Joined: Mar. 2002
||Posted: April 23 2002,2:13 pm
|I've decided to finesse this issue by experimenting with virtual caches. Eliminating the physical cache puts geocaching on the same plane as hiking, jogging, biking, hunting, fishing, etc. There are still issues with all of these, but there's no reason to single out geocaching for special restrictions. (Immunity from plundering is another plus for virtual caches. There are other pluses, too.)|
The downside to virtual caches is that there is no hidden "treasure" at the end of the hunt. This is a significant downside, which is why I said I am *experimenting* with virtual caches. I'm trying to find alternatives that can stimulate some of the thrill in finding the cache.
(Edited by Scout at 10:45 pm on July 9, 2001)
I think the rangers monitor Geocaching.com and Navicache.com to see if anyone places a cache in their parks. I have been thinking of doing one that is a multipart cache with many waypoints in, and around a National Park, but have the cache actually outside the park. That way the the rangers can run their fat butts all over the place to ultimately find they can't do a damn thing about it!
Edited by Hinge Thunder on --
In the GPS model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line...through creeks, thorn bushes, horse piles, whatever....