+Poidawg Posted March 16, 2011 Share Posted March 16, 2011 I have been caching for awhile now and love it, but Im not highly experienced because of a physical disablity, which limits my funds, and mobility so when I do cache, I put alot into it. I recently placed another cache. I thought I picked a great place, under and observation deck in my watershed. It was well received and was getting some visits. When I placed the cache I placed it under the deck of the observation platform which is about 4' off the ground, I also placed it so it could not be seen by the general public but was within easy reach (for those in a wheelchair it would make an easy grab). After the cache was visited a couple of times I went to go check on the swag - I like to keep my caches full of goodies. It was gone. I crawled around under the deck for 10 minutes and could not find it (not an easy task with my limitations) I was amazed. So I went home and disabled the cache. I started thinking about it and though to e mail the last cacher to ask if he knew where the cache was. I e mail that cacher who said he would go back and check to see if it was there. Indeed I got an e mail not long after - he said it was there so I thanked him and went back. Still could not find it. I e mailed again. He said he would go out and take a photo of where it was. I thought this was a very generous offer and thanked him again. Instead he went to the disabled cache took out a geocoin and never followed through. I thought this was unfair to everyone else since the cache was actively disabled AND he never did e mail me about where he has rehidden the cache...if that is the reality. I e mailed him to let him know I thought it was uncool to take anything from a cache that was actively disabled stillhave not heard anything. I think it is kind of greedy to be taking a coin out of a cache that is disabled and to offer to help someone then blow them off because they got something they took unfairly. Let me know what you think... My plan is to get my friends 10 year old kid to go out and help me find and replace the cache where it was originally placed. Hopefully I can make it clear it should be replaced in that one area to make it easy for eveyone. Quote Link to comment
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