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RE: [NUTS] GC148CC

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  • Bryan Wright
    I’ve seen a lot of Terrain 1.0 caches that I’d be very skeptical could be reached from a wheelchair (including ones that required a ¼ mile trek across the
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 13, 2007
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      I’ve seen a lot of Terrain 1.0 caches that I’d be very skeptical could be reached from a wheelchair (including ones that required a ¼ mile trek across the desert to then climb up into some rocks).  I’d suspect that if this is in fact wheelchair accessible (accessible from the path, fairly low, but probably not too low) and described to Krypton he’d agree about the 1.0 rating.

       

      In any case, it sounds like a fun cache to visit Char!

       

      The SKWERL (bryan)

       


      From: nuts_@yahoogroups.com [mailto: nuts_@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Steve Smyth
      Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 10:16 AM
      To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] GC148CC

       

      Char,

       

      My buddy and I found this cache yesterday afternoon.  We struggled with it for a little while due to tree coverage, but the terrain rating is what finally got us going in the right direction.  I think rating it a 1 is fair as it seems that it can be reached from the pavement and it is fairly low.

       

      I have had issues with Krypton and the terrain ratings as well.  At a certain point, I just gave up and changed to a 1.5 to avoid the nosebleed.

       

      Thanks for placing these caches!

       

      Steve

       

      ----- Original Message -----

      Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:33 AM

      Subject: [NUTS] GC148CC

       

      I just got a note from Krypton advising me that terrain 1 was reserved for wheelchair accessible caches.  I just launched GC148CC Paradise Foreign Coin Exchange with a 1 terrain, but Krypton asked me to change it to a 1.5, which I did.  As you NUTS visit it, please advise me about the terrain rating.  I know the coordinates are a bit off, as I said in the description, but just use your geosense.  I think it's pretty easy to find and there isn't really any place else nearby it could be.

      Thanks, NUTS.

      Plunk's Froggy


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    • Jenn Oates
      I believe that the approvers as a matter of policy remind hiders about the terrain 1 caches. Steve Smyth wrote: Char, My buddy and I found
      Message 2 of 7 , Jul 13, 2007
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        I believe that the approvers as a matter of policy remind hiders about the terrain 1 caches.


        Steve Smyth <smyth6@...> wrote:
        Char,
         
        My buddy and I found this cache yesterday afternoon.  We struggled with it for a little while due to tree coverage, but the terrain rating is what finally got us going in the right direction.  I think rating it a 1 is fair as it seems that it can be reached from the pavement and it is fairly low.
         
        I have had issues with Krypton and the terrain ratings as well.  At a certain point, I just gave up and changed to a 1.5 to avoid the nosebleed.
         
        Thanks for placing these caches!
         
        Steve
         
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:33 AM
        Subject: [NUTS] GC148CC

        I just got a note from Krypton advising me that terrain 1 was reserved for wheelchair accessible caches.  I just launched GC148CC Paradise Foreign Coin Exchange with a 1 terrain, but Krypton asked me to change it to a 1.5, which I did.  As you NUTS visit it, please advise me about the terrain rating.  I know the coordinates are a bit off, as I said in the description, but just use your geosense.  I think it's pretty easy to find and there isn't really any place else nearby it could be.
        Thanks, NUTS.
        Plunk's Froggy

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      • Tag
        I agree with Jenn and they only make a suggestion. There is also the wheelchair attribute that could be added to the terrain 1 caches which won t flag the
        Message 3 of 7 , Jul 13, 2007
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          I agree with Jenn and they only make a suggestion.  There is also the wheelchair attribute that could be added to the terrain 1 caches which won't flag the reviewer.
           
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 12:13 PM
          Subject: Re: [NUTS] GC148CC

          I believe that the approvers as a matter of policy remind hiders about the terrain 1 caches.


          Steve Smyth <smyth6@gmail. com> wrote:
          Char,
           
          My buddy and I found this cache yesterday afternoon.  We struggled with it for a little while due to tree coverage, but the terrain rating is what finally got us going in the right direction.  I think rating it a 1 is fair as it seems that it can be reached from the pavement and it is fairly low.
           
          I have had issues with Krypton and the terrain ratings as well.  At a certain point, I just gave up and changed to a 1.5 to avoid the nosebleed.
           
          Thanks for placing these caches!
           
          Steve
           
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:33 AM
          Subject: [NUTS] GC148CC

          I just got a note from Krypton advising me that terrain 1 was reserved for wheelchair accessible caches.  I just launched GC148CC Paradise Foreign Coin Exchange with a 1 terrain, but Krypton asked me to change it to a 1.5, which I did.  As you NUTS visit it, please advise me about the terrain rating.  I know the coordinates are a bit off, as I said in the description, but just use your geosense.  I think it's pretty easy to find and there isn't really any place else nearby it could be.
          Thanks, NUTS.
          Plunk's Froggy

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        • nelson143@sbcglobal.net
          I believe all caches submitted generate a message from the Reviewers reminding the cache owner about appropriate ratings (whether it s correct or not) Here is
          Message 4 of 7 , Jul 13, 2007
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            I believe all caches submitted generate a message from the Reviewers reminding the cache owner about appropriate ratings (whether it's correct or not)
             
            Here is the standard (Clayjar's rating tool, approved by Groundspeak)
             
            More info on caching with disabilities can be found at www.handicachers.com
             
            A terrain rating of 1 should be wheelchair accessible right up to the cache, and be able to be found, recovered, and replaced from the wheelchair.
             
            The coordinates being off and the ease of find falls under the difficulty rating.
             
            Ed & Julie
             
             
             
             
             
             
            ----- Original Message -----
            Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:33 AM
            Subject: [NUTS] GC148CC

            I just got a note from Krypton advising me that terrain 1 was reserved for wheelchair accessible caches.  I just launched GC148CC Paradise Foreign Coin Exchange with a 1 terrain, but Krypton asked me to change it to a 1.5, which I did.  As you NUTS visit it, please advise me about the terrain rating.  I know the coordinates are a bit off, as I said in the description, but just use your geosense.  I think it's pretty easy to find and there isn't really any place else nearby it could be.
            Thanks, NUTS.
            Plunk's Froggy


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          • thrak
            Having a son who is in a wheelchair I can tell you that very few caches I ve found are actually wheelchair accessible. Additionally, what is accessible for one
            Message 5 of 7 , Jul 15, 2007
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              Having a son who is in a wheelchair I can tell you that very few caches I've found are actually wheelchair accessible. Additionally, what is accessible for one person in a wheelchair often isn't accessible for another person in a wheelchair since disabilities vary so widely.  You may be able to roll up to within 2 feet of the cache and still not be able to reach it from a wheelchair. It's safest to just go with a 1.5 anyway.

              I just did a cache out of state that was rated a 1/1 and it should have been rated a 2/1 or even possibly a 2.5/1. Lots of people don't use the terrain ratings properly so you really can't blame the reviewers for being watchful. I'd rather have Krypton question the rating than have a reviewer who just let folks list caches with a terrain of 1 when they require rock climbing and such.

              Char Mansfield wrote:
              I just got a note from Krypton advising me that terrain 1 was reserved for wheelchair accessible caches.  I just launched GC148CC Paradise Foreign Coin Exchange with a 1 terrain, but Krypton asked me to change it to a 1.5, which I did.  As you NUTS visit it, please advise me about the terrain rating.  I know the coordinates are a bit off, as I said in the description, but just use your geosense.  I think it's pretty easy to find and there isn't really any place else nearby it could be.
              Thanks, NUTS.
              Plunk's Froggy


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