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gotta run
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Did some maintenance on caches today and I'm always surprised to find the way caches are hidden versus how they were originally placed.

Preaching to the choir here, but if you find a cache put 10' up a tree, don't move it down to 4' to make it easier (am I the only one who resists the temptation to put them HIGHER?). If the cache was hidden by various natural camo don't leave it in the open. Simple stuff, eh?

I now return these forums to other pressing world problems...
 
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beccaday
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Joined: 2010-09-22
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, very annoying. I found a cache in Tosa that had previously been out of our reach down near the ground on a return visit. It was disappointing, I had been looking forward to the challenge of the climb.

And on the flip side, if a cache is supposed to be a 1 or 1.5 terrain PNG, don't hide it 10 feet in the air where the shorties like me can't get them! This happened to me yesterday and I was frustrated. And on one of my caches someone did this and then I got chewed out because it wasn't appropriately rated. Not my fault when someone else rehides it that way!

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Trekkin and Birdin
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Joined: 2007-02-08
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Our pet peeve is when someone hides it to be "more winter friendly." Yes, this is Wisconsin, but for various reasons, not all caches need to be placed that way. When that's been done for us, the cache in question often goes missing.

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

some people take the idea of "re-hiding it as well or better than you found it" to a ridiculous level

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WStemple
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have one that I placed up in a tree and people feel to lazy or whatever to climb back up to replace it. If a 58 y/o CO can get his old butt up there then a 20+ cacher should not have a problem.

Next maint run. . . ZIP TIES!!
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

WStemple wrote:
Next maint run. . . ZIP TIES!!


Great idea...keeps them from simply untwisting the wire. Won't solve cutting the zip tie though. Evil or Very Mad
 
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Run N Search
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gotta_run, you hit my "pet peeve" button on this subject.

We had one of our caches thrown into a drainage culvert by a finder. One of our geocaching friends found it and alerted me to the "new" placement.

On the opposite side, one finder placed our cache in a tree 6 feet up because he "found it on the ground" (Which is where it is supposed to be) .

If we find one on the ground, that's where we put it back, unless it has a hook.

Just put it back like you found it, and hopefully, the previous finder has done the same.

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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sometimes I find a cache, and I think, "That's a stupid place to hide that cache. It would be so much better if it were over/up/in there." BUT I go ahead and replace it where and how I found it. It's not that hard.

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Todd300




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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

All depends what cache description and past logs says as well.

Let's say the attribute is winter friendly but I find it on the ground - out in the open. That is obviously not winter friendly. Depending on what's around it, I'll hide it in a winter friendly spot at the same coords, of course, and send the CO a note.
 
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