Australian Power Trails

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Hoojar » 30 October 12 8:53 am

belken wrote:We are just not going to sift through the numbers to work it out by reading exactly the same thing on each cache page.
You actually have time to read the cache page?!?! :shock: :wink: :-"

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by VikingOlly » 30 October 12 11:04 am

I like the new ACT one, a lot. Nice walk, well prepared and circular back to the car. And it can be ridden on a mountain bike.

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Zalgariath » 30 October 12 11:44 am

Did the Phillip Island one by bike last week and it was enjoyable. Spaced about 400-500m with a decent variation on hides and an interesting ongoing puzzle linking them up. Ironically the most frustrating part was the difficulty of the first one which is a very nasty no hints nano. However, once you got into the "style" of hides became easier.

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Yurt » 30 October 12 4:07 pm

The new PTs should soon get a visit from NZ's 'craziest' cacher!

http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/tmann421/logs

I just saw he had over 1100 finds for October alone.

12 600+ finds in 3.5 years! :shock:

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Green Team 2 » 08 November 12 7:38 am

Talking power trails, I was told about an incident that happen last weekend on a power trail at Stanthorpe where a couple of cachers got together and one did the evens and the other the odds and logged each others names. I just wonder who they are trying to cheat. Themselves or the rest of the cachers. It might make your numbers look good but in my mind if you havent got to the cache you havent found it. Maybe I am taking this the wrong way.

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Happy Chappies » 08 November 12 9:29 am

Green Team 2 wrote:Talking power trails, I was told about an incident that happen last weekend on a power trail at Stanthorpe where a couple of cachers got together and one did the evens and the other the odds and logged each others names. I just wonder who they are trying to cheat. Themselves or the rest of the cachers. It might make your numbers look good but in my mind if you havent got to the cache you havent found it. Maybe I am taking this the wrong way.
When we create these situations that are focused more on number-runs than on the cache experience then this is bound to happen. It's not 'right' of course, but we can't stop it from happening, and in some ways it's a predictable response to a numbers-focused power trail. I'm sure many of the multiple-teams that complete the huge Nevada powertrails don't all get out and find it - It'll be one person leaping out of the car while the rest idle (or in some cases I've heard of, people just grabbing the cache, signing it in the car while they drive to the next cache, then replacing in a 'leapfrog' fashion). Or other approaches like just whacking stickers on the outside of the cache, etc. Unfortunate, but not unsurprising.

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Post by LouiseAnn » 08 November 12 1:18 pm

Green Team 2 wrote:Talking power trails, I was told about an incident that happen last weekend on a power trail at Stanthorpe where a couple of cachers got together and one did the evens and the other the odds and logged each others names. I just wonder who they are trying to cheat. Themselves or the rest of the cachers. It might make your numbers look good but in my mind if you havent got to the cache you havent found it. Maybe I am taking this the wrong way.
When my caching buddy and I did the woodlands trail (properly I might add) we were passed by a group of three doing that. So in truth they only found a third of the 100 caches each. At least I know we found them all

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by gmj3191 » 08 November 12 3:12 pm

The records need some definition around them to overcome this.
Like the Guinness people do.

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by mtbikeroz » 08 November 12 6:05 pm

Green Team 2 wrote:Talking power trails, I was told about an incident that happen last weekend on a power trail at Stanthorpe where a couple of cachers got together and one did the evens and the other the odds and logged each others names. I just wonder who they are trying to cheat. Themselves or the rest of the cachers. It might make your numbers look good but in my mind if you havent got to the cache you havent found it. Maybe I am taking this the wrong way.
cheating themselves - Yes.

But ya gotta give them a point or two for Initiative :shock:

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by mtbikeroz » 08 November 12 6:07 pm

VikingOlly wrote:I like the new ACT one, a lot. Nice walk, well prepared and circular back to the car. And it can be ridden on a mountain bike.
Wrong, oh so wrong. (Ah, I see you haven't done them yet) A mountain bike in there would be a hindrance. There is so much cross country, its easier to walk the whole lot - a pleasant and EASY walk it is too.

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by caughtatwork » 08 November 12 6:20 pm

gmj3191 wrote:The records need some definition around them to overcome this.
Like the Guinness people do.
The wiki defines all.
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Cach ... s_in_a_day

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Agent Basil » 08 November 12 6:42 pm

mtbikeroz wrote:
VikingOlly wrote:I like the new ACT one, a lot. Nice walk, well prepared and circular back to the car. And it can be ridden on a mountain bike.
Wrong, oh so wrong. (Ah, I see you haven't done them yet) A mountain bike in there would be a hindrance. There is so much cross country, its easier to walk the whole lot - a pleasant and EASY walk it is too.
I think he is talking about Sol's!

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Marcus Vitruvius » 08 November 12 6:47 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
gmj3191 wrote:The records need some definition around them to overcome this.
Like the Guinness people do.
The wiki defines all.
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Cach ... s_in_a_day
Looks like it hasn't been updated in a while!

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by mtbikeroz » 08 November 12 6:49 pm

Ah, back-track, retract....
Star map Placed date Before 30 October.
Star map Publication date AFTER 30 October. :oops:

Thanks AB. :oops:

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Re: Australian Power Trails

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 08 November 12 7:07 pm

mtbikeroz wrote:
VikingOlly wrote:I like the new ACT one, a lot. Nice walk, well prepared and circular back to the car. And it can be ridden on a mountain bike.
Wrong, oh so wrong. (Ah, I see you haven't done them yet) A mountain bike in there would be a hindrance. There is so much cross country, its easier to walk the whole lot - a pleasant and EASY walk it is too.
hmm i was thinking that. With the star - yes, there are some cool looking hills (that i've even mentioned in one of my logs "hey, i should of brought my bike") but...cross country style? I think i'll just walk.
..and complete the rest of the trail..
(sol's on the other hand, would of been pretty awesome on a bike!)

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