+Kiersolvd Posted March 28, 2011 Share Posted March 28, 2011 During the recent Cache Machine weekend in Wenatchee, I noticed several cache locations that were in questionable locations. The result was that two were archived and, perhaps, confused feelings of the cache owners. In one case, private property was not clearly marked and was in an area just outside town, at least a half mile beyond houses along a road that led up into the mountains. When the owner of the property saw a large number of vehicles parking on the side of the road and people walking 200' up an old jeep road, he apparently became very angry and removed the cache. The cache owner only recently joined (may be a sock puppet, may not be) and whose only action on the site is the placement of this cache. The spot was not marked private or no trespassing, so this is a lesson learned by us all. The second cache was located behind a restaurant near a grease pit and garbage location. It stank and was very unappetizing. I didn't find this cache. I heard later the restaurant workers all knew about it and enjoyed watching people look for it. I also heard it was a pretty tricky cache to recognize. Because of some negative comments of people who both found and dnf'd this cache, the cache owner chose to archive it. Two other caches in east Wenatchee were along a canal with very little setback to private property. I don't know where these caches are and could very well be on private property or not. However, I felt very uncomfortable searching so near to private property, especially when there were 10-15 other people looking in places clearly on private property and on objects that should not have a cache on or near. I hope that the many local and experienced Cachers in Wenatchee can reach out to Cachers and help them to recognize where caches can be placed such that they would be proud to bring visitors and out of town friends to see. I know I saw many of those places in Wenatchee this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my visit because of them. With respect, K Quote Link to comment
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