New GeoCacher here, so I was kind of suprised not to see that there wasn't an "environment" listing. I live in Wichita, Kansas, so our caches range from urban to forest to lava-filled volcano. I'd just really like some kind of indicator as to where the cache is hidden; so that I can plan accordingly.
For example, "GCTMYE" is listed as (1.5/1.5) and thusly I was unprepared to find out that it was a nightmare to find. (You can see my log.) If I had known it wasn't Urban or Light Park, I would have chosen a different Cache to introduce Caching to some friends with.
I don't really think that the website needs to retrofit each cache, but just put each current cache into a 'n/a' field, and have the Cache Owners update the field as they see fit. And being able to search for these types in your area would really help out; I'd love to plan my teaching around areas like this.
Some examples of Types could include:
Forest (light, dense)
Park (grassy, forest, deep forest, dense)
Urban (suburban, city, wear kevlar)
Field (Grass, high-field, rock-filled)
Trail (Concrete, Dirt, Animal)
Mountain (Hilly, Mountainy, CRAGGY)
Snow (light, deep, arctic)
Desert (oasis, reg, bonedry)
Swamp (marsh, boggy, will-o-wisp)
Water (creek, stream, river, lake, ocean, High Seas)