From:
"Jeremy" <jeremy@geocaching.com>
Sent: 11/20/2000 6:50:36 PM
To:
gpsstash@egroups.com
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Subject:

Mystique -vs- Direct


It's up to the stasher whether or not to be obscure or forthright - at the
same time the cache may require some description in order to find it -
especially if it's in a very obscure location. It's up to the stasher to be
as cryptic as he/she wants to be. We're also constantly defining the sport
and looking for new ways of twisting the rules a bit.

I'm personally the kind of person that'll play Escape from Monkey Island (or
any other adventure game) for a while, get stuck, and look up the hints to
the game (yeah, I know). When you're driving 2-3 hours one way to hide or
seek a cache, as we do a lot here in the Pacific Nortwest, it's nice to have
a printed "hint sheet" in case we can't find the thing.

You're right though - it's getting there that's lots of fun. I try to find
interesting places to hide my stash so you have more than one treasure to
find.

If you want to be obscure to the extreme, try Letterboxing. I haven't seeked
one out yet (not too many here), but some of the clues can be pretty
difficult. Letterboxing.com -

Jeremy

-----Original Message-----
From: cache ninja [mailto:cache_ninja@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:45 PM
To: gpsstash@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Languages


hEY. sorrY :(
juST tryinG to Add more sneakynees/Anonymity/ChcaracTer[S] to the FUn=

readINg "hey this is bob smith and i just went to this park by my house and
put a bucket there with some stuff in it, hint its near a giant rock"

kinDa takes AwaY thE trea^surE hunT feeLing/ExcitemenT a liTTle. itS noT
abouT the TreAsure,obViouslY/ its abouT the ProceSS/experience and the
ulitmate Locat9ion, wonDering abouT who The Heck put ThE thing TheRe and
Whats in it iss juSt as fun to Me. more anonymity i saY = betTEr.

c_ninja

>From: TOLLEY Matthew
>Reply-To: gpsstash@egroups.com
>To: "'gpsstash@egroups.com'"
>Subject: [gpsstash] Languages
>Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:32:18 +1100
>
> > hEad towArd, rIver. therE are 2 entRances,to thE lArge Site,
> > onE is All the Way at end oF N7th.
>
>w0w - h0w 707411y 31337, d00d. Sheesh.
>
>Is the 'You've found it...intentionally or not' letter available in any
>other languages? I could Babelfish it, but from experience it'd end up
>something like: 'Welcome good time you my hidden marijuana! He is part of
>secret cult World Kama Sutra Machine (GPS) playing! You know he is the
>real
>mongoose!'.
>
>Cheers
>...Matt...
>

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