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bigpapi122565
08-20-2010, 07:32 AM
Hey, just got a question about distance between caches. Is there a rule on the distance between existing caches or archived caches? Can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Could someone email me? bigpapi122565@yahoo, thanx:)

brdad
08-20-2010, 07:35 AM
Basic rule is .1 mile or 528 feet between active physical caches and physical stages of multis. Virtuals, Earthcaches, posted coords of puzzle caches do not usually apply. Archived caches have no bearing on the matter.

Ekidokai
08-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Once a cache is archived it is gone. It states an act of congress and special powers to bring it back to life.

There is an unwritten courtesy rule that states there is a strict two week morning period for that cache in a radius of 2 miles.

JustKev
08-21-2010, 11:19 AM
Once a cache is archived it is gone. It states an act of congress and special powers to bring it back to life.

There is an unwritten courtesy rule that states there is a strict two week morning period for that cache in a radius of 2 miles.

There's that word again. :eek:

brdad
08-21-2010, 08:32 PM
Once a cache is archived it is gone. It states an act of congress and special powers to bring it back to life.

There is an unwritten courtesy rule that states there is a strict two week morning period for that cache in a radius of 2 miles.

Unwritten? Unheard of too!

Ekidokai
08-21-2010, 11:17 PM
Only those that are part of the inner circle and platinum membership have the info.

tat
08-22-2010, 07:45 AM
The official saturation guidelines are:

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#sat


Cache Saturation

Cache containers and physical stages should generally be separated by a minimum of 0.1 miles (528 feet or 161 m). A physical stage is defined as any stage that contains a physical element placed by the geocache owner, such as a tag with the next set of coordinates or a container. Non-physical caches or stages including reference points, trailhead/parking coordinates and question to answer waypoints are exempt from this guideline.
Additionally, within a single multi-cache or mystery/puzzle cache, there is no minimum required distance between physical elements.
Please don't hide a cache every 600 feet just because you can. The ultimate goals of the saturation guideline are to encourage you to seek out new places to hide caches rather than putting them in areas where caches already exist and to limit the number of caches hidden in a particular area, especially by the same hider. Groundspeak may further restrict cache listings in areas where cache saturation becomes a concern.

hollora
08-22-2010, 07:19 PM
The official saturation guidelines are:

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#sat

Thanks for quoting from the GC.com guidelines - why don't people ever get there to read them?

Just like commerce - seems like getting information on the seconary market it the way to go - LOL ;)

Got a question :confused: - go to the place where publication comes from :) - Geocaching.com........... They have the answers.............and answer Email, too. ;)

Ekidokai
08-23-2010, 12:49 AM
It is hard to navigate that site. There is a lot of stuff to go through, and this is the place to come if you need anything. Besides that, this quote does not address archived caches.

Haffy
08-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Here is a good place to start;

http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php