+3jaze Posted January 28, 2005 Share Posted January 28, 2005 Me thinks we go too far. What ever happened to the mystery and challenge of seeking an unknown cache. Isn’t that what got you into geocaching in the first place – the mystery and the unknown? Yes there are other reasons - getting exercise, spending time with friends and family, spending time alone to rejuvenate your ‘self’, appreciating nature, finding new and interesting locations, and a host of others. But ultimately it is probably successfully solving that mystery and finding that unknown that you derive your pleasure from. The tougher the mystery or the tougher the unknown - the greater the pleasure and satisfaction. It seems to me we have lost sight of this. The ‘organizers’, as organizers often do, are organizing the mystery and unknown out of geocaching. I’ll be the first to admit that there needs to be some information published on cache pages about location, terrain, difficulty, and type of cache. We seem to have embraced the technological side of geocaching and most of the ‘new’ features on the website are driven by this. However, we seem to be getting away from the human aspect of geocaching. Too much information on the cache page is taking away that mystery and unknown. This is an awesome leisure activity we participate in. Please, let’s not organize the mystery and unknown out of geocaching. Quote Link to comment
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