I've done that a few times and met a lot of nice cachers along the way :D I wonder if it would be acceptable to activate caches back there for the summer months and disable them during the school year? Any thoughts?? :confused:
I mean to say, if you're not doing anything wrong, why hide the fact that you're geocaching . . . I've found that like many things in life if you act like whatever you're doing is perfectly normal and not hiding the fact, most folks will look and assume that whatever you're doing is legal and OK . . . at the most some of the more curious folks will ask what you are doing giving you an excuse to explain geocaching.
Let me give you an example . . . if you're sneaking around in a parking lot next to a mall driving in circles (well that would be me with my Magellan) trying to conceal your GPSr someone will most likely think something is up . . . a drug deal is going down, some would be Al Anti-Macy's Quaida terrorist is striking a blow against rampant US commer******m or you're a kidnapper who is looking to kidnap some 52-year-old Macy shopper . . . but if you're out in the open with the GPSr and looking like you're there for a reason you might get some looks and maybe some questions . . . possibly Security might stop by . . . but if you're out front and open about things there's usually no problem. At best, no one bothers you . . . at worse Security or the local law enforcement stops by and asks you some questions . . . although I suspect many folks in LE know about geocaching.
As I said, if you act normal and don't try to hide or be stealthy, generally things work out pretty well . . . although there was that time in college when my two buddies and I "snuck" into a free dinosaur laser light show at the Concord Planetarium by claiming to be with the college newspaper and radio station (which was technically true . . . although I never wrote an article for the paper, my "photographer" buddy never had any film in the camera and the micro-casette recorder being used by my radio news buddy didn't have any batteries) . . . so maybe being sneaky sometimes works. ;):D
Great suggestions and comments! :) The cache in the article was located in shrubbery in the divider of a driveway circling around about 50 ft from the front entrance. Anyone attempting it during school hours would be highly visible from many areas of the school. Being both retired school teachers, we can relate to the issues involved placing caches around schools. We prefer to do these caches on weekends or school vacations but that is still dependent on whether there are outdoor events going on. After being stopped by the state police while searching for a guard-rail cache, :eek: using caution around schools is a no-brainer.