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18357Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] thank you - Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches

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  • Philip C. Mason
    Oct 2, 2006
      Ill be the first to reply about the coins.
      Im interested, send information when you
      know something. And send some this way.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Sylvie H
      Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 10:11 PM
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] thank you - Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches

      Thanks to all who responded back to my questions,
        I did contact the owner of the cache and the one I saw was in fact the actual cache, not a decoy.
      I expressed my concerns about the rating, and most importantly, the location ,and what was expected of us to find it.
      I love cemetary caches, but I always show the most respect when I am there, and would expect others to do the same. My opinion, of course - shared by some - - but certainly conveyed to this cache owner. I retracted my find - and will reconsider doing any more of his finds if they tend to be all of this type.
      Thanks for your advice -and hopefully I'll be back in Jan for a good part of the year!
      A note to those who like coins - we have quite a few beautiful coins being fabricated as we speak, so please let me know if you care to know of these as they are made available... I can always send some your way for trades!
      Trying to make a difference, one step at a time - see http://www.sylvieha nes.net - check my progress, drop in, say hi!

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Philip C. Mason <dragonscale365@ hotmail.com>
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Monday, October 2, 2006 5:57:14 PM
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches

      Im replying straight from Candys email to say that I too just love cemetary
      caches also. Im somewhat of a history buff and I love being taken back in time
      just by standing in a certain spot and reading someones headstone. 
      Please lets not ruin the chance to be able to continue to learn about our history
      and play a very cool sport.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:36 PM
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Re: Cache advice - Cemetery Caches

      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!

      --- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@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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