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I guess, someone didn't understand the difference between  "leave a log"  and "log on a leaf"  :)

 

 

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03/22/2018

After reading the logs, I brought a bison and zip-tied it next to the original zip-tie. I forgot to sign the log. Oh well. TFTC

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03/19/2018

Found the Split ring as well.. took a ride here earlier today, it took about 20 minutes, as i love these small “parks” in urban areas. Didnt have a new tube for you. Might have been muggled.

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02/02/2018
Also found a split ring and green zip tie didn't have any extra Bisons on me sorry. 
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01/14/2018

What we found was a green zip tie with a split ring...no container. You might want to stop by! Thanks !! 

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10/04/2017

As others, found cache clip and strap. Couldn't sign missing log.

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09/25/2017

Found strap - bison tube is missing.

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09/25/2017

Found connector, but cache was missing. 

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06/17/2017

I am logging this as a "found". I hope you agree. I found the plastic strap and O ring but the container was missing. TFTH

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06/08/2017

Found the tie & ring but bison is missing. Tftc

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Found it 07/03/2019 (Found 8628)

 

We had loaded our caches in our GPS before this was disabled. We found where the cache should have been by the hint and left a signed piece of paper, we hope this is OK for logging purposes.

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I think I edited out any giveaways. German and Dutch are not my language.

 

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04/03/2019

Die Dose fehlt anscheinend, das Versteck ist jedoch gut finden könnenicon_smile_wink.gif Da wir auf Besuch in xxxx sind, loggen per Foto.

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04/03/2019

Alles akribisch abgesucht,,, wir erlauben uns nen Fotolog! xxxxxxxx wird das Bild posten.

TFTC!

 

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04/03/2019

Leider weg

 
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04/03/2019

Der scheint weg zu sein 😕

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03/03/2019

Dieser Geocacher hat gemeldet, dass der Cache evtl. verschwunden ist.

 
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03/03/2019

Auch wir sind hier nicht fündig geworden. Schade!

 
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03/03/2019

Nix mehr da 😕

 
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27/02/2019

Irgendwann mit xxxxx gemacht

 
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24/02/2019

Looked everywhere, no sign of it

 
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23/02/2019

Leider nicht gefunden

 
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23/02/2019

Leider nicht gefunden, trotzdem viele Grüße aus xxxxxxx

 

 
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23/02/2019

Hier gab es heute für uns nichts zu holen.
Ist der Cache wirklich noch vor Ort???

 
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22/02/2019

Beruflich ein paar Tage in xxxx! Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit noch ein wenig cachen. icon_smile_big.gif
DFDC

 
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22/02/2019

Hier ist definitiv nichts mehr zu finden.

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21/02/2019

Schon vor Jahren gefunden, anlässlich der großartigen Miss Saigon nochmal besucht und damit wieder ein paar Meilen für einige Reisende generiert. Nochmal TFTC.

 
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21/02/2019

Deze geocacher heeft gemeld dat de cache weg zou kunnen zijn.

 
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21/02/2019

Goed gekeken, maar helaas niet gevonden ondanks de duidelijke hint. Misschien verdwenen?

 

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I realize the importance of preserving the spirit of geocaching, but I would not get bent out of shape over people marking geocaches as found that were not found. The placement of geocaches are for the fun of geocachers. People rob themselves of fun if they do not really find the geocaches. If people want to tout their numbers without earning it, they have to live with that on their consciences. 

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4 minutes ago, rdrayeriii said:

I realize the importance of preserving the spirit of geocaching, but I would not get bent out of shape over people marking geocaches as found that were not found. The placement of geocaches are for the fun of geocachers. People rob themselves of fun if they do not really find the geocaches. If people want to tout their numbers without earning it, they have to live with that on their consciences. 

Veering OT in this thread, but...

I have two 5T caches left. 

People work hard for the "smiley" on those caches.  Fakers lack of principles is disrespectful to those people who accomplished them.

I delete their finds.

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On 3/12/2019 at 2:54 PM, cerberus1 said:

Veering OT in this thread, but...

I have two 5T caches left. 

People work hard for the "smiley" on those caches.  Fakers lack of principles is disrespectful to those people who accomplished them.

I delete their finds.

Our team loves the high terrain caches; we have enjoyed cerberus1's caches over the years.  (On our last cerberus1 cache, one of the folks with us climbed the rope with knots... hard core.  Lazy me just frogged it.  See my log for pics,  https://coord.info/GC35JZH.)

 

For us, it isn't just the actual caching experience (kayaking, rope work, etc.), we also enjoy sharing the adventure with others, including the CO.  It's partially respect for the effort the CO puts into a high terrain cache, but it is also to encourage others to enjoy the cache, and to document our fun in a way that we can go back in the future and revisit the experience.

 

My sense it that if people aren't documenting their adventure via their logs, either they aren't wired the same way as we are, they didn't enjoy the cache or thought the cache wasn't worth the additional effort, or they are too absorbed in the "numbers thing" and just want to move on to the next smiley.

 

Too each his/her own.

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From the screenshot it wasn't hard to find the cache page - oops. It was last found on the 26th of January (this year), those four are the only recent DNFs and there are no outstanding NMs. One of the DNFs, according to Google translate, said there was too much snow, one didn't say anything except for a yellow emoji and another said they could only search for a short time while changing means of transport on the way home from a business meeting. Under the circumstances I'd be willing to give that finder (and the CO) the benefit of the doubt.

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1 hour ago, barefootjeff said:

Under the circumstances I'd be willing to give that finder (and the CO) the benefit of the doubt.

I understand your point of view. The reviewer on the other hand seems to have no boubt.

I stoped there, looked up the listing, saw the logs and headed straight for the restaurant. Wouldn´t give it a shot over the current log´s.

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@DerDiedler, @barefootjeff, you might want to trim out the screen cap - runs contrary to how this thread has been kept alive since 2004:

 

On 3/12/2004 at 7:10 PM, Jamie Z said:

Let's not start a debate, or accuse people of cheating or any of that. No names, no links, just the log.

 

(emphasis added)

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On 1/24/2019 at 3:26 AM, colleda said:

"Can you imagine our surprise when we visited the cache site today to install the new container and found the "original" container intact and sitting exactly where it is supposed to be!..."

 

A case here for deleting the "Found It" log?

Not necessarily.  When you find a lid or anything that appears to be part of an old cache, you usually don't keep searching.  If the cacher believed she had found it, she'd have no reason to keep looking...but if the dummy lid had not been there, she may very well have searched a bit longer and found the original one.

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On 2/17/2019 at 2:49 AM, colleda said:

I had my fingers and my eyes everywhere where the spoiler pictures shows. But nothing to find ☹️. So, I attach an image as log.

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"I didn't actually find this, but here's a photo to show you that I was near it.  That counts, right?"

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52 minutes ago, Ageleni said:

"I didn't actually find this, but here's a photo to show you that I was near it.  That counts, right?" 

:laughing: Um...No!

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On 3/24/2019 at 7:28 PM, Ageleni said:

"I didn't actually find this, but here's a photo to show you that I was near it.  That counts, right?"

Close only counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades.

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Found itFound it

 

Found the stone and piece of wood. Have sent pic to CO. Tftc

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That´s just a selection of the worst. But finally a reviewer ended this tragedy.

 

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31 Mar 19

This geocacher reported that the container is damaged.

 
 
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31 Mar 19

Container is damaged and current log is in danger of going missing

 
 
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31 Mar 19

Thanks for the fun hide! This cache is not in the place referenced by the hint. It actually is in danger of going completely missing. Since the container is damaged and not magnetic anymore. Look in the area of the hint, and you will find it. CO should replace container ASAP. Log is completely soaked.

Iceland is so pretty! Cheers from the USA

 
 
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29 Mar 19

Cache is not here

 

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29 Mar 19

No maintenance (except throwndowns) and a CO (from the UK) who's not been on the GC website since November 2017. Maybe it's better to archive this cache so someone who can maintain the cache can place a new one.

 

 
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28 Mar 19

Obvious spot, is gone.

 
 
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28 Mar 19

Cache container is gone

 

 

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28 Mar 19

Found the wright spot but the cache is gone.

 

 
 
Found it Found it
26 Mar 19

Second Iceland cache - woo hooo! Here celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and hoping to see some Northern Lights. 😍 Signed a very wet log under some rocks at the coordinates. Cool sculpture! TNLNSL TFTC ❤️

 

 
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26 Mar 19

Found it. Cool monument.

 
 
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25 Mar 19

We could not find a magnetic tube but there was a plastic bag with a kind of loogbook. Might nerd some maintenance .

Tftc

 

 
 
Found it Found it
24 Mar 19

The cache is gone but somebody already placed a tiny plastic bag underneath, under some stones. Greetings from Italy

 

 

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19 Mar 19

Cache is gone. But pretty sculpture

 
 
Found it Found it
18 Mar 19

 

Together with Merlin55 the first time on Iceland! Such beautiful island to relax and enjoy the landscape.
Thanks for showing us these nice place and for the cache.

 

 

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18 Mar 19

Hey!

Almost at the end of exploring Reykjavik "Estrella85" and I visited the Sólfar - sculpture. And we've also had a look for the geocache, but we could just find a prvisoric logbook.
TFTC!
See you...

 

on4bam

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18 Mar 19

Cache is gone and can NOT be logged.

 

 
 
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17 Mar 19

Nice artwork! Thanks for the cache, the container was missing.

 

   

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16 Mar 19

Found log, but container is missing RAMS

 

 
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14 Mar 19
 
 
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14 Mar 19
My second trip to this wonderful country, the first time in winter, wanting to see the aurora.

And of course with the desire to make a few caches, althoughalthough in an organized trip you can't look for much.

Not all of cache were found, sometimes due to lack of time, other times because the snow covered it.

I enjoyed the trip again a lot.

Thanks for hiding.

on4bam

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14 Mar 19

No idea what others "found" here, The cache is missing.

 

 
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14 Mar 19

This geocacher reported that the container is damaged.

 

 
How long will it take a reviewer to step in? :ph34r:
 

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As per logs from other cachers, this is a strange one. Thanks for bringing me here.

 
 

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Found the gc tag as others have. Looked around for any physical sign of the cache to no avail. Marking as a find, unless I'm totally in the wrong and I'm missing it.

 
 

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Found a tag in a tree, not sure if I just missed the cache or it was removed

 
 

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Found a Tag in the tree, apparently that's not the cache. I'll be back.

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maybe not entirely on topic but kinda. Second log translates as:

I am very happy that I could participate in setting up a cache in a country where there is not much of it yet!
It was wonderful!

 

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another fishy one. What do you think of logs like these?

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Here I was as a part of XXXXXX some time ago. Now I have my own account and log in therefore the nice cache.
Thanks for hiding!

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6 hours ago, DerDiedler said:

another fishy one. What do you think of logs like these?

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Here I was as a part of XXXXXX some time ago. Now I have my own account and log in therefore the nice cache.
Thanks for hiding!

 

Could be legitimate.  Of course a CO who wants to rigorously audit the logs might need to look up the earlier log, etc. But if the CO knows these local cachers, then it may be clear to all that this is valid.

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7 hours ago, DerDiedler said:

another fishy one. What do you think of logs like these?

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Here I was as a part of XXXXXX some time ago. Now I have my own account and log in therefore the nice cache.
Thanks for hiding!

 

We know many families whose kids break away and start their own account.    :)

We also know a few couples who divorced and one or both started their own account.

 -  Most back-dated caches they've found when with the family.  

I believe that's why the site doesn't automatically lock caches when archived as well.   It's done that often.

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02/23/2019

I took a road trip today on an ---name of state--- county run trying to gather the last 7 counties needed to complete The Great ---name of state--- Challenge. Thanks for placing this cache and taking me here but the cache was gone. I replaced the cache in the fashion the hint explained but higher (magnetic). If the co doesn't wish for me to do this a deletion of my log is fine. I'm only try to help me, the co and others enjoy the area more.

 

"I'm only try to help me," LOL

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In fact, what they "found" was actually a piece of litter that a couple of other people have been initially fooled by, so not only is it a Found-It = Didn't-Find-It, it's also a needless NM to boot.

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GC1ZFZM

 

This one is remarkable in the sheer volume of visits it gets, and smileys that it continues to get without anyone signing a log. You can really get a sense of what % of cachers log the smiley vs a frowny or NM.

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1 hour ago, Korichnovui said:

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This one is remarkable in the sheer volume of visits it gets, and smileys that it continues to get without anyone signing a log. You can really get a sense of what % of cachers log the smiley vs a frowny or NM.

A virtual by default?? Time it was archived.

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2 minutes ago, colleda said:

A virtual by default?? Time it was archived.

700 finds per year.... and a micro, would need a very diligent CO for maintenance.....

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6 hours ago, Korichnovui said:

GC1ZFZM

 

This one is remarkable in the sheer volume of visits it gets, and smileys that it continues to get without anyone signing a log. You can really get a sense of what % of cachers log the smiley vs a frowny or NM.

 

Gee, we had no problem finding that, and signing the log.  Of course, that was almost ten years ago...

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Spotted on a rather high profile cache that is sure to draw some attention from the CO.  Am curious as to how long it stands.

 

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The app won't remove the getting started screen unless I find 3 caches. That's really annoying. I'm going to try and find this cache 3 times and hope that resolves the issue. Attempt #1.

 

(I don't think it worked.)

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On 4/2/2019 at 12:22 PM, on4bam said:
How long will it take a reviewer to step in? :ph34r:
 

 

You've raised the issue to the reviewer.  Until such time as you become the reaper reviewer for Iceland, you've done what you can.  Move on to the next one.

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WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPERMAN,

 

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er sorry, REAPER REVIEWER ...

 

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22 hours ago, hzoi said:

 

You've raised the issue to the reviewer.  Until such time as you become the reaper reviewer for Iceland, you've done what you can.  Move on to the next one.

And another NA but still no reviewer intervention

 

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There is a cache near my house that I have been unable to find.  I tried messaging the CO repeatedly and they have not responded.  Then, recently, there were notes of 3 "Finds", but when I read the comments, they were clearly "Not Finds".  Frustrating.  The last "find" is a photo of something else, but no log.

 

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5 hours ago, boyfester said:

There is a cache near my house that I have been unable to find.  I tried messaging the CO repeatedly and they have not responded.  Then, recently, there were notes of 3 "Finds", but when I read the comments, they were clearly "Not Finds".  Frustrating.  The last "find" is a photo of something else, but no log.

 

 

Have you posted a Needs Maintenance (err, flag that something is wrong with the cache)?

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Yes, post a needs maintenance, then a month after the NM, post a needs archived.

 

Of course, if there is already a needs maintenance outstanding and it's a month old already, go straight to the NA.

 

 

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On 4/21/2019 at 5:44 AM, CHEZRASCALS said:

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It will be deleted

 

 

What is the terrain rating?

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15 hours ago, Goldenwattle said:

What is the terrain rating?

 

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6 hours ago, CHEZRASCALS said:

 

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Delete, nice try but I'd call that a fail.

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Fair enough, delete.

I was checking though, as some people mark ALL their terrains 1.5 or less (not you obviously :)), no matter what the reality.

Some of the low marked terrains I have not returned to their hides, because I couldn't physically manage it, and with a low rating it's not something I should be expected to. An example, a 1T rating for a cache high in the rafters of a building. After getting it down with a long stick and then finding I couldn't physically return it (nothing to stand on, or climb on), I left that cache at ground level, and wrote in my log I replaced the cache to match its rating. The next finder wrote they agreed with me.

Yours is marked correctly though, so they should be expected to return it to it's hide.

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05/07/2019

Dnf

  
 

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No geocache was found but hook was there

 
 

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04/27/2019

Thanks 

  
 

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Found the hook and twine but cache is gone

  
 

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Found it

   
 

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DNF

  
 

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Neat location but no find.

 
 

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Found the area but not the cache

 
 

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Follow the hook but the Geocache was gone believe it was taken and just left the hooks there

 
 

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Mon: No log = no smiley. This is what the guidelines say. Don't tell me that "the game is for fun". 

Tue: I cannot find this cache. Did I make any mistake? The previous geocacher boasted it was easy.

Wed: Once again, no luck. The previous geocacher said he found this cache in a minute.

Thu: I didn't find this one too! The previous geocacher claimed his find after 5 DNFs in a row...

Fri: There's a construction site at the GZ! Everything has been destroyed and fenced! Nevertheless the previous geocacher found the cache! He must be a damned magician!

Sat: Or...

Sun: The terrain is 5 and I lack any equipment. However, the game is not about having equipment, it's for fun, right? "#3004, it was easy, TFTC" :) 

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Logging a virtual photo find as this will be my only geocache find in Indonesia despite spending two weeks here

 
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A quick find left a replacement container

 
 

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Needs replacing. 

 
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Dnf

 
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Missing

 
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No longer there :(

  
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05/10/2018

Look where it was said to be. Even where someone else pictured it to be. It's missing 

 
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05/09/2018

Happened to be in the area and thought I’d double check and it’s definitely gone...

 
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04/29/2018

Nothing was there.

 

 

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I asked CO for logging permission because I think the original cache is gone, but I found what I believe it used to be based on the hint. There is no stick, band, or 35mm container at the location anymore. I signed a small piece of wood and left it in a hiding spot. 

 

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Found it 07/27/2014 phonyfinder found 27.gifBM1234    

LATE LOG. I didn't find this benchmark myself, but some friends found it. It was a Nice day On [this mountain], the day I climbed it, and it started to get sunny right at the peak.

TFTF

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