From:
Dustin Sallings <dustin+yahoo@spy.net>
Sent: 6/13/2001 2:16:17 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes


Around 11:03 on Jun 13, 2001, Matt Stum said:

Sometimes you can increase the challenge by adding a qualification
such as a direction of approach. Adding a lot of points may make it
easier, or it may provide you with a better hike. Geocaching, to me, is
an excuse to go to a place I haven't been, and see lots of scenery and
other things that aren't in my office. The box at the end is to make the
5 year old I take with me think all the walking was worth it. :)

# Congratulations... you've just re-invented orienteering.
# No GPS required.
#
# Look... if all you want to do is avoid trampling private property,
# make it very clear in your game rules that private property is to
# be respected and you must always ask the owner's permission
# before entering... or find another way around.
#
# For me, most of the fun in finding (and placing) a cache is finding
# the best route, whether due to private property or terrain. My
# "Hilltop" cache is fun because you get a very different experience
# depending on which approach you take... the most direct is very
# steep and exhausting... and then you realize when you get up there
# that there's a much nicer slope on the backside... :-)
#
# Don't ruin the game because people aren't smart enough to stay
# off of private property. It must be made clear that we don't have
# a *right* to trespass just because we're playing a game.
#
# Matt Stum
#
#
#
# Dave Ulmer wrote:
# >
# > OK, here's what I was thinking:
# >
# > Standard Approach codes: N NE E SE S SW W NW regardless of distance.
# >
# > Approach Code Strings: W2kN1kW500S50
# >
# > This string would tell the hunter to approach from the West at 2
# > kilometers, then turn North at 1k, turn West at 500meters, then approach
# > from the South at 50m.
# >
# > Hmmm? did I to that right? Something like that...
# >
# > Anyway you would still need your GPS to indicate the correct distance
# > from the cache.
# >
# > Dave...
#
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