"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


Sunday, April 13, 2014

500 DNF's

There once was a find not made
Too bad, I had swag to trade
I gave a great sigh
I will log frowny guy
And will post that this cache needs aid.

While I didn't enter the Geocaching.com/Podcacher limerick contest, I though the above creation was appropriate for this post.

We recently hit the big 500 DNF milestone.

Actually, we don't really notice our total number of DNF's. I just checked out of curiosity and a little jealousy after seeing Dean F. receive the Geocacher of the Month Award. We will never be able to match the impressive stats of Dean F. ;-), but 500 is a bit of a milestone.

Since I'm a statistics geek, I had fun with a few items of interest (to me)

We officially started caching August 9, 2004.
We logged our first DNF 225 days later on March 25, 2005.

We've awarded 15 favorite votes to avenged DNF's.

We've actually avenged a number of our dnf's. The oldest DNF on a still-active cache which we've never avenged (although we tried many times) is Sparta Mall placed outside a small general store. We marked this as a DNF on May 27, 2006. Almost eight years is a long time for unfinished business. Maybe we need to stop and revisit this hide....

DNF's can be a good thing giving cause to return to an interesting place.

Baker's Rocks... DNF 9/10/05... Found 10/16/05

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Not Maker Madness

People looking to make money off the sport of geocaching don't always have the best interests of geocaching in mind. There have been a number of fake hand grenade geocaches hidden recently, including one I accidentally published. These are a terrible idea. I can't imagine a place where a hide like this makes sense. If you find one while out caching, do the game a favor and let your local reviewer know.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Maker Madness - Log Cabin Hide

This now-archived hide at an Ohio State Park was placed by a staff member with the permission of the park. The hide used a hole which had once been used to pin logs together in the construction of the historic house. Please do not copy this hide through defacement.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Maker Madness - Railroad Spike

Note: This was not placed at a live railroad track!