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gotta run
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

AstroD-Team wrote:
gotta run wrote:
You should at least do the letterbox at your work... Cool

Hm, will have to have to invesitgate that one..... Lynn never mentioned anything about it being there or where it is....so this friendly, courteous, staffer couldn't help anyone looking for it. Embarassed Crying or Very sad .


I was kinda worried about that! I do appreciate the shop holding it though!
 
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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

gotta run wrote:
AstroD-Team wrote:
gotta run wrote:
You should at least do the letterbox at your work... Cool

Hm, will have to have to invesitgate that one..... Lynn never mentioned anything about it being there or where it is....so this friendly, courteous, staffer couldn't help anyone looking for it. Embarassed Crying or Very sad .


I was kinda worried about that! I do appreciate the shop holding it though!


If you want, I'll check into it when I go to work. Very Happy

Back to your regularly scheduled thread.........

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LMcGisme
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've done TerraCaching and have 26 finds on that site (#1 in Wisconsin - WooHoo!!!). When I first started caching there were more terracaches than geocaches in the southwest corner of the state, where I am often visiting family. The concept is good, trying to get quality caches rather than the poorly placed or unmaintained caches that are often mentioned here.

Pros -
The terracaches do tend to be hidden near interesting spots or in parks with a hike (which could be a con, depending on what you prefer).
Virtuals are still allowed and can be pretty interesting.
The points system which rewards caches that people enjoy and can remove caches that no one likes seems to cut down on poor placements.

Cons -
Just the lack of Terracaches and terracachers is the big con. Caches often go a year or two without being found, so there's more of a doubt that they're actually there.
The points system which discourages cachers from posting a DNF (which hurts the cache) unless you are absolutely sure it's missing. (Heck, I'm never absolutely sure a cache I DNF is missing.) As a result I think a lot of terracaches go missing but aren't reported as such.
Having to be sponsored is a turn off for many people, though I've never had a problem getting a sponsor.

A new group of people took over Terracaching last winter/fall and they seem intent on upgrading the site and making it easier to use.
 
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Chznschnapps
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Strange that it is allowable to post a cache on both sites? Kind of a bummer when you think you will be the FTF, then find out it was posted on the other site 3 days prior! GC3FA68
 
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LMcGisme
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

I agree - why crosslist caches? It makes one of the sites redundant. That should be another pro for Terracaching - they don't allow cross posted caches and will archive a cross listed cache if the owner doesn't take care of it themselves. At least that site has unique caches that you won't find anywhere else.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

LMcGisme wrote:
I agree - why crosslist caches?


Broader audience?

Different audience? (i.e., LB hybrid cross-published)

Many reasons.

Go ahead and claim the FTF anyway. Doesn't matter if you do. You were the first to find after publication on gc.com.
 
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Chznschnapps
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

gotta run wrote:

Go ahead and claim the FTF anyway. Doesn't matter if you do. You were the first to find after publication on gc.com.


That just doesn't seem nearly as fun.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If I find it via multiple sites, do I get multiple FTF claims?
 
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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep. As many as you like. Nobody keeps track anyway. Smile

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LMcGisme
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I agree it's not as much fun when you think you'll be first to find only to find signatures from a few days before. No big deal - I don't keep track of my ftf, but haven't even tried for one in a few years so thought it would be fun to get one.

Back to the original topic - I was caching in northern Illinois today. I went to a park along the Rock River where there was a geocache and a terracache, both regular sized.

The geocache was less than 300 feet from the parking lot, there was an obvious geotrail to it, and a nearby hollowed out tree (not the cache hiding spot) was worse for wear. It was a tin can with the lid starting to rust shut, though everything inside was nice and dry.

The terracache was about another .2 mile hike down along the river, back past where it looked like most people fished. A nice big ammo can which hadn't been found for about a year and a half so no geotrail at all. Lots of nice fishing themed swag inside.

I'm not saying that terracaching is better than geocaching - it's different and has good & bad points, and a lot depends on what you like. But if you're tired of the park and grabs and roadside caches you might want to give it a try.
 
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