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Great topic choice!First on prmuiem membership, I let mine expire in February and didn't miss it much at first but recently (and now that I'm caching more) I do miss some to the features. With the recent upgrade in GC.com, they also upgraded the membership benefits and I'm ready to drop the $30.00.Numbers and in no way a representation of your success in geocaching. My numbers are low however, my participation in the game in high. I am involved in geocaching much more my numbers represent. In fact, I will estimate the two thirds of other geocaching activity (i.e. blog site, cache creation, support to other cachers, emails, cache maintenance and reading and learning more about the sport) make up my whole caching regimen. That's only 1/3 finding and hiding! I need to get out more.I can surly see how folks get into the numbers game, after all we are a numbers world. But, like everything else that is measured in numbers, they only represent a very small part of the actual picture.
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'''Cache saturation''' refers to the proximity of different caches to each other.
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== Geocaching.com Cache Saturation Guidelines ==
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The [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#sat cache saturation guidelines at Geocaching.com]
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are intended to limit the number of caches hidden in a particular area,
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and to encourage cache owners to seek out new places to hide caches,
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rather than hiding more caches near existing caches.
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According to these cache saturation guidelines,
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any container or other physical stage of a cache should be no closer than 0.1 mile (528 feet, 161 metres)
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to the containers and physical stages of any other caches.
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These guidelines apply to any physical object placed by a geocache owner.
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Naturally these guidelines apply to caches and other containers,
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but they also apply to anything else placed by a geocache owner,
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including tags with coordinates and other objects with information on them.
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Those hiding caches should note that these guidelines also apply to physical stages that may not be visible to them, including:
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* hidden stages of [[multi-cache]]s
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* final locations of [[puzzle cache|mystery/puzzle caches]]
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* [[Premium Member Only cache]]s
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* unpublished caches which are in line for review ahead of theirs
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These guidelines do not apply to
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[[event cache]]s, [[EarthCache]]s, grandfathered [[virtual cache]]s, or grandfathered [[webcam cache]]s.
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Also, these guidelines do not apply to the bogus coordinates of mystery/puzzle caches,
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or to non-physical stages like reference points, trailhead coordinates, parking coordinates,
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or "question to answer" waypoints
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(that is, existing objects like signs or plaques where seekers can find information).
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Also, these guidelines apply only to the physical stages of other caches.
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There is no restriction on the distance between multiple stages of a single cache.
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== See Also ==
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Cache Listing Requirements / Guidelines] (Geocaching.com)
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* [http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=199 Checking for Cache Saturation] (Groundspeak knowledge base)
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* [http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=72 Additional Waypoints] (Groundspeak knowledge base)

Latest revision as of 08:39, 24 May 2012

Cache saturation refers to the proximity of different caches to each other.

[edit] Geocaching.com Cache Saturation Guidelines

The cache saturation guidelines at Geocaching.com are intended to limit the number of caches hidden in a particular area, and to encourage cache owners to seek out new places to hide caches, rather than hiding more caches near existing caches.

According to these cache saturation guidelines, any container or other physical stage of a cache should be no closer than 0.1 mile (528 feet, 161 metres) to the containers and physical stages of any other caches.

These guidelines apply to any physical object placed by a geocache owner. Naturally these guidelines apply to caches and other containers, but they also apply to anything else placed by a geocache owner, including tags with coordinates and other objects with information on them. Those hiding caches should note that these guidelines also apply to physical stages that may not be visible to them, including:

These guidelines do not apply to event caches, EarthCaches, grandfathered virtual caches, or grandfathered webcam caches. Also, these guidelines do not apply to the bogus coordinates of mystery/puzzle caches, or to non-physical stages like reference points, trailhead coordinates, parking coordinates, or "question to answer" waypoints (that is, existing objects like signs or plaques where seekers can find information).

Also, these guidelines apply only to the physical stages of other caches. There is no restriction on the distance between multiple stages of a single cache.

[edit] See Also

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