- Please tell us what to do and where to go.
My thoughts from the only Challenge we have attended. By the time the caches were loaded in our GPS, we looked around and everyone was gone. So Glenn and I set off on our own to look for caches on our own. We didn't have any DNF, but we also didn't have as many finds as we had hoped for. Glenn & I have now found close to 11,000 caches together so obviously we enjoy caching together. But we went to this event with the expectations of caching with others and being part of a team, but instead it was just the 2 of us as usual. We did eventually bump into some other cachers at some of the caches and had fun with them. However, all in all, we came away feeling like we were not part of a team effort. So we left with the feeling "been there, done that" but not worth doing again.
So I definitely think people should be put in groups and told where to go and what to do, both from the prospects of finding more caches toward the goal of winning, and also to make it more fun time and team effort.
But this is just my thoughts. I'm sure others had different experiences there. Not sure where we will be at Challenge time next year so really hadn't thought much about attending.
Lyni9 / Iris
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "electric_water_boy" <electric_water_boy@...> wrote:
> I'm going to be the sucker in charge, er, Team Captain, again next year, some changes will have to be made and some leadership postions made before I will accept.
> 1. Load Team/Leader. The Foods are iffy about attending the next Challenge. I will want someone to put together a load team to get the GPSrs (and phones?) loaded. I have no idea how to load a phone. I know a bit about some of the GPSrs but not all. I will help, but I don't want to be responsible for assembling that team nor leading it.
> 2. Puzzle Team - Someone will be responsible for chaining HiDude to a tree and not letting him go until the puzzles are solved. I will help solve puzzles for a bit, but I don't want to be the leader of that team either.
> 3. Strategy Team - I haven't figured out how to tell people who don't want to be told where to go where they should go. How did South Texas win last year? By telling groups on their team what area they needed to search first and having each group responsible for. Dividing areas up is easy. Deciding who should go where and getting them to do that - tougher without some buy in. But it would sure be nice if it happened.
> Those are my 3 demands, er, requests. I have thick skin for the rest. And if what I'm asking is too much, I'm ok with that too. I just know either way I plan on having fun that weekend.
> EWB - Tom