Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
Gray area ,shmay area!!! the way I look at it is, if you don't find the cache it's a DNF. I don't care what the owner says, I didn't sign the log so no find for me. That's the way I play the game.
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Why can't we get a government sponsered tick eradication program?
We log DNFs for caches that we feel we spend a bit of time searching for and come up empty handed on. We don't log dnfs if we do a half hearted search and can't spend the time we would like to do a thorough search. We actually have a public bookmark list of them. We only take caches off the list when we find them or they get archived.
As far as logging a cache we "only touch or see" we log it only of we sign it. But to each their own.
On another note how about logging a cache before it is published?
We were recently in NH and met some new cachers who had actually just hid a cache right in the area where we were. They gave us the coords for it in case we wanted to look for it. Since we were going right by it to look for another cache we decided to look for it. Come to find out it was too close to an existing cache and also contained food items. We did not log it knowing it would need to be moved and hid elsewhere. We emailed the owner and let them know that it was probably not going to get approved because of the closeness to an exisiting cache We also mentioned that the food items should be removed. We probably would have signed the log had it looked like it would have been approved but would not have claimed the FTF on it.
Each cache logging situation is different for everyone and everyone plays the game the way they want to play. The way we cache is our game and others play the game the way they want to play. Someone may not want waste gas going back to an area they had already been to and had seen and touched the cache and couldn't sign it for whatever reason.
What if you are caching in a group with a bunch of different cachers? One person found it and everyone signs it.. should that count?
Another caching question to put out there
We sign as a team so if one of us finds it gets signed. If it is an especially well done hide, if one of us finds it, they will walk away and sit while the other one continues to search.
"Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
Many references on gc.com state that sighing the logbook is part of finding the cache. It's the way the first cache was place, and how it was intended to be. Otherwise, anyone could cheat and log online and say they touched the box and bees scared them away. The cache log is proof you were there, or as good a proof as can be provided in most cases.
There's times when i think if I am 5 feet from the guardrail in my car, that should be enough to warrant a find. If the area is not worth getting out to take a picture, why get out to sign the log?
Of course, I always sign it, ot have Lee sign it.
DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!
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