Actually approach codes can add a lot of new fun to the geocaching experience because by following these 'secret codes' you are following in the footsteps of the cache creator. He may want to lead you through a maze of private properties to a secret public site. Projected Approaches are also fun to workout on your GPS, I know most people rarely use this feature but it can add a new dimention to the game and you will learn new navigational GPS skills.
Projected Approaches will also go a long way to prevent trespassing and environmental damage.
Mike Teague wrote: > > An approach, a description, a route, everything. has ALWAYS been accepted in > geocaching... It just so happens that most people dont wish to tell you how > to get there... A few people have always been into giving a detailed > description, photos, directions, etc... Some have just simply put the > coordinates up, and leave it for the searcher to "figure it out"... > > I always thought that the hunt was the most enjoyable part of the game -- in > particular, using the most modern technology available... Perhaps not! > > Maybe we still need directions and hints and instructions and maps to locate > a particular location on the earth....... I personally dont think so.. > THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE GPS! :) > > I'm with you on the public property thing.. Common sense, indeed.. I wrote > it in the first stashnote.doc whenever last year... > > Mike Teague -- http://home.earthlink.net/~kvuo/ > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jeremy Hurst" > To: > Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:01 PM > Subject: RE: [gpsstash] Approach Codes > > > Hi Matt, > > > > Dave isn't trying to re-invent anything. It's merely an option. If you > want to put an approach code on the cache, feel free to. > > > > If there's an approach code on the cache you're about to hunt but you'd > prefer to work it out for yourself, no worries, go ahead and do this. > > > > The Approach Code idea is for those who like to go for a walk, who may be > somewhat new to geocaching and would like a helping hand. Besides, without > the GPS, you're not sure how far away you are from the cache. > > > > Dave and I are working on perfecting the idea, it has changed already, > details to be released soon. Should be good. > > > > Also, I don't believe that you need to make it clear on each cache that > private property should be respected - this is a golden rule - don't respect > private property and you are potentially damaging the geocaching game. > > > > J > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Matt Stum [mailto:email@example.com] > > Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2001 2:04 AM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: 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... > > > > > > > > The gpsstash page > > http://www.geocaching.com > > The GPS Stash Hunt page. > > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html > > > > GeoCache HQ > > http://www.braveheart.com.au > > GPS Stash Hunt FAQ : > > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > > email@example.com > > > > > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > > > > CONFIDENTIAL: This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be > privileged. 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