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rpaske
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Joined: 2002-09-09
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Location: Slinger, WI/ USA

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If the WGA board were to place a geocache which illustrated the best that Wisconsin geocaching had to offer, where would it be located and what type of geocache would it be?
 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
Posts: 1440
Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

my 2 cents, it should have all of these qualities ...

(a) a nice rural area with scenery like a bubbling brook or a water fall or something.

(b) a good ol' traditional hide in a hollow tree, that is accessable in up to 6" of snow, and that has a low chance of being muggled.

(c) a good size container, maybe an ammo can, or something clear of similar size that is for sure water tight, and well marked.

(d) a spot where there is reasonable, legal and safe parking for your car.

(e) a mid-length walk from parking to the cache, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 mile each way.
 
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Buy_The_Tie
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Joined: 2002-07-12
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Location: New Berlin, WI

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

*** Disclamer ***
*** The opinions expressed below are NOT from the wi-geocaching BOD. ***
*** They are from ME, as a geocacher ***

What makes an ideal geocache?

1. Very interesting location (spring, trout pond, abandoned buildings / foundations etc).
2. Out-of-the-way and NOT well known.
3. Unique and challenging waypoints.
4. A significant hike (not a park-n-grab).
5. Full-sized ammo-box for the final (always dry).
6. Great scenery (worthy of bringing a camera along).

A good example of this would be This Cache.

Pretty much as far away as one can get from a Wall-Mart lightpole cache.


 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2373
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Buy_The_Tie:

What makes an ideal geocache?

1. Very interesting location (spring, trout pond, abandoned buildings / foundations etc).
2. Out-of-the-way and NOT well known.
3. Unique and challenging waypoints.
4. A significant hike (not a park-n-grab).
5. Full-sized ammo-box for the final (always dry).
6. Great scenery (worthy of bringing a camera along).

A good example of this would be This Cache.

Pretty much as far away as one can get from a Wall-Mart lightpole cache.




I would echo everything said by Tie, but add:
6. Not archived or unavailable for extended periods.
7. Maintained consistently by its owner, including regular visits (not just when someone posts a no-find or complains).

It seems like every time we go out, I find one of these caches that doesn't look like the owner has seen it for several years. Yesterday it was a tupperware hidden on the ground in the Root River flood plain. The hike and the location were really nice, but the cache was so wet that the entire contents fell out in a block of ice. A little maintenance would make this a great urban cache, but instead it was a bit of a disappointment. Maybe its just that I am new and therefore find a lot of older caches that all the regulars have found long ago, but these older caches are often our "first impression" for newcomers. Fortunately, there are more good than bad, but I wonder how many are lost when all they find on their first attempts is wet junk.
 
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Team Hemisphere Dancer
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Joined: 2006-02-22
Posts: 2049
Location: Appleton, WI

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have just visited the Cache Site linked above. I saw this on a fishing show once and always wondered where it was. Now the cache is archived. Are there anymore in this area yet?
 
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MajorBrat
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Joined: 2005-04-07
Posts: 303
Location: Silver Lake, WI USA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Team Hemisphere Dancer:
I have just visited the Cache Site linked above. I saw this on a fishing show once and always wondered where it was. Now the cache is archived. Are there anymore in this area yet?


This was a great cache! It had several memebers of Team Badger showing us where not to look. I used to have a photo from this site as my desktop.

There are several other caches near here. Just go back to this one and click on "nearby caches"
 
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