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    Default Your Favorite Caches

    I was just wondering what other people had in mind for their favorite caches. From the ones that I have found so far ,I'll list 3 of mine and lets see what others have to add and be sure not to list the same one. #1 YOP"S "Thornhead Challenge" easy terrain but harder difficulty. # 2 Brdad's "Halfmile" Difficult terrain and even more difficult to find those damned hockey pucks. #3" Bald Rock cache" Medium difficulty terrain but the view is just beautiful and well worth the hike. So let's hear from you guys.
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    In Maine, Hunter's Beach Hunt, The Path Less Traveled, K. I. Find (check my images on the other web site for these and the next 3), Don't Quarry Be Happy, Salute to Veterans, and Elliott Mountain Cache. Old 470 and A Cache For Mom and Dad were satisfying because they were tough (for me!). If anyone's caching in MD any time soon, let me know; I'm beginning to explore here and have already run into some excellent caches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbugman
    In Maine, Hunter's Beach Hunt, The Path Less Traveled, K. I. Find (check my images on the other web site for these and the next 3), Don't Quarry Be Happy, Salute to Veterans, and Elliott Mountain Cache. Old 470 and A Cache For Mom and Dad were satisfying because they were tough (for me!). If anyone's caching in MD any time soon, let me know; I'm beginning to explore here and have already run into some excellent caches.

    Colin
    Sheesh! I gotta take exception to this one. "A Cache for Mom and Dad" is one cache I will dislike forever. It is totally illegal, and has absolutely no merit as a geocache.

    Sheesh! A film canister in the base of a light post in a Wendy's restaurant? Give me a break.

    Just because you couldn't find it certainly doesn't make it a good cache, IMHO.

    Sorry, but I feel VERY strongly about this cache. It's a joke.

    Probably the best caches I've seen - in over 340 caches found - are brdad's here in Maine (Old 470 and Battleship - probably among the best in the country), and several I've seen in other states and in Canada.

    "A Cache for Mom and Dad" does not deserve to be mentioned.

    Period. End of statement. I'm shutting down the computer I'm so.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    Sheesh! I gotta take exception to this one. "A Cache for Mom and Dad" is one cache I will dislike forever. It is totally illegal, and has absolutely no merit as a geocache.
    Thanks for ruining a highly creative cache for anyone that reads this thread! If you object so much to it, why didn't you voice your concerns directly to both the owners of the cache and the people who approved it (immediately after you found it) instead of and before, spoiling it for others who may not share your views????? Should the originator of the thread have said "I was just wondering what other people had in mind for their favorite caches [except those that 'WhereRWe?' finds offensive]"???????
    Some difficult caches I'm able to find fairly easily and the converse is also true; as with many cachers, those that give me the most problems are also the most satisfying when I figure them out.
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    For starters, I don't think we need to be badgering other people's opinion of caches. Haffy did after all ask what your favorite caches were, and there can be no wrong answer to that question. 'nuff said.

    And my previous statement makes me break my list up into two categories - favotites and what I consider to be Maine's best.

    A cache doesn't have to be the best to be a favorite - it could be a favorite because of the weather, people you are with, or humorous or otherwise interesting events that may not occur when the next cacher comes.

    On my list of favorites would have to be The path less traveled (GCGN5W) by parmachenee (2/3), Black Mountain Cache with a Cadillac View (GC7006) by snapp2it (3/3), Dyslexic's Nightmare (GCJ938) by Team Nirvana (4/4), and Jim's Puddle (GCG485) by Geomaineiacs (2/2.5). I am sure there are others. If you read for my logs for these caches, you might get an idea why they are favorites, and others the reasoning may not even be in the log.

    I have a few listed on my geocaching web page that I think are some of Maine's best, but I need to update that as well. The ones that I think are best usually match my suggestions for hiding a cache (on this site, but I'm not posting any more links in this post!). I really like it when cache hiders show some effort in placing the cache, and when the cache is somehow different from the norm.

    I also have to add that my caches are my favorites. Some days I think owning a cache is better than hunting for them. I love the logs I read, the stories I hear at the events, and all the emails. I am glad so many of you seem to enjoy them. We have a great group of cachers up here!
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    Default And of coarse A cache for mom and dad.

    Well sometimes the best caches are the hardest or the easiest. Like the ones that i have to climb a mountain to see the best view in the world like Blue Hill mountain. And of coarse the caches that i can sit back and relax after the find. and Oh Yeah take a nap. One best that comes to mind is the Saco preserve where you take that awesome walk on the boardwalk for ever and ever.. and the favorites wouldn't be complete unless i mentioned the ( A cache for Mom and Dad) , Wether it be easy or hard, its what gets u out there , thats the main thing..It takes all kinds... its the act of geocaching , thats the true love of caching...

    Noreasta.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbugman
    Thanks for ruining a highly creative cache for anyone that reads this thread! If you object so much to it, why didn't you voice your concerns directly to both the owners of the cache and the people who approved it (immediately after you found it) instead of and before, spoiling it for others who may not share your views????? Should the originator of the thread have said "I was just wondering what other people had in mind for their favorite caches [except those that 'WhereRWe?' finds offensive]"???????
    Some difficult caches I'm able to find fairly easily and the converse is also true; as with many cachers, those that give me the most problems are also the most satisfying when I figure them out.
    I DID object to the owners.
    I DID object to the approver.
    I HAVE expressed my dislike for valueless micro caches several times, and MOST cachers agree that putting a magnetic key container or film container behind every sign and dumpster is NOT geocaching.

    And MY opinion is just that - MINE. If you like micro caches, go for them.
    And I don't like lobster, either.
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    Default Favorite group caches

    I have a hard time picking favorites. But for group caches, you can't beat "Etna Bog". Just goes to show, you can't judge people by the signs in their front yard. And, just as fun, "Apple Orchard", how can so many cachers, with so much high-tech gagets get so mislead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    I don't like lobster, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    I DID object to the owners.
    I DID object to the approver.
    I HAVE expressed my dislike for valueless micro caches several times, and MOST cachers agree that putting a magnetic key container or film container behind every sign and dumpster is NOT geocaching.

    And MY opinion is just that - MINE. If you like micro caches, go for them.
    And I don't like lobster, either.
    I guess don't understand why someone would reveal the exact location and method of hiding a particular cache in a public forum simply because they don't like the cache in question.

    I don't like lobsters either but if people want to enjoy eating something that looks like a giant tick (plus some added appendages as a bonus) go for it! (grin)

    -bugdoc

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