Clan Riffster Posted June 10, 2011 Share Posted June 10, 2011 As far as I'm concerned, it's the LOCATIONS I treasure, not the caches full of boxes. We can only speak from our personal observations as regards to our local P&Gs. Geographically speaking, I thing the concept that embracing the P&G mentality might be due to either physical or mental laziness could have some merit. You see, while there have been a few hidden P&G gems around here, they are the exception, not the rule. When I first got into caching, I was inspired by the Groundspeak motto; "The language of location". My bias interpreted this to mean kewl locations were inherently better than mundane ones, and I tend to thoroughly enjoy any hide that takes me to a neat place, regardless of how long the hike is. Take me to a waterfall way back in the woods, or a cozy mom & pops curio shop downtown, and I'll be happy either way. Unfortunately, (for me), the locals don't seem to have my same bias, as the overwhelmingly vast majority of P&Gs take me to utterly uninspired locations such as Wal-Mart, Burger King, Kohl's, Target, guardrails, etc, etc. While these caches are perfectly within the guidelines, they hold little appeal for me, so I tend to skip them. I really can't blame the caches themselves though, nor can I blame the hiders. They are playing the game their way and enjoying themselves in the process. I do tend to lump all P&Gs together, which is probably unfair, but locally, the chaff outweighs the wheat. Quote Link to comment
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