"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, August 22, 2015

The Problem With Favorites

One third of all the finders of this cache gave it a favorite nod. It's very creative and very novel, but it doesn't meet the guidelines. If even a few of the finders take this buried cache idea back home and copy it in their area, that's a few more potential unhappy land managers. With logs like this it is bound to happen.

"Wow fricking awesome container had my hand on it several times before I decided to just check. You make the membership worth having for premium caches tftc."

"Omg nice hide."

"I'm in town from Boston for the holidays and finally had some time to go for a walk down the towpath this morning. What an awesome container."

Geocaches are never buried, neither partially nor completely. If one has to dig or create a hole in the ground when placing or finding a geocache, it is not allowed.
Geocaching.com Cache Listing Guidelines

It takes a profoundly creative person to make a super creative container that also meets the guidelines. Most of us aren't that creative. It is the reason why the best hiders are so special.

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