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    Posted: July 27 2001,11:29 am QUOTE

I thought I would push this into the open for others to give some thoughts on. Summer brings quite a bit of outdoor weather to try and find those cache boxes, but some feel that due to large amount of bug activity that they dont do as much caching as they would in other times of the year. I think I would much prefer to go Geocaching when it becomes Fall. Reason being that the tree cover is less hindering and that the colors themselves are much nicer to look at. Plus you dont have them darn bloodsuckers bothing you as much if at all. What are your views and thoughts as to what you think would be the best time of the year to go Geocaching?
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    Posted: July 27 2001,2:23 pm QUOTE

When the bugs are gone, I'll be kayaking between Tupper & Saranac, laying/visiting a few caches :cool:

That reminds me, Artimes (Mr. 23 with lots of energy) supposedly put one on top of a mountain near Keene!

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    Posted: July 27 2001,7:45 pm QUOTE

I think you have to pick your days.  Mrs Rocky and I did a log one today, Bowter's rabbit, hiking conditions were perfect!  Would not even wanted to have thought about it when it 90 just a couple days ago.
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    Posted: July 27 2001,9:57 pm QUOTE

I can handle the seasons & the bugs. It's this darn job that gets in the way of my cache adventures! The 3rd week in August I'll be up at Old Forge & Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks so you can plan on seeing a few new ones popping up there. I'll be back up there for 4 days in October to play some more.
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    Posted: July 27 2001,11:58 pm QUOTE

The bugs are the biggest problem for me.  The heat I can deal with, but the constantly swatting and getting mad because the Deet didn't work really gets to me over a while.  That and chick-weed.  There's nothing like spending an hour picking stickers out of your socks after a geocaching adventure gone horribly wrong ;~)
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Posted: Aug. 15 2001,8:04 pm QUOTE

While the bugs may become less of a nuisance in the fall, everyone needs to remember it will also be the beginning of deer hunting season in many areas.
This will be something that all will want to consider before wandering into the woods. I mean I have been deer hunting with Quinn and god help the cacher that rattles in that bush and isn't wearing blaze orange  :D

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    Posted: Aug. 15 2001,8:46 pm QUOTE

And I am still mad that they don't make 20 round shotguns :biggrin:
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    Posted: Aug. 15 2001,11:28 pm QUOTE

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And I am still mad that they don't make 20 round shotguns :biggrin:

I guess you missed the "Street Sweeper".I don't know who makes it, but I have seen pictures of it!
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    Posted: Aug. 16 2001,6:41 am QUOTE

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I guess you missed the "Street Sweeper".I don't know who makes it, but I have seen pictures of it!

It was/is made by Remington and uses a rotating drum feed instead of a normal tube feed.  Luckily was restricted to military and kept out of rhe hands of deer hunters. :biggrin:
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Seriously though, has anyone considered the issue of cache hunting during various game hunting seasons ?

While it may sound silly, wearing blaze orange during this time may not be a bad idea in some areas (obviously not the hiking trails of your state parks I hope).  Might also want to consider noting within your cache description if it has been placed within an area that is known to draw heavy hunting during the hunting season. Or better yet, for year round fun avoid these types of placements at all.  

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    Posted: Aug. 16 2001,11:09 am QUOTE

Lets think about this for a minute... Can you picture the faces of deer hunters as you walk into the woods past them wearing blaze orange and carrying a .50cal ammo can? I am certain they would think you are the ultimate deer hunter. :biggrin:
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    Posted: Aug. 17 2001,5:43 pm QUOTE

Quinn! Next time you go hunting I'll let you borrow my hat.  Ever see a foxduck. He He.
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    Posted: Aug. 17 2001,6:32 pm QUOTE

Roadkill you scare me some times :biggrin: I am afraid of what will be your next hat!
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    Posted: Sep. 10 2001,5:19 pm QUOTE

Hoof!...never thought setting up fantasy football leagues could be so tough. Now back to the Important stuff...GEOCACHING!!
I see that Gimpy has been hard at work planting some in his futile struggle to keep me from finding all his treasures, thus I will once again be champion of the Geocache world very soon. I will not only find the remaining Gimpy-boxes, But I will also make my treck back to Roadskunks hides and champion those as well.
Sorry I have faded out of Navicache for a while. i am back and ready to go!
It helps with the cooler weather too, no blood suckers!  :)
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    Posted: Sep. 11 2001,12:48 am QUOTE

HoooRaah!! He's back. I was going to call the house & see if maybe you came down with malaria or something. I e-mailed Jeff Tiede yesterday cuz I was concerned that we have not heard from him in a couple of months.Turns out business has been good & keeping him on the ropes, but he's ready to get back in the action again.I'm putting out another cache this coming weekend, & have a fresh supply of ammo cans on the way from cheaperthandirt. Cooler temps. will be welcome & I've tapped into some on-line resources & come up with some potentially great cache areas. I've still got to set aside a block of time to head down to Rockys neighborhood & hammer that group of his caches. So much to cache & so little time. darn job has got to go! hehe
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    Posted: Sep. 12 2001,7:55 pm QUOTE

This is just a test to see if the bug with the sort order is fixed.
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    Posted: Sep. 13 2001,4:59 am QUOTE

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This is just a test to see if the bug with the sort order is fixed.

He doesn't trust my abilities :(

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    Posted: Sep. 13 2001,6:48 am QUOTE

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He doesn't trust my abilities :(

I'm busted. After you said the problem was fixed, I noticed that this forum still wasn't sorted correctly. Guessing that it requires a new post to be entered to force a re-sort, I entered one as a public service. My hunch was correct. The forum re-sorted correctly after I entered my test message.

How's that for a defense? ;-)

(Edited by Scout at 7:49 am on Sep. 13, 2001)

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    Posted: Sep. 13 2001,8:03 am QUOTE

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How's that for a defense? ;-)

(Edited by Scout at 7:49 am on Sep. 13, 2001)

Weak, but we'll take it :biggrin:

Actually what happened is while you were in the forums I was applying the fix to them and did not want to continue till you logged out for fear of corrupting files. They should all be resorted in proper order now.

Let me know if you see any more sort issues.

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    Posted: Oct. 30 2001,5:24 pm QUOTE

I am seriously bummed about winter hitting, I was just getting on a roll with caching.  I'll be under snow in about a week or two and it usually hangs around till March, sometimes April.  

What to do?  ???

I've thought of placing some good virtual caches around here for others to hunt.  Has anyone had any snowbound cache experiences?  
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    Posted: Oct. 30 2001,5:53 pm QUOTE

Quote from Ascension, posted on Oct. 30 2001,7:24 pm
I am seriously bummed about winter hitting, I was just getting on a roll with caching.  I'll be under snow in about a week or two and it usually hangs around till March, sometimes April.  

What to do?  ???

I've thought of placing some good virtual caches around here for others to hunt.  Has anyone had any snowbound cache experiences?  


I have pondered the same thing here. I think there are many ways of making a cache in the winter, just a matter of marking it some how. Safety is a big thing when it comes to winter caching. I think that if a cache is placed on the ground in the winter it some how has to be marked above so that snow is not a hinderance. Maybe by placing a orange ribbon above the cache itself, this way people would know they are right on it. You have another good point with Virtual caches, a nice location with a favorite overlook or something of that sorts. As the snow starts to fall we will all start thinking of ways to keep busy with the sport. :looking:

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    Posted: Oct. 30 2001,6:41 pm QUOTE

Not having to worry about snow down here I don't have this problem, but Where in the rules (are there rules?) does it say the cache must be on the ground?

Why could it not be placed in some heavy brush or the crotch of a tree and then camoflauged. This would need to be within comfortable reah from the ground of course but would be very possible. I have even thought about doing a couple like that just to throw folks off as they are so used to looking under things.
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    Posted: Nov. 03 2001,2:13 pm QUOTE

My concern about all weather caching is: what about after I've trekked into a winter cache with my snowshoes, there's not going to be much guessing as to where the cache is now, is there?

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    Posted: Nov. 03 2001,3:05 pm QUOTE

You could always walk around in circles to throw others off! :D

No really, I understand what you are saying about leaving tracks that will simply lead others in to the cache. This would escpecially present a problem for caches in areas where there is not much "regular traffic". Living in the south now in an area that gets measurable smowfall (1"+) maybe once every 2-3 years this is not an issue I would have to deal with. I do remember from when I lived in upstate New York and did some deer hunting that in many cases your tracks were covered by wind or fresh snow often within 24 hours or less.

If the snow is deep enough to warrant snow shoes, I think I would put off hunting that particular cache for a while.
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    Posted: Nov. 03 2001,3:42 pm QUOTE

Quote from PC Medic, posted on Nov. 03 2001,5:05 pmQuote:
If the snow is deep enough to warrant snow shoes, I think I would put off hunting that particular cache for a while.


Are you kidding ! :) Not go out because snowshoes are necessary? That's when I *want* to go out! I'm hoping we get hammered here in the Rochester area. It's no fun unless there's a couple of feet on the ground, and I don't get to get into the Adirondacks too often.

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    Posted: Nov. 03 2001,5:23 pm QUOTE

whoa! a true diehard huh? I was like that last year during a snow storm when I went after the Hunters creek Cache near Buffalo, NY. The trail was about a mile long and had a good foot or so of snow on it. I walked about an hour just to get to the cache area. Once there I had no chance at all of finding it as all the snow was virgin and covered everything. I did however give it my best "GO" and kicked up snow in all the places I thought it might be, but still no luck. It snowed so hard that by the time I was returning all my steps were filled. Got to the car and my feet were soaked! I ended up going again in the spring when it was much better to look for and ended up finding it. I was about 20 feet from where it was in the winter time. That was more than I needed! :D

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    Posted: Nov. 03 2001,5:26 pm QUOTE

By the way...did you see the new "web cam" cache that is active? That is way cool! I am gonna give it a go early morning and make myself famous by being on view! :D

To moon or not to moon...that is the question! :p

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    Posted: Nov. 04 2001,12:20 pm QUOTE

I swear sometimes things I say to Quinn go in one ear and out the other :( .  Knowing there are web cams mounted somewhere in most every city now, I mentioned a couple weeks ago how these can be a perfect alternative for winter time caching.

But he has come around now :D , and finally sees what I was talking about. A category has been added to the Geocaching Adventures forum to where you can discuss the new cam-caches.  
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Posted: Dec. 08 2001,11:16 pm QUOTE

Who would have though, almost middle of December and still great caching weather here in Erie, PA.  No (knocking on wood) caches hidden under snow yet, no temperatures below freezing, heck if it lasts like this all of us could be geocaching into the new year (yeah I know wishful thinking  :D )

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    Posted: Dec. 09 2001,9:56 am QUOTE

Snow? What's snow?

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    Posted: Dec. 09 2001,2:24 pm QUOTE

Snow?!  Can't wait.  I DO like-em tough.  I think it was Quinn that once said: "You don't have to find them to have fun".

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