+Castle Mischief Posted December 17, 2010 Share Posted December 17, 2010 It would be nice if some other geocaching achievements got as much recognition as those that "found" a lot of caches in a single day. The recent thread about Hidensek's three years of negotiating with the National Park Service that resulted the allowance of physical caches placed in a National Park in Washington didn't get nearly the number of congratulatory responses that have been posted in this thread. About a month ago I wrote a post about finding geocaches on four different continents in the last year. I suspect that the number of geocachers that have found geocaches on 3 or more continents is far fewer than the number of geocachers that have "found" 300 or more caches on a power trail, yet the thread I started only had 5 responses. I agree. Unfortunately people are impressed by numbers, but Hydnseek's achievement dwarfs any numbers run. Same for any geocacher who works with land managers to gain acceptance of our sport. THOSE are the people who deserve salutes. I respect both of you and your achievements in caching, but I must disagree with your comments here. I presume you are referring to this THREAD? I did not see either of you commenting in it. It garnered 11 positive replies, plus the OP. A 12th post was by Hydnseek thanking people for posting. Then it died off after one day. It was sad, I don't think everyone fully understood the significance. I'm sorry that NYP's thread never took off. It looks to me like it got 11 responses, not 5. And no one claimed that you had not done it or debated the politics of caching in China. This thread got 3 positive responses before the first doubter. Then one positive and then a claim that it was not possible, in effect calling it a lie. That was post 7, after which the thread took off as a debate about the ER trail and power trails in general. I think if I am ever out west and do this trail I will be sure not to mention it here. Welcome to the internets. Controversy and gnashing of teeth results in more views and posts/counterposts than any single topic with a positive, generally agreeable message. We a doomed race of interweb dwellers. Abandon hope all ye who press "enter". Quote Link to comment
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