+Renegade Knight Posted May 5, 2007 Share Posted May 5, 2007 ...That is where Hawaii is different from Alaska. In two hours, you could pretty much drive around any of the islands. So, the obstacle of not being able to reach any of the interesting cool places doesn't apply to a very populated island like Oahu. Perhaps loosely it could be applied to one of the outer islands, Big Island perhaps, but the majority of the cachers there say they'd rather place the caches at their own pace and have some control over who they are making mad. There's very little desire to fill up the blank spots with caches. I'm sure that vacation caches weren't even an issue because there were no caches. In a populated island with limited space and a ton of existing great caches, it just makes no sense. You asked for one good reason for Vacation caches. I gave you one. It's legitimate regardless of the larger debate over vacation caches being good or bad. Hawaii is no different. Yes it's smaller, but the average local still doesn't know ever nook and cranny of their island unless they are the rare person who's hobby is exploring every nook and cranny. That person may or may not be a cacher. Case in Point. In my adventure file is a series of emails from a cacher in Oregon. He told me about a sinkhole that formed during an earthquake, a cave, and a hilltop that hikers used to put the year of their hike on the rocks going back to the turn of the century (the 1800's...). Most local cachers in my area don't know about these things. Even longtime locals don't know about them. He did because when he was here a long time ago he discovered them with his own two feet. He emailed me because he hoped I'd investigate one day. I will and I may even place a cache there when I do. Had he visited, or someone he told about visited and they placed the caches, the caches would still be good. Anyay, you asked when these things could be good. There is your answer. Caches stand on their own merit. A Vacation cache is no different in that regard. Are they more likely to be bad? Maybe. Is maintaince going to be an issue? Probably can the issues be fixed? Yes. Should vacationers place them? Yes, if they can maintain them. It's not like locals Hawaii won't try and place caches in Wal Mart themselves. Quote Link to comment
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