Bitter Clingers Posted September 7, 2010 Share Posted September 7, 2010 We recently participated in a group power trail hunt of lame micros on stop signs and lamp post skirts, an afternoon to get up the numbers, no big deal. But one cache was on the edge of a private golf course, easily accessed by a public road. The cache in question was in a tree, surrounded by a flower bed. The plants were about waist high, thick and in full bloom. Five different geocachers crashed into them stomping them down with no apparent concern. I stood there astounded and flabbergasted (the technical term for it). I just couldn't believe it. When I politely (not easy for me) objected, , one of them, apparently a certified herbalogist, stated with authority, "It's OK, they're not native species!" I couldn't believe my ears. No they're not protected weeds, you moron, they've been planted here by the grounds crew, who waters and fertilizes them, I thought to myself.. (They ringed the perimeter of the part of the course we could see). They were quite beautiful. not so much now. This is the kind of crap that gets geocaching banned from locations and gives the hobby a bad reputation. These weren't kids either, they were adults and seasoned cachers. Thank goodness this is not the typical behavior on the part of cachers we have encountered over the years. I didn't object further, since the damage was already done, and old age is not helping my bar fighting skills any plus no chairs to throw, but I have no respect for these people now, and doubt if I'll cache with this group again. Just getting it off my chest. --TR Quote Link to comment
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