+THarvey3 Posted August 7, 2006 Share Posted August 7, 2006 IMHO, I believe that geocaching is a great way to bring people to places they either wouldn't visit on their own or didn't know about to begin with. I went to a nice park about 2 miles from my house this weekend. I'm glad I went, nice bike ride. After AN HOUR of looking in a 20 foot radius and fighting some very healthy blackberry bushes (lots of DNA blood evidence left at the scene, that's for sure), I finally gave up in disappointed frustration. To me, geocaching is about being in on a secret that most people don't know about. Caches shouldn't be so difficult to find that after 20 MINUTES of searching they're still unfound! I plan on leaving a trail of magnetic micros on a well traveled path (as soon as the little Magnetos arrive, that is!). Anyone who decides to visit will be taken along a very scenic route...they won't spend more than 5 minutes searching for the micro because they'll know that it's there...99% of the people around won't be aware they're there. To me, THAT'S the fun of geocaching. Being brought to a new location only to leave without the find seems contrary to the whole notion of effort (going to the location) and reward (finding the cache). Currently I have two very easy ammo box caches, people visit these places and thank me for showing them a new area. Personally I'm frustrated when someone logs a DNF on either of these caches! Oh I'm all for the pinecone caches, rocks, or fake sprinkler boxes, etc. If I ever place one of these, I will certainly include a hint that should make sense once the person is standing at ground zero. Why is it that people make some finds so difficult? Quote Link to comment
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