PDA

View Full Version : Ftf?



brocherry
06-18-2012, 10:26 PM
What is the longest period of time that a cache has gone without a FTF? Just curious what the average elapse time for a cache to be found. I don't know if anyone has even looked for my cache yet? I know I wouldn't like to log a DNF before a FTF! Maybe its just too far off the beaten path for a quick find? Or maybe I just hid it too well.

thefab5willisclan
06-19-2012, 01:37 AM
I had a Cache go unfound for about a month! But it was in a small town and it was the only Cache around for miles. Where is your Cache hidden. Ha, not specifically, what town/county!?

Steal Your Cache
06-20-2012, 05:03 PM
http://coord.info/GC39N8D

The Steaks Challenge - Attribute This(Arkansas)

this was one day shy of 5 months.

brocherry
06-23-2012, 12:52 PM
Nice it is in Martinville. Its a huge cache full of swag!

gingerose
06-30-2012, 06:44 AM
GC280T7 - 100 Finders- Challenge Central
placed 5/4/10
published 5/5/10
FTF 11/12/11

thefab5willisclan
07-02-2012, 11:28 PM
wow thats a year and a half!

Steal Your Cache
07-03-2012, 07:54 AM
http://coord.info/GC39N8D

The Steaks Challenge - Attribute This(Arkansas)

this was one day shy of 5 months.

there is still no official FTF for this cache!!!!

arkfiremedic
07-03-2012, 08:27 PM
there is still no official FTF for this cache!!!!So why are there found logs with people claiming an FTF? Did they not fulfill the requirements for the cache?

Jffok
07-06-2012, 12:34 PM
GC280T7 - 100 Finders- Challenge Central
placed 5/4/10
published 5/5/10
FTF 11/12/11

I just looked at this one this morning and it has still only been found one time.

Steal Your Cache
07-06-2012, 12:41 PM
So why are there found logs with people claiming an FTF? Did they not fulfill the requirements for the cache?

they are from Texas and it is a Arkansas challenge, you can claim for all finds and then from just Arkansas caches.

From the cache page
3: This cache CAN be found Twice(ONLY). Once for completing the challenge(with ALL your finds), and Once with All your finds ONLY in Arkansas.

gingerose
07-06-2012, 11:20 PM
Yes, only one claim to find for 100 finders but several people have told me they are very close to beig able to claim it so I am sure that others will be joining the smiley list for that cache.

captaincooder
07-18-2012, 11:27 AM
It's not uncommon for some puzzle/mystery/unknown caches, especially of the challenge variety to go for quite some time without being claimed, depending upon the requirements and the responsiveness of the CO. As far as traditional caches, it's all about "location, location, location." In an urban area with hungry FTF hounds, I've seen three show up within 10-15 minutes. In some rural areas or areas of high terrain difficulty, it can go for weeks and weeks before someone notices it is a lonely cache or puts forth the effort to attempt to find it. Whenever I travel, I scroll through the pages of publications, looking for something that may have been missed. You can even run a PQ of caches that have not been found. I got lucky once and FTF'd a cache in OK that had been sitting for 7 weeks. It was a 3.5/3.5 that was a 0.3 mile bushwhack from a remote parking area in the woods, not particularly close to any sizable towns.

Saint Aubie
07-19-2012, 10:15 AM
I tried this cache last time I was up in Springfield, MO. It STILL hasn't been found. http://coord.info/GC2XF6A

The same hider has several other caches that have never been found.

captaincooder
07-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Good Lord. Maybe I'll attempt it sometime. The CO didn't even verify existence of the cache for four months after it was published. That is worrisome.

Saint Aubie
07-19-2012, 11:00 AM
You should check out his unsolved puzzle caches. If anyone ever calls one of my puzzles cruel, I'll just point them there and let them see how bad it could be :twisted:

captaincooder
07-19-2012, 12:06 PM
Yeah, no kidding. The puzzles and multis in NWA are as a whole more difficult than here in the River Valley. And I've looked at some in other places that I just don't even know what questions to ask to get started; I need a degree in mathematics or something.

specialteacher
07-21-2012, 11:16 PM
On our annual spring Break caching trip back in March 2011 Gingerose, Dexterjg, and myself looked for this cache with no luck. http://coord.info/GC1Y4WW It still has not been found. We also looked for We Don't need no stinking maps on that trip and couldn't find it. It had been out for a couple of years. It was found a couple of days or weeks after we got home. We like caches that have been out some time and have not been found.

drmo913
07-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Giggles... I love those "never found" caches.