I don't see a problem with your action I would likely do exactly what you did in that situation (7 years?). 1) Picked it up 2) Checked Status 3) Notified owner of what I did and why (explain that I could return to its proper hide or to owner on request) 4) Logged Cache 5) If found to not be archived - noted it as Needs Maintenance until determined from owner what they would like done. The time frame is what I would have a question about (not in this case but general). How Long would the cache have to be out there (if still in good condition / if it was in a needs maintenance condition) before it would seem appropriate to remove? 6 months? 1 Year? 3 Years? Longer? _____ From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Rogers Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 6:37 PM To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Found an archived cache...did I do the right thing? ME! _____ From: Glenn <potbellystove@xxxxxxxxx> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tue, October 5, 2010 6:26:25 PM Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Found an archived cache...did I do the right thing? probably. Or, listed but just not the most popular cache in the world. You know, it is out in the yuky woods. who wants to go out there any more?