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 -
-----Original Message----- From: cache ninja [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:45 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
>From: TOLLEY Matthew >Reply-To: email@example.com >To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" >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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