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How can this be fun if you’ve seen it all before? March 7, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Cache Construction, Geocaching, Recreation, Uncategorized.
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A colleague asked me this not too long ago.  I went into a long dissertation on the game, why I play and blah blah blah…  Then I saw this log from GC13KPZ (sorry, too lazy to link to the thing right now) and wished I could point to it at the time:

December 29, 2008 by stantastic (5443 found)
Down in San Diego visiting friends, my wife stayed at their place while they taught each other Photoshop skills and I went out for a day of caching by myself. I had just met the cache owner at his “No Fires here” cache up the road, and I told him I was looking for the easier urban hides versus those requiring long hikes in parks to reach, so he suggested I go find this one. With my find count and the number of years I’ve been doing this, this was a simple find since I’ve seen it multiple times before. Still, always fun to come up against a good hide with good placement. SLTNLN — thanks for the fun, Jaegermann…

It’s the simple things, like a good hide with good placement.  I’ve seen 50 “pine cones that really aren’t” but I still love them because they’re always in the right spot, are devilishly hard to spot and they take some time to craft if you do it right.  Like I said, I appreciate all the angles of this game.

I just wish I could have some more time to enjoy it.

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1. Leonhard Paul Euler - March 11, 2009

But see, when it becomes all about the numbers, the fun is in the count. I get upset when my find count per day is less than 100 – which only happens because I have to go into a bush, overcome good cammo, or maybe use my head more than once. Give me 100 LPCs over 10 “thinkers” any day. Like the cat who hid the 8 of Spades in the 52 pickup series – that kind of hide is a serious grind to my numbers.

2. adiemusfree - March 20, 2009

Oh come, it’s not about the numbers surely….!

3. kinzuakid - March 23, 2009

adiemusfree,

I’m pretty sure that guy was about as tongue in cheek as one could get. The poster in question is a local Caching Buddy of mine.


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