Multi Cache points

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hobie1kanobie
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Multi Cache points

Post by hobie1kanobie » 15 August 10 9:47 am

hey guys

as i am new to this game, so far only 3 found, i was wondering, What makes a great multi cache?

have found only singles, i figure it would be good if several were combined with each one having cryptic clues to the next etc.

Has anyone done this before, what was it like?

i dont want to reinvent the wheel, but i like a good challenge.

Hobe's

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edmil
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Re: Multi Cache points

Post by edmil » 15 August 10 10:54 am

g'day hobie1kanobie,

There are a lot of multi caches available along the line you are talking about. If you are after real challenges try some of the puzzle (unkown) caches some of these should be more than enough for a challenge.

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Re: Multi Cache points

Post by hobie1kanobie » 15 August 10 12:03 pm

thanks for that, now can you point out to a newbie where to find them on the site, so to speak.

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Re: Multi Cache points

Post by Captain Terror » 15 August 10 4:49 pm

hobie1kanobie wrote:thanks for that, now can you point out to a newbie where to find them on the site, so to speak.
When you are looking at either the Google Map, or the list of caches closest you or even a pocket query, you will notice each cache is represented by an icon. Each of these icons represent a different type of cache. The three most common are:
The little green box which is a traditional (the type you have already found three of)
The two little yellow boxes, these are the multicache's you have suggested which have been thought of many many times before. As you find multi's you will notice there is more than one way of supplying someone with a set of new co-ordinates. Using everything from clues, mathematics, research to other caches.
Third most common is a blue question mark which is what is called a mystery or puzzle cache.

The GC.com website details them a little more http://www.geocaching.com/about/cache_types.aspx

As you spend your days geocaching you will come to realise how common each type of cache is. Note there are also guidlines for how each geocache is to be set up. So for us finders, that basically limits hiders to how far left field any category can be in terms of the hide itself.

Like I said up there, the list of closest geocaches, Google Maps page and pocket queries will tell you what type any cache is. It is also displayed on the individual cache page.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Multi Cache points

Post by Captain Terror » 15 August 10 4:53 pm

The realm of Multi's and Puzzle caches is where geocaching becomes exciting and a challenge in a different way. Here is the link to those guidlines I was talking about
http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx

I'm sure there is a GCAwiki for it too.

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Re: Multi Cache points

Post by Damo. » 15 August 10 8:15 pm

If you follow this link and put in some "home" coordinates.
http://geocaching.com.au/my/settings/
Then you can use this link
http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/hobie1kanobie/hitlist
to get a list of your closest to home caches.
The columns are sortable so you can click the "type" heading and it will sort by type if you want to group the multi caches or puzzle caches etc.

http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Cache

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