+Curious Joe Posted April 12, 2006 Share Posted April 12, 2006 For those unfamiliar with the term, "jumping the shark" was coined as the turning point where a TV show reached it peak and it was all down hill from there. It was named after the Happy Days episode where Fonzie jumps a shark while water skiing. A couple weeks ago, I had a conversation with a few cachers about geocoins and one complained about the flood of new coins and their prices on Ebay (like $1700 for a Moun10bike coin), and the fad they had become. I have heard complaints about new caches with no redeeming value, unlike the old days. I had noticed recently, how more often muggles were on to me and the sport as I searched for a cache. Noting how the GPS is becoming ever commonplace (as in phones, etc) I wondered to myself if and at what point geocaching will become a passing fad. I have seen a couple of local cachers with hundreds of finds hanging caching up from burnout and today, a cacher (with an ironic name) who disabled most of his caches because of his claim of threats and a broken car window by a local caching group. While I doubt the accuracy of his claim, I do worry about caching going from competative to combative (if not physically, at least verbally), and caching groups that can become cliques or who make caches that appear to be only for their own. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment
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