Aug 1, 2009
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
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...)"
Chicken" (GC1FA6G). Music favorites include
Pink Floyd, and
Who. On television he follows the "Heroes"
series. Favorite movies include "Excalibur" and
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 Some cache hiders don't read found or DNF logs, and some cache owners are no longer active.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 If a cache has a serious problem then check to see if the owner is no longer active.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."