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seldom|seen
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Joined: 2006-12-31
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Location: Appleton, WI

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lostby7 wrote:

I'm glad there is some interest in the listings.


It's a testament to the time and effort you put into creating your Earthcaches and the knowledge of what it takes to get one of them published via Earthcache.com. Anyone whose been through the process knows that it is not as easy as publishing in GC.com. That alone makes adopting a well crafted EC look very attractive and I'm not surprised in the least by the interest in yours!

I tried getting one published for the Campout, but had to shelve it since it wasn't significantly geocentric and had more to do with the burial mounds than local geology. I have to turn the tables a bit and now I have to re-submit the whole thing unlike GC.com where I could simply edit the content. See, not as easy as...

So, I'm hoping my number comes up,but if it doesn't I've still got plenty of EC ideas to bring to fruition. (fingers crossed)
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

seldom|seen wrote:
Lostby7 wrote:

I'm glad there is some interest in the listings.


It's a testament to the time and effort you put into creating your Earthcaches and the knowledge of what it takes to get one of them published via Earthcache.com. Anyone whose been through the process knows that it is not as easy as publishing in GC.com. That alone makes adopting a well crafted EC look very attractive and I'm not surprised in the least by the interest in yours!

I tried getting one published for the Campout, but had to shelve it since it wasn't significantly geocentric and had more to do with the burial mounds than local geology. I have to turn the tables a bit and now I have to re-submit the whole thing unlike GC.com where I could simply edit the content. See, not as easy as...

So, I'm hoping my number comes up,but if it doesn't I've still got plenty of EC ideas to bring to fruition. (fingers crossed)


Thanks for the kind words...as for your cache I know you have been working on it for some time now. Just remember it is all about how you spin the information. You can write about just about anything if you spin it correctly. There is lots of information out there about the Escarpment that I didn't use...perhaps you could even write about the formation of the lake below or the soil atop the bluffs....I'm sure Geoaware asked you to explain why they built the mounds there...what was important about the material or location and how it relates to geology...ya just gotta figure out the correct angle.
 
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seldom|seen
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yup, this I have been made aware of. I just assumed that from an historical and paleological perspective, earthen burial mounds in and of themselves would be sufficient. But having reviewed a couple other mound sites in the state, I see that each includes a segment about the local geomorphology which qualifies them as EC's.

So, mine will get published, just gotta find the time to re-write and submit. I do wish I didn't have to re-post everything, though...
 
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kansas64
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Count me in also..Have done several of yours and found them all to be interesting
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Alex, If it helps, take a look at our EarthCache for Effigy Mounds. I managed to write it so that the geology was the feature, but also managed to highlight the mounds.

I do know that they are getting much more stringent about EarthCache listings, too. Gary, I'm glad to see so many stepping up to help you out. These are all great EarthCaches and it would be a shame to see any of them go. Since so many are already making the offer, I'll just watch to see who gets lucky!

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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin' and Birdin' wrote:
I do know that they are getting much more stringent about EarthCache listings, too.

This is totally true. Getting an EC listed today is WAY harder than it was even 1 year ago. That's fine with me though...quality not quantity.

I would never archive an EC...way too much work goes into them to archive them...I may still give a couple more away in the future but there are a few that are too special to let go...my meteor impact site for example will not be on the block anytime soon...nor will my waterfall EC or the natural arch for that matter...
 
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gkrone
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Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

I got a reply from earthcache@geosociety.org about claiming an adopted EarthCache as a pin requirement and here is there reply:

"You can only claim EarthCaches you have developed for the Masters Pin program. "

Looks like I have my work cut out for me to get to the next level.
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

gkrone wrote:
I got a reply from earthcache@geosociety.org about claiming an adopted EarthCache as a pin requirement and here is there reply:

"You can only claim EarthCaches you have developed for the Masters Pin program. "

Looks like I have my work cut out for me to get to the next level.

So are you still interested or did you want to take yourself out of the drawing?
 
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gkrone
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think it would be better if you take me off the list. I think I would be more willing to stay on the list if I had already visited the caches or one was closer to my location.

Thanks,
 
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LMcGisme
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Joined: 2005-10-09
Posts: 152
Location: Brooklyn, WI USA

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Please count me in also. The lime kilns in Iowa are what I'm most interested in, but would happily take any of them. I hope my number comes up!
L McG is me
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

LMcGisme wrote:
Please count me in also. The lime kilns in Iowa are what I'm most interested in, but would happily take any of them. I hope my number comes up!
L McG is me

That is at a cool location not too far away from lots of caves.

As it stands right now everyone will have 4 numbers but that could still change. Cut off for sign up is 6pm tonite.
 
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lone_gunman
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

fingers are crossed

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

lone_gunman 1-4
Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu 5-8
seldom|seen 9-12
uws22 13-16
benny7210 17-20
K0rpl 21-24
decdogg 25-28
kansas64 29-32
LMcGisme 33-36

If the ball is 37, 38 or 39 I will roll this over to Saturdays drawing....
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Lostby7 wrote:
lone_gunman 1-4
Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu 5-8
seldom|seen 9-12
uws22 13-16
benny7210 17-20
K0rpl 21-24
decdogg 25-28
kansas64 29-32
LMcGisme 33-36

If the ball is 37, 38 or 39 I will roll this over to Saturdays drawing....


The winning number is 6 so Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu gets first choice followed by lone_gunman, seldom|seen, uws22 and benny7210 in that order.

I'll PM each of you asking your choice. Thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

best way to contact me is to PM me through here during the week.

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