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Aug 1, 2009

Stats Bar for bripodListen to our interview with bripod of Athens, Georgia. His first GPSR was a Garmin eTrex. He's now using a Garmin Colorado 300 supplemented by the Geocaching and Geosphere iPhone apps. Stone Mountain, Georgia has been his favorite location to Geocache but would like to cache Australia and Germany. His favorites hides are Peek-A-Boo (We see you...)" (GC1E0JN) and "Headless Chicken" (GC1FA6G). Music favorites include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who. On television he follows the "Heroes" series. Favorite movies include "Excalibur" and "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener L&N Railroad:
"Don't note cache problems in 'Found It' or 'Didn't Find It' logs. When a cache has a problem contact the owner directly, or use the 'Needs Maintenance' or 'Needs Archived' options to log the issue instead of noting the issue in a 'Found It' or 'Didn't Find It' log. Some cache hiders don't read found or DNF logs, and some cache owners are no longer active. It's not unusual to visit a cache with long string of Found It logs containing the message 'soggy log,' for example. If the cache needs work then post an additional Needs Maintenance log for this. If a cache has a serious problem then check to see if the owner is no longer active. If the owner's profile says that it has been years since they've visited Geocaching they're not active and the cache warrants a 'Needs Archived' log instead of 'Needs Maintenance.' In some cases active cachers don't maintain their hides so a string of ignored problems may warrant a 'Needs Archived' log after close examination. Finally, if a cache has serious ignored problems (especially safety issues) you should contact Geocaching directly."

Show Sponsor: Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: July 10, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4