Matt Stum <>
Sent: 6/13/2001 11:03:56 AM

Re: [gpsstash] Approach Codes

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...