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zuma
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Joined: 2006-01-30
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

I am just wondering what some of the pros here think about owning an Earthcache outside of your home area? Run into any problems with that?

The reason I ask is that I am heading out to SD/WY/CO next week and there are surprizingly few EC's there, despite the talk here on the other thread.

I was looking specifically at the site of unearthing of the Mammoth, specifically. You can see GCE8C9 for details.

Thanks for your opinions.

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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

The only issue I see for placements in EC free zones is that you will need to be VERY CLEAR on the cache page about what needs to be done to log the cache. You may run in to several people what have never done an EC and "don't get it."

That aside, I think one of the greatest features of an EC is the fact that you can set them up anywhere...
 
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elfdoctors
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Joined: 2006-10-31
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That's a great site. My entire family loved visiting that center. I think it deserves an earthcache because of the topographical inversion that happened there. Another earthcache could be done in the same town about the hot springs.
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't see any problems with owning EC's not within home territory. There are so may places we all may come across that few know about. What better way to bring others to see what you have seen.

As LB7 mentions, making it clear on what they need to do is a must, but I don't see that as a problem with a distance EC, since we don't need to be close by for monitoring. Whether 5 miles or 500 miles from your owned EC, either they do it right or they get deleted. Distance isn't an issue.

Go for it Ralph!!

I know for the longest time, there were none in WY and the entire state of WY is an EC. LOL TerryDad2 and Me & Bucky have been doing a great job of getting EC's started out there. TerryDad2 is a geologist out of CO. He has some great EC's which we visited on out trip out West.

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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu wrote:
As LB7 mentions, making it clear on what they need to do is a must, but I don't see that as a problem with a distance EC, since we don't need to be close by for monitoring. Whether 5 miles or 500 miles from your owned EC, either they do it right or they get deleted. Distance isn't an issue.

I meant ECs placed in areas without ECs nearby already could present a logging issue...I do run into people who are doing an EC for the first time and have difficulty in getting the details of logging them correct. Just pointing out that ECs placed in EC free areas need to be EXTRA clear on the logging requirements.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think most are pretty straight forward LB7...unless you get to some in Illinois. That one we did, Illinois's Highest Point drove us nuts. It was like he wanted us to do stuff we couldn't do, except on 4 specific dates on the year. It was more frustrating that anything. This one would probably drive Newbie ECers from doing anymore.

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