"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, December 22, 2012

Recycled Leashes

Our Geodogs got new leashes recently from the store at the Geocaching.com web site. The leashes are made from recycled bike inner tubes, they are made in the USA, and they seem to work well for the dogs. We've been off the trail with some health issues and the recent snows, but these new leashes should get a work-out in the next ten days.

With their leashes and new trackable Log My Dog Tags, Gwen and Eva are ready to strut their stuff on the geotrail.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Challenges... They Deserved Better

I was saddened today to see the end of Challenges. They were killed without ever really being given a chance. We enjoyed them. We will miss them. A better package would have been a much better received product, but that has now all passed. Before they disappear, these were our stats:

We tried to pick interesting places for our challenges. In the end, the 17 Challenges we posted logged 119 completed visits. Not amazing, but the oldest Challenge was 15 months. Our most visited challenge was a unique art project at Kent State University. It was visited 25 times. Our second most visited challenge took cachers to the last remaining World War II land-based training ship.

The USS Recruit was posted in October 2011 and was visited 18 times.

Our Challenge to visit a remaining section of the Berlin Wall was popular with its visitors.

The irony of the end of Challenges is our first two geocaches placed in early 2005 we had 27 and 16 visitors total for each of those caches. 43 people visited our two most popular Challenges (the exact same number) Maybe a little patience and nuturing could have grown this to a second, fun past time. Nothing stays the same... everything changes... usually not for the better. Goodbye Challenges. We barely knew you.