Geo_Caster, I feel your pain.
- And you probably did it to set me up for a rant.
Seems most put out lately are cache 'n dashes, though a couple have been placed "kinda" nearby me just today that may prove fun.
Most newer folks are finding out about caching when enabling their GPS on the phone.
People finding this hobby on
their phones find that "free and clear of all obstacles" works best for
- That kinda leaves heavy tree cover/rock crops and distance out due to reception and battery life. Much of upper NEPA has little reception outside of towns.
Just look at Groundspeak's forums and you'll see they outnumber stand-alone GPSr users about four to one now. Groudspeak realized this by giving them their own section (and subsections by operatng systems).
- For me, an unfortunate sign of the times.
numbers (though I
care little of them) have dropped considerably since the rash of C&Ds.
I tend to stay away from them unless they're near one I'm headed to. CJ tries to find a few, but has kinda lost interest also.
I still can't fathom where "geo" fits with a parking lot, lamp post skirt or guard rail, but they're prevalent.
A couple of events we attended had people bragging of their find counts, yet not hitting any
further than 1/10 from parking. What were the sticks they were carrying used for?
Many of the ones I'd hit are PMO (supposedly a temporary thing) and, well, we won't go there...
- So I get one or two when I get the time.
Solo "fives" (now that CJ's shot) is going to slow things down a bit too. Still gotta play safe.
I'm up to page 47 on "nearest from home" for anything more than a half-mile stroll.