"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Cache No One Liked

Today we archived the cache most people hated. We were surprised at how upset cachers were about this cache. It was located in a wetlands area of a State Game Lands in Warren County. Stage one was an easy peanut butter jar in a tree crotch hide behind a bat habitat. Stage two was located on a high spot of the wetlands in a tree root. The logs got really ugly last summer when a cacher claimed the water was polluted and hazardous. Everyone said they got soaked. The funny thing was we didn't get soaked when we hid the cache, and I only got a wet foot when we retrieved the cache. It was one of those caches that could be found by going from point A to point B if you had no fear of getting wet. If you didn't want to get wet, you had to walk and work to find a dry path, but it was possible. It was also a cache where you could make it much easier by timing your find.

The game has changed a lot, mostly not for the best. The fun caches in places to explore have been buried by a flood of micros where you need to act like a shoplifter to retrieve the cache. Slinking around parking lots chasing micros may be fun one or two days a year when the temperature is 10 degrees, but for me the thrill is still being outside somewhere exploring new areas.