Re: New to Geocaching
- Well, it looks like I was right. My entry was inactivated with this explanation:
"This doesn't seem like a geocaching event. Events have specific times
for people to meet and some sort of agenda."
I thought it had both: the time being the equinox, and the event being
observing the equinox. I amended the entry to include a more specific
time: astronomical noon.
On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Victor Engel <brillig@...> wrote:
> I'm new to geocaching. I just received a handheld GPS unit today and
> have been figuring it out. Meanwhile, I've entered an event geocache
> at geocaching.com. I expect I may have left one or two things out,
> since I'm new and will be informed that I need to make some changes.
> If not, though, it should appear whenever the moderators approve it.
> My first geocache is really just something to look at. Best viewing is
> on the spring equinox, which is why I've made it an event geocache.
> ... which gets me to the point of this email (other than to introduce myself)
> What do folks normally use for log books? What do geocachers expect to
> be able to do when they find the cache? Finally, would you recommend
> any specific caches around Austin for a newbie?
I am fairly new to geocaching myself, I have yet to place a cache myself, but I have thought about doing so since I was introduced to this obsession even more so of late. So I have been interested to read what others have written about the process as well as the procedure. I just finished reading an article which reminded me of your questions and I thought that it might be informative for you. The article is: Elements of Style in Geocaching which is found at geocacher-u.com under the geocaching 201 section. Perhaps some of the information in it will help you determine how to create the cache that you want to create.
In fact geocacher-u has some very good information that I wish some one had pointed me to months ago.
Jay / BingOGT
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, gumbietygress <gumbietygress@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:50:44 -0600 Victor Engel brillig@...
> I've decided to give up on it for now. Maybe I'll retry after I've gotten
> my feet wet a little bit.
> That is probably the best plan.
> Find a range of caches, attend some events, and you'll get a better grip
> on how the game is played. [We don't have many rules, but the ones we
> have are important.]
> I know this sport is exciting enough to make us all eager to just dive
> into the deep end -- but there are just enough little arcane caveats to
> trip the fresh enthusiasm up.
> You'll learn, for example, what caches seem to disappear too easily,
> where we should and should not place caches, what materials do and do not
> hold up.....
> The situation you're describing SEEMS more akin to the waymarking
> (www.waymarking.com) vibe -- but even there, sample a bit.
> Cache on!
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