Comments on: When Geocaching Goes Wrong http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/ Geocaching Can be Addictive Mon, 25 May 2015 14:52:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: K9-CRAZY http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/comment-page-1/#comment-2784 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:58:02 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1234#comment-2784 Phyllis is phamous :) If I attach a Travel Bug to myself would people take me along to see as much of the world as she has?

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By: danielwest76 http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/comment-page-1/#comment-2779 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:39:47 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1234#comment-2779 A lot of good points made in the article and the comments. Everyone has their own personal style and preferences when caching. To say that a power trail like the ET Highway isn’t valid caching is akin to saying that nanos aren’t caches or that puzzles discriminate against those that hate puzzles or that urban caching isn’t true caching because you’re not out in the woods. This game/activity/sport is beautiful because it can be so many different things to so many different people. As for the oft-touted line that “It’s not about the numbers”…why do we log our finds online?? Everyone has their numbers that mean something to them, be it clearing their respective area, hitting big powertrails or having X number of finds without having to stoop as low as finding an LPC. The numbers do matter because it’s how we quantify what we’ve achieved for ourselves and to others.

Safety is definitely an aspect that is all too often overlooked in cache placement. I can think of dozens of areas that would be great to hide a cache, but because access would be off of a roadside that doesn’t have ample shoulder to pull off onto, I haven’t done it. I’ve never been to Nevada, so have no idea what the road is like that the ET Highway was on, but if there isn’t a safe place to pull off then perhaps it is right for the series to be archived. It is a shame though because I’m sure it’s been a huge boost to business in the area having extra visitors pass by. Maybe the cache owners can find away to put another large series of caches in the area as a replacement that would be suitable.

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By: Treknschmidt http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/comment-page-1/#comment-2776 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:07:32 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1234#comment-2776 To quote an Infamous Cacher, “Wow, what a Craptastic Cache!”

Now that being said, Mrs. T. and I happened to be in Vegas over the Christmas holidays and decided to take a drive down to the E.T. highway to see what the big deal was. We figured we’d do about 100 and call it a day. At cache #20 Mrs.T. asked if we could pack it in as it was a cold rainy day and to be quite honest, the caches just weren’t our cup of tea.
To put it bluntly, I’d rather re-paint my house and watch the paint dry than do a series like this.

I understand that there are cachers out there that are all about the numbers and there are cachers that are all about the caching experience. I totally agree with T4TH, whatever blows your dress up. We prefer high DT combinations or a hike that will take you somewhere unique rather than a film canister every 160m on the shoulder of a road.
On a side note, we did get passed by a state trooper and several snow plows while we were there caching without incident. I would also like to add that although this type of caching isn’t our style, we can appreciate the effort that the CO’s went to in setting this powertrail up.

Mr. T.

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By: teamvoyagr http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/comment-page-1/#comment-2773 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:32:02 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1234#comment-2773 This post is generating some of the longest replies I’ve ever received. Apparently people feel strongly about this subject. :-)

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By: teamvoyagr http://www.cachemania.com/when-geocaching-goes-wrong/rants/2011/03/comment-page-1/#comment-2772 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:31:05 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1234#comment-2772 @t4th … thanks for the compliment on the post.

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