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    Thanks TAT for referencing that rule. Agreed Andy, it is a bit odd but a rule.

    I went round and round with the Gentleman from DOT - on the one I just published. He kept telling me it was a "public road and right of way and you don't need permission". Then I pointed out the Authorized User sign, he mellowed.

    Tat, I emailed aa1yb about Stonehouse Blues as it is close to me. He/she said I could have that one but they have not done the adoption piece yet. I know Cache Maine has also emailed and is interested. They have not gotten back to her yet.

    This will surely be a process. I believe a lot of those caches are worth saving and TAT is right they are some of the earlier caches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    I'm still not sure how visiting a spot to log an earthcache differs from any other visit to the same spot, but it IS in the rules, so I'll shush now
    It differs in the fact that Earthcache.org is a separate site.

    Geocaching.com does not care so much about having permission for an earthcache, they only require that the cache is approved by earthcache.org. But, you can't do that without permission.
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    Many people are forgetting there are virtuals that are still allowed at Geocaching.com. That would be the stages of a multi. It would be relatively easy to create a multi that got you through the AWW via virtual stages with a final which was in a permitted area.

    At that point, we'd have to verify that that would meet the requirements for the Delorme Challenge. Is Team Teebow here?
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    Question Not sure if that would work.

    I think it's the posted coords that have to be in the map for it to count. At least that's what I understand. Map 55 is a big area. It's not all AWW. Someone will just have to find an appropriate spot for a physical cache. It's not impossible.
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    The posted coords would be the virtual stage - you could do a multi at each map. But, your way works, too.
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    Default I sit corrected

    You are most correct. I believe GC.com calls that an offset cache. Dopey me!! My "Brewer by the Numbers" is one.
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    An offset cache could work.
    Example: Start at John's bridge (coords for the cache are posted at the bridge)
    Count the posts in the guard rail on the bridge, travel that number in hundreds of feet east (to land off page 55), there is the cache.
    That would have a cache physically present on page 56, but the cache posting is on 55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim View Post
    An offset cache could work.
    Example: Start at John's bridge (coords for the cache are posted at the bridge)
    Count the posts in the guard rail on the bridge, travel that number in hundreds of feet east (to land off page 55), there is the cache.
    That would have a cache physically present on page 56, but the cache posting is on 55.
    Ah, hem, guard rail. You don't know what it took for me to drive across this bridge! All the time imaging that poor, wet woodsworker standing there with the van on the bottom holding his buddies. Scarrryyyy!

    Oh, back on track - yes, there are some ways to do it. My son has been looking at the topos and saying, "Mom, this can be done!". If anyone is going to do a run up and wants a hand bgrffdave might be willing.

    Wonder if this comes under the "4. If a page does not have a cache located within it's boundaries one must be placed (Micro's will be strongly discouraged!). Placement of a cache on a DeLorme Atlas page counts the same as finding a cache on that page. If you choose to do this, however, you are responsible for meeting all approval and maintenance criteria with Geocaching.com. ***See note below for "EXEMPT" pages." for the DeLorme Challenge now that the original caches are gone?

    Team Teebow is busy with deer season - oh my!

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    This might be a great time to update our chart of "Geotrash" (caches that are now archived, and it is unknown if the container has been removed or not.) I know we now have some containers out there that I assume will need to be retrieved. Let's get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache Maine View Post
    This might be a great time to update our chart of "Geotrash" (caches that are now archived, and it is unknown if the container has been removed or not.) I know we now have some containers out there that I assume will need to be retrieved. Let's get it done.
    I was wondering that. I am not convinced the owner of the recent archived caches retrieved them, and it would be a shame for them to be left there.
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