View Poll Results: What do you think should be the minimum distance between Maine rural caches?

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  • 0 miles (No minimum)

    17 23.61%
  • .1 mile

    16 22.22%
  • .25 mile

    12 16.67%
  • .5 mile

    7 9.72%
  • .75 mile

    2 2.78%
  • 1 mile

    5 6.94%
  • 1.5 miles

    1 1.39%
  • 2 miles

    5 6.94%
  • 5 miles

    3 4.17%
  • Other (specify)

    4 5.56%
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Thread: Minimum distance between caches

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  1. #1
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    Default Minimum distance between caches

    The current gc.com guidelines limit the minimum distance between caches to be .1 mile (528 feet). Many times in national chat and the gc.com forums, cachers express their thoughts that .1 mile is too little or too much.

    Disreguarding the politics of whether there should be rules or not, What distance do you think would be a common sense minimum distance for caches to be placed in the areas outside city limits in Maine? And, should the areas inside city limits be different?

    Disclaimer: This subject did not come about from any of the caching I did last weekend, or any other day for that matter.

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    Thumbs up .5 works for me

    I think a half mile would be fine on rural caches. In a city setting they could be closer. I recently read somewhere that in the greater San Francisco area that there are 4000+ caches. I don't know how big an area that really is, but it seems like an aweful lot for one metropolitan area. Considering there are only 600 something in the state of Maine. IMHO
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    Doesn't matter to me. Could someone give me the pros and cons because to me, the more the marrier


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    I like the .1 mile. But then, it depends on what you mean by "rural".

    There are at least 4 caches within 1/2 mile in Skowhegan, and I think they're all worthwhile. If you Want to have a dual criteria, i.e., .1 mile within the limits of a built up area/town, and 1/2 (.5) mile outside the built up area, then I'm all for it.



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    I think the .1 distance set up by GC.com is fine with me unless you are talking about 500 micros underneath each lamp post....lol
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    I am well familiar with the cache density in certian areas of California, as well as some other areas. I really don't want Maine to come down to having a cache under each lamp post as haffy stated.

    With aproximately 25 caches per square mile using the .1 mile rule, if you take only the land area of Maine (30,862 sq. miles) that makes 771,550 locations available for caches. of course, many areas are off limits.

    If it were up to me and only me, I'd be happy with a mile minimum. If there are two areas closer than that, a cache placer could always make a multi of it. I know I can get extreme, however, so I dropped my vote to .75 miles.

    I do, however, think the .1 mile rule is probably fine for urban areas, which I would classify as Maine's Cities - Bangor, Skowhegan, Waterville, Portland, etc... I guess that would have to be clarified if any rule were enacted.

    The pros/cons are pretty basic - with no limit, cache hiders have no restrictions, and with a high limit you may not be able to hide a cache where you'd like, but there won't be a cache on every street corner.

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    Default From the land where lamp post micros are high art...

    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy6
    I think the .1 distance set up by GC.com is fine with me unless you are talking about 500 micros underneath each lamp post....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad
    I really don't want Maine to come down to having a cache under each lamp post as haffy stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957
    I think a half mile would be fine on rural caches. In a city setting they could be closer. I recently read somewhere that in the greater San Francisco area that there are 4000+ caches. I don't know how big an area that really is, but it seems like an aweful lot for one metropolitan area. Considering there are only 600 something in the state of Maine. IMHO
    I agree. Sometimes its nice to park the truck and walk and get four or five caches done.
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  9. #9
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    Talking 1/4 mile??

    I think a 1/4 mile would be OK, We recently placed two caches .36 miles apart. Origionally we was going to make it a multi, but because of the difficulty of the second cache we decided to make them seperate so people could still enjoy the first one if they are not able to get to the second. I do agree that we should not saturate an area just because we can, but if there are neat places of interest that is OK.

    Sounds like we are going to have to get to the next event, you guys have too much fun.

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    I am new but I think that it should be 0. Why should there be a limit? If there is a good spot and more then one person wants to put one there, go for it.

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