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rosebud55112
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Joined: 03 May 2008

Posts: 130

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:50 am    Post subject: Bookmark lists Reply with quote

I see that Groundspeak has recently bumped the number of bookmark lists available to a user from 40 up to 100. That's great for those of us who like to work on challenges and keep a bookmark of caches that qualify for ones we are working on. There have been a couple of old challenges where I've had to remove my qualifying bookmark in order to build a new one.
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King Boreas
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

Posts: 2438
Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting!
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AerosmithPA
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Joined: 19 Nov 2005

Posts: 1058
Location: Grand Rapids

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious- What do people keep bookmark lists of? My lists include-

Challenges
Personal favorites
Gpsless or stage skippers- Where I stumble across a cache, go gpsless for an added challenge, or somehow skip a stage on a multi
Gravesites of notable people
Last to finds- Where, for whatever reason (and try to name the reason) I was the last to find a cache prior to archiving
Natural wells- Caches where you can fill your water bottle while caching
Caches along a local bike trail
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bflentje
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Joined: 29 May 2006

Posts: 4019

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day, I used them for challenge requirements.

Now I use them for road trip planning.
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Aix sponsa
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Joined: 08 Dec 2008

Posts: 144

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a list for caches that a person can ski to and one for boating. Some caches that are winter accessible are not good to ski to such as most on the SHT and others that aren't on a ski trails are still along a trail that is one can ski on. It can make the trip a bit quicker. Some of us just like to think that we can ski faster than we can walk. It can heighten the adventure in places like Grand Rapids where you are zooming down a hill and there are gargantuan oak leaves in both tracks. A-a-a-a...Crash! Shocked I am now the proud owner of waxless skis for skiing in GR in the spring. If I make the effort to load my boat I like to be sure I get all the "accessible by water only" caches when I am in an area. Neither list is exhaustive but it is hopefully a good start.
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rosebud55112
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Joined: 03 May 2008

Posts: 130

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got my Solved But Unfound lists--one for MN puzzles and Multis, and another for non-MN. I have a list of Challenge caches I already qualify for. I have lots of them tracking my progress on challenges I consider myself working on. I have a couple which are used as "sample" bookmarks for a Challenge I have placed or am in the midst of placing. I have some that highlight caches I want to get when I travel--working on one for the SanFran area right now. I have one that shows caches where I have placed trackables only to have them go missing before anyone claims them--make sure I don't leave trackables in these caches again or grab some that get dropped off by others.

I have one that doesn't have any caches in it, but the description I keep a list of trackables I've found representing each state.

I think that covers it for me.
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sparkyfry
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Joined: 03 Jun 2008

Posts: 349

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
I'm curious- What do people keep bookmark lists of?


Bobcam suggested a use I hadn't thought of. If you are the cache owner of any "power trails," it can be very helpful to other cachers if you create a bookmark list of that group of caches. That way, they can just generate a pocket query from the bookmark list and load them all into their GPS. As a result, I created a bookmark list for my challenge series in St. Paul. I always kind of worry that people think I'm doing it out of a sense of arrogance, but I'm really just trying to be helpful. Thank you for asking the question, AerosmithPA, so I can explain why. Very Happy
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Manfromwillow
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Joined: 04 Oct 2009

Posts: 145

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
I'm curious- What do people keep bookmark lists of?

I have a list of archived caches from throughout the years that are fairly local to me. That way I can find cacheable areas as well as seeing if the cache might still be there (note I haven't had a chance to purposely go out and look for archived caches yet)
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