From:
"Mike Teague" <yngwie@triax.com>
Sent: 6/2/2000 7:48:59 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Difficulty ratings?


I actually think what we've got is fine, probably.. I think for the time
being, im gonna just stick to posting everything the stasher gives me... if
they want to make it hard, they can leave everything out, and just give
coords... (which I will look up in SA7 to find the city/state, at least for
the USA -- that would be it.).. any extra info will also be posted...

I think at this point, most stashers WANT people to go out and find them, so
they are making them easy to find, to get people into the game... if people
wanna make stashes with no hints, they are welcome to do so.. just dont send
me so much info! :)



Mike Teague - http://www.triax.com/yngwie
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-----Original Message-----
From: David J. Ulmer
To: gpsstash@egroups.com
Date: Friday, June 02, 2000 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Difficulty ratings?


>For my 2cents, I think its easier than you think to make finding the cache
>too difficult for the average player. I think at this time we should
>concentrate on making the adventure fun and rewarding rather than just
>difficult. I think two of my caches are too difficult. I made one easier
>today (see notes on Billy Graham's cache) but its still not easy.
>
>I also think but can't prove it, that the pictures and notes on the
Internet
>are good for the Cache Surfer that is too far away for a real visit. From
>notes, pictures, and good mapping software a person on the net can enjoy
the
>planning of a find without actually going there. This is Virtual Cache
>Hunting ! I like it!
>
>Dave...
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mike Teague"
>To:
>Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 3:57 PM
>Subject: [gpsstash] Difficulty ratings?
>
>
>> I remember early on, someone toyed with the idea of a difficulty rating
>> system for the stashes...
>>
>> maybe a number 1-10... the idea seems good in principle, but if the
>stasher
>> is the one to rate, we need objective criteria to rate them by... (dave
>> found two of mine up on Mt St helens to be rather dangerous, but I
didn't,
>> for instance )
>>
>> the number might consider criteria such as elevation, the amount of
hiking
>> involved, and terrain type..
>>
>> but then, what would be harder, a mile hike uphill on a smooth trail, or
>0.1
>> mile thru a swamp, over a lava bed, or off trail thru thick forest/brush?
>> hmm.... i dunno!
>>
>> how about this.. maybe a number indicating the stash's elevation in
>hundreds
>> of feet , and a two letter identifier for type of terrain..
>>
>> for terrain, maybe:
>> tr - trail / road
>> gr - grassland
>> rk - rocks
>> fo - forest
>> ez - within 100 feet of a road
>>
>> ... and so on .. thats all I can think of right now :)
>>
>> so, if the stash has a 31FO tag, and I'm up on a road at 2900 feet within
>a
>> half mile of the stash, I know I've got 200 feet of elevation to hike
>uphill
>> thru forest to get to it...
>>
>> now I'm thinking, places with numerous different approaches might have
>> different terrain.. how could this work? maybe list the most difficult
>> terrain experienced? so if there's a trail, some grass, and then rocks,
>list
>> it as RK ? if so, we need to rate the terrain... how many types of
terrain
>> can there be?
>>
>>
>> I'm just thinking aloud... looking for input.. maybe we dont need a
rating
>> system at all.. it seems like alot of this _could_ be gotten from topo
>maps
>> (elevation at least) if you do alot of pre-planning before your stash
>hunt.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mike Teague - http://www.triax.com/yngwie
>> GPS Stash Hunt Homepage - http://www.triax.com/yngwie/gps.html
>>
>>
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