Picked up our third Travelling Cache
This weekend we went to Calais and picked up our third Travelling Cache, One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest GC1965 . This cache must remain in New Brunswick or Maine so many of you may have already logged it. If anyone is interested in logging it or grabbing it, we will be placing it soon in the Moncton area . Further information lower down this page.
For those who haven’t heard of them here is a definition of Travelling Caches
A traveling cache is a cache that travels from place to place. Before Groundspeak started selling and tracking travel bugs, a number of geocachers released physical caches that finders could pick up and move to a different location. A number of these caches are still active, but new traveling caches are no longer allowed to be listed on Geocaching.com.
There are now only about 45 of these caches remaining. As they run into trouble or become too cumbersome to manage online, they get archived, although many cachers do their best to try to keep them alive. Here is one of the bookmark lists
The idea behind a travelling cache is that the person who finds it, can grab it and hide it in another location. The new coords are then provided to the CO who then changes the cords. Many of the caches have restrictions on location, and may require for example that they remain in a certain state or city.
One of the rules about these caches is that they can only be claimed in their hiding place and cannot be logged while in the hands of another cacher or at an event. The cache owners have often tried to enforce this rule and some have even archived their caches when the caches were brought to events. However, these caches are extremely popular and some owners have given up trying to enforce this rule. Bernie ( GC2179 ) has been crossing Canada for a number of years and has been logged mostly at events. We once had Bernie in our possession for a month, picking him up at an event in Fredericton and bringing him to two events in Quebec and three in the Ottawa area. Word got around that we had it and cachers lined up when we showed up. We even met a cacher on a country road in Quebec who realized who we were and asked us to show him Bernie.
One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest
Now back to the cache that we just grabbed. This cache is also a parasite, meaning that it must be placed in another cache. The cache owner is advised of the nesting cache in which it is placed and updates the cache page. We will soon be placing this cache in another cache and advising the owner. The owner insists that this cache can only be logged if you find it in a nesting cache. You can grab this cache and move it or you can leave this cache in the nesting cache and still claim it. The owner has indicated that he could archive it if these logging rules are not followed.
If interested in logging the cache, it might be good to put the cache on your watchlist.