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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on October 19, 2020, 11:08:35 pm »
And now its been reactivated  8)
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on October 11, 2020, 10:02:41 pm »
My AL ran out of time :o Still trying to get it reactivated or a replacement
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by Griff Grof on October 11, 2020, 11:16:49 am »
That sounds very annoying. :(

I saw a new AL pop up yesterday that covered 3 of the 5 stages of another (still active) AL in the same town :o - before too long, most towns/villages of interest will have one, and then what?

It was inevitable, but several of my ideas have now been taken, and the way things are going, I don't know whether I'll manage to set one up before the deadline :( I don't really understand why there are deadlines, and why they are so close... Virtual rewards had to be placed within 12 months, not 2 months!  :D
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on October 04, 2020, 11:30:19 am »
Forgot to check to see if there were any AL's about on my holiday in Cornwall till I read a log on a standard cache :o

So decided to try Kit Hill's AL and nearly gave up doing it :o I found the AL had to be done in order but according to the CO of the physical bonus (https://coord.info/GC8MC9P), you could do them in any order, I wasn't given a choice and ended retracing my steps twice, up and down the hill >:(

I checked the physical bonus cache and saw you had to retrace your steps again and go a bit further, by then I had just given up, so didn't do the bonus.
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General Caching / Re: O Rings for bison tubes
« Last post by Hogshunters on September 16, 2020, 01:19:02 pm »
Thanks Walktall - not too sure what we will do with 50 'o' rings - perhaps sell them on ebay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But the price is good.
Jenny
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General Caching / O Rings for bison tubes
« Last post by Hogshunters on September 15, 2020, 04:30:40 pm »
Hi - does anyone know where we can get some 'o' rings for the small bison tubes please. We have a couple that are in good general condition, but the 'o' rings have perished and the logs get wet. Thanks for any help. Jenny and George.
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by Griff Grof on September 13, 2020, 12:25:16 pm »
I agree that a GPX download should be an option for those who want it.

I was looking at the 'logs' for the new Labs in Painswick, and people are reporting poor phone signal there :(

I guess that's why most Labs are tours of larger towns and cities, rather than more rural areas.
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on September 13, 2020, 09:44:22 am »
Good to hear they trying to integrate them more onto the main GC site.

I personally donít mind the requirement to use the app... itís just one of many cache types.

The only problem with only available on the app is that you have to have an internet connection on your mobile. Last night was a classic example on a FTF hunt. I found a cache (https://coord.info/GC8ZPN6) near Elmley Castle (south of Evesham) and I like to log the find with a quick FTF FLTF, so others can see its been found but I had no internet on my mobile; I wouldn't call where I was "in the back & beyond". I wonder what areas of the UK will be no go areas for AL's :o

 A GPX download for Labs would solve this issue (hang on they use to have this!) and you log them when you have a connection again.

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by Griff Grof on September 11, 2020, 12:54:59 pm »
Still don't like how they are treated differently to other caches and now no GPX file either :(

HQ have said that theyíll be on the main geocaching map by the end of this year. They also said that itíll be easier to find caches and complete ALs at the same time - so I assume that the Lab app will show caches, and vice versa (maybe tapping on a cache in the lab app will switch you to the geocaching app).

But I agree - even if they do that, thereís still a long way to go. Why canít their name be listed on the GC website leaderboard (it just says ďAdventure Lab cacheĒ for each stage)? Why canít they show up in your list of finds (clicking on the name could just send you to the app download page)? Why canít their size be listed as Ďvirtualí, or simply Ďotherí? Why canít the CO give a D/T rating for each stage?

I personally donít mind the requirement to use the app... itís just one of many cache types.

One thing that also annoys me, which isnít HQís fault, is that Project-GC doesnít count labs (unless you pay). I understood this when they were exclusive to big events, but there are thousands of permanent Adventure Lab stages across the world now. So, surely they should treat them as a normal cache type?
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