View Full Version : Anyone Know k1br?



HappyTogether
08-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Does anyone know the cacher k1br (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/default.aspx?guid=d5a51d71-5d5d-4e19-8e67-60bdbe8cc741&wid=6018e31d-47b2-46af-ba89-c2dcea570f7d&ds=2)? They own a couple of caches in my area which are in need of some TLC.
Back Cove Quest (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=6018e31d-47b2-46af-ba89-c2dcea570f7d)
Get Out of Dodge (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=7c817172-9682-4324-8085-c260d89bca67)

I would be interested in adopting the caches, but can't contact the cache owner through groundspeak, the send message is disabled.

There profile indicates they are ham radio users too, we have any ham radio folks here that might know them?

Any suggestions for contacting them would be appreciated.

JustKev
08-14-2010, 11:12 AM
E-mail sent with best info I could find from one source.

Ekidokai
08-14-2010, 12:44 PM
Sometimes it takes a while too. Try putting a note on the page.

brdad
08-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Sometimes it takes a while too. Try putting a note on the page.

That is a good point I think many people fail to consider. They feel if they send an email or post a note they should get a reply back within an hour. Oftentimes these cache hiders have gotten caught up in much more important issues.

A few years ago there was a local cache that needed attention and it took over a week for a reply. I was lucky that I sent a nice email and was patient because I got an email back from the wife informing me that her husband had died.

I once requested help with a DNF on a out of state cache and unfortunately did not get a reply until after I returned home. As it turned out, the cacher was recovering from a heart attack.

I have seen several occasions where a cache owner is in the service and has ended up spending time away from home and does not have daily access to email.

hollora
08-14-2010, 03:42 PM
That is a good point I think many people fail to consider. They feel if they send an email or post a note they should get a reply back within an hour. Oftentimes these cache hiders have gotten caught up in much more important issues.

A few years ago there was a local cache that needed attention and it took over a week for a reply. I was lucky that I sent a nice email and was patient because I got an email back from the wife informing me that her husband had died.

I once requested help with a DNF on a out of state cache and unfortunately did not get a reply until after I returned home. As it turned out, the cacher was recovering from a heart attack.

I have seen several occasions where a cache owner is in the service and has ended up spending time away from home and does not have daily access to email.

Great point BRDad - sometimes life does get in the way. My family knows all to well this week.

HappyTogether
08-14-2010, 06:37 PM
E-mail sent with best info I could find from one source.

Got the e-mail, thanks it should be very helpful.

HappyTogether
08-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Sometimes it takes a while too. Try putting a note on the page.


That is a good point I think many people fail to consider. They feel if they send an email or post a note they should get a reply back within an hour. Oftentimes these cache hiders have gotten caught up in much more important issues.

A few years ago there was a local cache that needed attention and it took over a week for a reply. I was lucky that I sent a nice email and was patient because I got an email back from the wife informing me that her husband had died.

I once requested help with a DNF on a out of state cache and unfortunately did not get a reply until after I returned home. As it turned out, the cacher was recovering from a heart attack.

I have seen several occasions where a cache owner is in the service and has ended up spending time away from home and does not have daily access to email.

I have no intention of being pushy to the cache owner about maintenance. Both caches have multiple notes and requests for maintenance stretching back a couple of years. Not surprisingly, thats the same time frame the owner last logged into GC.

Both are in locations that I enjoyed visiting, in fact I have been to them multiple times. A polite offer to adopt a cache they may no longer have interest in can't do any harm in my opinion.

CARoperPhotography
08-14-2010, 07:30 PM
Why hasn't Brdad scolded you for publically calling out a cachet by name?

brdad
08-14-2010, 08:13 PM
I have no intention of being pushy to the cache owner about maintenance. Both caches have multiple notes and requests for maintenance stretching back a couple of years. Not surprisingly, thats the same time frame the owner last logged into GC.

Sorry, I meant to put in a disclaimer that I was not accusing you of being that way, just reflecting on Ekidokai's post.

JustKev
08-14-2010, 11:45 PM
Why hasn't Brdad scolded you for publically calling out a cachet by name?

That's his callsign. :eek: