Congrats on your first cache hide. Hiding a cache and reading the logs on line can be just as fun and entertaining as finding caches.
Originally Posted by ltlindian
To me, hiding a cache is as important as finding caches as it is a way of "giving back" to the geocaching community (although to tell the truth I've slacked off lately . . . I've got to find some time and more places to hide a few more). The way I look at it . . . if no one bothered to hide a cache and everyone just wanted to find caches the game would get pretty boring and stale pretty quickly.
Bringing folks to a new place that they might never have seen or teaching them about some history or geology is part of the appeal to me . . . and reading the logs (especially the entertaining ones) can be pretty addictive. On the flip side, I absolutely hate reading logs that indicate the person was simply looking for a cache and not really looking at the place that I brought them to (i.e. #23 of 45 caches of the day" or "TFTC SL TNLN") -- to me this usually shows me that the person either didn't like the place or cache or simply didn't take the time to really look at the place that I brought them. Fortunately, most folks take the time to post more detailed logs and share some of their thoughts -- good or bad.
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