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rickrich
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:04 am    Post subject: MNGCA Advance Notice Reply with quote

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Rice Marsh Lake Park II
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Size: Small
by rickrich [profile]

Cache Issues:

* This cache has not been approved yet. Once it is approved, it will be listed on the site. Check the logs to see if the reviewers have left a note for this listing.

N 44° 51.164 W 093° 31.958
UTM: 15T E 457912 N 4966729
SS 6.9mi from your home coordinates.

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In Minnesota, United States [view map]
Hidden: 9/10/2005
Use waypoint: GCQGGC (what's this?)
Make this page print-friendly (show 5 logs)

You assume all risks involved when seeking a cache. By using this printout you agree to the disclaimer posted at http://www.geocaching.com/about/disclaimer.aspx
(ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
Difficulty: ** Terrain: *1/2

Seek Altoids box.

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Rice Marsh Lake Park III
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Size: Regular
by rickrich [profile]

Cache Issues:

* This cache has not been approved yet. Once it is approved, it will be listed on the site. Check the logs to see if the reviewers have left a note for this listing.

N 44° 51.235 W 093° 31.823
UTM: 15T E 458091 N 4966859
SS 6.7mi from your home coordinates.

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In Minnesota, United States [view map]
Hidden: 9/10/2005
Use waypoint: GCQGGE (what's this?)
Make this page print-friendly (show 5 logs)

You assume all risks involved when seeking a cache. By using this printout you agree to the disclaimer posted at http://www.geocaching.com/about/disclaimer.aspx
(ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
Difficulty: *1/2 Terrain: *1/2

Seek camo'ed peanut butter jar.

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Wyndham Knoll Park
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Size: Micro
by rickrich [profile]

Cache Issues:

* This cache has not been approved yet. Once it is approved, it will be listed on the site. Check the logs to see if the reviewers have left a note for this listing.

N 44° 53.080 W 093° 30.870
UTM: 15T E 459368 N 4970267
SS 4.5mi from your home coordinates.

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In Minnesota, United States [view map]
Hidden: 9/10/2005
Use waypoint: GCQGGF (what's this?)
Make this page print-friendly (show 5 logs)

You assume all risks involved when seeking a cache. By using this printout you agree to the disclaimer posted at http://www.geocaching.com/about/disclaimer.aspx
(ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
Difficulty: **1/2 Terrain: *1/2

Seek camo'ed micro (or small, depends).

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Decryption Key
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
(letter above equals below,
and vice versa)

Ybgf bs ebpxf. Vgf va gur ebpxf.


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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand your frustration. But now we can run out and get FTF before FTA.
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what I wanted. Over 5 days is too much.
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s4xton
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you've posted this. Geocaching is our game, and nobody should feel like they should wait for someone in Washington or Georgia to tell you it's okay to play. If the MnGCA had the resources to create our own cache listing service for caches in the state, I'd support it. But that's a pretty far-fetched idea at this point.

-Aaron
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pto
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Joined: 18 Mar 2004

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If the MnGCA had the resources to create our own cache listing service for caches in the state, I'd support it. But that's a pretty far-fetched idea at this point.


Id support that idea too! Actually, it wouldnt be all that hard to run.
A stand alone PC with a decent connection could run it just fine-
We'd just need a pile of hardware, a bit of experience - and someone to design a useable layout. (oh, and the $$ connection costs, etc)

OK, so maybe that is far-fetched...... But I still think it would be great!
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

originally I believe cache locations were posted on a newsnet group, so there's nothing stopping anyone from listing a cache anywhere (it is afterall only a set of lat/lon coordinates). Only difference is the format of what a cache page looks like.

Some people like their stats (okay I like tinkering with mine), but after using a progam like GSAK, among others, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to think that someone could post their own style of stats under any sort of website..

Sheesh, look at me, it's almost like I'm a free thinker or something Laughing
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could count all caches, no matter where they came from.

MNGCA "total count" = gc.com count + nc.com count + mngca.count.
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
You could count all caches, no matter where they came from.

MNGCA "total count" = gc.com count + nc.com count + mngca.count.


Exactly, why limit yourself?

Only problem might be cross posted caches (posting a find on both sites for a visit to one cache).
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Rustic Hills Park
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Traditional Cache
Size: Small
by rickrich [profile]

Cache Issues:

* This cache has not been approved yet. Once it is approved, it will be listed on the site. Check the logs to see if the reviewers have left a note for this listing.

N 44° 53.236 W 093° 30.054
UTM: 15T E 460444 N 4970549
SS 4.2mi from your home coordinates.

Click icon to download:

In Minnesota, United States [view map]
Hidden: 9/15/2005
Use waypoint: GCQJJE (what's this?)
Make this page print-friendly (show 5 logs)

You assume all risks involved when seeking a cache. By using this printout you agree to the disclaimer posted at http://www.geocaching.com/about/disclaimer.aspx
(ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
Difficulty: ** Terrain: **

Seek small cache.

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Logged Visits (No Logs. Found It? Log it!)

Cache find counts are based on the last time the page generated.

Current time: 9/18/2005 7:53:16 PM
Last Updated: 9/15/2005 7:41:12 PM
Last Found: Never
This cache has not been approved yet.
Rendered: From Memory
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum


GO GET IT
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Dances With Beehives
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Joined: 12 Sep 2003

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rustic Hills Park

GO GET IT


got it!
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If the MnGCA had the resources to create our own cache listing service for caches in the state, I'd support it. But that's a pretty far-fetched idea at this point.

http://opencaching.de looks promising. 300+ caches in 1 month of operation.
USA [url=http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fopencaching.de&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&safe=off&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools]
translated[/url] URL. Click on, say, Newest Caches. We could port it.

I like the HTML. No clutter like gc.com, nc.com, or gpsgames.
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

West Of "West Of Riley"
Hidden: 10/15/2005
GCQZDN
N 44.48.820 W 093.33.099

You assume all risks involved when seeking a cache. By using this printout you agree to the disclaimer posted at
http://www.geocaching.com/about/disclaimer.aspx

(ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
Difficulty: **1/2 Terrain: **1/2

(This cache has been "temporarily archived" because I put in the wrong stage 2 coordinates in my “note to reviewer.” It's now stuck in limbo. I can't activate it, and can’t get an answer to my emails. The fall colors falling fast, so I'm posting it here.)


Along the Southwest Regional LRT Trail. Following abandoned railroad beds, this is a little better than a half mile hike one way. With grades of five percent or less, the 10-foot wide crushed limestone trail is ideal for biking, walking or running.

Paying tribute to the 1st cache I ever found. And because I thought it would be a fun name.

Stage one is a well camouflaged micro containing only the coordinates to stage 2. Please exercise your best ‘stealth mode,’ as you will be in plain view of hikers, bicyclists, joggers, and automobile traffic as well.

Stage 2 is a small camouflaged Play-Dough container with log book, pencil, & very small trading items.[/quote]
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dmnrec
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Posts: 569

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a Regular cache.

Travel Bugs / Geocoins
Maryland Geocoin


2nd Time's a Charm..I hope!

by dmnrec [profile]

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N 46° 50.387 W 092° 04.818
UTM: 15T E 570129 N 5187770


In Minnesota, United States [view map]
Hidden: 11/3/2005
Use waypoint: GCR6VC (what's this?)



This is the 2nd time I have placed a cache here...I hope this one lasts long enough for someone to find it. Both stages are in new locations, so please note the new coordinates for the first one.
When trying to find the first one, as I tell my 4 y.o., you can do it the easy way or the hard way. The easy way is to follow the trail to get underneath the location.
Enjoy the view of Hartley while going to the first stage.
This is a regular items multi-cache..no books..since I lost them with the first one. For the FTF, I left an activated Maryland geocoin, which you can keep or pass it along.
Due to the amount of after hours activity, please conceal well.





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November 3 by dmnrec (65 found)
Maryland Geocoin for the FTF!




This cache has not been approved yet.
Rendered: From Database
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum






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sui generis
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is going to be a viable idea, should we pin the topic to the top of the page?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully with Surfer Joe it will be less of a necessity.
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