The hiders met and reviewed the nature of the hides.
The Virtual/non-cache items will score 1 to 3 points each
The caches will score from 4 to 10
The cache scores were determined by evaluating the D/T ratings plus an assessment of how long it will take. For example a 1.5/2.0 cache which requires a one mile trail walk to reach it will be worth more than a similarly rated cache which is near parking.
The goal is to reward folks who take the time to do the more time consuming caches.
Is the scoring perfect? I am sure arguments can be advanced each way, but it is what it is and should be fun to work with.
The winner may not be the folks who found the most items, it will be the folks who earned the most points.
Update, we have 60 hides, over 20 Virtual/non-cache items, close to 30 teams. Great prizes. Should be a fun day.