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    Default Dr.Dave1976

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    I dont have the patients
    Didn't know you had a degree.
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    Never liked them and never will.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    Anything that takes more than an hour, forget about it. Anything that is simply brute force with lots and lots of permutations (think many recent cryptograms), I won't try to solve. Simple stuff about bunnies and GPSr's and colors or Sudoku I can handle and have solved and found. But why make a puzzle cache with a puzzle type someone has already done, and that's close by? I like to work to get a cache but I'd rather spend an hour walking to one than putting up post-it notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudonim
    Here's a caching related brain teaser

    What has roads but no cars, rivers but no water and hills but no trees?
    The AWW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    I dont have the patients
    I see patients all day and do much better with that than the patience (or lack thereof) that I have for doing some of the puzzles that are popping up.

    I agree.........."I like to work to get a cache but I'd rather spend an hour walking to one than putting up post-it notes."

    My body needs the exercise far more than my brain does - hehehehe
    ~ Beach Comber ~

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    ...and my map has Carmel...

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    I am with Mainiac1957, Dave1976 and Haffy6 on this one. I agree with all there answers. You would not happen to be talking about all the ones show up in the Lewiston Auburn area would you. LOL.
    Blazing Troll

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    I love Puzzle Caches! There's been a rash of them down here in the Berwick ME / Rochester NH area and they really get you thinking. It's a great challenge and I've learned a lot about all sorts of subjects, from cryptography to navigation by the stars. And it's a nice departure from the "get up at 5:00 am and race like mad to get there first" routine. As with all types of caches, if you don't like 'em, don't do 'em!

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    I dislike the puzzle caches for several reasons.

    Reason 1: I'm too dumb to figure them out. Heck, I even gave one to my wife and told her that in the puzzle there should be some coords and she was totally stumped and she's pretty darned smart when it comes to doing puzzles of all sorts . . . for Christmas each year I buy her a puzzle book subscription.

    Reason 2: For me half of the "pay-off" for me is finding the cache. I like the instant gratification of getting to the area and then finding a well hidden cache. I really enjoy the caches that are well hidden (i.e. think BrDad's hides) even if they can drive you insane looking for them. I have barely enough time to work, participate in my non-profit activities, spend time with my wife, etc. so I would rather not spend lots and lots of time trying to just figure out where the cache is located. In fact, I'll confess that I'm not a big fan of multi-caches for this reason . . . although I will do them and some can be fun . . . just time-consuming and the pay-off takes a bit longer.

    That said . . . I have always believed and will always believe that what makes this activity great is that there's something for everyone. Like long hikes? Try finding the Gulf Hagas cache. Like short walks in the park? Try the Community cache. Like hikes along the seashore? Try any one of Becket's caches. Like hiking the mountains? There's plenty of those caches too. Like micros? Yeah, they're out there. Hate micros, but love ammo box caches? Oh yeah, plenty of them too. There's the virtuals which some like and some hate . . . no cache to be found, but they are often in interesting areas. Multi-caches may take a while to do, but they expose you to a wide area of interesting landmarks. And then there are the caches on islands where you need to kayak or canoe out to them (or walk out on very slippery ice in the winter . . . i.e. Branch Pond) . . . some folks don't like to do these. And so, while I dislike puzzle caches, I'm with C N J . . . if you don't like 'em, don't do 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Comber

    My body needs the exercise far more than my brain does - hehehehe
    Sheesh! I gotta empathize with that!

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