"Mike Teague" <>
Sent: 6/13/2000 11:48:35 PM

Re: [gpsstash] Went lookin' yesterday.........

the problem is, depending on what you consider a "road", some stashes may be
within a 100 feet.. some may be miles away... all depending on how much you
want to punish your vehicle...

If people want to rate em, they can go ahead.. anything included in the
original email or newsgroup post announcing the stash goes up on the
webpage.. a description is probably better than a number system tho..

Mike Teague -
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-----Original Message-----
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Went lookin' yesterday.........

>Something occurred to me when I read Tom's post. I know that we have
>this ground briefly before but here is an idea to hash out. Tom brought up
>good point. How are we to know how hard a stash is to get to? What if you
>want to bring the kids? Or the Wife? Here is my Idea;
>Give each stash a simple numerical value, from one to five. Kind of like
>they classify rivers for rafters. As a local firefighter, we use this
>1 for non-emergency all the way to 5 for state responses. How about this-
>1- Bring the kids. No special equipment or planning necessary. No more than
>100 feet from an easily accessible road or path. Easy to find.
>2- Put on hiking shoes. O.K. to bring the wife. Find a babysitter. plan on
>couple hours. Within 1 mile of a major road. Might have to look a bit to
>find it.
>3- Plan a 1/2 day. May be fairly difficult to find. A day pack is
>recommended. Route not very well defined. Up to 3 miles off of a major
>4- Plan a whole day. Wear sturdy clothing. Plan well ahead. Not for the
>inexperienced. Difficult to find. No specific route. 5 plus miles off a
>5- Technical. Ropes, Ice axes, crampons or other specific equipment may be
>necessary. For experts only. May take a day or more. Contact the Stasher
>more details.
>This list is only a suggestion. Please give input. The definitions are not
>rigid. They are dynamic and flexible. Some degree of subjectivity is
>necessary on the part of the stasher. I just think it's a good idea to let
>people know what they are getting into. Especially if they plan a day or
>travel a great distance to get there only to learn they should have left
>kids at home. (How would you like to live with the fact that you caused the
>hunter great hardship and grief when he had to drive home with 16
>cold, wet, smelly kids?? ;-).
>And for those of us who are more adventurous can stick to the 3-5 rated
>What do you think?
>In a message dated 6/13/00 1:14:10 PM, writes:
><< Went looking for Rob's stash near Dundee, Ill. yesterday. I'm in
>so I thought
>I'd pack up the kids (5 and 2 yrs old) and go on a "treasure hunt." We
>tried the route
>coming in from the South and got to within 3/4 mile (according to the Ol'
>E-Trex) but I
>thought there must be a better way in. Swung around and tried to find a
>in from
>the north, all the while with the kids yelling "go this way, no, go that
>way!". Followed
>the arrow from road to road ("Penny" for your thoughts, Rob or is it Major
>Healy?). Got
>to within .17 miles but the rain started and I didn't want to drag the
>youngens through
>the mud (Mom might get mad). I'll try again on a nicer day.
>I'm not sure how tough this find is going to be but, so far, I was able to
>get pretty close
>while driving with the kids. I like the idea of possibly adding a
>"toughness" factor to the
>stashes (i.e. Walking/Hiking distance from a road). I plan on taking the
>family with me
>whenever I go looking because they seem to enjoy it but I don't think they
>would if they
>had to go hiking 20 miles to find it. I realize what the spirit of the
>is and I don't
>want to change that but it would be nice to know that I have a good chance
>of finding the
>"treasure" and not disappointing the kids. Maybe a quick e-mail to the
>stasher would be
>all I would need to do. Just a thought.......
> >>
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