+Mopar Posted July 5, 2003 Share Posted July 5, 2003 quote:Originally posted by GeoGryffindor:Okay Mopar, we have had this discussion before about virts and Oklahoma. I know you have said before that NJ is famous for its Lime Disease. I invite you to come to Oklahoma and cache with us - but, do it in the summer - I want you to get a real look at what it's all about. It is impossible to go out with our children to other caches besides virts at this time. My 8 year old daughter, who is allergic to ticks, just came down with Rabbit Fever due to ticks. Also, we do geocaching as a family sport, we don't leave the kids with someone to go off on our own. (I've heard you argue about NJ, but I know people that have been there and the vote is that Oklahoma is worse for the pesty things.) And, you are not going to be able to take a child into the woods with a stroller here, as you have said you have done in NJ. As far as being judged for only caching for 9 weeks, have you seen how many caches we have actually found - virts or otherwise (we shouldn't be judged for what kind we do - seems to me you are the one being bias)? I am not bias towards certain kinds of caches - I am helpful. I have time on my hands and volunteer to help out the world of geocaching. I love all the caches and can't wait for cooler weather so that I can do the 5/5's here in Oklahoma. I am not scared or intimidated to take on the challenge of becoming an approver. Like I said, come visit us in Oklahoma. We would enjoy meeting you. "Nice find! I must go tell Harry, Ron and Hermione." I would love to hit some caches out there, and maybe one day I will. I still say, if you think the ticks are bad there, then dont come here. I've picked 10 off of me after hunting a cache in Feb. It's been discussed plenty of times here how myself and most cachers prepare to SAFELY go into the woods. I thought you might want to see a map the CDC has predicting the risk of contracting Lyme: See that big area of black thats labeled "high risk"? That's where I live, and hike and cache. Now look at OK. Depending on the part of the state, its either "low risk" or "no risk". PLEASE don't tell me you have a clue. I'm sorry you have been personally effected by this, but chances are you don't know anyone else who has. Me, problably 25% of the people in my circle have been treated for Lyme. It's a way of life. If I stayed indoors or in my ccar during tick season, there would only be 4-5 weekends a month resonable safe to go out without my plastic bubble. Now go look at a topo map for the central/north part of NJ, and NE PA, and compare it to OK. I think I know about terrain. As for you personally being an approver. If I were Groundspeak, and looking for an OK approver (and I saw posted elsewhere they already have one) I would 1st be looking at all the people that have been geocaching longer then you, and have more finds. Thats a pretty big list right there. Then, I don't think I would pick someone who has problems with the current guidelines. I mean, if it was my website, and I wanted someone to help me out approving caches, I'm not gonna pick someone who is going to be approving caches I don't want posted on my website, am I? That's just my 4 cents (inflation) My name is Chris, not Jeremy, and my opinion carries zero (or less) weight around here Tae-Kwon-Leap is not a path to a door, but a road leading forever towards the horizon. Quote Link to comment
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