18353Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches
- Oct 2, 2006Well said, Candy. I couldn't have put it any better myself!
Barry (Doc Geo)
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Candy Lind"
> Just thought I would toss in my 2 cents on this. I LOVE CEMETERY
> I would often like to spend more time looking around than mycaching
> cohorts (yeah, I know, I'm burning daylight!!). But having saidthat, I
> also think a great deal of thought should be put into theirplacement,
> and the hider should not make anyone do anything that theywouldn't do
> at a funeral or memorial (to be blunt!). If the hide is not veryobvious
> (to geocachers), then spoiler hints should be given and it shouldbe
> noted in the description that they might well be required for afind
> that does not disrespect the hallowed location.controvery
> The kind of hide you describe is what has probably caused the
> in several states over geocaches hidden in cemeteries, and theoutlawing
> of cemetery caches in South Carolina. A cemetery is not the placeto put
> a cache that demonstrates the seeker's athletic ability orwillingness
> to make a fool of himself. If you want to do that, there are morethan
> enough parks, greenbelts and open waterways out there for youruse. The
> purpose of a cemetery cache should be to steep the seeker inhistory, to
> carry them away to another time, to give him a greaterappreciation of
> his forefathers' path through life.<hanessacm@>
> Happy Trails!
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Sylvie"
> >... situation -
> > A cache, rated as a 2,2 - where the author states we might need
> > 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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