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18353Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches

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  • Barry
    Oct 2, 2006
      Well said, Candy. I couldn't have put it any better myself!

      Barry (Doc Geo)

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Candy Lind"
      <candylind@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Just thought I would toss in my 2 cents on this. I LOVE CEMETERY
      CACHES!
      > I would often like to spend more time looking around than my
      caching
      > cohorts (yeah, I know, I'm burning daylight!!). But having said
      that, I
      > also think a great deal of thought should be put into their
      placement,
      > and the hider should not make anyone do anything that they
      wouldn't do
      > at a funeral or memorial (to be blunt!). If the hide is not very
      obvious
      > (to geocachers), then spoiler hints should be given and it should
      be
      > noted in the description that they might well be required for a
      find
      > that does not disrespect the hallowed location.
      >
      > The kind of hide you describe is what has probably caused the
      controvery
      > in several states over geocaches hidden in cemeteries, and the
      outlawing
      > of cemetery caches in South Carolina. A cemetery is not the place
      to put
      > a cache that demonstrates the seeker's athletic ability or
      willingness
      > to make a fool of himself. If you want to do that, there are more
      than
      > enough parks, greenbelts and open waterways out there for your
      use. The
      > purpose of a cemetery cache should be to steep the seeker in
      history, to
      > carry them away to another time, to give him a greater
      appreciation of
      > his forefathers' path through life.
      >
      > Happy Trails!
      > Candy
      >
      > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Sylvie"
      <hanessacm@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > >... situation -
      > > A cache, rated as a 2,2 - where the author states we might need
      to
      > > use creativity to get to the cache.
      > >
      > > I arrive, see the cache -
      > > it's 12-15 feet above, in a tree ...
      >
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