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Gram and Gramps
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Location: Waupaca, WI USA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Has anybody 'up north' been having trouble with caches being muggled?

We have a 4-stage multi out in northern Oconto County which has been hit repeatedly. All four stages are well hidden, off the beaten path, and are unlikely to be accidentally found. And yet, each has been vandalized or outright stolen. Might this be somebody with a GPS and coordinates? I certainly hope not, but I am beginning to wonder.

The National Forest has raised their parking fees to $5.00 per day. It is very irritating for cache hunters to pay to park, and then not find the cache. It's also getting costly for us to keep going in for maintenance...

Hopefully this is an isolated incident, and not somebody targetting our multi.

(This is also posted in the Northcentral WI forum)

cYa, Grandpa
 
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Miata
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If I find them Jim, I will break their kneecaps for you! wink

Seriously, there is no reason what so ever for this crap!

I'm too lazy to look, which cache is this? You guys need to meet up with us at our place in the Chute Pond area sometime.
 
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Gram and Gramps
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, we've been talking about meeting up in Oconto Cty for how many years now? When we gonna do it?

Our problem cache is the Jones Springs Multi, GCK3GQ . It's a nice one, not done real often, but we've gotten lots of good compliments on it. It's real frustrating when somebody goes to the effort to do it, pays $5.00 to park, and can't get started (or keep going) because of those who get their kicks by messing with other people's stuff. I agree, it's crap!

cYa, Jim
 
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triryche
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

Evil or Very Mad I've had my "Lost Lake Pines" cache recently muggled again as well and this one is way in the middle of nowhere in Florence Co. Was doing just fine for a couple of years then right after I updated to a new ammo can from a plastic container, the thing disappeared without a trace. I would think if the US Forest Service was picking them up they would at least contact us. I always include multiple contact methods in the cache log and on the cache itself so it's not like they couldn't find me. I doubt it was them but who knows. They did give me informal verbal "permission" to place the cache several years ago.


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Gram and Gramps
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, our Jones Springs Multi Cache is disabled now. The new first stage lasted only a couple of weeks. A GeoCacher found it this past weekend, and reported everything inside soaked, and holes poked in the plastic container. The log book and other papers were placed packed in baggies, apparently no longer are, so somebody went to some effort to vandalize it.

The Forest Service would not do this - they'd grab the whole thing, haul it off to HQ, and contact somebody if they did not like it being there. But I've checked and there are no restrictions.

I recently read of another cache not far from this one which had a bag of feces left inside the ammo box. I guess there are some misfits in northern Oconto County who don't like GeoCaching...

Not sure yet what we'll do. Probably at least some of this multi will be pulled out, maybe one or two legs will be converted to individual caches. But they'll get pulled too if this continues.

Is northern Oconto County part of the NE or NCentral WI forum? I thought I knew where to look, but couldn't find that info when I last checked...
 
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