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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

neonride93 wrote:
I am actually thinkin of something A little harder then that.

Harder than a 5/5???

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
(How big is your kayak?)

That sounds a little personal Shocked
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
(How big is your kayak?)

That sounds a little personal Shocked[/quote]


I fell out of desk chail Laughing...that was a ROFLOL

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

On a related note, who owns small islands like Oasis? I know where one is located on a river that would be a good spot for a cache...
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Following this discussion with interest as I too just got a kayak for geocaching, unlike the o.p. my wife was the one who had to twist my arm to get it.
I have a few here along the Mississippi that look to be kayak friendly so I may try them one day and I also have a couple ideas for placements in a nearby area that would require some fun.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

glorkar wrote:
Couldn't someone contact Wis Kid? Some long time cachers have made the notes. It's not like it's coming from some noobs.


I'm guessing (??) that reviewers have already gotten notice of it based on the two "Needs Archived" notes. While I can't say for sure why it hasn't been placed on the fast track to oblivion, I have been told that a system is used where the terrain and difficulty rating are compare to the # of DNFs; i.e., a 1/1 cache goes on the fast track quicker than a 5/5. Now the obvious downside to that is when a cache is clearly missing like this one, no one is going to actually waste the time to go look for it. So if you wanna get it moving, I guess that means we should all log some DNFs.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

glorkar wrote:
On a related note, who owns small islands like Oasis? I know where one is located on a river that would be a good spot for a cache...


Not sure who owns that slab of cement and rock pile but I am pretty sure it was placed with full Menasha park & rec awareness.

What I do know is we (geocachers) should stop placing ammo boxes and tupperware on that island. It's obvious this Island gets a ton of muggle visits each summer.

Whomever claims this island when the current cache is archived, please place something that muggles will not mess with. That way it can stay there for many years.

I can't wait to visit the island again someday.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe "Nifty Fifty" will wash up on the "Oasis" someday!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
Whomever claims this island when the current cache is archived, please place something that muggles will not mess with. That way it can stay there for many years.


Or find a more creative placement :twisted:
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Couldn't someone contact Wis Kid?


I did PM him. No response yet but it is still before 5pm


okay, response was that two DNFs are not enough to presume it missing.
If a previous finder would visit and post confirmation that it is gone, that would begin the process of forced archiving it.
not sure if that means the 30 day warning or immediate archival due to lack of response.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

The logic of this escapes me. On one hand, you have a caches get put on the force-archive track for a single needs maintenance log. For instance, GCNMHA (see April 30, 2009 log), disabled the same day a single NM log is posted for a wet log.

But on Oasis, you have two DNFs on a highly visible, large cache, sitting in the open, on a postage-stamp-sized island, visited frequently by non-cachers, where a previous attempter found the tether rope with the cache missing, and where the COs are known to have abandoned cache maintenance efforts....
 
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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

I did thank the reviewer for clarification on why no archiving as the COs are no longer interested in maintenance. I do think it's worth discussing that with reputable DNF (even if some are from "shore") it is worth the reviewer to temp. disable it to see if the owner replies and come July or August, someone else can set up a better cache on Coleman Island.

The weather was beatiful and calm when Lacknothing and I paddled out the end of November and well worth the trip even for a DNF.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

neonride93 wrote:
I just bought a Kayak specifically for Geocaching. I did swim to cram island, GCVYKT last weekend, but I was wondering ( besides OASIS) is there any other cool Island Caches within 150 miles of Appleton?


Our cache up by Rhinelander requires a kayak or boat of some type for the first waypoint Smile It's not listed in the Island bookmarks posted in the thread but it starts on an island so I thought share it.

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