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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

If you like cemetery hides, Marc_54140 has come up with a great twist to the WSQ with a series of caches that require the finder to locate different types of markers/features. I'm sure you all know how to get to his profile page to find these...

Too often cemetery hides (including ours) are simply drive in, find the micro, and off to the next one, or they involve pointless math just to get the cacher to take the time to look at something. We've struggled to find a way to get cachers to actually take the time to take the surroundings of what are often unique places. Marc's caches are truly a great way of doing this.

Wow, I'm saying something nice about Marc. Can't you feel the love? Shocked

I don't envy you having to monitor those logging requirements, though...
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

I actually don't mind caches that try to make us see where we are and learn (actually these are the best kind) but on the flip side, I do beleive it's not respectful for geocachers to be strolling up and down cemeteries looking for people just to play a "game". I've mentioned this to marc and others in the past. That's why I love the fact that he's added REAL coords to the older "multi" one's.

This new twist on the WSQ caching game is interesting. I don't know if I will ever do all of them but I will probably snap a picture by my brother for the "family plots" one at some point.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
I do beleive it's not respectful for geocachers to be strolling up and down cemeteries looking for people just to play a "game".


It really depends upon the type of person/people. Having a big group of people whooping it up in a cemetery--not appropriate. But, if done respectfully, strolling around is no different from doing things such as walking up and down every row of a cemetery in the hopes of finding someone who belonged in your family tree, for instance. Both activities are done for purely personal reasons.

It's all about how people respect the place, and if they remember it's a cemetery first, a public place second, and everything else (genealogical site; geocaching place; historial venue; interesting photography site) last.
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

I love cemeteries -- do not even need a cache there for me to visit. As long as the container is away from folks' resting places, I like to find the caches too. But I will spend time just looking around (maybe I'm shopping?)

Always keep in mind though -- cemeteries are private property of someone, not a public park. Respect is foremost.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

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maybe I'm shopping


good point!
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Bump.

Well, I'm sad to report that the ultimate cache in this quest, GC1P8AF, has been archived. I don't know what Marc's plans are for the underlying caches in the series but, given that most new finders are unfortunately not taking the time to do the ALRs...

Anyone who spends any time in these forums knows that Marc and I don't see eye-to-eye on some (many?) issues, but I know a good series when I see one, and this one is. Team gotta run learned a lot, and learned to pay attention to a lot, over the course of the past year.

I have a spreadsheet that we take along when we do other WSQ caches or maintain our own, and even our kids get used to asking, "What else do we need to find?" Many times finding a stone for an ALR was more rewarding than finding whatever we had gone into the cemetery to find in the first place. I think our children got an appreciation of the history, art, and architecture of cemeteries. Daughter-cacher was particularly delighted to find a unicorn AND a rainbow on the same stone. Son-cacher found a big rig. We learned that there is in fact such a thing as a "metal stone." And I swear we'll never find a Last Supper unless we use that one in Riverside. Laughing

I'm glad we finished the challenge itself before the cache was deep-sixed (a little cemetery reference there), and we'll still keep looking for pictures for the last dozen or so even if they're archived.

I'm guessing that people who had a lot invested in completion of the challenge are disappointed to see it go, but c'est la vie.
 
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RJ McKenzie
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Joined: 2009-01-25
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

You had me totally confused on what the date was there for a minute, I seen the Tue Sept 9th and thought all of my clocks and computers were off. Then I noticed the 2008. My bad.
 
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HeliDood
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Joined: 2010-01-08
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just submitted my first WSQ.
GC22V8B


It's a puzzle that combines a number of basic puzzle elements. I spent a few days preparing for and building the cache. Hopefully it's not easy/ not too hard. I want it to be solvable even by kids.

Im confident many cachers will leave with a piece of knowledge they didn't come in with.

Since it's the first real puzzle cache I've designed, I'm anxiously looking forward to receiving any sort of feedback.
 
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