2/2's that amounted to little more than a drive by, so I've learned to disregard the ratings, or at least take them with a grain of salt.

 

"You can only protect your liberties in this world, by protecting the other man's freedom. "You can only be free if I am" -Clarence Darrow

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I thought this at one time, but since so many hiders are clueless about how to rate their caches, I've found some very interesting "1/1's". I've also found 2/2's that amounted to little more than a drive by, so I've learned to disregard the ratings, or at least take them with a grain of salt.

 

I agree, what one person feels is a 1/1 another may feel it is a 3/3 and so the rating system is really flawed. I never even pay attention to the ratings. I read what others have posted and look for clues as to how difficult (or easy) the cache may really be.

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