+Kealia Posted September 15, 2003 Share Posted September 15, 2003 Read the logs below copied from the cache page I was watching. The cache had a GeoCoin in it that I wanted to go get but it was a 100 mile drive (roundtrip) to get it. I decided to get it later this week when I was in the area if it was still there. I was going to make this a poll, but I'll leave this open for comments. I sincerely hope this guy didn't have kids with him. I've removed the names (not sure why, though...) September 13 (by cacher): Yikes! Our most serious caching moral dilemma to date. Never have come across a US Geocoin to date and would love to see it on my profile page as a find. However, notes in the ziploc and log book say it is for someone specific. So we sat there on the bench and analyzed the situation. This is actually my dilemma. XXXXX was neutral about this but did offer some insight into my overactive guilt mechanism as I was close to leaving the coin in the cache. But it gets worse yet. The item we would have traded for it did not fit in the container. In the end I couldn't resist and took the coin. We put the Canadian geocoin that was also in this container inside the Ziploc with the note requesting it be saved for someone specific so it is waiting for you. Logic behind my taking the coin I really wanted it. It has been sitting here, unclaimed, for five days. When items are left for someone specific that someone should be notified in advance. When a highly coveted item is left for someone specific, that someone REALLY needs to be notified in advance. Occasionally you get to a cache, find something you absolutely need but don't have something of equal value, but you take it anyway. (We have placed over 50 container caches and can testify that geocachers generally trade up and leave items of lesser value.) Additional support: We have replaced at least a dozen containers for other cachers when they lived too far from their cache. We have repaired and rehabbed many more caches. We almost never trade up at a cache. And dog-gone it, I really wanted to log this coin. We live in a very rural area and don’t get out all that often to cache so we can’t pass up special items like this. Anyway – I will be making amends at future caches or will go out and place 5 new caches to make bring the universe back in balance. By the way, nice cache placement! September 14th (cache owner): Wow, I just read your log Team XXXXXX. Guess what, I was that person that the coin was left for. I was just notifed today by the person who left it for me. I ran down to retrieve it immediately. It was a special present by a special friend. I'm extremeley disappointed. You knew that it was for someone specific, and took it anyway. That was wrong. All your excuses about helping out other cachers or whatever don't matter. It was wrong. I don't know what else to say. Quote Link to comment
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