View Poll Results: What is your favorite type of cache?

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  • Traditional Cache

    35 46.05%
  • Multi-Cache (offset Cache)

    14 18.42%
  • Virtual Cache

    0 0%
  • I like all three

    27 35.53%
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Thread: What is you favorite type of cache?

  1. #21

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    I think with the filters available now to GC.com members or users of GSAK, anyone that is really opposed to micros (or doesn't have the time for them) can weed them out of their searches. It would be hard to make a new category because sometimes they are traditional, sometimes multi, and there could even be an unknown (or puzzle) cache type that is a micro.

  2. #22
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    Default Micros

    I'd like to join in on the bashing of micros, But we've found a few that were really good caches. In a park that is mostly mowed lawn there isn't a lot of places to hide a cache. People have gotten very creative in hiding them. I think we've told you about most of them. The film canister drilled into a phone pole, the "fake" electical outlets, the random numbers on a street pole. And our favorite, the hider found a stick, exactly the same size as a film container. Somehow he stripped the bark off and glued it to a film container. He then velcroed it to the same species tree. It looked like a stump on the tree.
    But then again, none of them was more that a 100' hike. So is the complaint against micros about the hike, or the hide?
    I agree with the arguement against drive up light pole caches. But in an urban park a well thought out micro is better than no cache.

  3. #23
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    After doing the Homedezinahs and Mom Muggly and Moe caches this past week I can honestly say I have a better respect for micros. If they are well planned out and well hidden and used in conjunction with a traditional cache container at the final cache then they are a lot of fun. The uniqueness of the hiding container and where it is hidden can really add a new dimension to the so-called micro. I know I have a better respect for them now than I did before. It was just those lampost micros that turned me off to them but not anymore.
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  4. #24
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    The last couple of posts make some good arguments for micros, and we've found some good ones as well. One that I remember well is a film can with a string hung inside a well pipe. (Strings around a potential cache pocation are always a giveaway).

    But most of the time they're abused, and used for the sole purpose of establishing a cache with no merit other than "the numbers". Lest we forget, besides the lamp post caches, there are the guard rails in the parking lot, and the shrub in the lawn of the old folks home. Why???


  5. #25
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    Default Sometimes it's hard to tell......

    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    ........But most of the time they're abused, and used for the sole purpose of establishing a cache with no merit other than "the numbers". Lest we forget, besides the lamp post caches, there are the guard rails in the parking lot, and the shrub in the lawn of the old folks home. Why???
    Though I will have to admit that micros are not on the top of my list as a favorite cache type and I have recently seen some that really make me wonder what on earth the person who hid it was thinking, I remember the story behind the shrub and my sense of judgment goes away. The story of the "shrub cache" is that the owner of the cache placed it there in honor of her mother who had spent some time recovering from an illness at the location. The staff were wonderful to her and very interested in learning more about caching and thought that watching the activity of the cache would be fun. Though I found it an uncomfortable one to do myself because it was so in the open, I found the sentiment behind the placement to be very honorable.

    Not meaning to lecture here, it's just that we don't always know the whole story behind the cache placement. Plus, not only are there some oddly placed microcaches, I have seen many odd and inappropriately placed caches of all types. But then again, isn't that one of the exciting aspects of the "sport" - the diversity of it all makes it very interesting.
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  6. #26
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    Default Micro Caches

    I am not opposed to any type of cache nor would I want to question anyone's reason for placing a certain cache. I also thought the drive-bys and micros might be good for someone who was disabled and wanted to join the fun. Anyway, I thought the new micro cache put out in Jay, "Meet Us in the Morning" was great fun and a good hunt even though it was a micro. I hope people don't skip it for that reason! If you are after trade items then of course micros aren't the ones to find. Twin 2 of Hiker Twins

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Comber
    Though I will have to admit that micros are not on the top of my list as a favorite cache type and I have recently seen some that really make me wonder what on earth the person who hid it was thinking, I remember the story behind the shrub and my sense of judgment goes away. The story of the "shrub cache" is that the owner of the cache placed it there in honor of her mother who had spent some time recovering from an illness at the location. The staff were wonderful to her and very interested in learning more about caching and thought that watching the activity of the cache would be fun. Though I found it an uncomfortable one to do myself because it was so in the open, I found the sentiment behind the placement to be very honorable.
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    I would have been a lot less critical of this one if the cache description explained that they had permission to place the cache and that it provided entertainment for the staff/residents.



    Sheesh! Why should I be complaining? It is about the numbers after all! LOL!

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    That's right - hehehe - a number is a number is a number
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  9. #29
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    Default micros

    i was in n conway nh this weekend for the saco river indian powwow. while i was there, i did 6 caches. the first was a lamp post micro, which was not inspiring at all, but would be cool for someone who was handicapped. the second was a guardrail micro, which had an awesome view. the third was another micro with an even more awesome view. a fourth was at a really interesting place. the fifth was at a pond, with a wonderful short walk through some trees. it was well-hidden. i really liked it (and i tend to hate micros) because it was so quiet, calm and pretty there. the sixth was an ammo can, and it was a tb hotel (but i didn't have any with me.) i enjoyed this one the most, but that doesn't mean that the others were bad. i know that i never would have seen any of those places (i've been to n conway 3 times before) if it hadn't been for the micros. i still don't like them, but i can tolerate them.
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    I don't suppose that the lamp post micro was in the parking lot at CVS? That is the only cache I have not even attempted to find once getting to the site. It wasn't worth the waste of my time to get out of the car and look around.

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