Some people have said that I’m hyper, others have said that I’m aggressive, I don’t know if I’m either of those things but I do know that I’m easy going about geocaching. This cannot be said for some people.

There are a few things that I might get excited about when it comes to geocaching, one is spoilers in the logs the other is geocache quality. Those two are hot buttons for me because they affect how other people are forced to play the game. If you want to read the hint before you get to a cache, fine by me. That’s not my style but I’m playing my game, not yours. I am not to excited about seeing hint in the log that’s for sure. I’m not a fan of that because it’s hard to avoid. If you put out poor quality caches either by choosing a less than worthy location or by using an inappropriate container then that affects all who play the game.

What I’m not going to do is get worked up by someone “cheating”. In this respect geocaching is like golf. If you cheat in golf you are affecting your game play not mine. If someone wants to hack a Where I Go cartridge, go ahead. If someone gets the final coordinates from a friend, go ahead. Just keep that information to yourself. I’ll play my way and you play your way. As long as what you are doing isn’t affecting how other people get to play then I’m not going to make an issue out of it. One caveat here. Doing things that adversely affect the general public’s perception of geocaching does get me excited and not in the happy face kind of way. I want to keep playing for a long time and that won’t happen if we aren’t courteous to those who also use the spaces we do.

Geocaching is so much better when we are having fun. Can we focus on that for a while?


I have been writing the cachemania blog since 2008. I'm interested in the development of geocaching and the many ways that people play the game.

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