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Hiding a new caches - any puzzle finals in the area?

 
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nsaj
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Hiding a new caches - any puzzle finals in the area? Reply with quote

Hi.

I've had this happen to me a couple of times where I hid a cache in a "wide open area" of the map only to find out that I was too close to a puzzle cache final.

Is there any way to know in advance if the proposed coordinates of a new hide are too close to the final in of a puzzle?

Thanks,
NSAJ
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timewellspent
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Joined: 19 Mar 2008

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Location: Chanhassen, MN

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Hiding a new caches - any puzzle finals in the area? Reply with quote

nsaj wrote:
Hi.

I've had this happen to me a couple of times where I hid a cache in a "wide open area" of the map only to find out that I was too close to a puzzle cache final.

Is there any way to know in advance if the proposed coordinates of a new hide are too close to the final in of a puzzle?

Thanks,
NSAJ


Yep, just solve all the puzzles within 2 miles of where you want to hide your cache Cool - but seriously, there is no other way to know.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could ask active puzzle cachers in the area if they know of puzzles there.
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about throwing together a bare-bones cache page with the approximate coordinates and ask the reviewers if there is any conflict.
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nsaj
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hiding a new caches - any puzzle finals in the area? Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:


Yep, just solve all the puzzles within 2 miles of where you want to hide your cache Cool - but seriously, there is no other way to know.


I had that same thought ... but couldn't solve the first puzzle I tried! Wink
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Hiding a new caches - any puzzle finals in the area? Reply with quote

nsaj wrote:
timewellspent wrote:


Yep, just solve all the puzzles within 2 miles of where you want to hide your cache Cool - but seriously, there is no other way to know.


I had that same thought ... but couldn't solve the first puzzle I tried! Wink


Been there many times! Try asking the CO for a hint (most are willing to help) and if that doesn't work, see if a previous finder will give you a bump to get you going. Watch out though, once you start solving puzzles, you might get hooked! Very Happy
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