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You could put each cache of a series into a bookmark list and then create a PQ for that bookmark list. The map of that PQ will then show just the caches in the series that you’ve book-marked.
Garmin are very good about replacing damaged or non-working gps units at a reduction of the price one would pay for a new one.
We’ve had people ask if they can log a find on our caches up trees cause they could see it! They have been told their name must be signed in the log.
Occasionally CO’s do say to go ahead and log a find on a cache that is definitely missing and you’ve shown you were in the right place and had found the empty hole or whatever.
We’ve have let people have finds very occasionally when there’s been a problem with a cache and we know for certain they’ve been to the right place. We’ve also been given finds occasionally for the same reason. Only very special circumstances though.
But we have never been given a find because we were afraid of the cows or gorse or were not fit enough to find it. If those circumstances arose we’d go home and try again another day! We wouldn’t allow a find under those circumstances either.
We’re not that difficult to please. Today we found seventeen caches and gave favourite points to these seven:- GC3EDKX, GC36N7X, GC3K4VT, GC466XF, GC3RZNE, GC3YE1B, GC47EEX. All excellent hides.
Dave, you may list Archived Caches that are still in situ but they will NOT qualify anyone for “Re-awakening”! That is stated in the cache description.
We often don’t bother to pick up TBs but occasionally we do. No real rhyme or reason why one gets taken and another doesn’t. It certainly doesn’t mean we didn’t visit the cache that still has one in after we’ve been there!
Don’t make a habit of reading every paper log but sometimes check, like dartymoor, if there’s a doubt. Also, like dartymoor, have deleted logs of people who have logged twice and not removed one when I’ve contacted them.
Also people who’ve logged a find but written a log saying they didn’t find it. Usually this is an honest mistake – have done it ourselves but always noticed and deleted without being told by CO.
The offending logs on Joy of Caching are by people who actually admit to not signing the log so no checking is neccessary.
The peculiarity to total/unique being genuinely different is for those who go after “Ye Olde Survey Monuments” caches which are virtuals which move but always have the same GC number. There is even a league table for those who have logged multiple finds on it/them!
If I was the CO I would delete the logs of those who didn’t sign the log.
It seems SM is not the only CO who finds his own caches just before archiving them!
Oh – I do know SM has stopped doing it!
As a matter of interest “Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway – 24B” has had 374 finds, “Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway – 00” has had 361 finds and “Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway – 14” 296 finds. On the other hand “Kneeset Triangle – Bonus” has had only 6 finds. Of course it’s all about the numbers!
Thinking of changing our “DNF” to a “Found” if those “Founds” that are obviously “DNFs” are not deleted!
We’ve contacted Jerry directly to say we’ll adopt “The Sky at Night” if he still wants us to.
My ideal circuit would be flat and have caches every 161 metres!
Sense of humour failure?
I have heard of people who find caches but don’t log them. They are the only ones who can truly say that it’s not about the numbers!
So no credit for hiding caches.
How are the rankings calculated?
If you decide to attempt our puzzles – mainly on Roborough Down – they have all got geocheck on them but if you get stuck please feel free to contact us for hints/help. If your kids like solving puzzles they should be able to do quite a few of them!June 13, 2012 at 6:35 am in reply to: Should We Log a Find on a Puzzle We Haven't Solved? #1170
I agree with Muddypuddles but it is always nice if people say thank you in their log to anyone who has helped them be it the CO or a caching friend or sometimes even a friend or relation who does not cache.
Off topic but – it would be nice if everyone said thank you for the cache itself. It’s amazing how many people don’t!
Incidentally, Hobo’s views are not necessarily those of the management!!!
My comment yesterday on one of your other forums was “Do munzees have containers?” I understood you just find the bar code and read it if you happen to have the right app on your smart phone.
Do munzees have containers?
Dave – for some reason the cache descriptions of Myths and Legends still say they are owned by the Cantor Clan – no mention of having been adopted but perhaps you haven’t changed that yet! – but if you click on the Cantor Clan it takes you to your profile! Very confusing for anyone who doesn’t know what’s going on!!!
It will be nice to know they are up and running properly when you’ve had time to sort them out.
We will look forward to completing this series in the future.
The only one of our own caches that we have found is one that we had found before adopting it.
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3FTT3 reviewed by reviewer from Iowa.
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3FTRK reviewed by reviewer from Quebec and ours http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3FW2C by German reviewer.
A couple of others by a reviewer from Portugal.
UK Reviewers are “on strike”!!!
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Our latest was reviewed by a German Reviewer – Geo-imp!
Part of our comment was “Found even though it was like searching for a needle in a haystack!”
It is also only rated 1 for terrain – I don’t think it was wheelchair accessible!
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When it comes to difficulty it is not only time looking for the actual cache that needs to be taken into account. Sometimes there is a puzzle that takes days rather than minutes. Sometimes it also takes some time to work out how to actually reach the location and where to park.
GC1DJ67 Miss’ Mathematical Mystery Tour – 02 has not been found since 15th March 2011 – just in case anyone is interested!
Not quite true in this case as it comes after VWXY but before Z!!!
Look at GC13EJ0
I often look at archived caches to see what problem has befallen them.
Sometimes it’s ones we’ve previously found and I think “What a shame. I wonder what happened to that?” or “I’m not surprised that one’s gone”.
Other times it’s ones we’ve not found and I think “That one didn’t last long. I wonder why?”.
So although not specifically checking up on anybody one does notice things!
Copy and paste the co-ordinates of a cache into google maps. I’ve often done that anyway to use street view to look for parking and footpath signs.
I would like to make two observations.
I don’t see the point of publishing a Challenge Cache that CANNOT currently be achieved.
It is not the first time the reviewer has published a cache and then found it was not adhering to the rules. It has happened to us as well.
So does this mean we, rather than Muddypuddles, can claim the FTF – Hobo having found this particular cache yesterday?
Yes it does place it in the corrected place in a PQ. Very useful!
I love puzzle caches – although I do give up if they are too hard!
Sometimes re-visiting them after a while helps to solve the difficult ones.
No wonder they manage to “Find” thousands in a day!
It is also NOT a find if the intention is for you to climb a tree, cross a river or puzzle how to open the container. Seeing the cache is not good enough in these circumstances.
I agree that if the log is too wet or the nano has seized up and is impossible to open then it’s valid to claim a find. No pencil is more questionable – although usually accepted – as all cachers should carry a writing implement!
Cache owners are sometimes very grateful if a missing cache is replaced by someone looking and not finding – provided it really is missing. I think it has to be a cache with a very clear description of where it is meant to be so that there can be no mistake that it is really missing and that the replacement is in the correct place!
Our cache GC1DJ6Q “Miss’ Mathematical Mystery Tour – 05” hasn’t been found since last 20th February – so if no one finds it in the next two months it will become eligible. Similarly MMMT – 02 will become eligible in March. I think the problem is not so much how to find eligible caches as how to find ones that one hasn’t done – especially when you’ve found several thousand caches! My method of finding suitable ones was to look at nearest caches that we hadn’t found from our profile and trawl through looking at the right hand column for ones that hadn’t been found since 2010. It takes time but is not an impossible task!
Off topic – but yes it is!